Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to Cover Under-Eye Circles

If there's one beauty issue I definitely hate, it's under-eye circles.  They're basically the bane of my existence.  Mine are of the especially dark and purple-y variety that basically make me look like a zombie when left uncovered.  I would think it's one of those beauty things only I notice, but I know it isn't because every time I skip concealer, Jeff asks me if I'm sick.  Every. Time.

I've been on the hunt for a good under-eye concealer since I hit puberty, but they're always too cakey or don't offer enough coverage or run off of my face immediately when the wind makes my eyes tear (ahem, every time I go outside). I think I finally found a way to cover them for good:

The combo does what one product alone cannot - covers, brightens, and seals.  The concealer is really pigmented and covers well, plus is water resistant, so it actually stays on my face when I shed a tear or two.  The brightener is technically supposed to go on before the concealer, but I prefer it on top so it can reflect a lot of light.  The powder sets it so it lasts and doesn't crease.  Now I can actually look in the mirrors in the scary unflattering elevator light at work instead of adverting my eyes.  And Jeff rarely asks if I'm a zombie.  Win win.

Do you hate under-eye circles too?  Have any tricks for covering them up?

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  1. I always make sure to dust some powder to set the product/concealer- it works wonders!

  2. I live for that Smashbox brightener. I've also had a lot of luck lately with Benefit's ErasePaste!

  3. This is super good to know!

  4. Dark under-eye cirlces are my biggest problem too. Right now I use a concealer-powder combo, I'll have to try a brightener too!

  5. I am going to have to try the Smashbox brightener since I already know and love the other two products!

  6. I've never tried powder. I'm always afraid that it will set into those fine lines I've seen creeping in.