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I have a lot of allergies and I’ve always had circles under my eyes, but in the last 6 months or so I’ve noticed they look way worse than usual. They seem kind of swollen, like I now have bags right above the dark circles. My sleeping, eating, and hydration habits haven’t really changed that much so maybe it’s just age-related (I’m 28).
I have no idea how to use concealer and I don’t think it would help because it’s not like the skin under my eyes is a different color; it’s raised and then sunken in. Is there anything else I can do? I already use eye cream.
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- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@lampshade: Pixi Peach Brightening Corrector is seriously amazing. It’s one of my HG products.
Post # 4
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
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.
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Maybelline instant age rewind eraser is the best thing I’ve found to cover up my dark circles.
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Have you tried preparationH? It works in a jiff to reduce swelling.
Post # 9
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
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
@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!