The right under-eye concealer is a beauty bag hero.
Think of it as the remedy for a tired, dull-looking complexion- without the caffeine of a long black, the patience required to work through a DIY facial, and the energy you’d need to haul yourself out of bed for an invigorating early morning workout. The right concealer can depuff, brighten and smooth the eye area, like a whole night’s sleep in a tube.
So how does one find the right concealer to do all that and more? jane iredale has the solution.
Would you like a different concealer for your eye area?
When using a concealer to hide a blemish or pigmentation, the aim is almost exclusively to give the skin a more uniform tone. In some cases, you might also want to treat a pimple while concealing it (this is where our Disappear Full Coverage Concealer comes in handy, as it contains ingredients like Organic Willow Bark Extract to heal and soothe the skin).
The needs of the skin under the eyes differ from the rest of the face in several ways. Firstly, the eye area is much thinner than the rest of your skin. It can’t produce oil as the rest of the face does, so a different texture is required for products applied to the under eyes- something that will glide on without appearing thick and cakey and won’t settle into fine lines.
Secondly, dark circles or not, the under eyes will always be a slightly different colour to the rest of your skin, so the purpose of an under-eye concealer isn’t purely to give the skin a more uniform tone. An under-eye concealer must cover dark circles, brighten the skin tone and, ideally, help depuff the area.
Why we love the Enlighten Plus™
Knowing that the needs of the under eyes are a bit different to the rest of the face, it can be challenging to find a concealer that ticks every box.
Enter the NEW Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer. The Enlighten Plus™Under-Eye Concealer helps to disguise circles under the eyes and brighten the eye area, visibly reduce puffiness (thanks in part to its cooling antimicrobial stainless steel applicator), smooth and help to improve texture and lines beneath the eyes and protect the skin with broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection- all without creasing or caking (a nearly impossible feat from a high coverage concealer, as a lightweight formula and full coverage, are often mutually exclusive).
We cannot forget about the new packaging. The soft, squeeze tube packaging allows dispensing the product in small dosing easier than ever, it perfectly complements the new curved design. Designed to easily contour to the eye without tugging on delicate under-eye skin. Smoother, the better.
How to brighten dark circles under the eyes
Select your perfect colour from five full-coverage shades to get the most from our Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer. Dispense a quarter to a half of a pump, then use the stainless-steel applicator tip to dot the product around the under eyes, then smooth it out. Use the jane iredale Camouflage Brush to blend the concealer out for a flawless finish.
Explore our Enlighten Plus Under-Eye Concealer shade range and select your perfect match.
Editor's Note: This post was initially published by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts in March 2021 and has recently been updated for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness by jane iredale Australia in February 2023.