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!
Sadly, worth every ridiculously overpriced penny. (If you listen carefully, you can hear my wallet weeping bitter tears.) I've never seen anything quite like it. It's thin, and matte, but creamy, too, and blends very easily. Stays put--and doesn't really need touching up. It's the best thing I've found for discoloration--I have age spots on my face from hormones and pregnancy and this covers them like nothing else. No breakouts, no problems. I have it in Beige and Ivory--but am in the minority since I actually like the Beige better. Will use them both up--but will re-purchse the Beige, most definitely. It covers everything I need it to, and blends right into my ruddy, Irish face. The best thing out there, absolutely.
What makes this product so special for me is that it doesn't slip into the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. And it gives good, natural-looking coverage. Application technique is the key to success with this one. First, you have to prep the area with a moisturizer or primer and wait a minute or so to allow absorption. Then, apply the Cle de Peau with either a concealer brush (Lauren Hutton makes a good one), or pat it on with your ring finger. Keep patting until it's blended. If you apply the concealer to your skin straight from the stick, you will not like the result, guaranteed.
UPDATE: 10/25/08. I am now on my third tube of this wonderful product. For even more coverage, try this with Bobbi Brown's corrector.
I wanted to like it. It caked up and made me look like I had wrinkles under the eye. It was such a huge waste I keep it around to warn me not to buy something without trying it first.
I have used a variety of concealers over the years and this one is nothing great. The value of a concealer is how opaque it is to do it's job. Not really better than Erase by Max Factor.
Best I've found. It does require using a brush which is an annoying extra step but definately worth it! I can't rave enough about this product.
I love this stuff. Getting older sucks, but this eye concealer makes the ageing process less noticable. It gives great coverage, and lasts all day. You have to use a concealer brush which adds to the cost. BUT: definitely worth it. (If you live in Toronto, you can get it at DELINEATIONS on Yonge near Eglinton).
I've been using this in Ivory for about a month. I was sort of talked into buying it by the MA in Saks, but had read the raves about it in InStyle and so was intrigued. I like this concealer but I've come to the conclusion it's not HG status for me. It's very good at covering up little imperfections on my face and matches my skin tone beautifully. But to wear it around my eyes - and this is the main reason I bought it - I have to make sure I've moisturized very well or else it looks cakey and doesn't blend well. Once I've moisturized throughly there, it works fine, but I'm a gal on the go and sometimes I just don't have time for such details, truthfully. I suppose for $65 I expected miracles and, let's be honest, it's just a concealer. I was pretty happy with my Lorac Coverup before, so I'll most likely just go back to that when I use this up. If the seas part and angels sing over this product later, though, I'll edit my review. Update 1/8/06: OK, I have to admit, this is pretty great stuff. It really blots out imperfections easily and blends in beautifully. I've gotten very used to moisturizing under my eyes before applying it, and should have been doing that all along, anyway. Is it worth the money? To me it is.
After reading all the hype about this concealer, I just had to buy it when visiting a city with a neiman-marcus.Its a very good concealer,but is it worth $65? I honestly am just as happy with my Revlon new complexion! I'll use the cle de peu up,and I'm sure it will last quite awhile, but would never repurchase. I have since read on the blog of a beauty editor (jolie in nyc) that every mu artist uses her own favorite products and the products listed as being used at a photo shoot or more than likely from the company spending the most on advertising not the actual ones used.