We’ve all been there: you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and the eyes of a tired, worn-out woman peer back at you. But even a full night of shuteye isn’t enough to erase those dark circles. It may help diminish their appearance a bit, but to get rid of circles for good, first consider their source.
Here are 7 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Why They Appear
Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often due to slower circulation from a lack of sleep). This accumulation causes fragile capillaries to stretch and leak.
Age is another factor. Over time, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and mottling skin color.
To determine why your circles happen, gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.
Here’s a little trick of the trade for you that WORKS on how to remove dark circles under your eyes.
I’ve also included products you can get if you are on a budget!
Cover Your Dark Circles!
Step 1: Apply Eye Cream
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream or Botanicals Eye Cream from Boots if you’re on a budget (it’s just a good too!).
Step 2: Primer
Smasbox Color Correcting Primer or L’oreal Secret Color Correcting Primer (again, just as good as the real thing).
Step 3: Foundation
Mac Studio Fix or, if on a budget, L’oreal Foundations are really good too.
Step 4: Color Correct
NYX Orange Concealer and Makeup For Ever Concealer Dark are:
ANY BRIGHT ORANGE CONCEALER WILL DO!
Make sure you put it on with a concealer brush. Real Techniques Brushes are UNREAL, and you’ll pick this up at a bargain in any Sam McCauleys pharmacy.
Step 5: Conceal
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC20
Maybeline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer in Light
MAC Brush: #287
Step 6: Set (Loose Powder)
Translucide™ Naturally Luminous Loose Powder by L’oreal
Step 7: Erase (Pressed Powder)
Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder in Light
MAC Brush: #227
Voila DARK CIRCLES GONE
Till laters ladies xx