Someone asked me a few weeks back to do this tutorial, so here it is! Please note, however, that I myself find it difficult to conceal my dark circles entirely. To me, they still look bad after I conceal them. But here's just how I do it.
I'm sorry that the first picture always has to be really shocking. But since we're going step-by-step, the first picture obviously has to be one of me without any makeup on, so that you'll be able to see the difference later.
The first thing to do would be to use a salmon toned concealer to eliminate your dark circles. Basically to counter the bluish/purplish undertone under your eyes, you need a salmon toned concealer. I hope this explains it better:
Basically, opposite colours cancel out each other. Similarly, if you would like to reduce redness in your skin, you could use a green concealer for that.
So back to salmon concealer: My choice of concealer is the one by Skin Food, because it's affordable and it works! You could, of course, go out and buy yourself a nice Bobbi Brown corrector. She has tons of shades and you're bound to find one to suit you just nice. I don't want to spend that kind of money on concealer so I make do with Skin Food. :)
You could use a brush, but I prefer using my ring finger because it's convenient and quick. Remember, when dealing with your eye area, always be gentle and try your hardest not to tug on your skin. You don't want premature wrinkles and saggy skin there!!
Hopefully you can see the difference here...
Next, after eliminating the blue/purple undertones, I use a regular concealer over the salmon concealer. Be sure to blend in your salmon one properly first! You don't want any creasing..
Here's how it looks, compared with just using the salmon concealer alone.
In the picture below, I know it almost looks like reverse panda eyes, but I assure you, I'm gonna fix it! This is just how it'll look after the concealer. One problem is also because the Stage concealer is a tad too light for me. But I still use it anyway because I believe in blending!! Haha.
We're gonna set our concealer now!
You can use any loose powder that you wish, make sure it's not some lousy cheap brand though, otherwise the loose powder particles most likely wouldn't be as fine as you want them to be.
Get some powder on your brush, and then tap off the excess!
And this is how I look after concealing my dark circles. I know my eyebags are still very visible, but you can't conceal eyebags. It's like trying to conceal your nose. It's convex. How on earth can you do that? Of course, after this, you can go ahead and conceal whatever else you want to conceal on your face, and then put on foundation. If you're using liquid foundation, I'd suggest concealing AFTER your foundation, BEFORE setting your face. Same goes for BB cream! I think that day all I did was dust loose powder over my face. That's good enough for me, usually.
With flash and a full face of makeup! I don't wear so much makeup nowadays.. This was for a shoot. And this was on the same day, just in case you're wondering why this picture is here. Haha.
I hope this mini tutorial was helpful to whoever who requested for it, and also to whoever's reading! :D Thanks for reading :) Of course, I'm not an expert so if you see anything that I'm not doing right, please feel free to let me know. I'd like to know too!