I heard that a tiny bit of vaseline beneath the concealer can help this problem, and it has done for me - just make sure to use a miniscule amount, to avoid the area becoming greasy.
Also remember to put a few dabs on the inner eye part (very tops of sides of nose), and a touch of white/creamy eye liner in the inner corner of eyes - tends to really brighten the area up a lot, too.
I use vitamin E concentrate oil 10,000 IU (liquid...light) over my eye creme. Soaks in a bit and not as heavy as vasoline. Concealer goes on smooth and doesn't cake. Also good for the undereye area (no oil glands) that is starting to get crepey/wrinkles.
It's cheap, too!!!
I've heard good things about Tarte maracuja creaseless waterproof concealer and It Cosmetics bye bye under eye - but haven't seen either of them come up in this thread. I haven't used either of them.....but am curious.
Cle de Peau - perfect for summer, and for blemishes in all seasons. The most natural look (no highlighting properties) but requires proper under eye hydration.
Ellis Faas - perfect for winter as quite moist. Good coverage, but never cakey and doesn't settle in lines, ever. More luminous than the CdP, but still quite natural looking.
Giorgio Armani - very moist and liquid-y, perfect on good days when you only require minimal or light coverage.
I really like having and use all 3, but if I could only keep one, it would be the Cle de Peau.
I tried the Bye Bye Undereye concealer from It Cosmetics, but didn't like it too much. I found it hard to work with due to its thicker texture, and if you don't know/learn how to work it properly, it can easily look cakey. However, it has amazing coverage, and a little goes a VERY long way. A very good friend of mine really got the hang of how to use it and loves it, and it looks great on her.
After using Cle de Peau for awhile I must say it doesn't do a thing for my dark circles. I can't understand why it doesn't work for me.
Tarte is better but now I'm using Mac Pro Longwear Conceler which so far has worked best.
Hi all, just wondering what everyone's favorite concealer is? Or even the ones that you would NOT recommend? Why and why not?
I have an old concealer from MAC (don't know the kind, it's in a tube like a lip gloss with a wand) that I originally bought to cover up a zit a few years ago, but it really didn't fully cover it and just kind of minimized it. I'm thinking of getting another for occasional under-eye circles and other small blemishes that may arise. My skin is usually clear (but dry) and I don't wear foundation or any face makeup on a daily basis, so I don't want something heavy or too thick. Also, the easier to apply, the better. Any ideas? If it helps, my skin is a yellow tone and tan. Think like Jessica Alba's skin color.
I love Benefit's Erase Paste for everything except for the eyes. It covers so well and has a brightening effect. It's too heavy for under the eyes. I'm still looking for something that will work for my under eye circles. Your Mac tube is probably an under eye concealer and that's why it's not working well for other areas. I have cheated and warmed up the Benefit erase paste and then applied it on my under eye circles but being very careful not to get it too close to my eye otherwise it will settle and cake.