Makeup for dark circles?

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Well my dark circles is well.. Really bad. I tried the make up thing but the concealer I got made me disgustingly orange. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!
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Try the under eye concealer by nyx and if that doesn't work than go a little more expensive like the tarte eye concealer. You can also try a brightening mask to help alleviate darkness and they make night creams for under eye circles.
Well my dark circles is well.. Really bad. I tried the make up thing but the concealer I got made me disgustingly orange. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
Are they genetic dark circles or from environment/diet/stress?
Try black tea bags that have cooled down after brewing tea for 5-10 minutes before washing your face.
Concealer always seems too thick and cakey on my skin, so I just dab an extra layer of bb cream under my eyes. If needed, let it dry and dab another layer on. I use Holika Holika brand.
Cucumber in the morning is meant to be good, as is rubbing a bit of lemon under your eyes.

I suffer from major dark circles too. No idea why, they're just always there. I use the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer atm and it does a pretty decent job of covering them
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Last edited by BotticelliBrit; 07-21-2014 at 04:37 AM.
Well my dark circles is well.. Really bad. I tried the make up thing but the concealer I got made me disgustingly orange. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
Are they genetic dark circles or from environment/diet/stress?
Originally Posted by chupie
None of my family members have them. I think they began to develop around my 4th year in elementary school
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
Thanks guys!
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
Depending on the color of your dark circles you may want to use a corrector under your concealer. If the circles are blue-toned you may want to use a more peach corrector, bobbi brown makes great ones. If the circles are more brown a yellow corrector would work best. I don't know of any drugstore correctors. You can also use a full coverage concealer, maybelline's 24 hour concealer has great coverage. Also the prolong wear concealer from MAC is amazing. Hope this helps!
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I generally apply concealer. Also you can get rid of dark circles but placing cucumber on your eyes for few minutes.
Green tea bags in the morning (used the day before and popped in the fridge overnight) have been helping me a bit!

I read up on it and apparently the tannins in the tea constrict capillaries to reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes. The caffeine is also supposed to reduce puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

It's not a miracle-worker, but I've definitely noticed a difference!

My friend also gave me the Anatomicals Puffy Eye Bag Slayer Wake Up Under Eye patches, that she got recently and had no need for. I'm going to give them a try tomorrow and see if they do anything
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Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


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Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
I do not have bad under eye circles, unless I am sick or tired, but I find a good under eye concealer works well. I like to mix a creamy concealer that will not crease with a light reflecting/illuminating concealer.
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Green tea bags in the morning (used the day before and popped in the fridge overnight) have been helping me a bit!

I read up on it and apparently the tannins in the tea constrict capillaries to reduce swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes. The caffeine is also supposed to reduce puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

It's not a miracle-worker, but I've definitely noticed a difference!

My friend also gave me the Anatomicals Puffy Eye Bag Slayer Wake Up Under Eye patches, that she got recently and had no need for. I'm going to give them a try tomorrow and see if they do anything
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
Tea bags are my favorite fix. No cakey heavy concealer needed.
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My ultimate cover-up combo: layered eye cream (GossMakeupArtist recommended this as a way to minimize fine lines under the eyes and it seriously works), followed by Per-fekt Eye Perfection Gel (under eyes only), which had a nice tingly feel and helps minimize bags. If I still need more coverage, I layer Smashbox BB Cream Eyes over top and blend with Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer brush. The brush makes a huge difference. I generally try to avoid under eye concealer because it always seemed to cake, settle and otherwise look unnatural. This concealer brush took away my fear of under eye concealer.
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My ultimate cover-up combo: layered eye cream (GossMakeupArtist recommended this as a way to minimize fine lines under the eyes and it seriously works), followed by Per-fekt Eye Perfection Gel (under eyes only), which had a nice tingly feel and helps minimize bags. If I still need more coverage, I layer Smashbox BB Cream Eyes over top and blend with Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer brush. The brush makes a huge difference. I generally try to avoid under eye concealer because it always seemed to cake, settle and otherwise look unnatural. This concealer brush took away my fear of under eye concealer.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
Corinna, based on what you wrote I'm going to buy exactly what you use. I never tried a concealer brush but I also have to deal with concealer that seems to cake etc. I'm going to get the Per-fekt eye perfection gel - do you buy it tinted or clear?

Thanks a lot for that great post
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I used a tinted one. I hope it works for you!
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corrina -- i don't have a concealer brush but i used my foundation brush to smooth the concealer and i did not get creases in my concealer today. :-) will have to continue to do that and see how it works. thanks for the tip.
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Why don't you try a concealer that truly matches your skin tone? There are usually days when I am only able to sleep for less than 5 hours a day resulting in dark circles. Applying concealer fixes this problem. I put eye serum in the evenings too to lessen the dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Well my dark circles is well.. Really bad. I tried the make up thing but the concealer I got made me disgustingly orange. Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly

I use an oil based theatre make-up, it is very thick and creamy. I do have to be super careful to only really apply it in the dark blue places. It's from Kryolan, called Supracolor. My shade is in 3W but they come in every possible shade so your one should be found as well. If this brand is not available to you perhaps another theatre make up in town?
It really is perfect because A) super long lasting B) invisible C) not drying my sensitive eye skin out
I use a Lancôme silver clicky pen concealer. Alternatively I sometimes use some mineral foundation. I have dark blue/grey circles around my eyes and have to cover them every day or I look really ill, especially as I have very pale skin.
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