Maybe your beauty sleep has been less than ideal. You’ve been out in the sun too much. Your recommended eight glasses of water a day are more like…two or three. All these things could be why you’re seeing dark circles under your eyes. And if your mom or dad has them, you’re fighting genetics too.
The good news is, we’ve got you (literally) covered. Faking that wide-awake, so-well-slept look is easy when you have the right tools and a few easy tricks.
Pick a concealer.
The best concealer for dark circles? Clinique Even Better™ All-Over Concealer + Eraser. It was designed for under eyes and more, with a lightweight full coverage that sits comfortably on skin for twelve hours without settling. But don’t expect only an instant transformation. Ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine help hydrate, plump, and energize your eye area, while depuffing dark circles for up to twelve hours. And it’s clinically proven to minimize the look of undereye puffiness the more you use it.
Step 1: Dab the concealer under the inner corner of your eye using the built-in wand – typically the darkest area.
Step 2: Sweep out under the hollow of your eye.
Step 3: For a lifting effect, add a small sweep up and out under the outer corner of your under eyes.
Step 4: Use the specially-designed sponge blurring blender to blend in towards the nose and out towards the temples. (Don’t worry, it’s antibacterial.)
Step 5: Keep blending until the pigment has melted into the skin
Time for highlight.
Let’s keep the brightening effect going with something shimmery. Using small dense brush or your finger, apply a dab of the Chubby Stick Sculping Highlight or Powder Pop Flower Highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes. Next, sweep it up your cheekbones and a little above the brow bone – this will create an uplifted, glowy effect that says, “late night, who?”
Distract with lashes.
Draw attention to your newly sparkling eyes with some lush lashes.
Apply one coat of High Impact Mascara to your upper lashes. Starting at the root, wiggle the brush up to the lash tips. Focus on fanning your outer lashes if you want to go a little glam – what better way to forget about those dark circles entirely?
So while we definitely recommend getting some sleep, using a daily SPF, and staying hydrated – these quick tricks are there for you whenever you need a little wake-up call.