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27 Best Tried and True Japanese and Korean Under-Eye Concealers in 2022 (Etude House, Shiseido, and More)

Dark circles are tricky. They don’t like to be hidden, and you often need a very specific kind of concealer to do the trick. You first have to remember that the skin around your eyes is very delicate, and there’s a lot of movement there when you smile, laugh, frown, or cry. Then there’s different types of dark circles–blue, black, and brown–each requiring its own shade of concealer.

If Western brands aren’t cutting it for you (or if they are, but you’re living in Asia and need something cheaper), then try looking into the arsenal of Japanese and Korean concealers. There’s a lot, which is why we ordered the 27 most popular under eye concealers from Japan’s e-commerce giants and tested for the following:

  1. Coverage
  2. Longevity
  3. Application

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  • Last updated: 05-26-2022
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27 Best Japanese and Korean Under-Eye Concealers

Now to introduce the 27 best Japanese and Korean under-eye concealers available online. They were ranked by how well they did on our tests and given an overall grade ranging from 1.0 to 5.0.

1

Etude HouseBIG Cover Concealer Skin Fit PRO

$10.40

Japaneseエチュードハウスビッグカバーフィットコンシーラー
Country of originKorea
TypeLiquid
ColorPink
CoverageA+
LongevityA+
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreA+
2
Japanesemimc ミネラルコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage3.0
Longevity3.0
Application5.0
Overall Score5.0
3
Japanベアミネラル ベアプロ カバレッジコンシーラー
Country of originJapan *under Shiseido since 2010
TypeStick
ColorBeige
Coverage2.0
Longevity5.0
Application5.0
Overall Score4.0
4

Tv&MovieMoist Mineral Concealer UV

$43.57

Japanesetv&movie モイストミネラルコンシーラーUV
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorPink, Orange, Beige
Coverage3.0
Longevity3.0
Application3.0
Overall Score4.0
5
BCL Kakushi Must Ultra Cover Concealer 1

BCL Kakushi MustUltra Cover Concealer

$15.82

JapaneseBCL カクシマスト ウルトラカバーコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Tube)
ColorBeige
Coverage4.0
Longevity3.0
Application2.0
Overall Score4.0
6

ETVOSMineral Concealer Palette

$58.62

Japaneseエトヴォス ミネラルコンシーラーパレット
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorNatural Beige, Orange Beige, Ocher Beige
Coverage3.0
Longevity2.0
Application2.0
Overall Score4.0
7
Japaneseカリプソ マジックコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorOrangish Beige
Coverage5.0
Longevity2.0
Application3.0
Overall Score4.0
8
Japanese資生堂 スポッツカバー ファウンデイション
Country of originJapan
TypeCream
ColorMild White
Coverage4.0
Longevity3.0
Application1.0
Overall Score3.0
9

d programMedicated Skincare & Cover Tube

$15.92

Japanesedプログラム 薬用 スキンケア&カバーチューブ
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Tube)
ColorYellow Beige
Coverage3.0
Longevity3.0
Application2.0
Overall Score3.0
10
NOV Concealer 1

NOVConcealer

$16.33

Japaneseノブ コンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeCream
ColorBeige
CoverageC
LongevityA
ApplicationA
Overall ScoreB
11
Japaneseメディキューブレッドコンシーラー
Country of originKorea
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage3.0
Longevity3.0
Application2.0
Overall Score3.0
12
JapaneseWHOMEE コンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorOrange Brown
Coverage3.0
Longevity2.0
Application2.0
Overall Score3.0
13

Clé de Peau BeautéCorrecteur Visage Concealer

$70.00

Japaneseクレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールヴィサージュ
Country of originJapan
TypeStick
ColorBeige
Coverage3.0
Longevity2.0
Application4.0
Overall Score3.0
14

The SaemCover Perfection Tip Concealer

$6.09

Japaneseザセム カバーパーフェクション チップコンシーラー
Country of originKorea
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage3.0
Longevity3.0
Application5.0
Overall Score3.0
15

excelSilent Cover Concealer

$17.41

Japaneseエクセル サイレントカバーコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorBrown Beige, Orange Beige, Light Beige
Coverage2.0
Longevity3.0
Application3.0
Overall Score3.0
16

