I’m not much of a make-up aficionado. I don’t contour like the pros or use tonnes of different products to ‘correct’ skin. I believe good skincare leads to good skin, which leads to a good base for make-up. Plus, I can’t be bothered spending loads of time getting ready! Except when it comes to dark circles under my eyes. They are genetic – my aunties on my Dad’s side have them, and that’s the side of the family my eyes have come from.
I’ve tried all sorts of treatments – eye creams, drinking lots of water, eye socket massage, eye patches, lots of sleep – nothing seems to reduce the dark circles. Some days they are bad, and some they are not. There are completely unpredictable and I’ve tried to stop obsessing about them, which can be hard when the dark circles are bad!
Cue, the peach colour corrector from Becca. It looks a scary colour in the pot but it seems to help with minimising the dark circles, and is sticky enough to stay put all day. It helps neautralise the colour, instead of just covering it up. I swipe this straight after I moisturise and before I put on my base (cover fx drops in some primer), then my concealer doesn’t have to work as hard and I don’t have to use as much.
It is one extra step but it only takes seconds. I cheat and apply with a finger, patting on the dark circles. Be warned, it looks odd because you go from having dark circles to having red/peach circles. But be patient, your foundation / tinted moisturiser / BB cream will soon cover it up and then ta-da minimised dark circles. The time you save on the concealer stage is more than what is spent on using the colour corrector. I promise you.
Granted, this is not a solution to the problem of dark circles, but it is a bit of help on the days I wear make up. On the days I don’t, I just have to embrace having dark circles because it is part of me only really noticed by me. No one else cares about them 🙂
You can get the peach concealer here for £21 for a 4.5g pot, plus there are other colour correcting ones too – for redness, dullness, and even one for covering up tattoos.