Quick Trick: Make Serious Dark Circles Disappear

When you get a bout of dryness, you moisturize. When you get a breakout, you grab Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion ($17). When you see a glaring set of dark circles staring back at you, you… say a prayer? Unlike many of our biggest beauty ailments, dark under-eye circles rarely fall into the “sporadic” category, in terms of frequency. In the short-term, the best fix for dark circles seems to be makeup. However, when you wake up with a serious under-eye situation that your concealer alone just can’t handle, try this trick.

Check out the instructions below, and click play on the video above to see how it’s done!

  1. Take a peach-tone color corrector (we’re using Becca’s Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Peach, $30), and start applying it where you see the most darkness. Keep building out the color, blending with your fingertip as you go. (It’s easier to add more than to remove some.) You should finish with an orangey haze extending from the dark half-moon that begins at the inner corner of your eye.
  2. Go over that same area with a creamy concealer. This time, use a brush or sponge (so you don’t disrupt and re-blend the corrector) to pat the product on top of anywhere you see color corrector.
  3. Finally, set it all in place with a dusting of translucent powder, like Make Up For Ever’s HD Pressed Powder ($36). Use a fluffy brush and a light hand.

Have you tried a color corrector yet? We reviewed seven different brands to help you find the one that’s right for you!

Credits: Model: Yaris Cedano; Hair: Caeleb Michael; Makeup: Sophie Haig; Videographer: Mitch Lemos; Producer: CMG Studios.