Cover Dark circles with makeup: Tutorial
Few days ago, I reviewed Nyx Orange Full cover concealer/corrector and there I promised that I will be doing a post on how to cover the dark circles with makeup. Orange concealers or correctors are used when the dark circles are bluish or purplish toned as orange can neutralize the purple/blue hues thus creating a suitable base for the normal beige concealers or your concealers than are 2-3 shades lighter then your skin tone.
In the color wheel, orange is kind of opposite to blue and purple which is why it can effectively neutralize them. You can see the color wheel chart. By the way, I made this colorwheel chart in my First semester of Fashion Designing, still thinking what was the need of this.:P
Anyways, I made this photo tutorial to make you understand how to go about covering your dark circles with makeup like correctors. Here, if you can see, I don't have dark circles just the regular shadows, therefore, the before and after pictures may not look like as if there have been drastic changes but this is just to let you know how to do the same, if you’re struggling with heavy darkness under the eyes.
Before starting the tutorial steps, do make sure that at least twice a week you rub potato slices under the eyes, trust me it works great and darkness starts getting lighter gradually!
Coming back to the tutorial. Here are the steps:
Step 0: Yes, I labeled it as zero since I have not done anything here. It’s just the bare eye shot with brow filled in of course!
Step 2: I dab in my concealer brush in the NYX orange concealer and applied it under the eyes.
Step 3: I also applied some of it on my lids as I have pigmentation near the inner part of the eyelids.
Step 4: In this step, I blended the orange concealer with my ring finger. Fingers would work the best while blending out concealers or eye shadow base on the eyelids.
Step 5: Now taking my regular concealer that is 2 - 3 shades lighter than my skin tone, which is Colorbar Full cover concealer in sand beige, I applied it again on the eyelids and under the eyes.
Step 6: I set the concealer with some loose powder and I am done.
When you set the concealer with powder it doesn’t crease a lot and stays in place for a lot longer.
You can notice the green vein near my eye have been covered decently and if you see picture 1st and 4th just the orange concealer has done a pretty good job by eliminating the darkness and from there on instead of a concealer, I could have straight away applied my foundation.
Orange would work for medium to dark skin tones and for very fair skin you can use light orange or peachy concealers or correctors.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful.
Have a great Day!