I was looking for a really pigmented concealer for my undereye area, and this looked less pinkish than a few other brands in the store...so I tried it in the lightest shade, nr 01. But it was far too fair even on my winter-pale skin....I'm really, really pale, but this concealer becomes white on the skin... It's thick and covers, but its hard to find a good shade, and expensive to buy two ones only to try to mix them every morning....
It also has a very, very dry and matte consistency, which makes it hard to use it "as a highlight above your upper lip" ( I have some foundations and concealers that can serve as that) or to highlight other areas. But this is impossible, cause it seems to be ment for maybe covering spots if you find the right shade...
It's really sad that clarins doesn't sell these concealers in more shades than 3!!
Excellent! It creases the least and lasts the longest without drying.
Not the best concealer I've tried. It doesn't cover my dark circles well.
Splendid concealer: for use on the face, like LM Camouflage. UPDATE [2011-05]: also currently using this on the eyes: eyelids and up to brow bone.
Nothing fancy, just does what it's supposed to. It's a solid waxy stick in a slightly stubby white twisty tube with a nice shiny silvery cap: lacking Clarins' usual labelling on the side. Exists in three colours thus far, of which 01 is good on pale skin with a cool to neutral undertone (tested on self and fellow PPP pals: NW5, 10, and 15). No oxidation / turning orange to report. As usual with Clarins, this is hit or miss - this time I happened to be lucky, but they can be poor for paler-toned people, and even poorer for the deeper-toned (as witness, other pals who are NW/NC 20-60: especially bad in the 45-60+range, any undertone).
The waxiness of the formula seems forbidding, but I found it easy to apply and blend (one can use a clean fingertip, a Q-tip, or a brush) and it neither caused nor aggravated spots. My skin seems happier with concealers like this that contain candelilla (and bees') wax, OK with some silicones, less happy with cyclopentasiloxane (which is of course in nearly every concealer out there, and much else besides). Mainly using it just concealing redder bits (being pale, any old healed zits, scars, and so on show up a lot), sometimes concealing the odd spot or irritated patch. This sits there comfortably - neither greasy nor dry. Brush a dab of powder on top to be on the safe side, and ignore it for the rest of the day.
UPDATE: Good on eyes. Currently using this on eyelids and up to eyebrows, to even out colour. It's moist enough--so no drying out and flaky skin--yet the waxiness seems to ensure it stays there. No migration or creeping into folds. It's one of the only things I can use on my eyelids when in allergy season and/or eczema back. Note that the Stick contains no bismuth oxychloride, or indeed very much else besides waxes, silica, mica, and the less-likely-to-irtritate pigments.
I applied over eye cream and sunscreen, using a small brush. Using clean brush, transfer some Stick to back of hand. Use hand as palette to apply to eye from there.
Texture, feel, finish not a million miles from various other waxy concealers that are good around the eyes.
I wouldn't want to jinx things by claiming that Clarins are upping their game, but - having tested many concealers high and low recently, from Almay to Chantecaille - this is a Good 'Un. Price - somewhere in the CAD 25-30 range for 2.6g. Fragrance-free. As usual with Clarins, cruelty-free and fairly environmentally responsible.
INGREDIENTS: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, OCTYLDODECANOL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, CERA MICROCRISTALLANA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX, SILICA, HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE, ETHYLCELLULOSE, ISODECANE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYETHYLENE, RETINYL PALMITATE +/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77718/TALC, CI 77019/MICA, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491/77492/77499 IRON OXIDES.
The new concealer from Clarins is dependable and easy to use. It's in a creamy stick form, however isn't greasy or difficult to work with. The palest shade is actually pale and neutral enough for me, which is rare. My only gripe is that it doesn't say "non-comedogenic", which I usually depend on Clarins for. No breakouts yet, will update if issues occur.