How to Hide Your New-Mom Dark Under Eye Circles with Makeup

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Having a cherubic baby of your very own? Super awesome. The late-night feedings and attendant under-eye circles? Less so. Follow these stealth makeup tricks, and you can lose those XXL sunglasses.

Step One

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Use a creamy foundation all over your face—putting cover-up only on your dark circles highlights them, says Pati Dubroff, a makeup artist in Los Angeles. Apply very sparingly under eyes to avoid accentuating fine lines and creases.

Try:   Laverna Natural Liquid Foundation ($28, amazon.com)

Step Two

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Pat on an illuminating concealer from the inner to outer corners of your eyes. The finish reflects light, leaving skin looking glowy rather than tired. Choose a shade that matches your skin or is slightly lighter.

Try:   L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Lumi Concealer ($13, ulta.com)

Step Three

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If you still see half-moons, gently dab a creamy concealer in a stick or pencil formula right in the middle of your under-eye area (where the shadows are darkest), then use your ring finger to blend. That should do it!

Try:   CoverGirl TruBlend Fixstick Concealer ($9, drugstore.com).

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