How to Look Wide-Awake: Color Correcting Makeup for Dark Circles

How to Look Wide-Awake: Color Correcting Makeup for Dark Circles

Dark under-eye circles can make you look tired, dull, and lifeless. They drag down your face and are hard not to notice. Those of you who deal with these, whether from lack of shut-eye, a night of partying, or genetics (thanks, mom and dad), are probably nodding your heads.

Dark circles can be a pain to conceal without the right techniques. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to use color correcting makeup that will hide those bags and make you look as bright and fresh as a daisy.

Ready to learn about color correction? Keep reading!

Using Color Correction to Conceal Dark Under-Eye Circles

With the right color correction makeup, dark circles can disappear.

The first step is to understand that if your circles are really dark, noticeable, or blueish in shade, you need more than a basic concealer in order to hide them. Address the problem, then use color correcting techniques with the right products.

Step One: Prevention

Before you conceal, take some measures that will help lessen the severity of dark circles in the future.

Puffy eyes can come from overindulging in alcohol or getting a sub-par night’s sleep. In the future, if you’re going to be drinking socially, make sure you guzzle water between cocktails to lessen the dehydrating effect of the alcohol on your body. In addition, try to get a solid seven or eight hours of sleep per night.

If you have dark circles no matter what you do, try using a rich, soothing eye cream nightly to combat them. For the daytime, use something lighter in order to moisturize and prep the area for concealer.

Step Two: Neutralize Blue/Purple Tones

According to color theory, colors that are across from each other on the color wheel counteract each other. This means, for your blue, purple, or brownish dark circles, the colors that will neutralize them fall in the range of peach and pink.

Those of you with super-dark circles should prime the area with color correction makeup in said peach or pink shades. Then, add a layer of regular concealer over the top.

If your dark circles aren’t too dark, you can probably get away with simply using a concealer that has a peach or pink undertone.

Never, ever rub in concealer. This will irritate your eye area and make it look puffier. Instead, gently pat on eye cream, corrector, and concealer with your ring finger to blend them in. Or, use a makeup brush to gently buff on each product.

Step Three: Set and Go!

Make your bright eyes last all day by setting your corrector and concealer with powder. Make sure you choose a translucent powder formula – this step is for setting, not extra coverage. Lightly dust it over the area with a fluffy brush.

For an Extra-Bright Face, Try Color Correcting Plus These Tricks

Once your dark circles are concealed, there are a few other tricks you can do to brighten your whole face, which can help you look wide-awake.

Try using a sheer illuminator to highlight the highest points of your face (your cheekbones, browbone, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow) and give your face a soft glow.

If your eyes could use a little extra help, apply a light, shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes.

Finally, a touch of bright blush on your cheeks or a sweep of bright lip color can instantly liven up your face and make you look polished and awake. Try universally flattering shades like a berry color on lips and peachy pink on cheeks.

Amp up your makeup routine and banish dark circles with LaLa Daisy’s selection of products for color correction. Brighten up your day and your face!

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