Another under eye concealer...

I've discussed my under eye concealer quest here. I mentioned my quest for a holy grail under eye concealer, so you know that I'm always on the lookout. Always.

I've always been interested in MAC Pro Longwear Concealer but I had a MAC makeup artist apply it to my under eye area with a MAC 217 (very uncomfortable--too scratchy for a sensitive area) at the MAC counter. The outcome was much too cakey and heavy, and it really creased and accentuated all of my fine lines. It's no surprise that I did not purchase this product at that point. But I've been watching too much YouTube.

Makeupbyalli and a few others use this with much better results. Some apply it with a soft fluffy brush, others use their foundation brush, but Alli used a dampened Beauty Blender. I picked this product up in NC20. Using a Beauty Blender is my favorite way to apply liquid foundation so I figured I give it a try with this product.

I pumped out 1 pump on the back of my hand then dotted the product in a half-moon under my eyes. Using a damp Beauty Blender, I gently patted the product in. I'm not sure if this product needs to be set with powder because it does dry down to a matte finish but I did set it with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I should do one eye set and one eye without setting and compare at the end of the day.

The concealer seems to do a nice job concealing the under eye area and lasts all day with minimal creasing. This is a definite pro. The only con in my book is that this formula is slightly drying which is the last thing that this delicate area needs. Because of this, I'm not sure if I can wear this formula everyday. This might be because of the setting powder in addition to the drying formula of the concealer, but I'm not sure. I should try using this product without setting it and see if it's less drying. But for now the hunt goes on.



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