A lot of factors can bring your makeup game down. But what makes it worst is when your skin does not look or feel its best. For your makeup to look drop-dead gorgeous, your skin needs to be flawless. Apart from acne and uneven skin tone, the biggest concern for most of us is covering dark circles.

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest and extremely delicate. The most common causes of dark circles are prolonged sun exposure, rigorous rubbing and scratching of the delicate skin around the eyes, improper sleep, stress and even iron deficiency. However, thanks to the blessed product called concealer, you can hide dark circles and make your eyes look fresh instantly.

Here’s how you can make the most of your concealer and do away with them dark circles...

Foundation first, concealer next
 

Foundation first, concealer next

If you apply concealer first, you will tend to go a little extra with it and this can give your face a cakey finish. It is, therefore, ideal to first apply foundation and then put on your concealer. Always ensure to use concealer only on problem areas.

Draw a triangle under your eye
 

Draw a triangle under your eye

The correct way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek. This shape will help conceal dark circles and at the same time create the illusion that your face is lifted.

Use concealer where there is discoloration
 

Use concealer where there is discoloration

Did you know? If you apply concealer all over your under-eye area, it can only accentuate your dark circles instead of covering them. It is, therefore, ideal to put concealer only where there is discoloration and you’ll be surprised to see the magic it does in making your eyes look fresh.

Choose your concealer’s colour smartly
 

Choose your concealer’s colour smartly

Always pick concealers that have an undertone that is the opposite colour of the discoloration. Doing so will ensure that there is no grey cast under your eye which can make you look older.

Hide puffiness with a darker concealer
 

Hide puffiness with a darker concealer

The best way to hide puffiness around your eyes is to pick a darker shade of concealer. A darker colour will pull the puffiness back, thereby making it look even with the rest of your skin.

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