Hands down the best concealer I've ever tried in my life. Leaves a nice, matte finish and covers ALL darkness under the eyes. I use this both professionally and for myself. I do makeup for the St. Louis Rams cheerleaders and weddings during the hot, humid, sticky summers and this concealer withstands it all. Love that it's waterproof! Good range of shades too. I wear medium bisque and I'm a Bisque IV in Lancome and an NC40 in MAC. The only bad thing is that it's $29.50 for a tube of it. However, I can see this concealer lasting me a good 6 months even when using it everyday. What it boils down to is that this concealer covers everything without making you look like you're wearing a thick, heavy concealer. My holy grail concealer!
Excellent concealer. I use it every morning and it really helps to cover up my undereye circles and brighten the eye area. Lasts all day which is a big plus. Will definately re-purchase.
This is a great concealer. Covers well and wears well. Skin needs to be moisturized though. Love the squeeze tube.
I love the color of this product (I wear it in Bronze) and love the fact that it is waterproof (I am allergy prone and get watery eyes). It does not settle into fine lines, but it does emphasize my dry patches when my eczema flares up. It is the best concealer I've come across thus far.
I didn't even purchase this product to use as an under eye concealer. I bought this to cover up red marks/blemishes on my chin. This stuff WORKS WONDERS! I know that it's oil based, but it doesn't cause my skin to break out. I LOVE this product!
Love this concealer. About $30, but lasts forever. Great coverage without looking unnatural. I use either a brush or my fingertips to apply it. Works best with primer underneath; you can go without, but sometimes the concealer settles into creases. Overall a great product and worth the price.
this concealer really works, fading out my dark circles! I love the salmon color, really match my skin tone. the texture is also buildable
cons : may emphasize fine lines, make skin a bit dry, not very good to cover blemishes.
I bought this on lancome counter in Indonesia,only come in one shade, and the price is too expensive,around 50$ I don't know what happened but after checking the official web I think the price shouldn't have been that high! maybe if the price is as said on the web I would definetly give better rating
I bought this concealer after recommendation from a friend. Now, I have extremly darkk circles around my eyes, the post below describes them the best!!!!!! But with me its plus a super thin skin and as a result lots of tiny wrinkles, what makes its even harder to apply concealer.
Now for the concealer itself. It covers up my dark circles realllllly well!!! I tried alot of concealers, most recent ones are: Bobbi Brown( corrector and concealer), EsteeLauder Double wear, Laura Mercier, MAC pro-long wear(did not like it at all) and a bunch of drugstore brands. This one gives me the best result without looking to weird. I find that it best used by applying a bit with a brush(where the darkest part is) and then blending and tapping with my finger. Now, little goes a loooong way!!! I think it will last forever))) Also I set it with alverde "Puder Camouflage" (dupe for Laura M Secret powder) and the combination looks great. It last almost all day, unlike BB, which never survived for mor then 6-7 hours.
The reason I gave it 4, is because it creases a bit. It settles in my wrinkle, but just a bit, again, unlike Laura Merciers secter concealer, which creases like mad on me)))))
Im NW15 my shade is 01 Beige Pastel( bought in UK)
So, for people who have similar problems, I'll say that I have EXTREMELY dark bluish/purpley dark circles. They surround my entire eye area, particularly dark around my tear duct area and sides of my nose. They are just as prominent whether I get twelve hours of sleep or three. They are there even though I am a huge water drinker and eat my veggies. I have had them my whole life. They seem to be here to stay, so I have been on the hunt for good concealers.
Finding a usable under eye concealer is a tricky business for me, because I have major darkness that needs to be covered, but I also find that heavy coverage concealers are waaay too noticeable, cakey, and drying around my eye area. The only thing worse than having scary black zombie eyes is looking like you've spent the week bathing in thick makeup. So, it's a pretty big balancing act for me.
I've had this concealer for almost a year and my tube is still going strong. It is pretty light and creamy, but I wasn't liking the way it was drying and settling into my very fine lines (which I can't see UNLESS I am wearing this concealer). This was my favourite concealer I had tried, despite the slightly cakey look, until I recently purchased Make Up For Ever's Lift Concealer. I do wish Lift Concealer had the better coverage that Effacernes has, but I had to decide whether having my dark circles slightly less concealed, or having noticeable makeup around my eyes is worse.
I like the packaging - It comes in a little squeeze tube, which is nice for avoiding contamination. It is pretty pricey at about $28CAD, I believe? If it's going to work great for me, I don't mind paying that much, but when my current tube is done, I don't think I'll be repurchasing this one.
I have the Light Bisque in this. I'm getting close to a 2 year anniversary of using the same 14g package of it. No joke... (edit: I have officially hit my 2 year anniversary of using the same package, and I feel as though I still have months to go...)
How long the product lasts: I use it 6 days a week, often more. It's really easy to get out exactly how much I want, and it's also layerable. So I usually put on 1.5 layers. And yet, I swear I've been using the same container for almost 2 years.
I'm still trying to figure out how it's possible. I think it's the packaging and the formula. While it's really easily spreadable, it's also highly pigmented. You don't need a lot to achieve coverage. And because of the packaging, you don't waste any product, you can get as much as you want out at a time really easily, and it's got gravity on its side so that no product gets stuck inside of the container.
Oil-Based, Breakouts or No?: It's an oil based product, which helps to explain its coverage, waterproofness (without it being hard to take off!), and its high pigmentation. I can tell you that I have occasional acne and sensitive skin, and this product has never resulted in a breakout or pimple for me.
Pigment Selection and Availability: Its pigment selection is also amazing. I had a choice between 3 or 4 colours and managed to choose a perfect colour match for my skin tone and undertones. Sephora doesn't stock this in all of its colours, so if you're not liking what you see, be sure to stop by another cosmetics store. In Canada, Shoppers Drugmart and the Baie will have it in everything you need.
Long-lasting or not: I think if you wanted to, you could easily bring this around with you during the day to touch up. However, I put in really long days - I'm a grad student so my work days are 10-12 hours and usually involve an evening recuperation hangout. I find that it lasts absolutely all day. I've never felt compelled to start carrying it around with me.
Further, it doesn't run. In fact, the reason why I bought this product is because in the summer, I bike around 1-2 hours a day just to get around. This product doesn't sweat off or run, though I did have some embarassing experiences with other products. You can sweat all over it. Won't affect it.
Creasing?: it can, however, settle in the inevitable creases that everyone has below their eyes. But the settling is not visible at all. What I do is after having had it on for about an hour, I just remember to tug down my undereye skin and pat around where the creases are to redistribute. I don't encounter a significant settling problem through the day.