Sephora Smoothing & Brightening


17 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This concealer is so awesome! So I went in Sephora and asked the Sephora girl Mariah which concealer she recommended. She put this one on me and it looked perfect! I work at JC Penney and was working all day and decided with my employee discount I'd shop in JC Penney's Sephora. Now keep in mind I've been working all day so I'm tired, my makeup is worn off, I'm sweaty, etc. I look so bright and perky and perfect! I bought a tube of it and wore it the next day to work and it lasted all day. Also I was told it has several benefits. It moisturizes your eyes to prevent buffiness and underye circles. And it was only $14! And that wasn't even the employee price. What a deal!

EDIT: This product works very well, but after a month I used up all the tube. I expected better results from Sephora. I can find a cheaper version that works just as well and lasts longer. Pretty disappointed because I really liked this.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Okay I'm 20 years old who is obsessed with looking young. I have slight creases(wrinkles) under my eyes. Probably from the 8 years of wearing makeup, my mistake. Anyway every single concealer has settled into that slightly long wrinkle under my eye. This concealer doesn't!!!!! It's the pink based one ( light03). It covers my heredity under eye blueness. I got a sample and just bought it. It matches and melts under my eyes. I swear I look fourteen!!! I am so in love right now I hope it lasts. It comes out kind of hard and you might use too much product but it still gives you that bright look you look. I use it with loreal visible lift serum foundation and I got more of the naked look face. Granted I have acne and while not everything is super smooth i am much happier than before. If you are fair like really pale... Try it please you might find your go to happy concealer. I'm so happy right now. Remember pat on. Never rub or use heavy gestures. Be sweet to your eyes :) hope I helped. I'm glad my sephora lady helped me. Thanks! <3

on 5/3/2012 10:11:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Very nice moist concealer! Great for dry skin like mine. Does not settle in fine lines and hides dark areas around my eyes. The tube twists to get product out. I like the little brush to apply, but I use my finger to blend.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/19/2012 12:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up at Sephora after noticing that it was on sale for super cheap - I'm talking like $4 or something. Assuming it would be at least decent (I generally stick to drugstore brands), I went ahead and bought three of them. But when I went to try it on, I couldn't even get the stuff out of the tube! I kept turning and turning, waiting for even a little bit of product to emerge, but to no avail. Finally I gave up, but the concealer must have decided to make its appearance at some point, because the next day there was tons of it bleeding all over the bristles and cap.

I've read glowing reviews, so maybe I'm doing something wrong here, but I find it IMPOSSIBLE to get this concealer out of the stupid tube unless you're willing to wait an hour or so for it. I have tried storing it upside down, lying flat, right-side up, but nothing makes a difference. Also, the majority of the product gets stuck in the bristles and cakes up very quickly, so I have to constantly be washing it all off.

I will say, the actual concealer isn't bad. It seemed to do its job, had OK staying power, and didn't seem to settle into fine lines. But the packaging.. ugh. Can't help but wonder who thought it would be a good idea. Not worth a repurchase for me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 11/15/2011 6:17:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

i've been trying to find a replacement for my now-discontinuted HG concealer (clinique city stick). concealer is VERY important to me. it's the one thing i NEED to wear every day. unfortunately, it's also very hard to find a good one.

after perusing reviews on here, it appeared to me that it's nearly impossible to find a good concealer and everyone is so particular about what works for them... i really wanted to find an easy answer but... no dice.

so i hunted on my own and bought and returned a few from sephora.

i really like this one. it's a much diff consistency than my previous fave, but it goes on super nice and smooth, feels hydrating, doesn't set into lines, i can use around my nose as well (i use it primarily for under eyes though) and it doesnt flake or look cakey or anything, which so many concealers do. and... it actually does COVER circles and uneven tones.

another major pro: it's SO cheap! $14! at least i consider that peanuts to spend on a product i absolutely depend on.


it appears that it's being phased out, because it took me forever to track down the color i wanted here in manhattan. a technician at sephora said it was discontinued and had to get me one from the warehouse, although it appears it's still online.... but yeah, if it's being discontinued -- SO annoying. i almost bought two but had spent so much already that day i decided not to. may go back and get an extra in case these do get phased out and then i'm once again on a quest to find a good concealer....

This has barely lasted me at all. I use concealer daily and every other kind I've purchased has lasted at LEAST six months. I'm on month two of using this thing and it's about to be finished. Also, can't find it anywhere. Really think it's being discontinued.

I thought it was running out but it lasted much longer than I anticipated. (about 4 months). It definitely has been discontinued now but I stocked up last time I was at sephora (have about 4-5 now). Still very happy with it.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 10/20/2011 11:11:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love, love this product! I have tried everything and this absolutely the best. I have very fair skin with dark under eye circles so it seems especially hard for me to find a tone that is not too light or too dark. I use the rose color and it is perfect. I recommend that when you apply it, wait a little bit before blending because it is pretty thin at first. It also does not settle into my lines. Wonderful stuff.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 8/11/2011 5:35:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just received this concealer in Radiant Rose and it is almost a dupe for the Loreal Air Wear Brightener concealer that was long ago discontinued. It has almost the exact same color and coverage, so I am happy to have finally found something to replace that. I have terrible dark circles that are hereditary as even when I do get enough sleep, I have very dark circles. Yellow concealers just make the area have a grayish cast, but pink based ones tend to brighten a bit better and conceal better. I feel this is also better than the Benefit Eye Bright pencil because the Eye Bright pencil is more dry going on. Yes, I will repurchase this product. I just pray that they keep making this one, as it seems to be a popular product and well loved by those that shop at Sephora.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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