If you're like me, Snow White, and Mary's Little Lamb (whose fleece was "white as snow", like my face....), this is the perfect post for you! Finding concealer isn't a task that I would label difficult, however, getting the desired results with it, is. Yellow concealers are sometimes too obvious for light skin tones, and as ivory as I am, I still want to have that "Kim Kardashian" highlight! After searching far and wide, I have found two concealers that get the job done right.
Benefit's Erase Paste is a great concealer for extra coverage that foundations just can't offer. It has a slight yellow/orange undertone, which is not always perfect for the lightest of skin. But, Erase Paste blends almost effortlessly into most foundations and hides dark under-eye circles like a dream, making the undertone almost irrelevant. An added bonus; you get quite a bit of product for the price you pay. However, this is not a good shade for under the eyes if you are looking for a heavily highlighted appearance, like I prefer. Again, this is for ivory/porcelain skin, if you have a darker skin tone you will have different results.
I believe that there are only two or three shades of Erase Paste offered. I used shade No. 1 fair.
In this picture you can really see the yellow/orange undertone. I am almost always opposed to putting concealers with this undertone on my skin because it can make my face look muddy, which isn't exactly what I would call a hit. That being said, Erase Paste blends wonderfully and doesn't give me that sorrowful appearance. And if you are looking for a natural under-eye concealer, it is perfect!
As I mentioned above, I prefer a more heavily highlighted under-eye look. After realizing that wasn't going to happen with Erase Paste, I set off in search for a lighter, brighter concealer. I found Tarte's Maracuja Creaseless Concealer while perusing Sephora one day, and was so excited when I swatched it on my hand. It is this heavenly pink undertoned concealer that is super light, with excellent coverage.
In the store I was afraid that it may still be too dark, because my hand is darker than my face! But I went with my gut and bought a tube in the lightest shade they carry, fair. It is the perfect balance of pink and nude tones, brightening your under-eye area just enought without looking like white war paint!
My only discontent with this concealer is that it stays a bit "creamy" on my face, even after setting it! Another off-set is the price, which I find extremely high for the small amount of product you receive. I bought this under a month ago, have done a full conceal only a handful of times and it's almost time to go buy more!
Above is the best swatch I could get of the two products. It almost seems as if Tarte's concealer has a light yellow undertone but I promise you it does not! However, with this picture you can see the difference in the brightness. This is why I use Benefit's Erase Paste for concealing blemishes around my face, and Tarte's concealer for highlighting my under-eye, forehead/between-eye, nose and chin.
Hope that helps a lot of my snow-white princesses (or princes!) out there!!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, I'll be glad to help.
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