Makeup Monday: How To Cover Up Dark Circles With Glitter

Because nothing covers up dark circles like glitter can.

.My perpetual dark circles are the bane of my existence. No matter how nice the rest of my skin is, no amount of makeup seems to be able to cover up my dark circles which leaves me looking always exhausted, even though I’m not.  Nothing works. So I’ve decided to ditch the concealer and go all out: with glitter.

(And hey, even if you can’t wear glitter all over your face at work, this makes for a rad festival look as well.)

Step 1: Smudge a liner or shadow along your lower lashline. Pick a similar shade to the glitter you’re going to use.

Step 2: Choose your adhesive. Makeup artist Ling used a dedicated cosmetic glitter glue, though you can always substitute it with a primer (there are even dedicated glitter primers), your regular cream concealer, or even a clear lipgloss, depending on how long you’re going to be wearing it for.

Warning: DON’T use craft glitter as the dyes used can stain your skin. Try to get cosmetic glitter instead.

Step 3: If you’re using glitter glue, mix your glitter in with a small drop of it to form a glitter paste. Pat this on your undereye with a brush. Otherwise, apply your primer or concealer to your undereye and pat on glitter with a dry brush. Do this in layers, concentrating more layers and glitter closer to the outer corners for more dimension.

Done! Goodbye dark circles and ineffectual concealer, hello glitter and fabulousness.