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Old 09-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #21
 
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I have yellowish tones in my skin (plus the purplish circles), so the Edward Bess concealer probably won't work for me. I'm glad I asked and didn't waste money!
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:26 AM   #22
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i wouldn't say the ivory/nude shade is either cool or warm, it's more of a very light neutral. i think it is worth a try if you are really looking for a good concealer.
cannot put my finger on what makes it different from other concealers i've used, and i've used the better ones -- estee lauder, cle de peau... -- but it is different. maybe someone else here can describe it.
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i wouldn't say the ivory/nude shade is either cool or warm, it's more of a very light neutral. i think it is worth a try if you are really looking for a good concealer.
cannot put my finger on what makes it different from other concealers i've used, and i've used the better ones -- estee lauder, cle de peau... -- but it is different. maybe someone else here can describe it.
I have the soft beige in the EB. It is one shade up from the ivory. I don't think it is yellow at all. It really does seem beige/neutral to me.

I think what makes this stuff different is that for me it not only covers well, but it lasts. I've never had a concealer do both before. Most don't really even cover well around my nose.
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I'm tempted but I'm also trying to save money.
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I find that good copper peptides can make them less dark

http://reverseskinaging.com/eyes.html
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I find that good copper peptides can make them less dark

http://reverseskinaging.com/eyes.html
I've started using the Super GHK Cream recently and really like it. I didn't think about trying it under my eyes. I don't know if it is making a difference overall but my skin seems less dry using it. I can only use it at night because it makes my face too greasy during the day. I just got a bottle of the Super CP Serum as a sample (although I think it is full size), with my last order. This place has great service and if you order $50 you get a free sample which the last 2 I got both seem to be full size products.
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I find that good copper peptides can make them less dark

http://reverseskinaging.com/eyes.html
I've started using the Super GHK Cream recently and really like it. I didn't think about trying it under my eyes. I don't know if it is making a difference overall but my skin seems less dry using it. I can only use it at night because it makes my face too greasy during the day. I just got a bottle of the Super CP Serum as a sample (although I think it is full size), with my last order. This place has great service and if you order $50 you get a free sample which the last 2 I got both seem to be full size products.
The cream tends to be geared to dry skin. I use the serum without issues, and I'm pretty oily. I do like it. I'm still on the GHK, but should be able to move up to the regular CP, which is just as well since the GHK is pricier than the CP.
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don't forget to raise the head of your bed a couple of inches so that blood isn't pooling under your eyes when you're sleeping. try bricks under the posts of your headboard.

if you're one of the people with thin skin and prominent veins in the undereye area, this is one of the simplest ways to reduce dark circles. it's also of benefit to those with puffiness in the morning.
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I have to try the bricks idea. It's also recommended for acid reflux.
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I tried All About Eyes. Light Neutral (absolute misnomer--it definitely has yellow tones) is a great shade for me, but the concealer is much too drying. It makes a great primer for my shiny eyelids, though. :-)

I love this color so much that I'm wondering if Clinique makes it in a different concealer. Off to check...
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Since I think I was born sneezing, I may have had the allergy-type dark circles at birth as well. So I don't think there are any miracle creams for my circles. (At least none that I can afford....)

What works best for me (so far), is CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer by Exuviance. You can find it at Ulta or online at www.dermstore.com. It comes in a tube, so it's creamy and blendable. I always use some sort of moisturizer then wait awhile. I then use a primer like bareMinerals Prime Time. Then I use the concealer and a very small amount of the bareMinerals foundation over it to set it. (Otherwise, it will cake up in any fine lines.)

This is my routine and it works, but I'm always willing to try something different and preferably easier. I might consider some of the suggestions here (thank you!) as long as it doesn't blow my (barely existent) budget.
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don't forget to raise the head of your bed a couple of inches so that blood isn't pooling under your eyes when you're sleeping. try bricks under the posts of your headboard.

if you're one of the people with thin skin and prominent veins in the undereye area, this is one of the simplest ways to reduce dark circles. it's also of benefit to those with puffiness in the morning.


The brick thing probably wouldn't work so well with my waterbed.
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ah, we are really getting into my territory here!! i also have dark circles, hereditary from my mom. i envy women who don't, they can easily go without makeup. just putting on concealer leaves a strange look, so then i just add a bit of concealer to my top lid, a little blush, and that is the best 'no makeup' look for me. of course, there are times i am totally without makeup, but that is mostly like a beach vacation!
the concealer i've found that works best for me (not perfect, just the best to date) is cle de peau. it is a little pricey, but it lasts forever!! truly. and it is creamy and stays on.
if you find something that is really good, let me know!
for a while i tried bobby brown primer for concealers, but that did not work as well.
oh, and, cle de peau also has a foundation primer that i add towards the outer ends of my under eye instead of the concealer all the way, and that helps diminish the look of the circles.
I use this primer (the one with the SPF 26) and use this Edward Bess concealer:

http://prostores4.megawebservers.com...LER/Detail.bok

This concealer is the best one I have ever used and I've even shelled out for the cle de peau concealer which is ridiculously expensive and the Edward Bess is far better. This stuff even works on the red patches around my nose and nothing ever worked there before.

You can only get it on his website or Bergdorf's site or at the Bergdorf store on 5th Ave. NYC.

By-the-way, his lipstick is truly long lasting without being drying. There are reviews for his products on makeupalley.com.

Here's a review of the concealor on the website where I first discovered Edward Bess.

http://thenonblonde.blogspot.com/201...aler-soft.html


If you look after today it will be archived I think.

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Try this for a week... see if it helps you.
  1. Put two spoons in freezer
  2. Make a cup of double streght chamomile tea
  3. Save tea bags and allow to cool while drinking tea
  4. Put tea bags on eyes for 5 minutes
  5. Put frozen spoons on eyes for 5 minutes
Nanna used to swear by this for dark circles
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Bobby Brown's creamy concealer and pressed powder combo works amazingly well for me. Consider going to there booth and ask them to the try this combo to see if it works for you.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:04 AM   #37
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doesn't the powder accentuate any wrinkles?
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doesn't the powder accentuate any wrinkles?
Not sure. But if you use a primer first, then the concealer then the powder, possibly not. Like I said, I use it for dark circles and when the Bobby Brown rep used it on me, I was extremely happy. I've purchased it twice since then.
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Try this for a week... see if it helps you.
  1. Put two spoons in freezer
  2. Make a cup of double streght chamomile tea
  3. Save tea bags and allow to cool while drinking tea
  4. Put tea bags on eyes for 5 minutes
  5. Put frozen spoons on eyes for 5 minutes
Nanna used to swear by this for dark circles
Just don't try this if you have a ragweed allergy. I found that out the hard way, lol.
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I've actually been asked, more than once, if someone hit me. I think I was born with dark circles under my eyes. I've used Dermablend Concealer for years. They also have a setting powder, but regular pressed powder works fine for me. I have very dry skin, uneven color - very fair and splotchy red. The cream seems very dry straight out of the little jar, but, you're supposed to place a dab in the palm of your hand and rub around with your finger (or the little pallet [sic] knife that comes with it) until it warms up and gets soft. I moisturize first, concealer and then, apply the setting powder or pressed powder with a soft brush. Stays put all day, doesn't get cakey. I really like it. I used to buy it at Macy's or Jones Store. I think Ulta might carry it.
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