Sunday, May 23, 2010
How to conceal eye bags & under eye circles
9 out of 10 women has under eye circles or eye bags. I am one of them. Fortunately, with all the products available in the market, concealing blemishes is not impossible. You just need to use the right product & do the right application.
To brighten the eye area, you need to use a concealer. With all the formulations available, it's quite easy to get confused. Just remember, choosing the right formulation depends on the type of skin you have.
Cream concealers are great for dry skin, though this has tendency to cake or crack up if not applied the right way. Always set it with translucent powder that is one shade lighter than your skin tone.
Other forms of concealers are liquid and stick. If you have oily skin, look for an oil free concealer.
Be careful in using concealers because you don't want to look like a ghost or have your eye area to light.
One trick I do is to apply a skin tone concealer or foundation on top of my colored concealer.
For brown under eye circles, use a yellow colored concealer and or powder. This will brighten you under eye and correct the undertone.
For purplish oe bluish under eye, use a salmon colored concealer
(remember, if you use a warm color like yellow over a blue or purple undertone, it will create a grayish color)
For reddish purple under eye, use green colored concealer.
If you use a colored concealer, top it off with your foundation and blend well.
You don't want to look like a rainbow right? The above tip is applicable for pimple marks as well. I use a q-tip for a more precise application.
I hope this helps, always remember, blend well. It's not enough to use the right product, you have to apply it the right away as well.