The right under eye concealer is a beauty bag hero.
Think of it as the remedy for a tired, dull looking complexion- without the caffeine of a long black, without the patience required to work through a DIY facial, and without the energy you’d need to haul yourself out of bed for an invigorating early morning workout. The right concealer can depuff, brighten and smooth the eye area, like a full night’s sleep in a tube.
So how does one find the right concealer, a concealer that can do all that and more? jane iredale has the solution.
Do you need a different concealer for your eye area?
Put simply, yes- you do need a different concealer for your under eyes.
When you’re using a concealer to hide a blemish or pigmentation, the aim is almost exclusively to give the skin a more uniform tone. In some cases, you might also want to treat a pimple while concealing it (this is where our Disappear Full Coverage Concealer comes in handy, as it contains ingredients like Organic Willow Bark Extract to heal and soothe the skin).
The needs of the skin under the eyes are different from the rest of the face in a couple of ways. Firstly, the eye area is much thinner than the rest of your skin, and it doesn’t have the ability to produce oil in the same way the rest of the face does, so a different texture is required for products applied to the under eyes- something that will glide on without appearing thick and cakey and won’t settle into any fine lines.
Secondly, dark circles or not, the under eyes are always going to be a slightly different colour to the rest of your skin, so the purpose of an under-eye concealer isn’t purely to give the skin a more uniform tone. An under-eye concealer needs to cover dark circles, brighten the skin tone and, ideally, help to depuff the area.
Why we love the Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer
Knowing that the needs of the under eyes are that bit different to the rest of the face, it can be difficult to find a concealer that ticks every box.
Enter the new Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer. The Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer helps to disguise circles under the eyes and brighten the eye area, visibly reduce puffiness (thanks in part to its cooling antimicrobial stainless steel applicator), smooth and help to improve texture and lines beneath the eyes and protect the skin with broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection- all without creasing or caking (a near impossible feat from a high coverage concealer, as a lightweight formula and full coverage are often mutually exclusive).
How to brighten dark circles under eyes
To get the most from our Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer, begin by selecting your perfect colour from five full coverage shades. Dispense a quarter to a half of a pump, then use the stainless-steel applicator tip to dot the product around the under eyes then smooth it out. For a flawless finish, use the jane iredaleCamouflage Brush to blend the concealer out.