Clé de Peau BeautéCorrecteur Éclat Pour Les Yeux

$65.00

Japaneseクレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールエクラプールレジュー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid (Pen)
ColorBeige
Coverage4.0
Longevity1.0
Application3.0
Overall Score2.0
17
MUJI Concealer Under Eye 1

MUJIConcealer Under Eye

$7.54

Japanese無印良品 コンシーラー 目元用
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage1.0
Longevity4.0
Application3.0
Overall Score3.0
18
Japaneseセザンヌ ストレッチコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage3.0
Longevity1.0
Application1.0
Overall Score2.0
19

THREEAdvanced Smoothing Concealer

$47.93

JapaneseTHREE アドバンスド スムージング コンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorBeige
Coverage2.0
Longevity2.0
Application3.0
Overall Score2.0
20

MAQUILLAGEConcealer Liquid EX

$23.35

Japaneseマキアージュ コンシーラーリキッドEX
Country of originJapan
TypeLiquid
ColorBright Beige
Coverage5.0
Longevity1.0
Application1.0
Overall Score2.0
21

24h cosmeCare Mineral Concealer UV

$41.56

Japanese24h cosme ケアミネラルコンシーラUV
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorLight Beige, Natural Beige
Coverage2.0
Longevity2.0
Application2.0
Overall Score2.0
22

KATEstick concealer THE BASE ZERO

$8.38

Japaneseケイト スティックコンシーラーA
Country of originJapan
TypeStick
ColorBeige
Coverage1.0
Longevity2.0
Application4.0
Overall Score1.0
23

MiMCNatural Whitening Concealer

$73.55

Japanesemimc ナチュラルホワイトニングコンシーラー
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorPink, Orange, Beige
Coverage1.0
Longevity1.0
Application2.0
Overall Score1.0
25
JapaneseIPSA クリエイティブコンシーラー EX
Country of originJapan
TypeCream (Palette)
ColorBrown, Pink Orange, Beige
Coverage1.0
Longevity2.0
Application2.0
Overall Score1.0

Compare the Best Japanese and Korean Under Eye Concealers

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1
Etude House BIG Cover Concealer Skin Fit PRO 1

