Bake Your Dark Under Eye Circles Away!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

One of my biggest beauty struggles is my massive dark under eye circles!  In fact, I'm willing to bet that if you surveyed every woman in the world, a good majority would respond the same way!  After all, we are busy, overloaded and lets face it, I'm convinced that a good night's sleep is just a myth! I've tried many concealers in my life time and have settled on one that i decided is the best option out there for me.  IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye was the product that made me fall hard for this brand.  But there are days were even the most powerful concealer can't do it all alone.  I mean, yes, it conceals but by the end of the day, the bags and circles seem to make their glorious come back!  Ack, so frustrating!  Well, i have learned a way to conceal my dark circles in such a powerful way that they will not resurface until you remove your makeup.  This technique has literally changed my life! While it's not a new technique by any means, in fact, many pro-makeup artists have been doing this for years.  However, I'm not a makeup artist... far from it in fact!  But this makeup lover and enthusiast is feeling quite proud of this new accomplishment.  Oh and you know that when i learn something new you are the first to know right?  I love all my beautiful readers and hope that this little tip helps you vanish those unsightly dark circles too!  I promise that while it looks a bit odd, it's actually quite simple.

Here's what you'll need to bake your dark circles away:

A beautyblender (or beauty sponge)
Your favorite concealer (mine is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye)
MAC's Prep and Prime Fix + (or you can simply dampen your sponge with your favorite setting spray)
A pressed powder (obsessed with this one and this one)
A powder brush (I love this one and this one)

Begin by applying your concealer under your eyes.  I actually applied in the tip of my nose which tends to get a bit red as well as my chin.  This is certainly optional.

Blend it in...

Next, spray your beauty blender with your setting spray until it's nice and damp.

Then dip your damp sponge into a good setting powder.  I love to use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores OR an amazing drugstore option is Coty Air Spun Translucent Extra Coverage Powder.

Then press the product on the sponge under your eyes covering your problem area.  Don't worry about caking the product on, that's the idea!

Wait about five minutes.  This is very important because you want to product to 'bake' onto the skin.  I typically work on my brows while the product sets in.

Using your powder brush, sweep away all the access product.

Spray a good amount of setting spray on to your skin.

Finish your look by adding a little bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, swipe a little blush on, complete your eye makeup and rock your favorite lippie.  One thing you will not have to worry about is looking tired!  This trick will make you look as though you've slept for days. It's perfect for days when you simply need to fake a good night's sleep!  Another tip I'd offer is to dab a luminous sheer foundation over your skin or add a bit of highlighter so that you have a bit of luminosity going on. This technique can leave skin looking a bit matte so you can adjust according to your preference.

Honestly, this little trick has rocked my world!  I hope it helps do the same for you!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM