Friday, July 15, 2016

Under-Eye Heroes.


My under-eyes are by far on of my biggest skin issues, and it doesn't matter if I've slept for 3 days or 3 hours, they will be dark and puffy when I wake up. I have an arsenal of under eye bits and bobs, from eye creams to concealers and everything in between. Some days I have more time than others to give them some real TLC, but on the whole these are products I reach for to make myself look human again!

Sephora Under-Eye Masks: Under-eye masks are a great invention. Whether you've come off a 10 hour flight, or have a had a crazy weekend at a festival, they will really nourish and restore the under-eye area. The Sephora ones come in a range of different treatments, if you looking for moisture or one to firm, they have it, and they work brilliantly. If you do have a bit more time on your hands, or you have an event one evening, these are a great thing to have around. I always save them for long flights and special occasions, my favourites are the pomegranate for anti-fatigue and energising, and the pearl mask for perfecting and brightening.

Liz Earle Eye Bright Soothing Lotion: If you're eyes are at that stage where they fell irritated and puffy, this is a game changer. It's a herbal lotion packed full of alo vera and witch hazel to help calm the area and reduce puffiness. If you use this in the morning in conjunction with your favourite eye cream, your eyes will look so much more brighter, smooth and extra hydrated. I simply soak a bit on a couple of cotton pads and hold over the eyes for 30 seconds-1 minute, it feels so amazing, trust me! You can also do this in the evening if needs be.

Clinique All About Eyes Cream: In the mornings, I love to use eye creams that are more of a gel formula, they are a lot more cooling and hydrating on the eyes I feel and perfect for a quick pick-me-up! This one is great, lightweight and instantly nourishes my eyes, making them feel less puffy and tired. It takes a little longer to sink in than others I own, but I always do my skincare routine first thing, so I find when it comes to doing my makeup I'm good-to-go!

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector: Bobbi Brown nail it when it comes to correctors, and this is another one I'm super impressed with. I've always used their corrector which comes in a little pan, but in the summer months I prefer something a bit lighter, which is where this comes in. I apply this over foundation, but before my standard concealer, to help counteract dark circles. The formula is very light and hydrating and works beautifully under any concealer I blend on top. I have the shade Sand 5 which is a nice peachy toned colour, perfect for those blue/purple tones!

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: If you have hard to cover dark circles, you need this. It's high-coverage, but sits so well under the eyes, and doesn't cake or feel dry. I don't know what it is about this, but it works so much better than most the other concealers I've tried. I know these weightless concealers are all the rage right now, but honestly, this is such a natural looking, creamy concealer which offers amazing coverage. I always buy my under-eye concealer in a shade or two lighter than my skin tone to really brighten and lift the area. 


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