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Monday, 12 January 2015

Tutorial: My Sleepy Concealer Routine (for those pesky dark circles)

One of the problems with being a sleepy beauty enthusiast like me, is those pesky dark circles that never seem to go away! 
So today I decided to share with you my current everyday routine for concealing the dark circles under my eyes. 

Here we go!


In this photo I have already applied a day cream, face primer and a light foundation

Step 1.
I begin my concealing routine with this cream eyeshadow from No 7 in Pretty Pink! I find the light pink colour and the shimmer give a great brightening lift to my under eye area. I apply it in a triangular shape underneath each eye (about 3 strokes of the applicator per eye) and also on top of the eyelid as an easy eye primer. (If I'm not feeling like wearing a lot of eye make up I can go out just with this on my lids and it looks great. If I want a really refined eye make up look, I usually add another primer on top of this one)

Then I just blend it with my finger!

In this photo I hope you can see the shadow has brightened up my eyes and the shimmer in it reflects the light in this area.

Step 2. I still need a bit more coverage on my dark circles and also I don't want it to look too glittery! So next I apply a thicker concealer over the top.

It's usually this Dermablend Corrective Stick in Opal but sometimes I use my MAC concealer in NW15 instead.

Blend it out with a beauty blender! 
(Please excuse the condition of mine!)

Step 3. Set it with powder

I'm using this loose one by Lancome (poudre majeure exellence) in 01 Translucide

Et Voila! All done with the concealin'

My finished make up look today
(I just went to the shops)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and maybe found it useful if you need a little extra help in the under eye area like me!


On a side note, today I got dragged in to a skincare shop by a sales assistant and was told that I had wrinkles and that my face was sagging past my chin and so I needed her £115 face scrub. I found it pretty amusing but at twenty-two, I didn't take that kindly to her suggesting my face has had it already, especially as I try to take pretty good care of my skin. Any similar funny experiences out there?

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