Why You Should Use Under Eye Patches Before Applying Makeup

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In the world of skincare and beauty trends, you might find yourself in a constant search for effective products to enhance your daily routine (hello #beautytips!). Eye gels are becoming increasingly popular as people become more aware of the importance of taking care of the skin around their eyes. The skin in this area is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face, so it is more prone to signs of aging. Our eye patches help to protect the skin around the eyes and keep it looking its best.

Eye gels are a type of skincare product that is specifically designed for the delicate skin around the eyes. They are typically lighter and more saturated with serum than eye creams, and eye gels contain ingredients that help to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines with repeated use.

These indispensable, targeted treatments have proven to be a game-changer, particularly when it comes to prepping the delicate undereye area for makeup application.

Let’s delve into the benefits of using our Patchology undereye patches before applying makeup.

Do undereye patches really work?

Glamour included Patchology Eye Gels in their 21 Best Undereye Patches “They can be very effective in providing hydration to the delicate area of the skin and cooling to minimize puffiness in the a.m., and can even provide a brightening effect for the undereyes with the use of retinols or other active agents.”

So, why does incorporating undereye patches into your beauty regimen lead to flawless makeup looks?

Targeted Hydration:
The undereye area is one of the most delicate and sensitive areas of our face, prone to dryness, fine lines, and puffiness. Traditional moisturizers and eye creams may not provide the deep hydration required to alleviate these concerns effectively. Undereye patches are formulated with potent ingredients that deliver intense hydration directly to the undereye area. This targeted approach ensures optimal moisture retention, resulting in plumper, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. Well-hydrated under eyes provide the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

Reduced Puffiness and Dark Circles:
Late nights, early mornings, and stress are just a few of the factors can cause puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Applying under eye patches before makeup helps combat these concerns by delivering active ingredients that reduce swelling and improve microcirculation. Patchology's undereye patches like Rejuvenating contain ingredients like caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, which work together to de-puff, brighten, and rejuvenate the undereye area. By using these patches regularly, you can achieve a well-rested, refreshed look that serves as an ideal base for your makeup.

Improved Skin Texture:
Uneven skin texture can interfere with a smooth and flawless makeup application. undereye patches help refine the skin's surface, making it smoother and more even. The carefully selected ingredients in Patchology's patches, such as peptides and collagen, promote cellular regeneration and improve elasticity. These patches also help to minimize the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet, and wrinkles, creating a youthful and plumped undereye area. When your skin texture is improved, your makeup glides on effortlessly, providing a more polished and professional finish.

Enhanced Makeup Longevity:
One of the common struggles with makeup is its tendency to crease and fade, particularly in the delicate undereye area. By incorporating undereye patches into your skincare routine before applying makeup, you can significantly improve the longevity of your makeup. The hydrating and nourishing properties of undereye patches create a smooth and primed canvas, allowing your makeup to adhere better and last longer throughout the day. Additionally, undereye patches can act as a protective barrier, preventing makeup from settling into fine lines and creases, ensuring a more flawless and long-lasting application.

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Benefits of Using Under Eye Patches Before Applying Makeup

There are many benefits to using under eye patches before applying makeup.

Here are a few of the most important ones:

  • Hydration: Undereye gel patches are a great way to hydrate the skin around your eyes. This helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, and it also helps your makeup look more smooth and even.
  • Brightening: Many of our undereye gels contain brightening ingredients, such as vitamin C and caffeine. These ingredients help to brighten the under eye area, making your eyes look more awake and refreshed.
  • Smoothing: The gel or serum in undereye patches with retinol and bakuchiol can help to smooth out the skin around your eyes, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
  • Preparing the skin: Under eye patches can help to prepare the skin for makeup application. This helps your makeup to adhere better to the skin, and it also helps to prevent your makeup from settling into fine lines and wrinkles.

Bustle found that “By applying eye masks right before you start your makeup, it can help makeup application be more effective. Those strategically placed patches are perfect for catching fallout from eyeshadow, so you won't have to worry about having smoky cheekbones in addition to smoky eyes. And what's more, is that you won't have to layer on all the concealer either.”

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Getting Started

How to Use Under Eye Patches Before Applying Makeup

To use under eye patches before applying makeup, follow these steps:

    1. Cleanse and moisturize your face as usual
    2. Apply the undereye patches to the skin under your eyes
    3. Leave the patches on for 5-20 minutes
    4. Remove the patches and pat any remaining serum into the skin
    5. Apply your makeup as usual

Recommendations for Undereye Patches

There are many different undereye patches, so it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. Here are a few of our recommendations:

  • Rejuvenating FlashPatches: These patches are made with a unique blend of hyaluronic acid, peptides, and caffeine, which help to hydrate, brighten, and smooth the skin around your eyes.
  • Illuminating FlashPatches: These gel eyes neutralize dark circles and add just the right touch of glowing skin to your undereyes.
  • On Ice Serve Chilled: These Eye Gels offer a much-needed cocktail of skin-smoothing, depuffing ingredients while cooling on contact for an incredibly refreshing experience pop them in the fridge before use. Packed with firming and nourishing ingredients like Bakuchiol, Cloudberry Oil (with Vitamin C), and 9 Peptides, they’re perfect for your pre-makeup routine.
  • Rosé Serve Chilled: These powerful pink gels, are formulated to protect skin from environmental aggressors with their antioxidant-rich combination of Resveratrol (sourced from grapes!) and Strawberry Extract, plus an ultra-hydrating dose of moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid.

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Still Unsure About Picking A Patch?

Undereye patches have emerged as an essential pre-makeup step in many skincare and beauty routines. The targeted hydration, reduction of puffiness and dark circles, improved skin texture, and enhanced makeup longevity are some of the key benefits by Patchology Eye Gels. By incorporating these patches into your skincare regimen, you can create a well-prepped canvas that allows your makeup to shine.

So, embrace the power of undereye patches and unlock the secret to flawless makeup looks that radiate confidence and beauty.

Take our short & simple expert quiz to find the undereye gel that’s best for your needs and skin type here.