Your step-by-step guide to concealing those dark circles that are a new mom’s rite of passage.
Step 1: Moisturize.
Taking good care of your skin always makes it look better. (But beware of ingredient-laden eye creams, which aren’t always safe for expectant moms.)
Step 2: Find your color.
Choose a shade lighter than you would use to conceal blemishes, or one to two shades lighter than your foundation. If your dark circles are more color-specific, use this guide to find your match:
• Purplish tint – Try a yellow concealer.
• Brownish circles – Go for a mauve or tan tint.
• Bluish skin – An orange-based shade is your best cover.
Step 3: Conceal.
Using a lightweight cream concealer, blend color over your circles using a concealer brush or your ring finger (it’s the weakest and least likely to damage sensitive skin).
Step 4: Cover.
Apply foundation or tinted moisturizers you normally would.
Step 5: Finish.
Just with a coat of light powder to make the coverage last longer.