Don't Let Your Dark Eye Circles Keep You Down

By Lisa Williams

Let’s just say nobody (in their right beauty mind) wants to be caught with dark eye circles and be mistaken for slogging too hard (poor you) or worse, having suffered a punch to the eye. On top of dealing a blow to your appeal, these panda eyes go skin deep to hurt a person’s confidence and mood.

That’s why it was jaw-dropping to say the least when American Fashion Designer, Marc Jacobs, risked the branding and image of himself and his runway supermodels – Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel and clan – by having them go “barefaced” at a fashion show. If you must know, the runway was a success; statements were made. But what really piqued our curiosity was how celebrities breeze through demands like these without eye circles threatening to keep them down. Here are the 5 winning skin strategies we found…

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Cream or No Cream

What’s an eye-saver? Selena Gomez thinks First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy but we ought to approach eye creams with caution as rich formulations or unsuitable ingredients can irritate skin and even cause growth of oil seeds. Try Eye Fabulosity Treatment to bring life back to the eyes. A wrinkle-renovating pumpkin enzyme peel kickstarts undereye skin recharge and; an Eye Sonic therapy seals in hyaluronic acid before ending with; an application of hydrating gel pads to soothe, calm and rejuvenate undereye skin. The result? Fabulous looking eyes that’s short for hydrated, healthy and younger-looking undereye skin.

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Say No to Overtime

Under the relentless eyes of the media, former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and judge of hot music competition show The X Factor, Nicole Scherzinger, has got to have her A-game on every day. This hot celeb leaves the overtime work of banishing dark eye circles to eye masks instead of tea bags. Sleep well and wake up pretty with Dream Cream. This retinol and coenzyme Q10 infused eye cream leaves eye skin soft and supple, restoring delicate peri-orbital skin. With continued use, it’s clinically proven that skin becomes softer, smoother and younger-looking.

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Resuscitate Eyes

Imagine the shock we were in when we saw a picture of Golden Globe receipient Kate Hudson wearing eye patches attached to wires and a plug. It’s doubtful such electric eye patches, delivering eye essentials like hyaluronic acid, collagen and heat to improve blood circulation, will ever become commonplace. Consider this sure fire way to eliminate dark circles for a refreshed look – Eye Illuminator Program at SW1 Clinic helmed by some of the best aesthetic doctors in Singapore. This two-step program consists of Revitalift undereye where tiny doses of hyaluronic acid are injected using fine needles into skin and; Quattro Toning to quickly brighten and firm the undereye area, thoroughly rejuvenating peepers.

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Pile on the Concealers

Despite her many hustles – being a mom, model, actress and entrepreneur – Kim Kardashian manages to look “awake”. Her secret lies in concealers specifically Kebyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer. Besides covering eye circles, this multi-faceted product can be used as a foundation, for highlight or contour depending on the shades, all while hydrating skin. No wonder it’s this superstar’s favourite go-to to mask imperfections.

Tip: When buying concealers, picking the right shade is important. For paler skin tones, opt for peachy colors which neutralise the blue. For darker skin tones, lighten and brighten eye area with a concealer that has more orange or golden undertone. Viola! Eyes that shine.

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Be Mysterious

If all else fails and your bags are suitcases, effectively hide them behind a pair of sunnies. These great fashion accessories not only keep out the glare from cameras (not that we have paparazzi on our trail) and are apt as disguises but more importantly, they protect skin around the eyes against wrinkle, freckle and cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. It’s thus wise to invest in quality shades. Cement your status with sunglasses from luxury brands like Miu Miu, Prada and/or Gucci and others won’t be able to tell how hard you partied last night if you keep them on.


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