Pro tips that battle every cause of dark circles.
Aging, allergies, and plain old exhaustion can create darkness under your eyes. Instead of caking on layers of thick concealer, use these 5 tips for new ways to perk up your peepers!
Best ways to lighten, cover, and treat.
1. White Eye Pencil
Apply to inner eye corners to instantly brighten a dark area women often miss, says London-based makeup artist Liz Pugh. Focus around tear ducts and the hollows of your nose, smudging with your pinky to soften the effect.
2. Eye Cream
Dark circles may appear when thin skin reveals veins underneath. Look for a cream with peptides to build collagen and caffeine to constrict blood vessels
Choose a yellow-toned cover-up one or two shades lighter than your skin. Apply with a small brush only to dark areas–if you also lighten surrounding skin, circles still look darker by comparison.
4. Allergy Fix
Try an antihistamine and a decongestant to fade allergy-induced dark circles within a month. A med-free solution: Sleep with two pillows to keep blood from pooling under eyes.
5. A Distraction
To take the focus off tired eyes, don’t line or apply mascara to lower lashes; redirect attention with a brighter blush or lipstick.