My dark circles used to bother me, and I mean really bother me. In high school, I would slather on a thick coat of concealer and blend it out with my fingers. All that succeeded in doing was causing an unnatural light look to my under-eye area along with some pretty intense creasing. They continued to bother me up through college, but somewhere along the way, I came to accept them. Maybe it was the realization that I never noticed dark circles on other people. Whatever it was, it stopped me from fixating on them so much.
Still, there are times I want to conceal them—at least a little bit—to look fresher and more wide awake (there comes a time when you don’t want to look half-asleep on every early morning Zoom call). At those times, I’ll reach for a few trusty color correctors and concealers.
Lately, though, I’ve been hearing about a certain eye cream that promises to instantly blur imperfections and reduce the appearance of dark circles. This particular eye cream has sold out five times since it launched, so of course, I was curious. Keep scrolling to read my honest thoughts and see the before-and-after photos. (Hint: it’s seriously good.)