I've had dark circles for a while now. My lack of sleep doesn't help, but they are genetic and something I've grown to
Now, I've tried many concealers and correctors (including Bobbi Brown), but the Giorgio Armani Master Corrector (in #2) is my holy grail. It seems like an unlikely match because of the bright orange-ish colour, but it's a great product.
I love the consistency of the master corrector. It's light, highly pigmented, and blends easily. Depending on the time of year, I range from an NC30-35-40 and #2 neutralizes my dark circles without leaving any residue under my eyes. I often combine this with the tinted Garnier Anti-Dark circle roller (or the YSL Touche Éclat) to brighten under the eyes.
The corrector is a little pricey, around $36 CDN, but it's well worth the investment. The applicator is like a fine tip eyeliner, and since you don't need a lot of product, it will last quite a while.
I do find the the applicator tends to get a little messy after repeated use. While it doesn't leak, a lot of product builds up on the wand and the rim of the tube.
[EDIT]: I should also mention that the Armani Corrector only comes in two shades: #1 Pink and #2 Orange.
- Pink: counteracts sallow, dull skin and effectively corrects yellow and olive pigmentation.
- Orange: targets medium or olive skin tones to conceal under-eye circles, freckles, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.
The darkness under my eyes are more prominent in person, but you can still visibly see it in photographs. You can also see how well the Armani Master Corrector diffuses my under eye darkness. It also doesn't bunch in the creases.
I don't concentrate the corrector right under my eyes (i.e., near my lower lashes) because I don't find it isn't as effective in that way. I apply it concavely where my lower orbital bone is, since that's where I have the most darkness and let it set for a few seconds before buffing it in.
Verdict? My holy grail corrector and cannot leave without.
What's your favourite corrector?