It is only the very fortunate amongst us that are able to find the time to get a full 8 hours sleep every night, and there’s no tell-tale sign of a late night quite like those dark under-eye circles. Covering them can be a tricky one, but Beauty Expert is here to help with some of our favourite products along with some handy tips that will help to keep you looking wide awake – even when you don’t feel it!
Firstly, make sure the whole under-eye area is properly moisturised. If there is even a hint of dryness, any product there will become chalky and make bags and dark circles show up even more. We love the Radiance Eye Creme from Burt’s Bees, as its soothing blend of chamomile, cucumber and rosehip extracts help to promote skin renewal and reduce puffiness and swelling.
Next, make sure you opt for a concealer that is a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. The area needs to look highlighted, and if your concealer is a shade lighter than the rest of your face then the better chance you have of light bouncing off the area as opposed to soaking it up. Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Maximum Coverage Concealer is a great option, as its creamy yet lightweight consistency works to cover up any dark circles and fine lines as well as leaving skin looking radiant. A good concealer brush is also an absolute must-have to your routine because this is one product that needs to be blended, and blended well, so one of our favourites is this Daniel Sandler Concealer Brush as it mimics the shape of your finger and allows you to place pigment exactly where you need it.
With your dark circles covered to perfection, it’s time to set all your hard work with a dusting of translucent powder. We love the Dr. Hauschka Loose Face Powder, and when used in conjunction with the Real Techniques Powder Brush, your make-up is kept in place all day whilst still giving a natural and flawless finish.
So that’s it for our foolproof tips on brightening up our under-eye area and banishing bags for good. What are your favourite products to use?