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There are several things that can cause dark circles underneath the eyes. Probably the most popular one is feeling tired (meaning being sleep-deprived). Some others include having an iron deficiency, experiencing allergies, getting too many UV rays, being dehydrated and even genetics. And when it comes to Black and brown people specifically, sometimes the extra melanin that’s in our skin can make us naturally susceptible to darker hues underneath our eyes.
Getting more rest. Placing cold compresses underneath your eyes. Consuming more iron-rich foods (like dark leafy greens, dried fruits and red meat). Applying sunscreen. Drinking more water. These are some things that can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
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Vasanti VO2 Color Corrector and Concealer is what she’s raving about. I read through some of the reviews on Amazon and she’s not alone in her appreciation of it. It seems that a lot of folks are fans because it’s lightweight, it blends well and it also provides a nice complementary texture to the skin.
As far as the Tarte Tape Full Coverage Concealer goes, many people like it because it comes in a wide variety of colors, offers 16 hours of coverage and is virtually crease-proof.
I mean, the end results are good, so if you want to invest in both of these products, I don’t see one reason why you shouldn’t.
What I will say, overall, as far as apply concealer underneath your eyes go is:
· Try and get some concealer that contains Vitamin C; that will help to lighten your dark circles over time.
· If you are Black or brown, go for a concealer that has an orange tint to it; it will help to camouflage the darkness of the circles.
· Only apply the concealer where the dark areas are; otherwise, you won’t get the kind of overall coverage that you are looking for.
· Blend the concealer with a sponge or even your fingers.
· Apply your foundation but try to avoid where the concealer is; it might create creasing.
· Use a different skin tone concealer that is 3-4 hues lighter than your natural pigment. Make sure that it is liquid-based and lightweight (that too will help to prevent creasing).
· Apply it only to the inner and outer portions of your eyes. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to make it easier to blend.
· Use a damp beauty sponge to blend the concealer around your eyes and into where your foundation begins.
If you do all of this, you should get similar results to what @ashnaubbi, regardless of the kind of concealer that you decide to use. And it should have your eyes looking bright and brilliant — whether you had two or 10 hours of sleep. Perfect.