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My name is Valeria and this is LEARNTOMAKEUP!

Dark dark dark circles … 

Do you hate dark circles? Don’t worry we hate them too! We wish they fade away from our lives right now. 

Today I will be talking about the right shades and makeup products you need to purchase to hider and get rid of your dark circles. 

As always I will help you to know what kind of under circle you have and what you can do. 

Here we go!

What is a dark circle? 

Dark undereye circles can be caused by a host of different things from heredity to allergies to poor sleep.  This is a common problem and are frequently described as “tired eyes.”

Why is it caused?

Several situations can cause dark circles but here are the most common ones.

Hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage
Caffeine consumption
Alcohol consumption
Sleep deprivation
Dietary deficiencies

How to cover them with makeup?

A colored concealer is the best item to use to cover dark circles! 

It will help to cancel out the discoloration.

You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors: green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.

Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer.

With that in my mind, let’s figure out what type of dark circles we have. They come in different shapes, sizes and even colors.

So keep reading to see how you’re supposed to use these color correcting concealers to make troublesome spots disappear.


Blue circles result from oxygenated blood stagnating beneath the skin. 

Skin here is very thin and almost transparent, so the blood shows through. You’ll find this more noticeable in the morning when you wake after been horizontal for a while, the fluids accumulate and the veins expand to hold more blood. 

Blue circles may get worse with age because as get older, we lose natural fat in the area, which can mask blueness below the surface of the skin. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for purple or blueish circles is YELLOW.

Yellow concealers are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles.

Yellow concealers are typically the most general, and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation. 

Depending on your skin tone, they can also be a perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.


The eye area becomes red when the blood vessels enlarge and engorge and become more visible through the skin.

 This can happen when you suffer allergies or nasal congestion or simply when you’ve burnt the candle at both ends and haven’t had enough sleep. Dehydration and irritation are other major causes.

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for reddish is GREEN.

As I just mentioned, the color green neutralizes the color red, which is why green concealers are wonderful for getting rid of any redness on your face. 

Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness then a color correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless makeup application. 


This happens when the skin produces less proteins and therefore the texture of the delicate skin become lax.

 This deep circle creates shadows and hollows.

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for deep and dark circles is SALMON.

It’s more like salmon or peach. These are ideal for brightening around the eye area and masking signs of fatigue. 

This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the color wheel. 

That’s why this color is best to combat dark under eye circles for people with light skin. Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes and to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance. 


Darker skin has more melanin pigment (the substance responsible for skin color) in the skin cells so your dark circles may be more obvious. Your treatment choices to remove these dark circles will depend on the specific cause. Consider using a concealer to cover darkened areas. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for tiny circles is ORANGE.

For all of you with lighter skin tones, you will want to stay away from orange concealers for the most part. The exception? If you’re doing facial contouring and need something that can work as a liquid bronzer. 

Other than that, this color is perfect for people with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles or other spots with deep discoloration.


This is a normal one for all of us and might be caused by lack of sleep or when you have a busy day. Your circles are not that noticeable and you can cover them realy easily and fast. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for tiny circles is NEUTRAL.

If you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have too many problem areas to hide, this will work fine for you. 

Any regular concealer should work to veil little imperfections or the occasional pimple. 

Just choose a shade similar to your skin tone, or one shade lighter, and you’re all set. 


Application is very important when using them.

If you have too many layers you can experience major creasing. The colored concealer is meant to cancel the the discoloration not cover it. It’s best to use your finger and pat in the product. Your finger will warm the product for a better application and pick up excess product. Push the product inwards and outwards for minimal creasing. 

Apply concealer in the shape of a inverted triangle. Doing that the concealer will match your foundation and your makeup look will look flawless. 

Remember that it’s better to apply concealer after foundation. That way you will be able to get a little bit more coverage because you already applied a layer of foundation.

After that set your foundation and concealer with your powder and you are done! 

I hope this helps to all of you my angels so you can buy the right concealer and to add this products to your makeup routine. 

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Love you all, Valeria.

Ok im just gonna throw this out there: Cecil as just a soul encased in a shell of shadows that can change form upon will. The tattoos are the seal that keep the soul and shadows together. Alternatively, Kevin would have a shell made of multiple souls that he’s stolen and inside, there’s just shadows.


Nubian 2 Palette Makeup Tutorial

I’ll be showing you guys how to achieve this super simple eyeshadow look with Juvia’s Nubian 2 Palette. This palette is amazing! These colors are super soft and super pigmented. I’m using the colors Kenya, Morocco, and Nairobi

So, before you even start you have to apply an eye shadow base (not shown). This will help it stay on all day long. Now, using an eye shadow brush, use Morocco and softly blend it into the crease of your eye (don’t press too hard, we don’t want too much of this color). 