Etude House

2
MiMC Mineral Concealer 1

MiMC

3
bareMinerals BarePRO Coverage Concealer 1

bareMinerals

4
Tv&Movie Moist Mineral Concealer UV 1

Tv&Movie

5
BCL Kakushi Must Ultra Cover Concealer 1

BCL Kakushi Must

6
ETVOS Mineral Concealer Palette 1

ETVOS

7
CALYPSO Magic Concealer 1

CALYPSO

8
Shiseido SPOTSCOVER foundation 1

Shiseido

9
d program Medicated Skincare & Cover Tube 1

d program

10
NOV Concealer 1

NOV

11
MEDICUBE Red Concealer 1

MEDICUBE

12
WHOMEE Concealer 1

WHOMEE

13
Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Visage Concealer 1

Clé de Peau Beauté

14
The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer 1

The Saem

15
excel Silent Cover Concealer 1

excel

16
Clé de Peau Beauté Correcteur Éclat Pour Les Yeux 1

Clé de Peau Beauté

17
MUJI Concealer Under Eye 1

MUJI

18
CEZANNE Stretch Concealer 1

CEZANNE

19
THREE Advanced Smoothing Concealer 1

THREE

20
MAQUILLAGE Concealer Liquid EX 1

MAQUILLAGE

21
24h cosme Care Mineral Concealer UV 1

24h cosme

22
KATE stick concealer THE BASE ZERO 1

KATE

23
MiMC Natural Whitening Concealer 1

MiMC

25
IPSA Creative Concealer EX 1

IPSA

Name

BIG Cover Concealer Skin Fit PRO

Mineral Concealer

BarePRO Coverage Concealer

Moist Mineral Concealer UV

Ultra Cover Concealer

Mineral Concealer Palette

Magic Concealer

SPOTSCOVER foundation

Medicated Skincare & Cover Tube

Concealer

Red Concealer

Concealer

Correcteur Visage Concealer

Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

Silent Cover Concealer

Correcteur Éclat Pour Les Yeux

Concealer Under Eye

Stretch Concealer

Advanced Smoothing Concealer

Concealer Liquid EX

Care Mineral Concealer UV

stick concealer THE BASE ZERO

Natural Whitening Concealer

Creative Concealer EX

Features

Coverage, Staying Power, and Application Are All on Point

Not Too Dense and Not Too Thin Texture Makes This Concealer a Breeze to Use

A Stick Concealer With a Soft and Creamy Texture

Palette With Well-Chosen Colors That Leaves a Natural Finish

Works On Even Those Pesky Blue Circles

Adheres to Skin and Gives You Solid Matte Coverage

Comes Out to a Lovely Color, but May Wear Off Over Time

Requires Some Mixing and Blending, but Provides Amazing Coverage

Applies like a Matte Foundation and Has a Rich Texture

Soft Enough to Be Used Around the Eyes, but Don’t Expect Much Coverage

Packaging Takes Some Getting Used to, but Concealer Fits like a Glove

Comes Out to a Dewy Finish, but Still Looks Natural

A Buttery Stick Concealer That’ll Work Well on Dry Skin

The Angled Tip Makes Application Easy

Colors to Help Brighten Up Around the Eyes

Provides Decent Coverage but Isn’t Long-Wearing

Provides Light Coverage, but is Long-Lasting and Breathable

Offers Decent Coverage, but Wasn’t the Easiest to Apply

The Texture’s Good Enough for Eye Bags

Extremely Oily Formula, but Great Coverage

A 2-Color Palette That Looks More Natural on Yellowish Skin Tones

Soft Enough to be Used Under the Eyes

Will Brighten Up Slight Dullness On Faint Shadows Around the Eyes

Mix-and-Match Colors to Match Your Skin Tone

Price$10.40$56.64$24.00$43.57$15.82$58.62$12.38$13.07$15.92$16.33$20.00$21.77$70.00$6.09$17.41$65.00$7.54$6.53$47.93$23.35$41.56$8.38$73.55$47.71
Japaneseエチュードハウスビッグカバーフィットコンシーラーmimc ミネラルコンシーラーベアミネラル ベアプロ カバレッジコンシーラーtv&movie モイストミネラルコンシーラーUVBCL カクシマスト ウルトラカバーコンシーラーエトヴォス ミネラルコンシーラーパレットカリプソ マジックコンシーラー資生堂 スポッツカバー ファウンデイションdプログラム 薬用 スキンケア&カバーチューブノブ コンシーラーメディキューブレッドコンシーラーWHOMEE コンシーラークレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールヴィサージュザセム カバーパーフェクション チップコンシーラーエクセル サイレントカバーコンシーラークレ・ド・ポーボーテ コレクチュールエクラプールレジュー無印良品 コンシーラー 目元用セザンヌ ストレッチコンシーラーTHREE アドバンスド スムージング コンシーラーマキアージュ コンシーラーリキッドEX24h cosme ケアミネラルコンシーラUVケイト スティックコンシーラーAmimc ナチュラルホワイトニングコンシーラーIPSA クリエイティブコンシーラー EX
Country of originKoreaJapanJapan *under Shiseido since 2010JapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanKoreaJapanJapanKoreaJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapan
TypeLiquidLiquidStickCream (Palette)Cream (Tube)Cream (Palette)LiquidCreamCream (Tube)CreamLiquidLiquidStickLiquidCream (Palette)Liquid (Pen)LiquidLiquidLiquidLiquidCream (Palette)StickCream (Palette)Cream (Palette)
ColorPinkBeigeBeigePink, Orange, BeigeBeigeNatural Beige, Orange Beige, Ocher BeigeOrangish BeigeMild WhiteYellow BeigeBeigeBeigeOrange BrownBeigeBeigeBrown Beige, Orange Beige, Light BeigeBeigeBeigeBeigeBeigeBright BeigeLight Beige, Natural BeigeBeigePink, Orange, BeigeBrown, Pink Orange, Beige
CoverageA+3.02.03.04.03.05.04.03.0C3.03.03.03.02.04.01.03.02.05.02.01.01.01.0
LongevityA+3.05.03.03.02.02.03.03.0A3.02.02.03.03.01.04.01.02.01.02.02.01.02.0
ApplicationA5.05.03.02.02.03.01.02.0A2.02.04.05.03.03.03.01.03.01.02.04.02.02.0
Overall ScoreA+5.04.04.04.04.04.03.03.0B3.03.03.03.03.02.03.02.02.02.02.01.01.01.0
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Products That Didn't Make The Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Products That Didn't Make The Cut

