It started out a great concealer, was my favorite for a while. Then it all went downhill. Pros- great coverage, creamy, decent color match for fair asian skin, not too pricey. Cons - became dry, settled into fine lines, separated. It may be my skin and the weather because I bought it during spring and summer but now that it's fall and winter I hate how powdery dry it finishes. Then soon after I bought it, the pigment and the oil began separating. Gross getting a squirt of oil instead of concealer. Looking for a new concealer, again!
*sigh* Well here goes more money down the tube. As everyone else has said, this gives amazing coverage with a very very VERY tiny amount, but under the eye it soon gets powdery, wrinkly, and a little dry. I'm really upset at this purchase and not even sure why I got it. I swear when I read the reviews for this before it was the highest rated concealer, but apparently not. I'm just glad I used a gift card and didn't blow much of my real money on this dud.
What I find it works really nicely for is if you moisturize your face, and use a primer, it helps reduce that dryness on the face, not so much under the eye. This is a really great spot concealer, but you have to use as little as possible otherwise it cakes up with a powder.
So I guess it wasn't a total bust.
I've been on the concealer HG hunt for ages, and I think I've finally found it! It seems like everything I've tried- Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Maybelline Age Rewind, Mary Kay- was just a little bit off. Either the texture was too creamy or too dry, or the coverage was too little or too cakey, or the color wasn't quite right.
But after 2 months of using All About Eyes, I'm very pleased with the product. The Medium Petal shade is a fabulous match for my NC37 skintone. I'm currently using Laura Mercier's Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer in Sand as my daily foundation, and I use it first. Then I use the AAE concealer on my undereye area, and my face looks flawless.
I like that this concealer is thick enough that I don't have to use a ton, but it never gets dry or cakey on me. It stays well throughout the day, and I don't have to reapply, which is a complaint I had about other concealers I've tried.
So my quest has ended! I'm thrilled with this concealer and I find the price- about $15 for .33 fluid oz./10ml- very reasonable. I also like this concealer comes in a squeeze tube vs. a pot or a wanded tube, b/c it's more hygenic. I will def. be re-buying this concealer! continued >>
I've been using this concealer for a year now. I keep using it because its easy to apply, blends easily. However, clinique does not have a lot of shades for yellow undertones. The color limitation is a problem and I haven't been able to find my perfect match. This concealer needs to be used with foundation. If you want a concealer to go with no foundation or very thin layer of mineral foundation then look elsewhere. I am not going to buy this concealer once it finishes, I am going to try the maybelline mineral power concealer.
I do have oily skin, but this hasn't been a problem for me. It blends well for me when i use it with my Smashbox tinted moisturizer and a loose powder, and i use it all over because it gives me ample coverage yet lighter than a foundation base. I used to use the similar one from Stila but that didn't blend too well and it didn't have a wide color range - i guess the 'light' consistency of All About Eyes suits my skin tone and how i like to wear my make up. I'm almost through my 2nd tube now.
I've been using this for a few years now and it's just okay. I only keep repurchasing it because I don't know what other eye concealer to use and I'm too afraid to waste money on stuff that might be worse than this. It's nothing special. My biggest problem with it is the consistency, I suppose. It's oily and I hate it when I go to use it and the clear oil comes out instead of the actual makeup.
When this product first came out, I was extremely excited about their reduced puffiness and dark circle claim. But...after I tried it, I was disappointed and had a whole tube to look at everyday. Like most of the others have been saying, it makes my under eye area look dry, wrinkly, and really, really powdery! I'm just 22! I need something that looks like skin. I'm still looking for the perfect concealor...
Since I have acne skin this product is good It doesn't have any oil and you need very little to get great coverage. I only use it on the eye area. The shade blends very well with my skin. But I must agree with others - it does get into your small lines and I have few and I still think this is a problem. So I will be looking for another concealer next time.
I was looking for my HG under-eye concealer to cover mild-moderate dark circles. I like the texture - smooth and light and easy to blend even though it's a tad too watery. It's the colour collection that sucks - the lightest shade is Light Neutral (which I bought) and it is far too dark and yellow for my NC15 skin. Very disappointed!
I actually got a generous sample from the SA and this is one of the worst eye concealers I've tried. I really wanted to like it, but it also settles into my lines and looks really powdery and dry and accentutes the lines under my eyes and I used light neutral and it gave me raccoon eyes that made the circles more obvious. I tried applying it in different ways, including with a brush a sponge, the smallest amount possible, but layered. Nothing helped. This stuff just is NOT good for under eyes. It wasn't so much the raccoon effect that got me, because I could always try another color or something, but the way it looked kinda powdery and not only settled into my lines, but made my undereye area drier is not something another color can overcome. Bummer, I would certainly not recommend this product at all :( I REALLY wanted to like it too :(
ETA: raised it by one lippie since I've finally found it can be used. I place just the very tip of the brush into the concealer with the smallest possible amount on the brush and use that to cover the circles and its much less of a raccoon look.