Dark circles/bags under eyes

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You need concealer.  A good one designed for undereye circles will make a world of difference. Everyone looks better with concealer, even if they don’t have under eye circles (who doesn’t!?).  It will lighten and brighten your face, and make you look younger and more awake.  Check out my FAVORITE beauty blogger for some inspiration… each link I inlcuded is to a different page. One is for how to do your make up to minimize dark circles.  The second is for making your eyes look bigger.  So many people do the dark, heavy eyeliner that makes their eyes look like little beads….that’s the worst!


Post # 5
2751 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve recently looked this up online bc it seems that I’m getting them. I don’t think I’ve ever had this problem before.  For the puffiness, the recommendation to put chilled raw potato slices under your eyes for 20min, cotton balls wet with chilled milk, chilled water with vitamin E oil on cotton balls, chilled tea bags, or cucumber slices…all for 20 min under your eyes.  I’ve tried the cucumbers and the milk and neither of them worked for me….AND DRINK LOTS & LOTS OF WATER!!! If the problem is from allergies, treat the hay fever with non-sedating over the counter medicines.  Also you can try a neti pot.  And last but not least, switch your sleeping postion to laying on your back with an added pillow for elevation, so that the fluids don’t retain in your eyes.  That’s all I know.

Post # 8
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you tried preparationH? It works in a jiff to reduce swelling. 

Post # 9
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I use Estee Lauder Ideallist cooling eye illuminator instead of concealer. It works well, and I feel it does reduce the puffiness and dark circles for me (as the product claims). It costs around $62, but it lasts awhile.

Also, my eyes become super puffy and itchy around spring allergy season. My eye doctor gave me a prescription eye drop sample, as he said it was the pollen. That helps alot during that season.

Post # 10
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2003

Can you post a photo? It would help To give better advice. I’m a former wedding makeup artist turned event planner. Depending on your skin tone, you will need to approach the concealer issue differently. 


For my day, I used tons of foundation and super light concealer under my eyes. In candle light it looked natural and it photographed well. I have puffiness and discoloration from blemishis.

Post # 11
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lampshade:  I have this same issue – I just found out I have a chemical contact allergy which causes my eyes to swell very badly.  Even when I try and avoid the chemical (near impossible it is in TONS of home cleaning/ personal care products) my eyes are rarely completely normal. As a result of this I feel like my eyes have aged GREATLY.  I am only 25 but have very bad undereye wrinkles.  I do use a concealer I like, but I guess since you said you dont think a concealer will help you’re looking for a treatment? I am also curious if anyone has any suggestions! 

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