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18 Mar 2012 - 23:1281049
Dark circles?
Hi everyone~
I generally do not have any make up problems, but concealing the dark circles under my eyes are now more than just a bit of a pain. Here's why;

When I apply a concealer it looks fine for few minutes, but then I can see creases and the smooth texture is gone within about 10-20 minutes. Give it another hour and bits of the dark circles reveal themselves in bits and the creases get even worse... This has been my experience with 3 concealers that I've used so far (Rimmel, L'oreal, and a brand that I don't know), and I just don't know what to do about them anymore. ;_;
Without having any concealer on I don't even see any creases under my eyes, so I don't even know where they come from...

So how do people go on about covering dark circles? Is there a primer or a moisturizer involved, or a more expensive concealer that stays the same as when you've applied it, or are you just that awesome and don't have any? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

19 Mar 2012 - 00:0181052
I have the same problem!! My dark circles are awful.

Best advice I can give is using a primer, either a silicone based makeup primer or a specialised primer (I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray) to prevent rubbing off and creasing, which makes dark circles look worse.

Also, when using concealer, it's usually best to use a flat concealer (like a stick or pot concealer) and THEN a luminizing one over the top (a liquid stick one - like Touche Eclat) as the luminizer will brighten the area over the flat concealer base.

Last edited by Exelia (19 Mar 2012 - 00:01)
19 Mar 2012 - 11:2381063
I use the bareminerals well rested for eyes, which is a brightener rather than a concealer. It has a yellowey base, which is good for dark circles. The bareminerals eye primer is also pretty good, that's just called prime time for eyes. I've never used it but the urban decay eye primer also seems to get good reviews. If your eye area has a tendency to get oily you definitely want to use a primer underneath any make-up. My eyeshadows tend to crease too if I've haven't primed my eyelids first, so I'd guess it would be the same for underneath the eyes.

19 Mar 2012 - 16:0281069
Putting on foundation over the concealer then setting both with powder should hopefully make it stay smoother for longer and help even out the entire face. I find if you apply concealer but nothing else it can highlight these areas more as they don't match the rest of your skin tone even if you blend well. Putting on foundation as well will prevent that.

Oh and I use Maybelline Super Stay 24H concealer which is the best I've used so far. I have a lot of spots, marks and redness around the nose and this hides them quite well. I use the same brand foundation and powder in similar shades also.
I also use GOSH foundation primer but I haven't tried others to judge how good it is. My eyeshadows used to crease and fade a lot also before I started using eye primer (Revlon vital radiance).


Last edited by Leonie Heartilly (19 Mar 2012 - 16:08)
28 Mar 2012 - 20:2881576
I second using a primer, I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it will help with the creasing!

As for my dark circles, I use Garnier's roll-on Anti-dark circles concealer after my foundation. I roll quite a bit on under the eyes and then rub it in with my finger. It will mismatch your skintone for a bit but blending with your finger helps it should be a light tone so it will brighten up the dark tones!

28 Mar 2012 - 20:3581577
I have the exact same problem. This topic is so helpful :3

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