Dark circles under your eyes immediately give away the fact that you’re tired, stressed, or dehydrated… or maybe all three. You can try to cover them up with concealer, but they’ll find a way to pop through. They always do. If you don’t attempt to put makeup on them, someone will definitely stop you during the day and say, “You look tired.” You’ll laugh and say, “I am,” but you’ll die a little bit inside. People go to great lengths to conceal their under-eye bags. They’ll cover them with an orange lipstick to color correct, they’ll apply makeup throughout the day, and they’ll even wear sunglasses inside so no one will see. Dark circles plague us all. But like… why? We’re human, and dark circles are just there. What’s the big deal?
I’ve had dark circles my entire life. Both of my parents have them and all of my siblings do, too. People will always point them out to me like it’s my fault or something that I can control. I CAN’T. Even if I get twelve hours of sleep, I’ll still have those dark circles under my eyes. It’s hereditary. (I’m sure I could minimize them by drinking more water and eating a healthier diet, but, alas, I don’t usually do that.) I’m always looking for the latest cream, hoping that it will finally cure my dark circle curse! Ideally, I would learn to stop caring about them, and I’m sure someday I will. But right now is not that day!
If you, too, struggle with under eye circles, you’ll love these posts about the bags under your eyes. Enjoy!
1. You’re always like, “ugh where did these come from” but also you do stuff like this.
me: ugh why do I have bags under my eyes why do I always feel tired!!1!!
also me @ 2am: pic.twitter.com/k6bqqBPBG3
— lil kitten (@allademswallow) March 17, 2016
2. You know they’re there so you embrace them and make them into a joke.
the bags under my eyes are considered carry-ons at the airport
— Benjamin A. Vorwerk (@bvorwerk) May 18, 2016
3. At least they make for good Twitter humor!
The circles under my eyes are so dark, Animal Planet is following me around filming a documentary about a raccoon out of its natural habitat
— Lindsay (@Rollinintheseat) December 26, 2015
4. When you start to just say “eff it”
eye bag game on fleek cause i'm tired af
— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@sadfuI) February 15, 2016
5. And then you do stuff like this.
6. Sometimes they’re hereditary.
My dark circles are hereditary & I have had them since I was a child…same goes for my glitter scrunchies. Chill x pic.twitter.com/dokac5oLRV
— Phoebe Tonkin (@1PhoebeJTonkin) January 12, 2014
7. You don’t know what it’s like to live without them.
8. Like really, does anyone manage to hide them?
9. Because doing so is no joke.
I start at my knees when I'm covering the circles under my eyes.
— Kimtopher (@chelliet22) May 15, 2016
10. You could try this:
11. Maybe this is the solution:
12. You wear glasses for this reason only:
13. You make this mistake every day:
*tries to rub makeup off from under my eyes but finds out it’s just dark circles*
— Lucy Vavala (@luuucilleee) May 18, 2016
14. You try to turn them into something sexy.
15. And fancy.
16. When people ask you why you have dark circles, you want to reply like this:
the bags under my eyes r so heavy because they carry the weight of all my dead hopes and dreams
— pakalu papito (@pakalupapito) May 22, 2015
17. They’re ready to go.
The bags under my eyes are packed but I'm not going anywhere.
— John O'Callaghan (@johnmaine) December 11, 2015
18. Sometimes you feel like this:
Do you have dark circles under you eyes? Why do you have them? Let me know in the comments below!