If you have heavy undereye circle, using a concealer one shade paler that your foundation - as recommended most of the time - will only aggravate the problem. In makeup lighter shades highlight and bring forward. You may need to correct first, than foundation and then a tiny bit of brightening concealer.
How to choose the right corrector shade
- Go for a shade slightly darker then your skin tone. You can't truly cover something if you go with a too light shade!
- If you have bluish under circles you can go for a pink or apricot shade like bobbi brown corrector in the bisque shades.
- If you have hyper pigmentation go for peach shades like the peach shades from Bobbi brown line of corrector or Eve pearl salmon concealer.
- Then you can just use liquid concealer on top of your foundation. Choosing one that is slightly pink will cover the blueness you may have. Slightly yellow concealer do a great job of brightening.
Corrector number one: Benefit erase paste in medium
Like most benefit products, the range is quite limited. I got this one in a kit, but because it is apricot and darker than my skin it is great as an under eye corrector. The regular size of this comes with a little spatula to scoop the product out. You really need very little of this. I strongly recommend blending it with your fingers, it really has a paste consistency the warmth of the fingers applies it easily and sparingly.
The picture on the left is my bare eye and on the right with the corrector
Corrector number 2 cinema secret corrector series in 605-61
Here's the before after picture.
As you can see both correctors do a very similar job. If you use the right shade and buy a good quality corrector you can truly erase under eye darkness. Remember to use very little or it will crease in your fine lines.
Here's the full result with foundation, eye make up and a smidge of brightening concealer (with cinema secret)
And you do you conceal or correct?