I was reading Kahani’s thoughts on how she successfully used a peach coloured concealer to conceal her undereye circles and it got me thinking. Peach concealer? Then I remembered myself saying that a peachy-orange eyeshadow colour made me look more awake though I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.
So, looking online for inspiration as to why this could be so, I came across articles that said that basically, it comes down to the colour wheel. If you have ever been in art class, you should be able to relate to this wheel. Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel complement each other and even help to neutralize each other. (source)
So, when choosing concealers to hide dark undereye circles (not bags – you can’t ever totally hide bags) first, take a good long look at the shade of the circles on your undereye area then use this little guide:-
- Purple tones – use a yellow toned concealer
- Blue tones – use a peach or salmon toned concealer
- Gray tones – use a pink toned concealer
Sure, we have all been led to think that concealers are supposed to be yellow but clearly, all is not equal in this world and thus, different people have different needs. Since I discovered this, I have been peering at my own dark circles wondering what tone they fall under.
To be honest, its so hard to tell. Purple, blue and grey are all mixed up! Thus far, I have been using a yellow toned concealer in the Make Up For Ever lift concealer. However, when I thought about how wonderfully L’oreal Touche Magique worked for me (discontinued here in Malaysia), I remember that it had very slight peachy tones mixed into the colour. It wasn’t as yellow as I thought. Kahani might have hit the nail right on the head – I might actually need a concealer with peach-yellow tones!
Now, I wonder where I can find that!