How can I hide my dark under eye circles?
“Gemma, how can I disguise my dark under eye circles?”. This is a question I get asked at least once a week.
Genetics, poor diet, lifestyle, sleep and the use of certain types of products are all factors which could affect the appearance your eyes (resulting in dark circles, puffy eye bags and feeling tired and lacklustre), but the good news is there are lots of solutions to help you improve these issues. You might actually be ageing the appearance of your skin (enhancing fine lines) just by using the wrong products.
The key to finding the right solution for improving the appearance of your eyes is to identify the cause of the issue
Is it discolouration? Is it the texture of the skin? It is a permanent issue or just occasionally brought on through bad diet or tiredness? Depending on the cause, it could be as simple as changing your diet and drinking more water. There could be a simple solution such as switching up your concealer products to include a colour corrector. Or even adding a eye cream with ingredients to target puffy eyes and dark circles.
Transform your look
When your self esteem is impacted it can really affect your self confidence. You can often become fixated on that one issue. It could be noticing dark circles – and then that’s all you see. Forgetting about the fact you have amazing luscious hair or natural full lips that some people pay for. I have worked with clients helping them to rectify issues with their appearance. Whether its improving skin texture, concealing birthmarks or colour correcting discolouration under the eyes, the confidence difference can be transformational and I can help you.
I worked with a client recently who had always had purple undertones underneath her eyes due to her skin tone. She had always used an under eye concealer but not a colour corrector first so this resulted in creating greyish skin and certainly didn’t cure the purple or brighten up her eyes. As a result of me showing her how to colour correct her skin meant a world of difference in both her appearance and self esteem.
Check out my tips and recommendations for brightening up your eyes in my latest article in British Bride magazine here.
Alternatively, I can work with you on a 1:1 basis if you need advice on how to improve the appearance of discolouration, specialist tattoo coverage with makeup and skincare issues.
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Gemma Rimmington – Makeup Artist and Beauty Editor x