Hiding the shadows under eyes
More than a Mother
, Oct 30 2012 10:57 AM
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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.
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.http://www.innoxa.com.au/cosmetics/face/concealer
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!
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:51 AM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:24 PM
Does Haemorrhoid cream help with dark circles too or just the puffiniess?
Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:32 PM
Failing that, a bit more sleep might do the trick!
If only! I think I'm just getting old
Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:41 PM
I use YSL Touche Eclat.
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
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/
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.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:26 PM
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.
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.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:14 AM
Put the glasses back on
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.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:47 AM
Obviously, people who are posting at this time of night/morning need concealer for under eye circles.
What was that brand again?.......
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