f there’s one thing you gotta know, it’s that dark circles and blemishes are totally okay and normal. So much so, your fav B-town beauties may also have ‘em! To say, they can happen to anyone and can be a college going girl or an old gran’, we’re all exposed to the curse of dark circles and pimpled-left spots. However, don’t lose heart, because we’ve got just the solutions for you! First things first, ensure you’re wiping off all the layers of percolated under eye kohl - to ensure your dark circles aren't makeup stamp (we’ve all been there) and second, you should focus on getting eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night - that rule #1. And for the blemish marks, all you have to do is use the right medication - consult a dermat for that long-term fading benefit, whereas for prompt results, you can fall back on us!
So, without much wait, we’re here to show you how to remove dark circles and blemishes with ease. Hold tight, as all the best secrets are tucked below!
Tips on How to Conceal Dark Circles and Blemishes like a Pro
Ladies, here’s how to remove dark circles like a pro…brighter eyes are just a few steps away!
Tip #1: Ice your eyes
Ice, ice baby! Not just a catchy tune, this is literally what you need to do before you get into the process of concealing your dark circles. So, before you use a concealer, place an ice-pack on your under-eye area. While, this is sure to be chilly the way it shocks your undereyes is a no-brainer puffiness reducer. This treatment constricts the blood vessels and drains the pooled fluid in the area.
If you don’t have an ice pack in your reach, you can dunk a teaspoon in a bowl of ice water, or leave it to chill in the freezer for a bit (hacks, we tell you.) If you have frozen the spoons, run them under water before placing them against your eyes. And just like that all that liquid hiding in your under eye region will magically settle and you’re just getting into the meat of - how to remove dark circles.
Tip #2: Correct the colour
Ever seen those colourful wheels; green, orange and purple at a makeup store and wondered, what’s that?! Well, just know you’re not the only one, newbies. Literally made to tone down darkness, redness or pale spots, these saviours know what they’re doing. So much so, colour correctors are a godsend for concealing pesky dark circles and blemishes. A colour corrector follows the principle of the colour wheel, wherein colours that are opposite to each other on the colour wheel cancel each other out. Which is exactly why, the orange corrector tackles under-eye darkness by counteracting the tinge of purple effortlessly. So, to remove your dark circles and get rid of your blemishes, dab a generous amount of orange pigment on your undereyes region and green on those red spots -- and blend, blend and blend until all is taken in by your skin. Once done you’ll have a layer of orange and green goodness ready for your dark circles and spots - prepped for the kiss of foundation!
Tip #3: Set the base
So once the dark blanket has been covered with orange and the blemishes are coated with green, you know it’s time to reach for a foundation - that’s where the real power lies. We suggest not going for something cakey (you don’t want loaded under eyes or patchy spots) and not even opting for a barely coverage for - orelse, the darkness will eventually make its way out. So, the best buy in such cases is medium-to-full coverage foundation to give your skin an even-toned look. Use a damp beauty sponge to blend the foundation for a seamless finish. Wondering which foundation to get your hands on? Well, we suggest nothing but the Lakmé Absolute 3D Cover Foundation, this is a buildable foundation that gives a medium to high coverage and leads to nothing but flawless look. So, cut to the chase and makeup your way towards how to remove dark circles and blemishes.
Tip #4: Seal it up
Concealer works like a magic wand to conceal your problem areas and it truly is magical! Once you’re done with the foundation fandom, go in over with full coverage concealer (full coverage for the ladies with the back) and nothing does the trick better than the Lakmé Absolute Mattereal Mousse Concealer. Giving all your problem spots that touch of extra coverage, this concealer is like the IRL airbrush you never knew you needed to remove your dark circles and blemishes.
However to get the best results, use a shade that’s similar to your skin tone and don’t forget to highlight the under-eye area to give your face a lifted look. Also, to remove your dark circles and blemishes, you can opt for a concealer that’s 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Make sure you pick the right undertone so you don’t end up with an ashy look.
Tip #5: Lock It In
It’s time to unleash the powder power and get the T-factor working, that’s translucent powder and more specifically, the one and only - Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Finishing. The best in the business this powder goes the extra mile when it comes to setting your base in place and preventing it from budging all day long. Infused with aloe and green tea extracts, this powder makes your skin appear smooth, creates a flawless matte base that screams perfection and of course, works as a solution to how to remove dark circles and blemishes!
FAQs about How to Conceal Dark Circles and Blemishes like a Pro
Well, a bright future awaits you -- now that we’re shedding light on how to remove dark circles and blemishes.
Q1 What’s a product other than translucent powder I can use to ensure my base is set?
Well, while the options are fleeting we suggest nothing but a good primer. First on our list is the Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer. Get your hands on this and well, you’ll def have a smoother base and hence, long lasting makeup!
Q2 Does setting spray really help when it comes to locking the makeup?
Yes, setting sprays absolutely make a difference in the wear of your makeup for it evidently prolongs the life of your makeup.