7 Amazing under eye products: moisturizing creams, correctors and concealers

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Early bird might get the worm, but it could also use some concealer.

Eyes might be a window to the soul, but it’s also where first signs of lack of sleep, exhaustion and aging tend to show. Despite just having turned 27, I have yet to see any signs of aging on my skin (thanks to my beautiful momma for blessing me with good genes). I do, however have to say that the skin under my eyes, isn’t as smooth and supple as it used to be. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you may recall that I had the worst luck with finding an eye cream that would work for me. My skin can be quite picky and my under eye area loves thick, intense and almost greasy eye creams.

Thankfully, I’m much less picky in the concealer department and today I’ll tell you all about my favorite under eye products- including skincare and makeup.

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LAURA MERCIER SECRET BRIGHTENING POWDER

Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Translucent Powder is one I usually reach for when setting my concealer. A little bit goes a long way and it gets the job done; setting the concealer in place while also helping to brighten up the skin even more. It’s light, finely milled and goes on very smoothly.

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER (NC15)

This has been a favorite of mine for so many years now. While I didn’t really get along with the Pro Longwear foundation, this concealer is one my HG products. It’s long-lasting and great at covering dark circles, and it’s just as amazing at covering scarring and blemishes. I get mine in NC15 which is slightly lighter than my skin tone, and does an amazing job at brightening and highlighting the under eye area. A little bit goes a very, very long way and one little bottle lasts for ages- even with daily use. The only downside is probably the packaging which always dispenses more product than needed.

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URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN CONCEALER

I already mentioned how much I love this concealer– countless times. My go-to under eye shade is Fair Neutral. Despite having a very light and thin formula, this concealer provides really nice coverage and Fair Neutral is a perfect shade for highlighting/brightening. I LOVE the applicator too- product applies with such ease!

PIXI CONCEALING CONCENTRATE IN ADAPTABLE BEIGE 

Thankfully, I don’t have to reach for correctors too often, since I don’t suffer from dark under eye circles, but whenever I don’t get enough sleep and need something to make me look more awake, I reach for two Pixi products. First, let’s talk about the Concealing Concentrate in Adaptable Beige. It is a very concentrated, highly pigmented concealer that gives full-coverage. It has much thicker formula that Naked Skin or Pro Longwear, but blends very nicely once warmed on skin. I actually like using this on top of another Pixi favorite:

PIXI CORRECTION CONCENTRATE IN BRIGHTENING PEACH

Call it a “good night’s sleep in a jar”- this corrector does wonders at brightening and covering dark circles. Like I said before, I don’t really suffer from dark circles, but do like reaching for this corrector when having a busy week and I’m short on sleep. A little bit goes a very, very long way- it has a bit of a sticky formula, but if you know what you’re doing, you’ll fall in love with this correcting concentrate.

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BOBBI BROWN EXTRA EYE REPAIR CREAM

This is a pricey pick ($72.00 for .5oz) and I really wish that it came in a different packaging (a tube with a pump, perhaps?). I can’t stand jar packaging in skincare as every time you open the jar you’re exposing the product to air and environment which compromises the stability of the antioxidants and other ingredients in the formula. With that being said, I absolutely love this cream. It’s thick, very rich, I’d go as far as say it’s greasy- but at the end of the day, once I remove my makeup, I always feel like my under eye area needs that *extra* loving. I definitely wouldn’t recommend using this under your concealer, because it’ll cause it to slide all over the place- but it works great as a night eye cream. I first started using this when I was on Retin-A and my skin was extremely dry (to the point of peeling) and it’s the only thing that worked for my dry skin. Right now I’m on Tazorac, and having the same issues with dry skin and had to dig out this gem once again. You can find my detailed review right here.