MAQUILLAGE Concealer Stick EX creased a lot and also separated around expression lines and crow’s feet, and the fissures only got wider as the day went on. Its performance also changed depending on skin type, so we wouldn’t recommend using it on the constantly shifting area around your eyes. It is, however, good for touch-ups.

Products That Didn't Make The Cut

When we tried CANMAKE Color Mixing Concealer, it helped our dark circles fade a bit, but they weren’t hidden. Over time, our dark circles became more and more apparent and our skin duller and duller. It also dried out our skin, accentuating our wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Products That Didn't Make The Cut

The color of K-Palette Lasting High Cover Concealer Tint may have been long-lasting, but it was so thin that it didn’t cover much of anything. That meant it didn’t work on any under-eye circles.

The concealer creased when we tried to go over it with foundation. It was also so watery that, unless we blended it out with our fingers right after application, you could see the brush strokes. 

How We Tested the Under-Eye Concealers

We gathered 27 popular Japanese and Korean under-eye concealers from various e-commerce sites and tested them for their coverage, longevity, and application.

※bareMinerals was acquired by Shiseido in 2010 and is thus included on this list.

Test ① Coverage

Test ① Coverage
First, we made sure the concealers could actually hide dark circles.
We painted blue and brown dots onto our arms to represent blue and brown under eye circles. We then applied concealer over the dots and looked at how much was blotted out.
We didn’t run a test on black circles—just know that when looking to cover them, you want something with a decent amount of pigmentation and luster. Concealers that work on brown circles also tend to work on black ones. Finally, we tried the concealers out on our own eye bags to see how natural it would look.

Brighter Colors Work Best Around Your Eyes

Brighter Colors Work Best Around Your Eyes

You of course want a concealer that’s close to your skin tone—but if you go just a bit lighter, you can actually achieve a more natural finish. Concealers we tested that were slightly pink and orange in color helped with dullness and brightened the skin around our eyes.

We also found that dewy concealers were more subtle than matte ones. It didn’t matter if it had pearl or glitter added to it or if it was just a naturally dewy liquid concealer–products that glimmered dispelled shadows and looked natural.

Test ② Longevity

Test ② Longevity
Next, we looked at how long-wearing the concealers were.
We sprayed artificial sebum onto the products to see how much would come off. We also rubbed at each with a tissue to make sure it’d stand up to friction.

Stick Concealers are the Most Long-Lasting, but Make Sure It’s Not Too Thick

Stick Concealers are the Most Long-Lasting, but Make Sure It’s Not Too Thick
Stick concealers with a lot of oil in them didn’t fade with sebum nor with rubbing. When looking for under-eye concealer, you want slightly slicker formulas because they’re softer and apply in thinner coats. Make sure the product isn’t too dense, or it’ll crease over time.
Watery liquid concealers came off with light rubbing right after application. However, if you gave them enough time to set, they tended to stand up to both oil and friction, so we’d say they’re good for dark circles.

Test ③ Application

Test ③ Application
Finally, we graded the concealers based on how they applied.
We tried all the products out on our arms and around our eyes to see how easily they spread onto skin and if there would be any creasing. At the same time, we also considered how convenient the packaging was.

Liquid Concealer’s the Gentlest If You’re Going to Be Applying Around Your Eyes

Liquid Concealer’s the Gentlest If You’re Going to Be Applying Around Your Eyes
Liquid concealers spread smoothly, which meant they applied around our eyes without any gaps or creases. Stick and cream type concealers were too dense and tended to tug on the loose and delicate skin beneath our eyes.
In particular, The Saem’s Cover Perfection Tip Concealer stood out for its texture and packaging. The tube was small and easy to carry around, and the concealer spread well, so we got a lot of use out of small amounts of product.

How to Choose Under Eye Concealer – Buying Guide

Here, we want to introduce three things you should look out for when picking out a Japanese or Korean under-eye concealer.

