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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
For the past couple of years, the area under my eyes has been really dark. It's not because I'm tired because I get plenty of sleep. I use a Mary Kay Signature concealer, but it doesn't do all that much to help. I've already seen an allergist and ruled out sinus problems. Any advice? I hate these dark undereye circles!!!
post #2 of 27
No advice here but I hope you find a simple solution soon!
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thank you Sam! You're a sweetie
post #4 of 27
They have some eye creams that you could look into. I tried Amore Pacific Revitalizing Complex (go to their website and get them to send you a sample) and some girls swear by it. I've also heard La Prairie (I think) is good... both are pricey tho.
post #5 of 27
Id be interested in this too!!
I have the same problem, but its more like a family trait, we all have dark under our eyes and red skin argh!
Id be interested to see if anything can help
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ari, I will definitely look into your suggestions. is not a HUGE deal as I am desparate now! But to be safe...any more ideas? Home remedies? Anything? Anything?
post #7 of 27
Maybe you should look into a different concealer? I recently got a sample of a MAC concealer (wish I could tell you which one) and I LOVE it... it does such a great job of hiding my undereye circles!
post #8 of 27
Dermalogica is great stuff. I just tried some samples from work, and I really like it. I have only tried the skin care, but I bet the concealer would be worth trying. Unfortunately, there were no samples of that.
post #9 of 27
I know there is some deficiency that causes that sometimes, I think potassium. I haven't been able to find any good concealors for it yet myself.
post #10 of 27
Soak cosmetic pads or cotton balls in witch hazel, lie down and apply them to the under eye area. Leave for 15-30 minutes, once per day.
post #11 of 27
if money is not a huge issue, visit a dermatologist. if they can remove tatoos and scars they can clear dark circles.
post #12 of 27
Amy invest in one of those concealer pens by YSL called "Touche Eclat".

Models and actresses swear by it, and a girl i work with suffers from dark circles but you can't tell because she uses it as well
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Blossoms*Slave
Id be interested in this too!!
I have the same problem, but its more like a family trait, we all have dark under our eyes and red skin argh!
Id be interested to see if anything can help
I thought it was work stress for the longest time, but it turns out this is something I have to deal with on an ongoing basis.
post #14 of 27
I used to use Clinique All About Eyes and that worked wonders on my eyes - I have dark patches because my skin is so transparent around my eyes! It worked really well for me!
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for your advice everyone
They all sound like great products and I'll probably work my way through them (starting cheapest first!) 'til I find one that works.
Cindy, I will DEFINITELY try your witch hazel recommendation. I've heard about the wonders it does for skin!
Again, thank you so much guys This is why I LOVE TCS so much- you can get so much great advice from so many great people!
post #16 of 27
I have the same issue and I can't remember where I read this but, I think it's partly a circulation issue. So gentle massage can work as it stimulates the blood and keeps it moving. I found my undereye area looks best when I'm drinking the right amount of water each day and getting regular exercise.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
For the past couple of years, the area under my eyes has been really dark. It's not because I'm tired because I get plenty of sleep. I use a Mary Kay Signature concealer, but it doesn't do all that much to help. I've already seen an allergist and ruled out sinus problems. Any advice? I hate these dark undereye circles!!!
Maybe you should to use a pair of ........type of Elton John sunglasses... .. .

Just kidding!
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
For the past couple of years, the area under my eyes has been really dark. It's not because I'm tired because I get plenty of sleep. I use a Mary Kay Signature concealer, but it doesn't do all that much to help. I've already seen an allergist and ruled out sinus problems. Any advice? I hate these dark undereye circles!!!
since i had kids i have dark circles under my eyes, and the only thing that works is a yellow concealer, under my foundation, the yellow hides the dark circles really well!
post #19 of 27
I love Demablend conceler. It comes in a small white round container with a black lid.The stuff is awesome and lasts forever, I've probably had the same one for over a year and not even 1/2 way through it! It covers everything from scars to reddness and bruises.
post #20 of 27
well i hope some of these work for you.



Ive started getting wrinkles under my eyes
post #21 of 27
I have the same problem Amy! Mine is hereditary though. *grumble grumble grumble* I have some cucumber eye masks that I use sometimes that really seem to help. They also help ease the tension I frequently get around and behind my eyes. It sounds like you've gotten some really great advice though! I might have to start trying some of it out myself!!
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Amy invest in one of those concealer pens by YSL called "Touche Eclat".

Models and actresses swear by it, and a girl i work with suffers from dark circles but you can't tell because she uses it as well
i would kill for some but its too pricey for me

i've used the boujouris stuff which is pretty good. or you could try an illuminator (a light reflecting foundation). revlon do a good one.
post #23 of 27
I've always had the hereditary dark undereye circles and nothing really worked. The closest I've ever come to hiding them was using Physician's Formula concealer in yellow, covered by foundation. That did work, until the makeup wears/sweats/gets cried off.
Recently, I got a free Lancome makeover and they showed me this stuff called Resolution Eye, it is a moisturizer/face cream and a little goes a long way. I had a Macy's gift card, so I actually got some and have been using it for 2 weeks now every day. And I am *starting* to notice a difference, ever so slightly.
I've since looked for the stuff on eBay, and it is waaay cheaper there.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sar
I used to use Clinique All About Eyes and that worked wonders on my eyes - I have dark patches because my skin is so transparent around my eyes! It worked really well for me!
Ok, I know you asked for Ladies advice, but here I am girl!!
I needed to quote Sar, because I myself use "all about eyes" and it works great!!!! No colour to it at all.......apparently there is caffiene in the creme to stimulate the blood flow around your eyes (which is one cause of dark circles, poor blood circulation in the eye area causing pooling and discolouration) Must be what's wrong with me, because it is just amazing, and worth the money because it goes a long long way.
post #25 of 27
I just checked, and All About Eyes is listed on ebay for 8.99 for a 5 ml jar. Not bad if you want to try it.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much to EVERYONE who offered their wonderful advice!!! I appreciate it all so much!!! I'm going to price everything and start with whatever is least expensive. Sue, thank you so much for the idea of using Ebay- what a wonderful idea. And Matt, I appreciate your input, too. I should thought to ask for everyone's advice- not just the ladies. Men gotta look good too!
post #27 of 27
I am lucky that I don't really have this problem. But a tip for you younger ladies. I have been using an eye cream for I bet at least 15 yrs. I like the one made by Origins and I have also used a couple by Clinic. I feel that is one reason that I can "pass" for someone a but younger (probably so sun on my face helps too!!) A small jar which is about $25 US can last up towards a year so it isn't really that expensive. And if you wait until Clinic runs there bonuses you get lots of free stuff too!!
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