How An Orange Concealer Brightens The Under Eyes

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An orange concealer can correct your dark circles or bruise-hued marks and blemishes and prepare a flawless base for your foundation 

The only thing scarier than a zombie apocalypse is looking like you just escaped one. You might naturally have dark shadows, or all those nights of partying or working might have given you some.

Either way, its always a good idea to be armed with a concealer that can negate the darkness and make your under eyes look brighter and lighter. And the only one that can do this job effortlessly is an orange concealer. 

But why orange, you ask? 

How Orange Concealer Brightens Your Under Eyes 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you look at a colour wheel, you'll see that red is opposite of green, and orange is the opposite of blue. These shades essentially cancel each other out. And the same principle applies to makeup.

Here, green neutralises red, so when you use a green coloured concealer over your redness, it will give you a clean canvas for a flawless foundation application.

Similarly, orange concealer corrects dark circles or bruise-hued marks and blemishes. 

 
 
 
 
 
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But which orange concealer is best for you? The first thing to consider is the your skin tone. There are three classifications-- warm, cool and neutral.

If you have warm skin undertones chances are your skin looks yellow, golden, peachy or orange. Alternatively, if you have cool skin undertones your skin will look purple, pink, blue or red. If you have neutral undertones, you get the best of both worlds and your skin can reflect either of the two sets of colours.  

Based on this understanding, you can choose either tangerine orange, peachy orange or coral to colour correct.

Top 5 Best Orange Concealers 

Here are our top picks for the best orange concealers in the market. They are not too hard on your pocket and we personally tried each of them to make sure you only buy what is best.  

1. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Orange | S$ 12.81

 
 
 
 
 
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Don't be scared by the dark orange on the packaging, because the actual shade is much lighter. The LA Girl pro concealer is slightly watery. Therefore, you will only need to use a pea-sized amount.

And, because of its pigmentation, it will give you seamless base; so much so that any texture of foundation can sit on top of this concealer without making your under eyes look cake-like. Plus, its easy on the pocket. 

2. NYX Professional Makeup 3C Palette | S$25

 
 
 
 
 
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This palette is everything you need if you have dark circles, pigmentation, blemishes or acne. It covers everything. But it is a cream palette, and the formulation is thick.

So if you don't like heavy makeup, this might not be your jam. However, the colours in here are perfect for covering up dark circles. You can even use green for blemishes and being for just regular concealing of the high points of your face.  

3. RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up Concealer + Foundation | S$45

 
 
 
 
 
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If all you expect from your concealer is to give you a natural whitening and brightening effect without looking like makeup, them RMS concealer should be your go to.

It is slightly on the pricier side, but its quality is fantastic and it glides on smoothly onto the skin. This is best suited for those girls who love the no-makeup makeup look or want to just slightly cover up their dark circles. 

4. LANEIGE Two Tone Correcting Bar No.2 Pink Coral | S$38

 
 
 
 
 
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An orange concealer essentially erases your dark circles and if you have one that also adds hydration and softness, then its a definite win-win. The Laneige Two Tone Corrector does exactly that. 

It not only cancels out ashiness or bruise-hued dark circles, it also replenishes your dry skin with hydration and moisturisation. Plus, its ergonomic design allows you to get the most out of this magic wand. 

5. IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Breakout Full Treatment Concealer | S$46

 
 
 
 
 
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For those who are suffer from breakouts and are on the look out for acne-friendly makeup, the IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye breakout full treatment concealer is the perfect buy. 

Its a bit runny, which means it has the hydration you need, but also contains elements that soothe acne. 

Also read:11 Hydrating Concealers That Will Leave Your Face Looking Naturally Glowy 

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj