Bags under the eyes can make an individual look older, tired, and worn down. Makeup for under eye bags makes the bags look less noticeable, either by concealing them or drawing attention away from them. When choosing makeup for under eye bags, finding the right concealer should be the first consideration because concealer can make the bags less noticeable and hide dark circles under the eyes. Using a primer before applying makeup helps prevent caking and creasing, both of which can make the bags stand out more. Proper use of other eye makeup like eyeliner and mascara can help draw attention up and away from bags under the eyes.
When it comes to choosing makeup for under eye bags, concealer is the first thing most people think of. An individual should choose a concealer that is at least one shade lighter than her foundation in order to see the benefits, but a concealer that’s more than two shades lighter than the foundation could end up being too bright and noticeable. Concealers with a yellow undertone are most effective at hiding dark circles under the eyes. Using an eye cream or eye moisturizer will help prevent the concealer from caking or creasing.
There are many types of concealer, each with advantages and disadvantages. Stick concealer is easy to apply, but many find it too heavy. Cream concealer provides plenty of coverage, but is more prone to caking than other concealers. Liquid concealer is relatively light, and a good choice for those who only need light coverage, but it is more prone to creasing. Powder or mineral concealer is light and easy to apply, but might not last as long as other concealers.
While concealer is often considered the primary makeup for under eye bags, other types of makeup can also help make bags under the eyes less noticeable. Applying a primer before other cosmetics not only helps prevent caking and creasing, it will also help the concealer last longer, so fewer touch up will be necessary throughout the day. A heavy line of eye liner applied to the upper eyelid will draw attention away from the under eye bags, as will using at least two coats of mascara on the upper eye lashes. White shimmer can be applied to the inner upper corner of the eye, as well as right under the eyebrow, will also help draw attention away from bags under the eyes.