Even the most beautiful eyes, like actress Jane Lynch’s bright blues, can look dark and tired due to loss of soft tissue volume in the eye’s orbit, loss of bone density and lack of collagen production. With these age-related losses, the eyes look hollowed, with the development of dark circles and crow’s-feet. But an easy eye makeover can be accomplished in 60 minutes or less. Here are three solutions to bring out bright eyes:
Instantly: The right type of concealer can temporarily mask discoloration under your eyes. Choose a pink, peach or orange colored concealer to even out blue tones under your eyes, followed by a skin-colored concealer, like Make Up Forever’s Extreme Camouflage Cream, which is strong enough to even cover up tattoos.
In 15 minutes: Take a short siesta while you let a cool, refreshing under-eye pad do its work, like Elizabeth Grant’s Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Power Pads. Most are infused with marine extracts, vitamins and collagen-promoting ingredients that soothe away puffiness and wrinkles.
In up to 30 minutes: Injecting hyaluronic acid fillers in the depressed parts of the eyes is an easy way to add volume without excising any skin or tightening up the muscles or fat. In about 10 minutes, a plastic surgeon can inject a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvéderm, which will add volume between the upper lid and the brow, which is ideal for someone with hooded eyes.
A puffy eye may seem to have too much volume already, but adding fat (transferred from another body part) will actually balance the hollowed areas of the under eye. A fat transfer takes about 30 minutes and should be injected in small amounts on the bone of the tear trough and not close to the skin. If you opt for a filler instead of fat in this area, some physicians recommend Restylane because it causes less swelling than others.
In 60 minutes: Book a spa facial with a special eye treatment, like the Chella CRYO Eye Treatment offered at QUA Baths & Spa at Caesar Atlantic City. Read about our editor’s experience with this refreshing, and eye-opening experience here.
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