Do you suffer from dark circles, puffiness and tired looking eyes? Do you wish there was a solution to help you achieve the bright eyed, youthful sparkle that you dream of? Well there is. There are some great beauty products on the high street to magically cover up, replenish and reduce dark circles. Here's some of the best on offer, which got the thumbs up from my clients.
- · To Reduce Dark Circles
Dark Circles increase with age due to multiple factors; UV damage, poor circulation and shadows cast by lines. These multi-action products instantly brighten the look of the eye area, while reducing the appearance of dark circles.
Clinique’s Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector promises to reduce dark circles by 30% in 12 weeks and brighten the appearance of the whole eye area. Vitamin C and mulberry root help to minimise darkness, whilst whey protein promotes collagen production, making the thin eye-area skin appear less transparent. There’s even a cooling massage tip to refresh tired-looking eyes and give your eyes an added sparkle. £30, clinique.co.uk
GOSH Prime ’n Refresh Illuminating Eye Roll-On swiftly perks up tired eyes, improves skin firmness and reduces wrinkles. It works as an illuminator to cover dark circles and its metal tipped-end instantly cools, refreshes and reduces puffiness. £7.99, superdrug.com
Newly launched, Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 is infused with mineral pigments to quickly reduce the appearance of dark circles; vitamin C to help clarify skin tone and smooth skin texture; and caffeine to reduce puffiness. Its SPF 30 UV formula will also help to protect the skin from the visible signs of ageing. £29, kiehls.co.uk
- To Replenish
It is necessary to treat the delicate skin around the eyes with a finely balanced eye cream, specifically formulated to replenish, soothe, diminish fine lines and ease shadows, whilst stimulating microcirculation to reduce puffiness and dark circles. By hydrating around the eye area, the skin appears smoother, plumper and more youthful looking, giving you that fresh-faced glow. Here’s my pick of the best creams which are proven to work.
Labs Eyesilix Instant Eye Rescue contains ten peptides to nourish the delicate skin around the eyes. Whilst its botanical extracts eliminate hyper-pigmentation and circulation problems, reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and help to lift the whole eye area instantly.£19.99, boots.com
Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream is a lightweight eye treatment that is clinically proven to help visibly diminish the appearance of dark circles in four weeks. Formulated with grapefruit, which is packed with lycopene and fruit acids to help fade age spots and increase luminosity; liquorice root calms and soothes skin inflammation, helping to combat dark circles around the eyes. £12.99, boots.com
Janjira’s Pomegranate and Acai Eye Cream contains the super antioxidants, pomegranate extract and acai oil for its anti-ageing properties, and turmeric extract and caffeine to help reduce dark circles and puffiness. £36, janjira.co.uk
· To Cover Up
Whilst skincare can help to improve the visual appearance of the eye area and prevent further damage, sometimes we need a quick fix, which is where the beauty of makeup comes in. There has been an influx of conceal and correct products that have recently come on to the market but here’s a few of my favourites which I currently use in my work, to help you achieve the luminous radiance we all desire.
It all began with YSL’s legendary Touche Eclat. Now available in 10 shades for all skin types, it’s a must have for every woman looking to conceal dark circles and highlight their best features. With a few strategic strokes of this award-winning complexion highlighter, dark circles, fine lines and signs of fatigue virtually disappear. Powered by the radiance-boosting Luminocaptide Complex, skin is instantly illuminated, so you look rested and refreshed even if you’ve been up for hours. This month marks the release of the Limited Edition Rock Lace edition, adorned with beautiful black polka dot tulle packaging. £25, yslbeauty.com
My favourite beauty brand MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer Duo, features two colours to give you a customizable hue. Lasting up to 8 hours and water resistant, the creamy lightweight, highly concentrated formula helps to conceal dark circles and blemishes, moles, tattoos, birthmarks and discolourations. A little bit goes a long way. A clever tip if you want to conceal dark circles is to apply a peachy toned concealer to the area first before applying your natural skin tone shade on top. This counteracts the blue of the under eye area. Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier also offer good alternatives. £23, maccosmetics.co.uk
Illuminating concealer Illamasqua Skin Base Lift is infused with warm peach tones to flatter every skin tone, correcting uneven pigmentation and visibly lifting the eye area. The vitamin E and avocado extracts means colour glides on for easy blending and provide a flawless coverage. For an added brightening effect, custom mix each shade with Skin Base Lift in White Light. £17.50, illamasqua.com
So if your eyes and day need an uplift, follow this easy 3 step method to achieve a brighter more youthful appearance, that will radiate all day long. Have you discovered a solution for tired looking eyes? Maybe you’ve found a natural remedy? Please share your own beauty secrets and any other problems that you have that I can help you with.