So Long Hyper-Pigmentation and Dark Circles!

Get out of here hyper-pigmentation and dark circles, nobody wants you here!

Concealers are a staple in my makeup routine to hide imperfections. I don't believe in having one concealer color for all your imperfections because the one for your eyes may not work for your blemishes. Under-eye concealer is recommended to be two shades lighter than your skin color for a brightening effect, while concealer for your blemishes should match perfectly to your skin. Using the bright under-eye concealer for your blemishes will highlight your imperfections, rather than conceal. This is why I have two designated favorites: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for my under-eye area, and Make Up For Ever's Full Cover Concealer for my hyper-pigmentation problems.
The top swatch is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard and the bottom is Make Up For Ever's Full Cover Concealer in Beige #8.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard is what I use to conceal the look of dark circles eye bags. If you slept for only four hours but want to trick people into thinking you had the full eight hours of sleep, this is your best friend. Depending on how I'm feeling, I switch back and forth with Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer, which you can read more about here. After applying liquid foundation, I'll apply a small triangle shape using the wand to the area under my eyes. Then I'll take the tip of my Beauty Blender to blend it into the foundation. If you don't have a Beauty Blender, your fingers will suffice in doing the job. Since you only use a little each day, this little tube goes a long way so don't let the $30 price tag scare you!

Make Up For Ever's Full Cover Concealer in Beige #8 is my go-to to conceal hyper-pigmentation. I picked this up during the Sephora VIB Rogue sale haul because it was love at first swatch. I'm finally getting over a recent breakout but it unfortunately left me a few spots that is taking longer to go away then I hoped. Once again, after I apply foundation, I'll squeeze a little product onto my fingers and dab it onto the areas where I have hyper-pigmentation spots. Afterwards, I'll use my Beauty Blender to blend the product into my foundation. Similar to the NARS concealer, a little really goes a long way. I'd say this one is a lot thicker than the NARS formula, which is why I chose this to cover blemishes instead of getting a darker color NARS concealer. I understand why MUFE named it Full Cover Concealer because it does a serious job in concealing.

Do you guys have a different go-to concealer? I'm pretty loyal to NARS and MUFE but you never know!

4 comments:

  1. Oooh I like the look of the Nars one! Love the name 'custard' too haha!
    Jennie Emma
    xxx

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  2. I really really really want the Nars concealer!! I wrote a post about it on my High End beauty list but its truly amazing x

    Ambra // http://fridaysarefab.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I don't like high coverage concealers.If I use anything with higher coverage it sits on top of my skin and looks very obvious. I hate looking as if I'm wearing a ton of makeup. But I need to try Nars one. :)

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  4. I LIVE by the NARS cream concealer, it is life!

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