Concealer can help hide the affects of both deep-set eyes and dark circles. Learn about makeup for deep-set eyes and dark circles with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you how to apply concealer for deep set eyes and dark circles. So with color theory anything dark actually pushes the eyes back, anything light brings the eye forward. So when you have deep set eyes and dark circles it really makes the eyes go back in and what we want to do is bring that out. So what we're going to do is use a yellow based light concealer just to bring that all forward. So to do that I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris True Match Concealer. So Colleen's under eye circles as well as the top of her lid has a tendency to be a little bit more pink and purple undertones. You can also see that it gets a little bit pink on the lids as well. Choosing a yellow based concealer for her is really important. We're just going to put it directly on those dark circles and really just kind of tap it out. So basically you're going to put your first initial application which is going to be the bulk of the product. You're going to get the most amount of product in your first initial application and then kind of blend it out from there. So you want that first initial application to be right on that dark circle. That really helps to bring any of that darkness forward. It helps to erase any of those like spider veins, little capillaries. Okay so as you can see we've used concealer on the lid as well as on the lower part of the eye closest especially to the nose and that really helps to bring the eye forward especially with deep set eyes. It can really just kind of get sunken back in there and it really helps to push it forward. Another thing I'm going to do is use a shimmery bone color shadow just to also add on to the lid and really bring that deep set eye forward. Focus mostly on the center kind of like wherever it pushes back, really help to highlight that and bring it forward. It's always nice when it has a little bit of sparkle because it just reflects the light, really intensifies that highlight, just right in the center, right at the deepest point of the eye. So when you're choosing your color at home you just want to choose a shade that's a couple shades lighter tan your natural skin tone. Highlight colors will only highlight if they're lighter than your natural skin so definitely look for something that is a few shades lighter and a little sparkly just to bring that out. So as you can see again it actually really did bring those eyelids forward more. Now we're going to finish it off with a little bit of liner. You can wear dark colors but you've just got to make sure that it stays really close to the lash line so it doesn't farther deep set the eyes. So now I'm just applying a little bit of eyeliner to the lash line. We finished just applying a little bit of liner at the base of the eyelid closest to the lash line that really allows the eye to be defined but it doesn't make the eye look any more deep set and then we made it a little bit thicker on the ends just so that it brings the eyes out. If you want a little something something, you could put the definition at the end of your eye but don't put anything too dark at the center of the eye. So there you go, that's how you apply makeup on deep set eyes and dark circles. My name is Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching.