How to cover up dark under-eye circles with makeup

From pulling an all-nighter as a student to being kept awake by a new baby, everyone can experience dark circles under their eyes. While the best solution to removing these pesky shadows is getting a good night’s sleep regularly, ditching the blue-light, and avoiding caffeine, this isn’t always possible in our day to day lives. Thankfully, we are lucky enough to live in an age where makeup is at its best ever, and beauty bloggers want to share their top tips in tackling under-eye circles. It isn’t easy, but following some simple tricks of the trade will help you on your way to completely cover up those dark circles.

How to cover up dark under-eye circles with makeup

Address puffiness

Something that will make your under-eye circles look worse is puffiness. If you can get on top of this, covering up the dark circles with makeup becomes far easier. Although you might not have time to tackle puffy eyes every day, as it can take time, for special occasions try placing some ice on the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes. Another good trick for puffiness is placing a slice of cucumber over each eyelid. Not only is this great for your eyes, but it helps you unwind and relax for a little while too!

Setting spray

One issue that most people find is that their makeup begins to rub off throughout the day. This is a big problem when trying to conceal your under-eye circles because they will gradually become more and more obvious as the day (or night) goes on. Fear not, we have the solution for you. Try spraying on some setting spray when you have completely finished your makeup. This will help keep your makeup in place for as long as you need it to. What’s great about this, is that not only does it keep your under-eyes looking fresh, but it keeps your whole face of makeup still!

Color correctors

People have all different kinds of skin tones. Even if two people appear to have the same colored skin, they may actually have different undertones too. If you buy a new concealer, and it doesn’t seem to be doing its job properly, it may be that you need a little help from a color corrector too. They help to balance out your skin tone, to create a fresh canvas to work on. But be careful, the right color corrector all depends on what color your under-eye circles are. For red-hues, use a green color corrector. For the purple and blue under-eye circles, try a red tone to even them out. If your under-eyes just look a little dull, try lifting them with a purple color corrector – this will help to brighten up your general complexion.

How to cover up dark under-eye circles with makeup


People can go so wrong with their under-eye concealer, and use the same one they would use for the rest of their face. This isn’t what you want to be doing. In order to get great coverage of your dark circles, go a full shade lighter than the skin tone you use for your foundation. This lighter color will help reflect the light, while also brightening up your whole face. You have to make sure you’re getting the right concealer for your skin type, as it may be that different concealers react differently to your face. Try working out whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin to start off with, and then do some research as to what concealer suits your skin type the best.

These tricks are a great start to covering up your under-eye dark circles. There are many other remedies to tackle the problem, but most of the time, they are simply down to lack of sleep. If you feel as though you are getting enough sleep, but still having to battle with your under-eyes, it might be worth checking with a health professional, as they may be able to give you some medical advice. They may be able to give you some advice on how to sleep better, or even give you some cream to help soothe the area. We hope some of these have helped you!