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under eye dark circles/bags....

(12 Posts)
wheresmespecs Sat 13-Oct-12 20:30:57

I'm 40, pale of skin and can live with all my signs of ageing apart from these godawful bags and shadows. Has anyone used any creams that genuinely helped, OR do you have a great way of covering things up?

I don't normally wear foundation, just either a tinted moisturiser or my current favourite, Maybelline BB cream, which is very sheer. So wearing a lot of make up directly under my eyes looks odd - I tried a Bobbi Brown concealer but it was so thick and looked very cakey. Basically I just got brown bags under my eyes.

Atm I am using a Pixi light reflective concealer in the dark 'trough' under my bags, which are so bad 2 people have asked me before if I have black eyes! (used to use Touche Eclat but found it hard to blend) - but because my puffy bags are so whopping, I still get 'shadows' IYSWIM.

Any thoughts welcome. I don't smoke, barely drink (am pregnant) get as much sleep as I can with a co-sleeping toddler - no other skin complaints.

birthdaypanic Sat 13-Oct-12 20:36:56

Watching with interest I have same problem allthough I do know I don't get enough sleep.

Minshu Sat 13-Oct-12 20:56:47


MrsBovary Sat 13-Oct-12 21:03:23

I've been a little tired recently, and I found Vichy Dermablend corrective crea\m stick to be the best thing I've tried so far.
I have the Bobbi Brown duo too, now languishing in a drawer, but this is better.

becstargazeypie Sat 13-Oct-12 21:13:32

I swear by the Garnier caffeine roll on concealor/treatment. I'm allergic to Touche éclat and found everything else impossible to blend. I like the liz Earle eye cream too.

ike1 Sat 13-Oct-12 21:23:46

oh god please tell me a miracle cure is out there I effin hate me bags. My son has inherited them we both look exhausted even after a proper nights sleep!

wheresmespecs Sat 13-Oct-12 21:56:14

A miracle cure would be great.... it's the bags that are the real problem, as they are '3D' - the bruised looking shadows I can kind of paint out one way or another, although I do have to be careful I don't look like I'm only wearing make up under my eyes....

But the bags, the bags. They make me look so tired and old.

ike1 Sat 13-Oct-12 22:01:39

I know, I was thinking of getting a bit of filler for the crevices, but whats the point when the bags make me look like I haven't slept?

GobblersKnob Sat 13-Oct-12 22:03:28

The new clinique thing with the metal aplicator is really good, I have been using it for a month and can see a huge difference.

ike1 Sat 13-Oct-12 22:09:46

whats it called gobbler? I really have to address this issue...gonna save up to sort out the jowls and forehead after xmas.

wheresmespecs Sun 14-Oct-12 10:27:37

Is this the clinique thing?

The reviews aren't fab at a glance....

GobblersKnob Sun 14-Oct-12 12:46:44

That's the one, the reviews aren't great on there are they?

It is expensive, but I am more than happy to pay it as nothing has ever made my eyes look better before and this has made a huge improvement already.

Hate recomending something if it turns out to be shite though. You can buy samples on e-bay which is a cheaper way to check it out.

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