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I'm 35 and my face is starting to show it. I'm finding that if I use under eye concealer it's pooling in the fine lines, making me look wrinklier than I actually am! Anyone else have this problem? Could you recommend any under eye concealers that don't do this?
I'm very fair skinned so without the concealer have prominent purple shadows under the eyes and look like I haven't slept for a week...
I used to work on makeup counters so got to try out lots of different and expensive bits and honestly the best concealer I've ever used and the one I always go back to is a £4 one from Collection (used to be collection 2000) at boots/Superdrug. It's called lasting perfection concealer and I'm really pale and her number 1- Fair. It lasts all day and I set it with powder and it never ceases.
Don't just layer on the concealer, that starts to look awful quickly, you need to prep your skin properly.
Start with an eye cream, let it sink in for as long as you can (pref at least 10 mins) - my fave for dark circles is caffeine from The Ordinary as it really does help with the dark circles over time (I found visible results in about 1 week!) costs about £6
Then a primer - my favourite under eye primer is the one from ELF which you can get from Superdrug and it's bout £5
Then apply your concealer. My favourites at the mo are Urban decay naked skin (£20ish) and the full coverage one in a squeezy tube from NYX (£6). I also got a pretty good one from Primark for £2.50 recently aswell but the shade isn't quite right, formula was great though. Apply sparingly with a brush and build up if you need to. The older you are, the older wearing tonnes of concealer will make you look.
Then set your concealer with a touch of loose powder. My favourite is the Laura Mercier (£28 I think) but apparently ELF do pretty good ones for £5 ish.
Book yourself in for a lesson/session with a few make up counters over the course of a few weeks, I did Bobbi Brown: changed my life, well, made be look a tiny bit better. Mate just had a great session with Ester Lauder. You do not have to buy anything. But they have the time to try stuff. I do not believe in miracle creams but using the right “paint and plaster “ does make a difference.
I have the same problem. A while ago one of the beauty bloggers I follow recommended Bye Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics. It is amazing. Quite hard to find in store (it is in Selfridges) but I got mine from QVC. Not many colours so I found it easy to guess my colour and I was right. It’s about £24 but lasts forever.