KIEHL’S CREAMY EYE TREATMENT WITH AVOCADO

I recently talked about this eye cream in my monthly Lovin’ Lately post. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado works just as well as Bobbi Brown’s Extra Eye Repair Cream, minus the $72.00 price tag.. It’s also very rich and nourishing, maybe slightly less nourishing/greasy than Extra Eye Repair and I absolutely love it. My only complain with both of these, once again, is that they come in a  jar- I’d love them both even more if they came in a tube. A lot of eye creams also have a tendency to burn my skin a little bit, and this one is very gentle. If you have similar issues with eye creams irritating your skin, make sure to wait until your skin is completely *dry* before applying your eye cream.

swatchesLeft to right: Adaptable Beige (Pixi), Brightening Peach (Pixi), MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm and Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Light Neutral.

  • The Modern Minds

    Love this! I’m yet to try the Urban Decay Naked skin concealer but i’m glad you have given it such a good review!
    http://themodernminds.wordpress.com

  • Love the urban decay concealer!! Need to try the Kiehls creamy eye treatment asap! x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  • I swear by the Naked concealer I absolutely love it. I really want to try Laura Mercier’s powder but for now I stick with the Airspun dupe!

    Abigail Alice x | Check out my Carli Bybel Giveaway!

  • The naked concealer is definitely my new favourite more highend concealer :) It does a great job with coverage without look cakey

    Kathy x
    http://www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

  • I am so bad at hiding my eye bags, I always end up looking like I haven’t slept for weeks (which is borderline true tbf).

  • The Kiehl’s eye cream is one of my all time faves! I keep hearing good things about the Naked concealers, need to give them a try. xx

    http://shakespeareandsparkle.com/

  • I love the Urban Decay concealer !
    http://littlefrenchblog.blogspot.fr

  • I love love love the Pixi peach corrector! I love it more than the Bobbi Brown one and it’s more affordable. That rarely happens for me. lol
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

  • The MAC Pro Longwear concealer is still one of the best! Definitely want to try the Laura Mercier powder.

  • I’m a full 10 years older then you, Paula and my under eye are is much less smoother and plumper now *sob* but I have to accept the process of aging, lol! Although I do think that taking good care of that are will help it to look better. I like that Pixi concentrate as well, definitely need to try the UD Naked Skin concealer. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • I always wear an eye cream with SPF and so far have prevented any wrinkles! I also swear by the Bobbi Brown corrector, it’s a god send!

  • I wish wish wish wish this post had come a few days earlier…these all looks so good. I went out on a whim and ordered the Clinique under eye concealer on Friday before reading any reviews (#yolo) so I’m really hoping it won’t let me down!

    If it does I’m going Mac, baby! That looks so decent!

    Katie.
    xx La Coco Noire

    • PS. I am three years younger than you. I have wrinkles. DAMN YOU LUCKY WOMAN! xx

      • Hope you end up loving the one you ordered! :) Haha nawww I’m sure your wrinkles aren’t as bad as you think they are! Your skin might be just a little dehydrated ;) ;)

  • Biana Perez

    I’ve put my UD concealer away for a little while and this post has me itching to bring it back! You already know I love the kiehl’s cream!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • I turned 30 in January and I don’t want to think about the aging signs, can’t we just take back time? At least once in awhile people ask for my ID, which makes me happy ha ha :) UD concealer and Kiehl’s avocado cream will be mine one day, I need them!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Ooo definitely going to try the Laura Mercier powder now. Thanks for the recommendation!

    xo Marie
    http://www.mariestateofmind.com

  • You should try avocado eye cream from Kiehl’s x
    Yukova Blog

  • I am loving the Becca under eye corrector and brightener in the pink shade. It’s the only thing that cancels out my dark circles. I have really been wanting to try the UD concealer as well as the UD pink corrector.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • I’ve never tried correctors before but the Pixi offerings look lovely! The Kiehls treatment is so good, I love it!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Kate

    So many interesting looking products! I love the sound of the Laura Mercier powder. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Nina

    This Laura Mercier powder sounds amazing for me, I need to give it a try.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  • Isabelle

