(I prepared this post in January 2018 and planned to finish writing it and post it after using the product for a while. I clearly forgot…family and school completely took over. Here’s my original comments with my update afterward.)
Successfully concealing my undereye circles continues to evade me, but I’m hoping I’ve nailed it. (But I’ve said this before.) I’ve tried several concealers for my undereye area. In my GoodBuy 2016 post, I wrote that I finally found my product and shade – Mac’s Pro Longwear Concealer in NC45. I had been using it since that post and through all of 2017, although it wasn’t perfect and annoyed me at times. (It didn’t get along with every eye cream or gel I used. It would look great when I walked out the door in the morning, but slid off some spots before I sat down on my commuter train.) I stuck with my Mac because it covered my darkest area well and I wasn’t too thrilled with taking another expensive “concealer tour”.
It wasn’t until I switched setting powders that I realized that Mac oxidizes and becomes too dark and peachy. Since my old setting powder counteracted the oxidizing, but left the eye area too cakey, so, I booked another concealer tour.
Thankfully, Nars added more shades to their concealer range and I picked up the shade Walnut. I had been using a lighter shade of Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel on the outer portions of my undereye area so I was familiar and happy with the formula. Caramel is too light to cover my dark circles, but Walnut had enough deepness to get great coverage.
I’ve been using Walnut for all of 2018. I’m nearing the end of the tube pictured in this post and don’t plan on purchasing another. It’s too yellow, but I like the formula better than Mac. It’s pigmented enough to cover my dark undereye discoloration, but the shade doesn’t work for me. I’m still using Caramel on the outer portions of my eye, which has a slight discoloration. I primarily use Caramel to brighten that area. For my dark circles, I have been mixing Walnut and Mac’s Pro Longwear together for a color match (out of desperation and to use up both). I don’t enjoy mixing two heavy products for my undereye area. Despite wearing a face primer underneath, I still deal with the concealers settling in the creases in my inner corner. This formula stays put better than Mac because it’s a thicker formula, but I can’t wait to be done with both. I have another concealer waiting in the wings once I finish Walnut and Mac.