At the age of 44, I will experiment with ANYthing under the sun to try and get rid of, cover up, or at least distract from my ever darkening under eye circles!
I will also fork over all my money to buy any concealer, under eye cream, or gimmick-y product that promises brighter under eyes!
So after years of trying so many products and techniques, I believe I have come across a new product (to me!) that is definitely helping me get those not-so-tired-looking eyes! Watch my short YouTube video below to see exactly HOW this pink product works for me and my dark circles.
Or keep reading if you prefer written word and photos along with links to products from my video tutorial. You’ve got options!
When it comes to covering my dark circles, I always make sure to go that extra step, by SETTING that creamy concealer with a little bit of setting powder so that it doesn’t go anywhere.
And typically it’s a translucent shade or a shade similar to our own skin color that we use.
But just as we can use a color correcting concealer for our problem spots, now we can use a color correcting setting powder too to go the extra mile. Basically when we talk about color correcting, it’s the act of covering up imperfections by canceling out the unwanted tones that cause them.
Well let me introduce you into the PINK SETTING POWDER club! I recently was watching an Instagram reel from celebrity MUA Painted by Spencer where he could not stop gushing about how he couldn’t live without his brightening under-eye secret…the pink powder.
Shop Some Popular Pink Setting Powders:
Morphe, $14 // By Terry, $54 // Ben Nye, $18 // elf Cosmetics, $8 // Laura Mercier, $40
I of course went straight into my Ulta the next day and picked up the first pink powder I could get my hands on! I grabbed the Morphe Brightening Pink Bake + Set powder $14. It was between that and the elf cosmetics pink, but the lady working the register suggested I go with the Morphe, so that’s what I did!
Why use A PINK Shade of Powder?
Pink when used as a corrector, can balance out cool toned discolorations such as blue-like dark circles, brighten skin and counteract darker areas. Typically this shade of powder will work best on fair to light-medium skin such as I have. If you have olive, or darker skin tones, a yellow based setting powder would work the same to brighten! This old school banana setting powder is known to work wonders.
How I Use Pink Powder.
In the video I showed my layering technique that has been truly working wonders for my dark circles.
I apply my concealer AFTER my foundation (always) and have been loving the Lancome Teint Idole ultra wear concealer in shade 215. I love buffing it in with my BK Beauty concealer brush for an airbrushed effect. Tools are everything 😉
Then I go for the pink Morphe setting powder and press in a light amount with my fave triangle sponges I buy off Amazon here. I can even wash them a few times with soap and water before having to use a new one! They’re the perfect size and fit for that small area right in the crook of the eye bed. The pink powder just gives my concealer that extra boost it needs to look brighter and not dull!!
My Additional Tools To Brighter Eyes :
I then wipe away any excess with my go-to Real Techniques setting powder brush and finish off my complexion with my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless finish compact powder in shade 2 medium. I brush this lightly over the pink powder then just hit the center of my face and T zone for a blurring effect.
And there you have it! A pink setting powder is just that pretty bow you add to a birthday present that just ties it all together! Tell me, have you tried a pink powder yet??
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