Next, using Kenya, blend that directly below the crease and along the outer v (the outer corner of the eye). Now, before using Nairobi, with the back of your makeup brush scrape a little out of the palette and mix with a little water on the back of your hand or in a container. Adding water makes the color more intense and we really want this color to pop! Apply that directly to the lid. Grab a blending brush and apply a little Kenya into the very top of the lid to help that blend into the yellow more smoothly! And that it! Add your wing liner and lashes and your look is complete 😆

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!! There will be a lot more to come so stay tuned 😙

XO ~ Theia

anonymous asked:

Hi I was wondering would you have any useful eyeshadow tips for beginners? :)

Ok so my general tips would be to 

  • Always use an eye shadow primer your makeup will look a lot better and last longer if you do
  • Always blend your eye shadow so you don’t have harsh lines. Fluffy blending brushes are the best for doing that.
  • Nude eye shadow looks good on every one and is easy to do. 
  • You can get more intense color if your wet your eye shadow brush before using it 
  • You can also get more vibrant color if you use a white eyeliner all over your eyelid before applying eye shadow.

Helpful Links:

Here is an easy to follow diagram of a foolproof way to do eye shadow 

Best eye shadow colors for your eye color 

How to contour your eyes for your eye shape 

How to get the best smokey eye for your eye shape 

Other eye shadow looks based on your eye shape 


My green look today 🐍 Inspired by @risadexter on Instagram 💚 And yes that is green as my highlighter waddup

✨DETAILS // ig: tmbmakeup
💫FACE: L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer, Coty Airspun Loose Powder, NYC Sunny Bronzer, Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime, Elf Contour Kit (ashy shade)
💫LIPS: Morphe 35B Palette dark green, Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime, Jesse’s Girl Glow Stix Lip Gloss in Tangerine
💫EYES: Morphe 35B Palette light lime green, matte yellow (upper crease, inner socket, & lower lashline) , medium green, dark green (crease & lower lashline), and black (outer corner & outer lower lashline), Jesse’s Gorl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime (inner corner & center of lid), Wet n Wild Iconic Eyes Shadow Stick in Envy (base) and Comfort Zone Palette dark green shade (lid), Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, NYX Color Mascara in Perfect Pear, Eylure Vegas Nay Grand Glamour Lashes and #126 Definition Lashes cut up on bottom


Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base Review

After hearing so many awesome things about this color correcting eyeshadow base, I decided that I had to see what it was all about. I am a huge fan of eye primers that have a skin color tint because I find that my eye shadows not only look better but it also conceals my dark eyelids. I always make sure to use a primer even if I am not wearing any eyeshadow because I have super oily eyelids. I wanted to compare this eyeshadow base to my Mac Painterly Paint Pot to see if it gives similar results for about a tenth of the price. On the left eye, I have my Mac Paint Pot and on my right eye I have the Essence Eyeshadow Base. I also set both of these with my Mac Eye Shadow in Orb as I usually set any eye primer with a skin toned matte eyeshadow. I wasn’t wearing any other makeup other than this eye primer because I really wanted to pay attention to the comparison. After about 4 hours of wear, I took this photo. As you can see, I have very oily eyelids so I need to make sure that my eyeshadow base is up to par. After several hours of having applied this, my eye with the Mac Paint Pot only experienced a small breakthrough of oil in the crease of my eye where as the eye with the Essence Primer shows a lot of oil and overall the product looks like it’s fading all throughout.  All in all, I still prefer my Mac Paint Pot over any other eye primer. I do not think that the essence is a bad choice (especially because of how inexpensive it is) but if you have oily eyelids I would not recommend this. However, if you have normal or dry eyelids I think this is something that is definitely worth giving a shot. 

Does concealer work as an eye primer?

Using concealer as an eyelid primer seems relatively harmless, it really won’t cause you any harm, but will it actually work?

Concealers are great at covering dark circles, blemishes, acne, scars, broken capillaries and redness, heck they even do a fabulous job at covering visible veins and discolouration on the eyelids, but that doesn’t mean they make great eye primers … Concealers (especially those designed for under the eyes) often contain oils to help them blend over the skin easily and look natural so if you want your eye makeup to last they won’t help oily eyelids the slightest. Eye primers are designed to mattify the eyelids and “zap” any oils so that eye makeup doesn’t crease, smudge, run or fade and make colours appear brighter. Using a product that is creamy and oil based to prep the eyelids simply won’t work; and using a concealer as an eye primer can actually cause your eyeshadow to crease, not stay put.

Those who don’t have super oily eyelids and use a dry concealer may find this works but If you want your eye makeup to last and your eye shadow to appear more pigmented there are plenty of great budget friendly options, none of which include concealer. Try: ELF Essential Eyelid Primer.

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  • If you accidentally buy a foundation that’s too dark, you can mix it with some moisturizer to lighten the color.
  • You can add a bit of cornstarch to a glossy nail polish to give it a matte finish.
  • Prime your eyes with a white eye shadow base before using colorful eye shadows so they stand out.
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