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4 Easy Steps to Instantly Brighter Eyes

Celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn’s foolproof method for hiding under-eye circles

By Catherine LeFebvre

Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia

Fact: as you age, the circles around your eyes can become more prominent or dark, making you look like a raccoon that went on a bender. And the cover-up techniques you learned in your 20s or 30s won’t cut it. Luckily Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, has simple strategies to make you look instantly well-slept.

1. Prep with a Serum
You probably already use an eye cream, but Tim recommends adding a serum to the mix to help deflate the bags. Massage it in before topping with an eye cream day and night. Tim loves Armani’s Crema Nera Extrema Eye Serum, which targets the loss of firmness and density in the eye area; it also hydrates.

2. Blend It Up
Next, Tim uses a blend of concealers: one color corrector that’s pink or peachy in tone, and one concealer that matches your natural skin tone. The color corrector works to brighten the whole undereye area while the traditional concealer covers up any remaining darkness. Start in the hollow close to your inner eye, and paint alternating tiny stripes of corrector, much like a sunburst, working your way towards the outer edge of the eye. Then, blend it all together seamlessly with a brush. Top any remaining areas with concealer.

3. Apply Foundation
Tim recommends applying your foundation of choice after you’ve applied concealer. That way, you can get away with using less foundation—especially near the eye area.

4. Set Your Mascara
Yes, you can wear mascara on your bottom lashes without it running! After applying mascara, use a small soft brush or even a cotton swab to apply a thin layer of translucent powder along your bottom lashes. This helps to set the mascara and prevent those little black trails from slipping down your face.

Want more great advice from Tim? Come meet him in person at our exclusive Reinvent Your Look event on September 20 at Bloomingdale’s in NYC!

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