How to Cover Under Eye Circles

Facial skin in human being is about three times thinner on the face than on other parts of the body. The skin under the eyes is extremely thin and sensitive. Stress, anaemia, constipation and malnutrition manifest in dark under eye circles. Dark circles under the eyes are difficult to treat without making lifestyle changes which include avoiding smoking, getting sufficient sleep and eating healthy.


Dark circles tend to give a haggard appearance to the most beautiful faces. Persons with deep set eyes seem to be especially prone to dark under eye circles. Modern make up solutions have a      range of cosmetics designed to cover dark circles and present an even toned facial complexion.


Whilst special formulations designed to lighten the under eye area are available in plenty, it is important to select only an opthalmologically tested cream as these creams have been known to cause irritation and reddening of the eye in a few cases.



The under eye area is very sensitive. An opthalmologically tested cleanser should be used to clean the under eye area every night. A moisturizing cream with Vitamin E content helps moisturize this sensitive area.


To avoid dark under eye circles, it is important to include enough fibre in the diet and to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. A diet rich in spinach, carrots, sprouts and bananas has been known to be effective in curing dark circles.


How to cover under eye circles

  1. Under eye concealers are best applied after foundation .Concealers one shade lighter than the foundation works best on under eye area.Concealers in shades tending towards yellow do not suit Indian complexions and should be avoided.

  2. Wash hands with soap and water and dry before applying concealer.

  3. To apply, take a very small quantity of concealer on the tip of the little finger. Dab on the corners of the eyes and in the centre of the under eye area.

  4. Work in the concealer with the tip of the little finger using light strokes from the inner corners of the eyes to the outer end.

  5. Take care to avoid caking of the concealer in the crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes.

  6. Once the concealer has set, dab loose translucent powder on the under eye area.

  7. Brush away any excess powder using a fluffy make up brush.

Tips to choose concealer

Choose the color of the concealer according your skin tone. If your dar circles are

  1. Red – use olive based concealer

  2. Grey or blue  – use yellow concealer

  3. Brown – use blue or mauve concealer

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