Contributor Jamie Stone is back with another everyday makeup technique tutorial that has the potential to revolutionize your energy level—both in the way you look and in the way you feel!
I actually get a lot of the same questions on my blog, Honestly Jamie, one of the most common being, “How do you conceal dark circles?” First off, why do you assume that I even have dark circles, guys? Just kidding (I do), and, truth be told, I have a few concealing tricks up my sleeve. I met up with one of my favorite celebrity makeup artists, Stephen Dimmick, to demonstrate my go-to concealing tricks, and you can get the pro details below.
Don’t mistake under-eye bags for dark circles:
Dark circles and under-eye bags are two different things! Bags will come out in bad lighting, whereas darkness is there no matter how good the lighting is. So, always make sure you apply your concealer in good, even light.
Don’t forget the small spots:
One of the most important (and most forgotten) areas to conceal is at the side between the tear duct area of the eye and the side of the nose. If you concentrate on this area, you’ll be surprised by how much your entire face will brighten up.
Tap, tap, tap:
“I find that most people don’t really need concealer all the way under their eye,” says Dimmick. “Usually, you just need to focus on the first third in the center and the outer corner, and make sure you blend by tapping your concealer on, not rubbing. Tapping ensures that you keep the product in place, whereas rubbing usually takes it off.”
Don’t forget your nostrils:
The last step to conceal under eye darkness is to apply it around the nostrils of your nose. Yes, the nostrils! This is super important because the area is usually slightly discolored and often forgotten!
Words and photography by Jamie Stone