Monday, July 14, 2008

Getting Rid Of Dark Under-Eye Circles

One of the most common, yet problematic issues when it comes to the face and skin is dark under-eye circles. When one possesses dark under-eye circles, they tend to look tired and stressed, despite the fact that their is nothing wrong, with their actual state of well being. Although it is not 100% guaranteed that dark under-eye circles will ever disappear, there are an array of ways to manage them.

You can change your sleep routine, as you can change your diet and nutrition, but that does not mean that your under-eye circles will go away. In fact, the chances of that actually happening are rather slim. The good news is, there are ways of managing dark under-eye circles, which will promote a healthier looking new you.


When it comes to correctly any kind of flaw we have, make-up has heavily proved to be the ultimate medium in doing so. Depending on the actual shade of your skin, you want to choose a concealer that is a shade lighter, but also possesses a different kind of pigment. For instance, if you have fair skin with cool undertones (or pigments) you want to get a concealer that is fair (or perhaps a shade lighter) with warm undertones (or pigments). If you have tan skin with warm undertones (or pigments) you want to get a concealer that is tan (or perhaps a shade lighter) with cool undertones (or pigments). If you are one who possesses a cool undertone (or pigment) in your skin, choosing one with a warm undertone (or pigment) automatically cancels out the color of the actual problematic issue. The concealer works best when applied with a concealer brush and then matted with a sheer or translucent powder.

If your dark under-eye circle issue is rather acute or major, you want to use something that is matte, but possesses, as well as, produces tremendous color. Although there are an array of different concealers on the market today, you can also use lipstick. For instance, if you have fair skin with cool undertones (or pigments) you want to use a matte lipstick that is of a warm color. I recommend an orange matte. Why? Because orange is a warm color and warm collaborates with cool, making the appearance of the dark under-eye circles less visible and even completely invsible. Once you have applied the orange matte lipstick generously under the eye, you want to matte it down with a sheer or translucent powder. As you continue, you can cover the eye with your regular concealer using a concealer brush to apply. The concealer should be a shade lighter than your foundation and also possess the same undertone (or pigment) as your foundation.


Although consuming an array of herbs and maintaining a healthy diet can be helpful and beneficial to your state of well being, it is not guaranteed to help the appearance of your dark under-eye circles. The good news is, some herbs are actually beneficial to the surface of your skin and really are great contributions to the promotion of erasing dark under-eye circles.

One of the best herbs that works as a great anti-agent, but provides the benefit towards the decrease of dark under-eye circles is Ginger. As Ginger possesses many nutritional benefits that are good for an array of problematic health issues, one thing is amazing herb does is promote the decrease of dark under-eye circles. Before applying the Ginger, you want to rinse with with warm water, followed by cold water. As you continue, you want to slice two thin slices. Apply these to your eyes (preferably under your eye) for about 30 minutes. Once the 30 minutes have lapsed, you can wipe off your eye area with a cotton ball. It is important not to wet the cotton ball. Repeat this regime several times a week and you'll start seeing results in due time.


When it comes to ice, this amazing solid produces a natural enzyme that can shock the skin, but also increases individual support to any anti-aging cinco. The skin underneath the eye is rather thin as opposed to the other skin on our face, so the natural pigment is most likely to increase, with age. Applying ice over the eyes multiple times and holding for a minute (maximum) each time you apply, promotes anti-aging and also decreases the visibility of wrinkles, as well as, under-eye circles. When applying ice to the eye, it is extremely important to tilt your head back and look up at all times. The simplicity of this method goes back to ancient times.


Fruits are extremely beneficial to our state of well being in so many different ways on so many different wavelengths. Although Fruit possesses so many vitamins and minerals, as well as, natural enzymes our body needs, this amazing food works towards the decline of dark under-eye circles.

One of the best fruits that works as a great anti-aging element is Lemon. Although Lemons are healthy when consumed orally, they work as a great anti-agent fighting against the signs of aging, but also work towards promoting a healthy state of well being. Lemon is a very acidity, yet strong and fluent acquired fruit that works as a great anti-oxidant. Before applying the Lemon, the key is to rinse the fruit and clean it generously. As you continue, you want to slice Lemon. All you need is two thin slices. Once you have accomplished this, you want to rinse them with cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Apply them to your eyes (preferably your under-eye area) for about 30 minutes (no longer) and wipe off with a cotton ball. It is important that the cotton is not wet nor damp. Repeat this method only a few times a week.


Taking vitamins is extremely helpful, yet beneficial to the contribution to good health. Although, some vitamins can support anti-aging, as well as, problematic issues such as dark under-eye circles, there is no guarantee.

A great vitamin that supports the decrease to dark under-eye circles is definitely Vitamin K. Vitamin K works in many ways, however; when consumed in large amounts it is generally not good for you, hence why it is not sold as a stand-alone supplement like Vitamin E, etc. Vitamin K can be found in an array of foods and cuisine, however; it is most commonly found in Spinach. Instead of consuming lettuce, you can substitute it for Spinach and you will be ok.

Don't let dark under-eye circles take over or take advantage of your life. The time is now to gain control of this rather simplistic, yet problematic issue. Good Luck.

The best techiques to make your eyes bigger

Their are so many ways to make your eyes appear much larger, than how they naturally look. With only the best techniques, the power of make-up, and how you make the most of it, you will know only the best techniques to make your eyes look bigger. When one thinks of the ultimate ways of creating a bigger, yet brighter and beautiful eye, they assume one must apply a lot of make-up. The reality is, this is a huge fallacy. In order to promote eye size, you do not need to increase your make-up usage. In fact, that is entirely up to you, although less tends to be more. Today I will show you how you can increase the size of your eye with these amazing techniques.

DO apply eyeliner on the corners of your lid. Applying eyeliner towards the corners of your eyes, going only half way across the bottom lid and stopping before you reach the tear duct on the top lid, is a great way to increase the size of your eye. Although applying eyeliner should never be an issue, it can be when you are a novice and just starting out your make-up regime. Take the time to line the bottom lid (not waterline) to only half way. As you continue, line the top lid about 3/4 across, stopping right before the tear duct connects the eyes. Once you have accomplished this, create a nice shape towards the end of the eye. Perhaps create a cat eye effect, joining the shape together. This effect actually promotes a bigger, sexier eye.

DO NOT line the waterline. In case you do not know, the waterline is simply the inside part of your lid, right above the lash line. Although lining the bottom, as well as, the top waterlines do create an amazing effect, when it comes to your eyes, they do not promote the illusion of possessing bigger eyes. It is best to not even touch the waterline area of the lid, as this will give your eyes the complete opposite effect, making your eyes appear smaller, rather than larger.

DO apply a dark eyeshadow on the crease of your eyelid. How important is the crease of the eyelid? Very important. In fact, so important, that I think this is one of the biggest ways to increase your eye size. Most would assume you use a light shade on the crease, but in the case of creating the illusion of a bigger eye, that is wrong. Applying a dark shade of eyeshadow to the crease actually promotes a bigger eye. You can take a MAC #219 brush and apply this generously to the crease. Then take your lighter shade and blend the darker shade applied on the crease, up and out. Whether matte or shimmer, let alone metallic or frosty is entirely up to you. One thing is certain, the shade must be darker than the shade you intend to use as a shadow, as well as, highlighter.

DO NOT use a dark eyeshadow to cover the entire base of your entire lid. The biggest mistake is applying dark eyeshadow all over the top lid. This will definitely not increase the size of your eye. You want to add an eyeshadow that is neutral or light shade, staying away from the dark shade. You can add the dark eyeshadow towards the outer corner of your eye, connecting towards the crease, as the crease will possess the darker shade. This gives an amazing illusion of a bigger, brighter, and most importantly, beautiful eye.

DO apply the lightest eyeshadow towards the tear duct. One of the best techiques to making your eyes look bigger is adding a light shimmery shade to the corners of lid, right near the tear duct. Whether you want to do a natural look or a dramatic look, adding a light shimmery shade to the corner of your lid will create an illusion of a bigger eye. Applying this generously is extremely beneficial towards increasing the size of your eye and making your eyes "pop". Whether cream, pencil, liquid, or powder; if the shadows possess a light shimmer color, it will work to promote a bigger, brighter eye. A great eyeshadow that works as a modest shade is MAC eyeshadow in Electra.

DO apply mascara primer before apply mascara. Applying mascara primer is definitely beneficial towards creating the illusion of a bigger, yet brighter beautiful eye. I find that when I apply a mascara primer, it truly benefits my lashes on an array of wavelengths that go beyond the standard mascara quo. An amazing mascara primer is Shiseido's Mascara base. Apply this to your lashes, followed by a few coats of your favorite mascara and your eyes are guaranteed to "pop".

DO apply mascara that possesses a bigger brush. I must admit, mascara is such an amazing product and actually contributes to promoting and increase a bigger eye. The key to finding the best mascara is to find a mascara with a generously sized brush, with great product inside. Many people do not realize how important the size of mascara brush is. Little thin brushes or combs will not work towards the contribution of creating a bigger, brighter, yet beautiful eye. You want a mascara that will generously coat all of your lashes. Remember when applying mascara with a bigger brush, it is important to slightly tilt your head back before applying, or you have a chance of catching your skin with the wand. One of my favorite mascaras that I currently use is Dior Diorshow Mascara in black.

With these techniques, you are destined to not only have bigger eyes, but brighter and beautiful eyes, too.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Socialite Mascara

The Socialite Mascara

Want to know more? Simply visit: today!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MAC Sonic Chic

MAC has introduced a few collections. One of them that caught my attention is beinging released everywhere tomorrow. It is the "Sonic Chic" collection. I think I am going to order "Nuance" and possibly "Dainty". I've read some minor reviews so far, as well as, had the opportunity to see a few swatches, but nothing major. I can't for it to arrive.

picture credited to MAC Cosmetics

The low down on the "Sonic Chic" collection...

Mineralize Blush

Dainty Light yellow pink with gold pearl (frost)
Warm Soul Midtone beige with gold pearl (frost)
Nuance Midtone peach with gold pearl (frost)
Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (frost)
Love Joy Warm midtone brown with gold pearl (frost)
Merrily Midtone dirty (burned) red with gold pearl (frost)
Pleasantry Intense midtone blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN



181 Small Buffer Brush Ultra-soft natural, rounded dome tip brush for application of Blush and Powder. Smaller version of existing 182 Buffer Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $30.00 U.S./$36.00 CDN

Want to know more about this collection? Visit: MAC right now.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Cream Shadow Sticks...

Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Cream Shadow Sticks are fantastic. One of my favorite colors is definitely "Iced Ivory" which looks great alone or as a base. What makes Bobbi Brown Shimmer Cream Shadow Stick so amazing is the fact it is long-wearing and water-resistant. These shimmery neutral shades will make your eyes pop, allowing you to achieve the desired effect you want. Just twist and apply. Blends easily and goes on smoothly, without creasing and looking blotchy.

Want to know more? Simply click the picture.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Cream Shadow Stick Color: Iced Ivory
What are your thoughts on Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Cream Shadow Sticks?