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Done to Death...Dark Circles, eye creams recommendations please?

(19 Posts)
LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 18:06:29

Yep. I know, sleep - I get plenty (my kids are big now smile), hydrate - I drink loads, diet and exercise - erm hmm (working on it)...

So, MN beauties, for whom there is no end to your wisdom and style, please, recommend me a cream, lotion, potion, not more than £30 (I am not made of money!) that will make me look less panda-esque.

I have no wrinkles...yet, just dark circles, look like I've been punched without makeup.

burnishedsilver Sun 10-Jan-16 18:16:17

Any chance you're low on iron?

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 18:23:39

Good point, but probably not. I don't have periods, I am at that age, so it is unlikely. And I eat stuff, perhaps a tad too much, but the right variety and combination.

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 18:58:58


Creams, Serums, Lotions, Potions. Don't keep it to yourself people

Theonlyweighisdown Sun 10-Jan-16 19:08:39

I'd be interested in any recommendations too

Petal02 Sun 10-Jan-16 19:15:24

Clinique Airbrush Concealer is fab. Body Shop Crayon Concealer is also very good, particularly if you're in a hurry, and you can buy a special 'chunky' sharpener from the Body Shop, as obviously once the end goes blunt you can no longer get into the nooks and crannies around your eyes.

Petal02 Sun 10-Jan-16 19:17:13

Ah, just realised you wanted eye-care recommendations, not concealers. In that case, try Clinique All About Eyes Rich.

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 19:35:44

Petal I'll have a look at the crayon, haven't been in body shop in years.

I am looking for creams, but maybe makeup overhaul too. Thanks

ChoclolateOrange Sun 10-Jan-16 19:44:32

I use Chanel Le Lift and I'm convinced it works.

Chanel are very good at giving out samples so worth a try for you. That's how I came to sample it, and I got improvement with just that small tube. When I bought a pot and finished it, I convinced myself that is was a fluke but a month later I was back to buy another pot.

ohdearlord Sun 10-Jan-16 19:48:03

Clinique Even Better Dark circle corrector. You do have to be vigilant with morning and night but for me it does make a difference.

Kingfisherfree Sun 10-Jan-16 19:54:37

I found that Retin A cleared my undereye circles up as it renews the skin cells.

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 19:56:12

Thanks ChocO and ohdear, I shall take a look at prices and try and obtain a samples.

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 19:58:59

Kingfisher, is Retin A a brand name?

EssexMummy1234 Sun 10-Jan-16 20:12:34

I have the bobbi brown under-eye corrector / concealer which looked fab when they put it on in the posh dept store but when i tried it at home and then looked at it a few hours later, yup caked looking and not matching my skin tone.

I suspect that tear trough fillers are the way to go.

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 20:14:58

Chanel Le Lift is in the region of £80!!

GeorgieB89 Sun 10-Jan-16 21:42:12

Caroline Hirons reckons Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol eye cream made a slight difference to her dark circles. But it's £62. Dark circles can be hard to shift - defo not anaemia related?

LionHearty Sun 10-Jan-16 22:02:14

Genetic not anaemia sadly.

Looks like I will continue the makeup cover up. Had wanted to improve the circles tho'.

Cheesymonster Mon 11-Jan-16 07:43:24

I think they're hereditary and can't be helped by creams so I don't even bother with eye cream. I cover mine with Maybelline fit me concealer and then put Touche Eclat on top.

A pot concealer by Boots 17 gets rave reviews but I find it cakes on me. May be worth a try though, it's cheap.

KwickNC Mon 11-Jan-16 07:48:04

That Egyptian magic cream can help

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