Under eye concealer is a life saver, especially as a tired mom. I wear under eye concealer every day…well, every day that I actually wear makeup (Ha!) and I swear it makes me look so much more awake/alive. I’ve tried several concealers and these three are definitely my favorites for a few different reasons/occasions.
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer: This has been my go to lately, especially when I’m getting ready quickly. It’s not too heavy but still had great coverage, it blends nicely, it doesn’t crease, and it’s has a wand applicator which makes it quick and easy to apply.
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: This is probably my favorite formula concealer, but I hate the application. I have to pump it on my finger and I usually get too much product so I feel like I waste some product every time. But the product formula it’s self is amazing! It has a little better coverage than the Urban Decay concealer, but still blends out nicely and doesn’t crease.
- Tarte Shape Tap Contour Concealer: This is a great concealer when you’re doing full face makeup look. I like to use it for special events or family pictures. It takes a little more time to apply because the formula is thick so you have to really blend it in well. And I’ve found that if I don’t set it by “baking”, it will crease.
HOW TO APPLY AND SET CONCEALER:
Start by applying the concealer in a triangle shape under your eye. It will cover dark under eye circles and brighten your entire face. Blend the concealer in with a damp sponge (I use this one by Real Techniques). Then I set the concealer by applying MAC Shaping Powder in the color “emphasize” to my under eye area with the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush. If I’m using the Urban Decay or MAC concealer, I can stop at this step and my concealer won’t crease, or I can “bake” to add extra brightness. If I’m using the Tarte concealer, I have to “bake” or it will crease. To bake, I dip my damp sponge into Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, and dab the loose powder over my concealer. I let the loose powder set for anywhere from a few minutes to thirty minutes and then wipe it off with the Sigma brush.