Conceal your dark circles like a pro! No creasing

Discover creasing causes, preps, concealing tricks and some makeup tricks. Transform your tired eyes with our tips to conceal dark circles like a pro

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Why does my under-eye makeup look creasy?

  • Our makeup looks creasy because we don’t use moisturizers to nourish our skin and it results in our concealer and corrector will be on top of our skin rather than absorbing in. You can use eye creams that contain ingredients like Vitamin C, retinol, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid.
  • Not wearing sunscreen can be a reason for your makeup to look creasy. But layering too many products makes your makeup look creasy. So, it would be best for you if you use a moisturizer with SPF 30 or 50 because it gives both nourishment and protection from the sun. Also read: Avoid these 8 Mistakes that cause dark circles!
  • Primer is used for setting your makeup and it also avoids creasing. If you don’t apply primer before wearing makeup it makes your makeup look cakey.
  • If you apply concealer to your skin directly without preparing your skin, it will crease your makeup. Here are some preps before you apply a concealer.

Preps before applying concealer:

Before concealing dark circles under the eyes, it's essential to prepare the skin properly to ensure a smooth and flawless application. Here are some prepping steps:

1. Rub ice gently: 

Before applying anything, wash your face. Take ice packs and rub them around your eyes gently. It reduces puffiness and swelling around the eyes. I also apply ice packs on my skin and that’s why my makeup remains settled for a long time and gives a refreshing look. 

2. Eye massage:

Massaging your eyes is an important step before you conceal your dark circles and eye bags. Your eyes blink approximately 12 times per minute and if you don’t get enough sleep, it makes your eyes look tired and puffed. Massaging your eyes smooths out wrinkles around the eyes and reduces face puffiness. 

Discover creasing causes, preps, concealing tricks and some makeup tricks. Transform your tired eyes with our tips to conceal dark circles like a pro 

3. Begin with skincare:

Make use of a mild cleanser and then apply a suitable eye cream or moisturizer to add hydration to your skin. You can also use tinted moisturizer if you want a natural glow on your skin without looking like you’re wearing makeup. I also prefer tinted moisturizers and L‘oreal water-infused tinted moisturizer is one of the best-tinted moisturizers I would ever suggest to you. Watch the video to see how it looks.

4. Prime your skin: 

To minimize fine wrinkles and stop concealer from fading or creasing over the day, use a primer designed especially for the eyes. There are two types of primer one is silicone-based and the other is water-based primer. Silicone-based primers give you a mate look and water-based primers have a soothing texture suitable for dry skin. 

5. Apply color corrector:

 If you have blue or purple undertones in your obstinate dark circles, you might want to use a color corrector before applying concealer. Correctors with peach or orange tones help counteract discoloration and provide a more uniform surface for applying concealer.

How to apply concealer under the eyes properly?

For optimal coverage, use the correct shade of concealer. To counterbalance the blackness beneath your eyes without seeming too bright or artificial, use a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Apply and mix the concealer with a moist makeup sponge or a tiny, fluffy makeup brush. To obtain uniform coverage, gently massage the product onto the skin, working your way outward from the inner corner of the eye. Using a fluffy brush, softly sprinkle the translucent setting powder over the under-eye region to seal in your concealer and stop it from creasing throughout the day.

Makeup tricks to enhance your look:

Take your time to blend the concealer seamlessly into the skin, focusing on any areas of discoloration or unevenness. Use light, tapping motions to avoid pulling on the delicate skin around the eyes. Apply a small amount of highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes and along the orbital bone to instantly lift and awaken the eyes. This step is important  to cover fine lines under the eye. Take your makeup brush and blend brown-colored shadow on your lower lash. Use light brown or grey colored shadow to see the best results. 

 Also read: Treat dark circles under eyes with pro tips!


QNO:1 What is the difference between concealer and color corrector? 

Concealer is a makeup product that is important for getting a complete and natural makeup look. We use concealer to conceal or cover all skin imperfections like acne marks, dark circles, black spots, and hyperpigmentation. WHILE

The color corrector is an optional product (if you have dark pigmented areas) and it comes in orange, green, peach, and red shades. We use it when the concealer alone isn’t enough for our skin to cover imperfections. It neutralizes redness and darkness. 

QNO:2 What goes first concealer or color corrector? 

Color corrector is applied to the pigmented areas on the face before applying concealer and foundation. After that, foundation is applied to the skin and then concealer is applied to the area under the eyes.

Qno:3 Do I need concealer or a corrector? Which is the best concealer or corrector?

If your skin has minor dark circle or pigmentation then applying concealer is enough for you to get the complete look. But if you have difficulty hiding imperfections like redness, then you need a color corrector with the right shade to apply to your skin. If you can cover your imperfections easily by using concealer only, then avoid using a color corrector. To avoid creasing don’t use so many products on your skin.  

Qno:4 Which color corrector is best for you?

Color corrector comes in peach, green, purple, and pink shades. 

1. Peach color corrector is best for covering up the purple-toned circles on the skin around the eyes. 

2. If you have red spots on your skin or any kind of redness, green colored corrector would be best for you. It conceals your redness completely. 

3. For yellow skin tones or light brown skin, the purple-colored corrector will conceal it completely and give you a darker look.

4. For fairy skin, pink color correctors are more suitable. It makes your under-eye skin look bright and refreshing.

Qno:5 Which concealer is best for you?

Concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone would be best for dark circles under the eyes. On the other hand, if you want to cover up blemishes then use a concealer that matches your skin tone.

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