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True life: I’m a concealer addict. Whether it’s a full-coverage formula in a tube from the drugstore or a coverup that can double as a contour product, I’ve pretty much tried them all. With that being said, my concealer standards are pretty high — I always look for a thick, full-coverage texture that’s comfortable to wear — and have always found that a lot of affordable concealers on the market don’t always contain all of those qualities. Or at least, I never thought they did until I tried the new Maybelline New York Super Stay Under-Eye Concealer. 


An addition to Maybelline’s already existing (and high-coverage) Super Stay Foundation line, the concealer is designed to be used on the under-eye area and works to instantly conceal dark circles and discoloration. The formula comes in 12 shades and lasts for up to 24 hours of wear. As a self-proclaimed beauty guru with very dark under eye circles, (thank you genetics and allergies), I knew I had to give the new formula a try the second I saw it. 


The Super Stay Concealer comes in a unique package — a long, doe-foot applicator brush in a triangular shaped tube. Once you slide the applicator out, you’re met with a thick, opaque formula that looks like it can cover up pretty much anything it’s layered over. After applying my CC cream and face concealer, I reached for a dime-size amount of the Super Stay (a little goes a very long way) and dotted it underneath each eye.


 
 
 
 
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Almost immediately I noticed that this concealer blended a lot more easily than I had anticipated — I was able to get my dark circles covered up while it seamlessly blended into the rest of the makeup on my face with ease. Not only that, but the concealer also gave a brighter, more awake finish to my under eyes as a whole and there were no more dark circles in sight. I was also impressed by how creamy the texture was and how soothing it felt on my skin. I had no irritation in the under-eye area, no creasing and it dried so quickly that I was able to set it with a matte banana powder and a fluffy brush less than a minute later.


Final Thoughts

Not only was this Super Stay concealer a dream to apply, it 100% lived up to its name. By some miracle, I did not have to touch up my under-eyes after wearing it all day, which is usually a common task that I’ve always had to do with pretty much any other concealer I’ve worn. It stayed put, kept my mascara smudges at bay, and though thick in application, felt pretty lightweight throughout my wear. I’m pretty sure this is going to be my new drugstore concealer go-to, and if you also suffer from the plight of dark circles, it’s going to be yours, too. 



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