Here’s How To Get Great Skin For Flawless Makeup Application

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Almost every woman in America wears some form of makeup everyday. We use it to express ourselves, feel confident and put together, and simply because we enjoy it. But if your makeup application isn’t as easy as it was years ago, chances are aging skin has something to do with it.

As we get older, wrinkles, creases, and dullness can all factor into how our makeup looks when we apply it. That’s why we decided to give you three easy tips to ensure your skin looks healthy and smooth so you can get that flawless, airbrushed look when you apply your makeup.

A Smooth Complexion

foundation, smooth complexion, good skin for makeup, makeup and skincareWe use makeup to put our best face forward, but if makeup is looking mismatched, cakey or dry then applying foundation and blush can be a nightmare. If you feel like you’re makeup isn’t blending but instead sits on the top of your face, you’ll need a little bit of help smoothing out your complexion.

For makeup that absorbs, glides on skin, and provides full coverage, you’ll need to pay special attention to your moisturizing habits. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and argan work to condition skin back to a softer and more supple feeling. This will make applying liquid or powders to your face much easier and accentuate wrinkles far less, which is why we included them in our Repair & Release Cream formulation.

Concealed Dark Circles

concealer, under eyes, eye wrinkles, eye care, eye serum, eye creamOne of the most popular and widely used makeup is for concealer for dark undereye circles. Many times, eye makeup application can be difficult to blend and that’s likely because you are experiencing dryness around your eyes. If your undereye area is dry,  you’ll be seeing creasing and caking when you apply your concealer.

This is because the dehydrated skin is accentuating your wrinkles, causing your makeup to look awful. For a quick and easy fix, apply your Eye Lift Serumabout 10 minutes before your makeup. This will give it time to absorb, working to lighten dark circles and reduce puffiness, while also hydrating skin for a smooth application.

Find The Right Formula

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Instead, opt for skincare that is made in the USA so you can be confident that it’s safe and effective with homegrown ingredients. This will ensure you’re using quality products that were made with integrity and have trustworthy ingredients. Plus, we never test on animals!

The Most Effective Tricks To Banish Dark Circles Forever!

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Dark circles can literally ruin your day. If you’ve got a big meeting or a special date night planned, there is nothing more annoying then applying layers of concealer and hoping it works to hide them.

Thankfully, there are a few easy tricks you can use to banish even the most difficult dark undereye circles. With these helpful tips, you’ll look bright-eyed and well-rested every single day!

Sleep On Your Back

sleeping, sleep, prevent wrinkles sleeping, sleeping for wrinkles, anti-wrinkle sleepingDo you sleep on your stomach or side with your face pressed into a pillow? Well, experts agree that this can be the reason you’re waking up with raccoon eyes. When you sleep with your face pushed into a pillow, it can put a strain on the delicate skin around your eyes and make dark circles look even worse.

To combat this easily, do your best to stay sleeping on your back. This will not only help relieve waking up with dark circles, but it will also have a huge benefit for jowl lines and wrinkles which can occur when your face is pushed up against your pillow.

Use Witch Hazel 

witch hazel, dark undereye circles, dark under eye circles, dark circles eyesWitch Hazel has been known to tighten swollen blood vessels under the eye which lead to dark circles and shadows. An all-natural ingredient, it is super effective for every single skin type, which is why its a key ingredient in our Eye Lift Serum.

Witch Hazel is totally safe and natural and is often sold as a clear astringent that you use as a toner for your entire face, or specifically for your dark circles. Another huge benefit to witch hazel is that it will help de-puff your eye area and mask sagging skin from aging. This super-powered ingredient will be the key to revitalizing your eye area and taking years off the look of your eyes.

Avoid Bad Foods

high sodium foods, bad food for skin, bad for skin foodsYou are what you eat, and it’s no shock that what you put into your body has a direct effect on how your skin looks and feels. We know the basics, stay away from lots of sugar, greasy foods, and processed foods, but do you know that some foods are going to directly result in dark circles?

Some foods are considered “allergenic” which means when you eat them, they can cause dark circles and swelling as a reaction to your body processing it. Some allergenic foods to steer clear of for bright eyes include items high in sodium and potassium. Instead, opt for healthy choices like grapes or broccoli to calm inflammation and fight darkness around the eye area.

 

These Three Makeup Hacks Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

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They say the eyes are the window into the soul and they’re often the first feature someone notices about you. While eyes are a delicate area of skin and can often age quite quickly, they also have the opportunity to take years off your age and highlight one of the most naturally beautiful parts of your face! With a few simple makeup hacks, you can compliment your anti-aging eye routine with a few tricks to keep your eyes looking rested and young even when they aren’t.

White Eyeliner

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksWhile most women cannot live without their go-to black or brown eyeliner, when your eyes need an extra dose of help for brightness, turn to white eyeliner!

White eyeliner can brighten your eyes, make you look more rested and even make your eyes appear bigger. Apply the liner to the corner of your eye area and follow along under the lower waterline of your eye. The results are instant and you can still wear your beloved dark eyeliner on the top of your eyes.

Use A Concealer

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksConcealer is a bright eyes best friend! While most of us use some form of concealer under our eyes as part of our makeup routine, it’s important that you’re choosing the right one in the right tones

You’ll want to choose a concealer that is heavy with pink or yellow undertones will actually help cover dark circles and brighten the color of the whole under eye area. You only need a small amount but make sure you blend it well with a small beauty blender or just your ring or middle finger. Be sure to stay away from heavy coverage as it can backfire and make your concealer look cakey and dull.

Strategically Highlight

Highlighters are having a moment right now with the current trend of fresh, dewy skin but they can actually do wonders to improve the look of your eyes.

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksKnowing where to apply your highlighter is especially important when it comes to accentuating the eyes. Make sure to only apply it in 3 strategic places, your cheekbone, in the corners of your eyes and along the brow line. Avoid using it elsewhere to draw attention away from your eye area. Always start with a smaller amount so you don’t end up looking shiny (it’s easier to add more than to remove some). The highlighter will catch the light and provide a shimmer to brighten up your entire eye area!

Have any amazing makeup tips for brightening the eye area? Leave your favorites in the comments below!

 

How To Minimize The Appearance of Eye Bags & Dark Circles Fast!

So you’ve had enough sleep, your stress levels are low and you’ve been eating right. So why do you still wake up to dark circles under your eyes?

Most of us would do absolutely anything to get rid of dark circles under the eyes. After all, they can make you look older than you really are and give an impression your skin is unhealthy even when you’re taking the best care of it.

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