While we all want our under-eyes to look swell, they end up looking swollen instead! *sigh* Lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, dehydration and ageing are some of the main causes of under-eye puffiness. You’ll be surprised to know that the reason most of us wake up with under-eye bags is because we are not blinking while we’re asleep. And blinking for eyelids is like walking for legs. Therefore, you’ll notice that some of the swelling diminishes within an hour of opening your eyes in the morning.

The one product we reach out for to cover under-eye bags and dark circles is… yes, you guessed it right! Concealer. Concealer refreshes tired-looking eyes, disguises puffiness, pigmentation, blemishes and other imperfections. However, concealer alone may not be able to do the trick. But, do you know what can? Concealer mixed with two other beauty products. These two products are a part of your skincare as well as makeup routines. And you’ll be happy to know that when mixed together, it can do some wonders in brightening up your under-eye area. Here’s what we’re talking about:

how to cover up puffy eyes

The hack

This hack involves the use of three products from your vanity kit—eye cream, concealer and highlighter. All you need to do is take a few drops each of the products on the back of your hand and mix them together. Using your fingers, apply the mixture under your eyes, on the outside by your temples and over your brow bone. Applying the mixture on these three spots will not just hide puffiness but also brighten the eye area.

We suggest you get your hands on the Dermalogica Total Eye Care, Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit and Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer to create this mixture.