By Sarah Kinonen. Photos: Getty Images.
So, you didn't sleep a wink last night. Not only are you
probably most definitely utterly exhausted, but there's a 99 percent chance sleep deprivation's most telltale sign is written all over your face — or at least under your eyes: deep, dark circles. And while genetic disposition could be to blame, sometimes the bluish rings below your eyes are brought on by — gasp — your everyday activities, like the aforementioned loss of Zzzs and dehydration. But you're tired, and have dark circles, so we'll cut to what you really want to know: How do you cover them up? Luckily the good people of Reddit are here for you with their own tried-and-true tricks to conceal dark circles. Here, we've rounded up the best (and straight-up wackiest) of bunch.
Opt for a lightweight concealer.
"I think a lighter weight concealer that doesn't completely cover it but still still tones it down while looking more natural is the best balance. The thicker concealers just always stand out and really takes away some dimension from the face." —CrystalElyse
Try a color corrector.
"Some are born with them and some [have] fine lines like me. Peach correction color and concealer is all that helps for me. Thing is without makeup on at all I look fine and don't look my age, but if I'm doing foundation it brings them out into the spotlight." —PlumsweetSoda
Apply a smidge of foundation.
"I've tried all sorts of combinations of colour correctors, concealers and powders but now I just wear a light layer of foundation on them. They show through very obviously, but don't look cakey, super dry or settle into my lines like the other options. I might look into some dewy peach-toned concealer options though."—allwordsaredust
Use eyeshadow under your eyes.
"I use a colourpop orange eyeshadow, then concealer on my blue vein circle. It seems to help. (I haven't yet found a better orange color correcting product!) A Super Shock [shadow] in the color I Spy. It's not a very bright orange and it works on my fair skin." —strawberryee
Accentuate those rings.
"I intentionally make mine darker. I use a little bit of the mauve color and taupe color from my Lorca pro palette and exaggerate them a little. I think it just makes me look better. But I totally understand why other people are not fans though." —LunchboxMcSnack
Wear glitter. Yes, really.
"Sometimes I will enhance my under eye with glitter. Literally just completely cover the dark circles with glitter. I use the Wet n Wild Glitter Color Icon Glitter Singles. I have every color and have already had to replace my gold one because I love it so much. People seem to not like it because they want it to go on like a normal eye shadow. It's more like a gel? I love it because I'll use it as fake freckles or for my under eyes. Sometimes I'll use the gold one as a highlighter." —willworkforchange
"My eyes sit really high on my face and although they're wide (from corner to cornea), they aren't very big (from waterline to lash line). Sure my dark circles are dark, but they make my eyes look big as hell and give me that "dark" vibe I really like. I love 'em; more people should definitely not feel self-conscious because of them." —Solitaire_Mafia
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