One of the best ways to get rid of bags beneath your eyes is to hide it with the most effective makeup. Here’s how to do makeup for baggy eyes.
Preparing Your Eyes
The first step is to prepare your eyes for makeup. The best way to reduce the bagginess would be to wash your eyes with cold water. You could also apply icepacks or teabags soaked in cold water on your eyes for ten minutes. A slice of cucumber or raw potato or cotton soaked in witch hazel also works wonder in reducing the puffiness of the eyes. After you are done with it, apply a good eye cream around your eyes, especially concentrating on the under eye area. This way your eyes would be moist for long and your makeup wouldn’t cake up or crease even after hours.
For baggy eyes, the best makeup would be concealer. Invest in a branded concealer. Make sure that the concealer, which you are using is a shade or two lighter than your foundation. Concealers with yellow undertones are the best, as they help in lightening your eyes up more than any other undertones. You have to make it a point that the concealer that you use fits in the necessary criteria. Since your mission is to make the area look brighter avoid the concealer and the foundation in the same color. There are various types of concealers from liquid to cream and stick concealers. Though stick concealers are the easiest to apply, they are used only for heavier coverage. A cream concealer provides heavier coverage, but will cake easier. Liquid concealer is better for a lighter look, but it creases easier than cream concealer.
How To Apply
Hold the area for makeup taut so that the wrinkles do not crack the makeup. Either using a nylon brush or using your fingers, you can mark points of your concealer under your eyes. There should be several dots that are to be worked on later. Slowly in circles, blend the concealer into the under eye area. Have a look. If you think it is not properly covered, you can apply more of concealer and then blend it well. You can smooth out to give an even appearance.
More from iloveindia.com