We all know that we’re supposed to get 8 hours of sleep, but let’s face it, most nights we’re lucky to get 6. This is where undereye concealer comes into play. Whether they cost five or fifty dollars, all undereye concealers promise to erase any signs of fatigue in a single swipe.
So, since all undereye concealers are making the same claim, I decided to test them out to see if it’s necessary to splurge or, if I can look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on a budget.
The defender, Lancôme Effacernes waterproof undereye concealer, my tried and true choice for years. The contender, Rimmel Match Perfection.
|Lancome Effacernes in Porcelaine|
|Retails for approx. $30|
|Rimmel Match Perfection in Ivory|
|Retails for approx. $8.99|
After 4 days of waking up at 6:15, I took this before shot. Warning: this is not or the faint of heart.
I then applied Lancôme to my left eye and Rimmel to my right. And here are the results. *Tip: blend undereye concealers with your ring finger to avoid pulling too hard on the delicate skin around your eye.
The results are pretty equal; both concealers did a good job at covering up my dark circles and they both made it through the day without creasing or fading. But, because of its easy application, I’m a big fan of the brush tip, I have to give this one to Rimmel. Plus, if you go the cheaper route, you can afford your concealer and a cup of coffee. The verdict: save.
Bonus tip: to look even more alert, apply a shimmery white or nude eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eyes. This really opens up your eyes, so even if you don’t feel well-rested, you can look it.