19 Feb 2020

How To Remove Dark Circles Under The Eyes


Dark circles are my friends but they aren’t my friends.

We are so familiar with each other and comfortable in each other’s company and yet the acquaintance is not doing me any favours. Some days I look tired even when I am not feeling tired. I really want to cut ties but we seem to wake up together every morning. Know the feeling?

I had a breakthrough recently and I think I have been highlighting my dark circles rather than concealing them. Not the right idea; they don’t need any more attention.

There is a simple trick, which works brilliantly.

The How

Cover the under-eye area with a peach shade colour corrector, rather than a lighter more illuminating concealer and the dark circles are way less obvious. I have always thought to apply a brighter shade was the way to cover the dark circles.

Apply only to the dark areas under the eye socket. Follow the darker line from the inner corner down and across.

Use the concealer brush to dab and press the colour corrector onto the skin. Follow with day time foundation as normal.

The Two Best Correctors

Cle de Peau Beauté is outstanding and has excellent colours to choose from.The Radiant Corrector for eyes is easy to use and has an instant result. I am fair so use the “beige” which is a peach tone and slightly deeper than my natural pallor.

The Cle de Peau Concealer Broad Spectrum is a different formula and consistency. I use it for areas that may need more of a cover than my everyday tinted moisturizer provides. Particularly around the nose and lip area or the more than occasional red blemish that magically appears with age. Any bruising after facials or more radical treatments and this little miracle is your answer.

Shade wise, I stay with “beige”. The application is easy and the blend seamless.

With these two in my beauty kit, I am ready for anything. xv

Game Changers, These Two

radiant corrector for eyes  ||  concealer broad spectrum

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for the red spots e.g. on the cheeks is better to use a green concealer ….the peach under the eyes really helps against the dark circles.

Linda B

Oh my goodness, how I chuckled and nodded as I read this post, Vicki! You described my situation so very exactly with these “friends”. I have also learned that a peach tinted concealer applied just as you said is at least somewhat helpful in controlling these dark circle “friends” (which in my case, are clearly something I inherited from my father.) I have been using a Sephora house-brand product for that purpose, but am not completely satisfied with it and am going to give the Cle de Peu version a try.

Michelle à Détroit

Great advice, Vicki. I always forget how a peach corrector can work miracles. I am happy to see that Cle de Peau has gradually introduced darker, warmer shades. They have been very late to the table on that one.


I was using far too light colours for a correction… and yes colours are so much better and broader now…


Good morning Vicki! First of all, your choice of photos at VA is always such an inspiration! Love this selection for the day and message! I have never needed to use a concealer for dark circles…oddly enough, I wake up early and don’t have to worry about my eyes. It’s when I “sleep in” (until 5:30) that I begin to notice my eyes looking a bit fatigued! Early rising for me has worked. Have a super day my dear!


I’m early rising these days and yoga-ing before starting my day’s work.. but the eyes still show it… for all my water and lack of wine.. ha ha… I need the concealer!


I am never without these two superb CdP products! Beige is my go to color, also!
Can’t heap enough praise on these two workhorses! They last forever, too. No need to replace often.
So glad you love them Vicki!

Leslie in Oregon

I do not and will not wear foundation; my skin looks much better in real life without it. But I do have dark circles under my eyes. Does it make sense to use the peach-shade color corrector you are recommending to diminish those dark circles without then applying foundation (to the rest of my face, I assume)…or will the corrector stand out or otherwise look strange without the foundation.


You may need to match it with your skin tone and then blend Leslie… but the trick is to stay the same colour not the instinctive lighter shade ..


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