June 20, 2020

HOW I COVER DARK CIRCLES AND BRIGHTEN UNDER EYES



I've struggled with dark under-eye circles my entire life. Mom said that my pediatrician called them "allergy shiners", haha. I've also had awful allergies my entire life so, I think he's onto something ­čśé This trio of products gives life to my zombie eyes all day! It's what I've used for years, I don't know why I haven't shared sooner!

Step 1: I apply the (blue) Tula Glow and Get It eye balm first thing in the morning. It helps depuff, hydrate, and highlight. I keep the Rose Glow and Get It in my purse for touch ups after long rough days. It has a softer more natural highlight color than the blue. Same results, though! **USE CODE 'ALEXISBUCK' FOR 15% OFF TULA

Step 2: After I've done my foundation, I use my finger to apply Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector in shade light to medium. Using your finger helps warm the product and it spreads easier. The pink tones help color correct darkness, and the sheen helps reflect light away from dark circles. You can stop here and wear this on it's own, but I follow up with concealer.

Step 3: I have tried TOO many concealers before Tarte Shape Tape, and it's everything I always needed! Holy. Grail. Amazing coverage, thin easy to blend formula, and doesn't crease! I apply this right on top of the Becca Corrector and blend it out with a damp sponge. I go between shades 20B and 12B, depending on how tan my face is. You want a color that's at least 2 shades lighter than your foundation/skin so it gives a bright highlight effect.

Step 4: YOU'VE GOT TO SET IT! This makes it last all day and keeps from creasing. My two favorite setting powders are Clinique Face Powder in 'translucent' and Too Faced Born This Way in 'translucent'. 



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I threw the Too Faced Banana Brightening Setting Powder in on the photo sesh because I like to put this on top of my setting powder sometimes. I've tried using it alone but I still get creases. I get an extra bright effect when I layer it on top of setting powder, though.

I also added Too Faced's Born This Way Concealer for anyone who might not like Shape Tape. It doesn't have quite the coverage that I want, but everything else about it is great. It's $2 more than Shape Tape and is almost double the amount so, more bang for your buck.


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