I have a light tan and I'm looking for one that would hide puffiness or circles under eyes. Does it matter what shade the concealer is? Should I get a shade that matches my complexion, is lighter or darker to hide circles or puffiness? Any suggestions on brands that aren't too expensive and work effectively?
Thank you. =)
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For undereyes you are supposed to go slightly lighter.
Shade DEFINITELY matters.
I really recommend being matched up.
I highly recommend going to Sephora or a department store counter or MAC. For most things, like eye makeup and lipcolor and blush, I think all that is fine to buy in the drugstore or something, but for skin makeup such as concealer and foundation, I think you really need a good match and professional help to achieve this.
For undereyes, I highly highly highly recommend Bobbi Brown Corrector. I have very dark circles under my eyes, shadows around my eyes, and they are deep set so I have that "circle" look, not just dark lines. This stuff diminishes the darkness like other. I promise it is a miracle and I haven't ever found a product to cover so well.
If your circles are very severe, you will probably need a general concealer over the corrector to give the smooth look, the corrector mostly counteracts darkness, not skin stuff itself like circles.
But if your bags aren't that puffy and the problem is mostly just a dark shadow, the corrector should be good enough. Trust me it is a godsend. I have spent years finding a good undereye coverage.
For a good undereye concealer to wear over the corrector if needed..hmm I use Make Up Forever Full Cover but it isn't that amazing for undereyes. I hear Hard Candy Glamoflauge or Rimmel concealer are good but I haven't tried them yet. MAC supposedly also makes good ones.
Also, set your concealer and or corrector with some sort of powder, just a light brushing of it with a fluffy brush. This makesi t last longer.