Under Eye Concealer: The Secret To Bright And Beautiful Eyes

Written by Sania DhirwaniSep 27, 2023
Under Eye Concealer: The Secret to Bright and Beautiful Eyes

Whether it is genetics or a binge Netflix session, the presence of dark circles under the eyes can often feel like an unwelcome visitor. These pesky, seemingly unavoidable under-eye shadows are a common concern for individuals of all ages and walks of life. But one magic makeup tool that can instantly cover those dark circles and brighten those under eyes is using an under eye concealer. Concealer for dark circles under eyes is a magic wand that allows you to erase the telltale signs of fatigue and stress with a few strokes. In this article, we will talk about the best under eye concealer, understanding the causes of dark circles, how to use concealer to its maximum potential to cover those dark circles.      

Under Eye Concealer: The Secret to Bright and Beautiful Eyes 

Concealers posses a unique ability to camouflage, correct and brighten the under eyes to create a flawless canvas. Concealers are formulated to provide a smooth, even texture to the skin. This helps to create a more uniform surface under the eyes, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which can be accentuated by dark circles. They also offer a quick and easy solution for masking dark circles when you don’t have time for a full makeup routine. They can provide an immediate improvement in your overall look with minimal effort. Let’s talk about how to use the best under eye concealer for Indian skin, how to choose concealer shade for under eyes and how to prep the under-eye area for concealer application. 

Understanding Under Eye Concerns 

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Common under eye concerns are dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and dryness. The skin under the eyes is prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles as it is thinner and more delicate. These lines can be caused by age, sun damage or dehydration. The under-eye area may also become dry, flaky or dehydrated, leading to dull appearance. This can be due to environmental factors or improper skin care.  

Concealers are your best friend when it comes to hiding dark circles. They contain pigments that can neutralise the discolouration and make the under-eye area appear brighter and more even-toned. Choose Lakme 9To5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer that hides imperfections while giving the blurring benefits of a primer. The concealer comes with a built-in primer that reduces pores and blurs dark spots for a smooth and matte finish.  

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Concealers also create an illusion of reduced puffiness by brightening and highlighting the under-eye area. By choosing a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone, you can draw attention away from puffiness and create a more lifted appearance. For an airbrushed makeup look, try the new Lakme Absolute Airbrush Concealer. This airbrush concealer erases stubborn dark circles, remove signs of exhaustion and enhances overall complexion.  

Importance of Shade Matching 

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The choice of concealer shade can profoundly impact the overall outcome of your makeup application. The primary purpose of concealer is to conceal imperfections on your skin. If you choose a concealer shade that is too light or too dark than your skin tone, it can draw attention to the areas you’re trying to hide. The right shade should blend seamlessly into your natural skin tone, making imperfections less noticeable. 

Always test concealer shades in natural light to ensure an accurate match. Apply a small amount of concealer to your jawline or inner wrist and step outside to assess the match. Concealers can sometimes oxidise or change in colour after application. Check your concealer’s shade in different lighting throughout the day to ensure it maintains its match with your skin. 

Different Undertones 

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Skin undertones (warm, cool or neutral) play a significant role in determining the right concealer shade. Knowing your undertone will guide you in selecting a concealer shade that harmonises with your skin. Warm undertones typically pair well with yellow or peach-toned concealers, while cool undertones work best with pink or salmon-toned concealers. Neutral undertones can usually use a wider range of shades.  

In some cases, you may want to use a colour-correcting concealer to address specific colour concerns, such as counteracting redness or bluish undertones in dark circles. Peach concealers are excellent for neutralising bluish or purple undertones, making them ideal for covering dark circles. Green concealer is used to neutralise redness on the skin. It is ideal to use on covering blemishes or acne scars. Orange concealers are typically used to counteract dark spots or hyperpigmentation on deeper skin tones. 

Prepping the Under Eye Area 

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The under-eye area is delicate and prone to dryness and fine lines, so proper preparation helps create a smooth canvas for concealer application.  

1) Cleanse and Moisturise: Start with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil or residual makeup from the under-eye area. Follow up with a hydrating eye cream to moisturise the skin. 

2) Apply an Eye Primer: Apply a small amount of eye primer as this helps create a smooth base, prevents concealer from creasing and enhances its longevity. 

3) Select the Right Concealer Shade: Choose a concealer shade that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter if you want to brighten the under-eye area. 

4) Blend the Concealer: Apply a small amount of concealer starting from the inner corner of the eye and gently pat or blend it outward. You can blend the concealer using a makeup sponge, concealer brush or your fingertip.  

5) Set the Concealer: To prevent creasing and help the concealer stay in place, lightly set it with a translucent setting powder. Be cautious to not use too much powder, as it can accentuate fine lines. 

FAQs about Under Eye Concealer 

Q1. Can under eye concealer be used for highlighting other areas of the face? 

A. Yes, under eye concealer can be used to highlight other areas like the brow bone, the bridge of the nose or the tops of the cheekbones. Lighter shades create a brightening effect.  

Q2. How to choose between liquid, cream or stick concealers for the under-eye area? 

A. The choice depends on your preference and skin type. Liquid concealers tend to be lightweight and blends easily. Cream concealers offer more coverage and hydration. Stick concealers can be convenient for on-the-go touch ups. 

Q3. Can you wear concealer without foundation? 

A. Yes, you can wear concealer without foundation. It’s a common practice to spot-conceal specific areas if you don’t want to apply a full face of makeup.  

Concealers for dark circles are a beauty essential that offers a transformative solution to one of our most common under-eye concerns. So, whether you’re a makeup enthusiast or just looking for a quick solution to tired-looking eyes, remember that the right concealer can truly work wonders.  

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