Dark under eye circles

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think any creams or serums actually get rid of dark circles, despite their claims that they do. Unfortunately I think the only thing you can do is cover them with colour correcting concealer.  Either a peachy based concealer (if they are more blue undertones) or yellow based (if more purple).  Light refelecting concealers can also help brighten the undereye area.

Post # 5
Member
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have dark purple circles…always have. I have yet to find anything. Nothing covers them either, not even the colors that are supposed to correct.

 

Post # 6
Member
2062 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Peaceoutboyscout:  I have the worst, genetic dark circles. I ice them in the morning to reduce the darkness. They are still terrible but it helps!

Post # 7
Member
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I also have terrible dark circles that are genetic. I use cle de peau concealer. It’s expensive, but it’s the only one I have ever found to really work. I also use Stila prime pot on my lids.

Post # 8
Member
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If anyone has anything on a budget that works, let me know! I hate these dark circles!

Post # 9
Member
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

@Peaceoutboyscout: 

I’d be looking at (and am currently investigating—I have the same problem) “paramedical makeup” options. There are good lines of cover out there for folks with birthmarks, tattoos, skin damage due to burns, autoimmune diseases, etc. These seem to be formulated in a way so that it can wear for longer and covers more stubborn things than your average drug store or even ‘prestige skincare’ company option. I’m looking at Dinair paramedical.

Another option is to scour suppliers to make-up artists. We’re not genetic freaks. Loads of women have these beastly circles, yet celebs suspiciously never have them—except that they do. They just have people using the ‘big guns’ on them. Basically, I realise I’ll just have to make peace with them or lay out a fair bit of cash to properly cover them.

If you’re on a tight budget, though, I’d really recommend diving into YouTube. There are some amazing tutorials on there (truly, some of the teenage amateurs are jaw-droppingly talented) and I’d find it hard to believe no one’s tackled this yet using economical products.

 

Post # 10
Member
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I like Tarte’s creaseless concealer for my purple-toned dark under eyes. The tube is big and I think I’ve had mine for almost two years and I use it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Twice a day, even. Unfortunately bad genetics for me, too. Oh well. 

Post # 11
Member
2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@tiffanyscanlan:  

@Peaceoutboyscout:  

Pixi’s Peach Brightening Concealer from Target has absolutely saved my life as far as concealers go. I just put a little of that on (mostly in the inner corner of my eyes where my dark circles are the worst), and then a put a little of my favorite concealer (Nars Creamy Radiant) on top, then powder so it sets and doesn’t crease. 

Post # 12
Member
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

@mrspinesol:  

Wow! Thanks for the photo. Definitely checking this out. (Sadly, no Targets over here, but it’s great to think it can be done from products at normal shops) So helpful!

Post # 13
Member
291 posts
Helper bee

@Peaceoutboyscout:  I have the same thing. You need something with yellow tones to counteract the Blue/purpley colour. I use Benefit Lemon Aid which is pretty good for day to day coverage. 

Post # 14
Member
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrspinesol:  Thanks for that! It might be different depending on countries, but I should absolutely check it out 🙂

Post # 15
Member
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have horrible dark circles, and I agree nothing ACTUALLY gets rid of them…BUT you can cover those babies up! It may seem a bit of a splurge but it is worth every penny and lasts forever, MAC ProLongwear concealer ($20), it lasts all day, does not crease, and is THE most pigmented under eye concealer I’ve ever used. Remember always get an undereye concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your skintone. Depending on your skintone you may need either a yellow, or a peach based corrector. When I use the Mac ProLongwear however I find I don’t even need a corrector! Good luck!

Post # 16
Member
5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have actually used 2 eye creams that I noticed a difference in my dark circles.  It was likely a brightening effect but nonetheless it did change the look.  They were both samples of $100 and $70 creams so clearly it ended with the sample.  All us geneticallu non blessed girls can do is conceal conceal conceal.

@Ls413:  is that concealer really as great as people make it out to be?  Have you used the YSL concealer stick?  Im on the fence ordering it when my lancome runs out but its double the price

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors