The absolute best concealer I've tried, when I wear it I get told that I have beautiful skin, it blends beautifully and is barely dectectable, the price is crazy but I just can't buy anything else now. Its amazing.
I had great expectations for this product because I had heard so much rave about it, but alas, it did not live up to the hype, for me anyway. I found it very thick and cakey even though the texture is very smooth. It seemed to accentuate wrinkles under my eyes and it's a disaster at covering imprefections - just cakes on top of them and looks patchy and awful. It was horrendously expensive and although the packaging is nice, that's not enough to warrant keeping it around. A big bust!
This is THE BEST concealer on the market - and that's not just my oppinion - you can read it in nearly every magazine, and my cosmetology course instructor who has tried everything said that this is the industry standard. It is creamy and so heavily pigmented that it will cover just about anything with just the tiniest bit of product. I do not find it drying at all. It stays on perfectly all day without creasing.
For those of you saying you need a brush, that's rubbish. I've been using this product for 3 years and I always use my finger and just pat it into the corners of my eye. It works perfectly and it's better for your skin because you don't tug and therefore won't cause wrinkles...you'll also use less product. It's expensive but it will last you a looong time. I've had my same tube for 1.5 years and I still have about 1/3 of it left (and I use it every day!) This is your face - you want to keep it in the best shape you can, and you will do that by using CDP due to it's wonderful ingredient base. Try it.
This is a great product but not enough for me to every pay that price again. I just don't think its worth paying that amount. There are other concealers on the market that can do a good job for a fraction of the price.
What can I say - this IS the best concealer I have used so far. Could be better, but then again, I have very dark "panda eyes" and have tried MAC, Clinique, The Body Shop, etc. None of them match up to this, which really glides and blends easily. A friend was raving about this to me years back, but I hesitate for almost a year because it comes in "stick" form (usually rather drying) and also the hefty price tag ... ouch! Gave this a 4 and not 5 because of this.
Bought mine in May'05 and I had just finished it last week. Did not manage to last for 1 year like most other MUAs - could be because that I used it DAILY. Using Paul & Joe's now which really suxs (see my review there).
KUDOS TO CPD'S SUPER DUPER CONCEALER!!!
TIP: This is selling for about SGD 114 in Singapore, but buy it in Bangkok's Central Chidlom if you happen to be there. It cost THB 2,500 and you can get a 5% tourist discount (get discount card from info counter), plus 7% VAT refund (when you purchase with other stuff to reach the minumum amount required for VAT refund - which is really not difficult when there are tons of other great buys in Bangkok, especially underwear!!!)
I have really dark circles under my eyes and one of those charming prominent undereye veins to boot. This is hands down the best concealer Iíve ever used.It has an interesting, almost cream-to-powder texture. Really great coverage that's incredibly natural-looking. Ivory is just right for my light skin. Another big plus: It doesnít collect in the fine lines under my eyes. I havenít found it dry at all. My application method: I start with moisturizer, then eye cream, then foundation. I apply a tiny amount of concealer with my ring finger and pat it in. I sometimes use a concealer brush to reach the inner corners of my eyes. Set with loose powder. Yes, itís expensive, but a very little goes a long way. Neat, trim tube. Decent deals on this on eBay.
My desert island product! I bought this over a year ago and even with daily usage, I'm still using the same stick. The thing with CdP is I have to apply it in a very certain way and it's so precise that I don't always nail it. My routine: Keep undereye area well moisturized with heavy cream at night. Before application, I prep the area with a gel -- I'm using MacroVita's Eye Contour Gel at the moment. Then, with a semi-wet brush, and after the gel has set in a little -- but not completely! -- I apply the CdP. I've tried LOADS of different brushes and I get the best results with Japonesque's concealer brush. The concealer's price and process are almost enough to make me throw it in the trash... But its the only thing that completely transforms my face. Buy it and make sure to experiment!
i bought this at Saks fifth not that long ago. i heard such great reviews that i thought i might try it. After trying this product, i started to break out. however, i tried it with their make up base (primer) and i didn't seem to break out as long as i had that under.
most things don't cause me to break out. i was really bummed out when i found out it broke me out cuz the coverage was great and as long as i didn't put too much on and blended very well, it didn't cake up. however, i'm forced to go return it b/c even though i liked how it covered, it's not worth having to buy the the primer just to wear the concealer (the primer's really expensive too).
now i'm looking for soemthing that covers as well as this concealer, but doens't break me out. can someone suggest anything to me? i have combination skin so i'm prone to looking shiny around early afternoon.
I have tragic undereye circles, and this is the best under eye concealor I've tried to date. I had an extended love affair with LM secret concealer, but Cle de Peau covers just as well, but isn't quite as oily and as a result has better staying power. Perhaps if you have a really dry under eye area this stuff is not for you.... I admit, at $65 its REALLY expensive. But its lasted over a year, and I've been really pleased with this product's performance.
This is my second year using this and I have no regrets! Excellent product and it works well with coverage and glides on very well. One tube last one whole year! I really love it!