(Closed) Help! What tricks do you use to get rid of dark circles besides just concealer?!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have no help to offer, but I emphathize. I’ve had dark circles under my eyes since I was a pre-teen. i’m hoping for a miracle between now and my wedding day, too.

Post # 4
3942 posts
Honey bee

subscribing. i actually didnt realize how bad mine were until i saw some close up wedding pics ๐Ÿ™

Post # 5
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can’t get rid of them because they are genetic. You can make sure to drink plenty of water, use a good moisturizer around you eyes, be gentle with that skin, and get enough sleep, but otherwise you have what you have. Concealer is your friend!

Post # 6
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ugh, I have bad circles too.. ๐Ÿ™

I have yet to find a great concealer that I really love – hope someone has a great suggestion for you and the rest of us with the raccoon eyes!!

Post # 7
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been using Cetaphil lotion and rubbing it around the area & getting more sleep. Seems to be working for me.

Post # 8
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ilikeballet:  +1000 to hydration, moisturizer and sleep. I noticed a huge difference when I incorporated these habits on the daily.

Post # 9
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to use a treatment from Clinique that worked really well. You just pat it on like eye cream underneath your other products. They recently came out with a new one, and I’ve been meaning to try it.

I also find that my circles get darker when I’m dehydrated, so drink plenty of water.

Make sure the concealer you’re using is the right shade. If your undereyes are bluish or greenish, you want a color often called “terra cotta” (try Laura Mercier). If your circles are brownish  or purple-ish like mine, you might want to try a more yellow shade (I use the Covergirl Corrector).

Post # 10
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It really depends if you have undereye bags or undereye circles.

If it’s undereye bags then as PP mentioned, hydration, water, sleep etc will really help.

If its cirlces, that is caused from  hyperpigmentation under the skin. Generally they are genetic and you are stuck with them for life. You can try products like Cliniques even better undeye dark circle corrector. With consistent use you may see a slight lightening but they won’t go away. Therefore concealers or correctors are your friend.

Also determining if your problem is bags vs circles is extremely important for makeup applicaton. Concealing the two use very different techniques. And if done improperly you can make it look much worse.

Post # 11
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Luminizing cream. I’ve seen Carmindy do it a million times on What Not to Wear, and I finally tried it at home. When you find the right kind (Stila makes a good shimmer liquid luminizer) it can really help.

Post # 12
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Cucumber slices! I’ve never tried it, but that’s what I’ve always heard works.

Post # 13
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The best thing you can do for your skin and body and health in general is DRINK WATER!! Hydration is key and especially helps as an anti-inflammatory which in turn will help with dark circles. Sleep is another key thing but getting enough sleep isn’t always possible depending on lifestyle (i.e. kids, working night shift, etc.) The next best thing is using moisturizer and an eye cream consistently. With concealer, I notice that layering is what helps the most and prevents one concealer from settling into lines and looking creased. After I’ve applied my foundation, I use an eye primer/concealer by Benefit under my eye and all the way up on my eyelid then I use a corrector (I like Bobbi Brown corrector in Bisque) Then I use my second concealer (Bobbi Brown concealer in light beige). Then I press all of that in with a makeup sponge application then finally a setting powder (Bobbie Brown setting powder in light) both BB concealer  and setting powder come together in one palette. I’ve noticed that these steps help eliminate the look of dark circles and definitely brighten up my eyes.

Post # 14
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PuntaCanaBride:  +1 to the definition of both… too bad I HAVE both!

My Maid/Matron of Honor bought me this Garnier Anit-Dark Circle roller on my wedding day…


I think its in a shade lighter than it should be for me but she tried Smile

…I’d like to think I didn’t look so bad on my wedding day so I’m grateful to her! haha

Post # 15
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KimmySumShuga:  This stuff did NOT work for me at all. The roller ball was screwed up (in fact, every single one on the shelf was like that), and the formula was too thick. Then again, I don’t wear concealer because it sends to shift and settle. Ewww. ๐Ÿ˜›

Yeah, circles are genetic. I really got screwed with that, especially because I’m naturally very pale. They look better when I get a good night’s sleep and drink lots of water.

Post # 16
5851 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@anemonie:  +1 to both the dehyration point and the Clinque product! Also, allergies make mine worse ๐Ÿ™

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