Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Quest for the Perfect Concealer

One of my goals this month is to freshen up my make-up bag, and first up is my quest for the perfect concealer!

I am afflicted with dark circles under my eyes (thanks Daddy). Is anyone else? No matter how much sleep I get, there will always be these dark somewhat purplish circles under my eyes. Ricky Raccoon much? I hate them with a fiery passion, and I’m pretty self-conscious over them too. I know—rationally—that the dark circles probably look a million times worse to me than they do to anyone else. But maybe not? In any case, with the exception of a couple of naughty blemishes that crop up around that time of the month, I use concealer primarily to cover up my dark circles.

I’ve been using Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer for years now, but when I finished my last tube, I thought I’d give another product a try. I’d seen a lot about Maybelline Fit Me Concealer on some beauty blogs I follow (even heard it called a drugstore dupe for NARS Creamy Concealer), so I figured I’d give it a go.

Since I'm pretty pale (ghostly according to my tanned family), I went with the fair shade which also had a slight pinkish tint to it. The fact that I haven't gotten sun all winter doesn't help matters. I do really like the formula and found it super easy to blend with my fingertip, and it didn’t feel heavy on my skin either.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer did a great job at covering up blemishes and redness but was maybe not quite opaque enough to completely hide my dark circles--they're evil I tell you! It did brighten up that area of my face though, so I can’t complain too much (not to mention that it cost me under $6).  I’m not sure if my quest for the perfect concealer ends here, but I think I’ll keep playing around with this one until I’ve made my final decision.

What concealer do you use? Any tips for hiding those dark circles?


  1. I'm similarly afflicted with dark circles that just won't quit and there's only two products I've ever tried that have done the trick- the Bare Minerals concealer (but it's pricey), and an MUA concealers palette which is this dead cheap drugstore brand in the UK. I think it was about £2? In any case, best advice I've ever received is to put your concealer on after your foundation, it might sound obvious, but I always used to put my concealer on first and have to put loads more on while still not covering those badboys up as well. Oh, and keep any eye cream you use in the fridge. These photos are beautiful, and I'm definitely going to need to try this out especially as it's much more affordable than what I'm using right now! xx

    1. Thanks so much! I've heard about putting concealer on after foundation, and that's the technique I use. I should really invest in an eye cream though (it just makes me feel so old)!