I have very dark circles, all around my eyes, light skin, and it covered very well. It's very easy to use, doesn't detach wrinkles and not oily. One feature that I loved: it has no smell at all. I used to use NYX magic wand and totally changed for Milani.
It covers dark circles really well, but I wish it was more creamier. The texture is dense and on the dry side, although it doesn't cake up on dry undereye area. Good option if you have oily eye area but I wouldn't repurchase after I use up mine.
i use this concealer in the shade 08 beige. it's the perfect color match for me. it's light with lots of yellow undertones. the consistency is pretty dry, i use my fingers to apply because the heat makes it easier to use. the coverage is medium, closer to high than low. i don't really use this on my undereyes because it makes them look kind of ashy (i apply a peach-toned concealer on my blue-based undereye circles, then apply a little bit of this concealer on top, with a bit of powder to set it all). instead, i use this kind of as a foundation! i use it to cover up any redness on my face and to generally even out my skintone. the finish is extremely natural, it doesn't look like i'm wearing any face makeup at all. i've been using this everyday for a few months now and i've barely made a dent. there is sooo much product in the tiny pot, it's a great value for your money. yes, the pot is unsanitary but i thoroughly wash my hands before doing my makeup so it hasn't been a problem for me. there's a great selection for women of color. i'm probably going to purchase a backup or two soon because i have a feeling milani's going to discontinue this...
The coverage is medium I would say, but it's not very buildable and it gets very cakey for me no matter what I do. I definitely can't use it on blemishes because it looks so cakey, and underneath my eyes it really needs to be set with powder but gets too dry and cakey looking.
What a great concealer. I am South Asian so under eye circles (and all around eye darkness is general) is an issue. I have clear skin and dark brows so honestly if I had to run out of the house with one product it's under eye concealer. Without it I look old and angry...even with it I still look tired just not haggard ...:)
My previous HG was/is the MUFE HD. I am willing to pay for good stuff -- and at NC 37 -42 its hard to find face shades that work! ..so I think I loved it cause it was quick with the pen and b/c the shade was and is the only one that matches me.
For the Milani concealer I have to use both of these in shades 1 and 2 to get my match..which is a pain --but considering both of them together are under 10 bucks how can you beat it? It does take that extra minute to warm and blend with the finger but the coverage is way better than HD...for a night out I would actually probably use the 01 as a "corrector" and then the HD for the nicer finish..I think pot + liquid is the best way to get full coverage and finish.
I used the BB corrector in peach for many years ..that was ok. I think I prefer the HD to that as its closer to my shade.
Overall nice concealer, nice packaging considering the price. I seriously think if I used this daily it would last me at least 3 years. I would prefer not having to unscrew and screw 2 sep containers so I don't use as often as I should. In a rush I tend to go back to my HD MUFE. I am planning to try out the CDP in Ochre when I get a chance but I fear I am in b/t Ochre and Honey
This Milani concealer lasts all day and covers way better than MUFE HD (its a pot so its thicker consistency)..but unlike the MUFE HD I wouldnt use on my face other then eyes if I needed to ...it does't crease on my eyes..I always use undereye cream and set my concealers with LM secret power but bet this would be fine with out it . I can see this being too dry for some if you have dry under eye area but for WOC the shades are pretty good! Also undereye cream or other cream first would be a must with this!
For ref I am b/t Stromboli and Syracuse in Nars sheer glow (my skin color w/ no sun is probably Stromboli..but live in California and always have a bit of color) and I use 345 in MUFE HD concealer
update: I tried the CDP and it sucked (on me) also the #1 in this is a perfect dupe for CDP ochre, and the #2 is the perfect dupe for CDP honey...but about 140 dollars cheaper
This concealer is great. It may seem kind of waxy but if you warm it on your fingers it applies well and lasts long on your face. I got this for 1.50$ at walgreens on clearance a while back and I probably never would have thought to try it otherwise. Unfortunately someone swiped their big finger across the surface of mine and then put it back in the little box and I unknowingly purchased it.
this is the best concealer I have ever used, and I have tried mac's.. it goes on nicely and just sort of disappears into my skin. it covers everything I need it to! The coverage is full, and buildable. with some powder over this you can cover any flaw!! not only would I repurchase, I want to purchase a back up asap!! sorry others don't like it as much as I do.
**EDIT.. I have bought like 5 backups!! I will also buy it in different shades just to experiment... cause the face has more than one tone.. I LOVE THIS!!!
I really hated this product. It made my skin look pale and dead, i have naturally olive skin and the shades are mismatched.. absolutely horrible. It also melts off right out of your face which completely utterly disgusting.
I'm totally in love with this concealer, I bought it at Walgreen's a few months back only because it was on sale I think I only paid $1.29 with a coupon and I didn't know if I was going to like it or not but the first time I tried it I was sold, it covers completely my acne scars and my dark spots, the consistency is tick and you do have to use your fingers to be able to blend the product onto your problem areas, I don't use it under my eyes because it does crease but that's not really my problem I don't have dark circles under my eyes. My shade is a perfect match 02 Golden Beige and sometimes that's all I use with my translucent powder!
I bought this concealer just browsing around for new concealers to try. My skin has some acne scarring from my teenage years that I must conceal. I purchased this cream in 03 Honey which is a tad lighter than my complexion. I wear my concealer underneath my foundation for my dark eye circles and blemishes. The one thing I DISLIKE is the consistency it is the absolute worst to blend. I have to take my finger and rub it in the product several times almost as if to "warm" it so it could melt. The coverage was adequate it did the job.
I changed my outlook on this product and I use it everyday now! I still absolutely hate the consistency and that I have to use my finger to "melt" it but overlooking that this is a really good prduct. Another plus is that you get so much for the price. The coverage is fine and covers my dark under eye circles and acne blemishes well. I also use a primer underneath too.