We've all seen women with "raccoon eyes" -- chances are, we've even been that woman ourselves.
But it's hard to cover up those pesky dark circles under our eyes, not to mention blemishes, sunspots and redness. What works? What doesn't? I've got advice from pros and amateurs.
Lucky magazine editor Meredith Kahn Rollins swears by Givenchy's Mister Light (Sephora, $32), a Light Corrective Pen that comes in lots of different shades and is said to both cover shadows and revive your complexion with "Actiwake Complex."
Sounds good, but expensive! My personal solution is far more affordable ...
I use Physician's Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick (Walmart, $5.68) to cover my under-eye circles and blemishes, followed by a dusting of M.A.C. StudioFix (MACCosmetics.com, $28) to even everything out.
She's Still Got It readers Diane and CeCe both swear by Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector (Nordstrom, $49.50). Diane says it lightened her sunspots in a matter of days and CeCe says it completely eliminated the dark circles she's had under her eyes her whole life.
I haven't tried it yet, but I can't wait! If it really does eliminate my dark circles, it will totally be worth the price.
For heavy-duty coverage I was sent CoverBlend Concealing Treatment Makeup (Exuviance, $28) to review a year or so ago, and ladies, I used it up!
It does a fantastic job of covering any spots or birthmarks, and it even claims to cover tattoos (I don't have any, so I can't vouch for that). I used it all over my body, but Exuviance also makes Corrective Leg and Body Makeup (Exuviance, $28) if that's what you're interested in.
For more great concealer ideas, check out this About.com article featuring editors' picks for the top 11 concealers on the market.
And while we're on the subject, I'd love to know your foolproof methods for hiding blemishes, dark circles, and sunspots. Dish!