Even at 23, my under-eye circles have plagued me for years (ok, well a *few* years). And while I’m not sure whether their blue-purple appearance is due to fatigue or allergies (most likely a nice combo of both), both getting rid of them and covering them up is now at the top of my skin care and makeup priority list. And that’s how I found the magic combo that has instantly become a daily ritual: rich eye cream and a hefty concealer.

I start by applying the Skinceuticals AGE Eye Complex Eye Cream under my eyes each morning (you can double this up at night for extra treatment) and I let this layer be my base and primer for concealer. This cream combats wrinkles, dark circles and keeps your under eyes feeling fresh. I love how creamy and thick it is when you first apply it — but as you blend it in, it becomes completely weightless.

This brings me to the second part of this hefty under eye-circle cover up: the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Concealer. This stuff super creamy and highly pigmented — all it takes is three dots under each eye to conceal any puffiness, redness or purple-blue skin discoloration. I like to pat this in with my fourth finger (no brushes required), and like the wave of a magic wand my circles seem to disappear right before my eyes.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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