Sep 19, 2012
I've tried a couple of products to help get rid of my dark circles but neither have worked so far. Does anyone know a genuinely really good product for this? Help :(
Sep 20, 2012
Usually concealers that are brightening help combat under eye circles. Also tinted concealers can hide some of the purple-blue underneath the eyes. Everyone is different, but I like the Bobbi Brown Corrector or the concealer. A lot of people like the YSL Touché Eclait concealer. Personally, I find it more of a highlighter than concealer, but it's very lightweight and easy to use. The NARS Stick concealer has worked very well for me, but it's a bit pricey. The Amazing Cosmetics concealer is pretty heavy duty, but a little goes a long way. Honestly, everyone is different, and what works for me may not work for you. Try with different products and good luck. :D
There's actually an article here on Beautylish that mentions products that can help with things like that. The one specifically for undereye circles is Preparation H ointment. I haven't tried it yet myself, but I'm going to get some and see how well it does. Another good thing to do is to get extra sleep, at least 8 hours. Hope this helps! Good luck and let me know what you find! (I have this issue, too.)
I still haven't found much to help with those dark circles. I have found that less is more. Don't use too much concealer as it just aggravates that very thin under eye skin. Dab on some and them use a good foundation. I make it much worse when I try to get a perfect look and keep adding product!
Which products have you tried? please list them so we can all see & recommend what you have not tried.
Dark circles can be hereditary, so if that's your situation there aren't too many solutions. However you can defintely still improve the look of them. Either way, Gentle massage techniques for the eye area can help improve circulation around the eye. I also really love to use an eye mask (not an actual mask, a product made for evening/overnight application). I use ReVive Masques des Yeux or Sisley eye mask. I know there are less expensive eye masks out there but these 2 are really great. A good eye serum and eye cream for brightness are also really good additions if you have a serious issue. Laura Mercier makes a great eye serum. As far as covering them, Bobbi Brown makes great creamy concealers, I also like NARS and Laura. YSL i find to be too sheer, not enough coverage. good luck!!
Thank you all for the useful help :)!
I think I’ll try the Bobbi Brown one suggested by Nana and Lera as I’ve just been reading more reviews about it. It sounds like it will be the most promising coverage product in my case. If no luck then the NARS stick concealer. Nina, I agree with not using too much concealer! Dabbing is definitely the best way to apply concealer.
Just read through the other article you mentioned Brittany T – thank you for pointing that out! I’ve heard a few make-up artists’ mention that they use the Preparation H Ointment as well actually; think I’ll give this a try first and if no luck, then Laura Mercier eye serum as suggested by Lera - when I can afford it as it’s quite expensive!
Mary, I’ve tried the Garnier roll ons for a while now and Superdrug Vitamin E SPF15 Radiance Eye Cream for eliminating them. As for concealers to cover them I’ve tried Benefit Cosmetics Confessions of a Concealaholic, Boi-ing (such an overrated product!), No7’s stick concealer, MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer and Rimmel’s Hide the Blemish concealer (best product I’ve tried so far).
Preparation H is more for puffiness, not dark circles.
I use Mark. Conceal For Real Long Lasting Concealer & I love it.
That's the best I've tried so far. Also, Milani Secret Cover Concealer Stick or pot
Sep 21, 2012
Best product to use for any dark circles as well as help puffiness would be Mary Kay's eye revitalizer or the new timewise repair eye cream I personally along with my mom use the new timewise repair eye cream and I no longer use concealer it's AMAZING! Both these with everyday use actually reduce the dark circles so that you no longer need that concealer, and both are age fighting as well !
The majority of the reviews for those products are positive however, being in the UK I can't buy them over here unfortunately :(
Will have to keep an eye for them over here. Thank you for the suggestions!
tarte makes a cream concealer that is specially formulated for this... it works incredibly. one of my favorite products.
i would suggest prepping the undereye with a brightening cream pre-concealing. revlon has a decent eye brightner that twists and dispenses onto a brush. i would dot that lightly to the under eye. benefit's oh la lift is the better version of this product. apply to undereye before concealing.
Sep 22, 2012
I recently picked up the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind eraser for dark circles in the brightener shade. It's about $8 at drugstores... Works great!
I have a website that the products can be order from for the Mary Kay revitalizer and such http://www.marykay.com/tschell92 and I believe it's possible to order from and Ship to the UK :) I hope that helps possibly or it's something to look at :) hope you find something!! 😊
I've been trying out the Hyaluronic Eye Cream by Mario Badescu and I like it. Nothing will make dark circles go away 100% but the cream I've been using helps. Also, for concealer I use Almay Smart Shade Concealer. I don't like it as an actual concealer but I love it for covering up my dark circles.
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