How To Conceal Undereye Circles | Clozette

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Frequent late nights and insufficient sleep can lead to dark undereye circles that make you look haggard, tired, and clearly looking like you need to take a long nap. So for those days when you need to "fake" looking awake and fresh; or just want to brighten your undereye area, a good concealer and a spot-on concealing technique is your best friend. 

Need a little help in that department? Watch as Sonya from Style School on ClozetteTV shares her tips and tricks for hiding those dark circles under the eyes.

Click next to see our favourite undereye concealers >>
Kate Somerville 'IllumiKate' Concealing Eye Cream

This Concealing Eye Cream banishes dark circles and smooths wrinkles thanks to its dual-delivery of an eye cream and concealer in one beautiful package. The lightweight formula blends easily and fights visible signs of aging while minimizing imperfections. 

Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Concealer

This anti-ageing concealer helps cover dark circles and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and flaws. The creamy long-wearing coverage blends easily into the skin without creasing or caking.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer

This lightweight crème formula creates the look of flawless skin all day. It is infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and makes blending easy. It has a luminous finish, is transfer-resistant, and provides medium coverage that won't slip, slide, or melt away. 

MAC 'Pro Longwear' Concealer

This lightweight fluid concealer provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Its formula lasts up to 15-hours and is great for concealing and correcting the look of under-eye circles.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Coveted for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, this Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with its lightweight formula that is easy to blend and buildable to medium-to-high coverage. It is also enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light-diffusing technology.



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Nowadays, there are so many skin care products out in the market that we tend to overlook the important factors of choosing the right one. Sometimes our choices are overshadowed by packaging, fragrance, and various marketing spiels. We forget that taking care of our skin is much more scientific than how it's actually presented in media. 

Watch what skin expert Dr. Joyce Lim has to say about  choosing the right products for you. 

It's vital to keep our skin in tip top condition because it is in fact, the biggest organ of our bodies. Whatever our skin goes through is also felt by other parts of our body. Thus, it is important to consider 3 factors for a product to be worthy of your skin. 

Look For Active Ingredients

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If you're really dedicated to beauty and health, you must learn how to look beyond the packaging and read the ingredients of the product. They should contain active ingredients that address your skin goals.  So if you want to treat acne look for Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, Tea-tree oil, and Sulfur.  If you want to fight signs of skin aging look for active ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Retinol, and Niacinamide. The list goes on, you just need a little research to ensure you're buying one that suits your skin's needs. 

Labeled as "Dermatologically Tested"

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This may not be a big deal to some but it is to us. Labels such as "clinically proven" or "dermatologically tested" means that the product is recommended by dermatologists. They are skin experts by profession, thus looking for products with their "seal" means that it is a product that's safe to use. 

Manufactured By A Reputable Brand

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Although there are tons of brands out there, there's a reason why big brands remain the top players in skin care--they know their stuff and are trusted by many. These brands have been creating effective products for a long time and we can definitely entrust our skin to them. 



Summer is the time for festivals; and here in South Korea, there is a popular annual summer festival which attracts thousands of people from all over the world! The Boryeong Mud Festival is in its 18th year and is done annually at Boryeong, a two hour drive from Seoul, along the west coast of South Korea. Every year the Daecheon beach is packed with many stations of fun-filled and wild mud experiences!

Clear skies and amazing weather greeted the team as we reached Boryeong at around 12pm. We arrived during the first day of the festival, so we were as excited as the organizing committee were! 

We made sure to slap on loads of sunscreen (very important!), using the trusty Shiseido Anessa Perfect Essence UV Spray (SPF 50+ PA+++) for the face and the Sunplay Water Cool Body Mist Sunscreen (SPF 75 PA+++) for the  body. These sunscreen sprays have been the go-to sunscreens for the summer for their non-own greasy formula, and easy application. Sunscreen is definitely a must for the festival to prevent your skin from getting burned after many hours under the mud and sun.

Before the festival, we went to the beach just to get our bodies cooled down and ready for the event. Even without the mud festival, the Daecheon beach is also a popular place for Koreans in Boryeong city to visit. 

The mud festival had a variety of events from the Hite booth (ice cold beer on a hot summer day is like no other!), soccer in the mud, the mud prison, mud slide and many many many more! There was also the colour mud painting booth which allowed the mud painters to get creative on you! 

Not only can you have fun and go wild at the festival, the mud contains properties which are good for the skin as well. The mud used at the festival is from the seashore mud of Daecheon Beach; and the mud water was also extracted from the mud powder. It is good for revitalizing and releasing the waste and dirt on your skin. There are also components of the mud which help in collagen production and pore tightening. 

Mud has been a known source for skincare, ever since the ancient times where it was rumoured that Cleopatra had mud in her make-up. So it was no surprise that the Boryeong Mud Festival also had a mud cosmetics booth and a mud experience centre. There were a wide range of mud cosmetics available, from body wash to mud lotion and mud toner.

Wondering what to try when you get there? This mud essence masks sheets were a definite must-have. It's full of nutrients from the mud water of Boryeong, combined with collagen which calms, moisturises, and restores the tightness of the skin. 

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The festival is going to be on till the 26th of July 2015, so if you happen to be in Korea, do check out the festival and their range of mud cosmetics!