Can someone please give me your tips for covering dark undereye circles?
I use the summer bisque and the well rested and am still not having success in smoothing out and covering my dark undereye circles. I have most recently switched to an alternate liquid concealer, but I don't like using anything other than BE! Thanks for any advice.
Trick is to off set the darkness when all the concealer in the world wont cover or like in your case you want to use a specific product that may not have the best concealing properties. I think there are many brands of liquid concealers that are gods greatest gift to women but I understand that some people just don't like them so in that case here is my pro makeup tips using BE.
First thing is make sure you using a good eye cream, both day & night. You want the eye area WELL hydrated. There are some eye creams on the market with light reflecting properties. I cant say enough good things about those products. I love them & use them daily not only on myself but when I'm doing makeup on other. Make sure its massaged in to the eye area, this does 2 things, 1 massage help reduce puffiness & dark circles, 2 you want the product absorbed well into your skin before applying powders.
You should also be using a high quality primer on your skin right before makeup application. Again, make sure it is massage in to skin well & allow time to dry & sit for a minute before you proceed. You want a dry eye ares so you don't get globs of powder. Globby and or cakey powder, however minor, adds significantly to the overall appearance of dark circles.
Next you can try using a touch of mineral veil first to give the other product something to adhere to. I don't do this personally on myself but have had great luck in covering others dark eye circles with this trick.
Now use the Well Rested make sure the product is being warmed in the lid buy swirling it around significantly. BM products work best when warmed up well prior to application. Now buff, buff, buff away. Start lighter & build up. I usually do 2 applications of Well rested. Now do the same with you Bisque. The foundation if you so choose. The BE Radiance family of products has light reflecting properties. You can try experimenting with these. I add a touch of the Clear Radiance to my Well Rested to help defect & refract light & this will aid in the illusion.
Whatever combination you do make sure the product is warmed up & tap off excess off brush & buff, buff, buff & blend, blend, blend!
Distract - If you use eye shadows you should choose colors that do not add to the darkness of your eye area. Choose lighter yellow base shade family colors
(like light warm bronzes or golds - True Gold, Hottie & Beautiful Autumn with the PrimeTime Shadow in Sundance are my everyday got to's)
& stay away from the darker shade non waterproof eyeliners. ESPECIALLY on the lower lash line. No matter how little, they ALL seem to run bleed etc at some point & just add to the darkness.
Recently I have been using the BE Redness Remedy for covering my under eye circles. It has a stronger yellow tones than Well Rested & that will help combat dark eye circles. I know its says "Redness Remedy" but yellow concealers have been a long held pro makeup tip for years to hide dark circles.
If all this still fails you may need to just accept your under eye fate as I have & use the liquid concealers. If so invest the cash in a good brand. DONT buy drug store brands. Get a high quality, creamy one & use a concealer brush designed to conceal. If you do end up doing this you have a lot more flexibility in color corrective measures. You can add as much or little yellow, green, pink to the liquid concealers & get the exact recipe for your under eye solutions. There are several major pro makeup brands the offer whole palettes with several color corrective choices for under $50.