Lately, I’ve been on a skincare kick. I’ve been trying out new moisturizers to find the perfect light weight moisturizer that’s perfect for the summer, so keep an eye out for a post coming soon! If you’re not already, subscribe to the blog in order to be notified about when I post! Like I said in my most recent posts, the key to your makeup looking flawless is having a good base to work with. That doesn’t mean that you need to have to most perfect skin in order to look flawless, it just means your skin needs to be healthy. If you’re having trouble with your foundation or concealer, it can be because your skin is not healthy. You can try using masks, I wrote a post about the Best Face Masks, click here to read it. If you have different problem areas on your face, you can try Multimasking, click here to read a post about Multi-masking. Today I’m talking about Dark Circles. This is a problem most of us deal with either because of genetics or lack of sleep/stress. I definitely know the struggle of dark circles especially since my eyes are quite large so the under eye bags are larger than others. I’ve caught onto a couple of techniques that can help reduce the look of dark circles.

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How to get rid of dark circles

How to get rid of Dark Circles


Dehydrated under eyes can be the worst thing for your dark circles. If your under eye area isn’t moisturized, your concealer or any makeup put in that area will cling to the dry patches. Your makeup won’t look even or smooth and it can even get a little painful because dry skin tends to itch and get red and patchy. The best solution for this is to use an eye cream in the morning and night. At night, I would recommend using a heavier thicker under eye cream so that it really does moisturize under the eyes and in the morning I would recommend using a gel consistency. The gel consistency will not only keep your under eye area hydrated, it will allow for your makeup to go on smoothly as well. The two eye creams that I recommend are: Caudalie Vinosource Eye Cream for night time and Garnier Anti-Puff Roller for the morning. If you want to purchase any of the items that I talk about in this post, be sure to check the bottom of the post and click the link in the name!

How to get rid of dark circles: eye masks

I’ve talked about my love for masks so many times. (Read the post about my favorite masks here) So when Sephora came out with the Eye Masks, I bought every single type to try them all out. They’re amazing and so affordable! They also have re-usable masks that can be used up to 10 times and they are also crazy affordable! Eye Masks are a great way for your under eye area to be hydrated a little bit more. Not only do they get hydrated, they get a refreshing kick of coldness. This is really good because it helps reduce puffiness, which helps reduce the look of dark circles. Glam Glow also makes a really good eye treatment that is meant to help with brightening the under eye area which can significantly improve the appearance of dark circles.


The last item that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles is correcting. We’ve all seen the bloggers and YouTubers talk about color correcting and the color wheel. Orange is used to correct blue-purple undertones, pink/peach is used to correct lighter blue-purple undertones. It depends on your skin complexion, if you’re more of a tan-olive skin tone then orange is for you and if you’re fair-light skin tone then pink/peach is the way to go. I love using an Orange color corrector to help cancel out my blue/purple undertones under my eyes. i have tried out many and a couple of my favorites are: L.A. Girl Pro-Color Correcting Orange Concealer, NYX Dark Circle Corrector, and Stila Color Correcting Palette.

Here are my tips on reducing the appearance of dark circles! Are you following me on Instagram and Twitter? I post different makeup tips everyday. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive notifications on when i post!

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24 Comments on Dark Circles; How to Reduce them

  1. Christine Austin
    May 23, 2016 at 5:16 AM (2 years ago)

    Great tips! I’ve had dark circles my whole life – it’s genetic (from my dark German heritage), but gets worse during allergy season and when I’m tired. I love the Garnier roller, too! I’ve used Benefit’s Erase Paste because of the color, but I’m not a fan of the cakiness – will try the ones you recommended, and I’m definitely giving the eye masks a try! They sound so refreshing!

  2. TheOrdinaryGirl (@mash_01x)
    May 23, 2016 at 5:33 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow… I also have these panda eyes like forever. Everyone thinks I am always tired when after half day my make up is all gone. High time to seriously address this issue and get rid of them! Will be definitely trying these tips!

