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3 Steps To Conceal Dark Undereye Circles
If you feel like your under eye circles are a never ending battle, try this three-pronged approach to achieve beautiful, bright eyes every day.
Gently pat on eye cream
The skin beneath your eyes is the thinnest skin on your entire body. This means that blood vessels can peep through and seemingly cast a dark shadow under your eyes, even when you’re not tired or run down. Frustrating, right? The first course of action is to use an eye cream that plumps and strengthens your skin, making it more opaque, and hence less see-through. Clinique All About Eyes Rich contains sodium hyaluronate and barrier-strengthening lipids to plump, hydrate, and strengthen thin skin, plus a botanical complex that lessens puffiness and darkness and optical diffusers that scatter light to brighten the area. Use your fingertips to lightly tap it along your orbital bone, from outer to inner corners.
It takes two to make things go right—and that includes concealing undereye circles. First, dab a creamy concealer just under the inner corner of your eye (which is typically the darkest area), then use the pads of your fingers to press and blend the concealer into your skin in a rolling motion. Next, lightly dust translucent powder over the concealer to help it stay put all day long. An amazingly effective combo is Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer and Blended Face Powder in Invisible Blend.
Distract, distract, distract
Well-planned eye makeup will draw people’s eyes upward, away from the circles under your eyes. Strong, bold brows, eyeliner along the upper lash line, shimmery shadow, and major lashes on top lashes can only detract focus away from your circles. Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse, Clinique Skinny Stick, and High Impact Mascara will all work in your favour.
Conceal Dark Undereye Circles
Game Changer: The Puppy Eyeliner Look
Inspired by Korean beauty trends, The Puppy Eyeliner look is undeniably charming. This technique accentuates the natural roundness of your eyes, making them look bigger and brighter. Clinique Colour Pro Saem Mool Jung shows us how.
Starting at the inner corner of your eye, apply black eyeliner, like Clinique Skinny Stick, along your upper lashes, extending the line down slightly past the outer corner. It’s essentially a straight extension of your lash line.
Retrace only the outer half of the lash line to make it look thicker, creating a 3D “puppy eyes” look.
Retrace the entire line again, this time using liquid liner (try the Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen) to create a rich, ultra black and graphic shape. Be sure to finish with a downward flick.
Apply a few coats of Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara to make eyes appear even bigger.
The Puppy Eyeliner Look
Game Changer: Fast Track The Ombré Lip
Clinique Colour Pro Saem Mool Jung shows us how to get this artfully dramatic look in a flash. Use this ombré technique with your favourite pinks, reds and nudes for fuller, subtly contoured and ready to wow lips.
Trace your natural lip line with rich, dark lip liner, like Quickliner for Lips Intense in Intense Cranberry.
Fill in your entire lip area using the same lip liner. This creates a base for the next layers of colour.
Step 3Apply a lipstick that is just a shade or two lighter than the lip liner you used. Use a brush to blend it into the lip liner base. Saem Mool used Clinique Pop Colour + Primer in Cherry Pop.
Use a lip brush to blend a different, slightly lighter shade of lipstick only into to the middle of both upper and lower lips to complete the multi-dimensional ombré look. Seam Mool chose Clinique Pop Colour + Primer in Poppy Pop.