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#1 More than a Mother

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

I've started wearing my contacts again after a few years of not being bothered. From nowhere, shadows have appeared under my eyes - or my glasses disguised them.

What do you recommend for hiding them? I don't wear foundation anymore, but have started using bb cream.

So something that I can use without needing to also use a foundation.

#2 Lifesgood

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

I have used Innoxa concealer for years, it is sold at Priceline and other large pharmacies, possibly also BigW.


#3 Amy 1976

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

A bit of concealer and a light dusting of powder should work. I personally like bobbi brown concealer. It has more of a yellow base (pink is more common) but it depends on your skin tone.  

I find the best way is to dot it under your eyes then use your pinky finger to gently press / pat it into place. The heat from your finger sort of melts it and blends it with the rest of your skin.  

If you pop into the makeup counters in a department store, the staff are usually happy to show you how to apply concealer.

Failing that, a bit more sleep might do the trick!

#4 Shirley Sue

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

Haemorrhoid cream.

#5 ladybird01

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

Haemorrhoid cream.

Does Haemorrhoid cream help with dark circles too or just the puffiniess?

#6 More than a Mother

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (Amy 1976 @ 30/10/2012, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Failing that, a bit more sleep might do the trick!

If only! I think I'm just getting old  sad.gif

#7 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

I use YSL Touche Eclat.

#8 Coffeegirl

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

I wear very little makeup for work.   Powder, mascara and Clinique airbrush under eye concealer.   Works well for me and I have quite dark shadowing.   Doesn't clump or get stuck in the wrinkles either wink.gif

#9 antigen

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

I saw something on TV recently that suggested getting a lymphatic drainage massage to remove dark circles.
A quick google search turned up several articles, here's one: http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2009/08/25/a...r-dark-circles/

#10 cinderellainsydney

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

A cold/ ice pack does it for me! I freeze/ fridge chamomile tea bags, then put them on the eyes (if from fridge) or just under the eyes if freezer, and leave on for a few minutes, then repeat several times if required.  I find it reduces dark circles and puffiness and no cover up needed!

Notably I don't completely freeze the bags in the freezer - just make them very very cold.

I hope this works for you as well as it does for me.

#11 #YKG

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (EllieMayLee @ 30/10/2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haemorrhoid cream.

This. I use haemorrhoid cream on pimples, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes. It helps a lot.
I loves it and use it when I haven't had enough sleep.

#12 LB_K

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

I use a Estee Lauder doulble wear with a powder over the top (powder sets it so that it doesn't move into the creases of your eyes). That would be okay with a BB cream but on its own... I would think any concealer will be visible.

Caffeine for me is the biggest problem (and I love my coffee), as soon as I have more than 1 in a day the dark circles are horrendous.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Put the glasses back on happy.gif

#14 Missy Shelby

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

Covergirl concealer stick for me, you can wear it without foundation if you manage to match it with your skin tone.

#15 Chaos in stereo

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Obviously, people who are posting at this time of night/morning need concealer for under eye circles.  wink.gif

What was that brand again?.......

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