Post # 1
So I was at a family birthday party this weekend and somehow my wedding always comes up now haha well we were talking about my hair and how its growing yadda yadda and then my aunt looks at me and says ya and we really need to figure out how to get rid of those bags and dark circles on you.. I was like are they that bad?
Its Wednesday and everytime I look in the mirror they scream at me! Its hereditary and because my cat wakes me up alll the time in the middle of night so my ? is what do u ladoes do to get rid of these nasty things under your eyes? TY
Post # 3
I’ve got em, too. There’s a new product out that seems to be the only thing so far that has worked for me. Those overnight creams and things didn’t do a thing.
Try Garnier’s Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller. Does wonders for me!
Post # 4
I have dark circles and I just use concealor =) if they are purple i suggest using yellow.
Post # 5
Coffee works wonders on the puffiness.
Take a table spoon of coffee and put in a coffee filter. Twist bag closed to make little “teabag” type thing with it. Run under lukewarm water till bag is mushy (ring out… it shouldn’t drip).
Place in fridge.
Take a warm steamy shower to get the blood flowing then immediately after getting out of the shower lay or sit with head back with a bag on each eye for about 10 mins.
The results are amazing!
Post # 6
thank you ladies i will try all this 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel
Although it’s pricey, I swear by the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat luminizer. My skin has olive/yellow undertones and other concealers tend to stand out like a beacon. This one comes in different shades and works wonders when I place some around the corner of my eye and underneath where my dark circles seem to permanently reside.
Post # 8
I just want to add because I know you say its hereditary…. it can actually be an allergic reaction. If there is something in your environment or diet you are allergic too it could be the cause. For instance, I get bad dark circles which are caused by a food allergy.
As for covering them up… I LOVE the sheishdo (sp?) Concealer. I use that, put on my foundation, then end with Garnier tinted under eye concealer. If really bad, I use Mac fast response first. (BUT) it’s not 100% help because it’s an allergy not just a matter of lack of sleep etc… if the allergen is still in your system it will still be causing the circle.
Post # 9
I swear by Clinique All About Eyes concealer. It’s a miracle worker. I mix it with their all about eyes moisturizer (which helps w/ moisture as well as puffiness). It’s awesome!
Post # 10
Bobbi Brown’s corrector then concealer is a new find for me, and works really well! I have the hereditary kind of dark circles as well, but mine are more undercut than puffy. Even had them as a little kid!
Post # 11
I hear that Hydrolyze under eye cream is suppose to be good. They had something on the HSN last night.
Post # 12
@MrsMaine: I use this ase well. There is a clear one and one with pigment. It’s easy to apply and you can keep it in your purse for touch ups. I think it has caffine to help with puffiness too! Wake’s your eyes up! ahaah
The only disadvantage is it tends to settle in an creases you have..so it’s really a battle of dark eyes or wrinkles showing. I choose wrinkles..lol
Post # 13
I have dark circles, too…I get the “you look tired” thing a lot, lol.
I second tartlet‘s Touche Eclat recommendation…it’s the best concealer I’ve found, and it’s light enough that it doesn’t crease and cake. The tube also seems to last forever, and I wear it almost every day. I wore it on my wedding day!
I also once tried Hylexin Serious Dark Circles, which is seriously expensive, but it did seem to work on me. No other cream that I’ve tried yet has made a difference.
Post # 14
my eyes were the same until I moved out of my apartment. I roomed with my BFF and she had a cat. Evidently I was allergic to it but they magically dissapeared!