i wanted everything the package said to work .. but of course it didn't. it did not hide my dark circles very well and settled in between my lines and caused very bad itching and swelling underneath my eyes.i guess im not used to the spf. oh and when i applied it on top of my eye cream it dries and little flakes come off when i touched it.. urggh.
I apply this under my eyes with a pad. Its one of the best under eye products I've tried. I find that you HAVE to moisterize before applying it and it is NOT good for trying to cover up blemishes because it seems to have a yellowish tone to it. I would recommend it for covering under eye discoloration, broken blood vessels or slight redness.
I wasn't impressed with this at all. The idea of a product which "instantly hides dark circles, reduces the look of puffiness and fine lines and helps protect the sensitive eye area with SPF 20" is still just a dream. I found it chalky and drying. It didn't spread well, even if I used it over a little eye cream and it settles in fine lines. I could never get it to look natural. Yuck.
I don't use this for under my eyes- it's just too thick - but it's perfect for concealing zits. The yellowish base evens out redness and the consistency is thick enough to cover acne. So I hate having to use it, but it always works well. Because this product is so thick, I recommend using a makeup sponge to apply -- it helps even it out a bit.
I LOVE this product. I use it every day, but there is a secret to making it look perfect. It can be drying, so I rub a little moisturizer under my eyes, put a little dab on the back of my hand, dab my finger in it, and then pat onto the circle. Setting it with powder is crucial, though. This product is a little expensive, but it works really well, and lasts a long time. I love this undereye concealer!
Hello. I have deep, dark, hereditary undereye circles. They contrast terribly with my NW15 paleness. I also have dry skin. These are the challenges I face. I've tried Becca's compact concealer and theBalm timebalm - both were cakey on me. I kept hearing about Neutrogena 3 in 1 so I tried it. LOVE IT! The lightest shade, fair, is a good match for me, colorwise. The liquid is very nice on my dry skin. Confession: I *love* the scent. Like, a lot. Usually scented cosmetics turn me off - artificial, chemical, unnecessary. But this I look forward to smelling every day. This doesn't cover my circles, but it tones down the darkness without looking unnatural. I'm still seeking my HG, but for now, this is my go-to concealer.
This is my favorite concealer by far. It has a nice undertone that covers dark circles, and it stays fresh looking all day, not cakey!! It's not drying, or greasy. It has SPF which is very nice. I can tell that my eyes look better and better everytime I use it. I also use it as a concealer for any other spots on my face because it has good coverage but it's not too heavy.
UPDATE 10/23/08: I dropped this down to just average...I am almost tempted to drop it a two lippie, but IMO it does do the same thing for my dark circles as Lancome's. I have been using Benefit Erase Paste and have been really surprised how much I am loving it the more I ue it. But when I went back to this, everything felt very blah (color, coverage, etc). I will be sticking with my Benefit Erase Paste. ORIGINAL POST: Not a bad concealer. Seems to cover ok and brighten the eye area. But I have been wearing this on one eye and Lancome on the other and they both wear, cover and last equally. The Lancome sells for $26, the Neutrogena sells for about $6-8. The best part about the Lancome is you get help with color. The Neutrogena only has 3 shades as of this review. I use the middle shade and I am NW20. Neither (nor anything I have tried, but BB Corrector comes close) completely covers my dark circles.
Well, my dark circles are really something to contend with given my pale skin. After too little sleep last night, I realized upon seeing my reflection on the way to work that I forgot to put concealer on my HUGE dark circles. So I stopped at Rite Aid (because I looked that bad) and picked up the Neutrogena 3-in-1 in Fair and put it on at work. Not only did it not do anything at all to cover my dark circles whatsoever, but I found it difficult to apply (I am used to using a stick as opposed to a cream) and apparently I somehow got some in my right eye, which is now all red. So I have dark circles AND a red, irritated eye. Stupidly, I even tried to apply even more of this concealer, thinking maybe I hadn't used enough to cover the dark circles.. Nope. Still no effect. Complete waste of money.
I really like this! It comes in a shade that is actually pale enough for me (bonus), and it is a nice, moisturizing concealer. That said, I don't think I would use it on its own on my bad (i.e. flaky) "eye days," and I have to also confess that I never go without my benefit lemon-aid, which I use with this product (I kind of mix them). The lemon-aid is more of an addiction than anything else, and I am sure that most people would find that the neutrogena 3-in-1 functions well as an eye concealer on its own. It does cover well. I am not so sure that anyone with dry skin around their eye area would find this suitable to use without an additional eye cream, so this makes me uncertain about the 3-in-1 claim, but hey--even if you do use a separate eye cream, what's wrong with having a concealer that is such a nice consistency and also extra moisturizing (compared to other eye concealers). Oh, and I really like the fact that this has spf. I wear a high spf on my face every day, but I know that I generally neglect my eyes with regard to sun protection (I tried the Neut. "healthy defense" eye cream and hated it). I am happy with this product, even just as a "2-in-1" (nice, creamy, good-coverage concealer and spf).