While we beauty divas try and get that coveted 8 hours of sleep on the regular, there are some nights were the wee hours call our names and we simply have to stay out until goodness knows when. (These nights usually involve heels, champagne and boys, FYI.) Luckily for us, there are a plethora of beauty products aimed at minimizing dark circles from late nights out. And luckily for you, we’ve asked professional makeup artist, cosmetic ninja and overall beauty expert Christine Cho for her top 3 products for getting rid of those pesky dark spots.
When you’re exhausted and have to be functional, anything that’s remotely soothing and relaxing is a huge pro. These patches, which you apply directly to the skin under your eyes, hydrate your tired face all the while feeling like you just went to the spa. Christine recommends putting them in the fridge before application for an extra cooling touch. Blissful and brightening.
Another excellent combater Christine swears by is CC Instant Eye Multi-Corrector by Laboratoire. An eye illuminator in every sense of the word, this miracle cream not only makes those dark circles go buh-bye, but also has anti-aging ingredients, detoxifies and has a soothing ceramic tip. In other words, the ultimate dark-circle diminishing secret weapon.
*Only available in Canada.
Yes, yes, we know, we know: we should be wearing sunscreen everyday if we want to look eternally youthful. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector with SPF 30 makes that a little easier with this multitasking product. Containing minerals specifically chosen for the delicate area around your eyes, Christine recommends the cream not only as a corrective cream, but also to prevent future sun damage. It’s concealing as well so use it for subtle brightening alone or under concealer for surefire coverage.
These gravity-defying lifting patches give your eyes a lift in just 30mins. According to Sephora, “the elastic hydrogel patch with volufiline dots helps to lift and tighten the look of sagging skin, while the dots on the patch apply acupressure to support natural circulation and enhance the delivery of concentrated ingredients” – dark circles be gone.
Written by Sheila Hui.