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How to cover dark circles under eyes

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Does anyone have any tips for covering up or concealing dark circles under your eyes?

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Mine bring down my face so much. They're hereditary and I'm a model so it sucks. People always love to point out how bad they are too :( Mac concealers. Benefit oo la & lemonaid are amazing. But what works most is a tan. So either a sun tan, I however live in England so my tans come from a sunbed- which is awful yet work so well, or a bottle & we know the drama fake tan can cause. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day does actually help and green vegetables. Lots of love x
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I used every product out there DO NOT fall into the same trap I did. thing that works is something called Eye Rid, but is expensive good luck.
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I use MAC brand cosmetic- its called Studio Fix concealer for dark circles ..my circles are really dark… sometimes they look purplish.. The product costs under 20.00 and last for months.,. I put that all over my eye before I put the rest of my make up on.. I used a eye cream also .. by Sephora collection… but MAC also makes a good eye cream it has caffeine in it..
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About products, Lancome does not make a green concealer.
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If I am brown & my undereye circles are reddish/purplish, what colour concealer is recommended? Thank you!
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I've been reading some of the responses and most are pretty good, except for recommending use of any sort of yellow-based concealer. I'm a trained makeup artist heavily versed in color theory. If you are very fair-skinned, chances are your dark circles are reddish. In this case, use a concealer or a corrector (before concealer) with a green tint, as green cancels out/neutralizes red. If you have darker skin, its likely your circles are bluish. You should do as the advice above says and use a peach/orange-based concealer, as orange cancels out blue. If you apply anything yellow under your eyes you will get strange results: fair-skinned persons will end up with orange undereyes (red+yellow=orange); darker-skinned persons will end up with a greenish cast under their eyes (blue+yellow=green). Some good products to try are Mehron Concealer Wheel (professional line of theatrical/film makeup [only $16]), Mac Pro Concealer or Lancome Anticernes. Good luck!
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Hi Dinandrea,

As someone with dark circles this is great info.

Thanks,

-Britt

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In response to yellow or green based color to cover redness under the eyes, yes you can use green however you will then before forced to put something on top of it to make it blend in with your natural skin tone. Under the eyes that can equal too much makeup very quickly. A better option is to mix something with a concealer that matches your skin especially if you don't have a lot pigment in your skin.
You will find that using a slightly warm or yellowish and when I say yellow I don't mean saturated with color like yellow on a color wheel. Cinema Secrets also a professional line has a product called red neutralizer. It comes in #1 and #2 and you will find it is NOT green and works very well.
Hope this helps.
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OMG, I have been researching for YEARS how to cover my dark circles and this one little paragraph has more than any magazine article I have ever read!!! I just bought that Judith August Aqua Tint yesterday. Wish I had read this before I ordered, Mehron will be on my list of things to buy!!

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i'm only 26 and have dark under eye bags for as long as i can remember. I've tried at least 4 dozen different concealers and though above everyone says to use 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone i found that 1 shade DARKER than your skin tone with a little bit of peachy eye shimmer works the best!
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Dark circles under the eyes will readily appear due to lack of sleep or excessive tiredness. This causes paleness of the skin and increased visibility of under eye circles. This is one of the most prevalent reasons for under-eye circles, sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep results in an increase in stress hormones like cortisol which can lead to health problems, and to the swelling that creates those dark eye circles. Skin is healed during deep-wave sleep, thanks to increased circulation to the face. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated is the best idea for dark eye circles.
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Hydration, good nutrition and plenty of rest are half the equation. But for the genetically predisposed, then a good makeup application can work wonders. There are several approaches one can use, but the trick is in the technique, the less is more approach and product(s) that work best for your skin type and the degree of darkness and hollowness under the eye. First - please don't overdo the cover-up. For some a simple dual powder or concealer with a light sprinkling of powder will do the trick. At the other end of the spectrum Dermablend or Cinema Secrets (used for heavy duty coverage) with a fixing powder will be the answer. Both these products are water resistant with the fixing powder. Second - make sure to use a product that’s only 1-2 shades lighter than the skin tone surrounding the area of concern. Third - exquisite blending is essential (as with all good makeup application)! Tricks: Apply foundation first (there may be no need to use a concealer). If, however, you need more, apply your concealer over your foundation and finish with some powder to set it. If necessary add a little moisturizer with a stipple technique to complete the technique. If you have a bluish discoloration (most common) use a concealer with a very slight tint of yellow/peach, otherwise use a concealer with an undertone that matches your foundation undertone. Depending on skin type and intensity of the discolouration sometimes just a bit of correct coloured concealer with good blending is all that’s needed.
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Thanks for all of this help ~ I will try all of these suggestions !!
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This is the question I am most frequently asked. It's all about having the right concealer. Not too oily or it doesn't stay put Not too dry or it looks cakey and aging. Make sure you moisturize the skin under your eyes morning and night. In the morning give the skin a chance to absorb the moisturizer before applying the concealer. Even if you have oily skin, do this! Make sure you have the right color. Most people are either red or blue under the eyes. I find using a concealer one shade lighter than your pefect skin color is just right. If you are more red - use something with a little yellow in it If you are more blue - use something more peach colored You can also set it with a little highlighting powder to brighten the eye an open it more
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Is there a brand of concealer that you would recommend as well as a good eye cream ? I have dark blue/black circles that just won't go away no matter how much sleep I get . I know much of this is due to age and illness , but I would like to cover without having racoon eyes :) Thanks !
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Apply a moisturizing concealer around entire eye area – lash line to brow bone too. This will cover redness and dark circles and really bring your eyes forward!
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