In this before shot, undereye circles and puffiness have an aging effect.
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)
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)
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.
Before: Dark circles make the eye look tired.
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)
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.
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. bobbibrowncosmetics.com Originally published in June 2008.
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