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Banish under-eye bags and dark circles

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Banish Under-Eye Bags and Dark Circles

It may be a beautiful morning. But facing the mirror isn’t so pretty when you see dark under-eye circles and puffy eyelids. Try these tricks and tips from renowned makeup artists to conceal it all.


DON'T

  • Use a concealer that’s too light when correcting puffiness. The basic concept is that dark shades recede and light shades come to the front. Therefore, if you apply a light color on puffy areas, it makes them stand out more.

  • Use a mirror with only overhead lighting when applying make-up. It creates the impression of dark circles you don’t even have.

  • Use too much product. It creates creases. Fixing under-eye circles shouldn’t involve covering up skin, but rather subtly changing the color

DO

  • Choose a concealer that’s a shade darker than you would normally use.

  • Look in a mirror with natural daylight for a realistic picture of how others see you. Good lighting for your make-up area is essential.

  • Make an appointment with a professional make-up artist. A consultation on how to correct under-eye circles will often reveal that a peachy or orange color is needed to correct the discoloration.

  • Avoid excess alcohol, salt and oversleeping. Alcohol and salt lead to fluid retention. Oversleeping causes the additional fluids in your body to pool in your face, and can cause puffiness.

  • Consult a plastic surgeon to discuss an under eyelift if your under the eyes puffiness is hereditary or chronic.