I love all things beauty, but there is one product that I put on, no matter the day, time or weather. I could be gearing up to run a race, or in a race to surf the couch for the afternoon, going out or staying in, it doesn’t matter. The one product I can’t live without is concealer!!
Why you ask? I have dark under eye circles. And I’m not talking your regular, run of the mill, “I look tired when I am tired” circles! I have full blown, bluish purple half moons under my eyes, that showed up somewhere around my 17th birthday. Thanks genetics.
I have tried every different variety of concealer and I’ve read countless reviews on some of my favorite beauty blogs (The Budget Beauty Blog, Vivianna Does Makeup, MaskCara, But First, Coffee). And I do have a few favorites: Benefit Erase Paste is an amazing product! I love the coverage, but I find it being a little too thick at times. Revlon PhotoReady was my old stand by, but its a bit drying, and isn’t 100% flattering a few hours after application. It is amazing in photos though, right after you apply. Dermablend Quick Fix is similar to the Revlon version, however, I like it better for blemishes than on my under eye region. BH Cosmetics has an awesome Concealer and Corrector palette that is really good on acne, and has a few options to counteract days when my under eyes are looking especially purpley.
I love some of the highlighting products I’ve tried too, Revlon makes a Primer Brightener that is a really good dupe for the Benefit Ooh La Lift. And sometimes I will take a little help from the Garnier Skin Renew Ant-Puff Eye Roller. It is so very cooling, and that’s just how I roll (terrible).
But for my favorite, awesome to apply, great coverage, minimal creasing, long lasting, spendiferous concealer, the award goes to Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer. Say that 5 times fast!
I use the Neutralizer shade, which is supposed to be for extreme dark circles, but I have purchased the Honey shade as well to try it out. I just noticed on Drugstore.com that there is a Brightener version as well, for a luminous touch, so I might have to pick that one up too.
I admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this product when I tried it out many many moons ago. I wasn’t either when I tried it again a few months ago. But, after watching the lovely Kallie in this review, I realized I was doing it all wrong. Start at 2:55 (if you don’t have 8 minutes to be entertained by Kallie) and learn.
I picked up a blending brush, and used it on the concealer after applying with the sponge applicator and I swear the heavens poured down full coverage sunny light beams of awesome onto my face. Kallie was so right, and I have my new favorite under eye concealer!
As you can see below, I stocked up at a recent BOGO half off sale at CVS. The packaging also claims to be a treatment, and the Maybelline site boasts that this “Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.” So I’m interested to see how these claims stack up with continued use.
Will you try this amazing Maybelline concealer? What is your favorite beauty product? I’m always looking for something new to try!!
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