We popped into Inglot and learnt about how colour theory plays an important role in hiding and disguising dark circles under our eyes, and that concealer alone may not do the job. This is where colour correctors come in to play. We also learnt that by using our finger to apply concealer, we stretch the skin and cause premature ageing. Follow these easy steps next time you want to disguise your dark circles and tired eyes:
Before: Take note of the blue, purple and red colouring under our Content Editor’s eye.
X: This slide shows the incorrect shade, as well as the incorrect way of applying the concealer. Anien is pulling her skin to apply the product, which is stretching her skin, and the shade is also far too light for her skin tone.
Step 1: Apply a green shade of Inglot AMC Colour Corrector to the red spots and lines under the eye.
Step 2: Use a yellow colour corrector on the purple areas, if applicable.
Step 3: Now apply an orange colour corrector, as this will mask any blue areas under your eye. Using a flat concealer brush, gently blend all the colours together. If you have only used two different colour correctors, do the same.
Step 4: Apply a layer of concealer in a downward triangular shape (see image above) and extend outwards slightly if you want to mask anymore redness. Blend, Blend, Blend!
Step 5: Note the difference between the left and right eye. The right eye has been colour corrected and concealed. No more bags.
After: The end result close up.