Bye-Bye Under Eye Circles!

Couleurs de Beauté
Enlarged pores, under eye circles, pimples, capillary spots - chances are each of us has one or more of these. Of course, we know that the trick is to hide those imperfections. How to hide those natural flaws really well? With some tips as well as a little help from a 5 time Emmy winning make-up artist...

The quality of the canvas has a role to play in the final finish of a painting. The same logic applies when your face is the canvas.  That's why its worth your money to spend it on good quality concealer, correctors and face primers.

Concealers are used to lighten the area under the eyes, to disguise "bruises" or similar imperfections. They are usually available in shades of beige, to neutralize any bluish and purple undertones in the skin. Concealers have a thick creamy opaque texture.

Correctors are meant to “camouflage" a different set of skin imperfections:

  • circles under the eyes are too dark;
  • redness in the wings of the nose and between eyebrows
  • pimples and scars

Most of us use concealers to disguise under eye circles. In fact, to do it flawlessly can be quite a challenge. It is important to select not only the right shade, but also the correct texture of concealer.

Here are some things to remember when choosing a concealer:

  • If the concealer is too light, it will obviously lighten circles under your eyes, making them unnaturally white - and therefore more noticeable.
  • Ideally, the concealer should be lighter than the skin on the half step, especially if you do not use foundation.
  • Powder-concealer tends to collect between the wrinkles, making your adjustment be visible to others.
  • Solid concealer sticks and  pencils are usually quite difficult to be applied to the area under the eyes - they are used to mask the point redness of the skin.

For circles under your eyes it is better to use a concealer of creamy texture, containing softening, toning and moisturizing ingredients to prevent dryness and aging of delicate skin around the eyes.

As some of you may know, last weekend I was at IMATS ( International Make-Up Artist Trade Show) in Toronto, and had an unforgettable experience there.  I had a chance to meet the most amazing of celebrity make-up artists.

I've got a bunch of make-up products from the show but my favorite, that I use every morning since, is the famous EVE PEARL's  “Salmon Concealer”.

Its  texture is amazingly creamy and goes on very smoothly. It covers my under eye circles very well and leaves my skin feeling hydrated.
“Salmon” or pinky/peach color as an under eye concealer helps to neutralize the bluish undertones on skin.

Ekaterina with Eve Pearl at IMATS Toronto

Make-up by Celebrity Make-Up artist and 5 times Emmy Award Winner, Eve Pearl, to help me look my very best at IMATS TORONTO

As listed on www.evepearl.com here are some additional benefits of the concealer

  • 550 times stronger than vitamin E
  • Provides support for skin at the cellular level.
  • Helps to improve skin naturally.... no harsh chemicals.... no dangerous procedures.
  • Helps to fight the effects of the aging process.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce burn levels after UVB exposure
  • Has a natural sunblock, equivalent to SPF 20

As if I needed more reasons to love what it does!

Ekaterina Ulyanoff is a Montreal based Make-up Artist. Visit Ekaterina's website at: www.ekaterinaulyanoff.com

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