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I have horrible undereye circles—my left eye is especially bad, because I sleep on my side—and because I am terrible at applying concealer and don’t much believe in the effectiveness of eye creams, I usually just walk around that way. But I recently heard someone rave about Banana Bright Eye Creme from Ole Henriksen, and I must say, it actually appears to move the needle. The circles don’t disappear, but they are diminished, and so is the puff. It’s made with banana powder, which is apparently a makeup artist secret, and sounds just crazy enough to work. What eye cream do you believe in? Please share in the comments.

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    ritu
    8 May 2019
    11:15am

    I like Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Hydrating Eye Cream.

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      MeezStephanie
      8 May 2019
      7:58pm

      I also like Dr. Hauschka, but I use the Eye Balm– the one that has teh consistency of a lip balm. Tyta’s about the only thing that hydrates my eye wrinkles, which I’d had since age 30.

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    LisaC
    8 May 2019
    8:25am

    Since no eye cream will help my eye bags, I go for moisture. I’m using Olay Ultimate Eye Cream currently but my favorite is the La Mer eye balm.

    I picked up the Ole Hendrickson banana face primer and love it. Might have to try the eye cream.

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    Rebecca
    8 May 2019
    9:09am

    I almost pulled the trigger on this during Sephora’s recent sale, but wasn’t sure if it was worth it. But it sounds like maybe I should try it!

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      Betsy
      8 May 2019
      9:37am

      I am the queen of dark circles and puffiness and I love this stuff! It really works.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        8 May 2019
        10:36pm

        If you’re the queen, I must be the mad dictator.

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    Debra
    8 May 2019
    9:15am

    The Ordinary Caffeine Solution (but only at night because it leaves behind a film that interferes with makeup application). Instead of concealer, I use Algenist Reveal Concentrated Color Correcting Drops in pink under my eyes. It’s a very thin corrector that does not settle into wrinkles. I’m not saying it deletes the darkness completely. I am saying that it helps A LOT and is the most natural, non-cakey way to conceal without emphasizing wrinkles.

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      LMM
      8 May 2019
      2:25pm

      I love the caffeine solution! I’d been using a color corrector under my eyes in addition to concealer and after using this stuff for about a month, was able to stop using the corrector entirely. (And I had a newborn at the time!)

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        Lynn in Tucson
        8 May 2019
        2:30pm

        I didn’t feel like the Ordinary’s caffeine solution did anything for me. There’s still some in the bottle – I will give it another try.

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          Michele
          9 May 2019
          5:16pm

          The Ordinary caffeine stuff was super drying for me. Had to give it away.

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      Viajera
      9 May 2019
      1:23pm

      thanks for suggesting this – I’d never heard of this company (or I forgot if I did). Their approach is pretty interesting. I realize I’ve never really thought about *why* I have a shadow under my eyes. I *assumed* it was allergies … but I don’t really know. They say straight up – if you have a shadow bc of the shape of your face or your fatty deposits, our cream will not fix that. It’s refreshing. And the Vitamin C guide … verrrry nice.

      Plus, Canadians. Love them.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        9 May 2019
        4:08pm

        Canadians also make raspberry Whippets, which are superior to Mallomars in every way. Every time I meet a Canadian, I apologize for Mallomars getting the marshmallow cookie fame, when Whippets are the true winners. They laugh and say, “Oh, the Dare brand cookies? Oh yes, very tasty, ha ha…”, but I can tell they’re secretly pleased that an American notices their marshmallow cookie genius. Anne of Green Gables, improv comedy that is funny, affordable skin care, Christopher Plummer and Christopher Plummer’s eyebrows, Brendan Fraser and Nathan Fillion facing off in Blast from the Past (possibly the most ruggedly handsome Canadian-on-Canadian aggression): all Canadian.

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    Annette
    8 May 2019
    9:24am

    For an eye cream I have used Origins Eye Doctor AM & PM for over 20 years and I swear it is why I don’t have many wrinkles around my eyes at 57. For concealer I use RMS uncover #22 & it does a great job of reducing under eye circles. When you first put it on it looks a little obvious, but shortly thereafter in blends in for a very natural look – I think because of the coconut oil!

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    Reagan
    8 May 2019
    11:21am

    I love this stuff, too! I also use The Ordinary caffeine solution before the Banana Bright and I am pleased with both. I swear by Vitamin C for my skin!

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    MaryAlice
    8 May 2019
    12:04pm

    I don’t use eye cream (laziness) but I loooove Ole Hendrickson products. Their Truth Serum is magic. So I’ll be picking up a jar of this stuff!

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    Emily M.
    8 May 2019
    12:27pm

    I think bags under the eyes are sexy, and mine have never bothered me.

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      Viajera
      9 May 2019
      12:56pm

      Right on!!! I love it.

      Sadly for me, mine is worse on one side!!! Eeesh. That look is a little harder to work. I am just now getting around to the idea of actually doing something about it. Maybe try to gently massage my little lymph nodes, if I can figure out where they are. Anyhoo.

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    Missy
    8 May 2019
    12:42pm

    I’m currently obsessed with…wait for it…Clinique. I’ve been using the Vitamin C powder face wash packets with their serum that is in weekly packaging. Legit the only thing that I have ever used on my face that actually makes me see a difference…and that includes brightening the dark circles under my eyes.

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    Sarah
    8 May 2019
    1:35pm

    I’ve been using 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream for years, with many organic ingredients … so affordable and really works. I have dark circles due to allergies, and also fair, sensitive skin prone to breakouts. I put it on with a glowy concealer and it does wonders.

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    Anne
    8 May 2019
    1:49pm

    I tried this and had some problems with settling into lines, although there may have been other powdery substances contributing to this phenomenon. Currently working through a backlog of eye cream samples, so not feeling very loyal to anything at the minute other than the combination of Ole’s Truth Serum and Sheer Transformation Moisturizer.

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    amywindycity
    8 May 2019
    4:22pm

    I’ve been using this banana creme in the morning and at night for the last 4 days. I am just going to use the whole jar, and see how it goes! I should probably take a before photo. I hope I’m applying it correctly- putting it on first, then concealer on top. Any tips?

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    Amy C
    8 May 2019
    4:51pm

    I love Cerave eye repair cream.

    I am a blue eyed blonde with fair skin who dealt with dark circles most of my life and this particular product has really made a huge difference.

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    Rachel S
    8 May 2019
    4:52pm

    please everyone, check Beautypedia.com before buying expensive (or any) skincare products. Jar packaging is a huge no-no. As soon as any product is exposed to the air, its effectiveness starts to fade with oxidation. The brand overview on this brand from beautypedia isn’t glowing. There are good eye creams on the market. Furthermore, for truly terrible dark circles, a dermatologist might be a better bang for buck. They can address the issue at its root, not all dark circles are created equal.

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      moi
      8 May 2019
      9:23pm

      It’s crazy to me that cosmetic companies, which have chemists on staff, continue to include jar packaging in their line-ups. Air, as well as bacteria from one’s fingers, can degrade a product within months, sometimes weeks.

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        Rachel S
        14 May 2019
        12:12pm

        I think a lot of companies are really marketing-driven as opposed to R&D driven. I guess jar packaging is more “elegant”? You can use glass which makes it seem more high end? I have no clue.

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      Cara
      9 May 2019
      7:41am

      Beautypedia is a MUST.

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        Viajera
        9 May 2019
        1:06pm

        Thanks, y’all – never heard of that.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    8 May 2019
    10:34pm

    I’ve got an arsenal of eye creams: Drunk Elephant C-Tango, Ole Henriksen Banana Bright, Perricone Eyelid Lift Serum and BECCA Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer. I like them all for different purposes and needs.

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    Justine
    8 May 2019
    9:24pm

    Sunday Riley Autocorrect is great!

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    moi
    8 May 2019
    9:25pm

    I really like Drunk Elephant’s C-Tango Multivitamin eye cream. Expensive, but a little goes a long way.

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    Dana
    22 May 2019
    6:28pm

    Charlotte Tilbury’s eye cream. I swear by this stuff. I always think I’m imaging that if makes a difference so I try to quit it and use something more affordable, but the fine lines start coming back so I give in again and the lines are gone within a week.

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    Mimi
    9 May 2019
    8:23pm

    I don’t believe in eye cream, have never found one that did anything. Why wouldn’t any moisturizer, serum or face oil do as well? I don’t have dark undereye circles but I do have puffiness in the morning. Perhaps some kind of caffeine product might help that. I’m also bad at applying concealer. Every concealer I’ve tried just tends to get cakey and crepey. You know what really works? Surgery.

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    Sally
    9 May 2019
    12:33am

    Kim, are you using this with no concealer on top? Just curious because I don’t wear concealer and am wondering if it makes enough of a difference without it. If so, I AM IN !

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      Kim France
      9 May 2019
      7:35am

      I only wear concealer when my undereye circles are REALLY bad, because I’m so bad at applying it. And even then, I employ an old beauty editor trick and only apply it to the inside corners of my eyes to avoid the dreaded reverse-raccoon effect.

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