How to: Cover up dark circles

I don't know about you guys but one of the biggest problems I have with my skin are these impossible dark circles! It's taken me so long to finally figure out what I can do and use to cover them up. I know there are a handful of you girls out there who have the same problem so I thought I would share some of my tips are trick with you, along with some products I've found to be really helpful!
For under eye concealer I like to use something creamy since this area doesn't produce any oil. Be sure to use a shade lighter than your skin, you want to brighten up the area. I have a concealer for under my eyes and a different one for the rest of my face, the textures and shades are completely different. Sometimes when my dark circles are looking extra awful I'll use a salmon shade concealer (like Benefits Erase Paste) and then apply my skin toned concealer on top of that, the salmon colour cancels out any of the purple or blue tones.
Application Tips
  • Apply the concealer after you have completed your eye makeup because it can pick up any fallen makeup
  • I use my finger tip or my Sigma F70 brush, warm up the product with your fingers or the back of your hand if using a brush so it blends well and place it in the centre of your under eye
  • Start from the center to get complete coverage, use only small strokes, in a stippling motion move from the center towards the inner corner of the eye; then back to the center and out to the outer corner.
  • I like to apply a small amount of translucent powder lightly over top to set the concealer
Products I use
Benefit Erase Paste
MAC Studio Finish concealer
Maybelline Dream Lumi (not pictured)
Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser

Hope this helps you with those annoying hard to cover dark circles! 
Do you have any tips or good products to cover them up?
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  1. A salmon concealer really works for me! I use Maybelline's Dream Lumi in Radiant since it has that salmon-y undertone. Maybelline's dark circle eraser is next on my to-buy list! :)


  2. I really want to try the Mac concealer and the benefit one I always hear people such good things about it. Thanks gor the post I need all the help I can get covering mine lately :p

  3. Great post! I've always wanted to try Benefit Erase Paste!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

  4. I wanted to love the maybelline dark circle eraser but had bad luck with it and creasing. I have been using the Mac Pro longwear concealer and it's been working awesome! No creasing and great coverage!

  5. I recently bought the Erase Paste and absolutely love it! Great tips on how to get rid of the dark circles.

    Southern Glamourista

  6. Erase paste is such a good product!
    I love using Mac moisture cover concealer. It covers really well and is really moisturising. Also love to use YSL Touche eclat to highlight underneath. x

  7. Really great post, it's reminded me that I've gotten quite lazy with my under eye concealer. I've just been using my Bobbi Brown corrector religiously. Really need to try out more products x


  8. This is great, I'm a new mom so I always have circles under my eyes lol :(
    Thank you for linking up to Followers to Friend's blog hop, I hope you met some cool new bloggy friends :)
    Happy Halloween x

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  9. I can't find the maybeline dark eraser :( I want it

  10. I heard that Pixie (at Target) has a dupe for erase paste!

  11. yes, love this! I think this really is something a lot of people struggle with!

  12. I have the worst dark circles! I've heard that erase paste is good but have yet to pick it up. What's wrong with me? :)


  13. Great tips! I love all 3 of those products! Your blog is so cute! I found it through the blog hop at Sweet Pea Sylvie! New follower! Oh and I am doing a fun little giveaway, I would love to have you visit!

  14. I always feel like my concealer works perfectly for blemishes but not as well for dark circles under my eyes!
    i'm definitely going to try these tips!

  15. I love erase paste it is so good, i also recommend bobbi brown corrector & concealer.

    Im holding a Blog Hop on my blog if anyone wants to join :)


  16. I actually really like the MAC concealer, I stopped suing it for a long time but then started using it again and it does a really good job at covering imperfections:)

  17. I have tried many concealers and some seem to make dark circles worse. I'll have to invest in a MAC one :) Great post.

    Following you now.

    Toni xx


  18. I'm your latest follower, found you on the hop.

    thanks for the concealing tips, I do need it sometimes!

  19. I heart that dark circle eraser! WONDERFUL! LOL.
    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop. So glad I found you...I love beauty blogs...keeps this stay at home mom up to date :-)


  20. I have really bad dark circles under my eyes too! Thanks for sharing these tips, I will certainly give it a go.

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