Cosmetics – Covering Dark Circles Under Eyes

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist and skincare specialist Aisha Alves demonstrates how to cover dark circles under your eyes.

    Aisha Alves

    Aisha is a professional makeup artist and skincare specialist in Washington, DC who, over the past 10 years, has gained a reputation of one of the area’s leading beauty experts. Working with professional lines such as Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, Shu Uemura, Stila, and Smashbox, she not only has mastered the techniques of various schools of beauty, but also has extensive knowledge about the wide variety of products on the market today. Beginning with her training in New York City with celebrity Makeup Artist Trish McEvoy, Aisha’s experience has helped her develop a signature Beauty Philosophy that has made her one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the region, “You don’t need to wear a lot of makeup to look polished. Instead, focus on key ways to bring out the best in your features. Beauty is not about covering up what you think is wrong, it's about celebrating your individual style and feeling great!" In 2005, she teamed up with fellow makeup gurus, Giannina Giraldo and Harmony Williams to found Picture Perfect Makeup, a company offering services in everything from Bridal Beauty to Makeup Lessons in the DC area.

    Jinena: Hi, I'm Jinena (Ph) with Picture Perfect Makeup. Here I am in Washington DC at PRatPartners where I am going to be showing Megan how to cover up her dark circles. So, we are going to use a few products. First, we are going to actually use our corrector. Our corrector has more of a pink tone so it is really going to get in the corner of the eye area to neutralize any of the darkness that we have. You're going to need a brush. So, we are going to get it right in the corner of the eye area and also bring it wherever there is a little more darkness. We're going to want to tap with our finger. You justly always want to tap and not rub. If you notice the difference between the two eyes, you can see that we have covered all the darkness that Megan had in the corner of her eye area. Then, we are going to follow with the actual concealer. The concealer is going to be more of a yellow tone, it is going to really help to neutralize lift, lighten and brighten underneath her eye area. We want to bring the concealer all the way up to her lash line to really make sure that she brightens underneath eye area. And the last part of covering up your dark circles that you want to do at the end is you want to dust it with translucent power over top. So, you want to grab your brush, make sure you always tap the excess and you want to set. So, that way throughout the day it doesnt crease and there you go. You can actually see the difference between the two eyes. Megan looks a lot brighter now and we've covered her dark circles. .