Hall of Fame: Concealers
My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration.
Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play.
I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in the inner corner of my undereye, and I don’t take concealer to the outer edge of my eye where it will likely settle into my fines lines and crows feet. Light to medium coverage concealers are my preference. Somedays, I opt for a peachy-toned correcting concealer. Orange cancels out blue thus peachy correctors are best for camouflaging dark blue or purple hues in the inner corner of the eyes.
In no particular order, these are my top picks for concealing dark circles and blemishes on mature skin. These concealers conceal, brighten, last throughout the day and don’t cake.
Best Concealers for Mature Eyes
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind – My favorite over-all concealer and best pick for a drugstore concealer. It conceals, brightens, stays in place, and does not crease. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is another great option.
Clarins Instant Concealer – Another superb creamy formulation that doesn’t settle into fine lines is this one from Clarins. This tube lasts months.
Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer – The new Boi-ing concealers replaced Benefit’s cult-classic, Erase Paste, sadly now discontinued. I usually shy away from anything claiming to be full-coverage especially under my eyes but I like the creamy texture and brightening effect. I use a pin-head size amount in the inner corner.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – A best-seller in UK drugstores, I buy it online. This is a fantastic lightweight, no-crease, concealer that I wish was available in US drugstores.
Collab No Flaws Concealer – A recent discovery from Sally Beauty is this creamy concealer. It’s non-cakey and has a nice texture. The tube is huge and will last for months.
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer – Similar to Lasting Perfection in texture, I have two backups of this affordable creamy concealer from NYX.
Dark Circle Peachy Correctors
Tarte CC Undereye Corrector – A great option for a peachy corrector is this one from Tarte. It covers dark circles and brightens. I use a light hand on the innermost part of the undereye.
Bobbi Brown Corrector – This product has been a bestseller for years. It is an effective color corrector and the little pot will last for months.
Concealers for blemishes
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit – I don’t care for this concealer under my eyes because it settles into my fine lines. I’m sure it’s brilliant on younger skin. However, I do like it for general concealing of spots and discoloration. It comes with its own setting powder.
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer – An ultra-concentrated concealer. You only need a teeny tiny amount. I prefer it for blemishes. It’s too heavy under my eyes.
Pinpoint Concealer Brushes
For pinpoint concealing of spots or blemishes, the smaller the brush the better. Any small paintbrush found in an art supply store will do but I’ve had these for years. This tiny eyeliner brush from Stila has been discontinued but I love it for spot concealing. Similar here.
The #32T brush from INGLOT for $16.00 is the other small brush I reach for to conceal blemishes or redness.