Camille and I both suffer from dark undereye circles, which leads me to believe that it’s probably genetic. Finding a concealer that covers the dark circles, without creasing or looking too thick and unnatural is no easy task – so after testing more than my fair share, I thought I would do a roundup of my favourites at the moment!
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer* – RRP: $22.99 NZD
This lightweight, breathable formula is non-comedogenic and is formulated without perfume. In addition it is suitable for sensitive skin and has been tested under dermatological control.
This stuff is amazing. It claims to give 16 hour coverage – I never wear makeup for that long these days so I can’t really say whether it lives up to those claims or not, but it does definitely last at least 8 hours without creasing or fading at all.
A little seriously goes a long way, so this little tube is going to last quite a while! I have the shade 02 Light – and with my NC25 skin, it’s actually a perfect match. Even Camille can wear this and she’s a couple shades darker than I am. I also use this on any redness or blemishes too, and it covers those really well. I would actually say it’s very comparable to MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, it’s just that good.
The only downside I can think of is that it’s only available in two shades, so hopefully they release some more soon. You can find Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer at selected pharmacies, supermarkets and department stores around New Zealand.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – RRP: $40.00 NZD
A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump.
I think almost everyone in the beauty world is somewhat obsessed with this stuff – and for good reason! It’s absolutely fantastic for concealing under-eye circles. It doesn’t crease, fade or change texture throughout the day. The coverage is incredible, yet doesn’t feel thick or cakey in the slightest, which is exactly what you want for under the eyes.
MAC as always have a fabulous shade range, and the one I have is NW20, which is perfect. I can’t stress enough how lightweight this is, it seriously feels so nice on and covers amazingly well. Again, it claims to last 15 hours – but as I said before, I don’t wear makeup for that long so I can’t say whether that is true or not. It definitely lasts at least 8-10 hours though, so is definitely very long lasting.
You can find MAC Pro Longwear Concealer at MAC counters and stores around New Zealand, as well as on the MAC Cosmetics website (but you have to use Youshop to get it here!)
Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer – RRP: $14.39 NZD
Ultimate wear concealer conceals flaws, imperfections and blemishes for up to 16 hours. Transfer proof and water resistant for full and long lasting coverage. Provides beautiful, shine-free, blemish-free skin for every waking hour.
Definitely the cheapest concealer in this roundup – don’t be fooled into thinking it doesn’t perform as well, this is good stuff. Mine doesn’t look the best as the writing on the outside has all rubbed off from floating around in one of my makeup bags, but the product inside is what matters, right?
I’ve heard this get compared to the extremely popular NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer so many times, I’ve never owned it so I can’t say. But why would I want to spend an outrageous amount on the NARS one, if this one is supposed to be just as good but is only $14.39?!
I love this. It covers extremely well, lasts a good 8 hours and doesn’t look cakey or unnatural at all. I’ve used this on blemishes and redness too, and while it does a good job at concealing those – it’s under the eyes that it really excels. Will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out.
You can find Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer at selected Countdown stores around New Zealand.
Maybelline Dream-Lumi Touch Concealer* – RRP: $19.99 NZD
Say goodbye to imperfections and dark circles with Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Concealer. MNY’s first gel based concealer illuminates as it conceals for a natural and highlighted look. The formula diffuses light as it conceals, thanks to the power of the concealing pigments blended with the illuminating gel base.
Highlighting concealers that actually provide decent coverage are pretty hard to come by, but this Maybelline Dream-Lumi Touch Concealer does just that. Perfect for dark undereye circles, as well as highlighting the cheekbones and high points of the face, I have to say this concealer actually covers really well.
Applied under the eyes, it instantly brightens the area and once set with powder it stays put for a good 8 hours without any creasing. I find that I do use a bit more of this under the eyes than the others, because of it’s super thin consistency – but nonetheless it’s still a great product.
Available in two shades, I have 02 Nude and it’s a great colour match. You can find Maybelline Dream-Lumi Touch Concealer at selected pharmacies, supermarkets and department stores nationwide.
Napoleon Perdis The One Concealer* – RRP: $44.00 NZD
In its little airtight pot, The One Concealer resembles a regular cream concealer. Yes, it hides dark circles and excess (eye) baggage. Yes, it evens out redness, blemishes, and pigmentation patches. But The One does more than that: it syncs in with (almost) every skin tone.
A bit different to the other concealers above, this peachy nude concealer is actually more of a corrector and is fantastic for neutralising dark undereye circles. It can also be used for dark pigmentation and blemishes, and to be honest works really well for that too. You can even use it as a neutral base on the eyes and lips to keep colours true – such a great multi use product!
I actually use this underneath my foundation, instead of overtop like I usually do with concealers. This is because I am pretty fair during Winter, and I find this the most flattering way to use it. At this time of year, I would probably be more suited to the new The One Light concealer they’ve just released which is the exact same formula, but made specifically for fairer complexions.
The smallest amount of this goes such a long way – so be sure not to use too much. You really want this to kind of melt into the skin, and once it does it definitely stays put and will not crease.
You can find Napoleon Perdis The One Concealer at selected Farmers stores nationwide.
What’s your favourite undereye concealer?
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