How To Cover Dark Circles with Under Eye Makeup

Discover how to cover and conceal the appearance of dark circles under eyes using Charlotte’s under eye makeup and skincare secrets for a brighter-looking eye area.

Darlings, don’t let dark circles under eyes get you down! Charlotte knows that by using the SCIENCE of SKINCARE and MAGIC of MAKEUP to help conceal dark circles under eyes, everyone can feel like the most CONFIDENT version of themselves.

With these tips and tricks, you can discover how to cover dark circles with under eye makeup for brighter under-eyes that look WIDE AWAKE!

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Before learning how to cover dark circles under eyes using makeup, it’s important to note that using the right skincare can help your eye area to appear brighter and more refreshed!

Charlotte created her Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum as an energising elixir for tired-looking under-eyes. Gliding the caffeine-infused formula across dark circles helps to depuff the eye area with a cooling effect, AWAKENING the look of your under-eyes and leaving them refreshed and ready for makeup.

When tested on 30 people, Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum helped dark circles appear reduced by 171% in 8 weeks!*

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Tilbury Tip: Dedicate some extra time to your self-care ritual and pair Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum with Charlotte’s Cryo-Recovery Mask to help lift and refresh not only the look of your under eyes, but your entire complexion!

As always, finish prepping your skin with AWARD-WINNING Charlotte’s Magic Cream. Then, apply Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue cream to the eye area to help brighten the appearance of dark circles with its Botanical Eye Contour Complex. This double dose of MOISTURISING MAGIC will help keep the skin feeling SMOOTH and HYDRATED while reducing the look of dark circles.

When tested on 30 people, Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue helped dark circles appear reduced by 68% in 8 weeks!*

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Your concealer will do the hard work when it comes to covering the look of dark circles under eyes, but applying foundation is the key to a smooth, even-looking complexion.

Choose one of Charlotte’s fabulous foundations and apply using Charlotte's Hollywood Complexion Brush or your fingertips. After laying down your foundation, you’ll be able to identify areas that need a little more coverage while giving your concealer something to seamlessly blend into.

Choosing Your Foundation

When selecting one of Charlotte’s foundations, there’s a range of finish and coverage options to choose from:

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Concealer is the key to covering dark circles under eyes with makeup – Charlotte calls concealer the magic wand of her makeup kit! Applying under eye makeup allows you to build coverage that diminishes the appearance of dark circles, leaving the under-eyes looking smoother, brighter and more energised.

With NEW! Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, Charlotte knew she wanted to combine the confidence of buildable coverage with a radiant-looking finish and the hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid to create a concealer that benefits the skin around the eyes every time it’s applied. It provides medium-buildable coverage for camouflaging and covering the look of dark circles, while the supercharged formula provides the hydrating, nourishing benefits of an eye cream – a perfect recipe for concealing under the eyes.

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Focusing your concealer on the darkest spots such as on the inner corners and under the eyes, and then blending out the edges into your foundation helps to disguise and cover the look of dark circles in seconds!

To appear even more BRIGHT-EYED, choose a shade of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer that’s 2 shades lighter than your skin tone and apply it to your eye area. This illuminating technique is a way to trick the light, creating the appearance of brighter under-eyes by counteracting darker pigmentation around the eyes.

Tilbury Tip: For deep set dark circles, Charlotte also recommends applying Magic Vanish colour corrector to counteract blue-grey tones around the eye area. Apply before your foundation for an undetectable application.

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If you love the look of LIGHTER, BRIGHTER under eye makeup, finish your look with NEW! Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish, a brightening finishing powder that signs off your makeup look with a weightless veil of brightness. Choose between Fair-Medium, a translucent shade that’s perfect for fair-medium skin tones or Tan/Deep, a yellow-toned brightening shade. Apply the finely milled powder on a fluffy brush, sweeping it under the eyes to give the eye area a more LIFTED and LUMINOUS look.


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Darlings, with the right techniques, you can use skincare and under eye makeup to diminish the appearance of dark circles under eyes. Perfect the BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL under-eye look using Charlotte’s MAGICAL skincare and concealing routine and fall in love with her KIND-TO-UNDER-EYES products!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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