It's no secret: If you've been following my blog for awhile you know that I hate my dark under-eye circles and have complained about them numerous times. When I wake up in the morning I look like the grim reaper. The proof is in the pudding - look at the above photo! Yikes, hey?! I made sure I didn't have the flash on in one photo so you could see what they honestly look like, in all their glory. I guess I can thank genetics for these dark circles, I've had them forever. It also doesn't help that I am allergic to my cat and deal with allergies all year round. (I haven't breathed through my nose properly in six years! Why I kept the cat is a whole other post.) And unfortunately, there's nothing I can do to make them disappear, I have to conceal them instead. So how do I do that so people aren't scared of me when I walk down the street? I use some great products that I thought I'd share with you.
Hylexin Serious Dark Circles Eye Cream by Bremenn Researh Labs - I bought this because it had the word SERIOUS on it and I SERIOUSLY thought it was going to make my circles disappear but sadly it didn't. However, my under-eye area used to look worse before I started using this eye cream (SERIOUSLY), if you can imagine that! So although it's definitely not a miracle cream, it works. A little bit.
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm - I've been using this for months now and it's a great eye cream. I put it on after I use the Hylexin. This balm is super hydrating and moisturizes well, helping with the redness and puffiness from my allergies. ***You need to use a good eye cream before applying concealer so that the concealer won't crack and look cakey.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - I talked about it here. It's my favorite. I've tried Benefit's Bo-oing Industrial Strength Concealer, Cle de Peau, Time Balm, Benefit's Erase Paste and numerous other concealers but this works best for me. Invest in a concealer that works well for you.
Smashbox Halo Yellow Color Correcting Hydrating Powder - I wish I would have known about this sooner! It has kinda changed my life. You know how after a couple of hours you apply your concealer under your eyes, the area starts to look a little grey and the product starts to seep into your fine lines (if you have them) making them look more pronounced? Well this stuff prevents that from happening and sets your concealer so that it stays on all day, while reducing the redness and purple-ish colors underneath your eyes. You can also use this on your whole face. It's totally worth the price! This is what it looks like when you take off the cap:
You just turn it and the powder slowly oozes out. I use a concealer brush to dab and apply it.
Much better, right?
Much better, right?
So those are the products I use to help with my dark under-eye circles! I hope this helps some of you with your circles, if you're