How to find your perfect under-eye concealer colour match

How To Find The Perfect Under-Eye Concealer Shade - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Nail this ever-so-important decision once and for all

Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / May 14 2018

Some say you should find a concealer shade that’s a shade or two lighter than your skin tone to conceal your under-eye circles. But if you’ve ever followed this tip, you may have noticed that while the purple hue of your dark circles has disappeared, you're left with a white cast under your eye area.

Not ideal.

So now you’re back to the drawing board, trying to figure out what shade of concealer is right for hiding your dark circles without anyone being the wiser.

Well, take note of this clever piece of advice from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes because she just answered your beauty prayers.

In an interview with Allure, she revealed that the best place to colour-match your concealer to is the area between your nose and the apples of your cheeks.

Stumbling upon this trick by accident while on a shoot, Hughes swears by this tip because since this little area of the face is unlikely to suffer from redness, it’s a true representation of your natural skin tone. “It’s the most neutral-toned part of the face,” she explains.

She adds that this method will save you from picking a hue that’s too pink or too light, which can create “a much muddier version of what you already have under your eyes.”

And let's all agree that that's something none of us want. 

Hughes also adds that if at first the colour seems a little dark, don’t despair – after a little blending (“downwards” is her hot tip!) you’ll quickly see this neat hack deliver the goods.

As for choosing your concealer product, Hughes says you want an opaque formula to see the best results. Three under-eye concealers we’re loving right now that will do a stellar job of masking your dark circles are Clinique Beyond Perfecting™ Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear, NYX Professional Makeup Dark Circle Concealer and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting™ Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear

NYX Professional Makeup Dark Circle Concealer

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Now that you know how to find your perfect concealer shade, here’s how to stop your under-eye concealer from creasing. 

Have you found the perfect under-eye concealer to hide your dark circles? Please share!

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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.