Current Concealers

I suffer from terrible dark under eye circles that have been kindly passed down to me by my mother (thanks for those) and I’m also at that age where I have fine (some not so fine) lines under my eyes so finding a concealer that doesn’t crease too much has been a bit of a mission. I also use concealer to cover some redness around my nose & on one of my cheeks. I thought I would share with you a few concealers from my collection that I’ve been reaching for on a regular basis.

Concealer Favourites

Garnier Eye Roll – On Anti Dark Circles – This concealer has a  roller ball applicator and it feels so cooling on the skin. I wasn’t sure if I liked this at first but I have grown to really like it & now use it daily. Its crazy to think this has lasted me over a year & like I said I use it daily. The product is quite a runny consistency so you can use just a small amount of product & even though it is runny it has a great colour pay off & it covers my redness & blemishes. I do sometimes use this under my eyes too just to counteract the blue under my eyes & even out my skin tone.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles – I only have love for this product, it brightens my under eye like no other & makes me look awake. I use this either on its own or for the days I use the Garnier Roll-On under my eye I will go over the inner corners with this just to brighten them slightly. I do need to really hydrate that area first as this can dry almost to a powder finish on me & that just sits in my fine lines.

I didn’t think the sponge applicator was going to work well for me at first but it is a good way of not applying too much product. I tend to dab the sponge where I need the product then I go in with a tapered brush to even out the coverage and make sure its sitting right on my skin. It’s great at illuminating & covering darkness, I always travel with this, its so handy to have in your makeup bag.

Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit

I have a love hate relationship with this Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit, as the Creamy Concealer part hates me with a passion & I can’t get it to work on my under eye area at all. It creases so badly and after a couple of hours it looks oily on me so I’m sad to say that side of the kit is left unloved. The powder however I’ve rediscovered in a bid to get my money’s worth from at least half of this duo. The pressed powder is in the shade pale yellow and I have been using it along with my Bobbi Brown brush to set my under eye concealer and its been doing a great job. It is a finely milled sheer powder that helps set the concealer & absorbs the oil throughout the day. I wish I’d bought the powder by itself but you live & learn. I do like the packaging of this & the handy little mirror for touchups on the go. When it eventually runs out (it seems like its lasting forever) I will buy only the powder.

Concealer swatches

Bottom – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Top – Garnier Eye Roll-On

What concealers are you using at the moment? Also if you have any tips for getting the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer to work I’d love to know. Seems such a shame to waste it.