I've used this almost exclusively as an under-eye concealer, so this review covers the product in that capacity.
I want to love it. I really do. The packaging is so nice, and the "natural" color is really good on me. On the upside, the coverage is really full with a nice finish. When I first apply it, the concealer completely covers my moderately-dark undereye circles.
But then the fun begins. It creases. Every concealer (lancome, tarte, NARS, benefit, various drugstore) creases into my lines, but because this one is so pigmented, it stands out more. I also used it to cover a blemish near the corner of my mouth, and it creased there too. I also don't find that it has amazing staying power--maybe 8 hours?
At $32, I won't rebuy a creasy concealer. I'm not returning it either, but I mostly use it for travel when my normal undereye routine (erase paste + lancome) is too cumbersome.
Great at covering dark circles, blemishes of any kind, birthmarks, scars and discoloration.
I have the lightest shade (Fair) and I thought it would be too light on me. I like it for the under eye as it's not too drying. It's medium-high coverage and because it's moisturising, it gives me some milia, compared to Estee Lauder's Double Wear concealer. The latter is drying on my eyes during fall/winter though. I guess all concealers have their plus and minuses! Might repurchase but looking to see if there's anything better.
My favourite concealer. perfect coverage, perfect finish without nasty dry cake looking finish. love it. only downside i think it could cause little whiteheads on my acne prone skin..
I don't know why everyone likes this so much. It does the job but I feel like I could find something better. At first I didn't like this but now I use it with a damp beauty blender and it works better. I got this for $40. Will no repurchase because I feel like I can find something better for cheaper.
My HG concealer! I have SEVERE dark circles and before i found this, I used Erase Paste with Bare Minerals concealer slathered on top. It was terrible. I could not find a single thing that would cover those damn circles until I found this.
It costs an arm and a leg but it is WELL WORTH the price. I tried to post a picture of a Before and After but I do not know how to.
I have been using concealer for a very long time. I mostly use the cheap drugstore kind and every once in a blue moon I will splurge because with concealers, I do find that the more expensive ones work better.
I have tired dark circles all the time, even if I'm well rested. The color around my eyes just isn't the same as the rest of my face. Always been this way. Therefore, I wear concealer.
I decided to splurge on this Hourglass concealer because I was so tired of my cheapy ones looking gray and rubbing off on by lunchtime. So far, I love this! It only takes me a little bit of product to event out the color of my face (I apply after foundation), and it amazingly stays on most of the day.
I would recommend this for anyone who is willing to spend a little more on a quality product.
If you have dry skin and blemishes, I can highly recommend this. The price is steep ($48 AUD from Mecca Cosmetica), however the formulation is well worth the money. It's creamy, non-drying, high coverage and lasts all day - perfect for covering spots and pigmentation where the skin can dry up if you're using treatments and things. Not so sure about using this under the eyes though. I apply this with a Real techniques dome shadow brush following my foundation and it airbrushes my spots. For reference, I'm a MAC NC20 and have this in 'Natural'.
UPDATE: I went back to Sephora about a week after having this applied in-store and purchased this concealer in the shade "Pearl". I am really pleased with it. I'm NW15-20 in MAC and this colour is perfect for me. I apply it with my finger, in order to help warm the product so it blends and "sinks in" and then blend out the edges with a brush if I need to. Because the weather is hot now, I will set this with a powder (Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder or one of my other "all over" setting powders). This is a really nice product and while it seems pricey, you get a heck of a lot of product for the price.
I had this applied on me yesterday by a MUA at Sephora, as I am still looking for an "even better" concealer. She applied the shade "Pearl" and I wore it all day to test it out. I was thrilled with the results - really good coverage of my very blue under-eye circles without any settling into under-eye creases. It did not look dry or cakey and really seemed to perform and last very well.In addition, it really does seem to "brighten" the look of my under-eye area. I liked it so much that I'll be purchasing a tube of this the next time I'm in the vicinity of my local Sephora store.
UPDATE: I did, in fact, purchase the full sized tube of this concealer, which looks like it will last forever! You don't need a heck of a lot of product to get results. What's odd, though, is that some days, this works really well - covers my circles well, doesn't settle into fine lines and last well throughout the day - and other times, for no reason I can figure out - it creases and fades and goes a bit scaly looking by the end of the day. For the most part, I always apply it and set it the same way (or don't set it at all) but the results - good or not so good - just seem random. Still a great product but, like most women, I am still on the search for something "better". Wanting to try the new Nars concealer next!