Thursday, September 25, 2014

Your experts: How to get rid of dark circles in 4 easy steps

The supreme femme fatale, Catwoman, has always been the sexiest of Batman’s foes. Known as a strong and captivating female, she always had a way of acquiring attention, especially with those alluring eyes with the painted black circles around them.
This is the only time dark circles around the eyes are sexy. Unless you are casting for the next Batman movie, leave the dark circles to Hollywood!
Dark circles under the eyes tend to age your appearance more than grey hair or wrinkles. Here are a few suggestions to help minimize the appearance of dark circles under your eyes and in some cases remove them completely!
Get sleep. Lack of sleep tends to cause the skin to become paler and reduces circulation. Before going to bed at night, remove all eye makeup. If you don’t, when you get older, your eyes can look much more tired on a daily basis.
Eat well. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, take vitamins and drink plenty of water. A whole host of cosmetic problems can be attributed to vitamin deficiencies. Dark circles and puffiness are often attributed to lack of vitamin K or inadequate antioxidants. Also, a deficiency in B12 can result in dark circles.
Treat allergies. Allergies are a common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes.
If a full night of shut-eye, eating well and treating your allergies is not enough to erase those dark circles, here are my four makeup tips for erasing those dreary under-eye dark circles!
1. Apply a luminous eye primer to the upper lid and underneath the eye. This will keep the eye shadows from fading or creasing and its light reflective pigments will luminize the eye area for a healthy glow.
2. Create a “V” under each eye: Yellow-tone concealer on cheekbones (outer V) and a peachy one below each eye (inner V). Blend the two-toned “V” together.
3. For “major brightness,” cover lower lash line (including inner rim / water line) with white gel liner (waterproof is best), then blend with a brush. This is my new favorite product, I love it! It erases the “pink” rim of the eye when your eyes are tired (or have been crying) and makes them look bright and alive!
4. Brush mascara through upper and lower lashes. “Use the mascara to cover traces of the white gel liner.”
So ladies, dark circles are not something you need to be stuck with this summer. With a little rest and a swipe of concealer, you can say goodbye to drab eyes and hello to fab eyes!