Under Eye – Purple half moon (dark circle?) concealer needed

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try MAC Prolongwear concealer. I used it on my friend, who has dark circles under her eyes and dark eyelids, for her wedding last weekend and it covered them and didn’t cake up.

 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2015

memorieslff:  MAC prolongwear is definitely one I would recommend. Nars creamy concealer is pretty good two. I would also recommend to use products with pink undertones under your eyes, it will cancel the blue shade of your dark circles. And to prevent creasing, stay away from very thick consistencies like the Benefit erase paste (it creases like crazy on me too…).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

memorieslff:  it’s definitely great coverage! Sometimes I even mix it with some primer and use it as a foundation and my face requires a medium/full coverage to cover my redness.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Another vote for MAC Pro Longwear concealer!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

 

memorieslff:  You might also want to invest in an under eye cream that helps reduce the look of dark under eye circles as well.  There are some really good products out there that I have tried.  The ones that seem to work the best I found were ones that contained Vitamin K.  They would also help reduce the fine lines under your eyes.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

memorieslff:  I am another one whoe believe mac pro-longwear is also the best concealer out there! the only problem i see is that it looks like your skin is pretty cool/pink toned, and the pro-longwear line can run really warm/yellow toned. so if you arent blending it in with any other foundation or anything it may be tough to get a good match. it’s definitely the most yellow toned of all the lines at mac, so make SURE they don’t try to tell you you are NC anything — you will need a shade beginning with NW.

If you can’t get a good color match, try mixing it with some hard candy glamoflauge. It doesn’t have the staying power of MAC prolongwear but its SUPER opaque and cooler toned.

You might also get better results changing your technique — a good product is imporatant but with concealer the method you use can be just as important if not more. Using the right brush can do wonders, as opposed to dotting it on with your fingers and rubbing as so many of us have been taught to do.

also, trying wayne goss’s powder BEFORE foundation (or concealer in this case) method. try dusting a very finely milled translucent loose powder over the area, then applying concealer with a brush, and then setting with the same powder. This should definitely help prevent it from settling into lines. Just make sure it’s not a silica powder or you will get that ghost effect in flash photography.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oddly enough, something called banana powder works wonders. Its typically used in contouring/highlighter, but it really works great for me. I also have really dark circles.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have super dark circles and I use Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighter. It’s very sheer so it doesnt settle in my creases/lines but it comes in a peachy color that counteracts the blue/purple in your dark circles… I read the stuff was a drugstore dupe for YSL Touche Eclat which has great reviews for dark circles… 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

memorieslff:  Oh i thought you meant you weren’t wearing any foundation since you said the rest of your skin is fine? If you are (I’m a full face of liquid foundation daily girl myself) than that makes it easier to use concealer in my opinion!

I used to apply concealer first as well, but lately the advice seems to all be about applying it after. It’s been a while since I’ve felt the need to use it but I have to say I am now a believer in applying it after. I think what happen is that you are able to better blend the concealer into the rest of your final look better if you can still work with it after you have applied the foundation. Also, you can better gauge the amount of concealer you truly need to use because the foundation itself will mute some of the dark circles on it’s own. that way you only use just the amount of concealer you actually need, which typically ends up being LESS than you would apply when applying concealer first because you end up trying to cover all of the darkness with the concealer alone.

The main cause of cakiness or fine line settling is using too much product, so any technique that results in using less is the way to go.

As far as brushes go, the rule of thumb is to use natural bristled (goat hair, etc) brushes for dry products like powder, and synthetic bristles for wet products, like concealer or liquid foundation. If you’ve been using natural bristles, you may have been soaking up some of the product causing you to work the brush overtime which just moves the product around rather than applies it evenly.

Definitely try out some of these different techniques and see if that helps! 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have light skin and dark circles and the best concealer I have ever found is called Amazing Concealer and they sell it at Sephora. If I want more coverage I use Dermablend. I don’t wear foundation, just powder, and both brands of concealer hold up really well all day.

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