How to conceal dark circles

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I am often asked how, as a brand new mum, I look so fresh and glowing. Where are signs of the ‘joy of motherhood’ or, as most people know them, dark circles? The answer is very simple my friend, well executed makeup with a good concealer! Today I am sharing with you my secrets from a modelling past how to cover dark circles, redness and puffiness under your eyes.

This how-to-guide to fresh looking face without signs of tiredness can be as useful for new mums as for students and all other females suffering from sleep deprivation. By the way, the last image is a comparison of my bare face V with makeup on. In case you are curious how I actually look like :)

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1. Place eye drops into eyes to remove redness. Pat a few drops directly under your eye to reduce puffiness

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2. Apply concealer under your eyes. Use a concealer that 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone.

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3. Blend gently concealer with a brush covering entire under eye area. Then gently pat it in with fingertips. Follow with a good coverage foundation.

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4. Apply light ivory eye shadow under your eye brow and around inner corner of your eye to create a light reflection illusion.

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5. Apply one layer of a black or dark brown mascara. Draw a thin line with a white kohl on the lower eyelid. It will make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

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6. Apply neutral pink/beige lipstick or lip gloss and a hint of blush on cheeks. Opt for warm shades to soften the look.

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Spot the difference!

What are your makeup tricks for hiding dark circles? Please share with us.

Have a Fabulous Friday and Relaxing weekend!

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  1. Maiken September 23, 2011

    I don’t even own so much makeup products to do all that :P but sometimes I do use Clinique’s all about eyes gel-creme before going to sleep and also in the morning. love that product :)

  2. Amalia September 23, 2011

    Love that post!!Thanks for sharing !!!!

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  3. vanda September 23, 2011

    Hello!!! Thanks for the tips! I have also dark circles and my ”miracle product” is the DIOR concealer (Diorskin nude)! I don’t change it for ANY other product, it is by far the best I’ve ever bought!
    I am a mother of 2, so I know exactly what you mean…you look incredible, please keep giving us beauty advices!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Natasha September 23, 2011

    I always find that my undereyes are my biggest problem…but I can never seem to get it right…I’ve never tried eye drops though..and being tired is not my problem (thank goodness I have a child that likes to sleep as much as I do). Thanks for the instructions :)

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

  5. Charlotte Sparkle September 23, 2011

    Useful post, thanks for sharing your tips.

  6. Nikki @ Styling You September 23, 2011

    Cannot live without concealor!

  7. Megan September 23, 2011

    Thanks for your tips! I have quite dark circles all the time and it doesn’t help that I work a lot of early mornings and so concealer is a must – my favourites are Benefit Boi-ing, Laura Mercier and Clinique Airbrush Concealer – I own many more though… I guess I’m a concealer junkie!

  8. Cheryl September 23, 2011

    I am obsessed with under eye concealer! great tips!

  9. michelle September 23, 2011
  10. Belinda September 23, 2011

    Really great run through!!! Love the photos and step by step

  11. Couture Caddy September 23, 2011

    LOVE THIS POST! Thanks for the tips love, you’re the freshest new mum out there! :)

  12. Norlin September 23, 2011

    For me, it’s the concealer, white eye pencil for my waterline and…my secret – BRIGHT, BOLD coloured lipstick! Seriously. It takes the focus off my eyes and onto my lips. ;)

  13. KizzyDoll September 23, 2011

    Wonderful. I get the sometimes, but concealer is my friend!! I also use a cold compress sometimes and steam to help puffiness or anything like that!! You look gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! xx

  14. Chyrel Gomez (@thechyrelgomez) September 23, 2011

    You don’t look like a mom to me. I mean not to be impolite but you really look glowing and gorgeous! Thanks for the tips! :)

  15. Marusya V September 23, 2011

    Thank you all fro your sweet comments, glad you found this post useful!
    @Vanda, @Megan – Thank you ladies for your suggestion – I am always on a look out for a magical products! I shall try Dior and Clinique concealers too
    @KizzyDoll – yep, cold compresses are great
    @Norlin – definitely, red lipstick helps to refocus attention from eyes to lips.

  16. Vanesa September 24, 2011

    This Is an example from a perfect beauty tutorial!
    Thanks honey!


  17. Miranda September 24, 2011

    A very useful post M!!!! I follow a similar routine, but I also apply a corrector before the concealer. I never thought of eye drops though!! Will buy some asap. Thanks x

  18. Christina @ Hair Romance September 27, 2011

    great tutorial lovely! I cannot live without concealer and now I need to get myself a white kohl pencil

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