The best under eye concealers – my top 3

Hello huns

Whether you’re hungover, up all night waiting for “the one” to text or your baby has decided they love a midnight rave you will know the feeling of looking into a mirror the day to be faced with… dun dun dun.. dark under-eye circles. We all reach for a good concealer for these darker times.

I’m a big fan of pretending that everything is OK and cracking on with my day. I don’t want Susan who sits across from me to say the classic line “Late night was it?” or “Out partying were we?”. Obviously not Susan you know it’s a Tuesday and you know I have a baby.

So lets avoid the Susans of the world and paint concealer on our under-eye circles so we can continue with life. It also helps when you need to pretend to your parents you haven’t gone out 4 nights in a row, you didn’t stay up all night cramming for that exam and you have better things to be doing than waiting for those 3 magic dots to appear in a text from Barry.

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NYX concealer palette

I love a palette and what’s more it’s a concealer palette. When I first bought it the multiple colours confused me but after placing them in multiple places on my face and being called a tiger by Andy in the mornings, I thought I better get to grip with it.

The colours you need:
Green – if you have spots it helps reduce the redness.
Salmony orange and brown – I place both these colours under my eyes and blend before applying foundation.

Other colours:
Purple – Helps give the appearance of healthier skin tones and is perfect for those with darker skin tones.
Pink – also used to cover up darker circles with olive tone skin and for veins (This is what professionals say – as you can see I dabbed into all of them to give them a go at what point or another)
Yellow – apparently good for hiding bruises?

You can use this concealer palette on it’s own or I sometimes use the other concealers on top of my foundation to highlight and contour.

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As you can tell I use it!

Collection concealer

Unless you have lived under a rock for the past couple of years or you don’t scour the internet. Everyone raves about this concealer because it’s affordable and it’s amazing. I get the lightest shade for highlight purposes and place it over my foundation, blending it in using my beauty blender (cheaper version of one anyway).

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Nip and Fab concealer

I really like the colouring of this concealer. It has a more pinky tone which is perfect for my skin. It comes with a little brush nib and is great for application. I’d say it’s not as high coverage as the collection concealer but one of the top ones.

 

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So there are my top 3 concealers. I rotate between the 3 depending on my skin, how much sleep I’ve had and whether it’s daytime/night time look.

Let me know if you recommend any concealers and I hope you found this useful!

Kay xx

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I'm Kate, a 25 year old going on 40 Northerner and a new mum to baby Pip. I also love taking pictures of my food, singing along to musicals and my dog Ruben. I'm venturing into the unknown world of blogging, so please be kind.

16 thoughts on “The best under eye concealers – my top 3

  1. Ooh these are some good choices!! I actually don’t really use concealer much, though it would probably help! I just have a lot of acne and feel it always looks cakey otherwise! I love NYX, their soft matte lip creams are THE BEST!! xx

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  2. I haven’t tried any of these concealers! My go to was always YSL’s Touch Eclat but TBH I don’t worry about dark shadows anymore, all of my friends have them too so we just look past them, haha! Great review and pictures though, thank you for sharing! x

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  3. I used to absolutely love the Collectino one! I haven’t used that one in ages though.
    I thought about picking up the Nip/Fab concealer when I was standing in front of the display but ended up not doing so, as I have so many concealers on the go atm, it’s insane! I might check it out later though!

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