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“Coon Eyes”- How to conceal dark circles

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“Coon Eyes”

Yes, that was what they used to call me. Let’s just say I had waterproof makeup on and forgot my makeup remover at home. Talk about a disaster. Today, Imma teach you how to NOT look like this.

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  •          Day Eye Cream: Eye cream helps smooth out the concealer and decreases the chance of the concealer caking up since it’s hydrated.
  • Eye Primer: To help with concealer creasing throughout the day.
  • Setting Powder: To DUH set the concealer. So the concealer won’t move.

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  • Pink/Salmon/Peach Concealer: The pink salmon undertone helps cancel out the blue/purple dark circle.

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  • Blending Tools: Either stippling brush/ fluffy brush/ synthetic brush/ OR simply your fingers.

– This is not my hand.

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Let’s start with the BEFORE photo. YIKES.

I USED:

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Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, in Medium & brightener, Since I don’t own a pink undertone concealer I “mixed” a brightener which is completely pink with a skin tone concealer.

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STEPS

(NO Photos for Steps 1-4) I figure you won’t be able to see it since its clear.

  1. Apply day eye cream.
  2. Allow eye cream set for a minute or so.
  3. Apply eye primer.
  4. Allow eye primer to sink in for a minute or so.
  5. Apply PINK concealer from inner corner of eye to outer corner of eye.
  6. PAT in the pink concealer, OR use blending brush to blend pink concealer.
  7. Apply skin tone concealer over the pink concealer but do not apply over highlighted area such as the cheekbone.
  8. –  If you own a skin tone concealer with pinkish undertone you can skip this step.
  9. Blend skin concealer by patting or blending brush.
  10. SET concealer with powder. (luminous, light-weight, preferable loose powder)
  11. DONE

Finish Face 

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TIPS

  • Do not apply YELLOW tone concealer directly under the eyes. Yellow causes the blue undertone dark circles to stand out more.
  • Cream/liquid concealers are best for underneath the eyes.
  • If you are using liquid foundation, then you apply foundation first THEN concealer.
  • If you are using powder foundation, apply concealer THEN powder foundation.
  • For natural look (daytime, work, school) apply pink tone concealer THEN skin tone.
  • For dramatic look (nighttime, date, going out) apply skin tone THEN pink concealer.

Let’s compare shall we…

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As you can see it covered my dark circles. There is still a shadow but it’s because I don’t recommend using a heavy duty concealer because it would cause it to look cakey and unnatural. You’re better off having a slight shadow under the eye than dry cakey under eyes.

Thank you once again for reading my blog. I hope you find this helpful. Let’s just say I won’t ever forget my makeup wipes ever again. Till then don’t be a victim of “Coon eyes”.

Good Night

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BOO!!! We don’t like playas!!! Well! In this case we do! Sometimes, we get sucked into commercials and ads so often we rush out and buy products that we pretty much already have at home. You’ll be surprised when you go through your old makeup drawers and see you’ll find =)

Wet N Wild Eye Primer, Take on the day eye primer

Wet N Wild Shimmery eye primer $4.99 (varies), Cream Products, This is overall cream products (Does not have to be this brand or specifically this product) . This product was made for prepping your eye shadows

Alternative uses:

  • Use on top of cheek bones or brow bone for high lighter
  • Apply product on top on the center of your eye shadow-This would enlarge your eyes.
  • Apply on top of cupids bow OR center of your bottom lip to enhance your lips.

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Oils (This one is ACEITE 3)- This ranges anywhere from almond oil, coconut oil, castor, olive, jojoba oil, NOT Vegetable cooking oil!, Prices may vary $0.99-$5.99.

Oils are a SUPER-playa (LOL), not only is it great at multi-tasking you probably have some laying around the house so no need to go to the store. They can be picked up at your local pharmacy (CVS or Walgreens) or regular stores (Walmart or Target).

Alternative uses:

  • Hair Serum
  • Cuticle oil
  • Eyelash serum- Don’t expect Kim K lashes but I apply a small amount nightly and noticed the missing patches are filling in.
  • Dry patches for skin- Do not over apply you will be oily.
  • Eye/lip makeup remover
  • Lip balm

Sonia Kashuk Fluffy eye brush, multi-task products

Fluffy Eye brush, (No specific brand-This one is Sonia Kashuk), Once again probably already in your collection. If not they are easily located –Unless you live in middle of nowhere or the jungle. Ranges from high-end or pharmacy-Or once again Walmart. Favorite affordable brand: Eco tools, Real Techniques, and Sonia Kashuk.

Alternative uses: – OR ways of using

  • Applying OR blending shadow
  • Blending Concealer
  • Applying highlighter
  • Applying/blending bronzer
  • Applying cream products- eye primer

 

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Concealers– Again, you should already have in your collection. Usually when you think of concealers you think covering blemishing but they are so much more.

Alternative uses:

  • Of course covering imperfections- dark circles and blemishes
  • Eye primer
  • High lighting (lighter shades) , Contouring (darker shades)
  • Shaping brows- applying skin tone shade or lighter on areas of the brow making them more define and no needing to pluck extra hairs.

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BB Creams This guy is natural a playa, He is MADE to be multi-function. What is a BB cream?? Foundation + Skin care= BB Cream. That’s right! Skin care in your makeup making your foundation/tinted moisturizer healthier for your skin! You can pick them up at your local drugstore or simply make your own.

Ingredients: Foundation, Moisturizer, Skin care product (SPF or light serum or day cream)

Alternative uses:

  • Tinted moisturizer- for work days- Use less foundation for light coverage
  • Foundation- Opposite use more for MORE coverage-for night time or days that need it.
  • Skin care- While its covering it’s also good for your skin- the SPF blocks sun while the moisturizer keeps it hydrated.
  • Face PRIMER- Keeping your face even toned or making your making your makeup last longer.

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These are the few multi-task products I have to show you guys today. Multi-uses aren’t just great for saving $$ but they’re a fun way to get creative. There is no limit with beauty!! So before you start playa hating, think outside the box. =) Tell me what are your multi-use products!

Have a wonderful day

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