Hide your dark circles!

So you do a kick ass job of your eye makeup, stand back to revel in your glory and realise you have the worst dark circles ever! Story of my life! I mean literally, my circles can probably be seen from the moon! My problem is pigmentation, I’ve had it my whole life and no matter what I do those pesky circles are always there.

My only option is to conceal, conceal, conceal! I have a few tried and tested concealing options, with my absolute fave being my four-step contour/concealer regime. Want to see it?…

You will need:


  1.  A foundation of your choice, I’m going with MAC Studio Sculpt in NW20
  2. A good concealer of your choice, mines MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
  3. A NYX HD Photogenic Concealer that is two shades lighter than your skin, mines fair
  4. A great setting powder, mines Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light
  5. A good set of brushes, mine are the Zoeva Rose Gold Set
  6. A Beauty Blender
  7. A bronzer of your choice, I went with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil
  8. A highlighter of your choice, mines Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight
  9. A good blusher, mines NARS Orgasm 

Step 1

g1Always apply your foundation after you’ve completed your eye makeup! If you do it before then you’ll just destroy all your hard work with fall out from your eyeshadow. I apply mine with the large Zoeva brush pictured above.

Step 2


Apply your chosen concealer to the problem area. When blending in, either pat with a good-sized brush (mines the second largest brush in the pic) or with a beauty blender. Never blend in by swiping the concealer, you’ll only remove half of your product and leave streaks.

Step 3


OK I do realise that this looks a little funky but trust me! Take your NYX concealer and apply down your forehead and nose, on your chin and under your eyes in v shapes. Again take your brush and beauty blender and pat in until fully blended. Now beware you will be left with a cooler, multi-tonal face but that’s ok, we’ll warm it up.

Step 4


I then set with my Ethereal Light. Apply bronzer to the top half of my forehead, under my cheekbones and chin. Then I highlight above my brows, cheekbones and top lip. Finally I apply my blusher.

Now my circles are pretty horrendous and unless I have a bit of a tan are always somewhat visible. If however yours aren’t as extreme as mine then this should work a treat at vanishing them and making your face a little skinnier to boot!

What about you guys, do you have any little tricks to get rid of those nasty little circles?

Sonya D x


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