  3. Jen
    May 23, 2016 at 9:27 AM (2 years ago)

    Love the tips! I’ve used the Garnier Anti-Puff roller and love it!! It feels so cool and refreshing going on! I need to try those eye masks! They look fantastic!

  4. Angie
    May 23, 2016 at 9:38 AM (2 years ago)

    I definitely need to try out some of those little masks, they look lovely and I have some bad dark circles. I also need to sleep more and drink more water-that would help! haha

  5. Lindsey
    May 23, 2016 at 11:04 AM (2 years ago)

    Sephora brand masks are my FAVORITE. Pearl is my go-to, leaves me with a healthy glow <3

  6. Rachel
    May 23, 2016 at 12:42 PM (2 years ago)

    I’m always looking for good products for this problem! I’ll have to check these out 🙂

  7. Taylor Mobley
    May 23, 2016 at 12:48 PM (2 years ago)

    I need to get my hands on some of those little masks! I am excited to try them out!

  8. Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    May 23, 2016 at 1:04 PM (2 years ago)

    I don’t always have an under eye circle problem, so I’ve often thought the eye cream applicators with a metal tip would be perfect for the mornings that I do. 🙂

  9. LeighAnn
    May 23, 2016 at 1:26 PM (2 years ago)

    I definitely need to buy some of those little masks!

  10. Jasmine
    May 23, 2016 at 2:41 PM (2 years ago)

    Due to lack of sleep I’ve been having issues with dark circles. So I definitely need to check these out.

  11. Marina Macii
    May 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM (2 years ago)

    I don’t have dark circles but I normally use a good eye cream (Caudalie is one of my favourites brand) and a good concealer. Would love to try LA Girl Pro-Color Correcting Orange Concealer, but I can’t find it anywhere in my country yet!

  12. Charline
    May 23, 2016 at 4:32 PM (2 years ago)

    Great tips! I noticed that my dark circles have gotten worse as I’ve gotten more stressed in life. I definitely will try some of these products out!

  13. Mayra Murillo
    May 24, 2016 at 7:30 AM (2 years ago)

    I had no idea L.A. girl had the orange concealer! What a great alternative to the Tarte one. I had yet to see anyone else come out with it. Can’t wait to try it.

  14. alexandria
    May 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM (2 years ago)

    I am not the best at makeup, but the colored concealers are very intriguing to me! These are all great, and I love a good face/eye mask, too.

  15. Harriet Berholtz
    May 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM (2 years ago)

    Great tips! I now want to run out and buy all of the eye masks Sephora has to offer!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Adaleta Avdic
    May 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM (2 years ago)

    What great advice. Everyone always asks this, but I have had time or products I was passionate about….until now. Taking care of my skin was always an afer thought until l I figured out it was real! xx Adaleta Avdic

  17. Ruthie Ridley
    May 25, 2016 at 5:12 PM (2 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try the concealer – wondering if it works on a variety of different skin complexions. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Kara |
    June 13, 2016 at 8:26 AM (2 years ago)

    Great tips! I use the LA girl pro concealer every time I do my makeup for correcting my problem areas. I have some samples of the Glamglow masks that I need to try out.

    June 13, 2016 at 10:13 AM (2 years ago)

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing these products!

  20. Nellwyn
    June 13, 2016 at 11:28 AM (2 years ago)

    I’ve got to try those Sephora face masks. I also really like the Tarte CC under eye concealer for hiding dark circles.

    Nellwyn |

  21. Fatima
    June 30, 2016 at 12:26 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the Sephora Masks! I have to purchase more, because I just ran out! But they’re so cheap, I don’t feel guilty after purchasing them! I haven’t tried that concealer but I definitely will!

  22. Fatima
    June 30, 2016 at 12:26 AM (2 years ago)

    Glad you liked the post!

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