Mac NC25 Foundation, What Concealer Celebrities Do
If you have light to medium skin tone with warm, yellow undertones, finding an under eye concealer can be a challenge. But we'll get into that in a minute.
I created this concealer shade finder to help you find nc25 concealer matches. About a year ago, I put up this blog post which was supposed to be Part 1 of a concealer matching series. Somehow, I moved on to other things and never revisited it. But since I've been keeping a running list of nc25 foundation matches due to my ongoing Foundation Road Tests.
So why not do the same for nc25 concealer matches as well?
While it's mostly intended to help you with how to choose concealer for under eye circles, I'm including some face concealer shades as well.
What IS nc25 Anyway?
For those of you who don’t follow Mac foundation shades and don’t know what the heck NC25 foundation and concealer shades are, it basically means having light medium skin tone with warm, yellow undertones.
The Challenge ...
"They" say to go a full shade lighter than your face in order to brighten the under eye. We're also told to use a yellow toned concealer to help counter-balance any discoloration under our eyes. The issue with having warm, yellow skin is that when we use a yellow toned under eye concealer (just as you would your face concealer) it can make us look almost sickly and take away that brightened look. The discoloration (as well as the yellow undertones of the concealer) are also often emphasized. What we're left with is obvious looking concealer under our eyes or a more textured look than we like. And if we go too light with our under eye concealer, we end up with reverse-raccoon eyes !!
The Solution ...
Without digressing too much from what this post is intended to be, I'll just give you a quick run down of what to do for your under eyes. If you want to know more, I have TONS of concealer tips and tricks on my YouTube channel as well as a couple of playlists fully dedicated to concealers. Feel free to browse around and see what you find.
Basically, if you have discoloration under your eyes and are anywhere near nc25 (nc20, nc30, etc), I. always recommend using a corrector first to correct the discoloration (you only need a tiny bit localized to the discolored area). Then and only then do you use a peachy or neutral toned concealer that’s maybe a half a shade lighter than the skin tone of your face. When blended out, the concealer will blend in with your foundation that you've already put on (and stopped just below the under eye area). This is what will give you that beautiful, natural, highlighted and perfected look. Well, there are a few other techniques. But that's the color part in a nutshell!
OK I'm finished being all wordy about concealer! Time for the nc25 concealer matches. My plan, as with my running foundation shade list, mentioned above, is to keep a running list of the concealers that I wear. This way you guys can use this under eye concealer shade finder as your nc25 reference guide. Happy shade matching!
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Medium Golden (Face) Light Golden (Under Eye) * review here *
BareMinerals BarePro 16-hr concealer 03 (Under Eye) 05 (Face) * review here *
BareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer Light Medium * review here *
Beauty Blender Bounce 3.25N
Benefit Boi-ing Brightening 2
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Light Beige
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away 4
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish (corrector) Medium
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher 2 Fair
Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer + Eraser CN18 Cream Whip * review here *
Colorescience 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy (corrector) Medium
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Light
Cover Fx Perfect Pencil G Medium (face)
Dermablend Cover Care Concealer 23N * review here *
Dior Forever Skin Correct shade update: 2N on the face / 2CR under my eyes * review here *
E / F
ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer Medium Peach * review here *
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place 2C Light / Medium (Cool) * review here *
Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer 2C Light / Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof 2W Light / Medium (Warm) for the face
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric 3.5 * review here *
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer - Cedar (a bit light / extra brightening!) * Review here *
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Neutral Medium
Jeffree Star Magic Star C11 (a bit light / brightening but works) * review here *
L / M
Lancome Effacernes Concealer Claire II (under eye) Camee (face)
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer I'm mixing 1C & 2N and probably should be 2C. I brighten my darkest points (after concealing fully) with 1C 🙂
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3 (face)
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer 2
L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer 350 Bisque * review here *
Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Light * review here *
Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer Light 23 * review here *
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer Light * review here *
Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer 20 and 30 (depending on time of year)
Maybelline Fit Me 20 (too yellow ... better for face) * review here *
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin 20 * review here *
Milani Conceal + Perfect Light Natural 125
Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Medium Light * review here *
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define C4 (under eye) C5 (face)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Canelle * review here *
NARS Soft Matte Complete Canelle * review here *
NYX Dark Circler Concealer Light
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection L6 * review here *
PIXI by Petra Correction Concentrate Brightening Peach
Revlon Candid (mix 23 & 25) * review here *
Tart CC Undereye Corrector Light Medium
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Light Medium Honey (under eye) Light Medium (face) * How-To video is here * * review here *
Tarte Passion Fruit Creaseless Concealer Light Medium Sand * review here *
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Light Neutral
Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Light Beige * review here *
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer Light
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer Light Neutral * review here *
Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer 40NN
Wander Beauty Dualist Light
YSL Touche Eclat 2.5
YSL Touche Eclat High Cover 2
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