Well, taking on under eye concealer opened a whole new can of worms for me. I've tried a handful of different ones now (I'm sure I'm not alone here!) and unfortunately, only found a few that really cover the darkness/don't crease.
Today I have three to share with you- two that I've been meaning to review for awhile, and one that I got last week but have loved all summer.
1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Eraser Dark Circle Treatment concealer in Fair
I enjoyed the foundation version of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind The Eraser, so I was excited for this concealer. I liked it at first. It's lightweight and blends well, but like the foundation, the sponge applicator makes it hard to see when enough product has been dispensed (although this wasn't so much a problem for me with the foundation as the concealer). You have to roll it under your eyes before you can tell whether you need more or not. Also, this cakes on me a little throughout the day and doesn't give me enough coverage- my biggest concerns with it, I think partly has to do with the color. It matches my skin for the most part and doesn't do much in terms of actually concealing darkness. I wanted to love the whipped texture, but I think it doesn't absorb into my skin the way liquid concealers do.
2. Maybelline SuperStay 24-hour concealer in Light
I bought this one after hearing all the rave reviews online, but unfortunately I'm not loving it for my under eye area. For spots on my face it works great (although the color is a little too light for me- under foundation it works). SuperStay creases on me throughout the day and just looks too heavy under my eyes as I want from a concealer. And like I mentioned first, the color is a little pasty on me, even under my eyes. This one really isn't bad bad (the creasing annoys me but I can even that out with my finger), but the color and creasing combined don't make it my favorite.
3. Clinique Line Smoothing concealer in Moderately Fair
Love this! The consistency is right in-between- not runny, not thick. It also blends just right so it doesn't cake, but doesn't look over-blended-almost disappearing either. My favorite part about this is that it doesn't settle into the crease I have below each of my eyes, and the coverage is pretty good. In my experiences trying out different concealers, usually they will have good staying power but bad coverage, or good coverage but crease like crazy or cake. Clinique's Line Smoothing concealer has both for me. The color works well for my under eye area, OH, and it's only $14.50. Whoop whoop.
This was one I tried a sample of earlier this summer, and then a Clinique girl showed me the trick about mixing it with an eye cream (which makes a little go a long way). I've been mixing this with my sample of Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal eye cream- the only eye cream I have right now- and it works really well.
Clinique Line Smoothing concealer, Maybelline Superstay, Maybelline The Eraser
When I miss out on sleep and want some extra help de-puffing AND concealing, I reach for a recent new favorite, Garnier tinted eye roller concealer (which I know I gave a sub-par review of at first, but I've come to like it more). It creases on me, but sometimes you can't have it all...!
What are your favorite or not-so-favorite concealers for under eyes? I feel like every second I'm posting about a concealer on here, haha.
Thanks guys! xox