Dark circles are the female version of a man’s 5-o’clock shadow. My struggle with finding the right concealer started at the age of 14. Back then; I was very inexperienced in the ways of makeup. It is with age that I realize that concealer is not the answer. In fact, the problem can only be solved with a great corrector. A corrector will help brighten the under eye area and create a clean blank canvas for you to start your day. One must also make sure that the corrector they are using is very light in texture to avoid cakey-ness and cracking. After shopping and researching, I have officially found a couple of products that I feel confident recommending to all my readers who are struggling with the same issue as me.
1. Touché éclat by YSL:
If you have some serious, serious, (one more time for the people in the cheap seats), serious dark circles, this will be the perfect corrector. It is long lasting, smooth and does not crease in fine lines. I use it underneath my concealer to help brighten the under eye area. Touché éclat comes in numerous shades, DO NOT go for a perfect color match to your over all skin tone. Instead select a color with an orange undertone. (I wear shade #3). The orange will cancel out the “grey” and instantly make the eye area seem lifted.
2. Correctors- Bobbi Brown:
This corrector is to die for. There is a bit of coverage with this product so if you don’t need heavy-duty stuff, this can double up as your concealer as well. With over 10 different shades you are guaranteed to find your perfect color match. This product is creamy yet light in texture and will not settle in to fine lines. I do recommend setting it with some powder to pro long it’s wear power. I like to use the Makeup Forever HD setting powder because it’s translucent and will not change the color or the coverage of the product.
3. Erase Paste- Benefit Cosmetics:
Even though I am heart broken over Benefit’s recent decision to discontinue my Holy Grail powder (Get Even), I couldn’t rob them of this rave. This product is creamier than touché éclat and has a bit of a sticky texture. Because of the texture change, I do highly recommend it to be set with a translucent powder. The product comes in 3 shades, which are all very orange/melon based. Again, orange is very important to cancel out the grey and brighten. Since Erase Paste is heavier in texture, I don’t find the need to use concealer on top. I just apply, dust some powder and off I go.
let me know your thoughts or if you have any questions!!