Dark Circlin’ Woes

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve been genetically blessed with some awesome dark undereye circles. I’ve literally had them since I was young, but only recently had I noticed that my heavy duty concealer alone wasn’t cutting it anymore. Ever since, I’ve been on a mission to eliminate my circles if it’s the last thing I do. Thankfully, with the help of a few new products, I no longer have to fret.

Any skincare routine is not complete without a good eye cream, and my favorite night cream is Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm. I got a generous sample in my Birchbox about six months ago and have never looked back. While I love the formula, I prefer a lighter cream in the mornings since I’m layering a few products, and have turned to Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream followed by Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector┬áto prep for my makeup. The new product by Clinique actually lightens circles, though it isn’t moisturizing enough to use on its own, so I definitely recommend layering it on top of a good moisturizing base.

The newest addition to my eye makeup routine is Bobbi Brown Corrector, otherwise known as the miracle worker. This creamy, pink-based concealer offsets dark circles perfectly. However, due to its pink tone, you need to follow up with a more yellow-based concealer to neutralize the tone. I love MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Full Cover Concealer; in fact, I can’t live without it. It’s the one makeup item I’ve repurchased consistently throughout the last six+ years. It’s matte, oil-free, waterproof and provides enough coverage that you don’t need to reapply throughout the day. It also helps to set in the creamy corrector. To top it off and set all makeup, I apply Bobbi Brown Sheer Pressed Powder, my personal favorite of the pressed powders.

What’s your undereye routine?

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm, $65, Sephora

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, $39.50, Sephora

Bobbi Brown Corrector, $23.00, Sephora

MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Coverage Concealer, $32.00, Sephora

Bobbi Brown Sheer Pressed Powder, $36.00, Sephora

About utlissa

PR girl & animal welfare advocate. Chicago born Austinite. Beauty product junkie. Francophile. Shopaholic. Laughster. Traveler. Queso addict. UT football fanatic. Follow my random musings on Twitter at @utlissa.
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3 Responses to Dark Circlin’ Woes

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  2. Paige says:

    Hi love! I love reading your blog! It gives me a brief escape while I’m at school. PS – I got a sample of the boscia bb cream, and I like the way it looks on my skin, but it’s got a strange consistency that is kind of hard to spread on my skin. Have you found that as well?

    • utlissa says:

      Yup, I totally know what you’re talking about! Try “warming” it up with your fingers first – put a little on there and rub and then it goes on your face a lot easier (and spreads better).

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