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When talking about makeup this is the number one concern for many of us. The truth is that dark circles under your eyes are a bit tricky to hide as the darker skin always shows through makeup.

In my experience, the best thing is to fight them from the inside out. But how?

Have a good night's sleep. Sleeping at least 8 hours works wonders not just for your eyes but for your entire body.

Drink water. Water flushes toxins out of your body and anything else that shouldn't be there, so it clears your skin of any dirt and bacteria.

Apply a good moisturizer designed specifically for the eyes. I learnt this over the years, when I started using moisturizer for the night. At the beginning, I used the same for the whole face but I did notice it didn't help much in the eye area, as I was getting some very fine lines. Then I started to use eye creams and my eye area got brighter, smoother and the lines vanished. Since then, I always use an eye cream in the night. I'm using shaba complex eye serum by Drunk Elephant. A good eye cream can also help with naturally dark circles. I know some ethnic groups have naturally dark circles under the eyes and there is not really much you can do about this. Creams can help smooth the area, making it a bit brighter and much easier to apply makeup. At the end of the day that is the only thing which will hide natural dark circles .

But how to use makeup to hide dark circles?

What you need is:

First apply a very moisturizing eye cream; you can do a little massage to make the blood circulate into the eye area.

Then apply a thin layer of corrector; you need to color correct the skin first. I like to use a concealer brush because it moves the product really well and it picks only the right amount, then I pat it into the skin with my fingers to smooth it out.

Next you apply the concealer, starting from the inner corner of the eye down to the side of your nose and up to the outer corner of your eye (In a triangle shape). I really like blending with the beauty blender. You can apply as many thin layers as you feel comfortable with. It really depends on how dark the under-eye circles are.

Last, you need to set all those creams so they won't move into the fine lines we have around our eyes. You will need a loose powder for this. One with really silky texture will do a fabulous job. I apply a little bit into the back of my hand and then dip the beauty blender on it. Pat the excess powder from the beauty blender and set your eye area with it.

You can do exact same process for the eyelids. This will work as an eyeshadow base.

Now your skin is ready to add some color :)

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