Lately, I’ve been on a skincare kick. I’ve been trying out new moisturizers to find the perfect light weight moisturizer that’s perfect for the summer, so keep an eye out for a post coming soon! If you’re not already, subscribe to the blog in order to be notified about when I post! Like I said in my most recent posts, the key to your makeup looking flawless is having a good base to work with. That doesn’t mean that you need to have to most perfect skin in order to look flawless, it just means your skin needs to be healthy. If you’re having trouble with your foundation or concealer, it can be because your skin is not healthy. You can try using masks, I wrote a post about the Best Face Masks, click here to read it. If you have different problem areas on your face, you can try Multimasking, click here to read a post about Multi-masking. Today I’m talking about Dark Circles. This is a problem most of us deal with either because of genetics or lack of sleep/stress. I definitely know the struggle of dark circles especially since my eyes are quite large so the under eye bags are larger than others. I’ve caught onto a couple of techniques that can help reduce the look of dark circles.
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HOW TO GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES: A Good Eye Cream
Dehydrated under eyes can be the worst thing for your dark circles. If your under eye area isn’t moisturized, your concealer or any makeup put in that area will cling to the dry patches. Your makeup won’t look even or smooth and it can even get a little painful because dry skin tends to itch and get red and patchy. The best solution for this is to use an eye cream in the morning and night. At night, I would recommend using a heavier thicker under eye cream so that it really does moisturize under the eyes and in the morning I would recommend using a gel consistency. The gel consistency will not only keep your under eye area hydrated, it will allow for your makeup to go on smoothly as well. The two eye creams that I recommend are: Caudalie Vinosource Eye Cream for night time and Garnier Anti-Puff Roller for the morning. If you want to purchase any of the items that I talk about in this post, be sure to check the bottom of the post and click the link in the name!
HOW TO GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES: EYE MASKS
I’ve talked about my love for masks so many times. (Read the post about my favorite masks here) So when Sephora came out with the Eye Masks, I bought every single type to try them all out. They’re amazing and so affordable! They also have re-usable masks that can be used up to 10 times and they are also crazy affordable! Eye Masks are a great way for your under eye area to be hydrated a little bit more. Not only do they get hydrated, they get a refreshing kick of coldness. This is really good because it helps reduce puffiness, which helps reduce the look of dark circles. Glam Glow also makes a really good eye treatment that is meant to help with brightening the under eye area which can significantly improve the appearance of dark circles.
HOW TO GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES: CORRECTING
The last item that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles is correcting. We’ve all seen the bloggers and YouTubers talk about color correcting and the color wheel. Orange is used to correct blue-purple undertones, pink/peach is used to correct lighter blue-purple undertones. It depends on your skin complexion, if you’re more of a tan-olive skin tone then orange is for you and if you’re fair-light skin tone then pink/peach is the way to go. I love using an Orange color corrector to help cancel out my blue/purple undertones under my eyes. i have tried out many and a couple of my favorites are: L.A. Girl Pro-Color Correcting Orange Concealer, NYX Dark Circle Corrector, and Stila Color Correcting Palette.
Here are my tips on reducing the appearance of dark circles! Are you following me on Instagram and Twitter? I post different makeup tips everyday. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive notifications on when i post!
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