The main make-up tool for those who lack 24 hours in a day is concealer. We tell you what makes it indispensable in the fight against traces of lack of sleep

When there is nothing else at hand, you can hide dark circles under the eyes with foundation and powder. These products will be a way out of the situation, and you will definitely look fresher, but a concealer will do a much better job.

Usual cream and powder, as a rule, do not have enough density to mask bruises well.And if you layer these funds, there is a high risk that they will roll up and stray into the folds of the skin under the eyes. Then there will be more problems. In addition, the area around the eyes is sensitive, there is very delicate skin that needs special care. Manufacturers usually take this into account when creating moisturizing formulas for the skin under the eyes.

For a comfortable make-up in this area, concealers also saturate with useful components. There are actually many more reasons why you should choose them if you need to hide dark circles under the eyes.

Which masks dark circles better: concealer or proofreader?

In addition to foundation and powder, correctors are also used to camouflage skin imperfections. But their application has its own nuances. Correctors of red, pink and orange colors are the best at getting rid of dark circles (they neutralize blue well) - you can read about how to use other shades of color correctors here.

However, it is impossible to leave a layer of such a corrector on the skin without cover. You will still have to apply foundation, powder or the same concealer. It turns out that you can’t do without a concealer, but he does an excellent job with dark circles on his own, without additional funds.

The features of this tool allow you to completely rely on the concealer. It is selected to the foundation so that it does not stand out on the skin. The texture density of the concealer is enough to cover the blue tint that shows through the skin.

In addition, reflective particles are added to most formulas. By creating a radiant effect, they make dark circles even less noticeable. And the skin at the same time acquires a fresh look. We talked about concealers with this composition here.

The advantage of concealers is also that they can be used to mask other skin imperfections: acne, redness, age spots and much more.Thus, this multifunctional tool that hides various imperfections deserves a place in the basic cosmetic bag.

How to choose a concealer for bruising under the eyes?

You need to look for a remedy that will be not only effective in solving the problem, but also comfortable. And here it is important to pay attention to the texture of the concealer. If you don't usually apply foundation in a dense layer, then a thick creamy concealer is not for you. A light translucent fluid will do. But if dark circles under the eyes have become a serious problem for you, you still have to choose a dense concealer saturated with pigments.

It is equally important to study the composition of the concealer. It should not dry thin, delicate skin around the eyes. Look for moisturizing ingredients in the formula, such as aloe extract (this ingredient also soothes the epidermis). Caffeine is often added to the formula: it has drainage properties, which means it helps to eliminate puffiness and improve microcirculation.The result will be a refreshed look.

Detailed instructions on how to cover up dark circles can be found in this video tutorial.

What color should the concealer be?

For those who use correctors, it is important to know how different shades work. For example, red, yellow and pink are the best weapons against dark circles.

But with concealer everything is easier. If you plan to use it only to mask dark circles under the eyes, its color should either match the shade of the foundation, or be a little lighter.

Shading the borders of the application will make the difference between the shades invisible. Remember that the concealer is applied over the foundation, and not under it, as is done with the corrector.

Which concealer format is best?

A liquid concealer like Infaillible from L'Oréal Paris has a very light texture that is barely noticeable on the skin.In this format, the product is best suited for "makeup without makeup." Concealer-fluid will create a comfortable coating, with which you can not be afraid of a “heavy” result. But for oily skin, this is not the best choice: the liquid texture can cause the product to “creep” by the end of the day.

Creamy concealer is the heavy artillery, a remedy for when dark circles are very visible and conspicuous. Plus, a texture like Affinitone from Maybelline New York is the best option for girls who usually use a fairly dense foundation. It is impossible to exclude the possibility that such a concealer will gather in the folds of the skin, which does not look very attractive. Apply the product in doses, without excess, to avoid this.

The most dense texture is in a concealer in pencil format.

For example, Wonder Pencil by NYX Professional Makeup.

The area around the eyes is very susceptible to the influence of negative external factors: lack of sleep, lack of moisture, and strong UV radiation affect its condition. She needs high-quality care and no less high-quality decorative cosmetics with caring properties. Powder is not the right solution for thin and delicate skin around the eyes. It is better to use a liquid or cream concealer.

