Hi Makeup Geeks!
You all know I love to try new makeup products, so I’ve compiled my “Best Of” series stating my favorite makeup products of all time! My top picks are completely unbiased- I simply want to help you spend your money on only the products I know are amazing. Trust me, I have tested, swatched, and worn just about every makeup product out there
Enough blabbing…. On to the best concealers!
Best Under Eye Concealers:
Bobbi Brown Corrector
This peach tinted concealer is perfect for dark circles under the eyes as it counteracts the blueness (orange/peach is the opposite of blue on the color wheel, therefore the colors balance each other out). The gel like consistency is perfect for under the eyes. It won’t cake up or look too dry. It glides easily, isn’t too thick, and covers extremely well.
To apply I simply take my ring finger and swipe the smallest amount under my eyes before I apply my foundation. If you don’t wear foundation, then you will need a color close to your skin- not peach. Correctors work differently than traditional concealers in that they are colored- specifically for correcting a specific issue (ie blueness under the eyes looking like dark shadows or circles).
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer
Very similar to Bobbi Brown’s Corrector, this concealer works amazingly well under the eyes! The difference is this one is a bit more pigmented in color, so ultimately it hides the blueness under the eyes better. The consistency is exactly the same as the BB one, gel like, so it glides easily without caking up.
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IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye
If you want a concealer that is meant to not only cover dark circles, but is also good for your skin, then search no further, this is it. It boasts of not only being waterproof, but having collagen and several vitamins infused into the actual product. Here’s how the company describes it: “The truly innovative formula contains high concentrations of Vitamins K, A, C, E and Collagen – clinically proven to reduce under eye puffiness and discoloration while strengthening the delicate skin of the under eye area.”
I will say this is an amazing concealer, again, very similar in texture to the Bobbi Brown and Eve Pearl, but it comes in a more convenient squeeze tube. The texture is gel like so it glides on easily, plus it is incredibly pigmented, meaning it will cover those dark circles even more, without having to use more product.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
Even though this is actually claimed to be a “skin brightener”, for me it works well as just a plain ole’ concealer. ;) I use this under the eyes, BUT I apply after my foundation and not before (because it is the same color as my skin and not peach like a corrector is). You do not need this in addition to correctors, as you don’t want to apply too much product, especially under the delicate eye area.
The consistency of this is a bit creamy versus a gel, but it isn’t so thick to where it emphasizes any wrinkles or crevices. If you don’t have bad dark circles, then this should be plenty coverage for you. I suggest getting a shade lighter than your skin to help brighten up the area.
To apply, I take a soft dome brush and gently sweep this under the eyes after I apply foundation. Or you can apply straight to bare skin if you wish to skip foundation, just be sure to blend really well.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
This is without doubt the best drugstore concealer ever! This comes in a tube and has a wand much like a lipgloss would. It’s easy to apply and blends into the skin smoothly and evenly. It’s a thin, liquid formula that covers and hides imperfections incredibly well. It also hides dark under eye circles, no problem. This concealer is available in 6 different shades catering for either pink or yellow undertones. The best way to apply this is to use a soft dome brush and sweep it under the eyes or around the nose where you need it.
This has a smooth formula and doesn’t get at all cakey. It does have a slight smell but is nothing offensive or too harsh. I find this is a great dupe for the YSL Touche Éclat. This is ideal for those days when you don’t want to wear a full face of foundation but still want to cover any darkness or imperfections you may have.
Check out my review of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer here.
Best Concealers for Blemishes:
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
The difference between undereye concealers and blemish concealers is simply the texture: concealers that work best on blemishes have a thicker, creamier texture. I love this MAC one as it covers incredibly well and doesn’t look cakey like some cream concealers can. It comes in a convenient little pot which is great for travel, and it is available in a variety of different shades (I am NC30 right now- yay for a tan! haha).
Makeup For Ever Camouflage Cream
This palette was my first love for concealers! I love how well it covers my blemishes and how it doesn’t get cakey. The texture is almost exactly like MAC’s Studio Finish, but it includes 5 shades in one sleek palette, perfect for custom blending. To apply, I dab my finger (clean finger *cough cough*) into the concealer and dab over the blemish. Do NOT swipe as it will streak instead of covering the blemish, especially if it is raised.
If you need just a little coverage under the eyes, this could work, but be sure to apply with a soft dome brush so you get a super thin layer.
Dermablend Cover Creme
This lightweight creme is perfect for hiding blemishes, dark circles and redness. The creamy formula melts into the skin leaving a flawless finish to the skin. I simply dip my finger (clean of course) into the pot and dab it over the places I want to cover. The long lasting formula doesn’t appear dry or cakey.
This comes in a range of 21 shades broken down into 5 skin types; fair, light, medium, tan and deep. There are 4 shades in each group except for the tan which has 5 shades to choose from. This means there is a great shade range for everyone regardless of whether you have pink or yellow undertones.
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