Skin concern: acne, dark circles
I’m a huge fan of Kosas makeup, so needless to say I was thrilled when they dropped a concealer (and right when I needed a new concealer, too!) I love this brand because they tout themselves as being “makeup for skincare freaks,” and that’s such a perfect description. Their products are always chock full of soothing ingredients that not only look great as makeup but also help improve skin with regular use. I have their tinted face oil, cream blush and highlighter, and lip balm, and I love them all! This concealer has been a daily staple since I got it. A word about the shades: Kosas says to get the same shade as the tinted face oil, but I had to go a shade lighter (I’m a 3 in the TFO and I got a 2 for this concealer). They do tend to run pretty yellow-y, undertone-wise, so I would highly suggest getting a sample or swatching these if at all possible before committing to buying. So this concealer is marketed as a concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment, highlighting again how Kosas aims to make products that are both makeup and skincare in one. I use this on my dark circles and on any acne or scars that aren’t covered by my base. It contains ingredients like arnica, caffeine, and peptides, which help support natural healing processes and brighten the skin. It also has hyaluronic acid, squalane, and botanical extracts like algae extract, rosemary leaf oil, and fennel fruit oil. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free. This is a very creamy concealer that I find blends very well into a natural, skin-like finish while doing all the concealing I need it to do. It wears super well throughout the day—the only caveat it that it does crease badly on me if I don’t set it with powder. While it’s not a dramatic difference, it does seem to be helping slightly with the healing of blemishes—at the very least, the moisturizing ingredients keep the skin soft instead of dry—I’ve tried too many concealers in the past that made blemishes look like dried up frosted flakes 😩 I highly recommend Kosas to all my fellow skincare freaks, and I think they knocked it out of the park with this one!
Apr. 14, 2020
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Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer This product came out earlier last year. I love concealers because I have dark circles and I’m always looking for a good one. This became a staple product in my collection after trying it. Just a couple days ago Kosas released new shades to their line so hopefully it works for more people now. This is a description based on the Kosas website: Turn on your best skin. A medium coverage, super creamy concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment in one that visibly brightens and helps reveal better skin over time. Sooo what are my thoughts? This product is on my top three favorites for a concealer. If I’m going for a natural makeup look I ALWAYS grab this one. It’s extremely creamy and looks beautiful on the skin. After applying it under my eyes I can instantly see the skin care benefits. It sounds weird, but it’s true. This concealer is medium coverage, but if I want added coverage I just use an eye corrector beforehand. It also lasts all day if I set it with powder. Cons? This product runs VERY yellow. Even for me, it’s a little too yellow sometimes. If I want to neutralize this shade I mix it with another concealer. It will crease. Because this product is so creamy, it will crease under your eyes if you don’t set it. What are your thoughts on this product?
Ilia & Kosas on Sensitive Eyes- hit or miss?
I have very sensitive eyes, and just about every makeup brand (including natural/organic) I’ve tried irritates them; they get watery, sting, and within 20 minutes I have to run to the sink to get it off. I got to the point where I just didn’t want to bother trying anymore. Lately however, I’ve started looking again for that HG product that my eyes wouldn’t hate; I’m tired of looking at eyes that look permanently tired (hereditary dark circles). I did a bunch of snooping online, and after staring at Ilia products and Kosas for awhile, and reading reviews, I decided to spend the $$, so here’s my thoughts! I swatchedILIA - True Skin Serum Concealer and Kosas - Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer, and ended up giving Ilia’s a try. I picked up their lightest shade, in Arrowroot. My skin leans combination and I wanted something that felt barely there. Kosas concealer is just what it advertises, it’s very creamy and has a very heavy consistency. Their lightest shade also was too dark on me, so I went with Ilia. The concealer itself really does blend seamlessly into my skin, it has sort of this barely-there scent that I can detect if I sniff the bottle, but it isn’t something I’d ding it for. It kind of just smells like a yummy skincare product tbh. It has a super light consistency, if makeup could be serum-ish, I guess this would be it? It’s very light, and it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything which is exactly what I hoped for. The verdict? Hit! No stinging, no itchiness, no irritation. I was super pleased, and it held up all through the day without primer. No creasing really either, which I was impressed with. All in all I will 100% continue to use this, and I’d really like to try some of their other products! The price is a bit hefty, at $30.00 if you’re looking for more affordable products. But in this case I feel like I’m getting what I paid for, especially for a product that not only doesn’t piss off my eyes, but works beautifully. As for Kosas - The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara , I’m kind of sad. Here’s why: It didn’t clump, and it did just what it says. My lashes were voluminous, but also looked very natural. And, most importantly, my eyes didn’t hate it. It felt fine, and all day I forgot I was wearing it. The one gripe I have with it though, is that within the first hour it began rubbing off underneath my eyes, which really sucks because I love everything else about this mascara. It proceeded to do so on and off throughout the day, and honestly it’s like most of it faded off. Due to that, l probably won’t continue to use it. I wanted this to be my HG, but it was kind of a miss due to the way the formula rubbed off and faded. I’m glad I got the mini to trial it instead of the regular size, which retails for $28.
