Are you plagued by dark circles under eyes? Do you feel like you wouldn't dare let anyone see you in the morning BEFORE you apply at least "a little" makeup? I can relate. REALLY.
The dark eye circles are a fact of life. Some of us know that no cream, no home remedy, no lifestyle change will change the fact that they ARE there to stay.
The darkness under my eyes is hereditary. The thin skin in this area makes the blood supply here VERY apparent. The entire under eye area looks darker than the rest of my face and has a discolored, purple-blue-brown appearance. This is common occuring problem for darker skinned individuals. It's sometimes frustrating coming to terms with the fact that they will NEVER go away BUT...there are worst things in life.
There are many ways of dealing with these dark under eye circles:
1- Accept the fact that they are there! Don't let them get the best of you.
2- Find a way to minimize the dark circles under eyes; therefore, get a good concealer and master the technique on how to camouflage like a pro!
3- Protect your eyes from the sun's rays. The skin around the eye area is thinner and less capable of manufacturing the firming tissue collagen than skin in other places. Use eye creams with SPF 15 or higher every day to protect from the sun's collagen-depleting rays.
4- When concealing under your eyes, you will need to counter balance the most prominent under tone of your under eye circles. A yellow based concealer corrects most bags.
5- Make your eyes look biqqer. Curling your eyelashes will instantly make eyes look larger by casting a shadow on the brow bone. Only use mascara on your top lashes, as the "shadow" from bottom lashes will add to any darkness under your eyes.
6- Know the power of a well-shaped brow. Shaping the brows correctly can open the eye. Follow your natural brow line - simply tweeze enough to accent the arch and get rid of strays.
7- Avoid lining your eyes on lower lid. By avoiding liner down below, you take the emphasis AWAY from the dark circles under eyes. If you must line the bottom, use a lighter color than the top. Use a darker shade near the top lashes and a lighter shade as a smudge of color on the lower lash line.
8- Avoid using dark eyeshadow colors on upper eyelid. For instance, a smokey eye using charcoal colors may not work for you. Instead, try using more cool pinks, plums, nutmeg, mocha colors.
9- The SUREST eye make up technique for dark circles under eyes is a monochromatic eye. Use one light single shade of eyeshadow (matte or shimmer), and apply it to entire lid and brow bone. Then, apply eyeliner to upper eyelid. By keeping your eye makeup fresh and neutral, it works to draw attention away from under your eye area. If desired, add a little drama with a cat eye. Here are some examples of colors to use. Of course, any shade of light and/or neutral eyeshadow can work.
10- Lastly, a highlighter will also take away emphasis from your dark eye circles. It will brighten the eye. Apply to brow bone and to inner corners of eyes.
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