Friday, November 6, 2015

Correct & Conceal Your Dark Circles/Eye Bags for $4!

You don't have to have proof of last night's festivities written all over your undereye nor do you have to sacrifice an arm and a leg to the makeup gods to cover up those dark secrets any longer. If you've been with me since the beginning, you might recall my original dark circle cover up tutorial, however, since then, I've found products that do the same job at a fraction of the cost. The star of the show today is the LA Girl HD Pro Conceal Concealer, which can be found at beauty supply stores and online, ranging in price from $1.99 to $5.00. In the demo below, you'll notice that I use two different shades, a peachy bisque shade to correct and a lighter shade to highlight. If you're into a more natural undereye, you can certainly substitute the second shade for one closer to your skin tone. Either way, this method can save you quite a few bucks (so you can continue your late-night shenanigans--you're welcome).


1 Start off with a fresh, clean, moisturized face. Before the demo, I accidently already applied my eyelid primer, but you get the point. I suffer with dark circles that are exentuated by a natural dent created by my orbital bone, as well as puffy undereyes due to my eye shape.

2 Prep your undereyes with your undereye cream of choice and let it sit and absorb into the skin for a few minutes. During this time, I like to prime my skin and apply my foundation. You'll notice that I do this step after I do my eye makeup and that's simply because I like to clean my under eye of fall-out, especially when I'm wearing bright eyeshadows like I am today. Currently, I'm trying out the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Eye Lifting Serum.

3 After my foundation is applied, I go in with my corrector first. What has made a noticeable difference for me is matching the shade, or the deepness, of my dark circles with the shade of the corrector. By doing this, you are essentially cancelling out the dark circle and starting with a "fresh canvas". My corrector of choice is the LA Girl HD Pro Conceal in Medium Bisque.

4 I blend out the corrector thoroughly with my dampened beauty blender.

5 This step might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I looove highlighting my face. It makes me look more awake and fresh-faced and makes a world of a difference when the whole look is completed. For this step I apply the LA Girl HD Pro Conceal in Porcelain in a triangular formation. If you have a rounder face shape like I do, then don't make this triangle too wide.

6 I also blend out the highlight with my dampened beauty blender.

7 You're not finished just yet. Now you need to set your master piece. Personally, I like to use the baking method. I know, I know, you probably think this is some annoying fad or something and you're tired of hearing about it, but with the right loose powder, it proves effective. I, once again, use my dampened beauty blender to pick up some of the No 7 Translucent Perfect Light Loose Powder and pack a relatively thick layer beneath my eyes. I concentrate most of the product on my cheeks and use the least amount possible directly underneath my eyes. I don't want my undereye to look dry and cakey; I just want to set the concealer there, so that it won't crease. The powder serves a different purpose on my cheeks, though, and that is to prolong the wear of my makeup and control any future oil slicks that occur on this here face of mine.

8 I keep the powder on until I finish completing the rest of my face makeup. Then I gently brush it off with a large fluffy brush. The end result should be a mattified, bright undereye with absolutely no hint of last night's escapades.


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