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Makeup Tricks to Get Rid of Dark Circles

Prep Your Peepers

Always prep your under-eye area with an eye cream before you add any makeup to your face, famed makeup artist Bobbi Brown told “Cosmopolitan." Avoid using any overly rich and heavy creams, to evade the dreaded caking-makeup effect.

Creamy Concealer

Next step is a creamy concealer blended underneath the eye area. Use a small brush to lightly blend concealer under the whole eye area, from inner corner to outer lash line.

Lasting Finish

Since you want your fresh-eyed look to last all day, set concealer with a yellow-tinted finishing powder swept under the eyes with a small fluffy brush. The yellow tint helps make sure dark shadows are sent on their way — just be sure the powder is matte and not shimmery.

Play With Color

To further banish dark circles, take a tip from pro Jenna Anton, who told “Allure” that certain eye shadows can help direct attention away from under-eye darkness. If your circles are bluish, sweep a shimmery golden-brown hue on lids only. If your circles are more on the yellow side, go with a shimmery taupe shade. Finish off with liner and mascara on top lash lines only — never on the bottom.

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