Well, I'm on my second pot of this concealer and bought a backup. I use the "All over brightener" (light pink/lilac), and it does a great job at brightening/camouflaging my hereditary dark circles.
It is sheer, so it must be applied OVER foundation to be effective. I have Carmindy's Your Skin foundation (a 5 star product for me), and the combination really works well. A little goes a looong way. I find applying it with a light touch is best. A very slight dusting of powder to set this, and the dark circles are very nearly gone. Some days, depending on sleep, are worse than others. But usually it's all I need.
I do love that this does not cake up or get all creasy under my eyes. It does not emphasize my fine lines or wrinkles. And I do not find it drying on my dry-prone skin.
This concealer is horrible! It goes on very powdery and is so cakey looking even with just a little bit used. It it such a dry cakey formula and doesn't blend out at all. So bad! Probably the worst concealer I've tried and I've tried alot!!
i absolutely love this concealer! LOVE! i used my mom's bobbi brown concealer in a peach color and i liked it enough to keep using it. it had a decent coverage and it was very blendable which i loved. however, it wore off during the day. so then i switched to Neutrogena's concealers. Two different kinds..one was the clear up acne kind the other some new thing. it doesnt matter because they SUCKED SO BAD. DONT BUY NEUTROGENA!! dont even buy there foundations..in fact when you walk into the drugstore dont even look at their products! the colors are totally off it looks patchy and dries up your skin and wears off after 2 hours? DO NOT BUY. so my mom returned the crappy for neutrogena.. for HELLO SALLY HANSEN! this might be my HG. no doubt. idk why everyone says it has no staying power b/c the color was perfect for my skintone. i have some pimples..like not red but skin color little bumps. and it evens out the color of the pimples with my skin. and it stays! i put like a light translucent powder over my face and go to school and my skin looks clean natural and perfect!
I cannot attest to whether or not this was as drying on me as it was for others because it looked so awful that I could not leave it on any longer than a few minutes. First of all, this is very light. I have light-medium, olive skin, so I bought the medium, and it was VERY fair on my skin and really difficult to blend. It looks much lighter on than it does in the packaging and in the on-shelf swatch. Also, medium was the darkest color available. The biggest problem with this, however, was that it was too cakey. It was hopelessly ugly and un-blendable on the large pores around my nose. Surprisingly, however, even on the rest of the skin, it made my small-regular sized pores look engorged my settling into them and giving my face a scaly effect. I couldn't wait to wash it off. I prefer something a little smoother and a bit less like paste.
It was time to get some concealer to cover up some blemishes and under eye circles. Did a little research and was looking for something gentle and with natural ingredients. This really did not work with my skin. Like some others said that it was pretty drying. At first it blended in nicely but as the day progressed, it made my skin flake and I have really oily skin. Will not repurchase. Product returned.
THis is a great concealer! I love the ingredients and the color, but best of all this does not crease!!! Everything else creases on me,=. I thought that my laura mercier was good, but this is much better. This looks very natural, the medium color is just perfect! This is the first thing from this line not too dry for my skin. I will not be without this concealer.
This review is for the brightener. This has a little too much lavender in it to work for my skin color. It is also sheer and needs to be applied over regular concealer or makeup or else it doesn't "brighten" at all. Can look dry. I would not buy again.
This is SO DRYING. I bought it once, and when I tried it, it was HORRIBLE. It caked and made my undereye area look like it was flaking off. Disgusting.
This concealer is very creamy to the touch ,but once you apply it to skin it is drying and does not blend well. I found it does a decent job of covering under eye circles but it's not extraordinary or anything. Tried it on a blemish and it did not cover it at all. I guess I will just have to break down and purchase BB or Benefit Erase Paste since the consensus on the board pretty much list these as HG concealers.
I hate this concealer. I bought the "all over brightener" and compared to Benefit's Erase Paste, this does not work well at all. Carmindy's concealer is not creamy. I found it difficult to blend and drying on my skin. Benefit's Erase Paste is so creamy, very easy to blend and does a wonderful job of concealing my under eye circles. I will not repurchase Camindy's products.