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I have had dark under eye circles for as long as I can remember. However, after 36 years I am pretty darn good at covering them up. Since I have had no choice but to deal with them, I have tried almost every type of under eye concealer out there. No joke. Whenever I see a recommendation or a good review on a heavy-duty concealer, I buy it. I can’t even list all the concealers I have purchased. After lots of trial and error, I decided to share my all-time favorites, for my fellow dark circle gals!
NYX Orange Concealer: I have talked about this concealer before and it is still one of my go-to products. Most makeup artists will tell you to offset dark circles, you should use a orangy-red base. Now this concealer is a bit tricky to apply because it has a drier consistency, but it blends wonderfully under concealers without streaking. I have purchased MANY orange-toned concealers, some of which were really expensive, but this one works the best. I only use it when I am going out or for full-makeup looks, since it isn’t worth the extra blending effort to me for daily use.
Graftobian Soft Orange Concealer: I use this every single day. It is a much more subtle orange, but still does a awesome job cutting down on blue tones. I also LOVE the consistency. It is creamy and glides right on the delicate under-eye area.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser: I have been hooked on this concealer for awhile now since it is just SO GOOD! I love the applicator and the consistency. It blends just like a sheer concealer, but with serious coverage. I use this alone on the weekends (no orange base) and it does a great job toning down my circles. I have the medium and the light shade. The medium is my go to, and sometimes I mix them or use the light color on top when I feel I need more ‘brightening’ under the eye.
Hard Candy Glamoflage: I decided to try this a few months ago, after I saw a number of beauty bloggers raving about it. (I told you, I am ALWAYS looking for good concealers!) This is my new favorite. It gives SERIOUS coverage and it blends beautifully. I love this stuff. I can’t believe it is only 6 bucks.
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo: I bought this in the more yellow ‘Banana’ color after I read somewhere that Kim Kardashian used it. (I know, I know… but her skin always looks good!) I am pretty olive toned, but it was still too yellow for me. The powder itself was so fine and silky smooth, that I tried another color. I got Cameo which is the perfect setting powder for under my eyes. I have a number of cheaper translucent powders, but this one is worth it for the under eye area. It really prevents creasing, which I need since I layer on so many different types of concealer.
Sigma P82 Concealer Brush: This is the BEST brush out there to apply cream concealer under eyes. It perfectly applies the product, but it doesn’t pull or tug on the delicate eye area. I saw this on a ton of YouTube videos and it is amazing. It is also really easy to clean and has held up perfectly in the 3 years I’ve had it.
ELF Small Stipple Brush: I use this to also blend concealer. It has the lightest touch and works great for gently blending in the different concealers I apply.
There you go… my laundry list of must-have products for people with serious dark under eye circles. (aka: my people) I always start with one of the orange-based options applied with the Sigma brush, then layer Glamoflage on top and blend with the ELF brush, and sometimes I throw the Instant Age Eraser on top, too. I top it off with the Ben Nye powder. Obviously, products work differently on everyone, but I have tried A LOT of heavy duty concealers and these are really working well for me right now. I would love to hear about your favorite concealers!