I am not sure a under eye concealer routine really warrants an entire blogpost. However, I posted an Instagram photo of it and thought it would be a great way to do a quick-fire review of a few products I have been almost using daily the last few months. I have a one out and one in policy for most of my beauty products, but when it comes to concealer I seem to have no self-control at all. Mostly, because I still haven’t found my holy grail concealer yet. Although, this routine lately, has come pretty close. In this review, I talk about the products in the order in I use them.
Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in 2 Orange
I really wanted this product to be holy grail, and I do like it a lot. Giorgio Armani is known for their beautiful face makeup, especially their foundation, and this corrector is a lovely face product as well. It claims to hydrate the under eye area and give it a “seamless uniform application.” Of course, it also colour corrects dark circles with its Micro-fil™ technology which also has light-reflecting pearls that illuminate the skin. It comes in two colours, pink and orange.
I have purplish under eye circles and decided to get the orange shade. Sometimes, after applying corrector and concealer, you feel the under eye can get very heavy. I think this is where this corrector excels. First of all, it has the tiniest brush, which is great for targeted correcting. It seems kind of strange initially but I love how detailed you can get with it. Secondly, the formula is very light and fluid. It absorbs into the skin beautifully and almost seems like it is not there. I think my only qualm with this product is that it didn’t completely neutralize the purplish colour of my under eyes. I felt like they were only 75% covered, but the product is so lightweight that I don’t mind.
BOTTOM LINE: A lovely light corrector that does a good job of targeting those purplish under eye circles. Rating: 4/5
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in Medium
So is this as good as it is hyped up to be? I would have to say yes. It is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite concealers. This is touted as a full-coverage concealer which covers everything. It also has skincare benefits, like improving the look of your wrinkles, and is supposed be long-wearing and not creases. Overall, I feel that these concealer does fulfill all those claims, but I do feel it does crease on me within a few hours. I usually have to powder and it will be crease-less for an entire 8-hour work day for me.
I will say that this is one of those products that if you don’t get the application down, you might like it, but not love it. I feel it is important to only use a sesame size amount for both my under eyes. Use more than that and it can feel quite thick and will crease easier. This is not to say that the product isn’t super creamy though. It actually blends out really well. I find that heating it up between your fingers will make the application even smoother.
If you have oilier areas on certain parts of your face, you know that you have to powder if you use RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover Up foundation/concealer. The tint is their superfine powder is great for keeping oil at bay, but also providing a little more coverage. Therefore, it became the perfect powder to use with the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. Using this with over the It Cosmetics concealer prevented it from creasing as fast in my under eye area. It also makes the area smoother and as their website claims, “create a silky skin.”
VERDICT: This combination of products has been one of the favourites in the last year. I would recommend them all individually as well.