People think I have a black eye

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MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 09:03:32

So that's not great. I don't but clearly I have some dark circles going on. I don't wear make up day to day so I'm not about to put a full face on. Is there one thing I can use to conceal just this area?

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MynameisHappind Fri 31-Jul-20 10:18:20

You need colour corrector then a CC cream.

GisAFag Fri 31-Jul-20 10:48:34

Conceler works brilliantly, just dab under the eye, use a brush to blend. Viola. Available in superdrug, asda, amazon etc different colours to suit skin tone

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 11:29:34

Is it ok to use concealer without a full face of foundation?

What is CC cream? By colour corrector do you mean the same thing as concealer?

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Ellewoods20 Fri 31-Jul-20 11:57:13

It's fine to use concealer without foundation. Colour correctors are a step before concealer. You apply a shade opposite to the problem area to cancel it out. For example, if you have dark circles under eyes you would put yellow colour corrector on top. This is because yellow is opposite purple on the colour wheel, so it neutralizes it. You would then apply concealer on top of the colour corrector.

GhostCurry Fri 31-Jul-20 11:57:32

Colour corrector is a kind of makeup that aims to cancel out an unwanted colour. So a green product is used to cancel out redness. I have seen people use apricot/reddish products to cancel out areas of hyperpigmentation. The idea is that you then put another “skin-coloured” product (like foundation or a CC cream) over the top and you then have an even-toned complexion.

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 12:20:57

Ok, thank you for the education ladies! Do you think I could find colour corrector in Boots or Superdrug? I have concealer already.

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Hotwaterbottlelove Fri 31-Jul-20 12:24:08

Yep you will find correction anywhere that sells make up. Usually I get a set of green purple and yellow. Each 'cancels' out a different colour. They work amazingly. I'm not a big make user so these just give a little impoverishment without much need for anything else

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 12:28:53

I knew about green from years ago when I had acne but since that resolved I was delighted to ditch make up altogether apart from particular occasions. But the advent of other colours completely passed me by. It's not as easy to pop to the shops now but i'll definitely go asap.

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homemadecommunistrussia Fri 31-Jul-20 12:59:57

I have hardly gone out without concealer since I was about 14. If I do I always get black eye comments.hmm
The maybelliene eye eraser thingie is very good.

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 13:17:41

I can't imagine wearing makeup everyday again. It's bliss being without it.

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Coffeepot72 Fri 31-Jul-20 15:29:47

Any recommendations for a good colour corrector?

udnertheradar Fri 31-Jul-20 15:55:35

The NYX under eye corrector seems to erase dark circles. It's salmon pink

Zeldaaa Fri 31-Jul-20 16:16:10

Bobbi brown do good colour correctors

Bananaman123 Fri 31-Jul-20 18:59:42

It will probably depend,on your skintone too. Im very pale and orange correctors dont work, yellow isnt great but peach is perfect i use the rimmel one which has a green and purple too.

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 19:12:12

I bought yellow, orange and pink. I just tried the pink and am pretty happy with it, thanks for the advice ladies.

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MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 19:12:30

No, I tried the orange not the pink yet.

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Coffeepot72 Fri 31-Jul-20 19:45:48

Which brand did you buy, Monster?

AFireInJuly Fri 31-Jul-20 19:52:44

I have awful dark circles, and I use this concealer -

You can just pull the sponge off the end if you don't like it (I don't). It lasts ages that way. I tried using a colour corrector but couldn't find one I liked.

I don't wear foundation or anything, just this concealer. It works fine.

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 21:21:30

Sleek, never heard of it but I know I prefer liquids over solids and that was the only one I saw in my local boots (£6.99). As I said, I'm really happy with it, it's done a great job.

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MoltonSilver Fri 31-Jul-20 21:42:35

My dark circles cleared up when I gave up artificial sweeteners. Diet Coke, in particular, is a culprit. I don't know if it's relevant to you but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

MonsteraCheeseplant Fri 31-Jul-20 22:20:06

Hmm, yeah i dunno. I guess it's possible.

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MonsteraCheeseplant Sat 01-Aug-20 17:55:35

If anyone is interested, I tried the pink today and it wasn't as effective as the orange.

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