I’ve pretty much given up trying to do anything about my dark under eye circles.
A while ago, I wrote a post about the different health issues that can cause them and the measures you can take to reduce their appearance.
And although there are times when the skin under my eyes seem to recover some of their brightness, for the most part, my dark under eye circles are here to stay!
So I’ve resorted to covering them up with make-up. Hooray for make-up and the ability to hide your imperfections!
Here are four concealers that you can find in my beauty cabinet…
1) Fake Up By Benefit
Despite the rather superficial sounding name, Fake Up concealer gives the most natural looking coverage of any concealer I’ve ever tried. Not only does it conceal dark blemishes, it also works to hydrate the delicate skin under the eyes. The resulting look is brightened skin and no cakeyness!
The Positives: Natural, luminescent coverage. Hydrated skin. No creases.
The Negatives: Holy smokes, the price! Also, coverage is not long lasting.
How Much: $24 at Sephora for 3.5 g
2) Collections Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer
I received the Collections Lasting Perfection Concealer from a Beauty Swap. Unfortunately, the medium color is much too pale for my skin tone. But that hasn’t stopped me from trying it out. And yes, it really is as long-lasting as other bloggers have claimed.
The positives: It’s incredibly long-lasting, you need to use only a small amount to get the coverage that you need, and it’s very price-friendly.
The negatives: It tends to settle in the creases.
How Much: £4.19 on Boots for 4.0 g
3) Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector
Technically this isn’t a concealer. It’s a corrector. But I’ve used this alone, as well as in combination with a different concealer. It just depends on how bad my under eye circles look on any given day. I also use this to cover other dark blemishes before applying foundation.
The positives: Good coverage. Lasts long. Goes on lightly and does not settle in creases. Multi-purpose. Price-friendly.
The negatives: Goes on dry and the tint is a bit dull.
How Much: €7.5 at Yves Rocher for 5g
4) MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
For the longest time, this was the only concealer I used. And I was quite happy with it. So I’m not sure what it was about this concealer that made me start looking for others. Maybe it was because I found it difficult to apply. Or maybe I felt like it made my skin look dry and take on an orange tint. In any case, there are still a lot of redeeming qualities about this concealer.
The positives: Great coverage! Long lasting. Goes on smooth. Does not settle in the creases. A little goes a long way.
The negatives: The pump is tricky. Usually, you will end up taking out a lot more than what you need. Dries out quickly, so it’s hard to apply. And as I already mentioned, it makes my skin look dry and take on an orange tint after a while.
How Much: $18 at MAC for 9ml
Can you guess which concealer is my favorite?
Naturally, my favorite is Fake Up By Benefit. Because the resulting look is so natural and luminescent. And to top it off, my skin feels comfortably hydrated.
But, (with the exception of the Collection Concealer because it’s the wrong color), I still find that the other concealers have their occasional use.
And you, do you use concealers to cover up your dark under-eye circles? If so, which products do you use?