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Re: Please help me choose a concealer


@PilatesLover wrote:

Full disclosure: I'm not a makeup gal.  Skin care, sun block, eyebrows out of necessity, eyeliner and mascara.  Maybe a light powder and blush.  I'm not one to spackle, prime, conceal, contour and Beauty Blender - there's just no time and I don't enjoy doing it.

 

BUT I saw myself via a recorded town council public hearing, sitting in the public seating area, and was appalled by my undereye circles.  I want to add concealer to my eye makeup now.  Some more info:

 

  • They're not bags or skin discoloration, it's shadows caused by my face structure, deep set eyes and gravity
  • I'm 65 and have dry skin that has gotten very thin there
  • Is there something creamy but that won't get caught in creases as the day wears on?
  • I have very sensitive, dry eyes.

 

Thank you beauty experts for reading my post.  ♥


@PilatesLover  (thanks @Effie54 ). I'm trying out a new concealer by DRMTLGY....sale happening now...Luminous Eye Corrector SPF 41. It's a fluid consistency and the coverage is good, but not heavy. I'm using FAIR and find I don't need concealer over it. It takes care of any darkness and hydrates.

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer

@PilatesLover I'll bet you look great, but start with the Maybelline that the others mentioned. 

It's inexpensive & easy to get.

Then if that doesn't work go to Sephora or Ulta were you can see them, touch them & see the colors.

It doesn't sound like you need too much but it will still take a bit of trial & error to see what you like, maybe.

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer

@PilatesLover  adding another angle on this is you can also do a super ez check yourself to see if your circles are pigment related or a circulation type. Pinch your under eye lightly, if the circle color changes to whitish and seems to disappear and the color comes back, that is a circulation type. If the circle stays dark on the pinch it's a pigment type.

 

If they're circulation type you can treat under eyes with products containing caffeine to help 

 

pigment types need vitamin c, retinol, Niacinamide, Kojic acid, and glycolics 

 Roc drugstore products are a good place to start to help fade these

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer

@SilleeMee  I love this product,I can actually use the yellow neutralizer shade as 

a foundation 

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer

I've been a Revlon wearer for years

One item in the line is Color stay and it is a concealer in a tube, liquid. Maybe 10.00 but it lasts and long wearing. No caking, and applies evenly and sparingly.

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I placed my first order of this exactly one year ago tomorrow.  It's a great product, but I also pay special attention to the area via skincare before applying the dark spot corrector.  You don't need to be a makeup pro to use it.  Don't over apply, just a dot at the inner and outer under eye corners and blend. 

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@PilatesLover  The best concealer I have ever used is the Kaja Beauty Don't Settle Concealer.   It's the only concealer that truly does not crack or settle into fine lines.  And it lasts all day.   Unfortunately, they changed the formula which is normally not a good thing    I have not used the new one (sells for $19.00 on the website).    The older one is on sale for $9.50 on the website.   I have been stocking up on it.

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer


@Shanus wrote:

@PilatesLover wrote:

Full disclosure: I'm not a makeup gal.  Skin care, sun block, eyebrows out of necessity, eyeliner and mascara.  Maybe a light powder and blush.  I'm not one to spackle, prime, conceal, contour and Beauty Blender - there's just no time and I don't enjoy doing it.

 

BUT I saw myself via a recorded town council public hearing, sitting in the public seating area, and was appalled by my undereye circles.  I want to add concealer to my eye makeup now.  Some more info:

 

  • They're not bags or skin discoloration, it's shadows caused by my face structure, deep set eyes and gravity
  • I'm 65 and have dry skin that has gotten very thin there
  • Is there something creamy but that won't get caught in creases as the day wears on?
  • I have very sensitive, dry eyes.

 

Thank you beauty experts for reading my post.  ♥


@PilatesLover  (thanks @Effie54 ). I'm trying out a new concealer by DRMTLGY....sale happening now...Luminous Eye Corrector SPF 41. It's a fluid consistency and the coverage is good, but not heavy. I'm using FAIR and find I don't need concealer over it. It takes care of any darkness and hydrates.


@Shanus That sounds like a good one. Please let me know how you like it. I'm the same coloring as you. 

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@Shanus   I took a chance on the DRMTLGY Luminous Eye Corrector after seeing it on a You tube Channel ( The Hooded Lid).  I am so happy with it!   I have some serious dark circles and wasn't expecting much  Pleasnt surprise! Some days I don't  need concealer with it,  just my IT CC cream and I'm good.  It is very fluid and not heavy just as you said.  I got an extra one today with the sale thank you. 

 

To add, I should say I got the Medium (I'm a Medium in IT CC) and it's good for a light-medium to Medium I think. 

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Re: Please help me choose a concealer


@PhilaLady1 wrote:

@PilatesLover 

 

I am the same age as you.  Before the pandemic when I went to the office 5 days a week, I wore makeup everyday. Full face. Then slowly but surely, working from home then retireing, I stopped wearing makeup altogether. Thought I wasn't too bad looking. A few weeks ago I got my driver's license picture taken. Same as you, I was appalled and also felt very down on myself.  Bought new makeup and use it almost every day.  I keep it simple and neutral.  Anyway, I am really liking IT Cosmetics concealer, the kind that sort of looks like it's in a glass test tube.  Spot concealer it's called I think, but I mainly use it under my eyes.  A little dab will do ya. Good luck with your search!

 

 

 



@PhilaLady1 wrote:

@PilatesLover 

 

I am the same age as you.  Before the pandemic when I went to the office 5 days a week, I wore makeup everyday. Full face. Then slowly but surely, working from home then retireing, I stopped wearing makeup altogether. Thought I wasn't too bad looking. A few weeks ago I got my driver's license picture taken. Same as you, I was appalled and also felt very down on myself.  Bought new makeup and use it almost every day.  I keep it simple and neutral.  Anyway, I am really liking IT Cosmetics concealer, the kind that sort of looks like it's in a glass test tube.  Spot concealer it's called I think, but I mainly use it under my eyes.  A little dab will do ya. Good luck with your search!

 

 

 


@PhilaLady1, the very same thing happened to me when I got my license renewed. I was so shocked and couldn't stop looking at it. I looked at it for days! lol, then I figured out something that might help you. 

The photo looks so bad b/c the lighting is so dark and the shadows make it all look 10X as bad. Mine is real dark with eye shadows and face shadows. 

I have to do it again, and I've made up my mind, to ask for a do over, if it's the same thing.

I've found that most concealers work, if you learn how to apply them. If you have some hollowness under your eyes from shadows, place the concealer just on the inner corner of your eyes w/o covering the entire eye, which might fall in the wrinkles. 

Also, Mally has a Shadow cream, which I use. Its not very expensive and works for shadows anywhere on your face.

I hope this helps and good luck. You can spend a lifetime looking for the right concealer.