Under eye craziness—it's sunken, it's dark, it's just not helping. I have your solution. The Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen—just Mister Light if you want to get fancy. This pen is a reviver and shadow chaser. What I love about the fluid is that it's super lightweight, made for the delicate and sensitive area that lives right below your eyes. I have notorious under-eye circles, and all my life, I've been in constant search for the perfect concealer to mask my discoloration in the most natural looking way possible. I finally hit jack pot with Mister Light.
Of course, the real first step is acceptance. Under-eye circles run in my mediterranean blood, and I'm not mad I inherited them. I find slight discoloration under the eye to be quite sexy actually. I don't want a heavy mask to hide them completely. I just want to brighten and refresh that area so my whole face looks more alive. Heavy makeup the around the eye is aging and often makes circles look worse. Accept your dreamy bedroom eyes, and you will be much happier. It's who you are.
The trick is to use two different colors. They have a beautiful range, and I lucked out at the Sephora in Glendale, California, when I was approached by a stunning mature Middle Eastern woman who worked there. She guided me in choosing the right colors for my olive undertones. I start with #4 Mister Macaroon, a warm color with a touch of peach that acts like a neutralizer—warmer colors battle the purplish hues. Draw a V under your eye starting at the outer corner. Then, take your favorite eye cream and pat over the V to blend the warm color onto your skin. Dot the warm color on your top lid in the inner corners only, dab your eye cream again over these dots, and pat all over entire lid. This is a high quality product, so you need very little. It's loaded with pigment.
Next I take #3 Mister Toast— a shade that matches my cheeks perfectly—and make three little dots under my eye and pat with my ring finger under the entire eye out to the top of the cheek bone. Then, I make two dots on the outer orbital bone under the brow and blend in toward your inner corner of your eye. The concealer has a velvety-matte finish so you don't need to powder, and it stays creaseless all day while also making a beautiful eyeshadow base.
Accept, love, and apply.
Photos courtesy of the author. Stacey's got more on the best concealer for acne-prone skin right over this way.