You wake up in the morning and stare in the mirror. To your horror there are two gigantic bags under your eyes staring back at you. They make you look tired, haggard and old way beyond your years. On top of that, you’ve got those dark rings under your eyes commonly called raccoon eyes.
At this point you don’t care that they got there because you didn’t get enough sleep. You don’t care if they got there because you had way too much fun the night before. You only care about making that bad look go away and fast. What do you do?
For the bags under your eyes:
Step 1 reduce swelling to get rid of bags under eyes
Apply cold green tea bags to your eyes for 10 minutes. Soak the teabags in cold water to moisten and put them in your freezer for a minute or two before applying. If you don’t have green tea bags, apply cucumber slices or the back of an ice-cold teaspoon.
Have Preparation H cream? If you do, you can apply that to those bags under your eyes to deflate them. Be sure and use only the cream, not the oil because the oil can make those bags worse. Take care not to get any into your eyes.
Step 2 – Camouflage bags under eyes
1. First apply your foundation makeup
2. Next apply an under eye primer if you have it as this will help hold your concealer.
3. Now apply a light colored concealer to the crease below the puffy area and along the nose following the tear line.
4. Next apply concealer two shades darker than your foundation directly to the puffy area.
For the raccoon look:
Okay, that takes care of the bags under your eyes, but what if you have dark circles. You don’t want to go out looking like a raccoon. I mean, the raccoon look is really cute if you’re a raccoon, but on us human types, it’s just not right. The best quick technique to hide the darkness is by camouflaging it. So how do you camouflage those dark circles?
If you look closely at the dark circles, you will probably notice they have a reddish or bluish cast. This is not unlike a typical bruise you might get anywhere else on your body. To cover them, you need to use a salmon or peach colored concealer. Don’t use beige or white concealer as those colors will change the dark area to gray thus giving you that lovely zombie look. Use the same technique outlined above to apply.
Look for upcoming posts on ways to keep your eyes beautiful and youthful looking at any age. We’ll be covering it all.
Now go have fun and relax.