If there is a make up item that I cannot be without is a good concealer. After all, I was born with dark circles in my eyes that like to appear, even after a good night sleep, they are still there, insisting to be a part of my look. But I do not despair, they are part of me, so I get some help fro powerful allies: concealers.
My choice in concealers is based on what I want for my look at that moment, sometimes to disguise it a little, and other times to make them completely disappear, but always looking for a natural look, nothing too heavy.
Through the years, the way I use my make up has been changing and I always try to perfect myself, with courses, discovering new products, so here is a list of my favourites, that range from old choices to new discoveries:
An old sweetheart
Over five years of use, soft, but with a medium cover, super creamy, doesn’t “break” in the skin, and doesn’t need any powder to fixate. Always ready to help me! It’s not the cheapest option, but I think it is worth the cost.
Sweetheart of the moment
And this love has been going on for over two years. This concealer feels as natural as having a second skin, but with an excellent cover (medium to be precise). The texture has won me over – super light, and on a stick, which helps applying on your skin, and helps avoiding waste.
It is not that easy to find, usually just available in the US. It is not cheap as well, but I found that, in my case, the investment is well worth.
I think it was one of the first concealers I discovered. It was love at first sight. And what a love it was.
It has an excellent cover (medium to high), with a perfect finish, and creamier than the last two options above, it has a wide range of colours to choose for the right skin tone. This is one of those products that I am never without in my necessaire. However, it has one problem in my opinion – the applier, if not used carefully, end up wasting some of the product.
But aside from that it is fantastic, in times of high temperatures I use this concealer with some cream or oil for the skin and use as a foundation, it stays light and covers the little imperfections.
A new experiment that worked really well
While searching for new and different products, I came across this concealer by Nars. It is a super creamy option, but it spreads very easily and doesn’t feel heavy, has a medium to high cover and doesn’t “break” in the skin. It doesn’t last long, just like Cle de Peau, but even before the first vial was over I already knew it would be worth buying a new one once it finished.
The applier in a brush format helps a lot when applying on your face, and it is also great to cover other little spots such as pimples, sun spots, etc.
These four concealers are my faithfuls helpers and I am very happy about choosing them. Mas it is always great to find new products and search for more affordable options, so my list has grown with two more discoveries:
Super creamy and spreads really well, has a medium to high cover, with a great applier, it reminds me of the texture and colour of Nars’s concealer.
It’s not under other concealer from known brands, excellent texture, perfect cover that lasts all day and not accumulate the product, avoiding “breaks” in the skin.
This brand is sold in pharmacies here in the UK, it has a good price and whoever has a trip scheduled, it’s worth having this product on your list.
When I discovered this concealer by Maybeline in a research at a pharmacy, it called my attention because it seemed to have a more velvety finish and and an interesting application sponge, but I was afraid it might have a weak cover and not being a long lasting option.
To my surprise its cover is indeed light to medium, but in contact with the skin it works very well in softening marks such as dark circles around the eyes and red spots. It has a very thin texture, so it allows to add a few layers to create a higher coverage. The application sponge is very practical and with the right dosage it can work as a blender.
Its sold in pharmacies and cosmetic stores.
And to conclude, there are two products on this subject that are worth the investment:
Ideal for a final touch in the eyes after make up is done. It increases the coverage and brightens. Those who don’t have dark circles around the eyes it can even be used as a concealer.
A professional line concealer that has a high coverage and a texture that feels like a second skin. This is for anyone who wants a professional product that covers the dark circles on the eyes, because it comes in two tones – one reduces the depth of the circles and the other corrects the colour. To make this duo even more special, it comes with a translucent powder to seal the concealer that is fantastic (normally I use this powder with other concealers as well).