How to Cover Bags Under Eyes
Whether they are hereditary, age-related or a symptom of your lifestyle, unsightly under-eye bags are a facial feature that no-one wants to display. If you have succumbed to this problem, don’t despair! Sheer Cover Studio™ mineral makeup holds the answers to your problem.
Causes of Under Eye Bags
Common culprits implicated in the formation of eye-bags include seasonal allergies, the common cold and sinus infections. To keep eye-bags off your radar, it’s important that, first of all, you get regular, good quality sleep.
The circulatory system slows as we slumber, allowing excess fluid to gather under the eye area. To keep eye-bags to a minimum, aim for eight to nine hours of sleep every night, and if you happen to be a side-sleeper, try sleeping on your back with an extra pillow beneath your head.
Other causes of puffy eyes may include excessive alcohol intake leading to dehydration. If you must indulge, it’s best to keep alcohol intake to a minimum and refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages at least a few hours before going to sleep.
It’s also a good idea to avoid a salty meal before bedtime as the under eye area is the area most influenced by osmosis.
Eye-bags and dark shadows may also be age-related. The eyes are often the first place to show signs of ageing usually beginning in the early 30s and 40s. As collagen production reduces, there may be loss of volume in the eye area leading to the appearance of dark circles.
Magic Tricks and Old Wives Tales
From cool cucumbers straight from the fridge to haemorrhoid cream, there is a plethora of old-fashioned remedies advocating cures for eye-bags.
While it’s true that cool temperatures are very useful at helping reduce puffiness under the eyes other remedies include placing cold spoons, sliced cucumber, chilled tea bags and raw potatoes on the eye-bags.
Sheer Cover Studio™ Mineral Makeup offers an up-to-date way of banishing eye-bags without resorting to messy, time-consuming remedies, which may or may not work. Learn how to disguise unsightly eye-bags the easy way by following the five steps below:
Conceal, Brighten, Cover and Illuminate
To conceal, open your Sheer Cover Studio™ Conceal & Brighten Trio then get to work on blending the best buildable coverage that hides flaws in seconds.
Step 1: Blend the two concealer shades to perfectly match your skin tone then using your professional Concealer Brush or your fingertips, whichever you prefer, blend in a downward direction from the corner of the eye, camouflaging the eye bag, until you reach the desired effect.
Step 2: Lighten and brighten the eye area by applying brightener in the inner corners of the eye, eliminating dark shadows and making the eye area appear flawless.
Step 3: Next, apply the brightener just under the brow bones, making the eye area “pop”.
Step 4: Gently buff a layer of Perfect Shade® Mineral Foundation all over your face, making sure to take the colour up under the eye area. This step provides extraordinary flawless coverage yet looks and feels amazingly light and natural. If necessary, build in more coverage with an extra application of our natural minerals.
Step 5: Illuminate your complexion with a gorgeous dusting of Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals. This product features a unique combination of multi-coloured minerals to highlight, contour and add a healthy sun-kissed glow, whilst detracting attention away from eye-bags.
Although not always considered a sign of ageing, eye-bags may be banished when you practice good skincare. Look for eye creams that contain antioxidant-rich ingredients like green tea, gingko biloba, and arnica.
You might also like to try a retinol eye cream that helps target crow’s feet, darkness, wrinkles and helps reduce puffiness. If this is considered too strong a treatment for the delicate skin around your eyes, opt instead for an eye cream that contains caffeine; a property which helps constrict blood vessels under the eyes, leading to a reduction in puffiness.
Develop Your Very Own Signature Look
It’s clear to see that when you apply a little practice, expertise, knowledge and know-how to your mineral makeover, the results speak for themselves
Eliminating eye-bags and learning how to conceal and camouflage are just a few of the tricks you will discover as you proceed on your Sheer Cover Studio™ mineral makeup journey.