Posts Tagged ‘bags’

LOSE YOUR BAGGAGE!

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

There aren’t many (non-surgical) options for really bad undereye bags… but there are a few things we can do take the puffiness down so we’re a little less self-conscious! Some of the more obvious remedies are to get as much sleep as you can, drink lots of water throughout the day and lower or limit (eek!) your salt intake. Experts say to lower your caffeine intake as well because it can be bloating. But if you have a life and like to enjoy it, try this quick fix using milk! Why milk? Because the lactic acid in milk assists in lowering puffiness and even helps with dark circles.  (more…)

UNDER-EYE CORRECTION

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine + Sophia Flores, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

One of the most reoccurring emails in our inbox is about covering dark circles. We’ve done two tutorials addressing it so far (revisit How to Cover Dark Circles and Daytime Concealer Trick for more), but today we’re tackling the darkest of dark circles with the help of the color correction! I know I refer to art class a lot, but makeup is an art form and the same theories apply. On the color wheel, orange and blue are across from each other and yellow and purple are across from each other, which means they cancel each other out. So if you have serious dark circles, they’re probably a little purple and a little blueish. Luckily, we know the best concealers that are the perfect shades of orange and yellow to cancel them out. Or if yours are pretty bad but not fatal, try a salmon (pinky-peach) shade to brighten at the same time. My fellow makeup artist Sophia Flores breaks it down (and kindly loans us her eye above): (more…)

DAYTIME CONCEALER TRICK

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

We shared our tried and true concealer method with you a couple of months ago (revisit it here!). But in the daytime when you’re subjected to harsh sunlight, classroom or office lighting (the worst!), you have to go a little more undercover with your camouflage. No prob. Here’s the deal: when you apply concealer directly on your bottom lids or on the under-eye “bags” themselves, it’s more noticeable because that area is raised. But if you only conceal the area just below the bottom lid and bag, leaving them bare, you knock down enough of the heavy part of the darkness to brighten up your eyes without anyone seeing the makeup. (more…)

EYE CREAM SECRET

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

If you have puffy bags under your eyes, where you applied your eye cream might be the culprit! Here’s the deal… eye cream warms up with your body temperature and travels as it seeps into your skin. So if you apply it directly on top of your crow’s feet along your lashlines, it will travel into your eyes and irritate them, causing them to swell and give you extra unwanted baggage.

The good news is, because eye cream travels, just apply it 1/2 inch or so above your upper lashline and below your lower lashline, then while you’re sleeping, it will travel on its own and stop right around your crow’s feet, where you wanted it in the first place! Be sure to use your ring finger to apply it (it’s your weakest finger so you won’t pull too hard) and after making the dots, gently pat them in.

We love Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream (more from Kristin on her amazing discoveries in Norway coming soon!) and Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On.