By Tamsin Brown • 02 April 2022 • 16:11
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Most of us have suffered from dark circles and bags under our eyes at some point, but we can successfully conceal them with make-up with a little know-how.
Dark circles under the eyes are extremely common and are not necessarily caused by a lack of sleep. The skin under the eyes is thinner than on the rest of the face and veins can sometimes be seen, which creates a purplish tinge and makes us look tired. Fortunately, these circles can be concealed with make-up using a few easy tricks.
Preparing the skin with a moisturising eye contour cream will prevent make-up from cracking and keep it intact throughout the day. These creams also help to prevent signs of ageing and reduce dark circles and puffiness.
After preparing the skin, apply a concealer one shade lighter than your foundation to the undereye area, in the shape of a triangle down to your cheek. Use a sponge or brush to apply the product and dab to blend thoroughly.
Apply a matte-finish foundation gently to the entire area. Avoid using a luminous powder or foundation on the dark circles under your eyes, as this will draw more attention to them.
Using eyeliner on your waterline can accentuate puffy eyes. Instead, apply a coppery shade of eyeshadow to your eyelids and just under your eyes and blend well. You will get a striking look while hiding bags.
Complement your make-up with full and well-defined eyebrows, which will draw attention to the upper part of the eyes and away from dark circles and bags.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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