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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

All about CONCEALERS...

Hey dolls,
A few hours ago I was talking to one of my very awesome sisters from California and she was telling me about one of her co-workers that is having some trouble with dark under eye circles.
(Hi Oralia!) :) So I decided to let you all know about some of my personal favorite concealers. I personally do not have major dark circles under my eyes but sometimes I do have slight darkness on the inner corners that I like to conceal and I always prefer a lot of brightness in the under eye area. One thing I would like to share with you that suffer from dark circles is that you should always try to neutralize and/or counter act the the darkness before you place any kind of brightening product in that area. In other words is you have light to medium skin I would go for a peachy-salmon colored corrector, and for darker skin tones I would use a more yellow based concealer. That being said let's move onto my concealer suggestions.

Here I have a variety of concealer brands from High end to drugstore. 

Let's start off with one that I personally cannot travel without and that is the Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser By: Maybelline This concealer can be found at all drugstores such as walgreens, cvs, target, walmart etc. The price on this concealer varies anywhere from $6-8 dollars depending on where you purchase it.In my opinion this is a great concealer. It covers amazingly and it feels so lightweight. Not to mention it is pretty long lasting. They also make one that is made to simply neutralize the dark pigmentation under the eyes and after that you can obviously add a lighter concealer to brighten the area if you were to choose to. I would like to add that it does come with a sponge tip applicator it is definitely not my favorite part of this concealer because it is not the most hygienic but then again how many germs could you possibly have under the eyes. 
For some reason this image would not rotate for me but you can still see how light weight this product is.

Now moving onto my next favorite the PROLONGWEAR Concealer by:M.A.C Cosmetics
This particular concealer is definitely a little more expensive but I assure you it is worth every penny of the $19 dollars I paid for it. I am sure you already guessed by the name and YES it is long wearing. It is made to be crease proof but as with any concealer I would still set it with a powder. This concealer definitely corrects and conceals any discoloration under my eyes and adds the perfect amount of brightness. This concealer is not as light weight as the one mentioned above it, but it is still comfortable on the skin. You can purchase this concealer at any MAC store or Macy's MAC counter. 

Next on the list is another high end product.
If you prefer a thicker creamier consistency to your concealer and don't mind paying for a high end product then I recommend trying the Erase Paste by Benefit. It's does a good job at concealing dark circles but because this concealer is a little more emollient you cannot skip setting it with a powder especially if you have an oily complexion. I personally did not like this for my under my eyes due to major creasing but that is due to my oily skin. If you have normal to dry skin this would be a good concealer for you. The price tag on this is $26.00 dollars and can be purchased at any Sephora or Ulta stores.

The Covergirl &Olay Simply ageless eye concealer is another good drugstore alternative. Although I  must admit for a drugstore concealer it is on the pricey end at $10.00 dollars but they do have a wide variety of colors and a neutralizer. This is also a more hydrating concealer that is due to the Olay moisturizer that is swirled into the concealer. But it is still pretty light weight and comfortable on the skin. I would definitely recommend this concealer on more mature skin that may be lacking some moisture in the under eye area.

Last but not least is the Maximum Coverage Concealer by E.L.F. Cosmetics
Okay this is a very affordable concealer at just $3 bucks its definitely a concealer that you should try and it won't break the bank if you don't like it. As you can see in the picture above it is a very thick consistency but it is absolutely full coverage. The only thing I do not like about this concealer is their lack of color variety. But if you are lucky enough to find your perfect shade and don't mind the thickness of the product then by all means try it out. 

Another concealer that I can recommend is the Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate in Brightening peach. You can find it at all Target stores it's an affordable alternative to the Benefit concealer. It is only $12.00 and offers great coverage without being extremely heavy on the skin. It is well known for Neutralizing and brightening. 


I hope all of my suggestions have been helpful in some way. If you have any questions or comments, I am always available via email or the comments below. You can also connect with me via Instagram, twitter or google+.

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Thanks for reading and Happy Wednesday!
XoXo,
Alex






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