Long days and short nights are the norm when you’re a #girlboss who’s killing it in your career, and dark circles so often come with the territory. (You can also be genetically predisposed to undereye shadows — thanks, mom — but we digress.) Whether you prefer covering 'em up with flecks of glitter or you wake up reaching for a tub of eye cream to de-puff, there’s no denying that underye circles are having a moment right now.
Don’t believe us? Even Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale are embracing the look. Critics are raving about Elisabeth Moss, who is both a producer and actress for the series, and her character Offred — the latter of which rarely wears any makeup at all. In fact, in an interview with Yahoo Style, Moss says Offred actually relies on the tired look most people associate with undereye circles.
“The fact that my makeup and hair took 30 to 45 minutes at the most was amazing,” she said. “If you’re not sleeping a lot because you’re working your [butt] off and you get dark circles and bags under your eyes — the more you have, the better. You’re supposed to look stressed.”
One day during production, Moss admitted that she came to set a little too well-rested, and they ended up painting on her dark circles with makeup. “I came in and my makeup artist was like, ‘Oh dear,’ and was disappointed that I didn’t have the dark circles under my eyes that we needed," she said.
Spending more time sleeping and less blending in our concealer every morning? Sounds like the perfect gig to us.
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