How to Conceal Under-Eye Bags in Two Easy Steps

July 22, 2022
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
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It’s difficult to hide the fact that you’ve had a long night or a super salty dinner when your eyes are puffy and your under-eye bags are dark the next morning. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, this type of under-eye bag is known as fluid retention. In other words, it’s fluid that accumulates around your eyes, and it can be triggered by a variety of factors — the most common culprits being too little sleep or too much stress.

Thankfully, under-eye bags can be remedied so you can look rested and fresh-faced (even if you don’t feel it). Ahead, find a quick two-step solution for concealing your under-eye bags. Spoiler alert: All you need are ice and concealer.

1. Ice ’Em

According to Dr. Zeichner, cold temperatures are soothing to your eye area and help with puffiness and swelling, which is why many beauty experts recommend freezing face masks. Another option is to wrap ice cubes in a plastic bag or a paper towel and place the ice over your under-eye area. Keep the ice there for about 10 minutes and then gently massage your under-eye area to get blood flowing to the area.

2. Conceal

Prior to applying concealer, apply an eye serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, or eye cream to your under-eye area to keep it hydrated. Then, use a concealer with buildable coverage, like the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer. This product combo will help neutralize dark circles and brighten your eye area and keep your under-eyes hydrated and healthy-looking. 

If you’re looking for a drugstore option, we also love the Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer for its creamy consistency that makes your under-eyes look radiant and refreshed. Apply the concealer using your ring finger or use a brush, like the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer
Photo: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy

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