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Best concealer for dark circles?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
this is such a frustrating problem for me, i have hereditary racoon eyes and nothing gets rid of them, I'm very healthy, eat only high quality food, organic, whole grains, lean meats, legumes, veggies, fruits, etc, sleep 9 hours, they always look the same, and have then sunken in appearance as opposed to just regular bluishness, they look dark because of the shadow cast from the hollowness, its really embarassing because I'm only 22 and having issue with some acne as well. So I really feel like shit when I look in the mirror. I need something simple yet effective, so far I've tried a number of concealers, including benefit boi-ing, bobbi brown creamy concealer, dermablend and some random grocery brands. In order to mostly cover the broken cappilaries I have to apply like 3 layers and after couple hours my eye area starts looking scary and settles into little lines and wrinkles.
Any idea what to do? I'm really at my wits end. thanks
post #2 of 34

Re: best concealer for dark circles?

darnitt I was going to recommend benefit boing but benefit has a new concealer on their website may want to give it a try?
post #3 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Benefit's concealer is pretty good for dark under-eye circles.

hth
post #4 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

In what order are you applying your concealer & foundation? You should always start with foundation first and then consealer. PM me, & I can give you some suggestions on application.

~L
post #5 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

I use May Kay "Signature" concealer. I have very dark circles and this makes my dark circles disappear!
post #6 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Have you ever tried an illuminating concealer? Boots No.7 (at Target) has a good one with really great reviews.

My personal favorite is Vincent Longo Cream Concealer. I don't often wear concealer, but if I do this works well. Good luck
post #7 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

have you tried a yellow colored concealer...it usually neatralizes darkness under they eyes so you dont have to cake it on as much. physicians formula has a nice array of concealers that are great, their yellow cover stick works great and its inexpensive too! blending it under your foundation is key
post #8 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

I have the same problem.. a few questions..
Are you using an eye cream? One with light reflecting properties will help lessen the look of dark circles and open up your eye area. It will also help to smooth your concealer out and make it last longer. Borba makes a good one as does Clinique.
A yellow toned concealer will counteract the blue/purple tones of the undereye circles. You mentioned you have tried the Bobbi Brown concealer, did you also use the corrector? I use the concealer along with the corrector and the corrector is what really makes the difference for me. Maybe you could try that if you have not already. I've also heard good things about MAC Studio Finish concealer and TimeBalm's concealer.
Also, maybe you could try a highlighter under the eyes to help with the sunken in look. Tricia Sawyer's Eye Slept on QVC is getting really good reviews, I'm still waiting on mine in the mail though! Bare Escentuals makes a highlighter designed to open up shadows on the face also, it's called Natural Light. Smashbox also makes a highlighter for the eyes... Photo Op Under-Eye Brightener.
But I hope this helps! I def. understand how you feel about your undereye circles girl!
post #9 of 34
Thread Starter 

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

sorry for the belated reply, thanks everyone for the advice, I'd really hate to throw away money on something that wont work or work with same effectiveness as the ones claimed to be the best, or "industrial strength".
Right now I'm using neutrogena moisturizer in the morning before applying makeups, mineral powder to mattify the look , I have acne prone and blothy/shiny skin, over that a little bit of benefit get even powder, usually do that first then concealer, I somewhat liked the boi-ing, but the color was too dark for me, so I mixed it with another one, once I ran out of that, I purchased bobbi brown corrector and using that now along with time balm concealer , because its a bit too light for me and blending helps a bit.
rawrrawrrawramy- I'll sometimes use eye creams at night, but just regular moisturizer SPF 30 or 45 in the morning, I've tried the yellow concealers and they just look really awful, even after blending, doesent match my skin tone at all. I was thinking about the highlighter and might give it a try later when I have extra money
post #10 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

another thing you could try is a greenish toned concealer?

my favourite brand of concealer (not green, just regular, lol) is the covergirl one with a blue lid. It's always covered for me!

I find the light reflecting ones show up in photos making you look like a ghost.

Best of luck with your eyeball issues!
post #11 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Bobbi Brown
post #12 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Well good luck! I just thought of another good highlighter... Laura Mercier Secret Brightener... she makes a Secret Brightening Powder too.
post #13 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Your are not getting enough protein, magnesium, and iron in your diet.
post #14 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Actually I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, but YSL's radiant touch works wonders on my dark circles.

Its really light so for everyday use I use it by itself but for nights out I usually wear it over a concealer. It contains light reflecting particles which brighten up the area. The thing I love about it is that it doesn't crease or sink into fine lines.

