How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags
Conceal Those Undereye Bags to Look 10 Years Younger
Do you have puffy, baggy skin under your eyes that you just can’t get rid of?
Have you stayed up too late, drank a bit too much, or suffered the effects of seasonal allergies and want to cover up the under-eye evidence?
If so, then read on! We’ve scoured the planet to find the very best makeup tips to help you cover up those bags in time to greet your day!
By the end of this article, you’ll know how to “magic” away those bags in just a couple of minutes.
The unsightly bags under your eyes occur for a couple of reasons. When the tiny vessels underneath your eyes leak fluid, you’ll get temporary bags. This typically occurs at night and can happen for a variety of reasons. When we’re younger, these type of bags tend to dissipate pretty quickly.
As we get older, the delicate fibers under our eyes deteriorate and weaken, creating the second scenario for unsightly bags – fatty deposits seeping through those fibers. These bags are much more difficult to get rid of.
There are a couple of different things that you can do to get rid of the bags under your eyes. One of them is simple and immediate while the others involve a little bit of time and effort. The quick and easy way is to simply cover them up with makeup. If you follow the steps below, those bags will be hidden in no time!
What You’ll Need
To cover up that night of excess or sleeplessness, all you’ll need are these few items:
- An eyebrow pencil in your shade or 1 shade darker
- Good Mascara
- A liquid concealer pen a couple of shades lighter than your skin tone. Illuminating brands are best
- Matte eyeshadow in shades of brown – no shimmer!
OK, now that you’ve got everything that you need to get started, let’s get rid of those bags so that people will concentrate on what you’re saying instead of how tired you look.
First, let’s start off by using the under-eye concealer pen. If you can find one with haloxyl in it, that would be double bang for your buck because it’s a good ingredient that actually helps drain the fluid buildup.
The important thing to remember when choosing your concealer is that it needs to be a little lighter than your natural color. You’re going to apply this to the hollow area directly beneath the bag. What this does is reduce the look of the puffiness by taking away the shadow underneath. Apply it toward the corner of your nose, not up over your bags.
- Next, apply the matte brown shadow to your lid. Start just above your last line, follow the contour of your eye up, and stop right above the crease. This adds shape to your lid and helps to draw attention away from the bags under your eyes. Remember though – it needs to be matte because shimmer shades actually accentuate crepiness and fine lines.
If you like to wear another color under your brow, use a matte color a few shades lighter than the brown but don’t go too light.
- Now it’s time to use the brow pencil. By drawing attention to a well-defined, sweeping eyebrow, you’re drawing attention away from the area underneath your eye. Use light, feathery strokes that embolden your brow without appearing unnatural.
- Finally, we’re going to finish the camouflage job with gorgeous, full lashes. This is the final touch to draw attention up away from those under-eye bags. Use 2 layers. Brush the first layer onto your lashes starting at about mid-lash and out. For the second layer, start at the base of the lash and apply to the tips. This will actually add the appearance of fullness and length. DO NOT use on your lower lashes.
Now that you’ve managed to temporarily hide those bags under your eyes, check out some of our articles about night creams and serums that can actually help get rid of the fluid buildup that causes the bags in the first place. Check out our Top 10 Anti-Aging Ingredients article and if you’re looking for an eye product to help you really get rid of the under eye bags, click here to try Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant FirmX Eye cream for yourself.
If you have other suggestions for getting rid of the unsightly appearance of under-eye puffiness, tell us about it in the comments section below.