Under Eye Concealer Brushes I Use Which Multitask As Well

For concealers, I usually use synthetic brushes. Most of the time, I just use my ring finger to pat in the concealer under my eyes. Whenever I reach for brushes to blend out the under eye area though, I only reach for 2. One is the Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush and the other is Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer brush.


Zoeva and RT


I think I bought the Real Techniques one about 2 years ago, and added Zoeva to the family just last year. Both are pretty similar in size, but while RT is pinched, Zoeva is round. In my opinion, both are just as soft and dense, and they do not feel scratchy even on such a delicate eye area. The RT brush is less stiff with more give, so it’s easier to blend out the concealer without dragging the skin around. That is why when I use the Zoeva concealer buffer brush, I have to make sure to use the least pressure possible to minimize dragging. The Zoeva brush is great for patting / stippling in concealers when I need more coverage though ๐Ÿ™‚




The RT brush is of course great for applyingย cream eye shadows as well, but I just prefer using it for concealer. For the Zoeva concealer buffer brush, I alsoย like to use it to blend out harsh edges on the eyes. It diffuses the hard lines effortlessly, but again, it must be done with a very light hand or the eye shadows might disappear.




Both these brushes are multi taskers which I think are great additions to my brush family. If I were to choose one though, I’d go for the Real Techniques brush. It is marginally softer, but I like that it has a little more give, but not too much. Both have their own advantages, so I’m keeping them. What do you use to apply under eye concealers? In the end, I think fingers work best, but it’s handy to have brushes as well ๐Ÿ™‚


xoxo Lily



  • i’ve never tried Zoeva! Do you have any Sigma brushes to compare the line with? I see them as sort of teh same, but the way people rave about Zoeva, I’m kind of interested!

    • Lily

      Comparatively, Zoeva is cheaper. Synthetic face brushes concerned, Sigmax brushes are less scratchy. I gave my Zoeva synthetic face brushes away because they were bothering me. My friend didn’t seem to mind though!

  • Liz

    I’m not a big brush person so I just use my ring finger in light patting/dabbing motion. I never used to really do too much with the undereye concealing either but lately the shadows have been more prominent. :s

    • Lily

      On good days, I’d skip concealer but lately, I’ve been losing sleep and I have to reach for under eye concealers again ๐Ÿ™

  • lyn

    I don’t really use concealers much (although I should!) and quite like the same RT brush when I do. But I do prefer using my fingers to pat and blend everything in.

    • Lily

      Oh yeah, fingers do the trick best!

  • Zoeva! I’ve been hearing lots about their brushes lately for some reason. They sound pretty nice.
    I’m like you-sometimes I use my fingers, sometimes a brush. I think it depends on the concealer I’m using.

    • Lily

      It depends on the mood I’m in, whether to use fingers or brushes. Lol! I don’t find Zoeva to be all that though. There are hits and misses but if you’re already spoiled with good soft brushes, I won’t bother about this brand if you know what I mean!

  • Thanks for the tips! I used to use a small flat brush, but now I just use my sponge and fingers. What do you think of Zoeva brushes compared? I’ve been eying their rose gold line.

    • Lily

      I haven’t tried all of Zoeva’s brushes though. I find the synthetic face brushes way too scratchy but this one is Ok. I have a pencil brush for smudging eye liner and while it’s not the softest, it doesn’t irritate my eyes and gets the job done. From the few I have, I’m not that keen to try the other brushes they have ๐Ÿ˜›

  • I used to use the LMdB one, but to be honest it’s not soft enough. Ever since I discovered the Dior Backstage Blender, I’ve been using that! The tip is GREAT for blending everything in, plus it’s so soft for the delicate undereye area ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Lol for me, when all else fails, use fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I use RT brushes for undereye concealer, but I use HUGE ONES BECAUSE I’M LAZY AND I WANT EVERYTHING DONE FASTER, HAHAHAHA. I use the domed contour brush and the flat paddle brush that you are supposed to use for foundation. HAHAHAHA.

    • Lily

      Oh yeah, that domed contour brush is good for under eye concealers too! I totally forgot about that brush. LOL

  • Jaa

    I’m starting to hear more and more of the Zoeva brand! Hopefully I’ll get to try them soon! I have the RT one and I love it as a concealer brush, too. So soft and blends seamlessly! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      I hope you get to try Zoeva one day. I’d like to know what you think about them ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe their brushes made of natural hair fare better than the scratchy synthetic ones >_<

  • Lily

    The Real Techniques brush is not too bad at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I always use fingers to apply concealer. Sometimes I blend out with my beauty blender. I’m tempted to get one of those mini beauty blenders, I think it would work really well for under there. I’m just not sure if I want to have 2 to wash every time I do my makeup!

    • Lily

      Fingers are always easier. The heat helps melt and blend everything seamlessly. I’d be lazy to wash the beauty blender every time though. Lol