In a perfect world, we are all the best-looking versions of ourselves - gorgeous, snatched, and flawless from head to toe. But in reality, we get sleepless nights that lead to dark circles, under eye bags and with aging we get fine lines and other skin imperfections. Thankfully, we have make up that should do all the trick for us.
Today we'll delve into the magic of under eye concealers! As Elsa from Frozen would say, conceal don't feel. Below we give you our guide on how to look for the best under eye concealers, product recommendations, and application tips for you to look flawless.
The best under eye concealer is a magic in a bottle. It can fake a good night's sleep, brighten tired eyes, blur fine lines, and many more terrific things that will make you appear flawless. Without further ado, our guide for the best under eye concealer!
Do you have very dark circles or do you simply just need to brighten your under eyes a little bit?
While it may be an economical option, leave foundation or skin-shade matching to concealers for blemishes. Pick a shade that’s lighter to brighten the under eyes, making you look fresher and radiant.
Just remember not to go overboard! One or two shades lighter is enough to do the trick! If you more than that, you might end up looking like you’re going to a Halloween party.
Blue under eye circles are caused by the gathering of oxygenated blood underneath the eye. In the color wheel, orange and blue are complementary colors. So if you have dark circles that appear blueish, orange-based concealers are your best-friend. It will make the blue hues disappear in no time.
These circles result from hyperpigmentation that could be triggered by frequent eye-rubbing, sun exposure, or genetics. For these circles to be covered, you should reach for a peach to yellow-based concealer.
Concealers have different formulas depending on the coverage that you need that range from being very sheer and light to thick and heavy. The best formula for under eye concealer is one that’s sheer yet pigmented and buildable. A sheer yet buildable concealer, applied in layers, will not make the concealer look cakey.
If for example, you want to hide fine lines, a heavy duty concealer may not do you better by accentuating the fine lines even more. Consider thick and heavy formulas for hiding blemishes instead.
The skin in the under eye is one of the most delicate and sensitive areas. It is said that it is 10x thinner than the rest of our skin.
Formulas that contain ingredients such as alcohol, parabens, fragrance, and the like could cause irritation. Alcohol is also quite drying so that may exacerbate dry skin more.
Hit two birds with one stone by giving your under eyes some love through applying concealers that could act as treatment or protection as well. If you particularly have dry skin, hyaluronic acid will draw moisture to provide a boost of hydration and not make your concealer look flakey.
For those with mature skin, you could prevent fine lines, plump, and nourish the skin as well from formulas that contain peptides, collagen, vitamins A, C, and many more.
Now that you know what to look for in an under eye concealer, here we give you our recommendations to help you banish (although not permanently) those dark circles, bags and lines. Our picks range from high-end to budget-friendly items so there's one that could definitely meet your budget requirement.
|Amount||0.22 fl oz|
|Features||Alcohol, Paraben and Fragrance -Free, Dermatologist-tested, Ophthalmologist-tested|
|Amount||0.22 fl oz|
|Amount||0.40 fl oz|
|Features||Non-Irritating, Waterproof, Humidty-proof|
|Amount||0.32 fl oz|
|Features||Paraben and Fragrance-Free|
|Amount||0.23 fl oz|
|Amount||0.16 fl oz|
|Features||Contains hyaluronic spheres|
|Amount||0.23 fl oz|
|Features||Oil-free, Fragrance-free,Dermatologist tested, Ophthalmologist tested|
|Features||Vegan and Cruelty-Free|
|Features||Oil, Paraben, Phthalate, Synthetic Dye, and Fragrance-Free|
Radiant Creamy Concealer
Instant Age Rewind 2-in-1 Concealer+Treatment
Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Pro Conceal HD High-Definition Concealer
Cover Perfection Tip Concealer
Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer
Fit Me Concealer
Conceal and Define
Infallible Full Wear Concealer
Revlon Photoready Candid™ Antioxidant Concealer
Instantly Look Fresh and Radiant with This Much-Raved Concealer
Treat and Hide Dark Circles with This Award-Winning Concealer
A Humidity-Proof Concealer Best for the Philippine Weather
High-End Formula with a Low Price
Creamy and Highly Pigmented with SPF Protection
Highly Pigmented to Instantly Erase Dark Circles and Blur Fine Lines
Breathable and Lightweight Concealer for a Fresh Everyday Look
Beauty Community Approved Full Coverage, Creamy and Easy to Blend Concealer
Ultimate Coverage and Staying Power
A Caffeine-Infused Formula to Depuff
|Price Starts at||₱1,800||₱399||₱1,850||₱209||₱180||₱1,700||₱269||₱650||₱450||₱575|
|Amount||0.22 fl oz||0.22 fl oz||0.40 fl oz||0.32 fl oz||0.23 fl oz||0.16 fl oz||0.23 fl oz||0.11 oz||0.33 oz||0.3 oz|
|Features||Alcohol, Paraben and Fragrance -Free, Dermatologist-tested, Ophthalmologist-tested||-||Non-Irritating, Waterproof, Humidty-proof||Paraben and Fragrance-Free||SPF Protection||Contains hyaluronic spheres||Oil-free, Fragrance-free,Dermatologist tested, Ophthalmologist tested||Vegan and Cruelty-Free||-||Oil, Paraben, Phthalate, Synthetic Dye, and Fragrance-Free|
The video below explains color correctors and concealer shades that will effectively cover under eye darknes. It also shows a tip on how you should apply concealer for a brightening and highlighting effect!
Although most concealers come with an applicator, those applicators merely just help you put the product itself on the skin and does little to nothing in blending out the product seamlessly. For a light coverage, makeup artist Huda Kattan (HudaBeauty) recommends using a damp sponge to blend the concealer using a light tapping motion.
You may use a concealer brush in a stippling motion for more or fuller coverage. Most makeup artists also recommend using fingers because the warmth of the fingers tend to also warm up the product, making it melt into the skin for a more natural finish.
Prep, prime, and make your look complete with our other beauty recommendations down below.
Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. Our buying guide and product recommendations that will fake a good night's sleep and make you look absolutely fresh. Just remember that with makeup, it's always a trial and error process, some products that people swear by may not have the same effect on you. If you are complete beginner, our product guide will not fail you.
Author: Issa Honda
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