We’ve all been there — pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines only to end up looking like Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s friends (those are the names of Singapore’s resident pandas, by the way). Or it could be the genes or age that’s causing our dark circles. So we dip into our foundation stash to find the one with the fullest coverage, then paint on the concealer in hopes that we can still look great despite everything.
But the layers of foundation can cake by midday, and the concealer can fade or worse, emphasise the fine lines around our eyes. Is there an easier, more effortless way to draw attention away from the dark circles? Turns out, the answer’s yes — by using eyeshadow colours to colour-correct and balance out the dark circles. And here are the best colours to use.
If your dark circles have a purplish or reddish tint, it’s likely due to the thin skin around your eyes (and ageing). And like how you use a green colour corrector to even out reddish skin tones, use a green eyeshadow to balance out your purplish/reddish dark circles.
Try Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Emerald. There are two matte green shades – one pastel, one forest green – that you can use for both day and night looks. Plus, the complementary shimmer shades of green make it easy to create an nice smokey eye.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Emerald $55 from Sephora.
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Vivid Jade is a liquid eyeshadow that is easily blendable and dries down into a barely there feel with a high-shimmer sheen.
Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow $35, from Sephora.