Saying goodbye to under eye woes, the smart way
You don’t need a concealer to banish your dark circles. From lack of circulation to expanded blood vessels, there are plenty of reasons why your under eyes might not be looking their best. Now, fight off your eye woes with these interesting hacks. Experts tell us how to conceal, without a concealer and also the organic ingredients that can be used to banish them once and for all.
Yes, you read that right! Lipsticks can help cover up dark circles and discoloured under-eyes. Shades of red, depending on your skin tone, help cover up and neutralise your complexion. For fair-toned skin, try a peach hue. If you’re on the tanned side, orange-y red will work best. “Using a colour corrector is expensive and difficult to apply and lipstick is a cheaper alternative and has the similar consistency. The lipstick you use, should be creamy, not glossy since a thicker base won’t work. Shades such as orange, red and brick red are the most appropriate shades to neutralise the grey hues,” says beauty expert Ishika Taneja.
The kitchen ingredient can act as your saviour. Use one to two teaspoons of baking soda with water in a bowl to create a runny paste. Apply the paste using the back of a spoon and smearing it on the under-eye area. Wait for 5-10 minutes for the formula to dry and wipe it off using a wet washcloth or baby wipes. It acts as an exfoliant.
COOL TEA BAGS
The caffeine in the tea helps decreases puffiness and discolouration. The tea also contains tannins, which work to stimulate circulation as well as tighten the skin. “Using mashed potatoes will have similiar effects as tea bags. Potatoes contain natural bleaching agents that lighten skin when used regularly over time and will reduce puffiness under eyes,” says makeup artist Shivani Gaur.
No matter what your skin tone is, apply a peach cream blush in matte finish as a replacement of concealer. Pat it onto the dark circles with your ring finger, or wisp it on with a concealer brush or sponge.
Lemon, mint, honey, rose water. Add two drops of lemon juice and four crushed mint leaves to two tsp of honey and two tsp of rose water in a bowl and apply with a cotton pad. Leave it overnight. It’s cooling effect relaxes the eye muscles and lightens the dark hues.