I can’t believe that I went so long without regularly concealing and correcting my undereye area. I mean… what was I thinking?! Concealing the undereye area is something that really helps to brighten our face to give a youthful and awake glow but I had always kind of resisted it because I couldn’t find a product that worked well without leaving me looking like a thick and cakey mess. Now that I’ve found the Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Concealer, though, I’m undereye concealing/correcting obsessed! Today I’m sharing with you a quick and easy tutorial on how to use undereye concealer and cover dark circles because it makes a world of difference and it really is so easy!
First what you want to do is get your products together. I like to reach for a corrector over a typical concealer because not only does it cover my circles but it also color corrects the area so it looks natural and seamless. Dark circles are typically blue/purple so reach for a salmon or peach based concealer to cancel out the darkness. Don’t worry if it doesn’t match your skin tone exactly! It’s meant to color correct so it’s okay if it looks a little crazy. If you don’t have dark circles but just want to even out your undereye area and brighten it up (like in the pictures above) you can absolutely still reach for a corrector and get amazing results.
I have been LOVING the new Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector from Tarte because it has the perfect peachy undertone and is exceptionally creamy. I’ve had trouble in the past with my undereye area getting really cakey looking when I use the wrong corrector/concealer so I am REALLY happy to report that the Tarte CC Undereye Corrector doesn’t dry out on me at all. It’s perfect! It also comes in a few different shades so you can find one suited for your skin tone. I personally use the shade light/medium and that works out well for me. It also doesn’t crease at all!
But anyway – the trick to concealing your undereye area is this: put your corrector on the darkest area and on the inner corner of your eyes and blend it in WELL. The idea here is to not only color correct the area but also visually take away any bags or swelling you have. By placing a lighter shade on any darker areas (dark circles or shadow from puffiness) you are essentially tricking the eye to not see that shadow. Eliminate the darkness and it doesn’t exist! Easy as that.
I recommend that you color correct first before foundation because the foundation will help to cover the peach tones from the CC Undereye Corrector and blend everything in. The corrector already blends seamlessly on its own but the foundation on top really just seals the deal and makes everything seamless and flawless.
That’s it! Isolate the darkness, correct it with a color correcting concealer, and top with foundation. You’re done! Who knew concealing under eye circles was so easy? And even if you don’t have undereye circles you can still use this technique/placement to brighten your undereye area to help you look awake and alert. Who doesn’t love that?
Do you use an undereye concealer? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