How to Disguise Dark Undereye Circles- Fast

Look younger and more awake with these pro-concealing tips.
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Lesson One: Erase dark circles and undereye bloat

In this before shot, undereye circles and puffiness have an aging effect.

Step 1: Silicone Primer

Squirt a pea-size ball onto tip of index finger — that’ll be enough for both eyes. Gently dab across undereye area until absorbed and silky to the touch. We like Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer ($56; Click to purchase)

Step 2: Peachy Concealer

Dab tiny dots across top and bottom lids, then gently blend with fingertip, moving from inner to outer corners.

A peachy concealer to try: Bobbi Brown Corrector ($22; Click to purchase)

Step 3: Highlighter

For extra brightening, create brush strokes in a V-shape at both corners. Blend with fingertip. Pictured: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ($40; Click to purchase) in Luminous Ivory.


The final product: A brighter, fresher-looking eye.

Lesson Two: Cover dark, deep, or blue-black circles

Before: Dark circles make the eye look tired.

Step 1: Dark Apricot Concealer

Circle the entire eye area, then blend with fingertip or brush, feathering the concealer to the outer rims of your lids.

A dark apricot concealer to try: Color by Cynde Watson Correct & Blend Ultimate Corrector Pencil ($15; Click to purchase)

Step 2: Pink-Toned Concealer

To neutralize color, dot concealer on darkest areas under eyes, like the lower inside crease, and blend with fingertip.

Try this pink-toned concealer: Giorgio Armani Master Corrector ($36; Click to purchase)


With dark circles gone, the eye looks wide awake.

Shopping List: Concealers for Most Skin Tones

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation in Shell Beige ($42; Click to purchase). Fair, rosy complexions can use this pinkish, semi-matte foundation in place of concealer.

Stila Perfecting Concealer ($22; Click to purchase). A soft, opaque cream that covers most dark shadows.

Trish McEvoy ‘Even Skin’ Extra Coverage Concealer ($28). This opaque duo allows you to customize your color by layering the two shades.

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener ($32). Use over the entire eye area for moisturizing coverage that also illuminates. Originally published in June 2008.

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