Vapour recently sent me a few products to try and the concealer has, hands down, been my favourite. It's creamy and lightweight, but it also has a good amount of coverage. I like to warm it up on the back of my hand and then apply it directly from the tube. Then, I just blend it in with my fingers for a nice, natural look. Super easy application and it does a great job covering my dark circles without looking cakey. I have it in 010, which has been a great match, since it's light enough for under my eyes, but not so light that I can't use it in other areas too.
UNE Beauty Skin-Glow Pencil (£6.99)
I can't even tell you how long I've been looking for a natural beige or skintone colored eyeliner! My skin is pretty pink-toned, so without anything on my waterline, it sometimes looks like my eyes are red and irritated, even when they aren't. It's been a bit of a conundrum, since I don't generally like darker eyeliner down there and I find white looks too harsh for everyday. But no longer! UNE's Skin-Glow Pencils are marketed as brightening concealers, but they work brilliantly in the waterline. The pencil is incredibly soft and creamy, so it just glides on effortlessly. To help it last longer, I like to dry my waterline with a Q-tip before applying it. If I skip this step, it's more prone to smearing and tends to end up all over my lower lashes (really not the best look!) I chose G02, the second from lightest shade, since in swatches, it looked more yellow-toned than G01.
Most recently this was included in my products I'd repurchase post, but I've talked about it many times before. In fact, it's probably my most worn makeup item. Even on days when I wear no other makeup, it's not uncommon for me to dust a little Sleep in a Jar under my eyes for some added brightness. I wear Light Peach, and while it's by no means a full coverage product, it gives some coverage and does a phenomenal job diffusing any darkness in the under eye area. I've worn it by itself for over a year now, but more recently, I've been enjoying using it in combination with the Vapour concealer. Since it's a powder, it works to set the cream concealer and also adds a little extra coverage and brightness.
|(L to R) Vapour Illusionist Concealer in 010, UNE Skin-Glow Pencil in G02, Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar in Light Peach|
The Bottom Line
I'll be the first to admit that I find it pretty absurd using three concealers under my eyes, but the combination has really been working for me lately. All three are great products and I'd recommend any of them either individually or together. They're all pretty brightening, which is perhaps why they work so well under the eyes, but they all also offer a good amount of coverage. I haven't tried the UNE pencil anywhere other than the eyes, but the Vapour and Silk Naturals are also effective at covering up redness or blemishes, so you can absolutely use them elsewhere on your face as well.
What's your favorite concealer? I think it's safe to say I'm pretty stocked up for the time being, but I'd still love to know!
Disclosure: Vapour Illusionist Concealer provided as a PR sample. All other products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.