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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Concealing Dark Circles

I've written before on this topic, but it bears repeating since so many people are plagued by dark circles. There are many products on the market that claim to lighten dark circles and they do to some degree, but there are a few things you need to know in advance before trying these products. First of all, examine your lifestyle. Are you eating properly? Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are you consuming more alcohol than you should? All of these issues can lend themselves to the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. Work on doing these things in conjunction with using a product that will deal with lightening the dark circles. Also, there's no need to spend a great deal of money on any of these products. Avon has several eye products which address these issues and they are very reasonably priced. You can search at Avon . Also, Joan Rivers has her own product line which deals specifically with lightening dark spots on face and hands. Now she has a brand new product just for the eyes. Again, you can search at QVC . Just remember one thing when trying these products; use them as directed because using too much of the product may cause irritation or, at the very least, you will be wasting your money by wasting the product; some of these products just aren't moisturizing enough because of their ingredients in which case you should have a moisturizing eye cream to use over the lightening product; give these products a few weeks to work in order to see a difference. As far as concealing dark circles, here is the most popular method used by many make-up artists: apply your foundation first all over your face, including around your eyes, but spread the foundation evenly and lightly by using a sponge and blot excess. After applying foundation, if necessary, use a concealer that is creamy and easy to apply. The best concealers have more than one color in a palette so you can blend the right shade for your skin tone and also for certain times of the year when you are tan. Many more cosmetic companies are making concealers with several shades in a palette. Physician's Advice and Philosophy are just two that are worth checking out at either Ulta or at Sephora. I have an icon in my sidebar for Sephora as they are one of my affiliates so you can use that to search for concealers. Again, use these products sparingly. If you need to apply more for better coverage, then you have the option to do so, but sometimes less is more.

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