Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Secret Weapon for Dark Circles!

Dark under eye circles can be really annoying (especially for women of color) but thankfully they can be concealed rather quickly and easily with the right products. As a member of the dark circle tribe, I was constantly looking for ways to make them go away but was unsuccessful in my attempts; so I just hide them. What is my secret weapon? Orange corrector! Yes orange - it's amazing. Concealer alone is not enough to combat the darkness, utilizing orange underneath the concealer completely masks the darkness. If you don’t have an orange corrector you can use orange lipstick as a corrector, but it has to be a flat orange without shimmer or glitter in it.
Start out with a clean face that has been moisturized.

Place a THIN layer of the orange corrector underneath the eye and blend out with your finger, a damp sponge, or a concealer brush.  The orange immediately cancels out the darkness. Make sure that you do not neglect the corner of the eye, it's very import to brighten that area as well.

Apply your concealer on top of the corrector under the eye and blend it by using a patting motion with your ring finger. The under eye area is very sensitive so the ring finger is best to blend with because it’s the weakest finger on your hand.

Using the color orange as a corrective color cancels out the darkness and simultaneously brightens underneath the eye.

A great orange corrector that I like to use is the Deep Brown Corrector from MUD and a nice lipstick alternative is Maybelline Color Sensational in Electric Orange.


shaina neeley said...

you can add touch of occ lip tar in divine or grandma to your concealer to get a corrective color:)

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