This is the best undereye concealer that I have tried. And I have tried many. It doesn't crease, it stays put, and the finish is very believable. I swipe it on directly from the stick, then pat pat pat it into place. It's not wet enough to smooth it on like a cream concealer; you really do need to pat and warm it with your fingers. Or at least I do. My only complaint is that I can't use it anywhere else on my face because the result is horrible cyctic acne. It's a bummer, being otherwise perfect and all, but the undereye perfection (which is what it was made for) is enough to warrent a 5 from me. I use Ivory in the winter and switch to Ochre in the summer if I've gotten some color.
I don't know why I haven't reviewed this product yet because I absolutely love this concealer ! The shade I have is Beige which for me is perfect (nc20-25 and sometimes nc30 during the summer) I've tried Ochre and Ivory but Beige suits me best. The coverage is great for under my eyes,and it doesn't crease-very little product needed. Also,it lasts a VERY long time,I'm still on my first tube which I bought last year (no joke) ! Although the price is a bit high,it's definately worth it because it's high quality.
I put off buying this concealer for quite a while because I thought that it would be too drying for my eye area. The other reason, of course, is the staggering price. But my dark circles had gone from bad to worse (due to an extremely stressful move from NY to LA over the summer), and I was getting desperate. After trying it out at a Paul Labreque hair salon in NYC, I fell in love with it immedately. I was so surprised at how creamy and natural it looked. It isn't at all drying around my eye area, although I do recommend using a lot of eye cream before applying (Laura Mercier's Eyedration is really good!). My dark circles are pretty bad, so unfortunately I do need to use a lot of product to cover them. But it looks completely natural and never creases (a true miracle!). I have light olive, FFF skin, and I use Beige. The SA matched me up with it instantly and sure enough, it was a perfect match! I could not be happier with this product. The price however, (which is now $70 plus tax!) is really hard to get over. But it's well worth it IMO, because it evens out my skin so well by itself, that I don't even need foundation anymore. This is my HG staple for sure! :)
I love this product. I would give it 5 lippies if it weren't for the fact that it can be somewhat drying. I've found that over time it dries up the skin underneath my eyes. So, Ive had to resort to using two different concealers. Other than that, it's phenomenal!!! Covers well, and does not break me out. It is very expensive, but last quite awhile. It's a makeup staple for me. EDIT: Took a lippie of because I stopped using this. It just got to be too drying, despite the fact that I was using the Cle de Peau eye cream. I had to move on. Not too dissapointed as this did cost an arm and leg.
I was intrigued by this product with all the magazine hype. My biggest problem is my very dark undereye circles (hereditary). Although cinema secrets is also a good concealer, i got tired of using it. I used to go without an undereye cream, and after a long time of using cinema secrets, it can be drying. The pot is getting unhygienic too. And so i switched. The same problem, Cle de Peau can be drying to the skin around the eyes. The texture is silky and the color (i use Beige) looks natural, I can go on without the powder. But as I said, it can be drying. And so I apply an eye cream before putting on concealer. It doesn't completely cover but minimizes. I realized that maybe it's not the concealer anymore, but really just my bad undereyes! And so I bought a foundation, and use the concealer on top of it. I should have done this a long time ago. Anyway, I can say this is a nice concealer, but too much moisture can cause it to slide. Too many layers can emphasize fine lines. I found that applying pressure on my ring finger instead of light pats to get the concealer works better. Feels light on the skin. Not the best concealer, I am still on my search for a better one (I will try MUFE Lift Concealer next). But if I dont find it, I will repurchase.
I broke down and bought this concealer after seeing on Style Network that it was a HG concealer for many MU Artists. It is not perfect, however it is the best I have ever tried. It has a wonderful consistency and covers well. The price ($85.00) is over the top but dark circles are my No. 1 beauty issue.
Amazing. Despite the great and consisent reivews for this product, I find myself wholly disappointed with it. I must admit my shade choice was wrong: "ivory" when I should have chosen "ochre" or "beige" so I'm considering attempting a swap as this is just too expenisve an acquisition to sit at the bottom of my make-up bag taking up space. If the "ochre" or "beige" work better I will update this review with a more positive score. Alas, my HG concealer continues to elude me . . .
I was looking for a highly pigmented concealer to cover some blemishe scars I had. The SA told me this would work even thought it was marketed as an undereye concealer. And it did. Wonderfully! I love the packaging. Like the SA at NM told me to do, I just rubbed my finger on the top of the product to make it softer and easier to blend/apply and then I applied straight from my finger onto my face. I love the finish. I did not get oily or greasy on my face. I love the texture, the packaging, and the pigmentation. However, I did not use it under my eyes so I cannot comment on that. The concealer seems like it would last a long time and the high quality of the product did not make me hesistate too much to shell out $65. However, I am light to medium tan (about Hally Berry's color) and the darkest shade was too light for me. I gave the product of 4 out of 5 lippies because of the poor color selection...thats the only reason I would not repurchase.
What can I say? Moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE before you apply this concealer. If you don't, you will get a dry, cakey feeling of something that will find little tiny lines even if there are none. If you do moisturize (and I even prefer to use heavy moisturizers like Sugar-Fresh rather than my Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye cream under this one), it will be easy to blend, soft, and a little piece of magic.
On many days I skip makeup altogether, except for moisturizing my undereye area and applying this concealer. I can go without anything else, but I've gotten so used to this product (I bought it over a year ago and I'm still on the same stick) that if I don't wear it, I look like I didn't sleep at all the previous night. HG for me, combined with a good moisturizer and powder on top to settle it.
After a long and occasionaly painful undereye concealer search, I have found my holy grail. I'm pale and pretty yellow so I use it in Ivory. I put it on my undereye area directly from the stick and since it's right after washing my face, I don't worry about contamination. It smooths out really easily and has a matte, almost powdery finish. You'll never wind up looking super-shiny with this stuff. I set it with the CDP loose powder to give it more staying power and the effect is just what I've been looking for. It covers my dark circles and looks like my skin. Yeay! I got a little concealer happy in the beginning and put it on a blemish and the redness under my nose and while it covered beautifully, it caused a gross breakout. So I stick to the undereye area and I'm happy.