Hi Darlings, in today’s post I’m going to share with you my tips and tricks on How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles.
I’ve always been a night owl so when I started working a day job last month I’ve started dealing with panda style dark circles.
I know what you are thinking “go to sleep earlier”, I’d love to. But that’s not how my brain works, even if I’m tired my brain is more active late at night, the same way, no matter how much I sleep, I’m tired until midday.
Anyway, I have to resort to skincare and makeup to look as awake as possible.
How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles
CAFFEINE HAS DRAINING AND ENERGIZING PROPERTIES SO IT WORKS AMAZINGLY TO FIGHT BAGS, DARK CIRCLES AND SIGNS OF AGING. COMBINED WITH OTHER ELEMENTS IT CAN HAVE A BRIGHTENING EFFECT AS WELL. EGCG IS GREEN TEA EXTRACT AND IT’S AN INCREDIBLE ANTIOXIDANT.
I’ve talked about the The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG multiple times because it’s one of my must from the brand. This doesn’t replace my eye cream but in the morning, when I’m super puffy and my dark circles are popping, I use a drop for both eyes, rubbing it gently under the eyes.
It brightens and depuffs the area beautifully especially combined with my rose quartz face roller which helps draining excess fluid.
Pro tip: keep it in the fridge to maximize its effect.
After this, I use eye cream to hydrate the area and to prevent the concealer from creasing. Some of my favourites are:
- Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
- belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
- SEPHORA COLLECTION Brightening Eye Cream – Hydrate & Depuff
I’ve never used a colour corrector in my life but with the dark circles taking over my face I had to. I’m curretly OBSESSED with the Essence High Beauty Brightening Concealer in 02 Peach Beige.
The formula is very thin but it instantly corrects the purple hue of my dark circle, it doesn’t make my concealer crease and lasts all day, plus, it’s very affordable.
What is a corrector? And do I really need it?
Here is your little makeup lesson for today, a corrector for dark circles is usually a thinner concealer with a peach/orange tone that can be use BEFORE a concealer to CORRECT the tone of the dark circles when concealer isn’t enough.
If you look at the colour wheel you’ll see that the opposite colour to purple/blue (usually the tone of dark circles) is orange which means that using something with that tone on top of purple will help to neutralize that colour.
Do you need it? If you have REALLY dark circles, yes. The reason is simple. Using a normal concealer on a very dark dark circles will make it look grey which will make you look ill.
Your next step is concealer. You have to use a concealer on top of the corrector otherwise you’ll see the orange tone so you have to even out your skin tone.
For the concealer I’m going to remind you to a recent post where I share the Best Concealers for Dark Circles and Acne. Here you can learn more about my 5 favourite concealers, but the one I’m using at the moment is the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer in 1,5N.
After all this work you need to set it. I use two powders because I’m excessive like that but you can use just one.
I start with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder to bake* because that’s the only way my concealer will last.
*Baking: (in case you don’t know what baking is): you put a lot of powder on top your concealer, let it sit (or bake) for 1 to 5 minutes and then sweep the excess.
Then I use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder since my under eye is so dry and baking dries it even more, I use this powder (which is slightly luminous) to give a more hydrate look.
Here’s a before and after (unfiltered):
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