As you know I am a little OCD about concealing dark circles. If you don't know, now you do. I have them from sickness and hereditary so no getting around it I'm afraid. I've tried several correctors through the years and only have 3 favorites. That's right 3. Out of tons. I'm extremely picky and I want great results. I'm looking for miracles people. Though I've not found miracles yet I've found good products that do help. Correcting is only part of the equation I'm afraid. Moisturizing and concealing are the other part and I will have a post about favorite concealers next but I'm waiting for another concealer to get here that needed to be replaced so I can include it. So here we are just chatting about correctors.
First up a corrector for dark circles typically needs to be orange based to cancel out the blueish purple tones. With corrective colors it usually looks peachy rather than orange. This is to cancel out or neutralize the dark colors. There are other colors that are brightening like pink. Benefit has an eye bright pencil that is baby pink that doesnt cancel out the dark circles it only brightens the area so it doesn't look so dark. Yellows can do that as well especially if your eyes are red. This is strictly about correcting the color and neutralizing it though to make the skin tone more even.
My three favorites are:
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector in medium
Eve Pearl Salmom Concealer in Light or Medium
NYX Dark Circle Concealer Correcteur in Orange
This photo is without flash in warm light. Let me start by saying that cream is the only way I go with corrector or concealer generally I only have one concealer that is a liquid that I like. So these are all cream.
The top swatch is the Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in shade light. This is a super creamy formula. It's highly pigmented so it does cover but it's very creamy and has so much shine to it. Which is awesome in regards to reflecting light. I got this off Hautelook over a year ago and I went back and forth with it because while it is really good it's so creamy it makes it thinner and easy to move. Like if you touch the area before setting it will wipe off some of the product. It is a nice corrector though and paired with a high coverage concealer does a fantastic job. I don't like using it with a medium coverage concealer though because it's not enough. This shade is also just peachy enough to neutralize and if it stayed on better could almost not need another concealer to even out the skin tone with the foundation. Another downfall is the price. It's $44 for 6.3 grams which is .22 oz.
The next one is the It Cosmetics Corrector. This is a drier formula still shiny but definitely drier. It's very full coverage which I love and it's a darker peach which I also like. It's so dry though that you have to moisturize well with this and you either need to use your finger or beauty blender to blend. It doesn't wipe off easily though. I've had this well over 2 years and though I've made quite a dent it's not anywhere near empty. I used it almost daily for the two years as well. I always go back to this one. I got mine from Ulta and its $29 for .17 oz.
Next is a new one that I just decided to try last week and it's the NYX corrector. I really love it though. There's not a lot of difference between it and the It Cosmetics one actually other than this one isn't as shiny and lots cheaper. Which made me so happy because when you have serious dark circles it's hard to find a product that's a good price that will be potent enough to fix it and this really fits the bill. I'm really enjoying it. This is $6 for .10 oz.
This picture is with the flash.
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I want to add that the texture is huge when choosing a under eye concealer. Things that are too dry tend to look cakey and make you look much older and settle into fine lines more. So if you have a problem with a product for that try adding a drop of almond or jojoba oil to a portion of the concealer on the back of your hand to thin it out some, or to the container. You want it to be creamy but still be thick and not thin and runny.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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