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Dark Circles Under Eyes: How to Look Awake Even When You’re Exhausted

Ah, if only we all got the perfect eight hours of sleep every night. We constantly hear how much our body and skin needs it, and yet here we are running on 3 hours as you read this. Aside from the miserable exhaustion and falling asleep in meetings… There’s one side effect of not getting sleep that we hate most; dark circles under your eyes. We all have them, some worse than others, but the dark circle struggle is real. Some of us get them even when we are well rested! Sometimes just slathering on our usual concealer doesn’t quite cut it. So, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you cover up those pesky raccoon eyes and look like you get 10 hours of sleep!

Pre-Emptive Steps

We’re not going to harp on to you about how important your beauty sleep. Let’s be honest, easier said than done! But there are a few other steps you can take to avoid or at least minimize your chances of getting dark circles. First of all, drink water. You’ve probably heard this before, but making sure you drink a lot of water can help your skin out and minimize the darkness of your circles.

No matter how exhausted you are, you need to apply eye cream every night. Keep it on your bed stand if you’re worried you’ll forget or skip this step. Depending on your needs, pick an eye cream that suits you. It’s most recommended to use anti-aging eye creams to help prevent any wrinkles, but if you’re more into hydration or brightening ones then that’s fine too!C Keeping your eyes hydrated and treated overnight can go a really long way!


The only thing that’s going to make things worse is packing on tons of product and having dark AND dry undereyes! What you want to start with is applying some eye cream again. This time, use an eye cream with a metal tip. There are plenty options on the market, and these metal tips have a very cooling, de-puffing effect on your under eyes. They’ll leave your dark circles hydrated and less harsh looking!

3-Step To Brightness

Color Correct

Instead of packing on a ton of concealer, layer your products. Using a tiny amount of multiple steps is going to cover your dark circles best without looking too cakey. Start by color correcting. Apply a tiny dab of any peach toned color corrector. Peach is on the opposite side of blue on the color wheel. That means that applying some peach corrector onto the darkest points of your under eyes is going to brighten them and counteract the darkness.


Of course, this step is a must. Stick to your favorite concealer that you trust to work best with your skin. Instead of patting it directly onto your dark circles, try a different method. Use the infamous Kardashian triangle method. Draw a triangle under your eyes with your concealer and blend it out. This is going to give a lifting and brightening effect to leave you looking instantly wide awake!


Now, it’s time to keep your concealer in place all day and give a little extra brightness. Yellow loose powders have been all the rage over the past few years. Use a yellow loose powder to set all the hard work you just did. Loose powders will give you more longevity, and the yellow is going to give that final boost of brightness. If you really want to maximize the effects, then you can try baking. Baking is simply packing on the powder and letting it sit for a few minutes before brushing it off. This is going to really set everything in place!


A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Conceal Dark Circles Like A Pro

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