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Apart from the annoying cycle of outbursts that I experience, when my skin decides to behave particularly badly (or um, when I am in my period), dark circles are my biggest concern with regard to hostility and complexion. I'm not sure if it's genetics, Netflix or late-night writing takes precedence over beauty sleep, or inhumane coffee consumption, but I can always count on dark eyes that deserve a blood-deserved Edward Cullen look comparatively bright-eyed and bushy. Annoying, yes, but it does not work. We all have this one trivial beauty drama that irritates us, right?
My most important point, however, is that as a beauty fanatic and editor, my ultimate goal is to find the best antidote to improving the situation, through a supply of eye protectants, eye creams, eye masks, etc., Sephora's back room would look worn out. (I'm a product hunter, what can I say?) After years of trial and error, I've come up with some magical skincare and make-up formulas that made a difference. From eye creams that instantly help to moisturize and dispel stubborn shadows, to the best concealers who instantly camouflage the worst sleepless nights, I consider myself an unofficial whisperer under the eyes. I have already talked a lot about my favorite eye creams and face lighteners, so today I focus on the best under eye concealers I have
personally Swear on (both drugstore and department store!) and reveal the other top formulas that reviewers and beauty editors swarm about. Here I share all my brilliant secrets. Scroll on!
There are not too many make-up products that I think are life-changing, but this wondrous concealer by Charlotte Tilbury could be one of them. My former boss of Byrdie, Faith Xue (Hello, Faith!), Made me aware of this, and since then my eyes have not been the same. Regardless of the luminosity and lightness of the consistency of this formula, it offers a surprising amount of opacity and I find that I need much less masking agent than some of my other picks (which saves me both time and product). It's my current favorite, and I always get – I repeat – compliments for my make-up when I wear it. The name does not lie, people!
For a under eye concealer similar in design, workmanship, application, and consistency to the above, this Maybelline range is an excellent option. Makeup artists always speak of one of their budget-saving favorites and take the competition place as the best-selling concealer of Amazon. The award-winning formula is enhanced with goji berries and Haloxyl for an extra shine factor, and the soft applicator sponge distributes the perfect amount of the product.
As much as I love the radiant finish of the Charlotte Tilbury Concealer, which gives me my dark eyes when I want something Matterier and more durable, I reach for my Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer – no questions. After trying out an exorbitant amount of formulas, I'm convinced it's one of the best concealers on the market. It provides full coverage (for a full 16 hours!) Without feeling heavy or cake-like, and I also like it that it does not wrinkle, pill, or do any other annoying things that so many concealers do. It even stays through my sweaty workouts after work.
Recently, I put my expensive make-up taste to the ultimate test by replacing all my favorite favorites with drugstore picks for a reasonable price. To be honest, I did not expect to be impressed, but after the experiment I ate my words. This under-eye concealer form of Nyx is not quite as wonderful as my taste of Laura Mercier, but if you have no money or just do not want to spend a lot on make-up, this is one of the next formulas I know. I found a pop for less than $ 10.
This is perhaps the most famous and iconic concealer of all time. I'm the make-up snob and the beauty-loving teenager that I was. I have had it in my rotational rhythm since high school. That's no joke. It's not my absolute favorite, but I like the versatility I can apply all over my face or in my eyes, and I appreciate how smoothly it blends into my primer for an invisible and lasting finish. It's one of those legendary make-up products you should definitely try in your life. It's also child's play to reach into your pocket before a long and late night when rework is inevitable. It's $ 70, but it literally lasts forever. I've had the same tube for years, so rest assured that you get your money's worth.
Dare I say so much as I love Clé de Peau, it may be the closest cheater I have ever encountered in the field of beauty. The consistency and coverage are incredibly similar, and I apply it everywhere and in need. Oh, and once I lent it to a colleague (who's known to be an anti-drugstore beauty), she literally exclaimed, "What's that stuff ?! It's amazing !!" It is.
A top tip from our beauty-obsessed friends at Violet Gray. This pot is an investment, but you can also use it as a concealer or foundation. Technically, you get two products for the price of one. (So justified!) And it makes your face look like a spray gun.
For only $ 7, this dark-skinned concealer effortlessly camouflages dark circles under the eyes without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. It is a top choice at Ulta, well rated and offers an impressive 24 shades.
This is Sephora's best-selling concealer, and we've never met a make-up artist or beauty editorial colleague who does not love this cult favorite formula. It is a nice, light consistency and yet provides full coverage for dark circles. It also melts like a dream, and we love to tap and merge with a beautyblender.
Maybelline seems to be the brand to beat for amazing, affordable undercealers. This is the universal favorite at Amazon after the already mentioned brand's Instant Age Rewind Eraser.
After Clé de Peau, Nars and Charlotte Tilbury (which we have discussed above), this is Nordstrom's best selling concealer for correcting the eyesight. It has some shock in terms of price, but it also contains luxurious skincare benefits that help to treat fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness, in addition to stubborn dark shadows.
If you are looking for relief in the long term under the eyes, this drugstore formula of E.l.f has its back for a full 16 hours. It is highly opaque, wrinkle-free and can also be tapped for blemishes. Above: The beauty product worth $ 185, which has been bought by everyone this year