Under eye cream

(42 Posts)

I seem to have recently developed really awful dark circles under my eyes, possibly linked to illness. I look bad enough at the best of times, and now I look even worse! I'm very pale, and then I have these awful dark bruise-ish looking circles.

I use a Garnier roll-on thing, which has always been fine, but it's no longer cutting the mustard. Any recs, please? Ideally at the cheaper end of the scale, at least in the first instance.

lavazzzalover Fri 29-Jan-16 17:08:46

go to your local Debenhams and look puzzled. then the assistants will come to you and try to get you to spend. but I just say that "I have very sensitive skin and prefer to try before I buy. I do have vouchers for the shop blah blah blah"

I go to Clinique regularly and do thisblush and I come out with few samples.

Wolpertinger Fri 29-Jan-16 17:26:53

You can't do much for dark circles except cover them up with makeup or ignore them. I mainly opt for ignore but like Benefit Erase Paste for when I go for the makeup option.

Thanks, both. I might go and smile at a Benefit lady!

I think cover up is what I'm after - maybe not the best thread title!

mintoil Fri 29-Jan-16 22:46:40

I have had dark circles and bags under my eyes since I was about 11 40 years ago so I am an expert sadly sad

I think you need to go for the cream and the cover, but you have to remember to put the cream on at the start of your regime, and the cover on later, when the cream has had time to settle..

The nest low cost eye cream I have come across is Nivea Q10. It's usually about £10 but I often get it half price in Tesco. It just seems to do the job far better than more expensive creams I have tried.

I used YSL Touche Eclat for years as an under eye concealer, but became allergic to it. At first I thought it must have "gone off" somehow and bought a new one but this was having the same effect, red scaly skin under eyes, very attractive. Apparently it's quite common to suddenly become allergic to it, but it does work well. I now use Lancome Teinte Miracle which is brilliant.

This combo works well for me - until I can pluck up the courage for surgery!!!!

Ididnthearanything Fri 29-Jan-16 22:54:44

I have dark circles. And I dislike heavy makeup. Not easy to cover dark circle lightly and believe me, I have tried. Expensive and cheap. Can't say I've found any difference in any of them so I use the Boots Collection dupe for Touché Èclat (became allergic to it mintoil, horrible stuff), it's as good as any.
The longest wearing concealer I've tried is Estee L double wear. Texture of pva glue, and cement-like sticking power.

If you want to be drastic you could get light fillers but I've chickened out of that

PollyPocket100 Fri 29-Jan-16 22:57:49

Lavazzz - so glad I'm not the only one. I've never once paid for eye cream (sorry Clinique!).

mintoil Fri 29-Jan-16 22:59:41

Oh yes, I should have mentioned, I use Estee Lauder double wear. Love it!!!

lavazzzalover Sat 30-Jan-16 10:49:26

my luck will soon run out as I only have 1 counter in a 30 mile radius!

then im off to liverpool for the day tomorrow...more counters!

Urgh to fillers etc - not at all my thing. I'll look at the Collection one, thanks, and the Benefit one. No point spending a fortune because half the time I don't even remember to wear the stuff anyway.

BowiesJumper Sat 30-Jan-16 15:26:09

I'm v pale with purple smudges under my eyes. I use erase paste which is great but the best under eye concealer I've used is Laura Mercier high coverage concealer for under eye. It's fairly expensive but you only need the tiniest of amounts so it lasts for aaaaggggesss.

Ididnthearanything Sat 30-Jan-16 17:20:36

As an aside, I have often stopped at counters and tried stuff. At the more expensive ones, they always bang on about 'corrector' and then a concealer. I'm hmm and have never bought a corrector. Enough of a fad with flipping concealer. But does anyone know is corrector necessary/better/worth it?

candykane25 Sat 30-Jan-16 21:17:06

Benefit erase paste. Got me through the first 12months of a new born.

candykane25 Sat 30-Jan-16 21:23:40

And actually the boiing benefit concealer is good. It's lighter but effective. Cheaper option again is no.17 phwoar concealer.
Benefit di a concealer box - how to look the best at everything? Confessions of a concealaholic?

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 30-Jan-16 21:39:31

Can fillers actually help with black circles? I'm so cack handed with make-up I could be tempted I think - if it's effective?

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Sat 30-Jan-16 21:42:54

I use the Bobbi brown under eye corrector serum and concealer, it is £££s but last ages and lots of shades for an exact match.
I use soap and glory under eye cream which has reflective particles too. Every little helps

horizontilting Sat 30-Jan-16 21:45:25

I find the soap and glory eye cream surprisingly effective - could see a difference.

Used to use the 17 one, but am a bit older now and it's not blending v well.

And the S&G one was excellent, but I found the packaging v flimsy and it broke.

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Sat 30-Jan-16 21:53:52

My soap and glory one is in a silver pot

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Sat 30-Jan-16 21:54:35

www.soapandglory.com/make-yourself-youthful
This one

SilverMachine Sat 30-Jan-16 21:55:54

Clinique All about eyes concealer is the best I've tried, a little goes a long way so whilst it isn't cheap, a little goes a long way.

Ahhh. The S&G one I had was the Kick Ass concealer. I think it's a concealer that I want tbh.

MeadowHay Sat 30-Jan-16 22:03:22

For eye cream I really like the Vitamin E one from the Body Shop. For concealer I'm using the S&G concealer that is like a little 3in1 kit, I really like that too.

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