I love how this goes on under my eyes. it cover what you want it to, and doesn't pull in anyway while you are trying to dab it or brush it on.
This is the only concealer that i repurchased. i used a lot and they just cake or are wrong shade. It looks so dark and orangey on the pot but it blends well on my undereye. I use BE concealer blush or my pinkie to apply. I will definitely buy again.
I've been on the search for a concealer that doesn't end up looking cakey over blemishes - a real struggle since many look great when applied, and after a few hours, the coverage appears dried out. This concealer is the first I've used that stays fresh all day. Shade 1 has pink undertones (it would probably be a great undereye concealer, but I use a different product for that) that match the natural pink in my own skin. I use a MAC 224 to apply over my flaws because I've found that using a finger to blend with this product tends to lift it off the face rather easily. The concealer is decently pigmented, has a light creamy consistency, and the coverage is perfect over foundation or under airbrush foundation. If I had one negative, it would be the packaging - I often don't correctly screw the lid back on, so I worry about the product drying out prematurely. I will definitely be repurchasing - I have spent 40 dollars on a concealer before and not gotten these results!
this is my favorite under eye concealer so far. i have this in #2 and its great for covering my dark circles. however, if you really have intense under eyes circles i suggest you use the laura mercier corrector first then apply the concealer.
overall, this concealer is great but combined with the corrector (i have the LM corrector in yellow/orange) its perfect! i love this product!
i have this in 3, and under eye prefector in yellow orange. used alone this concealer doesnt do much for under eye circles, but used together its magic.
i suggest going to the counter and seeing for yourself, get the mua to put prefector and concealer on one eye and concealer only on the other u will see the diff.
i think its the prefector that makes this concealer a stand out and i suspect that the prefector can be used with other concealers for the same effect
the concealer itself is a well balanced formula its doesnt dry the skin around my eye, nor does it crease
i would prefer the packing to have a flip top or something else as its a hassle to unscrew the lid when i want to use it. also because the prefector and concealer is in the same packaging its also hard to distinguish between them both
a little goes a long way with this product
EDIT: make sure u have well moisturised area around your eyes or it will show all the dry bits and look crusty. MAC select cover does not do this. mac is cheaper. so i deducting 2 lippies and changing repurchase to no
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.