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How to Apply Concealer So You Never Have Dark Circles Again

Because coffee can only do so much.

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Dark under eye circles are not only unpleasant to see in the mirror, but they are also a dead giveaway of how your week is going. Stressed? Been partying too hard lately? Haven't been able to sleep? It's all right there on your face. So to make sure that you boss doesn't know that you've been dancing on tables until 2 a.m. on a Tuesday night, here's how to make it look as though you got your full 8 hours of honest to goodness sleep.

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Step One
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Start with a fresh face.

Step Two
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Using under eye concealer, create five dots in a V-shape under your eye. We like bareMinerals Well-Rested CC Primer and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Step Three
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Blend the concealer by tapping lightly with your finger in a V-shape.

Step Four
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Gently make sure that the concealer is fully blended. Can't get it quite right? Try using a beautyblender.

Step Five
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Apply a light dusting of finishing powder to set the concealer. We like Koh Gen Do Natural Lighting Powder and Mac Mineralize Skin Finish. Done!

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