Let me tell you, I feel like an expert on this topic. I have the worst under eye circles. They have purple undertones and are sunken in and always dehydrated looking. I have always had them and they get worse during the spring allergy season. I have tried many under eye concealers that have been recommended by beauty gurus and tried testing out drugstore brands too. I wish I could tell you that I have found the perfect one for treating severe circles but I haven’t. What I have found are ones that are much better than others! Here are my thoughts on some of them and know what what didn’t work for me, may work for you!
This is the one that I am currently using and has worked the best! A small amount goes a long way because it is thick and super pigmented. I wear the shade “light” in the winter and then “medium” in the summer months. The tip of the tube is extremely small because if you squeeze out too much you won’t be getting it back into the tube. I squeeze a little amount onto the back of my hand and dip my concealer brush into it. It is waterproof and does not crease. I would say if you have extremely dark circles, then try this concealer before any of the other ones!
Many gurus are obsessed with this one but it does not have the coverage that I need. I wear the color chantilly. It is quite heavy and for me it turned cakey and settled into fine lines on the inside corner of under eye areas. I think that for someone that does not have dry undereyes then this would be worth a try!
This is probably my #2 after It Cosmetics. It has a thicker consistency so it is very full coverage. I use this with the BB Corrector (inLight Bisque). I don’t like how you have to basically use your finger to get it out but it does stay all day. I use the loose powder over the in the concealer compact then to set it with.
This is definitely thick and full coverage. If you’re wanting to cover acne or harsh blemishes I would highly recommend this concealer. For undereyes, it’s nice when applied, but fades throughout the day!
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (not pictured)
I’ve tried it every way I know how and with moisturizers, under eye primers, both, brushes, beauty blenders, fingers…..mostly I end up looking like the Crypt Keeper with huge cracking dryness. It works great as a concealer for blemishes but not for my undereyes.
Like all Nyx products the price is great for the quality.The texture is very nice, It’s creamy and silky but the coverage is very light when using your fingers. I use it under the Bye Bye undereye because it helps cancel out some of the blue-ish tones but I could not wear this alone.
THIS PRODUCT IS HORRID. this was a last minute purchase. This concealer doesn’t blend very well. I thought it went on pretty smoothly, at first. once you start blending the product out it becomes flakey, making your skin appear dry.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer (not pictured)
I purchased the lightest color to brighten up my eye area after watching a favorite YouTube makeup guru of mine. Unfortunately it did not conceal my under eye circles but instead made them more noticeable and prominent. I used a damp beauty blender and concealer brush; both had same results. It also creases very easily. I do not have it pictures because I threw it away
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