Getting my dark circles under control was a process for me. There have been many trials and errors. The hard part was, no matter how much sleep I got, I would still have those dark circles. When I was really tired, I was really out of luck. Cue the endless remarks from strangers and some well-meaning friends "You look so tired".
I've experimented with a lot of things and some of them really worked! I finally found a serum under the eyes that really makes this area that much brighter and more hydrated. I also spoke with makeup artists about their best tips for using concealer in those dark circles. The main takeaway? Use a full coverage concealer that isn't too light and has a warm tone. When applying, create a "triangle" with the concealer between the inner corner of the eye, the tip of the nose and the outer corner of the eye.
While these two things don't permanently remove my dark circles, they do a good job of making them disguised and less noticeable. At times when I really need a quick fix, I reach for my eye patches. They may be a great option for you when you are in need and don't have the right concealer. Also, some under-eye serums and creams take a few days to become really effective.
Under-eye masks have really taken off in the last few years for good reason. They have several benefits – some have anti-aging properties, some go under the dark circles, and others add moisture to this very sensitive area. But the best part is that many of them work in 15 minutes or less. So you can put them on while you get dressed for the day or while making breakfast. I love to use them before I have important zoom meetings or presentations as I don't have the luxury of a ring light to give myself that ultra glowing look. Plus, it's just a nice little moment of self-care.
Try it. Check out some of the best eye patches below, depending on your specific needs.
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