This concealer worked pretty well. I also tried the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer by It Cosmetics. This concealer seemed to work better.
The only downside is the lightest shade is a bit yellowy for my very light skin. However, if you put your foundation on top of it, you can't see it anyway. Also I think the yellow makes it do a better job of canceling out the dark under eye circle color.
I wouldn't call this HG, but then again I haven't found the perfect product. It seemed thicker than Bye Bye and it does go on rather thick, but, it didn't really smooth out the skin under my eyes and the circles still showed slightly. Also it wore off after a while. I suppose if I layered it a bit more maybe it would work better.
I have to say that I didn't notice the hugest difference with whether I wore this or not along with my regular foundation. Anyway, so far, this is the best concealer I have tried.
Finally, a concealer that actually conceals! I have tried them all, from low end to high end and even Dermablend which is supposed to cover tattoos (yeah, right) and this is the only concealer I've found that can actual cover my dark circles! The consistency is perfect and you only need the tiniest bit when applying, plus you can layer it as well for perfect coverage (though you won't really need to, I just have VERY dark eye circles). The only problem I had was entirely my fault - I didn't realise that if you want to conceal puffiness as well, you should go a shade darker, but this is easily remedied by putting on my EL Maximum Cover foundation on top. I might purchase a darker shade for my eyes and keep this one for redness. I've had no problems with it sinking into fine lines or caking, even on the days when my skin is dry.
I gave this 5 lippies for the price because while it was expensive, it is very cost effective because you only need the tiniest amount for great coverage. Because of this, I think it will actually work out much cheaper than even the drug store brands. Though even if it was twice as expensive, I would still purchase it because it does such a good job of hiding my dark circles.
My favorite! My mom, sister and I have used this for over 10 years. My sister and I both worked for other cosmetic lines in college and inherited my mom's dark circles.
It covers and is not drying, nor super creamy. I'm fair, but use the 2nd lightest. Works for covering all spots, as well.
I keep trying others, but this is still the best.
Because I have extremely fair skin and large eye sockets, as well as a hereditary predisposition to hyperpigmentation in the undereye area, I have terrilbly prominent dark circles. I am 40 years old, and have tried just about every product under the sun for concealing, but this is the first time I have ever felt compelled to submit a review.
This is an amazing product. Those who have said that it looks cakey or emphasizes fine lines or that it is drying are simply not using it correctly. A couple dabs of this product are all you need to cover dark circles and/or blemishes. I place three small dots beneath each eye and three larger ones on each eye lid. Using my middle finger, I pat it all over my lids as an eyeshadow base, at the inner corners to lighten the shadows there, and beneath the eye to conceal. I use what is left over on my finger to pat onto dark spots and blemishes.
As I said, I am 40 years old, and though I think I look quite youthful, I do have fine lines beneath my eyes from a lifetime of squinting due to extremely poor vision. Used properly, this will not settle into lines or crease later on during the day. I find that if I pat gently until it is dry, it "sets" itself without creasing. I don't need powder anywhere near my eyes, as of course it does emphasize fine lines. Therein lies the beauty of this product. It sets itself and does not budge, but still covers completely and looks natural. You should not need powder to "set" this product at all. It performs incredibly well all on its own.
I have only bought one tube and have finally had to concede that it is well and truly empty. I purchased it over a year ago. I will be at the make-up counter tomorrow to purchase a fresh new tube. It's pricey, but I think the fact that it performs so well and lasts so long make it a more cost effective price than some other products that are just as expensive, but last half as long.
Originally I had liked it, but it turned out to be another dissapointment. I'm a MAC NC20 and the SA recommended me Light/Medium. When I tried it on the next day, it turned out to be way too pink for my asian skintone. I applied more powder than usual to try to cover up the difference. I thought it looked really nice since it covered really well and did not budge. So I went to school and after 2 to 3 hours, you could see 90% of the pimples on my face and the concealer did not just dissapear off my face like other ones do, this one just had to accumulate in different spots on my face and clump together. In the 2-3 hours i worn this, all I did was sit down and learn the whole time! I barely walked or even moved around! So I would say this is a good concealer if you only want to only wear it for 1 hour, it does NOT stay, I've tried other colors and none of them matches my skintone, and it clumps together on my skin. Horrible ! (I got it for CAD $25)
UPDATE: I went back to return this and the new SA reccomended me to try the light one because she thought that it would be better for me. Since I could always return it again, I caved and bought it. The light one is so much better for my skintone! Now I only use this concealer but be careful with it, if you put too much it will look cakey! It's worth a try though!
HG.I adore this. Iím on my 4th tube which lasts a very long time btw. Iím the kind of person that canít get away without wearing concealer so I need something that really covers dark circles and this does. It covers well, the consistency is nice, no creasing and no cakey-ness and for me this lasts a very long time ( I donít touch up during the day). A keeper for sure.
Wow! It did last the 14 hours I was wearing even through the humidity and cleaning of my house! Excellent wear even with my very oily skin. Color matched mine perfectly(medium). Will definitely be purchasing this one on the next Estee Lauder gift with purchase deal.
HG Concealer! The saleswoman at Nordstroms used this in conjunction with a shu uemura cream foundation. I loved both products. I use this concealor over my foundation, in the lightest shade, which is a nice neutral color. It blends perfectly, and it's not too drying or too oily. I also really like the tube applicator. It's very easy to use and seems like it will last for a long time. A small dab goes a long way. I like this way better than other concealers I've used by make up forever, bobbi brown, various drugstore brands, lancome, benefit, and clinique. This also seems to stay put like it claims, unlike others that fade away after an hour or so. UPDATE: I noticed today that this seems kind of drying; the skin under my eyes seemed very dry and this accentuated lines. I'm going to try using this beneath my foundation, right after moisturizing. On the other hand, this does stay put where other more creamy and emollient concealers disappear halfway through the day.
This is only my second day using it, but if my opinion changes i will be sure to update my review. i really needed something to stay put during the summer when my face is sweaty and my bobbi brown corrector ends up smudged on my sunglasses when i use it in the heat! this is a much thinner, less creamy consistency. it definitely lasts through a night of dancing and clubbing. doesnt settle into fine lines, because the consistency is so thin. you have to build the coverage of this though, since it dries quickly and very sheer. apply a bit at a time, so it doesnt dry up on you.
I bought this product to cover the marks left behind from acne but unfortunately this product started to break me out. I had such high hopes! On the plus side, I found the colour and texture to be nice.