Step-by-step guide to hiding dark circles and puffiness

Had a hard night partying? Or your boss kept you late in office, or you couldn’t stop binge watching the latest season of Stranger Things. Whatever has kept you up all night—waking up next morning with tried raccoon eyes is disheartening. But you can cheat your way into looking fresh as a daisy with the Selfie-Ready Conceal & Correct Duo. Follow these steps for instant magic


Start clean
Prep your skin by cleansing with a mild cleansing milk or micellar water. Make sure you get rid of all the dust and grime.


Moisturise
Hydrate your skin with a rich moisturiser paying special attention to the delicate area around your eyes. A well moisturised skin not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but also keeps the makeup from creasing and cracking.


Prime
Dab a little primer around the eye area to ensure your makeup stays in place and blends in seamlessly with your skin. Pick the right kind of primer based on your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a moisturising primer, for dry skin, opt for a matte primer and those with deep dark circles, pick an illuminating primer.


Perfect your base
Apply foundation that matches your skin tone all over your face and neck. Make sure you blend it well until it looks like second skin.


Colour correction
The most common mistake people make to hide dark circles is skipping corrector. Applying concealer directly on dark spots or prominent dark circles makes the skin look grey and draws more attention to the undereye problems. Using a corrector neutralises dark tone, allowing concealer to do its job.


Conceal
Apply concealer under your eyes in an inverted triangle or in the form of dots. Rub your hands and dab the concealer gently using the warmth of your fingers. You can also use a sponge or


Set your concealer
An important step that many sisters skip is setting the concealer with a loose powder. Using a setting powder sets the concealer perfectly and keeps it from cracking and creasing.