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The concept of frustration,fatigue, sadness
The concept of frustration,fatigue, sadness

genetics, lack of sleep or dehydrated skin. You probably just want them to go away. While the old spoons-in-the-freezer trick can help minimize both temporarily, applying concealer correctly can also make a big difference.

The trick is in the technique:

For dark circles:

1. Begin with an eye cream, gel or primer to even out the texture.

2. Choose a lightweight concealer in shades of peach or orange, which neutralizes blues, browns and purples.

3. Apply using a brush in the shape of a downward facing triangle instead of dotting across the bottom lid.

4. Consider a white or nude liner to add brightness to your eye area.

For bags:

1. Apply concealer slightly lighter than your skin tone right below your bags in the shadows using a small angled brush.

2. Dust translucent powder above the shadows.

3. Don’t use a dark liner on your lower lids.

Try these:

Cover up with:

Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer For Eyes
Neutrogena 3-in-1 Concealer For Eyes
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $34; Saks
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $34; Saks
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen, $35; Sephora
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen, $35; Sephora
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $70; Nordstrom
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $70; Nordstrom

Moisturize with:

L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Concealer, $12.99; Walgreens
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Concealer, $12.99; Walgreens
Clinique All About Eyes Serum’ De-Puffing Eye Massage, $30; Belk
Clinique All About Eyes Serum’ De-Puffing Eye Massage, $30; Belk
Olay ProX Eye Restoration Complex, $44.99; Ulta
Olay ProX Eye Restoration Complex, $44.99; Ulta
La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel, $145; Saks
La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel, $145; Saks
Illyse Lane

Illyse Lane

Illyse Lane began her professional career working in sales and marketing for GE Capital. Before joining Raleigh Magazine as the editor for the Polish section, she worked as a freelance writer, specializing in human interest stories for local lifestyle publications. She also worked as a parenting blogger for the News & Observer.
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