Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This is How I Do It: Concealing Puffy Under Eyes

Good day everyone!  I'm back with "This is How I Do It" and today, the topic was inspired by my big sister!  Me and my sister had a quick chat on how we can't watch dramatic movies or read heart-warming stories before we go to sleep as crying will lead to major puffy eyes the next morning!  

Not only that, give me just a minute of crying, my eyes will turn puffy and red all at the same time!  So yes, I'm one of those few unlucky girls who just can't hide my feelings!  That's when I got inspired to teach girls who suffer from this situation on how to conceal them or at least, lessen the puffiness.

Are you ready? 
(Note from author: Sorry but I do not have as much puffy eyes as needed for the tutorial, my problems has always been darkness.)

First things first, it would help if soak a spoon with an ice cold water then gently press the back of the spoon over your eyes for a couple of minutes, feel free to use chilled cucumber slices if you have any inside your kitchen!  This step may seem nothing but trust me when I say, it helps in minimizing the puffiness.

Go on with your regular eye cream, let it absorb in the skin and we're ready to do some concealing!

Apply your BB Cream, Tinted Moisturizer or Liquid/Cream Foundation as usual.  Pick a concealer that's at least a shade lighter than your original skin color.  Using a concealer brush, flip the brush on the side as shown on photo below.


Gently dot the concealer on the line underneath the puffy eye.  
This should bring the dark area forward diminishing the look of puffiness.


Keep in mind not to put the concealer over the puffy area as it will end up highlighting the puffiness even more!

 Do not forget to apply the same concealer on the inner corners of the eye to "highlight" the dark area!

Using clean fingers, gently dab the concealer until it disappears.  The warmth of your finger will make the concealer easier to blend and applies creamier!

Go ahead and set the concealed area with a powder foundation similar to your natural skin color.   You can also apply the powder on the puffy area.  Don't worry, this won't highlight the puffy area since this powder is the same shade as your original skin tone.


Before and after


Do you suffer from puffy eyes?
How do you deal with it?
Feel free to add more tips for our readers who need help! :)


Thank you and 
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

27 comments:

  1. You're lucky po you don't have super puffy and dark under-eye circles. :)

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    1. Wait til you see me cry Arra! hehehe But you're right, on a daily basis, I'm more concern with darkness :)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! :) I really love to read your blog because it feels like going to a make-up workshop without leaving the comforts of home.

    Chamee from http://misslitratista.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you learn something from my blog Chamee, thank you for your kind words!

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  3. Wow you really concealed it. Now I know what I'm doing is wrong :( I have super puffy under eye, now I know why everytime I conceal it, it just looked more emphasized because I'm putting the concealer on top of it :(

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    1. Yes Gen-zel, that's what I've been doing in the past too and so far, it ended up "highlighting" the puffy areas! So yeah, we all learn from mistakes :)

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  4. Excellent tutorial!! I really need to try this... my eyes are ALWAYS puffy!! T_T

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    1. I don't think your eyes look puffy at all!!! :) Thanks dear!

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  5. very informative! i now know what i am doing is wrong :( haha! will definitely do my concealing like this now :))

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    1. practice with different concealers you have at home and see which one works the best! :) Goodluck and enjoy your trial :)

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  6. ahh! so this is how it should be done...
    thanks sis for the tutorial! i don't usually have puffy eyes unless i over-cry. LOL but dark circles are my usual companion

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    1. Oh sis, we're definitely sisters from different parents! hehehe, Same as you, I get super puffy eyes and guess what? --- QUADRUPLE LIDS if I cried !

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  7. Hey, we're the same! My main concern is undereye darkness. But yeah, my eyes get puffy when I cry too. This tutorial is handy! I never knew putting concealer on top of the puffy area emphasizes the puffiness even more. So thank you!

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    1. Hi Aviva, glad this helps! And thanks for sharing your experience! I have always tried to conceal puffiness by piling up on concealer and I look even worst! So charge it to experience :D

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  8. What a wonderful tutorials. I don't usually have puffy eyes, but it will come in handy for when I have a good crying session.

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    1. Oh I wish you won't have a crying session anytime soon :D

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  9. I never about this way of concealing,i will defeniatly try it
    By the way, you are more than welcome to my blog ronniecanello.blogspot.co.il
    I love your blog!!

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    1. thanks for the comment and glad to know a fellow blogger!

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  10. I don't have puffiness under my yeys but Shiseido spots cover concealer help me with the darkness ...

    Great tutorial!

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    1. Ah I haven't tried the Shiseido one! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I don't usually get puffy eyes but I have serious case of dark circles hehe ...Thanks for the tip! I will try doing it that way ^_^

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    1. Same here on Dark circles! *apir* but at least we have only ONE of the eye problem not both! :)

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  12. hello :) thanx for the great tips. i don't have puffy eyes, but i have a severe discoloration on the inner corner of my eyes and i can never put my foundations there bcos the color won't match. the inner corner of my eyes look greenish, i've been trying to conceal it with a peachy tone concealer but it makes the area looks grayish and unnatural. please help me, i'm so desperate :(

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    1. After you apply a green concealer, did you top it with your shade of liquid foundation? You have to really cover the "corrector" with a correct shade of foundation . Hope this helps

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    2. I see. I never thought of that before. thank you for your help :)

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