Skincare, hydration, and nutrition are crucial, remember you can work hard on covering but the main goal should be to eliminate or reduce your Dark Circles as well.
Eye creams that have caffeine are great to improve the look of dark circles. Some of my favorites:
Choosing the right concealer is also very important. It needs to be the same tone as our skin and not lighter than our dark circles so it could cover them. In most cases, peach undertones are better to neutralize the color.
My little secret is that I use a liquid highlighter in peach tones before the concealer. The light and the color will help me conceal the darkness so covering would be easier. I use mostly the S/B highlighter 0054 from Temptu, even though it is for use with the airbrush you could use it with a sponge and get beautiful results.
The most important tip is to use very thin layers of product and especially concealer to avoid creases. I like to pat in with sponge so it would look smooth. If it looks too thick then you can blend it with a little eye cream.
Moisturizing is key for healthy skin. Some skip it to avoid the "greasy" look when this actually could dry your skin and even make it look much more imbalanced. Water-based moisturizers are a must-have and great for most skin types. Every face has different needs according to skin type and condition, but here are some general recommendations that I love.
Defining your brows is extremely important, its the frame to our eyes and have a lot of influence in your expression.
The fastest way is to use brow mascaras like gimme brow from benefit, these combs and fill your brows. A cool tip that I like to do is to line the bottom of your brow with a little from the mascara using an angled brush.
It's also very important to respect your brow shape. A good guide is to measure with our face, it should start where our nose ends, arch where the eye color is and finish diagonal to the outer corner of your eye.
Is always good to have a brow professional you trust to shape and maintain your brows for you.
The most important thing is to know what you are doing! That would really help you to know each step and the products you need to use.
Prioritize the areas where you want to focus and start from there. If you have more time then, continue with more detail. My priorities: Brows, lashes, concealer, and lipgloss.
A few time-saving tips:
If you want a full five-minute makeup routine, Check my 5 minutes makeup tutorial.
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Removing your makeup is as important as applying it. Your skin needs to be relieved from makeup and pollutants from the air, cleaning it at the end of the day is, in my opinion, the most important skincare step you need to take.
To make it simple and easy I use The makeup eraser, It's a special fiber towel that removes makeup only with warm water. No need of any other makeup removers. It removes even the most long-lasting makeup. After using it you wash it and reuse it as much as you like. Remember to moisturize when you are done :)
As moms we need balance. Giving ourselves a few moments each day to look and feel great is a great way we could be the best versions of ourselves. Mami needs a break is a very inspiring motherhood blog, I am excited to be a part of the team and help simplify beauty for moms.
I am here to simplify beauty for you. These questions were collected from social media surveys, I hope my answers were helpful and inspire you to be empowered by beauty. If you are in Miami, come to my next class where I will personally answer all of your beauty questions and teach you my tips and tricks to look and feel great every day!