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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Sometimes dark under-eye circles are caused by genetics, bone structure aging and other factors. Use a concealer or skin tone corrector to camouflage the darkened skin.

A model having her eyes done before a Fashion Week show./Photo by Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)

Sometimes home remedies don’t work or don’t work fast enough and you might have to rely on camouflage makeup and concealers.

1. First use a fast-absorbing eye cream. Then use a peach-based corrector to offset the bluish tint using a small brush, apply the corrector to the inner corners of the eyes and then take it under the eyes all the way to the outer corners above the cheekbones.

2. Next, using your fingers apply a thin layer of concealer, two shades lighter than your foundation shade and tap over the area where you applied the corrector.

3. Set the concealer with a dusting of yellow-toned matte powder, which will counteract the dark spots on almost any skin tone according to makeup artist Bobbi Brown. Sweep the powder under the eyes with a small brush.

Shadows can be cast by bone structure, puffy eyelids or from hollows under the eyes caused by the natural process of aging. In these cases, light-diffusing concealers can be used to camouflage the problem.

Be gentle when removing eye makeup. Use a good, unscented eye makeup remover that will dissolve the product so that you will not have to rub the skin too hard and cause further irritation.  Read these articles for more tips:

Learn more about how to apply concealers.

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