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REVIEW | Afterglow Cosmetics Perfecting Under Eye Concealer

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Price

$29   /  0.09 oz.

Description

What are the two things every woman craves? Dessert + a great under-eye concealer, of course! With Afterglow’s Perfecting Under Eye Concealer you can squelch both these cravings. Afterglow’s yummy under eye concealers are so creamy they had to name them after a few of their favorite after dinner treats. Indulge in these camouflaging shades to conceal, brighten + make your eye look positively dewy. Your eyes will eat it up! 100% natural ingredients. No parabens, nanos, bismuth oxychloride, gluten or talc. 

Triple Treatment

  1. Conceals Under Eye Circles | The superior coverage of titanium dioxide helps to mask dark circles + brighten the eye area, creating a beautifully cohesive look.
  2. Reduces Under Eye Puffiness | As an under eye treatment, this unique formula includes Afterglow’s proprietary blend of certified organic botanicals including organic marshmallow extract, known for its ability to reduce puffiness + increase circulation.
  3. Anti-Aging | This beautifully creamy formula is also infused with organic white tea extract, known for its extremely high antioxidant capacity to inhibit enzymes that attack collagen + elastin, and mimic the action of one of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, preventing fine lines + wrinkles.

 Ingredients

Ccocos nucifera (organic coconut) oil, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed extract, cera alba (organic beeswax), theobroma cacao (organic cocoa) seed butter, althaea officinalis (organic marshmallow) extract, camelia sinensis (organic white tea) extract, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). *certified organic

Review

So. This is probably my favorite product from the Afterglow line… so far. It’s very similar to RMS Beauty’s ‘Un’ Cover-up, so if you like that, you will probably like this too. For a truly natural product, it has really great, medium to full coverage, looks totally natural on my skin + even doubles as a creamy foundation that I can just apply where I need it.

Aside from using this as a concealer + a foundation – I also use this as an eyeshadow primer, keeping my shadow from creasing + helping it to stay put longer… So, it’s a triple threat! All around, it wears well, but is a bit on the the dewy side though, so you definitely to set it with a powder… especially around your eyes.

Like most natural oil-based makeup products (RMS, Vapour, etc.), it’s applied best with the warmth of your finger-tips as opposed to a  brush or sponge… something I’m still trying to get used to. And while I love the soft + super-creamy consistency because it glides on easily, I wish it were just a tad harder. I also tend get the best coverage by patting the product on instead of rubbing it on. Same goes for applying the powder on top – I stipple, don’t sweep.

I wear Shortcake, which is a great match for my complexion, but it’s only available in 3 shades. So it’s a little limited. The one I have came in a clear container with screw-cap, but it looks like they’ve changed the packing since then. I’m all about flip caps, but personally, I like to see into my containers so I know which product is which… in a hurry. Their new packaging looks similar to Afterglow’s Eyeshadow containers – which make me crazy because I have to open each one to see what it is… adding time to my makeup routine, instead of shaving it off.

The only other down-side is that it’s in the green-luxe price range. While I’m still on the hunt for my full-coverage, HG concealer (I like it like spackle, Lol), this is definitely one of the best of the best in naturals, in terms of coverage. At the moment, this is what I find myself reaching for + so I’d  highly recommend it + would definitely purchase it again. Thanks Afterglow!

Get it at

afterglowcosmetics.com

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8 Comments

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    Julie - The Natural Junkie
    January 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Looks like this under eye concealer is worth a try as long as the shade meringue would work for my skin tone. I have pretty dark under eye circles so I’m also looking for something with medium to full coverage for that part of my face. Thanks for the review, I love your blog!

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    Anusha
    January 22, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I am seriously looking for something that can reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles..thanks for the review

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    Laura
    May 27, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Since it is summer I wonder if I should get the shortcake? But if it is like a highlighter… would i want the pasty one?? green beauty confusion!! xox

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      Danielle
      May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Haha! I always go 1 to 2 shades darker with my concealer + foundation in the summer… + 1 to 2 shades lighter in the winter. I mix them or go a shade between for Spring + Fall. :)

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    aparna
    March 2, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I have a medium brown complexion with olive undertones, and very severe dark circles. I’m looking to switch to an organic concealer from my current TARTE concealer that irritates my eyes too much! Would you recommend this over the RMS un-cover up concealer?
    P.S- you’re fabulous and doing a fantastic job! KUDOS!

    • Reply
      Danielle
      March 4, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Aparna! Thanks! :) It really depends… they’re both really good. The RMS is a little heavier + a little creamier than the Afterglow. <3

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    Dana
    June 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Danielle I’ve read bad things about Titanium Dioxide, and I really admire you so I would really like to know your opinion please.
    Have a nice day ♡

    • Reply
      Danielle
      June 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Hey Dana! Awe… TY so much! Long story short, and from what I understand… if you want good coverage in your makeup (medium – full coverage), Titanium Dioxide needs to be in it. If you’re ok with sheer coverage, there are some brands out there that make makeup without it – I haven’t tried any of them though. That’s also another reason why I prefer pressed powder / cream / liquid makeup over loose powders… less inhalation risk. If the brand uses it in their products, I always make sure it’s non-nano, + in other products like suncreens, etc… I usually avoid it when I can. Hope this helps! XO ❤️

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