Beauty Alert: Undereye Undercover!

Fake a full night’s sleep with these tips and tricks to banish dark circles and kiss undereye bags bye-bye! Start by diminishing the appearance of them, brightening the skin and finally covering them up!

Prevent

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Who doesn’t want younger, well rested looking eyes? While there are tons of serums and creams out on the market promising to get rid of wrinkles and crow’s feet, many can also help keeping your eyes look less puffy, brighter and all around more radiant.

Made from Immortelle essential oil, L’Occitane en Provence Immortelle Reset Overnight Reset Eye Serum diminishes dark circles and wakes up the eyes. By harnessing the power of the Immortelle flower, with exceptional longevity which it keeps it from fading or wilting even after picked, this serum keeps eyes refreshed and youthful. Apply nightly to fake beauty rest on those days you can’t get in your full 8 hours!

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Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream with Retinol and BioRetinols helps firm, hydrate, and brighten around the eye. The smooth cream with its gold tipped applicator feels cool and silky on contact. Dab a little around your tired eyes twice a day for best results to make you look and feel younger and more refreshed.

De-puff

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Puffy eyes instantly make you look tired, and yes, older too! The best way to get rid of eye puffiness is by cooling the eye area, I’m sure if you haven’t tried it at home you’ve seen spa ads with women with cucumbers over their eyes. Cucumbers are a great trick as they have anti-inflammatory effects which reduces puffiness and thanks to being made up mostly of water, they cool the temperature around the eyes to reduce swelling. However, if you don’t have any on hand, or are always running out the door, we’ve found another solution.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water is refreshing, invigorating gel that feels cool to the touch. Made up of seawater and caffeine, which are known to help reduce puffiness, the Cooling Water stick is just the product we need with our busy schedules to look rested and ready to go. This cooling stick works so well they even recommend applying on your face and neck to refresh.

Conceal

Nothing gives away the fact that you’re faking being well rested more so than those dreaded dark circles. You know the ones; they appear under your eyes and hard to camouflage.

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Not to worry, Fashion Reverie tested out some of the best under-eye concealers and have rounded up the ones that really do the trick whether you need a quick fix or have a little more time to fiddle around.

Fashion Reverie adores Yves Saint Laurant Touche Éclat High Cover. This concealer hides dark circles and illuminates the skin for that just woke up and ready to take on my day look.

Images courtesy of its respective brands

Tied for second are Milk Makeup Flex Concealer and Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer. Both do a good job covering dark circles, but are even better for concealing redness, pimples, and sunspots. Milk’s formula is ultra-smooth and lightweight. Benefit’s is more of a full coverage concealer and therefore a slightly thicker formula. but still very light. And Fashion Reverie’s staff loves the adorable pencil eraser packaging!

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For extra convenience, Fashion Reverie loves Stila Stay All Day Cover Powder Finish Foundation and Cream Concealer. In the lid is a powerful concealer to hide those under eye circles and then the foundation stick to blend everything together, all in one tiny package.

Now it’s easier than ever to look fresh and relaxed. Even if you got by on minimal sleep, you’ll look bright-eyed and ready to take on the world!

—Janine Silver

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