Make-up is great and it’s fun, but I generally reserve it for the weekend when I have some extra time to care about how I look. However, even a low maintenance person wouldn’t want to leave the house looking like Edward Scissorhands. I’m talking about those dark circles that never seem to go away despite 10 hours of sleep. I’m one of those people with very thin skin and fine lines (aka wrinkles) beneath the eyes so finding a good concealer that would cover the darkness, yet not cake up between the lines is very difficult. For those with only dark circles, a cream concealer would provide great coverage, but would be look cake-y for those with fine lines. After many trials with many different types of concealers, I have narrowed it down to ConcealFX (by CoverFX) and Amazing Concealer (by Amazing Cosmetics).
ConcealFX can be found Shoppers Drug Mart or anywhere that carries CoverFX. CoverFX as a line is famous for great coverage, being able to even cover tattoos. The company is very focused on the medical aspects, and many consumers found the product to be great for even sensitive skin. I think this concealer has great coverage and works really well with most of my clients, but unfortunately it still tends to cake in the fine lines after a day of wear. Generally, I recommend it.
My #1 concealer is Amazing Concealer, which can be found at Sephora. It has amazing (literally) coverage – only a pin-sized amount is needed for full coverage under both my eyes, it lasts all day, and it’s very moisturizing so it does not cake at all. The only down side is that it’s quite pricey ($42 USD), however since I use so little at a time, it has lasted me for well over a year and has not changed in quality. Highly recommended!