The Muse’s Mail Bag: Dark Circles
Ahh dark circles! The ban of many a girl’s existence. Today Susan writes in asking about dark circles.
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I am also a concealer addict, but mostly out of necessity. I inherited thin skin under my eyes from my mothers side of the family. I refuse to do restylane in that area.
But I digress,oh great makeup muse please help me find an eye treatment cream that might make a difference in my dark undereye area!
Thanks and I love your site.
Thanks for taking time out to write to me! Total concealer junkie too, can’t get enough of it really!
Oh Susan, dear, dear, dear, I hate to break this to you but after many trials with many, many, many lotions and potions I’ve never had the satisfaction of saying, “wow my dark circles are looking awesome today….”
Believe me I’ve tried plenty an eye cream that has promised me the world but never had anything that really worked at erasing my dark circles. Please, do so take it from me, I’ve tried everything on US shores and Asian ones and have had little success with creams in this regard.
I will say concealer is my bestest friend in this department but no cream has worked for me as of yet.
This is the bad news.
Now the good news is that Lancome actually has a brand new eye cream out that I’m currently testing out. The Lancome Girls SWEAR by it and I do so trust what they say.
Lancome Genifique Eye is a gel-cream that helps dark circles and signs of fatigue to diminish. The eye area appears fresher and luminous, as if infused with life or at least Lancome says so. Supposedly this happens within 7 days…I’ve only been using it three days. Results so far? I’ve noticed my eye is fresher looking, it’s moister (I’m very dry under my eyes), but I haven’t yet noticed an effect on my dark circles. Overall, I’m leaning towards liking this very much but I can’t say if it’s working completely as of yet. It’s somewhat costly at $59 for 0.5 oz but since eye cream is always used in very small quantities that size should get you through at least 6 months to a year. I’m not sure if this is something you’re willing to take a plunge on without hearing a proper, full review but I did think it would be a good one to throw out there since it is brand new on the market and it’s what I’m currently working on.
On a side note….
It’s a little more difficult to find in our area but The Skin Food (Korean Brand) is another place you may want to seek out a good eye cream from. I’m currently trying out two (for older eyes not dark circles) and love them. They are difficult to find stateside but you can check E-bay or MUA to see if you can find something.
You can visit theskinfood.com and located on top is an option for English so you can navigate the site.
I trust Korean and Japanese skin care with my life so this comes with my highest recommendation. I’ve tried the Skin Food Salmon line of concealer and powder and I’m wanting to try the Skin Food Salmon Brightening Eye Massage Serum and the Skin Food Salmon Brightening Eye Serum.
And briefly I’d like to mention the new Origins Ginzing Eye Cream. Honestly, I haven’t seen much going on with my dark circles but you might find it a good one as it does seem to ever so slightly erase the signs of fatigue in the morning. It’s kinda worthy of a shot but if you’re experiencing really bad darkness perhaps not.
Susan I sure hope this helps you a little bit! Good Luck! And do keep me updated how you do.
If you have any advice for Susan feel free to share!