I really HATED this product. First of all, the price is STEEP. Also, as others have mentioned, half the tube is air. It's hard to believe they would only fill the stupid tube halfway considering how expensive it is! Beyond that, I truly hated the formula. It did not cover my blemishes (and they're not huge honking zits either) - the coverage was uneven and cakey. My skin looked like it had dry, flaky patches when I was finished using it. It was the weirdest thing ever! This was promptly returned to Ulta and exchanged for Benefit Boi-ing (which I love).
Perfect concealer! Ahhhh I love it. I have dry skin, and use an eye cream, then moisturizer, then BB Cream, and then this under my eyes and on whatever other blemish might be on my face.
It is so pigmented that you only need a tiny dab, tiny. I got the small tube, .25 oz, thought it would be not enough, but after a week or so of using this I can see how this tube will last me a good year.
My thing is that I don't want to see makeup on my face, especially concealer. I tried several different high end concealers at Ulta and this one blew me away. I told the sales lady helping me that I couldn't stand to see the makeup, I wanted it to blend in so well that it looks like my skin. She made a comment that I wouldn't be able to achieve this with any product I tried, and kept applying the different concealers. Finally she handed me the brush when we got to this one. I took a TINY amount and dotted it under my eye, then used my ring finger to blend it better and it was perfect. It has a VERY sheer reflective quality that makes it look so natural.
I'm so glad I found it!! Yay!
My main concern is undereye circles... I have permanent brown undereye circles and I am fair (~NC15) so any undereye discolouration shows up. I have no blemishes or scars on the rest of my face to cover up so I cannot comment on its efficacy on this aspect. However, this is pretty good in covering up (brown) undereye circles when paired with a corrector underneath.
I have tried 2 shades: Fair and a new colour which only seems to be available on Sephora's website at the moment: Golden Ivory. Fair and Golden Ivory are close to each other in terms of shade but Fair is more pink whereas Golden Ivory is more yellow in tone. When blended out (only a little bit is needed), I find that Golden Ivory seems to suit me more than Fair. Fair doesn't seem to conceal my circles as well and leaves them looking slightly ashy. Golden Ivory seems to be closer to my skintone.
For my brown undereye circles, I use a pink corrector (Armani Master Corrector - loooove) and then I gently blend a dot of this concealer with my brush. It's ok if it doesn't look very blended because it settles in somewhat after a minute or two. When set with powder, the concealer lasts the whole day with minimal fading on me. It doesn't crease or slide on my undereye. Guess this is the best concealer I've found to date (but I will still be searching for something better) With foundation and the works on, I would say that my circles are 90% covered. I prefer Amazing to MUFE Full Cover which doesn't seem to be "full cover" on me.
Frankly, if you are fair with severe undereye discolouration this won't cut it even with a corrector underneath. This is a good coverage concealer, but it doesn't work miracles nor does it cover everything in an opaque layer. continued >>
I love this stuff. It is not my HG, but that may just be because I purchased it at the same time as changing my entire skin care routine. I had started using IS clinical facial products, Retin A, and skinceuticals, which may have cause my skin to become a bit flaky and dry under my eyes.
Any way, even with all of the changes and the flakiness I have been having with the new skin care products, this stuff does an amazing job at covering my hereditary purple under eye circles. At first I was using it without a primer, but that was no good. To get this to work for me, I use the smashbox under eye primer or the mally beauty under eye primer, let it set, then I dab a tiny bit on the back of my hand (I have this in shade fair), let it warm a bit, then I gently buff a tiny bit on with a concealer brush. I finish by pressing it in with my ring finger. Setting powder works well over this (the stuff from amazing works well, but use a very small amount!!) If your under eye is very dry, skip the powder. It will sometimes crease a little if you don't use the powder, but it blends back in when doing a touch up after about 6 hours or so. All in all, great stuff! For reference, I have used Clinique advanced concealer in 01 light, nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla (2), Clinique all about eyes concealer, I tried a sample of the BE concealer, Laura Gellar full coverage concealer, etc etc.... the list goes on and on. This is the best one so far, and even has the nars beat, though that one is a close second. I am trying the hourglass hidden secret concealer next and I have high hopes, but I may always come back to this one.
I got 2 of the mini ones for the price of one during an Ulta sale. They are crazy expensive, but I think they are a decent deal if you can get them on sale like this. They last forever! I've been using the one I got in Fair nearly every day for probably a year, and it's still going strong for me! I just use it under my eyes. All you need is a tiny dab or else it will not blend in well because it's so thick. But that also means you don't need much to cover dark circles. I only use it under my eyes, and it is a staple for me. I have very dark circles, and this does the trick! The Fair shade is just right for my pale skin. I also bought Ivory, but it is too light, even for me. I wish I would have gotten 2 Fair but I wasn't sure what I needed at the time. I highly recommend these! I only took off 1 lippie for the extreme, crazy price.
Excellent product, finally a concealer that work for both under my eyes and on blemishes ... plus it's long lasting ... simply perfect.
Without a doubt, my HG concealer. This product magically erases scars, acne, hyper-pigmentation, undereye circles, even bruises. And it's true that a little goes a long way as this concealer has a very thick, creamy consistency. The trick is to use a teeny, tiny amount at a a time and dab gently, layering as you go if you need more coverage. Too heavy-handed and this has a tendency to look cakey. It's also highly waterproof - you can swim, sweat in this and it doesn't fade or rub off easily like so many other concealers. A bit on the pricey side but a 6ml tube (the smallest I believe) lasts me for months. A repurchase for sure!
this make up was so good. It made me not look like a piece of poop
Let me start by saying i've used laura mercier, mac, smashbox, lancome, bobbi brown, clinique anything you could think of pretty much. Some were ok, some were not so great. No concealer I have ever used has compared to amazing cosmetics. I will say that my rating is based solely on how it works for undereye bags though. For a little tube of the concealer it's 28$ and for a big one its 40$, I put the price as a 2 because even the little one has lasted me a year already. I've used cle de peau correctuer which is 68$ for a stick that lasted me about 7 months, so the price for amazing cosmetics is very good. I recommend this product!
Let me just start by saying I use this concealer for acne, scarring, & redness. I do not use it for under eye concealing because I don't have dark circles or anything like that. But with that being said i LOVE this concealer. You seriously only need a tiny bit and it covers everything! It is quite expensive but way more than worth it because a little & i mean LITTLE goes a long way with this. It doesnt melt off or fade like pretty much every other concealer I've tried has done (Boing, dermablend, laura mercier secret conceal, etc.) I apply this after my foundation to spots that need more concealing and then set my whole face with powder then blush, bronzer & this concealer does not budge in the process. definitely my HG concealer. continued >>