Whether you are pulling too many late-nighters or its genetic, under eye dark circles can really make your face look dull and tired. Whatever the cause, dark circles and pigmentation make it difficult for your skin base and makeup to look even. If your concealer has also given up on hiding those dark pockets underneath your eyes we have a product that will do the trick – highlighter!

Using highlighter is a clever little trick makeup artists use to make your under eye area luminous and appear brighter. Here is the lowdown.

Can a highlighter really hide dark circles?
 

Can a highlighter really hide dark circles?

Highlighter, as the name suggests, is designed to accentuate the high points of your face where the light catches naturally. But the illuminating effect that a highlighter has, makes it an excellent product to deal with dark circles. The fine, shimmery powder adds brightness and when used on the under eye area it helps illuminate dark or sunken bags and brings them 'forward'.

How to apply highlighter under the eyes?
 

How to apply highlighter under the eyes?

While highlighter can help bring brightness to the under eye area, be careful about the formula you’re using. Avoid anything glittery or shimmery, and instead opt for one which has a peach, yellow or lavender undertone. If you want to achieve a natural looking brightness, start applying the highlighter at the top of your cheekbones bringing it inwards underneath your eyes to cover the dark areas.

What type of highlighter should you use?
 

What type of highlighter should you use?

Take the texture of your highlighter into consideration before you try this trick. When it comes to beauty, your skin type plays a major role, therefore if you have oily skin go for a powder highlighter that isn’t too glittery. On the other hand if you fall under the dry skin category, use a liquid or cream highlighter to keep your skin hydrated as well as cover up those dark circles.

Try this trick and let us know how it worked for you!

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