I don’t know what it is with me lately, but my eyes look like they belong to a 60-year-old woman, and I’m in my early 40s.
I’m constantly tired-looking, and there are bags and circles on my face where none used to exist. (shrugs)
Hopefully, I’m not alone in my struggle to look bright-eyed and youthful. Or, at the very least, I’d like to look as if I’ve slept more than 4 hours a night.
For help, I reached out to two of my pals, Brett Freedman of VanityMark and Scott-Vincent Borba of Borba. If these two (who both work with celebs for a living) can’t help me, then somebody please schedule my eye lift, injections, and fillers pronto!!
From Brett Freedman:
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the whole body. The highest concentration of blood vessels is greatest around the eyes. A bad combo!
As a makeup artist, when I have to dodge dark circles I attack them in 3 steps:
Step 1: I apply foundation or tinted moisturizer not only to the face but around the eyes and on eyelids. This will downplay any red or darkness. Since the formulations are thinner they’ll move with skin easily and look most natural.
- This is a powder foundation and concealer in one for a natural, beyond perfected look that lasts all day
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- It allows the skin to breathe comfortably even through sweat and humidity
Step 2: I choose a stick or pot concealer to dodge just where it’s dark. To cover the best you’ll need a fuller-bodied formula.
- Concealer stick
- Concealer makeup with SPF 30
- Under eye concealer and acne scar concealer
By applying the foundation first you’ll end up using less of the thicker concealer.
I apply with a small, tight brush so you can really get into the eye socket.
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Step 3: I set with a zero pigment powder so as not to get a build-up and the most sheerness.
- It gives a smooth and blur look to skin
- This gives transparent and matte finish
- This is hydrating and oil control formula
PRO TIP: Take your favorite eye cream and leave a visible thick coat on your entire orbital eye area. Then place a thin layer of Vaseline over it. Throughout the night your eyes will be constantly conditioned (moisture will be trapped by the Vaseline) and your puffy eyes will be gone!
- Combats visible lines around the eye area with this powerful firming complex.
- Vitamin A and antioxidant vitamins C and E improves elasticity and smoothness while scavenging free radicals.
- Ideal for casual use.
PRO TIP: Drink yourself to a well-rested you.
Drink anti-inflammatory agents like Pomegranate, Acai, and Lychee. Aloe juice is also a natural humectant and has anti-inflammatory agents.
Drink these powerful natural skin boosters for 1 week and see a major visible decrease in dark circles and puffiness.
PRO TIP: When applying product to your skin, use a small amount of product and always gently pat the product onto your skin using your ring finger.
This helps to apply a thick layer of product and will eliminate bruising the delicate eye area.
PRO TIP: The colder the product, the more it will help with puffiness – keep your eye cream in the fridge!
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