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.
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.
“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!!
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!
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!
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Medium Golden (Face) Light Golden (Under Eye) *review here*
BareMinerals BarePro 16-hr concealer 03 (Under Eye) 05 (Face) *review here*
BareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer Light Medium *review here*
Beauty Blender Bounce 3.25N
Benefit Boi-ing Brightening 2 (discontinued)
Benefit Boi-ing Bright On – *review here*
Bobbi Brown Skin Concealer Stick – Sand *review here*
Bobbi Brown Skin Corrector Stick – Bisque *review here*
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Light Beige
Catrice True Skin High Cover – 10 under eyes / 18 on face *review here*
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 *review here*
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 *review here*
Dior Forever Skin Correct shade update: 2N on the face / 2CR under eyes or 1CR for more brightening *review here*
ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer Medium Peach *review here*
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place 2C Light/Medium (Cool) *review here*
Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer 2C Light/Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof 2W Light/Medium (Warm) for the face
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric 3.5 *review here*
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer – Cedar (a bit light / extra brightening!) *review here*
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Neutral Medium
Jeffree Star Magic Star C11 (a bit light/brightening but works) *review here*
KVD Good Apple Concealer – Light 122 *review here*
Lancome Effacernes Concealer Claire II (under eye) Camee (face)
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer 215 (under eye) 260 (face) *review here*
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer I’m mixing 1C & 2N and probably should be 2C. I brighten my darkest points (after concealing fully) with 1C 🙂
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3 (face)
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer 2
L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer 350 Bisque *review here*
LYS Beauty Triple Fix Brightening Concealer – LN6 *review here*
Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Light *review here*
Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer Light 23 *review here*
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer Light *review here*
Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer 20 and 30 (depending on time of year)
Maybelline Fit Me 20 (too yellow…better for face) *review here*
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin 20 *review here*
Milani Conceal + Perfect Light Natural 125
Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Medium Light *review here*
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define C4 (under eye) C5 (face)
Morphe Filter Effect Soft Radiance Concealer Light 6 *review here*
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Canelle *review here*
NARS Radiant Creamy Corrector Light
NARS Soft Matte Complete Canelle *review here*
NYX Bare with Me – mix Beige & Light under eyes *review here*
NYX Dark Circler Concealer Light
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection L6 *review here*
PIXI by Petra Correction Concentrate Brightening Peach
Revlon Candid (mix 23 & 25) *review here*
Revlon ColorStay Skin Awaken – Universal Brightener to correct / Light Beige (very yellow) *review here*
Sigma Spectrum Color Correcting Duo – Light Medium *review here*
Tarte CC Undereye Corrector Light-Medium
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Light Medium Honey (under eye) Light Medium (face) *How-To video is here* *review here*
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer Light Medium Sand *review here*
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Light Neutral
Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Light Beige *review here*
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer Light
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer Light Neutral *review here*
Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer 40NN
Wander Beauty Dualist Light
YSL Touche Eclat 2.5
This is so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing this information with us.. I really appreciate it!
What about mac concealer? Which shade should I choose
Thank you for your great videos and recommendations! I have the WORSE dark circles!! I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish, the Dior Forever concealer, Armani fabric concealer and Armani Fabric foundation. I have to say, I am pleased with the coverage and finish! I bought 2 concealers to switch back and forth.
This is so so helpful. Thank you so much ❤️
Have you tried the Il Makiage for both concealer and foundation? I’m struggling to find match for both but am your colors in Mac
Have you used the tarte shape tape glow wand? If yes than what’s your shade??
Please help with shiseido synchro cream concealer
What shade are you in the elf camouflage concealer? Both the regular and hydrating? I think we are similar in skin tone. Thank you.
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!!
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.
I’m so glad it’s helpful! 🙂
Ik heb de NW 25 dus is de lijst ook voor mij zinvol
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?
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.
I just updated with my shade! 🙂 It’s one of my faves. I rave about it on my channel often!
Huda Beauty overachiever?
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!
What shade colour Nyx can’t stop won’t stop concealer would you use? I am asking because our shades are very similar?
We have literally the same face and under eye color , and wear basically all the same shades!! Awesome reference for me thank you!
Thank you for this list!! Very helpful.
Hi! Thank you for giving us such useful insight. Would be really nice if you could suggest shades in bobbi brown and dior
I have a Dior concealer listed now. 🙂
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.
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!
I haven’t. Sounds interesting!!