How To Cover Up Eye Bags?

In today’s fast-paced world, late nights and hectic schedules can frequently result in the unwelcome appearance of eye bags.

These unsightly bags under your eyes can make you appear tired and unappealing.

But don’t worry; in this article, we’ll look at different ways to hide those eye bags and get back to looking fresh and rested.

How To Cover Up Eye Bags?

1. Prepare The Skin

Everything in life, like everything else, begins with a solid foundation. We’re not talking about actual cosmetic foundation, which may look overdone and make under-eye circles appear cakey.

Instead, consider a moisturizer: No matter how much concealer you apply, dry skin will appear weary and drab.

Apply one eye cream drop to the tip of your ring finger and delicately dab it along the under-eye area, beginning with the inner corner and working outward. Rep with the other eye.

Use a real eye cream that has been specially developed to treat this sensitive area. Eye cream often plumps the skin, making the veins beneath the eyes less noticeable.

You can get one with light-reflecting pigments to brighten the region even more, one with caffeine, or one with a moderate skin-lightening component like vitamin K.

If your dark circles are caused by sun damage, an alpha hydroxy acid eye lotion will help lighten the undesirable pigment.

If your dark circles are severe, consult a physician about a prescription lotion containing a lightening ingredient like as hydroquinone.

If you have puffiness, you should spend some extra time applying under-eye gels (a cool roller also works).

Refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes before placing them under your eyes for quick cooling and de-puffing.

2. Color-Correct Dark Circles

Due to blood pooling in the area, under-eye bags are frequently accompanied by hyperpigmentation, which can appear purple or blue in color. Skip this step and go to step three if you don’t have dark circles.

Concealer can be more effective when the eyes are primed with a color corrector. Unlike conventional concealer, applying a color-correcting hue will basically neutralize whatever flaw you wish to conceal.

Colors that are complimentary (opposite on the color wheel) cancel each other out. That implies you should choose bright hues like peach, yellow, and orange to conceal dark bags beneath your eyes. The secret is to use it only where there is darkness to avoid seeing the orange tint. 

Swipe the formula in a “V” shape over your dark circles (with the tips of the “V” at the inner and outer corners of your eyes), then blend the “V” shape into your under-eye region using a concealer brush.

3. Contour Under-Eye Bags

Choose a stiffer/thicker balm concealer that is two to three shades lighter than your skin, but here’s the catch: Apply it exclusively to the bottoms of your under-eye bags, as if you were tracing the shadows created by the bags.

Why is it beneath and not over? This produces the illusion of lift, similar to how contouring on your cheeks does. The visual method will aid in recreating any inflated creases by lifting the surrounding skin.

4. Apply A Creamy Liquid Concealer

Take a second creamier liquid concealer that matches your skin tone. Draw an inverted triangle with its point midway down your cheek where your bags are.

Wait about 10 seconds for the formula to get tacky before tapping and mixing with your ring finger.

The warmth of your body will soften the formula and make it easier to work with. Stop when you can’t tell where the foundation stops and the concealer begins.

5. Setting With Powder 

You can omit this step if you have dry skin and/or no bags.

Because under-eye bags are frequently textured, one purpose of concealing them is to diminish texture and create the illusion of a smoother appearance.

Bags can be accentuated by creasing concealer (due to oily skin), so a small dusting of translucent powder, might be beneficial, instead of dusting it on, “stamp” it into the skin with a brush or sponge to avoid streaks.

How To Reduce The Visibility Of Under-Eye Bags? 

Makeup can help disguise under-eye bags, but combining it with methods to help lessen their appearance can yield even greater results. Continue reading for advice on how to reduce puffiness. 

1. Consider Your Sleeping Patterns

We understand that getting enough sleep is easier said than done. If you have under-eye bags regularly, you may need to obtain more sleep.

Sleeping for seven to nine hours every night can help lessen or remove bags beneath the eyes.

Sleeping with your head slightly lifted to prevent fluid from accumulating in the hollows of your under-eyes. 

2. Deal With Allergy Symptoms

Allergies can cause facial edema and puffiness. It’s a good idea to visit your doctor if you have allergies that aren’t being addressed.

You could also be having an allergic reaction to the cosmetics you’re using, so if you suspect this, try switching things up or stopping using the products you suspect are causing puffiness and see how you fare. 

3. Reduce Your Salt Consumption 

Eating too much salt causes your body to retain fluid. Under-eye puffiness is frequently caused by fluid accumulation beneath the eyes, thus, eating less salt (particularly at night) may be advantageous in minimizing the look of under-eye bags.

4. Apply A Cold Compress

A cold compress can help reduce the swelling that causes under-eye bags. Wet a clean washcloth with cold water and place it for 30 seconds under your eyes. Repeat on both sides a few times until the swelling goes down.

5. Consult Your Doctor

Consult your doctor if under-eye bags are a severe issue in your daily routine. There are more permanent solutions, such as cosmetic eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing, and fillers.

Dealing with eye bags can be irritating, but it’s important to realize that you’re not alone and that there are effective solutions available. You may reduce the appearance of eye bags and restore a more youthful and energetic appearance by following these techniques.

Don’t let eye bags hold you back; you have the ability to cover them and present your best self.

Thanks for reading. I hope you find it helpful.

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