Banishing dark circles!

Okay, we all know that sleep is SUPER important for a flawless complexion and is also the secret to fighting off those pesky dark circles.

But, if you’re a night owl like me (and you often find yourself staying up late) or you’re in school pulling an all nighter, here are some tips to fake that “wide-awake” look.

Invest in a tone corrector.
PhotoA tone corrector palette (or even some concealer palettes) usually comes with these four colors – pink, yellow, green, and blue. It’s used to contrast the colors existing on your face already.

Quick art lesson – Color theory:
Green is the opposite of Red (counteracts redness). Orange is the opposite of Blue (counteracts dark circles). Yellow is the opposite of Purple (also counteracts dark circles).

For my dark circles I mixed the pink and yellow colors to make a “light orange” or “skin-like color” and applied this prior to applying my concealer.

The one I use is from e.l.f (eyes. lips. face.) and it only cost me $3! I picked this one up at my local Target, but you can purchase it from their website as well or any other beauty stores that carry e.l.f. products.

Invest in a good concealer targeting dark circles.
300 (1) It’s important to purchase a concealer that is meant for dark circles/under-eye area because they usually have added properties in them that are meant for that delicate area.

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This way, it’s not just covering up, but helping the area as well. You’ll start to see less noticeable dark circles with frequent use. You don’t have to break your bank account either because the drug store brands have improved tremendously throughout the years.

I’ve used both the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser and the Garnier Dark Circle Roller. I highly recommend both products because they work equally as well. Whichever one you end up choosing depends on your brand preference. The Maybelline one is less expensive and it also comes in more shades. The Garnier one comes in a fair/light shade and a medium/deep shade. Both have added properties to help awaken the under eye area.

I use these concealers everyday (interchanging between the two) and I use the tone corrector for those days where I barely got sleep the night before. See which one works for you – but remember to get SLEEP!

How do you get rid of your dark circles? Is there one brand you prefer over the other?

Good luck & Stay Maganda! ❤
-K

Tip of the Day: Puffy Eyes

If you ever wake up in a rush or didn’t get enough sleep the night before you may suffer from puffy eyes.

A quick way to relieve this is to immediately wash your face with cold water. This will tighten up the skin on your face, including the eye area. If you need an additional boost, try a chilled eye mask and place it over your eyes for 10-15 minutes. You’ll notice the eye area slowly reducing and it will continue to reduce as you go about your morning.

Garnier’s Anti-puff roller is a product you can also use to de-puff your eyes, especially if you’re in a rush.

Another classic is the old cucumber trick which works because it hydrates your eye area.

Have you tried these tricks before?

Good luck & Stay Maganda!<3
-K

Makeup “quick fix” tricks

Woke up late? Here’s a few easy tricks you can try to hide your tired look & leave your house looking fresh and awake!

1) White Pencil
Apply this on the inner corners of your eyes and it will create an illusion that the eyes are opened and wider looking. If you want, you can also outline the entire waterline as well as your tightline for a more noticeable effect.

2) White Eyeshadow
Not into the pencil? Apply white eyeshadow to your lids focusing on the inner corners for the same effect.

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