Here’s a makeup tip for those of you who have serious undereye circles: instead of using a really heavy concealer, use a corrector instead. The difference between a concealer and a corrector?
According to Bobbi Brown, concealers lightens the dark circles, while corrector brightens. Get it? I don’t really quite get it either but what I do know is that if you have dark eye circles, you want a corrector. If you want to add a concealer on top of that go ahead but you need to apply corrector first. Okay?
I’ve used many types of concealers for various imperfections on my face, and I can safely say that using a corrector is the best option for prominent undereye circles.
I discovered this makeup tip while reading through Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual. Previously I’ve either used either:
1. a liquid concealer (very easy application which is ideal for the delicate skin under the eyes This type of concealer doesn’t settle into the creases BUT it does not offer a very strong coverage i.e. the dark under the eyes can still show through) , or
2. a heavy cream concealer which covers the undereye circles but would appear kind of heavy or crepey after 20 minutes.
So finding this little pot of magic was happiness itself for me.
Another surprising thing about the corrector is its pigment density. Just a tiny tiny bit is enough to cover even the most serious of dark circles. So while the texture is very dense, you end up using a very light touch.
The shade of concealer that works for me is peach. I either use it on its own and dust some loose powder on to set it, or if I’m feeling it, I add a lighter shade of concealer like M.A.C’s Moisturecover concealer in NC20 on top of the corrector.
The corrector retails for RM90 at Bobbi Brown counters and stores nationwide.
PS/Anyone else have any other great makeup tip for covering severe undereye circles is welcome to share : )