Make-up Tip: How to Get Rid of Those Dark Circles Pronto


A step-by-step guide to teach you how to get rid of the unflattering dark circles under your eyes.

Dark circles don’t happen at the outer edge of your eyes, so don’t apply concealer there; it will just settle into smile lines.

1-Why, oh why? When it comes to dark circles, genes play a role but so do factors such as poor eating habits, lack of sleep, dehydration, ageing and sun exposure. Sleep on a good pillow that supports your head to aid drainage, include lots of antioxidants in your diet and drink sufficient water.

2-On your marks Apply an eye-care product specifically for puffiness or dark circles, with ingredients such as kojic acid, liquorice, retinol, vitamin C and vitamin K. (these help to increase skin’s thickness, drain the fine capillary network around eyes and even out pigmentation.) Leave for a minute.

Steps 1 & 2

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3-Get set Although foundation offers less coverage than the average concealer, it might be all you need if your dark circles are moderate, so apply foundation before you conceal. if you need more coverage, pat rather than wipe it on.

4-Take cover Concealer should be only a shade or two lighter than foundation and should have a warm (yellow, peach, apricot) rather than cool undertone. With a flat brush, apply under inner corners of eyes and along sides of the nose. to blend, pat and press with fingertip.

Steps 3 & 4

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5…then smile and wave Powder lightly under eyes immediately after application so it doesn’t settle into lines. avoid blue, green or purple eye make-up – rather choose warm naturals, golds and peaches. Curl lashes and apply ample mascara, only on the top lid. draw attention to lips with bright lippy and a smile!

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