I used to use burts bees eye cream and was quite happy with it. You can't really beat YSL touche eclat for concealer in my opinion. Also, you might want to try facial massage. It helps with drainage, which could maybe help with your dark circles. If you put the tips of your fingers on the top of your cheek bones, push quite firmly and hold for 30 seconds or so, that helps with drainage in that area.
Karbea - almost word for word, we are the same. I am using Loreal Touché Magique (YSL one doesn't look good on me as it's quite pink. Which is a shame and a waste, as I have one, just sitting there). And I have also started using Olay CC cream in fair to medium. Ideally it would be a bit lighter for my skin, but using both the CC cream and the concealer, I look less cream crackered. I also always wear lipstick and nude eyeshadow.
Bobbi Brown Corrector works wonders for me - it seems to neutralise the darkness rather than just covering. You do need to be careful to get the right colour, so it's best to ask for help at a counter.
Neither my mum or dad have them, although my little bro does :/
I think dehydration could be part of it, I never drink enough water :/
I think I have some laura mercier secret camouflage hidden somewhere :/
belinda I have a Clinique one and it looks ok to star with (although doesn't really cover the darkness), but after a way it really cakes and shows up wrinkles I never knew I had, so I start the day with black eyes and end the day with wrinkly black eyes!