Concealing serious undereye bags

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  1. newprincesita

    newprincesita New Member

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    I have serious undereye bags, and by bags I mean sort of tiny "sausages" hanging out....I mean mine are the sort of bags that project a shade. Big bags.
    It´s sort of hereditary, my mum had them, and I know I´m gonna end up having them removed. I´ve been told it´s a conditing caused by the concentration of fatty in the undereye area, and that can only be removed via laser or...well scalpel. A friend of mine with the same problem had them removed and she looks great. But I like to think I´m not there yet, I wanna wait a couple of years more...

    I use the cold spoons, the chilled chamomille bags, but that only alleviates the bags very mildly. My bags don´t respond too much to these "tricks" , probably because they´re not just caused swelling of tissues or water retention.

    My question for you is this:

    What are the best ways to conceal this problem via makeup????....until I get the nerve to go under the knife.
     
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    ^ Why are so many good things available only in Japan??? :(
     
  4. LetThemEatCake

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    That first post was a makeup suggestion. Now I'm suggesting you look into blepharoplasty. It removes fatty pockets from above the eye and where they create much larger fat pockets underneath. My mother used to assist in this type of surgery;she said it was quite interesting.

    You should check out the What Are Your Thoughts on Plastic Surgery? thread here in Skin & Body Care forum.
    :flower:http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f45/what-your-thoughts-plastic-surgery-4187.html
     
  5. newprincesita

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    Yep. I´ve heard that creams do almost nothing to this kind of bags so I guess surgery is the way to go. I´ll have to plan a visit to a surgeon sometime soon.

    I live for concealer, Touche Eclat and some Neutrogena concealer-eyecream. I need coverage but at the same time I need to reduce the creasing factor.

    Thanks!
     
  6. glósóli

    glósóli let me show you my boat

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    Perhaps try something a little harder like an eye pencil which matches your skin tone in the folds/shaded areas of your bags to conceal the areas where your eyebags cast shadow? I don't know if that makes sense..
     
  7. The_Ida

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    This guide is brilliant.
    http://raquel13.com/makeup/tutorials/ -> undereye concealer

    Sometimes I use a full coverage concealer (MAC Studio Finish Concealer) underneath a liquid concealer (Helena Rubinstein Secret Concealer) if my circles and bags are bad - I have both :lol:

    Fluid concealer doesn't cake and looks very natural, but often doesn't provide enough coverage. You want to fade out the concealer as you get closer to the lower lash line because that looks the most natural, hence the liquid concealer. You also want to set it with powder - very important! Love love love Chanel's loose powder.
     
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  8. gius

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    i think my mother might have this. the bags come with wrinkles.. may be from sun exposure.
    is there something more like an anti-wrinkle cream? eye cream.. than surgery and makeup/concealer. she has an appointment with a skin specialist, but there is a waiting list-- her visit's next year :ninja: or she might travel
     
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    A lot of times, it's not only about the product you use, but the technique you use to apply your make up. I hope this helps.

    Under your eye, create a triangle with the 3 'points from the tear duct of your eye, the tail end of your eye and then the side of your nose. If you have a very serious discolouring, use a concealer with moisturizing properties (Bobbi Brown Undereye concealer works great, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage works fab too) and apply to that triangle below your eye. This will help to not only hide the discolouring, but also make your face 'light up'. If you don't have a serious discolouring problem, you can just skip to the next step.... use a highlighting powder or a translucent setting powder (MAC does really great ones... they've got a new Prep+prime translucent powder which I hear is fab) and sweep over that area.

    This should work well!!
     
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    ^You should only apply concealer to the area in which you have the discolouring, not the whole undereye area. That really makes bags stand out. And please, DO NOT use a highlighting powder if you bags under your eyes, ever. That only makes them more visible.
     
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    Hmm, oh no.. I actually misread the eye bags as eye circles!!!

    The_Ida, you're right with that highlighting the bags will make it look more pronounced... however, I've found that if one only has just discolouring, highlighting the area after colour correcting the circles will not only make the undereye look brighter, but also brighten up the entire face...
     
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    ^I totally agree...or if you're not into highlighter, just the inner corners
     
  13. wheneveriwakeup

    wheneveriwakeup a hymn to darkness

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    I use Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash... it works wonders..
     
  14. newprincesita

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    This is quite good, he explains how to conceal bags specifically. I say this because usually advice is about concealing dark circles. Bags have volume, they protrude, they project a shadow when light comes from above, hence the difficulty to conceal them. The same thing happens when you want to conceal BIG zits. You can cover them, but they cast a shadow.
    Anyhow, this is quite a good tutorial.
    By the way, Gossmakeupartist is soooooo genious :heart::heart:. He explains things simply, without any of the divaish mannerism of some makeup gurus. Tell me what you think...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or6OX2kGM98&feature=channel


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfAhJGzuwv8&feature=channel_page
     
  15. The_Ida

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    ^Wonderful!
     
  16. newprincesita

    newprincesita New Member

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    Glad you liked the vids TheIda!!!!

    Looove Gossmakeupartist! He´s a gem, I hope he does great, because he really deserves it-

    I strongly recomend his other vids in YouTube.
     
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    I have to check him out when I find the time...

    BTW, just got the MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer. Very high coverage and easy to blend, I think it's very good for concealing bags...
     
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    dermablend is the most pigmented concealer I've found. It almost completely covered my purple eyes after surgery.
     

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