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Covering dark circles? A solution for any type

Covering dark circles is a very common problem!

Who isn’t immune to this? Even the most beautiful celebrities…

Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes
Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes

Here I am to help you with specific advice for any types of dark circles!
This time I even asked for reinforcements, involving an exceptional make up artist: Simona Talento*.

HOW MANY TYPES OF DARK CIRCLES EXIST?

Blue-toned dark circles
They should be covered with a peach concealer, being a complementary color, that cancels the color of dark circles.

Purple-toned dark circles
Colors can do magic, you just need to know how to use them! To cover purple dark circles, use a yellow-toned concealer.

Brown-toned dark circles
The secret is to apply a concealer vague orange (or dark peach); and then on top apply a concealer of your complexion.

Dark circles with deep lacrimal bone
You should use a concealer one or two shades lighter than your complexion, which optically brings out this area, leveling it to the rest of the face. In this case highlighting concealers are perfect (after using a normal concealer to cover blue/purple dark circles).

HOW TO CHOOSE THE TYPE OF CONCEALER?

Liquid concealers
Perfect for sensitive areas, like around the eyes. This category includes highlighting concealers that have a light coverage and need to illuminate. Usually you apply them over the normal concealer.

Creams concealers
More creamy and a bit heavier, useful also to cover areas of the face like pimples, spots or small discoloration.

Camouflage or color correctors
They are concealers with high pigmentation: they are used even to cover tattoos, so they are suitable for heavy dark circles.

MAKE UP FOR EVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Correct & Concealer; Cover FX Cream Concealer; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
MAKE UP FOR EVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Correct & Concealer; Cover FX Cream Concealer; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO COVER DARK CIRCLES?

The sequence to cover them is as follows:
1. Put a camouflage concealer first (if necessary)
2. Proceed with a classic concealer, using the color that better fits your dark circles
3. Then, apply the highlighting concealer

In this regard, kits are particularly functional that contain camouflage, highlighting concealers and/or powder to fix the product.
All in one: you can not live without it!

Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer Kit; Laura Mercer Undercover pot; Mac Correct conceal and correct Palette
Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer Kit; Laura Mercer Undercover pot; Mac Correct conceal and correct Palette

*Simona Talento graduated from the prestigious Make-up Designory in New York, where she has been living for few years.  She divides her time between Italy and USA, working on movie sets, TV and music videos, but also beauty, fashion and special effects.

Simona also has a degree in Fashion Design from Politecnico of Milano (with a thesis about Balmain) and holds other numerous specializations from international fashion and make-up schools. She is also a wonderful illustrator and artist in all areas.

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