Double Duty: 9 Concealers for Under-Eyes and Blemishes
Our makeup bags often resemble this: several eyeliners, a few different foundations depending on the season, countless lip colors, powder compacts of different varieties, and an impressive slew of concealers. While a rainbow of eyeliners, lip colors, and crushed powder compacts may go untouched, we dip into our concealers day in and day out. There's one for every need: dark circles, blemishes, you name it. But for days when we don't want to lug around a heavy makeup bag (i.e., every day), we'd love a concealer that can take care of more than one skin issue. As it turns out, they do exist.
According to Sonia Kashuk, "When covering blemishes, use a slightly drier, heavier formula; for under-eye coverage, it's best to go with a formula that’s creamy, a bit sheer, and has some luminosity." Hence, a formula with a happy medium will serve well to conceal both. Below, you'll find our top picks for double-duty concealers.
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal ($9)
A favorite of mine, this concealer packs a major punch. Just a small dot will cover both under-eye areas, and an even smaller application will totally conceal even the most obvious of breakouts. My personal tip: Blend it out with a damp Beautyblender, as it tends to be on the thicker side.
Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick ($30)
Marketed as a "foundation stick," this product can be used to touch up just about any imperfection on the go, or even as your daily concealer. We get that it's not made specifically for the under-eye area, but one of our favorite beauty sources (aka Sephora reviewers) rave about its ability to cover dark circles and blemishes. Hey, different strokes for different folks.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($25)
When we see "creaseless" on a tube of concealer, we're already smitten. This is great news for concealing dark circles and blemishes too, as creasing, caking, and flaking are some fo the last things you ever want to happen. Instead, the finish is smooth and virtually undetectable.
What's your go-to concealer? Tell us below!