How To Erase Dark Circles

We all have them, and we all hate them. The dreaded dark circles. Whether they're genetic, like mine, or they're due to lack of sleep, most people deal with these pesky dark circles. And most of you have probably noticed that when you put concealer directly over the circles they don't seem to completely cover and they tend to turn ashy and grey. 

That's because we need to correct the color of the circle to properly cover them. Since concealer is just covering it up and not correcting the color, some of that color peeks through and gives you that ashy grey look. So how do I cover my dark circles? Follow along below for the step by step guide on how to erase your dark circles. 

Before: 

Here is what my dark circles look like before anything is applied to them. 

before.jpg

Step 1: 

Apply a corrector to your dark circles. My personal favorite is the Kett Fixx Creme Correctors. They have them in a variety of intensities to match your skin tone as well as the intensity of the discoloration under your eye. As a general rule, you should match the level of your skin (how light or dark it is) unless you have extreme discoloration. You may then need to go with a corrector darker than your skin tone to properly cancel out the discoloration under your eyes. 

Step 2: 

Blend the edges of the corrector so there are no harsh lines. 

Step 3: 

Apply a concealer over top of the corrector to neutralize the slight yellow/orange cast that the corrector gives. I personally use the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer. Blend out any edges of this. 

Step 4:

Set the concealer with powder. You can use a translucent powder or a colored powder that matches your skin tone. 

So there you go! Those are my everyday steps to erase my dark circles. Feel free to comment if you have any questions or comments!