I have natural yellow tones in my skin - I'm part asian - and this covers up dark circles fabulously!
It's like a soft lip stick when applying and I softly blend it in to my skin.
I will apply this before my liquid foundation and then after i have applied concealer - only if i notice any grey coming through under my eyes. Then apply powder lightly.
It lasts for ages! I got this almost a year ago and will probably run out mid year. I got the cube concealer as well but i find that really dry and not so great to apply.
It is very thick and cakey but the color pay off is not very good. There are better more inexpensive brands but it's alright for the under eye area. Just warm it up with your fingers first.
I like it but there are other brands better. It cakes depending on the foundation or bb cream you use underneath it.
Love P.F. products but this was a complete waste of time & purchase.The concealer was really sheer on & didn't cover anything.I did return this.Purchased another Yellow concealer with alot more coverage & worth the mony.
Ok soooo, I bought this about 2 years ago. I was looking for an everyday concealer and this was one of 6 I bought. this got a big F. I threw it w/my returns ill never get to since I lost the receipt bag and forgot about it.
I brought it out again last week and I LOVE IT. I have been looking for a concealer that was yellow enough, in nc20 ish and even mac concealers (in these light shades) have too neutrally tones to match my foundation & cover my circles.
I LOVE this now. it has to be used as a correcter not a concealer. a correcter neutralizes-(think color wheel)-
Purple circles need yellow
Blue circles need peachy/pinky(orange based)
Redness on face needs green
I think a lot of people try to use this as only a concealer and that may work for a few but its not designed for that. I don't think people would complain a green concealer didn't match their skintone but since this is yellow people treat it differently.
Just like a green concealer, which must be thoroughly BLENDED over redness & acne, this must be BLENDED over purple circles. it simply neutralizes the severity and makes things easier for your concealer. (You use less concealer, look less cakey, etc)
I'm sure phsycians formula and other cosmetic companies have decided their are more purplish circles under eyes than bluish, and personally I have no idea if that's true. because your dealing w/muted colors (noone has royal blue bags under their eyes) its hard to differentiate if you have purple or blue bags. the best thing to do is try peach and yellow and see what works for you and what leaves that grayish tint. the good news is once you know you know and the color you need for correction should be universally the same regardless of brand.
After you blend your corrector, whatever it is, apply some concealer to cover any remaining issue. be sure though to pat your concealer so it doesn't remove your corrector and be sure to let your corrector set before using concealer.
Certain types of correctors like liquids, may need a MINISCULE amount of powder before concealer
If you need a peach correcter, skip the high end brands. the biggest drugstore concealer/foundation complaint is "its too peachy." use that to your advantage and use a drugstore concealer as your corrector then you can use any concealer that matches your skintone as coverage will be less of an issue. (olay/covergirl's new stick looks orangey and may work for this purpose but I haven't tried it.) maybelline is usually more orangy and covergirls more pinky in my opinion but that's a generalization.
Play around w/correctors but I find it usually works better than layering on 5coats of concealer since my skins so pale my dark circles show through everything. w/correctors I only need 1 coat of concealer since the corrector is neutralizing.
This is a very nice yellow, I can almost wear just this. if you need yellow, highly recommend it. just moisturize first as it drags a little but its still creamy and like another review says, it sucks you can't twist it down all the way so lift the cap off totally straight! good luck!
Terrible product.. Bad with oily skin , I find my eyeliner and eyeshadow end up melting into this.. Other concealers haven't done this. I like that it's a stick and it's heavy coverage. Just no no no for oily skinned ladies
Purchased this product as I was just getting into makeup and was buying nearly all product from groceries/pharmacies and desperately wanted to get rid of under eye circles. I am no "pro" by any means however..
Does not cover my dark (blue-ish purple) circles at all. I have found correctors in peach work wonders (bobbi brown, erase past, etc) but was initially suggested this before I discovered that. Super waxy. Not very blend-able, it just disappears! Thought id try it out for "contouring" but for all of the above reasons it did nothing for me. Gone by the end of the day even with powders, primers and setting sprays. My under eye area is pretty normal, I get minor oily spots mid day in my t-zone, minor dry-ness beside my nose. Just not for me.
So far, I really like this for dark circles that are in the corner of my eyes. It's sheer, which I like, as I don't need much. Stays on well, too. I don't really blend, I tap it with a concealer brush. I hated my L.A. Colors light loose powder, because I think it's a bit too yellow, well, I now use it along with this yellow concealer and together, they work GREAT! Can't tell I have dark circles anymore! Anyway, it's a creamy formula so it is easy to apply. It's also easily buildable. Great drugstore find.
I hate the new packaging of these concealer sticks. It honestly could pass as a product you would find in a Dollar Store. I know that sounds really bad but that was my first impression. Moving on to the actual product:
- I bought this yesterday since I was running out of the green concealer stick. So far I prefer the green stick because I find that it corrects my under eye dark circles better even though the yellow stick is what this is for.
- The first time I tried my new concealer stick, it creased a lot on me. Not as much as the green stick. I haven't bought this in awhile, so I'm not sure if its a new formula, or if its just because I havent used it in ages.
- I still do think this is a good concealer. It corrects my tea-bagged eyelids really well.
- A little goes a long way with this concealer I find. It tends to look really cakey the more you add.
- I will continue to purchase this, but the Physician's green concealer stick is still my favorite.
This is my backup concealer when I run out of Boi ing from Benefit. I keep hearing that if you have dark circles under your eyes, then use pink. But when you use pink and you have dark circles, you get gray under eye circles. Hmmmmm... So I read somewhere to use yellow. I used this and it worked. At $7.00, it is cheap and it works well. It is soft and doesn't rip out my skin. It stays all day and you can use powder set it. Again, another well kept secret in the makeup world. It also doesn't show your creases either! A plus. :)