Rimmel Edition 2 In 1 Concealer Pot 140 Medium COSRIM756
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Like foundation, concealers offer different finishes, including matte, radiant, natural, and soft, as well as varying levels of coverage (sheer, medium, and full). "I personally like a moisturizing fuller-coverage concealer, as it can be sheered down or built up depending on your concerns," says Sesnek. Always set your concealer with powder to prevent creasing and fading. You can use loose powder, pressed powder, or under-eye brightening powder.
As soon as I tried it, I thought it was going to be the winner. It smoothed out over my under-eye area, creating a blurring effect. I also loved how hydrated and healthy my skin looked after putting it on.That’s why it’s important that any concealer in my collection is versatile enough to cover everything I want, from a full glam look or to just reducing redness on my cheeks or darkness under my eyes on “no-makeup makeup” days. The MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer ( available at MAC Cosmetics) has light coverage that settled into fine lines and wears off within hours. Pat McGrath knows a thing or two about creating beautiful complexion formulas, and this concealer is one of them. With a creamy and lightweight consistency, it applies smoothly and evenly under the eyes. We loved that the formula is buildable, so you can get medium or full coverage to suit your preferences, and we were impressed that it was pretty resistant to creasing. Also notable is this product's expansive shade range, with 36 hues to choose from—the second-highest number on this list behind Fenty Beauty's concealer. With that being said, the shades do lean pretty yellow in tone, so if you have cool, pink undertones, it could be challenging to find a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly.
Coverage: Great coverage is a must when it comes to under-eye concealers, especially if you’re trying to mask dark circles or you're going for a full-glam look. The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Longwear Liquid Concealer both offer great full coverage. If you're looking to achieve a more natural or minimal makeup look, choose a formula that has light-to-medium buildable coverage. A. Either, though a brush usually provides a smoother, lighter finish. Whether using a brush or your fingers, use a patting motion when blending concealer so you don’t disturb the makeup underneath. Also, the delicate skin under your eyes should never be rubbed. You can use a damp makeup sponge to blend concealer as well. This is especially effective if you have dry skin or under the eyes. When searching for a concealer to cover under-eye circles, however, it’s better to go with a product that is a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone. This will brighten up the area. Go with an under-eye concealer that has peach or pink tones as this will help counteract the bluish tones of dark circles.
Alyssa Kaplanis an experienced writer in the beauty industry and product tester specializing in cosmetics. She’s been using and testing under-eye concealers for many years, and she’s tried several options on this list for herself. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied marketing and product development in the cosmetics industry. Alyssa has been a commerce writer at Byrdie since 2022, where she covers all things beauty. For round three, where I did my full makeup routine with the five top scorers. This meant setting down each one with powder to see how it meshed with other products, and layering on my everyday staples like blush and bronzer. If you’re using your concealer to cover up blemishes and discoloration, you do want a concealer that matches your skin tone as closely as possible so that it will look natural when blended. A concealer with yellow tones will help counteract redness.
Like the Tarte Shape Tape, its larger doe-foot applicator deposits plenty of concealer onto the skin for a full-coverage look. However, it can easily be thinned out and blended into the skin on lighter makeup days. Our main tester began using Tarte as part of full-coverage makeup to cover up acne scarring. She still loves it, even as her preferences have shifted to more natural makeup. A little bit goes a long way. You can get full coverage with a single swipe of the larger doe-foot applicator. We fell in love with this concealer during our test of the best drugstore concealers, and we've continued to love it throughout testing. The serum-like formula is very lightweight and blendable, and we were incredibly impressed by how skin-like it looked once it set down. You won't get super full coverage from this one, but it's versatile because you can sheer it out for light coverage or build it up to yield medium-to-full coverage. We did experience a bit of creasing in prominent creases under the eyes, though this wasn't a dealbreaker because you can gently tap out the creased areas with your fingertips without ruining the application. Not only does it look smooth and subtly radiant under the eyes, but some of our editors even use it as a foundation thanks to the weightless texture, beautiful coverage, and natural finish.
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There are a lot of things we love about this fan-favorite dark circle concealer. The price is affordable, the applicator is designed specifically for under-eye circles, and the formula is lightweight and buildable. During our test, we were impressed that it was crease-resistant, non-drying, and made the under-eye area look smooth and bright. Although the sponge-tip applicator isn't ideal for actually blending the product, the shape is awesome for placing concealer under the eyes as well as in areas of the face to highlight. The workable formula and rounded applicator combo also make it easy to contour if you buy a shade that's a bit darker than your complexion.