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Nadia Avatar

Is there a reason these questions are repeated multiple times? This particular question has been asked and discussed 4 times previously. Is it because there might be new products making the list?

John Avatar

According to my chart, the lowest rated ones for me were Shiseido’s Cream Concealer (7/10), MAC’s Select Cover-Up Concealer (6/10), and MUFE’s Full Coverage Concealer (7.5/10). Keep in mind that the ratings only apply for the under-eye area; I typically don’t need coverage on my face.

The Eve Pearl one is pretty terrible too, but not as bad as those three. :]

John Avatar

Hey you! I remember you from other posts on Temptalia! Haha.

Anyways, I have two 9.5s (out of 10) and plenty of 9.0s, since it doesn’t take much for a concealer to be good. Only 0.5 separates the good from the best. xD

I use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light/Medium during the day because it has SPF in it. I use the Lancome Maquicomplet in Clair II at night, especially if I’m going to be taking photos because it’s SPF-free. They both provide significant, natural coverage with one layer. I have pretty terrible dark circles from a lack of sleep, like right now I’ve gone 30 hours without any. And I still have to take a shower and do some house-cleaning. :] Both are also quite long-lasting and even more so when set with powder. They don’t ever crease, cake, or accentuate fine lines or dry patches for me.

Jusst to put that all into perspective, so far I’ve tried 27 liquid concealers. I’ve tried way more foundations… but that’s a whole other topic. I’ll skip explaining with my experimentation rubric and guidelines for the sake of time and your patience.

Have a good one!

Galaxia Avatar

The only one I can think of right now is Amazing Cosmetics. It creases like crazy every time I’ve tried to use it. Great color, blendability and pigmentation, but the creasing is unacceptable.

t_zwiggy Avatar

Really? That’s my HG! It’s important that you don’t use an oily eye cream before you apply it though (or at least let it absorb completely) and set it with a good powder like Benefit Powderflage.

Libby Avatar

I think Benefit’s Erase Paste is pretty bad. It’s way too thick, and never blended well with my skin. They say it’s supposed to be good for dark circles but with mine it made them worse. I tried using a brush, using my finger, using a sponge, everything I could find to blend it out and it didn’t work at all. I think if you want a PASTE, literally, then yes get erase paste but if you want an every day concealer, this is not it.

Sian Avatar

I love Erase Paste! I agree that it doesn’t apply well with a brush, I use my finger. But I think it’s amazing. It’s light reflecting and thats how it covers the dark circles. But I suppose not all products work for everyone 🙂

Ani_BEE Avatar

I’ll start by saying i need FULL coverage for my dark circle and nothing in the drug store lines work for me being ultra fair as well. I’ve tried a lot of drugstore products and found myself wasting my money every time.

Laura R Avatar

try Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge (that is their spelling, not mine). It’s on the dry side but it’s SERIOUSLY hardcore coverage, a little goes a long way. Plus it’s only $6 or %8. it comes with a nude concealer pencil which i use on my waterline rather than blemishes.

Cat Avatar

I haven’t tried many, but I’d have to say Benefit’s Erase Paste. It covers up my darker undereye circles pretty well but it is so hard to apply right and I have to STEER CLEAR of any undereye wrinkles because Erase Paste just sinks into them and draw attention to them! So I can only use it on the lower half of my undereye circles, ugh. Would not buy again. (with that being said, Benefit’s full coverage concealer, Bo-ing is great!)

Dinitchka Avatar

Hard Candy palette. I liked it at first. But I notice more and more it is hard to blend, creases and moves. I really wanted to like it since for a drug store item it is cost effective and you are able to mix your own colours. Back to Nars I go.

Christine O Avatar

I also think that palette sucks. It tries to act like a cream to powder but settles into every little line and imperfection on my face. It also just sits on top of my skin and will not melt. I just hate it.

Maria Avatar

If correctors and good eye creams were used, maybe some of these concealers with a usually good reputation, wouldn’t make it on this list. Then again, everyone is different. Some of you may hate a particular concealer, while another claims it to be their “HG” item of choice.

Laura R Avatar

using eye cream right before concealing can also be problematic, and i prefer not to have to use correctors in addition unless it’s a special event.

Mariella Avatar

MAC Studio Sculpt. On my under-eye area, it was dry and scaly looking, even with a good eye cream underneath and it also made my under-eye area look grey and chalky. Nice look – scaly, grey and chalky! I actually looked better with my dark circles showing than when I wore this stuff.

Charisse Avatar

Studio Sculpt is actually not made for the under eye that’s probably why it’s making it look dry. It’s supposed to be for the face only and apparently you’re supposed to ship the formula before using it. I just found that out a few days ago at MAC. Hope this helps!

Tina Avatar

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette. I had been hearing raves about this palette for so long, that when I found myself in Target, I decided to buy it. Big mistake! It wasn’t soft and creamy and I couldn’t make it blend properly. I tried using a brush, my fingers, a sponge, and I just sat there. I even thought I was using too much, so I just dabbed at my face and blended like crazy. Still garbage!

Claire Avatar

Shu Uemura Point Cealer Concealer because it cakes and shows every line under my eyes. Great coverage but the consistency doesn’t work for my extremely dry skin.

Kimmy Avatar

The worst concealer I’ve ever tried would definitely be Clinique All About Eyes concealer. Horrible! It creases, it’s so drying, and it barely covers anything!

Lisa Avatar

mac moisture cover. Its very watery which makes it crease and slide off throughout the day! it was the first concealor ive ever tried, now it sits in the back of my makeup drawer..I hate it!

Leenie Avatar

Well I haven’t tried every concealer on the market but out of the ones I’ve tried the worst one would be NYX concealers they’re very dry and hard to blend…My favorite one is Eve Pearl I love that stuff

timothybcat Avatar

It’s my HG as well. I use Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream because it sinks in right away, wait a minute, and then tap on a very sheer, even layer of AC concealer quickly. If I do add more, it can look cakey. But one layer usually does the job.

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