I’m not by any means a huge concealer person so I’m not sure how most brands wear. I wanted to start wearing it more so I recently purchased this mini at Sephora where I got color matched. I always buy minis in case I don’t like the item. I’m honestly surprised at the hype this gets, I went for this particular concealer because of all the reviews. This has it’s pros and cons like anything. It covers up dark circles nicely but is a little to thick for my liking & oxidizes. Are all concealers this thick? I’m not sure. I have oily acne prone skin so I have to be cautious with thick foundations, moisturizers etc.....I do think it blends quite well & is creamy. It creases though, so I need to use a setting powder which I don’t currently own. I wouldn’t recommend this for mature skin because it does emphasize fine lines & wrinkles. I don’t like the applicator. I want to try different concealers out but if I could change one thing about this, it would be the thickness. NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
bye bye under eye
I used to loveeee this it Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer but I started not liking it recently. I have fair skin but I also have rosacea which means I need to color match to my neck and chest instead of my face. Claims: - full coverage - hydrating - creamy natural finish - doesn’t crease - hides dark circles Some fun ingredients: - hyaluronic acid - collagen - peptides My thoughts: - pretty drying and creases easily. - I haven’t seen any signs of anti aging which sucks lol I still have wrinkles there - the color is a bit light for me (light) - hides dark circles well which is nice - pretty natural finish - $26 and lasts foreverrr
it Cosmetics-Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Dark circles be gone!
If you want your dark circles to vanish, this product is for you!!! I am so impressed with how this covers up my dark circles. So easy to apply to under eye area and concealer applies really well over it. Sometimes I use it on its own because it’s so good that I don’t need to add concealer. It’s also great for minimizing redness and covering pimples! This will always be a repurchase for me! Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Vanish Color Corrector
Charlotte Tilbury-Magic Vanish Color Corrector
Dark circles, where’d you go? (e.l.f. Camo)
💡 The what: This is the e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer. Mine is the shade “light peach”. It is available through the brand’s website, Target, and Ulta. 💡 The details: This concealer claims to be full-coverage and hydrating. The formula claims to be lightweight, highly pigmented, and won’t settle into fine lines and creases. It can be used for concealing dark circles, acne, or contouring/highlighting. E.l.f. products are vegan and cruelty-free. 💡 My thoughts: I love this hydrating version! I already owned the original camo concealer in the same shade, but found the color to be a bit too light and sometimes looked dry under my eyes. I snagged the hydrating one shortly after its release, and figured I’d grab the same shade. Don’t do that. The shades are different! The hydrating shade is darker. This worked out for me since it matches my skin better, but for others this probably won’t be the case. I find the finish to be a true satin. I do set my concealer daily. It lasts alllll day long and doesn’t look dry under my eyes. It covers my dark circles quite well, and can be built up if desired. I do find that it does settle into some of the lines directly near my lower lash line, but all concealers do this. I’ve included some photos of it applied directly to my skin, blended out, and compared to the same shade in the regular camo line. This concealer is incredibly unbeatable for the price, and I will continue to purchase from both camo lines. 💡 The price: $6 4.5/5⭐️
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector 💡
I absolutely hated the BECCA - Under Eye Brightening Corrector . I decided to try this out a few years ago during a Sephora VIB sake and I ended up returning it. The consistency is very, very thick! The purpose of it is to help brighten up the under eyes by canceling out the darker tones under the eyes. I just couldn’t stand how heavy this was. It was very thick and sticky. It’s not worth it at all because it’s pricey and feels gross under the eyes. Even when I set it with concealer on top it was just too much. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.
BECCA-Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Innisfree “Smart Drawings” makes everyday makeup super easy! They are all in brush form and you just have the squeeze the color out and “draw” it on your face – it’s super fun!! These are so multi-purpose and blends in with the skin extremely well. Has anyone tried brush pens like this? These are the colors I received & using every day: • Color corrector in Apricot Peach – this works the best for dark circles but I’ve also been using it kind of as a concealer to hide my blemishes • Color corrector in Vanilla Green – the one I need the most in my life to neutralize any red tones and redness around my nose. • Strobing in Peach Light – A liquid peachy highlighter. This is the first time I’m using a liquid highlighter like this and my god, I love how it blends in! • Blusher in Peach Coral – Think this may be my one favorite blusher. Still undecided whether I like this or the cloud paints more, but right now, love them equally. I was impressed by how subtle yet beautiful this color was on my skin!
innisfree-Smart drawing [blusher]
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