I usually get mine from fresh fragrances and cosmetics
post #15 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

i would recommend a "salmon-colored concealer" Eve Pearl (celeb makeup artist) raves about it. N i would also recommend the Mary Kay Signature...n if you're dark complexioned, i'd recommend Posner
post #16 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

A little trick I've learned is to dab primer on my under-eye area only. Then I use a liquid concealer like MAC. After that, I put on my foundation (which is really tinted moisturizer). And finally, I add a cream concealer under the eye like Dermablend on top of that; I double-up. I use powder to set everything.
post #17 of 34

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I love the Cinema secrets corrective foundation. It's the best thing I have used on my under eye circles!
post #18 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Prescriptives is the best!!! Flawless Skin Total Protection Concealer SPF 25. This has lasted me a year!!
LL
post #19 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

YSL is still the best for me.
post #20 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

hi !

if you are trying to reduce your dark circles, try cucumber or damp tea bags.

If you are trying to conceal them, try a peach coloured concealer. Yellow concealer will only make them look green!
post #21 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

you can try using Bobbi Brown's concealers. She has a 2 part system to get rid of pesky under eye circles, and if you go to a local makeup counter they can match you for both colors (or you can just buy the one, which i did and it works well). her conealers are unmatched for me.

Benefit just came out with a new concealer called "Erase Paste". I haven't used it myself yet (i want to!), but the before/after pictures on the benefit website were stunning! you might want to look into that also.
post #22 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

I use some of the Benefit items for under eye circles & they have loads.

First, I use their "Boing" concealer, its an industrial strength, so really good at hiding anything you want hidden. I dot it under my eyes, at each corner & then blend it towards the middle of my under-eye. This should significantly hide the circle.

It's a good idea to use a highlighter over the concealer & it will be light reflecting. I use a little "High Beam" liquid

Then, I use "Oooh La Lift", dabbing it along the puffy under-eye & it works really well.

I finish with the "Eye Bright" stick, which is a pale pink pencil I run along my lower inner eye line - it really brightens your over-all eye. Then lots of mascara to make your lashes stand out & appear as the focus of your eyes - rather than bags & circles.

For longer term solutions, try the "Eye Con" cream which reduces the appearance of under eye circles.
post #23 of 34

Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

Originally Posted by CandyApple View Post
Prescriptives is the best!!! Flawless Skin Total Protection Concealer SPF 25. This has lasted me a year!!
omg... i love this stuff.... it covers great and lasts all day long.... you only have to use a little bit (like only 1 or 2 pats with your finger)......... it is the best i have ever used... i use the Level 2 Cool..... it's my HG....
post #24 of 34

What is YSL?

post #25 of 34

I was going to suggest Benefit's Boi-ing, but since that didn't work for you, have you tried Benefit's Erase Paste?  I have it, but haven't tried it yet.  The Boi-ing was all I needed.  But the Erase Paste is supposed to be a thicker, more opaque concealer.  Also, Benefit sells Stay Don't Stray, which is a concealer primer and eyeshadow primer.  It works 360 around the eye.  The SDS, from what I've researched, also works a bit like a concealer as well as a primer.  So you might have great luck with SDS.  It is supposed to keep your concealer in place and on all day/night. 

Another concealer that I have, but haven't tried yet, just researched, MUFE Camoflauge Concealer.  It has 5 concealers in it.  It's supposed to work well enough to cover tats for the most part.  I think that's another good one for you.  And I agree with YSL's ET, too. I want it myself!

post #26 of 34

i've been using michael todd's under eye concealer, it's not too bad. a little dry though. I like revlon's cream concealers.

post #27 of 34

lol this thread is 3 years old. The OP has probably found a solution by now XD

post #28 of 34

I use two things to take care of the dark circles under my eyes, both are supposedly all natural. I have my reservations just because that's not an FDA related term, but at least they're trying to be. I use Burt's Bees Eye Cream and Origins Quick Hide! Concealer.

post #29 of 34

For all the new people who are just finding this thread- try NARS's new Creamy Radiant Concealer.  It is seriously amazing.  Full review here: (Link removed, please read the Terms of Service.)

 

It is perfect for under eyes, pigmented enough for scars, and gives you a radiant glow!  LOVE...Obsessed. 

 

Tina

 

xoxo

post #30 of 34

I have the same problem! My newest fix that works like a charm for me is using a orange-red lipstick (or salmon colored) and lightly dabbing it under my eye, gently smoothing it out with my ring finger to cancel out the blue tones of the dark circle, then I use Maybelline's Age Rewind Under eye Concealer on top of that, then finish with a translucent finishing powder!

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