My eyes have extreme circles underneath. Large and dark ones. At times, I feel like an insomniac raccoon. Day in and day out, no matter how much sleep I get or which moisturizer I apply twice daily. They are there, in living colour. The only solution I’ve found is to cover them in thin layers.
I always moisturize first. To be honest, I have yet to find one that makes any difference, so the brand is negligible. It just doesn’t matter. I’ve tried everything from $12 drugstore finds to the $50 higher end products. Not one has made a moderate difference, but I still try anything I can get my hands on.
The next layer is the Magic Perfecting Base from L’oreal. I apply this only to my under eye area in a thin layer. This helps my concealer stay in one place without sliding around on my oily skin. The base itself is a soft pink colour that helps fill in fine lines and smooth the area. It has an almost spongy texture that spreads out easily. I couldn’t say for sure that it tones down my circles any, but even a little help goes a long way. For me, it’s more important that it keeps my layers intact throughout the workday.
Over top of this base, I add corrector (CoverGirl Ageless Corrector, which I am not a fan), top with concealer (CoverGirl Ageless), and a thin layer of foundation to blend into my face. It sounds like a lot, but the thin layers are the key.
The Perfecting Base is a vital step for me. Without this, I invariably look like I was in a fist fight by my first coffee break. Not the look I’m striving for. I’m on my second pot and I will definitely repurchase this.