Emilia Clarke's clever technique for concealing dark circles
Without looking like you're wearing makeup
By Ruby Cotton
Beauty Crew / June 30 2020
Emilia Clarke (also known to Game Of Thrones fans as Daenerys Targaryen) has blessed us with a beauty tutorial. And as it turns out, the actress really knows her stuff.
As the newest brand ambassador for Clinique, Clarke went live on Instagram to take us through her 'end of isolation beauty look' with the essential products she referred to as must-haves on her “re-entering society shopping list”.
One of her top picks was Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer, which she praised for having a “gazillion” shades to match a variety of skin tones and proceeded to use to conceal her undereye darkness.
Clarke applied the concealer underneath her eyes, using her ring finger to lightly build up coverage. "Makeup is all about layering," she told viewers.
Keeping application precise, Clarke kept the product concentrated on the inner corner of her eye, bringing it out no further than the middle.
"If you go further than there and take one of those gorgeous selfies with a big light, like I've got right now, you're just going to see a big area of lighter skin," she said.
This is far from the triangle technique or big fat semi-circle we usually adopt for covering darkness, and Clarke says it's her mum she has to thank for such a 'less is more' approach.
"My mum taught me how to put on makeup, she always encouraged me to put on makeup as if you’re not wearing any,” she said.
She’s also learnt a few tips along the way from professional makeup artists, one in particular who corrected her technique of applying concealer before foundation, which just “moves the product around your face”, rather than keeping to coverage put.
As she continues to lightly dab a bit more of the concealer around her nose and problem areas in the chin, Clarke finishes with a “shadows be gone” command, and that they are.
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Have you tried Emilia's concealer trick? Let us know how you went with it in the comments.
Main image credit: @emilia_clarke