Experts Suggest Makeup Instead of Surgery for Under Eye Circles

Under eye circles can be the result of genetics, poor sleep or an unhealthy diet, and there are a number of cosmetic surgery procedures that can help to lighten up the skin under the eyes and create a more refreshed, rejuvenated look. Still, some experts say that makeup can be just as effective for covering up under eye circles and may be a convenient alternative to cosmetic or plastic surgery.

According to recent surveys and commentary from Judith August Cosmetic Solutions, “For a number of years, cosmetic surgery grew in popularity as the option of choice for eliminating under eye discoloration. According to recent surveys, however, the recession has caused a shift toward women, and men, opting instead for cosmetic coverage solutions.”

Men and women who want to cover up under eye circles can use custom-blended makeup and products designed to blend and match their natural skin tone. Camouflage makeup products can be particularly effective for covering up under eye circles and darkness around the eye area. These products can be blended with liquid foundation or cream foundation to create a smooth, contoured appearance.

Concealer is another convenient alternative to cosmetic surgery for lightening up the area under the eyes. Concealer can be applied directly under the eyes to lighten up the skin, and then blended with foundation to create a natural look. Several companies have developed corrective cosmetic makeup to hide wrinkles, discoloration and other skin problems in and around the eye area. When applied correctly, these products can help to create a rejuvenated look and cover up some serious skin flaws.

Cosmetic coverage makeup may be a budget-friendly and risk-free solution for many people dealing with puffy eyes, dark under eye circles and discoloration around the eyelid. A consultation with a skincare and makeup specialist can help to determine what products are most appropriate for the individual’s skin type and condition.

Further Reading

  • Skin cancer continues to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, and approximately 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • Cosmetic and plastic surgeons around the country are now offering 'beauty layaway' plans to attract patients and fill up their appointment calendars.  The tough economic times are making people more conscientious about luxury spending, getting breast implants or liposuction aren't the priority purchases they once used to be.  However, those on a tight budget might be able to get their pricey cosmetic treatments with less of an immediate impact on the pocketbook.

  • Do you know what your 'ideal self' really looks like?  Many people resort to surgery or cosmetic enhancements to improve their appearance, but few people can replicate the looks of a cover model - the balanced proportions, perfect silhouette and ideal ratios that set these people apart from the average gene pool.  No matter how talented a plastic surgeon may be, they cannot defy nature 100% of the time.  However, researchers at the Blavatnik School of Computer Sciences at Tel Aviv University may soon be unveiling a new tool for plastic surgeons whowant to obtain the exact mathematical ratios and dimensions when patients demand drastic changes; and it can all be done with the 'beautification engine'.