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Muppet7410 Mon 09-Jan-17 06:17:09

I've always had dark circles for as long as I can remember. I get it from my dads side of the family. No matter how much sleep I get they are always there but are exacerbated when I get little sleep. I have a 5 month old so have had poor sleep for months now and look like a zombie. No amount of concealer helps. Do you have any product recommendations or advice?
Thank you!

Lilacpink40 Mon 09-Jan-17 06:27:48

Watching with interest as have the same issue. Mine are there partially as I have baggy skin eye bags. Do you, or just circles?

Muppet7410 Mon 09-Jan-17 06:34:52

I don't think I've got eye bags as such, just really dark circles. My skin is quite fair so I look like a corpse without my makeup. Not a good look!!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 09-Jan-17 06:51:26

It's the paleness of the skin, I've got them too.

Try nyx under eye concealer in Orange. I think your meant to match the shade to the circles, I'm pale but bought medium. Really I needed dark.

jeaux90 Mon 09-Jan-17 07:17:47

Lemonaid by benefit first. It's yellow and counteracts the dark, then your favourite under eye concealer over the top. I prefer touché eclat but benefit does a thicker one which I also use.

Also right on the inside corner a very little amount of light (pink or pale beige) eye shadow or eye liner. Just in a little v shape as it brightens your eye hugely.

Theromanempire Mon 09-Jan-17 07:21:53

I have exactly the same issue - no bags but really bad dark circles which get worse with less sleep sad

I have tried all sorts of 'miracle' products (even red lipstick hmm) but all they seem to do is either enhance it or get really cakey! Those that are supposed to illuminate the area just seem to make it worse so not sure if I am applying them incorrectly.

madmomma Mon 09-Jan-17 09:27:32

Me too op. Things seem to work for a time then either look cakey or grey. A good thing to do is use a light tanning moisturiser on your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Just lessens the corpsy contrast. Then I find plenty of blusher detracts, as does wearing lipstick and a bit of brow makeup. No eye cream has ever affected the darkness and god knows I've tried. I go for the tired but pretty look.

madmomma Mon 09-Jan-17 09:29:23

If there's any puffiness, the facercise eye exercises work. Also teabags. But that's not much help with baby.

JaneAustinAllegro Mon 09-Jan-17 09:29:56

Taking an iron supplement may help the underlying cause, but otherwise it's a case of camouflage with orange pigment

Corabell Mon 09-Jan-17 09:32:26

Bobbi brown's corrector followed by their concealer helps a great deal. a cheaper option is nyx under eye concealer.

FeralBeryl Mon 09-Jan-17 09:41:59

Look for a thread about tear trough filler on here from a couple of days ago too. Amazing smile

Havifus Mon 09-Jan-17 10:02:37

I have these and have tried every product going. By far the best product is mac longwear concealer with powder on top. Doesn't crease and covers like nothing else. It's truely amazing...try it

Muppet7410 Mon 09-Jan-17 11:13:03

Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll have to take a trip to boots to try some out. My other worry is my concealer goes into my fine lines and emphasises them. The joys!

Lymmmummy Mon 09-Jan-17 22:03:03

I am amongst my people - 😄

I like you have genetic dark circles - and almost different pigmentation around the whole eye area including eyelid I have tried all the concealers from high end to bottom and my personal recommendations would be benefit erase paste - for me this is better than the Bobbi brown concealers more pigmented and less drying and can also be used in the eyelid

The only eye cream I found of any use on the dark circles was one by una Brennan I once got from tkmaxx which I have never found again😡

Mikethenight2good Mon 09-Jan-17 22:56:31

Holy Moly I thought it was just me!

Touche eclait first on my eyes then Mac liquid concealer on top (yep 2 concealers on my eyes!). Foundation on the rest of my face and then Mac blot powder pressed over full face. It's the only way I don't look like a corpse. I hate my eyes, it ages me so bad!!!

Specialagentblond Mon 09-Jan-17 23:29:02

I second the Bobbi Brown colour corrector. If you can, go to the counter and get it matched and walk around for half an hour to settle and see how it works for you. Game changer for me, easily the hardest working item in my make up bag x

habibihabibi Tue 10-Jan-17 03:25:45

My DH had his under eyes lasered to remove darkness and puffy bags .It was really effective.

madmomma Tue 10-Jan-17 08:36:01

Ooh never heard of that habibi

Freedom2017 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:42:20

Mine are so bad I don't even bother doing anything. Once though I had a free make up session in a hair salon and the beautician applied concealer around my eyes with a tiny brush and it took ages. When I looked in the mirror I couldn't believe how different I looked. It was amazing. But I've never managed to do it myself.

FrustratedFrugal Tue 10-Jan-17 08:47:33

I color-correct with a yellow-based liquid foundation (Bourjois Healthy Mix), no need to add anything on top, perfect for slightly crepey skin!

AngelicCurls Tue 10-Jan-17 13:50:23

I've recently started wearing my glasses again and they are fab at covering up the dark circles! Otherwise I like Clinique version of touch éclat with a bit of foundation over the top. I used to stop my foundation at my cheekbones but it looks way better taken all the way over my eyes. But tbh with the glasses popped on they are much less obvious anyway!

Shelvesoutofbooks Tue 10-Jan-17 13:59:20

If you're pale them go for a peach/orangey colour corrector, if you have olive skin then go for yellow. Lemonaid doesn't fit everyone.

I have no other suggestions, maybe sell the baby and get under eye surgery? winkwink

bettybiggestballs Tue 10-Jan-17 18:51:23

I had a course of carboxy but mine were really, really awful! Worked well, now just use a touch of Bobbi brown and I'm good to go

JaneAustinAllegro Wed 11-Jan-17 09:38:47

betty what is this carboxy of which you speak? where / who / how much?!

Clearoutre Wed 11-Jan-17 11:43:17

I use Nars creamy concealer and paint an upside down triangle on each cheek from just below the eye socket ending below the cheek bone. This is after following advice not to paint those dark half moons under each eye with a view to matching them to the rest of your face but cover a larger area with concealer to blur the transition between the two tones. I then use Chanel les beiges (100% fail safe bronzer) to put warmth on my cheeks and forehead which brings everything together and finish with a tawny coloured blusher.

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