While crying can be extremely cathartic, let’s be honest, the aftermath is never pretty. Swollen eyes and tear-stained cheeks don’t suit anyone. You’ll want to know how to fix your makeup after crying.
And never mind how great things seem to be going for you, if you haven’t cried yet, you probably will. Recent studies indicate that women tend to cry about 30 to 64 times each year. The therapeutic relief of a good cry can do wonders for your emotional stability, but it’s not so helpful in keeping your makeup looking fresh.
What is the best and fastest way to help with puffy eyes?
In order to reduce redness fast, the best thing you can do is shrink the blood vessels that emerged while you were crying. If you have access to ice or a cold compress, that should help decrease your eye swelling and puffiness. If that doesn’t seem to work, you can add a dab of hydrocortisone on your eyelids and under your eyes. Also helpful is to add a few drops of Visine to help mask the redness.
Concealer is your best friend after crying, but make sure not to use too much or it will look cakey. Use a lot of concealer in the area that is red from crying, most likely under your eyes and around the corners of your nostrils. Use lighter shades of eyeshadow with a bit of shimmer. This helps to brighten your eyes.
Another great tip is to use a navy colored eyeliner in lieu of your regular black eyeliner. The dark navy blue helps to soften your look. To make eyes look whiter and keep redness at bay, it is also suggested that you use a nude-colored eyeliner in your waterline. It really opens up the eyes and gives you a more awake and alert look.
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