(Closed) Under eye circles

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve used hylexin, and it does work a little, but not enough for me to spend that kind of money!  I only used it because I got a free tube. 🙂

Post # 18
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am 50 and have tried them all.  I spoke with my skin specialist and as he said NO product can change the veins that are under the skin that create the dark shadow.

 I have invested in Smashbox Photofinish and Laura Mercier Secret camouflage. All gone!

Post # 19
6 posts

There’s two things I haven’t seen so far being mentioned so I’ll pipe in:

1) Under eye circles can be caused by a lack of iron in your diet. If you’re not a vegetarian, try eating a steak every now and then!

2) SLEEP! Lack of it is the #1 reason I think that people get dark circles. A few good night’s rest in a row can make a world of difference.

Give these a try 🙂

Post # 20
1 posts

I have been taking Hylexin for 2 months. I notice difference in the dark circles under my eyes. I feel better in my eyes. So I my very happy with hylexin.

Post # 21
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

Clinqiue All About Eyes is great

Post # 22
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

My mom used to have these bulgy veins under her eyes and really dark circles. She went to the doctor and had her veins filled in using sclerotherapy. It’s expensive, but it’s permanent! No more useless beauty products! Here’s the info:

Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy is a better option for large reticular facial veins. Originally developed 150 years ago, Sclerotherapy uses injections of a sclerosing (hardening) agent to dissolve and eliminate facial spider veins. Much like in the laser vein treatments, Sclerotherapy causes the blood vessels to coagulate, which breaks down the veins over time. Sclerotherapy on the face should only be performed by a qualified vein physician.

You need some time to heal from this, so I don’t recommend starting the treatment within 2 months of your wedding.

More info here

Post # 23
49 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ugh, I am using that Olay Regenerist and I feel like it’s just an expensive silvery lotion that reflects light.  I have the dark circles, no puffiness.  I would not recommend.

Post # 24
40 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

Here are some tips that helped me out a lot to reduce dark circles under eyes: To drink at least ten glasses of water everyday. Eight hours of sleep is a must. Close your eyes and cover eyelids with slices of raw cucumber for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water and apply a cream.




Post # 25
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

I use Prescriptives liquid concealer, along with Bare Minerals "well rested" and Bare Minerals "bisque."  It sounds like a lot, but it looks natural and the combination works!

Post # 26
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Rosy, here is my routine–after moisturizing, I use MAC Fast Response Eye Cream, which is supposed to do everything from smooth lines, to de-puff, to minimize dark circles (although honestly, I don’t think it’s necessarily as great as all those claims make it sound… I just use it to make my eye area smooth and primed for concealer).  Then I use Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, which has a nice creamy texture, but not too creamy–it’s still pretty think and gives very good coverage.  I apply that with a small brush that has a little fluff to it in order to blend it in really well.  That’s usually what I do for every day.

Now, for special occasions or going out, I might use a dab of Secret Camoflauge in the corner, just to brighten it up a bit, but only if I generously moisturized because the Secret Camo can be a little drier (as a blemish concealor, there is nothing better… but for undereye, it can be sort of dry).  But really what you should use is Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat–it’s an undereye concealer made to brighten under your eye–it really works great (in fact, I have to make sure I use in moderation so I don’t get reverse racoon eyes!).  The last step is Secret Brightening Powder from Laura Mercier, but honestly I am not sure whether that does anything except just set it all.   

Good luck!  Keep us updated if you try any of the suggestions on this post–I would love to hear how things work for you! 

Post # 27
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception

OK I am the Queen Master of Dark Circles under the eyes. I’ve had this problem VERy early, maybe 7th grade? And I’ve always been very self concious of it because I was sooo sick of people saying "are you tired? you have huge circles under your eyes."

Ugh. Anyways, I’ve tried countless countless things and I really think that you can’t really make it BETTER all that much, but you can help it from getting worse. Currently I’m using the Kinerase  eye cream, that was voted Sephora’s best item or something in 2008.  Before that I was using Shiseido’s eye cream (the gold line, for anti-aging).

The BEEESTT concealer ever is Stilla’s concealer pots. OMG… they are a thousand percent better than all the brands I’ve used. (clinic, MAC, Laura Mercier etc) Just try it and you will see… Make sure you put on some moisterizer first before the concealer, because it’s very dry but it totally stays on and I cannot live without it!!

Good luck!

Post # 28
133 posts
Blushing bee

Ugh, I’ve had dark circles my whole life, but since turning 30, I think they got worse!

In addition to daytime and night moisturizer, which helps my whole face look much better, I use Body Shop Vitamin E eye reviver on really bad days. I also use Body Shop Lightening Touch as a concealer. 

If you’re going to have your picture taken with flash photography, it’s best to stay away/ remove from anything with SPF in it because it reflects and will make you look like a raccoon. (yes, I found out the hard way!)

Post # 29
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m another lifelong dark circle girl, and the dermatologist agrees that there’s nothing that will get rid of them.

 However, the best method I’ve discovered has nothing to do with the actual brand name you use, but the color.  Yellow-based concealer sticks cancel out the bruise, while green-based concealer sticks cancel out the red.  I’ve tried half a bajillion different kinds, and my current favorite is Prescriptives.  Use the stick (lightly), then apply your regular concealer.

 I do have to chime in with anyone else who mentioned sleep and water, though–water does wonders for so many things–crow’s feet, dark circles, overall puffiness–and sleep helps heal everything!

Post # 30
17 posts

I found the BEST under-eye fix — Touche Eclat by YSL (it sounds more expensive than it is).  It’s actually a highlighter but it works wonders on under-eye circles and fine lines.  It’s seriously amazing!! It’s available at Sephora.

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