Start eating citrus.
In a piece about foods that promote great skin on Self.com, I found this nugget of wisdom for the scourge of undereye bags and dark circles:
"Dark under-eye circles can make you look like the Crypt Keeperânot cute. But the vitamin C in oranges banishes bags. It strengthens collagen, the skin's supportive structure, to lift sunken areas that create shadows."
Use super-star makeup artist Pat McGrath's one-two punch of a mask and a concealer packed with anti-aging ingredients. So there you have it: A ton of moisture to plump fine lines and concealer that doubles as treatment.
Apply your concealer in this shape for the best results. Hey, it works on makeup artist Trish McEvoy's clients.
"Apply your under-eye brightener in an inverted triangle under the eyeâwhat I call my signature Triangle of Lightâto lift and light up your face."
Get a little help from some shimmer.
Sure, you can use concealer to hide the circles around your eyes. But there's also another method you can try.
You can use just a bit of shimmer cream--think pearly, not glittery--to catch the light there and brighten things up a bit. You can either wear it alone of over you concealer for a little extra insurance. And then you just do your eye makeup as usual.
Look for caffeine to deflate puffinessâit's what makes this product such a reader favorite!
Got puffy eyes at this very moment? You can get the effect by hanging out with a couple of cool, moist green tea bags on your eyes or you can always look for an eye cream that's packed with it like 100% Pure's Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream .