Question on concealers...

@coffeebreak (17824)
United States
April 25, 2010 9:33pm CST
I was reading in a beauty/fashion magazine (InStyle) and was interested in the eye makeup tips and such. They had an article called "Hair and Makeup Secret to Go". In this little article is says, "Concealers with peachy undertones help HIDE UNDEREYE CIRCLES the best. The warm shade neutralizes the dark circles" Does this mean the peachy tones hide the undereye circles, or neutrilize them? What's the difference between hide and neutralize? Aren't they basically the same..hide and neutralize? Or does this mean the peachy shade hides the circles but a warmer shade will neutralize the circles... and again.. what is the difference between the two? Or is this just another way of stating the same thing?
4 responses
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
What I understood from that is this, warm colors when used by people with darker shade of skin tone will best benefit from that certain shade of concealer. While lighter shade of skin tone will definitely hide dark eye circles using peach colored or earth toned colors. I don't know much about cosmetics and I am not a makeup artist but my mom used to be a beautician so I heard it much on her side about certain colors that would match our skin tone. There is really a difference between the two things you have said, but this depends on the type of skin tone you have.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
26 Apr 10
I'm just learning alot to but my daughter is my personal beauty consultant and she started me on the under eye concealers/correctors cause of a surgery I had that left under my one eye a little darker than the other side and I am trying to even them out! Doing well so far, but this one had me wondering... I have heard it before, but never saw any concealers that say "peachy" as the shade or looked "peachy" in its color.
@macyx11 (29)
• United States
14 May 10
I am not positive, but I think they may be saying that the peachy undertone concealer will make it seem as if you don't have undereye circles, almost like an illusion. While the warm shade will take away the darkness of the undereye circle.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
14 May 10
Thanks for your clarification. I have been reading all the comments on this and it just makes me want to scream and say "why the heck can't you just say "get rid of the dark circles under your eyes" and be done with it! Why do the makeup makers make us work so hard to find out what their product does, only to learn it does the usual?!?!?!?!?
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
26 Apr 10
I think by neutralize they just mean a color adjustment, whereas hiding would be to cover it up. But I am just guessing. I don't use any of that stuff. If somebody doesn't like my face they can look at somebody else. I don't think those kinds of cosmetics are good for the skin over time. I'd rather keep on looking good ten years from now than try to be "perfect" today.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
26 Apr 10
That could be. I'll take whichever works the best. I am trying to even out my undereye areas, as due to a surgery, I have one undereye that is darker and it just looks really bad so I am trying to cover it enough so that I don't look like I have a black eye all the time!
• United States
26 Apr 10
It seems to me in that text they are using hide and neutralize as synonyms. They are saying a peachy tone hides the dark circles because it's warm color neutralizes them. This was a good tip! Thanks for sharing it
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Now we just have to find "peachy" tones in concealers... i have not been able to distinguish a difference other that for light skin or darker skin in general. Have to keep looking!