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Disguise your dark circles in less than two minutes

One of the biggest beauty bugbears out there, we share how to vanquish ever-determined dark circles.

Step 1: Prep the eye area with BECCA’s new {Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer} which is chock-full of antioxidants and cooling cucumber extract to condition and de-puff the eye area.

Step 2: Neutralise the blue tones with a buildable, peach or papaya-toned cream. BECCA’s {Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector} has a sheer, ultra-dewy finish for seamless diffusion. Simply apply 2-3 dots beneath each eye using your fingertips, then pat repeatedly to ‘melt’ the make up for a ‘real skin’ finish.

Step 3: Brighten with pearlescent particles. {BECCA} have triumphed again with their phenomenal {Under Eye Brightening Corrector} – trust us, this is the product your make up bag’s been missing. With just a hint of iridescence to refract light and detract from signs of too-late nights, apply a thin layer and blur using a dampened Beautyblender {Micro Mini} for the most ‘naturally rested’ look.

Step 4: Conceal – choose a shade fractionally lighter than your base and draw a ‘V’ beneath each eye, extending from the inner and outer corners, ending in a point at the top centre of each cheek. Again from BECCA (are you sensing a theme here?), the beautiful {Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer} has a ‘dewdrop’ applicator for precise product application, while the ultra-fluid, water-rich formula disperses flawlessly – no risk of product migrating or flaking.

Step 5: If you’re susceptible to oiliness, lightly dust the area with setting powder. And guess who’ve just brought one out for this specific purpose? Yep, that’s right – it’s BECCA, whose {Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder} not only locks concealer in place, but contains light-scattering particles for extra luminosity.

Step 6: To amplify the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed effect, use BECCA’s {Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight} to highlight the inner corner of each eye and trace a whisper-thin line underneath your lower lashes for that ‘I’ve slept for eight hours’ vibe (even when you’ve barely managed two).

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Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…