Camouflage circles under the eyes

The correction of skin imperfections

The principles of coloristics are actively used to correct skin imperfections. For example, to mask dark circles or bruises under the eyes.

The concealer (or proofreader) is the means that we need for this purpose.

How to choose the right color of concealer?

To hide the circles under the eyes best guided by the principle of complementary (opposite on the color circle) colors. The concealer (or proofreader) is the means that we need for this purpose. How to choose the right color?

From the rules of coloring it is known that green is complimentary to red, blue to orange, purple to yellow. That's why, the red pimple is best hidden by a greenish corrector. And to hide the grey-blue bruise, we will use the orange (peach, apricot) corrector, for purple we will take the yellowish. Yes, every bruise, like all of us, is unique and has its own shade. Its color can be light grey, deep blue, violet, reddish.

At first, let's determine your shade of bruise:

Try to see some shades of red or purple (usually, they are more visible and easy to distinguish). If you see, boldly use the yellow proofreader. If the red-violet hues are not noticed or determined with a hue, it is very difficult to orientate to a grey-blue color and choose an apricot-type corrector, it is also a peach, it is also orange.

 The texture of the correctors are wax and silicone. The silicone is recommended for age-related skin. They do not clog their wrinkles. The wax does not dry the skin, but requires subsequent hardening to avoid rolling down. You do not need to apply a foundation over the corrector. You can apply the corrector with your fingers, with a brush, patting your fingers, without rubbing, on the intensity zone of the bruise (where the color is the brightest, usually at the inner corner of the eye).

Do not use a regular skin color corrector (lighter or whiter than your foundation). He will not disguise bruises, but will only give them a light grey shade. The tonal cream will not cope with the masking, because it does not have sufficient density.

If nothing happened?

  • If the circles under the eyes could not be concealed, and you do not notice the corrector applied, then you need the same tone of the corrector, only deeper and more intense.
  • If the circles under the eyes disappeared, but the corrector is visible, you need that corrector's shade, only less intense, lighter.
  • If both circles are visible, and the corrector, you need a different shade.

Eugene Malikova, makeup artist


Coloristic tools

Interactive color wheel will allow you to pick harmonious combination
Add more style to your life with color matching in real time
Generate main, dominant colors of image
Assistant for mixing and organizing paints
Color & Clothes selection assist. Individual photo/camera color-type detection
Make your home interior Harmonious
Image harmony filter. Color selection helper