I live for concealer these days. I’m not sure why, but my foundation has been replaced by color correcting concealer over primer and finished off with a light serum foundation applied sparingly. This is the girl who went for full coverage foundation always, so I’m making steps in the right direction at least. Why is this relevant? Because the number one thing my best under eye concealer must do is correct color.
I actually use two shades of concealer on my eyes, yellow for the lid and lower lash line, and an apricot shade for the triangular area under my eyes. Both of these shades are found in my most amazing NYX Color Concealing Palette, which is my MUST HAVE product right now. There are six color correcting shades in the palette, and the apricot shade is definitely my best under eye concealer. It’s thick enough to really cover, but blendable enough to not actually see it (this can be tricky – many color correcting concealers are kind of noticeable, and I think it’s because they are just too thick or not properly applied).
The yellow shade is used on the top lids and along the lower lash line, because yellow cancels out purple-blue. It completely neutralizes the discoloration and essentially creates a blank canvas for me to work with. Because this discoloration seems to go all the way around my eye, I use it along the lower lash line too.
And because I don’t just have one best under eye concealer, I have others that do a great job with color correction.
I use Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Eden for discoloration as well. It brightens up my eyes (above and underneath) AND helps any makeup I apply (not just eyeshadow) to stick around on my oily skin. I’ve been known to dab a little under my eyes too, when I need extra coverage for long periods of time.
When I don’t want to mess around with much, I reach for my COVERGIRL + Olay Eye Rehab and Concealer. I can apply this quickly with my fingers and be done with the entire thing. It has some moisturizing goodness and never looks dry or cakey (which is extra bad at my age, because you don’t want anything settling into those fine lines around the eye), and it color corrects too. It’s another apricot-peach shade that magically seems to get rid of dark circles and really brighten things up.
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