Don’t have time to head to the salon or try out homemade beauty treatments to conceal your under-eye bags? Then a quick makeup fix can be your savior! And if you want to learn the right way of concealing the under-eye bags and circles like a professional, you’re in the right place. Read on for an expert step-by-step guide for proper under-eye makeup.
Step 1: Prep the Skin
Go for moisturizing eye creams instead of the literal makeup foundation, as it can make your under-eye appear cakey. Put a drop on a fingertip and dab it lightly along the under-eye area. This will plump the delicate skin and cover the visible veins underneath. Use a refrigerated cold roller or under-eye gels to de-puff your eyes.
Step 2: Color-Correct the Dark Circles
Use the color corrector for priming the eyes to make the concealer more effective on dark circles. A shade of a sunny color like yellow, orange, or peach can essentially neutralize the hyper-pigmented bluish dark circles when applied tactfully on the darker eye areas.
Step 3: Contour the Under-Eye Bags
Yes, you can contour your under-eyes with the help of a thicker or stiffer balm concealer. The trick here is to choose one 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it only to the bottom of your under-eye bags. This technique creates the illusion of lifting the surrounding skin, receding any ballooned creases.
Step 4: Go for a Creamy Liquid Concealer
Skip this step if your eyes are bagless. Use a creamier liquid concealer closer to your original skin tone as the skin’s warmth softens the formula easily, making it smoother. Wait for 10 seconds after applying to make the formula stick to your skin, then tap and blend using the ring finger.
Step 5 (Optional): Apply Powder to Set
A light dusting of a translucent powder gives the final touch in concealing the creasing texture of under-eye bags. To prevent streaking, use a sponge or a brush to stamp the powder into the skin, making a smoother final appearance.