How To Conceal Eye Bags?

By Larese De Guzman / August 7, 2020
How To Conceal Eye Bags

Do you have a big day, but you have bigger eye bags? Fortunately, you can conceal ey bags with some makeup and your confidence. Follow these easy steps, and you will be able to disguise those puffy eyes even just for one day. 

3 Easy Steps To Conceal Eye Bags

What if there is an easy way to conceal those eye bags, won’t you do it? Get ready because we’re about to share the three simple steps in covering those eye puffiness. You don’t have to worry anymore because you’ll be ready with 1-2-3 ways.

Step 1 – Let Your Concealer Do The Magic

In covering eye bags, all you need is your best concealer. First of all, you have to choose the makeup that will help you hide your unwanted luggage under the eyes. Pick an orange or peach-colored concealer to fight the blue and grey color under your eyes. Orange is the complementary color to blue, meaning the colors “cancel” each other out when you apply orange to a blue area. 

On the other hand, you can choose a darker color than your skin by either one or two shades. The concealer will otherwise be visible against your normal skin color. The concealers come in liquid form, and they stick. Suppose your skin is fair to try to cover dark circles with a peachy-colored concealer. If you have darker skin, use deeper orange color.

Broad coverage is ideal for liquid concealers, although sticks are better for lighter or darker areas. While any type of concealer will work, remember that liquid makeup may appear glossy, powder makeup may give a matt appearance. Choose makeup based on your skin type-for example, with specific liquid makeup, oily skin is more likely to be “shiny.”

Preparing Your Skin

Apply an eye cream to moisturize both eyes. The concealer can turn chalky and become very visible to anyone if there is some sign of dryness. Try to keep the eye cream in the fridge before applying. The cream’s cold temperature contracts with the skin, creating a closer look. Use a caffeine eye cream to help with puffiness and the dark circles. Put it on before applying concealer, if you wear foundation. Nevertheless, after the concealer, any powder-based makeup, including lipstick, will last be carried on.

Apply Your Concealer

Use either a small concealer brush, sponge, or your fingers to apply it under your eye bags’ shadows. Dab the concealer, without smearing, to have smooth, blended coverage. You want to use in a triangular fashion just below the fold of your bags and blend inward, towards your cheekbones. Target the top of your cheeks, just below the shadows and bags.

Don’t add makeup to the puffiness! Under heavy makeup, the skin under the eyes will wrinkle, causing the bags to stand out even more. Applying the concealer underneath the bags draws attention to that face, rather than your puffy eyes. Less is enough when it comes to concealing-too; much can offer a “caked” look. Upon completion, apply the concealer to a thin layer of translucent powder. When using a powder base, you should have to add the concealer before adding the makeup.

Step 2 – Touch Up and Set Your Concealer

Evaluate applications. Taking a moment to have your concealer put in. If darkness is still under your eye, you might apply a little more concealer, always keep it bright. If the concealer is too vivid, the makeup would need to be blended out. If the concealer is too dark, you can balance it with a concealer, which is lighter than the tone of your skin. It will help to show the region beneath the puffiness.

Pat to blend in under the eyes. Use a concealer or your natural skin tone foundation to conceal your eye bags and combine the previous concealer application with your skin. It helps to establish a more realistic appearance and remove an excessively bright or “caked” look. 

Patting the concealer instead of rubbing helps keep the makeup from being smeared and provides a more uniform mix. If you are combining the concealer with your fingers, using your ring finger. The ring finger tends to be the faintest and gives a more gentle touch.

Brightening And Setting Your Makeup

Brighten up around the head. Use a soft, pink highlighter to add some shine to the eyes’ internal and exterior corners. It helps to draw attention to your eyes and away from the shadows and bags. Evite darker colored eyeliner or shadow. These colors will attract attention back to the bags that you’re holding. Don’t forget about the inner eye area, near the nose bridge. Adding here only a small amount of concealer or highlighter can help brighten up your entire face.

Place machining. To put the makeup on your face, use face powder to keep it locked in and look beautiful all day. Take care to add only a thin layer to prevent premature makeup build-up—no need to spread the powder all over your hair. Just dab the powder lightly in the areas where makeup was applied. In areas sensitive to shininess, you can choose to use a little more powder-powder offers a matt feel.

Step 3 – Keep A Healthy Lifestyle

Makeups are an excellent way to conceal eye bags, but they don’t guarantee lifetime solutions. It can only last for hours. If you want to cover those eye bags, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Be mindful of your food intake, keep dehydrated, and have an active lifestyle. These are some ways that will give you long-term solutions.

Less Salt Intake

Reduce salty foods. Under our eyes, the bags are due to the retention of fluids. This retention results in over-consumption of salt, meaning reducing the amount of salt in your food can reduce the puffiness in your eyes. Lay off high sodium foods like pickles, olives, soup, and fast food. Eat more high potassium-rich foods like bananas, avocados, and celery. These foods help your body balance its sodium.

Drink More Water

When you are dehydrated, the body holds on to water, which leads to fluid retention. Upon your water intake, this retention can reduce the bags under your eyes. To maintain a healthy hydration level, aim for eight glasses of water a day (8 ounces each).

You can also gain water through the food that you eat. Try to supplement your water intake by upgrading the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat. Beverages such as tea and coffee, which are mostly water, can also keep you hydrated. So, if you want to conceal your eye bags that natural way, make sure to drink your water.

Get Enough Sleep

A lack of proper rest is causing fluid retention under our eyes and dark shadows. Depending on your individual needs, make sure you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Although a shortage of sleep leads to eye bags, more rest is not always a remedy. If you already have plenty of sleep and still have eye bags, the puffiness will not be reduced by forcing yourself to sleep.

Remove Your Makeup Before Going To Bed

We understand that we just shared with you how to conceal eye bags using makeup, but you must remove it before going to bed and sleeping at night. Hence, it is why you have to keep a healthy lifestyle so that you don’t have to wear thick concealers whenever going out. 

Remove your evening makeup. Leaving face and eye makeup at night will block pores, cause acne, and generally prevent the restoration of your skin overnight. Before sleeping for the night, make sure to wipe off any makeup to reduce eye damage. To help remove wrinkles and lines associated with puffy bags, use a moisturizing eye cream overnight.

Watch Out Your Allergies

Seasonal allergies and problems with the sinus cause swelling, leading to these awkward eye bags and shadows. Speak to your doctor about your allergies to see if there is a medication plan to help in the battle against the problem. An over-the-counter decongestant or neti pots will help keep things going inside your sinuses without a prescription is essential.

If you want to conceal your eye bags, you can do so with makeups. However, it would only give you hours of flawless face skin. Going natural and saying healthy is the best way to do it. Moreover, these methods will provide you with long-term results.

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