How to: conceal under-eye bags
Q) “I constantly have bags under my eyes and can’t seem to get rid of them. I always look tired, my eyes are sensitive and my make-up seems to hurt them. I wear make-up everyday and I don’t want go without it. What can I do?” – Susan, NSW
A) “If you are finding eye make-up is causing irritation around the eye I would recommend seeing a dermatologist and having an allergy test as it may be a particular ingredient or formulation that is causing the problem.
There are some great eye creams on the market that contain caffeine. Caffeine is wonderful for the sensitive eye area as it is calming and helps reduce puffiness. Also look for eye creams that contain cucumber or chamomile as this can also help with dark circles and puffiness. There are a couple of great tricks I often use when I want to brighten and enliven the eye area: one is to put a little ivory or vanilla coloured eyeshadow around the inner corner of the eye and the other is to apply a white or creamy coloured eye liner in the inner waterline of the eye. To help cover any darkness around the eye choose an under-eye concealer with a warm peach undertone as this will knock back any blueness that shows through the delicate skin around the eye.”
Eye creams that contain caffeine:
Garnier Skin Naturals Nutritionist Caffeine Eye Roll-On
Gatineau Paris Electelle Eye Treatment Cream
Eye creams that contain cucumber:
Eminence Organic Skin Care Cucumber Eye Gel
NIVEA Visage Aqua Sensation Anti Shadow Eye Cream
Eye creams that contain chamomile:
Tabu Hydrating Eye Cream
Decleor Paris Harmonie Soothing Eye Contour Gel
Concealers with peach undertones:
La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer - Foundation SPF15 in soleil peche
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