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Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I have puffy, dark under eye circles. It’s not a good look for me. In fact, I reckon it’s not a good look for anyone.
There are a number of reasons why you could be suffering from this nasty case of puffy eyes, such as staying up too late the night before, tossing back one too many cocktails or suffering from allergies. Whatever the cause, I’ve got the solution!
Step One: Find the Perfect Concealer
This sounds so simple, but most people don’t know how to choose the correct concealer palette for their skin. Choosing a shade for your under eye is different than the rest of your face.
What you want to do is pick a shade that is slightly warmer than your natural skin tone. You may need to test drive a few shades, but you’ll know when you have found the right one when it disappears into your skin naturally.
Concealers found in pots tend to be better than those found in sticks or wands, so keep this in mind when you are shopping.
Step Two: Blend and Hide
To perfectly apply your concealer, use a makeup brush. A brush reduces the likelihood of over application which can make your under eye situation look even worse.
Dip it into your concealer and dab it gently on your under eye area and blend. You want to focus on the darkest areas first. Dabbing a little on your inner eye and eyelid will help brighten your eyes as well.
Step Three: A Flawless Finish
To get the most flawless, incandescent finish, sweep some translucent powder underneath your eyes. The shimmery flecks in this powder will give your eyes an instant eye boost.
Top this look off with a perfectly lined upper lid and mascara. Your eyes will look brighter, bigger and more beautiful.
A Little Pre-Concealer Prep
Some days my under eye circles are worse than others. On days when they’re looking extra dark and puffy I like to treat them to a simple potato paste.
Potato juice naturally lightens and reduces inflammation so it’s perfect to use before your makeup.
All you need to do is liquify one raw potato in a blender or food processor, close your eyes and place the puree over your peepers. In 20-30 minutes time you can rinse it off and you will see a noticeable difference.
Simple, effective and not very time consuming; I’d say that’s a beauty win!
Author Bio: Sabrina is a DIY loving beauty blogger for BESskincre.com. Whether she’s jet-setting or hanging out at home, she prefers to use her own skin care products like her Homemade Anti Aging Cream rather than buy them. Connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.
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