If you look at my eye at its ‘bare’ state, it’s not THAT bad. I’m only wearing mascara today, so you can actually see the under-eye circles properly. Sometimes they are like this, and you can only see sorta ‘lines’ from my nose, sometimes in different lighting they go proper purple-ish and nasty. Anyways, not a big deal, but would surely be better off without them!
I got Gosh ‘Touch Up’ Concealer on sale in Superdrug for £3 the other day (I believe it’s normally a fiver for these 4ml?). Design-wise it reminds me of Collection 2000 concealer, however the Gosh one has got a brush-y wand rather than an actual sturdy wand. It feels really nice when you using it, and it covers well, not amazingly though. You can see that it blends in well, sorta too well, that the darkest parts under my eye are peeking through. It’s probably one of the better ones in this test as it does have a nice coverage overall and for £3 it’s a good deal!
Topshop Brighten in Moonlight is probably the best version of the three ‘pen’ concealers mentioned. It has a bit of a pink undertone to it, so it transfers as a brighter colour than MUA & Sleek. It also, at least I believe so, has a slightly better coverage and is more opaque than the other two. For £7 it’s definitely on the more expensive side, however the cute packaging and alright coverage can make it a little treat for your handbag. I like using it as a touch up on the go, because it’s a really easy peasy application and it’s a nice looking product to pull out in public!
What were you expecting? Of course, I am obliged to praise Collection 2000’s Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair. I just have to. It’s about £4-5 pounds and I guess the amount is like Gosh. It has a regular wand with slanted top and it has an amazing full on coverage. It also stays on whole day without much of fading. The shade is super light and literally opens up my eyes, which I really like about it. You can see in the picture that the coverage is just mind-blowing compared to other concealers mentioned above. There are only two things that worry me about this boy. One, I have not used it in summer yet, so I’m not sure how this ‘thick’ consistency will be coping and second, the usual moan about the packaging – you can’t even tell what that little tube is anymore and that’s the state it gets into after a few days of usage. Anyways, performance for money, this is my personal favourite.
God knows where I got this Lumene Natural Code from and it was definitely some time ago, but apparently Lumene is a Finnish brand? It was surely on the cheaper side, and to be upfront with you, I don’t like any sort of pens or pencils when it comes to concealers. Nevertheless, it’s not that bad! It does have a great coverage and it’s a handy little thing. However, it does have really heavy yellow undertones, which show up on my skin and also the consistency tend to dry my skin up. Not a great thing when you think the under eye area. I use this as an emergency for redness and spots. It’s really lightweight so you don’t even know you are carrying it in your handbag!
Garnier Anti-Dark Circles has already been mentioned on my blog some time ago. I love using it in summer or on weekends when I don’t use that much make-up. The prices vary based on current offers, but you can usually get it from £5-10 in all drugstores. It does have caffeine in it and the metal roll on ball feels really nice on the tired skin under my eyes. It’s not a regular concealer, because it obviously has some ‘treating’ effects on your skin, but it does not have a massive coverage, it’s rather a tone-up products, I think. Definitely something to have for the ‘no-makeup makeup’ look!