However, in hot weather, after applying the concealer, they use such a make-up technique as baking: with the help of a special powder, the concealer is “sealed” so that it does not slip during the day under the influence of high temperatures. But it is better to use this technique only in extreme cases. We talked about it in more detail during this video tutorial.

How to apply concealer to hide dark circles under the eyes?

  1. Preparation

    Concealer should not be used dry. First, be sure to use a moisturizer for the eye area - for example, Crema Nera Extrema from Giorgio Armani is suitable. If you use a foundation, then the concealer, if you follow all the rules, is applied after it.

  2. Application

    It's worth having a separate brush in your cosmetic bag for applying concealer. It can be, for example, Urban Decay's Domed Concealer Brush, a small, voluminous duo-fiber brush that allows you to not only delicately apply, but also blend the concealer so that there are no clear boundaries on the skin.

    One of the life hacks is to distribute the concealer under the eyes not in a semicircle, but in a triangle - and “pull” the corner down, towards the cheeks.As experience shows, this application helps to better hide bruises. Also, don't forget to add concealer to the skin around the inner corners of your eyes for a fresher, more radiant look. The concealer can also be applied to other areas that you want to highlight.

  3. Finishing touches

    Take care of blending concealer. If the lines are still visible after brushing, soften them with your fingertips. Want to set a layer of concealer? Then take a transparent finishing powder, put it on a fluffy brush and lightly brush it over the skin in the area under the eyes. Suitable, for example, High Definition from NYX Professional Makeup in the shade Translucent.

Reinforce your knowledge by watching the video tutorial.


Rating of the best concealers and correctors against dark circles under the eyes

Finding a concealer that covers dark circles and doesn't crease or bleed through the day can be tricky. The funds from our selection, according to the editors, can be trusted.

  • Touche Éclat, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

    One of the most famous concealers against dark circles under the eyes is Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, which is famous for its effective formula and convenient format. This concealer comes in a tube with a brush that can be applied immediately. The product literally melts into the skin and merges with it, creating an invisible coating that reveals itself only due to a slight natural radiance. It also camouflages dark circles most effectively. The result is a fresh look, as after a he althy 8-hour sleep. With the same brush, you can paint over inflammation and other imperfections in other areas of the skin, achieving a perfect make-up.

  • Effacernes Longue Tenue, Lancôme

    The formula of this product is an emulsion of water and oil - this ensures the skin is comfortable and soft after application. The composition contains extracts of chamomile and cornflower, which are responsible for moisturizing. SPF 30 provides the delicate skin around the eyes with reliable protection against photoaging. And the pigmented creamy texture eliminates traces of fatigue; you can be sure that bruises under the eyes will not manifest themselves during the day.

  • True Match Touch Magique, L'Oréal Paris

    This concealer was designed with a shimmer effect in mind. The tool not only masks, but also distracts attention from dark circles and other signs of fatigue. The formula includes mini-particles that reflect light to draw attention away from imperfections.True Match Touch Magique also contains glycerin (helps maintain normal skin hydration levels) and caffeine (tonifies the skin and reduces puffiness).

  • Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer, Maybelline New York

    Maybelline New York has created a separate concealer specifically for the eye area. It turned out to be a universal “eraser” against all imperfections in this zone. Applying a creamy texture is doubly convenient - because a soft cushion applicator is provided, which is saturated with cream after several scrolls of the tube at the base. With the help of such an applicator, it is easy to distribute the product in the right amount and at the same time shade the borders of the coating. Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer “erases” both dark circles under the eyes and fine wrinkles; skin looks younger and fresher. In the composition, by the way, there are goji berries and haloxyl - these two components are responsible for the anti-age action.

  • Point Cealer, Shu Uemura

    Shu Uemura also has a thoughtful solution to the problem of dark circles under the eyes. Concealer Point Cealer has a delicate creamy texture, but despite this, it easily copes with bruises, redness, enlarged pores, and wrinkles. Skin tone thanks to this tool will be much closer to perfection. And not the last role in this is played by the ability to properly distribute it over the skin: the tube is equipped with a sponge applicator, on which the product is supplied in the right amount. You can’t go overboard with the amount, but using a little more concealer can also benefit - it contains moisturizing ingredients that will take care of the skin.

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