Under eye circles can be the result of genetics, poor sleep or an unhealthy diet, and there are a number of cosmetic surgery procedures that can help to lighten up the skin under the eyes and create a more refreshed, rejuvenated look. Still, some experts say that makeup can be just as effective for covering up under eye circles and may be a convenient alternative to cosmetic or plastic surgery.
According to recent surveys and commentary from Judith August Cosmetic Solutions, “For a number of years, cosmetic surgery grew in popularity as the option of choice for eliminating under eye discoloration. According to recent surveys, however, the recession has caused a shift toward women, and men, opting instead for cosmetic coverage solutions.”
Men and women who want to cover up under eye circles can use custom-blended makeup and products designed to blend and match their natural skin tone. Camouflage makeup products can be particularly effective for covering up under eye circles and darkness around the eye area. These products can be blended with liquid foundation or cream foundation to create a smooth, contoured appearance.
Concealer is another convenient alternative to cosmetic surgery for lightening up the area under the eyes. Concealer can be applied directly under the eyes to lighten up the skin, and then blended with foundation to create a natural look. Several companies have developed corrective cosmetic makeup to hide wrinkles, discoloration and other skin problems in and around the eye area. When applied correctly, these products can help to create a rejuvenated look and cover up some serious skin flaws.
Cosmetic coverage makeup may be a budget-friendly and risk-free solution for many people dealing with puffy eyes, dark under eye circles and discoloration around the eyelid. A consultation with a skincare and makeup specialist can help to determine what products are most appropriate for the individual’s skin type and condition.