I’ve been so excited for this day to come on my editorial calendar. About a month ago I purchased a product that has really impressed me, and helped me take care of a problem I have that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. In fact, it just seems to be getting worse as I age.
The problem is dark circles under my eyes. And my research seems to indicate that they are really just genetic and you can’t get rid of them. There are some super expensive creams out there that MIGHT help lighten them ever so slightly, but pretty much, you are just stuck with them if you have them.
So, yay! I’m definitely feeling like a winner!
Ok, so if you can’t make them go away, the next strategy is to cover them up. For a long time, I have used Mary Kay’s concealer (it’s actually one of my favorite makeup products), and it worked really well. But I think as I have aged and the dark circles have become a bit more, well, DARK, that this product has started to not be as effective. So I did some online searching for another highly recommended concealer that other genetic lottery winners like myself had successfully used for dark circles.
I heard repeated high praise for Benefit’s Erase Paste, and even with a high-ish price tag, I took the plunge and purchased it. And friends, it was the right call!
I believe this product comes in a few shades, and I picked the palest peachy one. The peach beautifully counteracts that dark purple under my eyes (think opposite sides of the color wheel when you are trying to balance!).
Gals, I tried and tried to get a good before and after shot of myself, but I was attempting it by myself with a toddler tugging on my pants legs the whole time, and everything looked blurry. So you’ll just have to trust me: the under-eye circles, while not 100% gone, were dramatically improved.
And here’s a tip for you: you need to get an applicator brush when using this. It looks so much better than if you attempt to apply this with your fingers.
I picked up the super affordable Bamboo Deluxe Concealer Brush and it is working great! When you apply the concealer, make a few dots under each eye, and then use your brush to sweet everything down and out, if that makes sense. For the $40 you’ll spend on the concealer and the brush, you’ll be SUPER happy with your results. I know I am! I hope it helps you out a bit if you are seeking a solution to dark circles.
For some ideas on how to keep your bamboo concealer brush clean, check out my DIY makeup brush cleaner tutorial (it uses a product you almost certainly have at home already!).
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