Under eye circles are the worst, they are literally a living nightmare. Anyone that has a tad bit of a bag under their eyes would agree with me. I’ve been having these forever, and at first I thought its probably because I don’t sleep enough or I haven’t been drinking enough water and even though I got more hours of sleep and kept hydrated, the bags still remained. After closely examining the people in my family I realized that its a gene and there ain’t nothing you can do about it except use a really good eye cream, get lots of sleep and be hydrated. I also noticed that it wasn’t just my family and I, but a lot of people with olive skin had the same issue.
I realized that the solution to this little issue was makeup. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t cover it up, but I prefer it just not to be there. For years I’ve tried different techniques and products to cover it up but it didn’t give me the full coverage I needed, eventually from a couple of years of experimenting I found ways to give me the full coverage I needed. Its quite a bit of steps and at first could be time consuming but the results are so worth it!
These are the products I used to get amazing coverage.
This is how I look without any makeup on, as you can see the circles under my eyes are horrible.
First I applied an eye cream, left it for a few minutes to set and then I applied the Rimmel Primer as shown in the picture right above.
I seen a video where a YouTuber used red lipstick under her eyes and she had a flawless finish. I thought, Wow! I need to try this! and I did and I didn’t get the same results. I then through that out of the window and then a few months back I came across this amazing technique called color correcting and in color correcting you mostly use orange to cover up the dark circles, I tried that too and it turned out a tad bit orange under my eye. After a lot of unsuccessful techniques I went back to the red lipstick technique but this time I tried a shade darker and this was it! I realized that for it to work properly you had to look carefully at your complexion, so the darker your skin tone is the darker the shade of red should be, however if you have lighter skin you should opt for an orangish/peachy lipstick or corrector.
I then applied the Rimmel Signature Red lipstick under my eye, I used my fingers to apply it and I slowly build up on the product till it was fully covered. I look ridiculous! but just wait till to see the end results!
After applying the red on my under eye, I color corrected the rest of my face and then you apply foundation (I didn’t use foundation in this post, instead I used BB cream as I didn’t want full coverage). After applying foundation I used a brush to blend and then my beauty blender to get a flawless face.
Once my face was blended, I applied concealer, the Mac Conceal and Correct, under my eyes in a v shape (here you draw a v under your eyes with the concealer) and then blend with the Beauty Blender. After doing that, I take a tissue and gently dab it around my eyes, not rub BUT dab! This prevents your under eye from creasing which results into you looking gorgeous for the whole day and night.
Once I’m done with that I used my damp Beauty Blender and dipped it into the Max Factor Translucent Powder and inserted it around my eyes. I then left it to bake and did my eyebrows while it was baking.
After that I blended the powder and applied the Maybelline Pressed Powder. I then completed the rest of my face and as you can see the results are amazing!