Concealer Shade Finder for NC25 Skintone

nc25 concealer matches

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.

nc25 concealer matches

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!

nc25 concealer matches

The List

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!

A/B

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Medium Golden (Face) Light Golden (Under Eye)

BareMinerals BarePro 16-hr concealer 03 (Under Eye) 05 (Face)

BareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer  Light Medium

Beauty Blender Bounce 3.25N

Benefit Boi-ing Brightening 2

C/D

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

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

Dior Forever Skin Correct 2N (more yellow toned and less brightening than I usually go for but it gives a really natural skin-like look)

E/F

ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer Medium Peach *review here*

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place 2C Light/Medium (Cool)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer 2C Light/Medium

Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof 2W Light/Medium (Warm) for the face

G-K

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric 3.5

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer  Neutral Medium

Jeffree Star Magic Star C11 (a bit light/brightening but works)

KKW 4

L/M

Lancome Effacernes Concealer   Claire II (under eye) Camee (face)

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3 (face)

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer 2

L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer 350 Bisque

Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer Light 23

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer  Light

Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer 20 and 30 (depending on time of year)

Maybelline Fit Me 20 (too yellow…better for face)

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin 20

Milani Conceal + Perfect Light Natural 125

Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer  Medium Light

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define C4 (under eye) C5 (face)

N-P

NARS Soft Matte Complete Canelle

NYX Dark Circler Concealer Light

Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection L6

PIXI by Petra Correction Concentrate Brightening Peach

R-T

Revlon Candid (mix 23 & 25)

Tarte CC Undereye Corrector Light-Medium

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer   Light Medium Honey (under eye) Light Medium (face)

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer   Light Medium Sand

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Light Neutral

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Light Beige

Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer Light

U-Z

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer   Light Neutral

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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18 Comments

  1. Marcia
    September 7, 2020 / 6:18 am

    What shade are you in the elf camouflage concealer? Both the regular and hydrating? I think we are similar in skin tone. Thank you.

  2. Melanie
    August 1, 2020 / 7:55 am

    I see you had the too faced born this way concealer, they updated the formula- what shade do you think would match best to NC25 now? Please get back. So glad I found this list though!!

  3. Lesley
    April 28, 2020 / 12:28 am

    I’ve been coming back to this list for years, I could not thank you enough for compiling this information for us who don’t know what the heck we’re doing.

    • Stephanie Marie
      Author
      June 27, 2020 / 11:42 pm

      I’m so glad it’s helpful! 🙂

  4. Kim
    March 15, 2020 / 4:59 am

    Ik heb de NW 25 dus is de lijst ook voor mij zinvol

  5. March 14, 2020 / 8:41 pm

    Hi Stephanie! Have you tried the Pat McGraith Labs concealer? What shade would you choose??? I’m your shade. A light with peach undertone or light medium peach undertones?

    • Dinah Weisberg
      April 10, 2020 / 10:11 am

      I have this same question! I’m struggling to find the right shade, have exactly the same skintone as Stephanie, as well as use same colors. I’m torn between L7 & LM8 for undereye, as I hear the concealer runs much darker than the foundation in the same numbers.

    • Stephanie Marie
      Author
      June 27, 2020 / 11:41 pm

      I just updated with my shade! 🙂 It’s one of my faves. I rave about it on my channel often!

  6. Eppie
    February 4, 2020 / 5:35 am

    Huda Beauty overachiever?

  7. December 27, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    Omg just found your site and can’t be happier because you have this list—it could be mine! You’ve saved me a ton of time and pulling out my hair because we have the same skin tone. I love your style and know I will learn so much. I’m about to turn 59 and am trying to up my skincare game and streamline my makeup and you will help me I am sure. So yayyyy!

  8. Bernadine
    October 16, 2019 / 5:45 am

    Hi Stephanie,
    What shade colour Nyx can’t stop won’t stop concealer would you use? I am asking because our shades are very similar?
    Thanks!

  9. Danielle
    October 2, 2019 / 2:55 am

    We have literally the same face and under eye color , and wear basically all the same shades!! Awesome reference for me thank you!

  10. Debbie
    August 18, 2019 / 11:04 am

    Thank you for this list!! Very helpful.

  11. Shagufta
    March 15, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Hi! Thank you for giving us such useful insight. Would be really nice if you could suggest shades in bobbi brown and dior

    • Stephanie Marie
      Author
      June 27, 2020 / 11:41 pm

      I have a Dior concealer listed now. 🙂

  12. Frances Ontiveros
    December 3, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Hello Stephanie!!! I was wondering, what concelear shade you recommended for the JOUER COSMETICS Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer? I’ve watched several YouTube beauty influencers swear by this concelear. However, you can only purchase online, which makes swatching the concealer impossible.

  13. Anita Conder
    August 26, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Hi Stephanie! Have you tried the Maybelline Brightening highlight concealer- I forget the actual name- it’s a click pen. I am 46 with undereye wrinkles- I LOVE this pen!!! I have light and last night bought the medium to see if it can act as a corrector before the light. I can GENTLY tap it into my skin and oh. my. gosh. It disappears! I’ve used so many brands, kinds, colors- but this- this I’m in love with.
    I want to try the dream bright crayon you listed here but I was afraid of any potential cakiness. I’ll look to see if you have used it in a video before and I just forgot.

    Great post!! Thanks!

    • Stephanie Marie
      September 18, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      I haven’t. Sounds interesting!!

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