I was told by many mua'ers and SA's that LM SC is one of the best out there for concealers. Well, I've tried this is shade 1 and 2 and both look off on my nw20 skin. Also, after applying 3 layers under my eyes, I still saw zero difference in my dark under eye circles. Even with powder, this concealer ended up melting into my skin within hours. For someone with minor blemishes/under eye circles from sleep or pregnancy, I would rec this. But, for us girls with hereditary under eye circles, I would advise you to skip this as the pigmentation and staying power fails to meet our demands.
I second what the post-er below me said. Does NOTHING to cover dark circles. The past month I've visited three counters at Nordstrom, MAC/Clinique/Laura Mercier, and they all told me that when you have dark circles they can't be covered. More clearly: that there's nothing that can be done. I CAN'T believe this! It's 2010 and there is NO product that covers dark circles?! Anyway I was really upset to hear this. So Secret Concealer can't be packed on due to it caking up. It doesn't look fake or orange on my under eye skin which is great but it does crease even with LM's translucent powder over it. I've found though that Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage does much better at brightening up and covering dark circles a bit better than Secret Concealer. The secret to Secret Camouflage is heating it up before mixing the two shades on the back of your hand. I also use a big concealer brush instead of LM's Secret Concealer brush and it works great to swipe the Camo on instead of the press and roll of required using LM's Secret Camo brush. I then use LM's Camouflage powder brush to press, not tap, LM's Loose Setting Powder. Works great and little to no creasing. I had one crease after 20 minutes under one eye after applying the Camo. Thankfully it smoothed out nicely and I didn't have a problem the rest of the day. So Secret Concealer may be great for some but not for me. I'll stick with Secret Camo.
I'm disappointed with this because I really like the Undercover but this doesn't seem like the same stuff for covering dark circles. I got #1 for my pale skin but it seems darker than Undercover #1. My dark circles are horrendous and this doesn't cover them very well.
This is a really great concealer. I do not get much sleep and this is, honestly, a really great cover-up for those days. My eyes are pretty dry as well, and this works well with my eye cream as it's pretty hydrating. You can apply with a clean finger, but I use a brush then blend it out with the warmth of my fingers. I would definitely purchase this product again. Lost a point simply because I'm pretty fussy, and like tubed concealers better. Probably my best concealer right now, though. :)
One of the few complexion color products I will use. I look off with concealer, I ahve deep grooves as well as darkness, and a very ruddy skin tone, so it's rare to find a concealer that enables me to stop at concealer without turning it into a whole face affair. With that said, this is very creamy and can be hard to find an exact match (peachy like this one corrects blueish circles, but mine are a blend of purple and blue with some redness and inflammation), that said this works nicely and yes if you set with powder it will last longer. Very creamy and nice to keep the area hydrated, a bit thicker than most concealers, some prefer a thinner formula, this seems to truly cover as opposed to leave a sheer wash of color. And yes it has the added benefit of brightening.
While the coverage offered was decent, I'm slightly wary about using petroleum based products so close to my eyes.
I have thin under eye skin and little red/purple veins w/ a a little hollowness. I use estee lauder's advance eye cr and rotate w/ ulta's dark circle eye cream. I have my eye cream on, next a little dab of l'oreal's studio secrets magic perfecting base around the eye area for a smooth long lasting effect. Then LM concealer w/ a brush and pat it in. I'm an nc 35 and I use pot #3. This is peachy and I use this as a corrector then I put a litte of revlon's age defying concealer spf 25 in medium on top. I ran out of LM secret brightening powder but found ModelCo's illuminizing powder for the fraction of the cost and set it with that. This prevents creasing. It sounds like a lot of steps but takes less than a min and I get med-full coverage that last all day. I like this concealer better than clinique's ling smoothing, sonia kushak concealer palette, mary kay concealer, and temptu under eye.
This creamy, smooth, fantastic concealer is my holy grail concealer. Perfect for undereyes and blemishes. Blendable, and stays put all day with the LM setting powder. It doesn't cake or look gawdy after a few hours like most concealers. I just love it, there aren't enough words to describe how amazing this concealer is, just try it for yourself- you won't regret it!
This is my must have makeup essential, I have quite fair skin and annoying dark circles under my eyes (my husband once asked me if someone punched me - nice!) The reason I am only giving this 4 lippies is because due it thick and creamy texture it really creases, which I know is unavoidable! I have however discovered a great way of setting this. I mix some on the back of my had with my YSL Touche D'eclat and not only does it add a bit more luminosity but due to the YSL having a sort of powdery more dry finish it actually sets my Laura Mercier and it lasts all day! I even shared this tip with one of the SA at Laura Mercier and they later confirmed that they tried it and it really worked. I dont generally bother with concealer during the week at work, but if I am going out and want that "perfect groomed look" then this never fails!
I have this in #2 and apply a thin layer using a MAC 224 brush. It works pretty well, but I still think it's too thick and would prefer to find a concealer with thinner consistency. If you apply too much it will crease.