Determine the Kinds of Dark Circles You Have Before Picking a Shade

Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of dark circles: blue, brown, and black. The first order of business is figuring out which you have.

Blue Circles: Liven up Your Complexion With an Orange or Pink Concealer

Blue Circles: Liven up Your Complexion With an Orange or Pink Concealer
If you feel like your under eye circles lighten up after 15 minutes in the bath or shower, you probably have blue circles. So what causes blue circles exactly?
When blood is oxygen-deprived, it turns blue–and because the skin around your eyes is so delicate, the veins show through, translating into dark circles. Overworking, sleep deprivation, stress, and hormone imbalance all negatively affect blood circulation and are often to blame for blue under eye circles.
If you get a concealer that’s tinted orange, apricot, and pink, it’ll neutralize the blue for you, effectively hiding the circles.

Brown Circles: Cover Up With Yellow or Green Color Correctors

Brown Circles: Cover Up With Yellow or Green Color Correctors
Most circles will fade if you look up or pull on the skin beneath your eyes until it’s taut; brown circles will not. That’s because brown circles are colored by melanin and skin pigmentation–that is, your skin has simply become that color. The most common culprits are too much rubbing at the eyes or UV exposure.
Most brown circles can be covered with a yellowish tint, which will brighten up the skin around your eyes. If your circles are super dark, then you can try neutralizing the color with a green concealer.

Black Circles: Clear up the Shadows With a Pearly Concealer

Black Circles: Clear up the Shadows With a Pearly Concealer
If your under eye circles fade when you look up, then you have black circles. Black circles are actually the shadows cast by sagging skin. There are numerous causes–loss of collagen and skin elasticity that comes with age, for one, or genetics that have left you with naturally large eye bags or round cheeks and a high nose bridge.
You can try to blend the circles into the rest of your skin with a beige or ocher concealer. It also helps if there’s a bit of glitter or sheen to the product, as that’ll reflect light and disperse shadows.

Understand the Different Types of Concealers

There’s five main types of concealers. Let’s talk about which are best for hiding under eye circles.

Liquid and Cream Concealers Adhere Better to Your Under-Eyes

Liquid and Cream Concealers Adhere Better to Your Under-Eyes
Liquid and cream concealers set seamlessly into skin, which makes them perfect for the constantly shifting area around your eyes.
Liquid concealers don’t provide much coverage, but they’re easy to use. You can put them on with a sponge-tipped applicator, beauty blender, or brush–whatever your preference.
Cream concealers offer more coverage than liquid, but they still come out to a natural finish. You can often find them in a set or palette, and it’s fun to mix colors to create your perfect shade. However, you can pretty much only apply cream concealer with your fingers or a brush.

Stick Concealers Do Have Good Coverage, but Require Skill to Use

Stick Concealers Do Have Good Coverage, but Require Skill to Use
Stick concealers will give you coverage. They can hide even the most stubborn dark circles, but if you layer on too much, they start looking very cakey and very matte. Since the skin around your eyes is so delicate, you want to find a soft stick concealer and, if you can, apply not directly but with a brush.

Pencil and Powder Concealers Most Likely Won’t Work on Dark Circles

Pencil and Powder Concealers Most Likely Won’t Work on Dark Circles
Pencil concealers are really stiff and won’t spread, so don’t use them around your eyes. The skin’s delicate there, and it’ll probably hurt during application.
Powder concealers only offer enough coverage to even out skin tone a bit. You might be able to brighten up dullness around your eyes, but they won’t work on darker circles.

Find a Concealer Formulated for Your Skin Type

Find a Concealer Formulated for Your Skin Type
Longevity doesn’t depend so much on the formula in and of itself; what matters is its compatibility with your skin type. Generally speaking, skin around the eyes dries and wrinkles easily, so you want soft liquids and cream concealers. If you use a formula that’s too dense or drying, it may crease.
For people with oily skin–if you use a powder or other oil-absorbing concealer regularly and notice that it’s been separating only around your eyes, try getting a separate, more moisturizing product for dark circles. You also may need different formulas depending on the season–a moist cream for winter, for example, and a lighter liquid for summer.

Figuring Out How to Hide Your Under Eye Circles

Here, we talk about things like how to get a more natural look and how to fix up.

