Here's How to Put Your Panda Eye Problems to Rest

Here’s How to Put Your Panda Eye Problems to Rest

Kar Kei Wong by Kar Kei Wong on Apr 20, 2016
Why you should care

Here’s how to look like you’d had your 8 hours of sleep.

Pandas are adorable. But panda eyes? Not so much.

Find out how to appear fresh faced and put together after a restless night!

1 Give Your Skin a Drink

Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to always keep your skin hydrated. Moisturise with a good eye cream at least twice a day. Look out for ingredients such as Vitamin C and caffeine which help reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Fresh’s Black Tea eye cream contains both those ingredients! You can get these babies from Sephora.

fresh black tea eye cream


2 Prime Time

Never skip the primer! Not only does it make your concealer last longer, it also helps prevent creasing, reducing the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet!

Try bareMinerals’ Well-Rested CC eye primer from Sephora. It contains aloe and caffeine as well as colour-correcting tint to help you look like you’ve had your fill of 8 hours.

Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer


3 Conceal Like a Pro

Picking the perfect concealer and learning to use it can be quite tricky. Check out some of our helpful tips:

  • Go for cream.  Liquid-based concealers make blending a ton easier and prevents the substance from seeping into fine lines around the eyes – this adds definition to your fine lines, ageing your look! We like the NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer, available at NARS stores and Sephora.
nars creamy concealer


  • Yellow is gold. Always pick one with a slightly lighter tone than your skin, preferably with a yellow base. It will help to neutralise the blue and purple hues of your eyebags while brightening your eyes.
  • SPF is your friend. If possible, look for a concealer that doubles as a sunblock with at least SPF15. Nothing tells your age like your eyes and the sun could do the biggest damage!
  • Dark circles only. Only apply concealer on the dark circles instead of the entire eye. Start from the inner darkest corners and work towards the cheeks.
  • Gentle, now. Make light feathery strokes with a pen brush and then dab gently with your ring finger or a damp sponge to blend the edges well. Be careful not to pull or tug your skin as it’ll cause sagging in the long term.
  • Foundation won’t do. Avoid substituting foundation for concealer at all costs! This will dry out your skin and emphasise the lines around your eyes.

4 Finishing Touch

Pull your look together by applying a translucent powder or a tiny spritz of spring water to give yourself a nice glow.

Remember, the key is to never overdo it. Keep your makeup simple as any heavy eyeshadow or blusher can throw a shade over your eyes, and that’s the last tired eyes need.
If all else fails, try freezing a spoon for 10 minutes, then hold it to your eyes until it’s room temperature. Repeat until puffiness reduces.

Cover image from YouTube user ‘From Head To Toe’.

Why you should care

Here’s how to look like you’d had your 8 hours of sleep.

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