For many of us, dark circles under the eyes are the one spot on our face that we really want to conceal. Learn how to apply makeup for covering dark circles under the eyes with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm celebrity makeup artist, Chantal Moore, and today I'm going to show you how to cover dark circles under the eyes with makeup. For many of us, dark circles under the eyes are the one spot on our face that we really want to conceal. It's an area that tends to sort of be a spot that women focus on as a flaw. So for those of you that have discoloration under the eyes, sometimes it can be purple depending on the undertones of your skin, sometimes it be actually paler than the rest of your face. It's really important to find a formulation and a color that will blend seamlessly right into that under eye area. Today, I'm going to be using Quick Fix SPF 30 by Dermablend in bronze. This color is going to be perfect for Jessica and I'm going to lightly take my ring finger, tap it onto the product and then I'm going to lightly just feather that right into this area right here, very very lightly. You can use this all around the eye, anywhere that you have discoloration. You just want to visualize that and lightly bring the product up around here, very very light, less is more under the circumstance for sure and then you can always go heavier with the layering but start very light. For a lot of women the darkness under the eyes actually can come up onto the eyelid and so I'm going to show you how to blend that out. I'm going to grab a brush and again you're going to lightly tap and then you're just going to look at the eye and you're just going to, Jessica has a little bit of darkness, go ahead and close your eyes, just a little bit through here that I'm going to blend out and just show you how easy that is, just cleaning up this area, blending out the color and just providing a more even skin tone. My technique for just applying enough concealer coverage is by tapping a small concealer brush onto the product and then you want to just lightly feather that out, just stippling that across the eye skin, right underneath the under eye and just blending that out, just tapping lightly tapping, then feathering out and the important thing to remember is that I'm using a brush now but it's just as easy to use your fingers and you can actually go in there with your finger and just smooth that out even more. So you don't necessarily need a brush for this, but the brush will help you out, but you can always get in there with just your finger, your ring finger or your pinky, and just get in there, just blend. So, as you can see, I have finished Jessica's right eye, and you can see the difference. It's pretty marked, the difference between this eye being concealed and blended out versus the other eye not and one final piece of advice that I'd really like to leave you with is that it's very important to find a concealer color that literally disappears into the skin, and you can see that this color did that for Jessica, and you need to find a color that literally just goes right in and just blends right in effortlessly, just disappears into the skin, taking along with it of course, the discolorations that you want it to. So be sure that you find a color that matches your under eye skin perfectly. And there you have it, that is how you concealer dark under eye circles with makeup. I'm Chantal Moore. Thank you for watching.