    Kiehl’s eye cream looks defo like what I need right now!
    http://www.isabelle–mary.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I’m totally getting the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. My undereye area is probably my biggest ‘problem’ area and I’ve heard such beautiful things about this one (I want a change fromt the Nars Creamy Concealer). Thanks Paula x

  • I want to like my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but I find that it doesn’t last and it creases over time. It doesn’t hide everything completely either. I have bad dark circles from lack of sleep (I was a recent college graduate), the meds I take as a side effect, and I should’ve taken my mom’s advice when she told me she stated using eye cream in her 20s. I use the Tarte CC undereye corrector and even then it’s not working. Maybe because I’ve had it (Tarte) since September 2014? Who knows. I ordered the BECCA Backlight color corrector through the Sephora VIB membership, then I will try it with my NARS concealer. if nothing else I’ll try these or the IT Cosmetics concealer.

    Hannah
    Floraful

    • If you get bad dark circles, I’d totally recommend you try the Bye Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics! It’s amazing. Not sure if you saw my review, but I think these before/after pics speak for themselves: http://wp.me/s2ZnWj-20417 It’s really a great product!

  • I haven’t tried the Pixi corrector, but I love my Bobby Brown one. I need ll the help I can get, especially these days with a toddler and a newborn, so corrector, concealer and powder is what I reach for on a daily basis.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I’ve heard so many great things about the Bobbi Brown one! Oh I can imagine! Hope you and the new baby are doing great! :)

      • We are, thank you. And the Bobby Brown corrector has been a firm favorite for years here.

  • These products are sooo amazing! I love to use the pixi corrector, really good one!

    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

  • Oh that Kiehl’s cream sounds like something I would love! I need to test that
    Thanks for the review and tips! :)

    Nati | New post on Polished Polygot

  • Samileen

    I love Mac pro long wear concealer and UD naked is my favorite, its the best concealer out there in my opinion. I have been trying Fresh Black tea under-eye cream sample and I have been absolutely loving that, its sort of helped with the under eye circle issue. Now I’m struggling since the sample is running out and the actual product is way too out of my budget!

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • Ohh that eye cream sounds lovely! I really want to find something good in the anti-aging department too. Most of my favorites are just highly moisturizing but don’t really do much in the wrinkle department haha :)

  • I really want to get the Kiehls avocado eye cream & the Pixi corrector! Great post! xx

    Beautylymin

  • The Kiehls and urban decay naked concealer are holy grail products. I actually love most of Kiehls skincare, so good.

    Chelsey | http://www.chelseythornton.com

  • I’m the same still feel like wrinkles around my eyes are not a worry just yet. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is one of my favourites and I definitely need to stock up soon as I’m just running out of it. UD concealer has been on my radar for some time now, definitely need to try it out also x

    Beauty with charm

  • Lauren Scott

    I’ve never tried any of these and am in serious need of a great under eye concealer! I’ve seen lots of reviews of the urban decay and Laura Mercier, so I think I’ll give those a go. Very useful post, thanks!
    Lauren xx

    http://www.browneyedpaleface.blogspot.com

  • The Pixi Brightening concealer has changed my make-up game! Such a fan.

  • I also use the Pixi Corrector and I love it!
    Such an amazing effect! <3

    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

  • rchiariello

    I’m glad you didn’t mention NARS creamy concealer. I feel like everyone is obsessed with that stuff, but it doesn’t cover dark circles at all!

  • Milana Troshchenkova

    oh thank you! this post will come in handy for I’m looking for a new concealer and MAC seems right up my alley!
    xxx
    made-make-up.blogspot.com

  • I need the Brightening Peach Pixi correcter in my life!

    Sophie | It’s Cultured

  • Urban Decay is a great choice here and also the MAC one is a lovely choice.

    For lighter wear try YSL touch eclat as it’s just amazing for lighter coverage without being too heavy.

    Laura xo

    http://www.shehearts.net

  • The Gossip Darling

    I’ve been meaning to try the MAC pro longwear concealer. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com