Best thing to cover up dark skin around eyes?

Well, thanks to my genes I've been granted tired looking eyes. The problem is that the skin around my eyes is "ashy" and darker, like this:

I have a dark olive complexion, slightly darker than the woman in the pic.

They're not exactly under eye circles - just darker skin everywhere around my eye.

So anyways...I'm a total stranger to the world of makeup. I want something very natural looking, just to patch up the dark spots. I've come across "highlighters", "concealers" and "eye-brightners", among other products.

Any recommendations on where to begin? It'd be best if the product were cheaper, preferably a drugstore brand.

Thanks in advance
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you need a yellow-toned concealer as close to your natural skin tone as possible.

dark circles under the eyes are actually blue in tone from the blood vessels being so close to the surface of the skin. yellow-toned concealers neutralize the blue.

look at Becca and MAC for concealers that match. you want something creamy so it blends well.

neither one is drugstore or cheap.

you might want to consider L'Oreal True Match or Cover Girl TruConceal - they have some of the best ranges in drugstore products.
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Yes, Loreal True Match is pretty daggone good. You might also consider moisturizing that area first, waiting about 10 minutes then applying your concealer.
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keep in mind that technique/application of the product is also key to it looking nice. i use mineral powder undereye concealer and i noticed a big difference when i let my eye cream dry then applied with a fluffy brush and light hand.
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For a cream the beat is MAC studio tech concealer. It's not cheap but it lasts forever and could cover up anything! For a powder I suggest clinique sheer pressed powder which looks crazy natural! Yet it covers up imperfections. I do have to say though that loreal true match is pretty good also if u can find ur color. Good luck =)
I have the same problem. I think I've tried every single brand of concealer trying to find /something/ to work. I think I've finally found what works best for me. I use MAC Select Cover Up for the actual undereye circles and then lancome effacranes highlighter for the rest of my eyes and on top of the concealer. Then, be sure to use a loose powder over the top to make sure it stays all day. (I use clinique for that.)

I know it sounds like a lot (and they are pretty expensive, but last for months) but it makes me look like I'm not wearing any makeup. I was tired of looking "dirty" because my eyes were so dark.


One thing I do have to say, I'm very pale complected, so I'm not sure if it would work as well on darker skin. (Though, I don't see why it wouldn't)
Same prob here. I've been using MAC Studio Finish concealer but sometimes it seems pasty. I've had these vamp circles my whole life. Nothing really helps mine ... I guess adequate water intake, rest, and makeup seem to ameliorate the yikes factor a bit.


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I have darker circles under my eyes too. I finally got tired of them last December. I had only ever wore make-up like twice before. It was done professionally and both times I looked a little transvestite-ish. I figured out that the majority of make-up for my skin tone was for people with different undertones. My undertones are yellow but the dark area under my eyes have red-ish undertones. I got some Make Up Forever concealer from Sephora that rendered my dark circles invisible. So +1 on the yellow-toned concealer advice. I should of come here for advice a long time ago

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