Post # 1
Please tell me that you’ve found a great undereye concealer that does not end up just making you look older. Every time I try one I feel that it ends up covering the dark circles (good) but enhancing the fine lines (bad).
What brand do you recommend and do you have any tips for application?
Post # 3
I had some cheapo stuff (I think it was about a dollar) once upon a time that I really loved. It was either covergirl or that love my lips/face stuff
Post # 4
As someone who has tried about 5 million concealors, I can say that there isn’t one that is magic. I would advise using eye cream and letting it settle before you apply any concealor. Lately I’ve been using MAC foundation as concealor, with some translucent powder over it to set.
Also, watch your application. Put a small amount or no concealor over the outer corners, where you start to get into crow’s feet. Dab the concealor on versus spreading it on and be careful to not put on too much in too thick of layers.
Good luck! If it helps any, I doubt anyone notices the circles or the wrinkles as much as you do, and photoshop can always take them out of wedding pictures!
Post # 5
ok, I am older. I run on 4 hours of sleep a night. So, I have dark circles, AND wrinkles. After trying out millions of under eye concealers from MAC to dollar store I found Lancome. http://www.lancome-usa.com/%C3%89clat-Miracle/3605975065015,default,pd.html is what I have been using with WONDERFUL success. It does not settle in my wrinkles, it does not make my extreme dry skin worse, and it successfully brightens my eye area so I don’t look tired.
Just waltz up to a Lancome counter and ask them to test it on you. Hope that helps!
Post # 6
I’m a big fan of Benefit’s ‘Erase Paste’…a little goes a long way and it’s super easy to blend.
Post # 7
Clinique’s line-smoothing concealer 🙂
Post # 8
I second the benefit erase paste!
Post # 9
I like Givenchy’s “Mister Light” pen. It really brightens up my under-eye circles, and I haven’t noticed it accentuating the fine lines.
Post # 10
I love Laura Mercier! Stays put all day long, too.
Post # 11
I third the benefit erase paste. I recently bought the “camo quad” from http://www.coastalscents.com. They also have a color corrector quad. I’m young (21) but I have really bad lines due to stress and lack of sleep (i’m a 4th year college student UGH!). I’ve found that the coastalscents concealer quad works better for me than the benefit (and its way cheaper!). I still have about half of the little tub of my erase paste left and stopped using it bc i love the coastal scents so much! For me, it doesn’t blend into my lines if I don’t use too much and set it with powder.
Post # 12
I love Smashbox!
Its a little expensive if you buy separately. But if you go to Sephora or Ulta, they have Smashbox makeup kitd, check to see if they have concealer in there to try if you cant get to a Smashbox counter! It might be worth it, thats how I discovered it for myself!
Oh and I always lightly *ring finger* dab/pat my concealer instead of smearing or using the brush; i feel thats what tends to create more streaking or lines too.
Post # 13
The best one Ive found so far is Physicians Formula concealer twins – one side is a yellow tinted concealer to hide the dark circles and the other side is a skin colored concealer to hide the lines. Heres the link – http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/concealers/03055.html (I use the yellow one not the green one)
I buy Physicians Formula at Target
Post # 14
I second the Smashbox recommendation. I start with the under eye brightener:
And then go over that with the high definition concealer:
Works pretty well, and I don’t notice any streaking or creasing.
Post # 15
Vichy Dermablend…. it gives you a “photoshopped” look and you only need a couple of dabs…
Post # 16
I had this exact same problem and right now I use Bobbi Brown concealer. It’s thick and water resistant but doesn’t crease as bad as others I’ve tried.
I am almost 30, but the only part of me that looks like it are the fine lines under my eyes, so I totally feel your pain on this.