How to Cover Dark Circles Like a MUA

Tired eyes getting you down? If late nights are leaving you with dark circles that no amount of caffeine can solve, look no further. We’ve got you covered with the ultimate tried-and-tested eye-brightening hacks that are so easy, you could even do them in your sleep. Ready to pep up those sleep-deprived peepers once and for all? Here’s everything you need to know about covering dark circles…

Dark Circle-Deleting Tip 1: Colour Correct

The first step to blending away dark circles is all about balancing out the base. Insta Conceal & Correct Palette is here to neutralise those darker areas and even out your skin. Start with the peach shade (don’t be put off by the colour – it’s the makeup artist’s go-to trick for balancing darker areas, whatever your skin tone) and use your fingertips to warm up the formula. Apply directly under the eye area, tapping lightly to blend. Need a little more brightening? Add a touch of lilac where needed to lift and illuminate. Prep work, done.

Dark Circle-Deleting Tip 2: Layer on Concealer

Next up, layer a creamy, brightening concealer on top of your colour corrected base to cover and lift dark circles in seconds. Lasting Radiance Concealer is the perfect choice to give tired eyes an instant glow-up, featuring luminosity-boosting vitamin C and light-reflective pearls. Our pro tip: Dot a small amount of concealer all around the eye area – underneath eyes and up to the brow bone – to lift and lighten. Then, use a sponge to tap and blend seamlessly with the colour corrector.

Dark Circle-Deleting Tip 3: Dot and Highlight

The secret to faking that just-had-eight-hours-sleep, woke-up-like-this look? Highlight, highlight, highlight. For an instant wide-awake look, take Insta Duo Contour Stick and use the highlighter end to dot a small amount to the inner corner of the eye, lifting and brightening. They’ll never know you spent half the night up scrolling through Insta...

Dark Circle-Deleting Tip 4: Bake It

No, not that kind of baking. If you’ve watched your fair share of makeup tutorials, you’ll know all about how to bake your makeup for a filtered finish. To achieve a creaseless, flawless base that hides dark circles while brightening under eyes, dust Match Perfection Loose Powder all over the concealed area, leaving a layer of powder on the skin. Wait five minutes for the powder to ‘bake’ your makeup before dusting away the excess, revealing a fresh, bright-eyed look.

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