Pammy Blogs Beauty: Makeup Wars: My Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Under Eye Circles

Monday, December 5, 2016

Makeup Wars: My Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Under Eye Circles

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It is time for another Makeup Wars! I know, it has been awhile since I have done a Makeup Wars post. Well, the exciting news is that the Makeup Wars team has brainstormed an awesome list of topics. So, you readers can look forward to a great variety of Makeup Wars posts in the very near future!!! :) 

Are you new to Makeup Wars? Let me tell you a bit about it. Makeup Wars is a collaborative blog series with other top beauty blogger friends. We mutually pick topics to blog about and then link up to each others blog. For example, in this post, we are all going to talk about our very favorite concealers. We represent a wide variety of ages, skin tones, and geographic locations. So, it will be very interesting to see our collective list of awesome concealers!

Makeup Wars: My Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Undereye Circles:
As many of my regular readers know, the topic of concealers is near and dear to my heart. Actually, my hunt for the very best concealers (along with finding effective skincare for my sensitive skin) was my gateway into the beauty and makeup world! I always heavily research my concealer purchases by reading online reviews and blogs. The average concealer just doesn't work for my dark circles. I need heavy duty coverage! 

My Concealer Needs:
I struggle with dark circles. Seriously. My dark circles are so dark that they practically count as black eyes. Why do I have dark circles? Primarily, I blame heredity. I have very fair/thin skin. Also, I have allergies and generally never get enough sleep. So, I have both the blue/purple dark circles as well as redness in the area from allergies. If I walked around without concealer (which I have from time-to-time, but not often), people ask me if I am sick or tired. The dark circles are just that bad. 

So, I need very heavy duty coverage. Plus, I need that coverage to last all day. Also, I don't want the coverage to look cakey. Not to mention, I need a good match to my skintone. My skin tone is almost porcelain. In many makeup brands, the lightest concealer is still too dark for my skintone. Seriously ya'll, the struggle is real for me when it comes to finding good concelaers!

I have found some great concealers over the years. Some I have stuck with for years and some that I have loved have been discontinued (which is always heartbreaking, for real ya'll!). So, needless to say, I am always searching and always wanting to add awesome under eye concelaers to my makeup arsenal. 

Want to know my Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Under Eye Circles, please click "read more" below to find out my picks!!! :)

Right now, I am going to share with you my Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Under Eye Circles:

Top Five Concealers for Very Dark Under Eye Circles:
Before diving in, I just wanted to mention that my concealer needs for the rest of my face (everywhere but my under eye area) are not as extreme. Often I skip it or just use foundation. So, for favorite concealers, I am only talking about heavy duty coverage concealers that work well for the under eye area. 

So, here are my faves in no particular order:

  • IT Cosmetics | Bye Bye Undereye and Bye Bye Undereye: There is no question, if you buy one item from IT Cosmetics, it needs to be the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer! Love this concealer and I always have it in my makeup collection. It is a full coverage concealer packed with anti-aging and skin-loving ingredients. Who doesn't love that?!?! The coverage and wear is fantastic without looking at all cakey. Want to illuminate the under eye area? Then choose the Illumination formula. This coverage won't budge all day (and is even waterproof). Fantastic concealer!!! 

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER | Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer: MAKE UP FOR EVER is another brand that I turn to when looking for foundations and concealers. Not only are the formulas top notch, but also they have a really amazing shade selection. As an uber-fair girl, I often struggle with finding shades light enough for me. This is not a problem with MAKE UP FOR EVER! The Ultra HD Concealer is very impressive. It might even be the most pigmented concealer that I own. You only need a really really small dab of this product to get complete opaque coverage. This is great because you are not loading up the under eye area with tons of product to get the coverage you need. A think layer means it won't look cakey nor heavy...yet you still get awesome coverage!!! 

  • tarte | Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: Here is yet another fantastic concealer. Tarte is another one of my go-to brands for not only awesome concealers and foundations but also fun and pigmented blushes and super cute palettes! The Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is one of my favorite products from the line. Amazing coverage and great long-wear! Plus, this one is waterproof, too. 

  • Hard Candy | Glamoflauge: How much do you guys love me that I am including an super inexpensive drugstore concealer in my list? ;) Seriously, this is my favorite drugstore concealer and certainly the best coverage that I have found for my dark under eye circle problem from the drugstore. While the coverage isn't quite what the others are on this list, it is pretty darn close. What I really love is that this product really has a nice finish when it sets to keep the area looking natural and not caked up. This is the concealer that I wear most days as the application is a little bit more user friendly than the others on this list, you can really just "slap it on" and go. I adore it and hope Hard Candy makes it forever!!! Plus, it is soooo affordable! 

  • Shiseido | Perfecting Stick Concealer: So, I am cheating with this one. This is a favorite concealer of mine, but not for the under eye area. I love this concealer around my nose area, chin, and over any blemishes that I am trying to hide. Great coverage and a fantastic shade match for me, too! I find it a bit too heavy for my under eye area but love it for the rest of my face! However, I do think it would work for the under eye area for those with less of a dark circle problem. I just have to cake it on way too thick to get the coverage I crave. 
So, there you have favorite concealers for the Under Eye Area (and more!). What are your top concealers? I would love to hear! Also, be sure to scroll through the thumbnails below to find out what my fellow beauty bloggers are loving and using for concealer! 

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lola seicento said...

What a wonderful selection of concealers, Pammy! I haven't tried any of these. I have a different concealer from IT Cosmetics, that I love, but this one needs to go on my list!

Unknown said...

Dark circles are the worsttttt! MUFE and IT are my jam, though!

Kelly said...


Erika said...

I am also fair and have dark circles from Hell. The struggle is so real.

B said...

I've heard fantastic thing about that It Cosmetics Under Eye concealer. There isn't a good match for me but man, hoping they come out with one soon.

Phyrra said...

I love It Cosmetics! I just wish they came in a pale enough shade for me.

Kath TheFabZilla said...

Glad to see IT in your list

Paula K said...

I have very bad dark circles just like you and have been asked if I'm sick when I don't have make-up on. I have been wanting to try the Hard Candy Concealer but was worrying about it settling into my fine lines. Do you have any thoughts on that because I am still looking for 1 that doesn't settle? Thanks.

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