In 2006, about 53% of 13,000 surveyed Clinique users stated that dark circles were their top beauty concern. If you have dark circles under your eyes and you keep wearing makeup to no avail, then you are in luck.

This article will guide you on how to use makeup properly to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, and also the natural remedies you can use to accomplish the same.

Here are some of the tips to assist in getting rid of dark circles under eyes fast:

Using Makeup

1. Select the Right Concealer

Get a concealer that is lighter than your skin by one to two shades. The majority of the makeup brands have concealers made particularly to cover circles under the eyes. Select a concealer that is wet enough and that will not settle into the eyes’ fine lines.

2. Get the Right Color

A majority of the circles take on a purplish or bluish tinge. Counteract that colour with yellow-toned concealer. Research the concealer tone which will counteract the colour of your circles.

3. Apply the Concealer below the Eyes

Only apply the concealer where the circles are present. The circles are mostly present under the eyes towards the cheek. Use a soft makeup brush or the tip of your finger to apply the concealer gently.

4. Use a Translucent Powder to Cover the Concealer

A translucent powder is a finishing used to brush over the skin to set the foundation, concealer, and other makeup. Use a wedge sponge to apply it under your eyes to blend it in.

5. Apply a Dark-Colored Eye Pencil

Dark eyeliner makes your eyes look more vivid and sparkling, detracting from the circles. Use a dark brown eye pencil to line your lower and upper lids. You can add a dark blue layer of eyeliner on the upper eyelids’ outer third.

6. Use Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara will prevent you from getting mascara smudges below your eyes, which leads to darker circles. Apply two coats of mascara on your upper lashes.

7. Apply a Highlighter Makeup Pen

Perk your look and add a glow to your skin by using a highlighter pen. Apply to the area under the eyes to reduce the circles. For the application, use light feathery strokes to brush the pen over the skin. Use your finger to blend in the makeup.

Using Natural Remedies

1. Tomatoes

An excellent solution to removing the circles is the use of tomatoes since it naturally helps reduce the circles and make the skin supple and soft. Mix one teaspoon of lemon and one teaspoon of tomato juice and apply it under the eyes. Use water to wash it off after ten minutes. Do this daily as you drink a cocktail of tomato juice, lemon juice, and mint leaves.

2. Grated Potatoes

To remove the circles, grate raw potatoes and extract juice from it. Then, soak cotton balls in the potato juice and put them on your eyes after closing them. Ensure the whole area covered by the circle has been covered by the cotton balls. Wash your eyes with cold water after ten minutes.

3. Cold Tea Bags

Cold tea bags are also an efficient way of removing the circles. Soak green or chamomile tea bags in water and place them in the refrigerator for some time. Then, put them on your closed eyes.

4. Almond Oil

Vitamin E is contained in almond oil which helps in making the skin supple. Using almond oil on your eyes for a week can help eradicate the circles. Apply some almond oil on the dark circles under eyes and gently massage the area. Leave through the night and wash your eyes in the morning.

5. Cold Milk

In addition to soothing your skin and eyes, cold milk can reduce the circles when used regularly. Put some cotton balls in the cold milk for some time and apply them to the dark circles under eyes. Remove and wash your face after some time.

6. Orange juice

Orange juice is another home remedy for removing the circles fast. A mixture of a few drops of glycerin and some orange juice can be applied over the dark circles under eyes to give a natural glow to the eyes and to diminish the circles.

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7. Mint Leaves

Mint is popular for its refreshing qualities and attractive scent. However, it can also be used to rid your eyes of the circles. Crush some leaves with water to form a paste and apply on the dark circles under eyes. Wash with cold water after ten minutes and repeat the same for one week.

8. Buttermilk Paste

Turmeric has numerous health benefits. Take two tablespoons of turmeric powder and buttermilk and mix well. Apply to the dark circles under eyes and wash with lukewarm water after fifteen minutes.


Whether it’s because of sickness, tiredness, allergies, dehydration, or hereditary nature, these natural and makeup remedies will make your circles disappear.

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