So I walked into a very big and popular high street chemist and asked about under eye concealer. Specifically the best one to use for dark circles and tear troughs. I was sat in her little silver spinny chair before I had a chance to protest. She tinkered in her cupboard for what I assumed would be a wonder product, but no. She pulled out some cotton buds and eye makeup remover. I started to sweat. WTF was she about to do? The thought of walking around at midday barefaced made me baulk.
Before I could say ‘steady on’ she started wiping under my eyes and telling me how my problem was my eye make up, not dark circles. Pointing out how it had slid down my face and settled in the grooves, she made me feel like an embarrassment to the sisterhood. Her face contorted into numerous expressions before she eventually sold me what I asked for. And me being too polite to say ‘Well what was all that bollocks about my eye makeup then!’ reached for my credit card and bought not one, but two products that she initially said I didn’t need.
A few weeks later, I accidentally came up with my own solution. Waterproof mascara. Since then, I’ve been through shed-loads of the stuff and my dark circles are staying under my concealer. Meanwhile, the two tubes of gunk I bought are sat around gathering dust. If you’re struggling with dark circles and mascara bleeding into your base this is something you can try for yourself. The lovely people at Eyeko have a great deal on mascara right now and there’s a FREE MINI SKINNY EYELINER TRAVEL SIZE + FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER