The most shocking thing about last night's episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami wasn't the fact that we found out Kim is pregnant (duh, we already knew that); or that Kim told Khloe about her pregnancy on camera (duh, that was so fake). It was seeing Kim without makeup.
We've only seen Kim without makeup a handful of times, as if there's one thing the Sisters Kardashians like, it's makeup. So, when Kim got into Kourtney's car last night sans primer, foundation, powder, highlighter, blush, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, brow pencil, and lipstick -- it was kind of weird.
Kim still looked fresh-faced and gorg (shocker), but the one thing I did notice was the circles under her eyes. Kim has circles under her eyes, guys! So do I. Always. Even if I get 15 hours of sleep. Stars: They're just like us.
Okay, they're really not, and can we all agree that that phrase needs to die a slow and painful death, but anyway! Here are 4 fixes for those of you with undereye circles.
1. Cle de Peau. This is THE undereye concealer touted by hundreds, no millions!, of beauty editors and celebs. Do I personally own it? No. However, I did try it on at Barneys once, and let me tell you, that shit works. While I'm not typically in the habit of dropping tons of cash on makeup (I'd rather ... eat), I have been toying around with purchasing this for some time now, as literally nothing really works for me. (Note: Lots of people also swear by Yves Saint Lauren Touche Eclat and Benefit's Erase Paste.)
2. Antihistamines. If your undereye circles are caused by allergies (lots are), simply taking an antihistamine daily could do the trick. If you're not sure if allergies are the cause of bags, ask yourself this: Do I sneeze? Are my eyes watery? Do I ever sneeze and have watery eyes on the same day? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, get thee to a CVS stat and load up on Claritin. (Or, you know, talk to your doctor.)
3. SK-II Eye Mask. For a temporary eye fix, or just a little brightening, try this mask. Again, it's not cheap (what is!), but it works. I bought a pack over a year ago, and I still have a bunch left. The question is: What's an occasion worthy enough for bright, well-rested-looking eyes? 7-Eleven? Hmmm ...
4. Try a liver flush. A supposed dark circle cure endorsed by those among the natural and alternative set is liver flushing. But ask yourself this: Do you like pooping?
At the end of the day, there are worse things than bags under your eyes, but it really is annoying. Nobody likes looking like they're at the tail-end of a nose job recovery process every time they look in the mirror. So try one of these easy fixes. Or all. Though I'm not sure one wants to be on antihistamines while they're having a diarrhea-a-thon. Seems pretty dehydrating.
Do you have any cures for dark circles? Sweet baby Jesus, share!
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