Ask Belle: Dark Circles
Jun 5, 2012
Perhaps you’ve covered this before, but I wanted to see if you have any suggestions for a really good concealer for those pesky undereye circles. As I take on more responsibilities at work my eye circles get darker and darker. I’d love a product that is easy (to apply and afford) and accessible. Any suggestions?
As I’ve aged, my under-eye circles have also darkened. Some say it’s from dehydration or lack of sleep, but I think that, in my case at least, it’s genetics. What’s a girl to do?
First, I treat my eyes with Kate Sommerville Cytocell Dark Circle Corrector ($75). Does it work? I think so, but I have no scientific proof to back that up.
Secondly, I cover my circles with a concealer cocktail. I first apply Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($28) and then, a setting powder to stabilize the first layer. Then, I apply Benefit Erase Paste ($10) and another layer of powder and blend until I can’t blend anymore.
But we’re still not done!
Lastly, I think that the secret (if there is one) to hiding dark circles is to distract from them. I apply a little bit of highlighter (Anastasia Brow Duality $23) to the hollow near the tear duct. This lightens and brightens a bit. And to aid the distraction, I only apply eyeliner and mascara to my top lashes and lid.
You said you were looking for a less expensive concealer, and I’ve heard great things about Age Rewind treatment and concealer from Maybelline. This product is only $8, and several beauty bloggers are devotees, so it might be the product for you.
Any tips that you would like to share?