By Sheila Arkee
Although I’ve been entrenched in my favorite concealer for years, I’ve decided it’s time to start expanding my horizons. This won’t be an easy task because MAC’s NW25 Select Moisturecover is my official holy grail. In fact, MAC NW25 is the perfect shade to battle my tired eyes in any formula.
Passing by an e.l.f. display at Target I decided to give their Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter a chance, because $3 is hard to beat and the shades all have a pink-ish hue, just what you need for those dark areas.
In this photo you can see MAC NW25 at the far left, with the e.l.f. swatches to the left.
The formula of the concealer is far too lightweight for my liking. The coverage is minimal, leaving much to be desired. I chose shade Medium, which was the darkest available and still too light for me.
The highlighter is a different story – the lightweight texture is perfect for lifting up the planes of your face, and I like the fact that it is not shimmery and blendable.
The final verdict? Pass, pass, pass. I’m still searching for the perfect drugstore concealer, but in the meanwhile I’ll stick with my non-drugstore holy grail.