How I'm Using Two Concealers To Cover My Under-Eye Bags

I'm not a fan of color corrector so I've come up with my own quick conceal routine.
Publish date:
March 25, 2015
mac, under-eye bags, becca, dark circles, concealer, hacks

In the world of beauty, there are often many ways to accomplish the same goal. Take covering under-eye bags, for instance: many use concealer, some prefer color corrector, and xoVain's own Hannah advocates using nothing at all.

Me? I don't feel like color corrector works on my under-eye area (or maybe I just haven't found the right formula) so I use concealer--two concealers, actually.

I've tried a bunch of different concealer formulas but these two are my favorite. Both are on the thicker side and lend themselves better to creaseless coverage.

The reason I prefer two concealers as opposed to one is because I use two different shades: one slightly darker than my skin tone and one slightly lighter. Through trial and error, I've found that this method works best for me in terms of canceling out my dark circles.

Here's how I apply my two shades of concealer.

After my foundation is on I start with the dark shade (MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW 35), tapping it on in the shape of an upside down triangle. Some people don't like to apply concealer this far down, but because I'm using a shade close to my skin tone, I find that it blends well into the rest of my foundation. Using my ring finger, I continue to tap until the product is completely blended.

Next I take the lighter shade (Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème in Macadamia) and tap and blend it over the darker concealer, stopping about a third of the way across. This brightens up my under-eye area and makes me look more awake.

For the final step, I take my foundation brush and buff gently around the entire area to make sure everything is properly blended.

  • Are you a color corrector devotee? What's your fave formula?
  • Any concealer formulas, tips, tricks, or hacks that have changed your life?