day to night: dark circles

day to night: dark circles

i don’t know what is happening to me, but i have developed a crop of dark circles. they’re not so terrible, but definitely noticeable and it’s a minor imperfection, but certainly something that makes me look much less polished and put together than i feel. i’ve taken to fighting them day and night with a one-two punch of treatment and concealer, a combination that provides 24-hour moisture.

during the day, i cover them up with benefit’s new fake up, an ultra hydrating under eye concealer in stick form. the formula blends seamlessly, covers completely, and does not crease or wander. even though i’m pretty fair, the medium shade conceals my dark circles better than the light version, which was a surprise to me. it’s refreshing to swipe on in the mornings and it doesn’t cake or settle, keeping my under-eye area looking bright all day long.

at night, i’m hooked on yes to grapefruit dark circle correcting eye cream. it’s creamy and non-greasy and one application will have you instantly feeling its nourishing effects. after a long day, it’s a soothing addition to my bedtime routine and it provides an instant boost of moisture to the under-eye area. i can’t tout any miracle capabilities in the disappearance of dark circles, but i do think that the skin under my eyes looks a touch brighter and my dark circles and puffiness are definitely held at a minimum the morning after a healthy dose.

how do you fight dark circles?

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4 thoughts on “day to night: dark circles

    • i would think that light is probably perfect for you! i think they’re in stores at ulta now so you can always go swatch them in person. let me know if you give it a test!

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  1. I just tried Fake Up and it really is every bit as great as everyone is claiming. I’ve tried a bunch of under eye concealers but this is such a great idea. I use it more for brightening than concealing wrinkles (I’m only 25) and it’s GREAT. I’m fare so I got the Light one. It kind of stinks that there are only three colors but I always like to go a shade lighter for anything under my eyes.

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    • i totally agree! i thought the medium looked too dark in the stick, but it turned out to be the perfect shade. so happy to hear you love fake up, too!

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