Hey guys! Iíve tried so many concealers/correctors to cover my dark circles but itís so hard to find one that wonít crease or settle into my fine lines. Grrrrr!! I usually wear Macís Pro Longwear Concealer in NC 30 but was looking for a drugstore alternative and came across this this product and thought Iíd give it a go and I love it!!
Texture & Finish:
The corrector has a creamy texture but isnít too thick and feels light on the skin. It glides on and blends effortlessly leaving a hydrated and bright appearance.
Before applying the product, grab your favorite eye cream and MOISTURIZE! Let that eye cream sink in for a of couple minutes, then you can get started with the application. I get the best coverage and most natural look by dabbing the concealer/corrector onto my skin with my ring finger and blending it out. I blend it out half way with my finger and finish blending it out using a damp beautybender sponge in a bouncing motion. After the concealer is completely blended out, I use the same beautyblender and dab on some a thin layer of setting powder. I find that if I do not set this concealer with a powder, it will crease.
This product is great if youíre looking for light to medium coverage. Although the product seems to be pretty pigmented, it wonít cover your dark circles if they are extremely dark. I have also used the concealer in light/medium to cover up minor imperfections and it covered redness and dark spots nicely.
Iíve worn this product for a 10-hour day and the coverage lasted throughout. I tried wearing this product without setting it with a powder and it creased within the hour. Worn with a setting powder, I didnít experience any issues.
This product doesnít seem to have much of a scent.
The product comes in a small plastic container that isnít too bulky so it is ideal for travelling. However, once you open the product, the lid doesnít seem to have an airtight closure. Iíve only had this product for about a month and the product seems fine but there might be an issue of the product drying out over time.
MY FINAL VERDICT
The concealer/corrector has great lasting power and coverage without looking heavy or cakey when applied correctly. It brightens beautifully which give you that ďwell-restedĒ appearance
The concealer/corrector isnít full coverage so it doesnít cover extremely dark circles. Even though it is hydrating when you first apply it, throughout the day it seems to dry up on the skin a little bit. If you have extremely dry under eyes, this product may not be the best choice for you. Also, for a drugstore product, itís a little pricey.
The Beautiful Truth:
I would recommend this product to everyone with normal, combo, or oily skin. Even if you have these skin types, you still need to moisturize well because throughout the day this product seems to dry the skin a little bit. If you have extremely dry skin, you should steer clear of this productóit WILL make you look hydrated upon initial application HOWEVER after a couple of hours, your under eyes will most likely appear flakey. My skin is combo-oily and my under eyes are a tiny bit dry, but when I moisturize with Cliniqueís All About Eyes Rich eye cream, this corrector looks great on my skin and doesnít flake or look dry.
Even thought it is a little pricey for a drugstore product, I would still repurchase since it because it does a good job covering my dark circles without settling into my fine lines and doesnít crease.
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Love this concealer, applies smoothly and feels hydrating to my under-eyes, VERY brightening.
The coverage is almost perfect (when used on under-eyes).
I use with a translucent powder and it does not settle into under eyes for at least two or three hours, I would highly recommend using with a primer.
Stays on all day.
***Would not recommend on blemishes.
I used to use the Old Version of Revlon Age Defying Concealer (in a reed tube.), the only issue is that it is discontinued. It was a concealer that I could use on blemishes and under my eyes. It was beautiful.
So I have been searching high and low for a replacement, trying both high end and low end. Unfortunately my skin is very sensitive and there are a lot of products I cant use for various reasons. (breakouts/dryness/oily-ness etc.)
When I first used this, I literally took a deep breath and said "Finally."
It does run a little light so even though I am about an NC-15, I use the color Light-Medium. I can use this on my blemishes, acne scars and under my eyes. It has a wonderful "second-skin" like texture and takes very little effort to apply and blend. I have only tested it through 8 hours, but I am sure it would last as long as I need it to. Even through sweating and heat. It set and didn't fade or move. It never got cakey or settled into creases. And it hasn't broken my out.
I will be repurchasing.
Didn't like it. Was nice to apply but it creased and settled into fine lines. I know that concealers tend to wear longer when primed or set but there are other cheaper concealers which do the job without those things, so this didn't cut it for me. Not sure about how it does on blemishes, and not sure about the packaging. Won't be repurchasing.
I really like the creamy texture of this concealer. It's definitely on the yellow side for my cool toned skin, but this is no surprise since it's mainy for undereye circles. This works pretty good on the blue under my eyes! It also covers blemishes and hyperpigmentation really well! It's my go-to concealer; it's nice to wear under my foundation so it isn't as noticeable. Just don't get a color that's too light! I'm almost done with it and have started using the Almay clear complexion blemish healing spot concealer (which also has great coverage) since it has salicylic acid in it, but I'll repurchase this for under my eyes. The packaging doesn't bother me and I've used it daily for about 7 months!
Terrivle, terrible concealer. I bought this thinking the anti aging part would not accentuate fine lines or get cakey because anti aging stuff tends to be more mousturizing.
-this gets so cakey and applies cakey
-it's pricey for a drugstore concealer
-no matter where i put it, it settles into fine lines and accentuates pores and dry skin
-shade range sucks, most are too pink
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone
I really wanted to like this product. I find that it applies smoothly with really nice full coverage, but within a short amount of time it appears dried out and cakey. It also emphasizes the fine lines under my eyes, even if I just dot on a very small amount. I tried to use this instead to cover spots and blemishes, but found that it was so dry that it only made the spots stand out more and look flaky. This was expensive for a drug store concealer and definitely a disappointment.
Not a fan, which is disappointing considering I LOVE the Simply Ageless foundation. I usually use concealer under my eyes to mask dark circles and this made the area look cakey and wrinkly and very dried out. Not a good look for someone looking to hide wrinkles or fines lines. There are definitely concealers I will use over this for that purpose but this would be ok for other areas that might need concealing, like age spots or blemishes.
How does one go about looking for a new under eye concealer? Go to Makeupalley of course. Based on a brand that has been tried and tested, amount of reviews and purchase again votes I decided to try this drug store concealer. I've been using Bobbi Brown Corrector and theBalm concealer for years. When used with the BB Corrector, works great! But even without it, was what impressed me.
I have stubborn, heriditary dark circles and concealer is a must! I was hesitant -a drug store concealer with no samples- (I'm so used to Sephora) I thought would be a for sure return. I have it in the color light/medium. I always go with concealers that are lighter than my skin tone to cover the darkness under my eyes. Would this be yellow base or pink, too light? This is my go to concealer and just blends effortlessly. Just one swipe and tap tap under my eyes. I use this with my Stila Illuminating Foundation powder and Benefits Eye Bright to conceal even more shadows.
All claims have proved true for me. From the Olay site...
This creamy formula covers imperfections, conceals under-eye circles, and visibly brightens skin. Like all Simply Ageless makeup, it's made with Olay Regenerist Serum, so it stays suspended over fine lines and wrinkles, for younger, firmer-looking skin
Transforms from solid to liquid on contact with skin, evens skin tone, brightens skin under eyes for a more wide-awake look.
The price is about $10-12 but you got such large amount. This is a bargain. Love!
For reference I am C4ish, yellow tone, warm skin tone.
I was cleaning my "stash" the other day, and found 2 Simply Ageless within. I remembered buying it when it first came out, test/play with it & didn't care/think much about it.
I had to open & look at it one more time, OMG, it shrank into the shape of suppository, no kidding.
If you like it, use it fast, the container is not air-tight.
Silicone is volatile, and if only the colour matching & texture is good enough, I can overlooked that, but it isn't.