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Dark Under Eye Circles

I have bad under eyes that I can never seem to get rid of! I've tried various products, but I can't help thinking that there's gotta be something out there that works better.  One of my problems is that my skin is oily in the creases by my eyes and by the tear ducts.  I have naturally tan skin, which makes the circles appear even darker! Also, putting products in this area causes more shine and oiliness.  Please help my issue with these stubborn dark under eye circles!

Re: Dark Under Eye Circles

any recommended creams, concealers, or powders?

Re: Dark Under Eye Circles

Hi, AbbyP97!


By chance have you gotten to check out my response in the thread that LindsayBT provided below? There's a quick test you can do to see if the darkness is caused by skin that may be thinner and showcasing the strong course of blood flow along the area or if it may be pigmentation deepening. There are a host of ingredients that can work to improve the appearance of skin and dark circles, but it's also important to understand that if the dark circles are stemming from genetic or hereditary means that there are limitations; however, working to improve skin's resiliency can help to prevent skin from thinning and suffering more damage that can exacerbate the appearance of the dark circles.


The above thread covers the use of correctors/neutralizers to help diminish the prominent undertone of dark circles so your concealer isn't working alone to provide coverage. A thin application of corrector can help make concealing easier and cut down on product amount used, thus preventing the undereyes from becoming weighed down by product and creasing or caking. There is also a break down of concealer formula types so you can see which may best suit your needs and preferences and application tips and techniques (including the use of Smashbox's Hydrating Undereye Primer as a prepping step).


If you need help determining what shade of corrector you may need, check out my response below:


There are also more tips and technique coverage in terms of tackling undereye concealing below (from working with different concealer formulas, prepping with skin care/primer, and setting):

Re: Dark Under Eye Circles

Hi AbbyP97,


I would recommend checking out this thread: which has a ton of great information on dark under eye circles. Specifically, lylysa's post is extremely thorough and has some thoroughly useful information on treatments as well as figuring out what's causing the issue.


Hope that helps!


Re: Dark Under Eye Circles

thank you Lindsay!

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