I could count the number of concealers I've used, loved, and repurchased on one hand. By that same token, I could count the number of concealers I've purchased and later returned/burned in a sacrifice on five hands.
So when I say I really like this concealer, I mean it quite seriously.
I've been looking for a concealer to brighten up my undereye area after I neutralize my dark circles like a mad woman. Being a senior who took one too many AP classes but still wants to graduate with honors, I get very little sleep, and it shows.
With a lot of concealers I've used for this purpose, they either cake or do no brightening whatsoever, but do so cake-free. So when trying this one out, I wanted it to both brighten, cover a little, but not cake-up, feel heavy, or crease. Quite a tall order, especially for a wee tube.
But when I tried it on, I was blown away. It really did brighten me up. I choose the lightest shade there, thinking all the while, "I'm NW15 at my tannest, no way can this be a match." But low and behold, it is actually MUCH lighter than my skin! For an undereye concealer, I always go lighter, or try to, but never seem to be able to find a shade light enough. But somehow, NYX did it. Be it through witchcraft or just a company reaching out to the pale girls, I can't be sure, but I'm grateful.
It also covers surprisingly well, without feeling heavy, something that I couldn't get from a thick concealer a la Hard Candy Glamoflague.
I've only wore it breifly for around 4 hours, so lasting power is anyone's bet, but it didn't fail me then, so my fingers are crossed. This concealer could easily make it's way to HG status, and just in time. Going through some thirty-plus concealers takes it's toll on a woman obsessed. I'm glad I've found one worth keeping.
Thank you NYX for providing high-end coverage on a drugstore budget! I have the HD concealer in green and beige, the latter is a perfect color match for my yellow-toned skin! I don't care for the green so much as it has a blue undertone that makes my face scary pale if not applied lightly, I wish it had more of a warm undertone. I find it works well for inflamed skin/active pimples, def not for everyday use. On the flip side, beige is so amazing!! The coverage is medium to full and it truly covers everything! You only need a tiny amount and I apply with my fingers then set it with a tinted finishing powder, voila! It lasts all darn day. Another thing I love about it is that it dries matte and doesn't oxidize. I'm so glad that I got my hands on this miracle worker, I've been to Ulta numerous times and its always sold-out! Will repurchase.
Bought this product in the green and yellow.
The green works perfect for getting rid of the redness, it also has very smooth application.
The yellow works wonders on undereye circles, also very smooth application.
If you have problems blending it out, I would recommend using a makeup blending sponge, and use the smaller end.
Also, I would recommend applying a good moisturizer, primer, and makeup setting spray before using this product.
Great in the beginning, but then it dries out. Would NOT recommend for oily skin. Looks really streaky when I put it on.
This concealer is fine for undereye circles, but when I applied it to the redness around my nose, my pores looked huge after a few hours. If you have oily skin and want to conceal areas that tend to get oily, you may want to stay away from this.
For those really fair ladies you all know how difficult it is to find concealers that are light enough for you. I loved so much that NYX has several shades for pale skin. THANK YOU FOR THAT! I bought the Porcelain, Fair and Light and the color range is fantastic for me. The texture is a little hard to smooth out but I haven't seen any creasing yet underneath my eyes.
Purchased the shade fair and it's a good match for my complexion (MAC NC15 or Matchmaster shade 1). Provides medium coverage and sets super quick to a matte finish so blending must be quick. What really turned me off was how drying this concealer is under the eyes and just magnifies any fine lines and creases. I tried various creams and primers, but no success.
I woudn't recommend this product to anyone. I got mine in one of the lightest shades because I have really dark circles and typically lighter shades tend to balance out my under eye are and act as a highlight so it's a win/win. However, when I apply this, it looks deathly pale - almost a corpse white. But the worst part is that it's sheer! It's sheer so it doesn't cover my circles but still manages to make my undereyes look corpse white, which I can't really understand. It also creases and has patchy spots. I didn't dare apply another layer because I think building up my undereyes to an opaque corpse white is worse than a sheer corpse white.
I hated this product, probably the only product I've ever disliked from Nyx.
I did purchase this product twice, and I used to really love it. But now that I'm starting to use it more often, i notice that it looks really cakey. The coverage is also kind of sheer, and my pores in the area I apply it look huuuuge!
At first, I liked this concealer. Now I don't. While it is quite pigmented, there is something about the texture that is off. It's hard to work with and just a lot of trouble, honestly. I won't repurchase and I'm already looking for something to take its place long before i run out. I don't have the time each day to fight with my concealer.