Use Less or No Primer Around Your Eyes, and Work on Applying an Even Coat of Concealer

Use Less or No Primer Around Your Eyes, and Work on Applying an Even Coat of Concealer
Dark circles can take on a shade radically different from that of the rest of your skin–that’s what makes them so annoying to hide. Put on too little product, and you won’t have enough coverage; however, put on too much and it will crease and separate around expression lines.
The trick is to use as little primer and foundation around your eyes as possible. If you need to build a base to help your makeup stay on, feel free too, but don’t apply directly on your eye bags; instead, blend up towards it. That’ll keep your concealer from getting cakey.
Do everything you can to get an even coat of concealer. Fingers are good makeup tools, but they do lead to uneven finishes; sponges and beauty blenders are easier to use. If you prefer brushes, just remember that they can be a bit rough on the thin skin beneath your eyes; make sure that the bristles are soft.

For a Natural Finish, Dot On Your Concealer

For a Natural Finish, Dot On Your Concealer
If you want to look natural, don’t apply concealer in swipes.
Just put three dots of color on any problem areas and gently blend out with a sponge. When covering dark circles, try linings the dots up around 4 millimeters below your lash line, then spread downwards. That way, your concealer won’t be too thick in any one area.
Try not to layer too much product around your eyes. If you must, then aim for specific areas–just where your blue circles are still showing through, for example, or where your brown circles are still looking dull. As before, apply one dot of color at a time.

How to Touch Up and Not Look Cakey

How to Touch Up and Not Look Cakey
No matter how careful you are about applying your makeup, there are days where it just doesn’t stay put. You need to touch up, but we don’t recommend simply layering more product over the top.
Instead, rid any problem areas of all residue. Face lotion or at least hand cream is best for the job, as you can care for your skin as you clear it off. By applying only onto a clean canvas, you can end the day looking as fresh as you did starting it. For this very reason, it’s a good idea to always have some lotion and cotton pads ready in your makeup bag.

Ways to Deal With Dark Circles That Don’t Involve Makeup

Concealer is a great tool, but sometimes there are days when you don't feel like using it, or don't want to have to deal with the cleanup or the harm it could do to skin.

How to Prevent Dark Circles or Keep Them From Getting Worse

There are ways to prevent dark circles from getting worse than they already are. Here, we'll go over ways to deal with all three types of under-eye circles.

Warm Up Your Body to Prevent Blue Circles

Warm Up Your Body to Prevent Blue Circles
Blue circles are caused by poor blood circulation, lack of sleep, and being cold–and these are all lifestyle choices. Even if you haven’t the time to get a good night’s sleep, at least try to keep your body warm. 

Stretch, take a bath, whatever you have to do to get your temperature up. You can also target the area around your eyes with a massage or a warm compress.

Look for Easy-to-Remove Makeup for Brown Circles

Look for Easy-to-Remove Makeup for Brown Circles
Brown circles are harder, as they’re caused by pigmentation. Some of it’s genetic–that, no one has control over. But, at the very least, try rubbing at your eyes as little as possible

That also means looking for eye makeup that’s easy to remove (no waterproof products, as you usually have to scrub at them). Use dedicated removers so your eye makeup will slide right off.

Use Face Lotion or Eye Cream for Black Circles

Use Face Lotion or Eye Cream for Black Circles
Black circles are the result of dull and sagging skin, so the best way to prevent them is to keep hydrated. Gently massage face lotion or eye cream into your skin, targeting areas your shadows are the darkest.

Improve Blood Flow Around Your Eyes With a Hot Towel

Improve Blood Flow Around Your Eyes With a Hot Towel
You can often improve dullness or sagging around the eyes by getting your blood pumping. The easiest way to do this is with a hot towel.
Wet a towel and wring it so it’s not sopping. Then microwave it for 40 to 60 seconds. After testing it out on your arm and ensuring that it isn’t too hot, place it on your eyes

After it’s cooled down, replace it with a cold towel. Once it’s warm, replace with a hot towel. This alternating between hot and cold towels works wonders for tired eyes.

Just don’t burn yourself. Make sure to test the towel against the inside of your arm; it should feel quite warm, but not scalding hot.

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