Saturday, September 5, 2015

cool concealers

I have what one of my favorite beauty youtube girls Coffee Break with Dani calls panda eyes.  And I know there is no getting rid of them, so I decided to embrace them.  Here's what I mean; Kristen Stewart, Susan Sarandon, Christina Applegate, and Juliette Lewis to name a few all have dark circles.  But that doesn't stop them from working in an industry that requires perfection.  So my thinking is that if they can rock dark circles, so can I.  But of course I still have to wear concealer!  Here are some of what I consider the best of the best.....

LIGHT COVERAGE (both from Maybelline!):
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer has light to maybe medium coverage and is as creamy and blendable as can be.  I love this stuff and probably use it more than any of my other concealers, it is so easy to use and you can definitely see a difference with it on.  It is a liquid that comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer Neutralizer is owned by every single beauty maven on you tube.  It is what you quickly swipe on, on the days you aren't feeling like wearing much makeup.  Definitely light coverage, it still looks great and acts as an eye brightener and highlighter and depuffer.  It comes as a liquid in a big tube with a sponge top applicator that I quite like.  I listed it in my August Favorites 2015 post.

The two most coveted concealers in any category are NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Urban Decay NAKED Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer.  They are very similar, a creamy liquid in a tube with a doe-foot applicator, and both are pretty good for covering "spots" on your face. I prefer Urban Decay by a hair because it provides a tad bit more coverage. But they both have excellent coverage.  The only downer is I find that sometimes they are a bit too visible on dry undereye skin.  You know, crinkly.  But don't let that stop you, everybody loves these.   For dry skin just apply plenty of eye cream.

I rely on the magic of Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer for super dark circles.  It is really the best coverage I have tried.  It is a thick but moist cream (no crinkling!) that comes in a squeeze tube and you just need the teeniest dab to do the job.  There is a small tube and a larger tube but I recommend the smaller tube because even that will last you forever.  Available at some Ultas and a few Sephora's have it in store.  If your Sephora doesn't carry it try the Cover FX Cream Concealer because it is similar and just about as good.  They are also great for spot covering on your face.

TheBalm timeBalm Concealer was my holy grail concealer for years.  The only reason I stopped using it was because Sephora stopped carrying it.  It is a thick, pretty much solid cream in a little pot.  It provides supreme coverage without being dry on the under eye. You can get it on their website or Amazon and you can also find it in small boutique shops and some salons/spas.

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer.  It is inexpensive and everyone seems to love it.  I get the impression that it has medium to heavy coverage and comes in a squeeze tube, with a brush applicator that'll last a long time.  I just learned of this brand and it is something different to try! (available at

pics stolen from the Sephora and Amazon websites and

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