How to Hide Under-Eye Dark Circles With Makeup in 3 Simple Steps

Tanya Cheban
by Tanya Cheban
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30 Minutes

Dark circles happen to almost everyone. The magnitude of the circles differs from person to person. But, when applying makeup, the first thing people ask me is how to hide under-eye dark circles with makeup.

That’s why I’ve decided to do this tutorial for you to discover my tried and tested hacks to hide those pesky circles seamlessly.

Tools and materials:

  • Corrector 
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Blending brushes
  • Sponge
  • Contour powder
How to conceal dark circles under eyes

1. Apply a corrector

Choosing the best color is key to getting the full benefit of under-eye correctors.

What color concealer for dark circles?

For those wondering what color concealer for dark circles is best, I suggest getting either a pink, peach, or salmon shade. I’m using a light salmon pinkish shade with a pearlescent finish. 

Dabbing corrector under the eyes

Simply dab a little product right under your eye with your finger. Tap lightly and carefully; the skin under your eyes is super delicate.

Comparison of under eye circles

The area underneath my left eye is pretty bright and luminous, while the right eye without the corrector looks pretty dark. 

Before and after using corrector

Tip: Don’t use too much product as it tends to crease. 

Applying concealer under the eyes

2. Apply concealer

Now, I’m using my favorite everyday concealer. It’s pretty lightweight and blends really well.

If you want more coverage, then using a slightly heavier base concealer will work, but be careful of using too much product as it can get blotchy. 

Applying concealer elsewhere on the face

Remember this rule: the center of your face should be the brightest and the perimeter of your face should be the darkest.

So, add a few strokes to your chin, middle of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose, and cupid's bow. 

Blending the concealer with a beauty blender

Next, take your beauty blender and lightly tap the areas with the concealer. This will blend the concealer beautifully and naturally. 

Setting under-eye makeup with powder

3. Set with powder

To set the under-eye area, add a little powder and dab it in with your beauty blender. 

Brushing away excess powder

Next, take a powder brush and flick away the excess powder. You don’t need to wait that long for the powder to set; it should work its magic as soon as you apply it. 

Applying bronzer to the skin

4. Finish off your makeup

I like using a bronzer straight after to add some color and warmth to my skin. Apply your favorite bronzer to your cheek area and blend it out with a medium-sized blending brush. 

Adding highlighter to the cheeks

Add a little highlighter right above the apples of your cheeks. I decided to skip out on blush but feel free to add your favorite blush before adding the highlighter. 

Applying lip gloss to lips

Top the look with your favorite au-natural lip gloss, and you’re good to go! 

Under-eye dark circles before

How to hide undereye dark circles with makeup

How to hide under-eye dark circles with makeup

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and learned a trick or two on how to hide under eye dark circles with makeup!

With three easy steps, you can hide the dark areas and even illuminate them. Thanks for joining me, and let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comment section below. 

Products used:

  • Becca Under Eye Corrector 
  • LA Girl Pro Concealer Natural 
  • Ben Nye Cameo Powder 
Suggested materials:
  • Corrector
  • Concealer
  • Powder
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