How to make your dark circles disappear completely! Best full coverage concealer and application tips

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I haven’t posted in a while. Things have just been a bit hectic lately with work and I’ve also been travelling a lot. On the plus side, I have a lot of favourites and discoveries to share with you guys.

A couple of weeks ago, I promised Amy that I will post a review of a new concealer I’ve using now for a couple of months. A concealer that is BETTER than Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection. It is probably the best thing since sliced bread.

It is Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Makeup Foundation. Now bear with me: this stuff really works even though it’s not actually a concealer.

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It works for two reasons:

1) It’s maximum coverage foundation – which means that a small amount of this product can cover tattoos as well as even the darkest under-eye circles. As much as I love Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, it never fully covered my dark circles. If yours are less dark, it’s still a great concealer. But if you feel you need to put a lot of product to fully cover your dark circles – try this product foundation instead!

2) Because it’s a foundation when you use it as a concealer your under-eye area is the same colour as the rest of your face. That means that you won’t look as if you sun tanned in goggles.

You need only a small amount of this product to cover your circles. It doesn’t look cakey, it doesn’t crease – it’s simply perfect.

How to apply it so it stays on all day

Now, if you are going to wear it for more than 8h per day, which is what I do most days, here is a little tip on how to make it last all day. I believe this was one of the youtube gurus who I’ve learned this from and have been using this trick everyday.
1) Spray some of Urban Decay’s All Nighter on a make-up sponge applicator and apply it under the eye before makeup.

2) Then apply the Double Wear foundation or other concealer. I powder it lightly with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder.

3) Finally, spray a bit more of the All Nighter and gently apply it over makeup under the eye.

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No retouching – how it looks when you first apply it

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A bit later in the day – still perfect

This will prevent creasing and your concealer will look fresh all day long. It’s about £28.50 for 30ml. One tube will last you a very long time.

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thebeautydeputy
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 23:26:40

    I have terrible undereyes circles! I am a nurse and work rotating shifts. Maybe I will have to try this one out. I’ve tried numerous amounts of concealers and the dark circles are still showing through. Anyway I decided to follow you! Will look forward to your blog posts. I started a blog not too long ago so I would like you to check it out. (thebeautydeputy.wordpress). Thanks! Hope you’re having a great day.

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    • youngforgood
      Oct 05, 2013 @ 23:32:32

      Hi there. Yes, I have terrible dark circles too. No concealer was ever able to fully cover them. But as you see on the pics this works really well – and you can build up the coverage if you’re having a really bad day. I would strongly recommend to use the setting spay as well if you’re working long hours. I work about 14h days and I hate it when my concealer creases and makes me look like I’m 60!

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  2. The Natural Acne Remedy
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 04:39:59

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  3. The Posh Blog
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 12:19:18

    I will look for it and compare with Shiseido’s Natural Finish Cream Concealer Correcteur? It is my current best concealer. Thank you for the tip!

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  4. Elise G
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 17:28:35

    Interesting, thanks for the review and tips! I have BAD dark circles too. And I also happen to have this foundation (and the matching concealer) but it’s the discontinued formulation. I’ll have to do a trial of your method and see how it goes.
    I always apply my concealer with a synthetic-bristle “airbrush” type of blending brush; I feel like the brush applies the product more uniformly than I could with my fingers.

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    • youngforgood
      Oct 12, 2013 @ 23:44:17

      Please let me know how you get on! I usually apply both foundation and concealer with my fingers as it’s quicker. With this concealer it seems to work very well.

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  5. orlalouisefashion
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 12:23:34

    I have been looking for a product that will get rid of my baggies for ages!!!! Nothing has worked yet though. Thanks for the review I’ll be giving this a go 🙂

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  6. beautyinbeta
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:02:04

    Great tips! I’ll have to check this out! 🙂 Beth x

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  7. manu
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 07:41:57

    Hey hun, I’ve read that this concealer has been discontinued and that the new product is not as great as the old one, so where are you buying it?

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  8. Courtney
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:22:18

    What shade do you use? I want to purchase online and I think we are similar complexions.

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