3 Steps To

De-Puff Your Eyes

A woman speaks volumes with her eyes. It’s like a superpower, fully developed at birth. But to effectively deploy your Charming look, your Knowing look, and even your Don’t Mess With Me look, your eyes need to be seen—not derailed by distracting puffiness. For rapid eye area de-puffing that works anytime of day, combine the right arsenal of products with these strategic application techniques and expert tips. Let's start with this one you may have heard from your mother: drink a tall glass of water, then drink some more. It will help reduce swelling in your face and get you looking bright-eyed right off the bat. Now take the following three steps to banish any bloating around your eyes and smize with confidence.

Step One: Massage on eye cream.

Use an eye treatment that contains energy-boosting ingredients such as caffeine and skin-revivers like antioxidants. Serums or gels penetrate the fastest, showing more immediate de-bloating results. They also hydrate skin’s surface layers and sink right in, priming the way for flawless concealer. Apply with a light, circular tapping motion to help drain fluid and speed up the calming process. The cool touch and de-puffing ball tip of Pep Start Eye Cream offers another layer of defence – sweep in a circular motion around the eye area and reapply as needed throughout the day.

Step Two: Strategically conceal.

Use a concealer that reflects light; one click of Airbrush Concealer is plenty. Dab just a bit on the inner corners of your eyes and just beneath the puffy area (not on top of it). This is the linchpin of success because it helps reduce any shadows cast by puffy areas. An additional smidge under the arch of your brows subtly draws people’s attention upward and away from puffiness. Finally, a dab on the outer eye corners is like a 5-second nap and the perfect move for your late-afternoon touch-up.

Step Three: Up, up, and away.

No good smize is complete without look-at-me-lashes. Plump up the volume with generous coats of lash-thickening mascara. It's a sneaky trick to draw the eyes up, away from any offending puffiness. Make sure you pick a formula that's flake-free and smudge proof - dark circles of mascara under your eyes is the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish here. For scene-stealing lashes try Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara.