I've been looking for a yellow correcting concealer for a while and just picked this one up because I was in a drug store and it wasn't very expensive, plus I usually like Physician Formula makeup. First the good, the colour worked really well for my skin tone (I have medium-light skin with neutral undertones). I can definately see a difference when I don't were this under my normal concealer. I had to stop using it though because it was soooo drying. My eyes burned from being so dry from using this product. I tried moisturizing but that didn't work. I would suggest only using this if you have very oily skin.
This is the first concealer that I have used that is specified for under eye use. I think it does an okay job covering my dark under eye area. I like the matte finish, and it does make me look more awake. Also I got this on sale, so it was a pretty good price. The big thing I don't really like is that it is a stick concealer, which I know it doesn't bother a lot of people, but I kind of find that whatever is on my face before I apply it can get stuck in the product. But I like the convenience of the tube. However, it is difficult to blend because it is chalky-seeming; I felt like I had to rub the product in pretty well before it started to look natural. I think that this product would look much better if foundation was put on top. But sometimes I want light coverage, so I just use it alone, which is fine, but I have to blend it a lot. Overall, it needs to be worked in to look natural, but it does brighten the eye a bit even if coverage is minimal.
Ive tried different concealers over the years but overall I am very satisfied with this one. It is the only physicians formula product that I use.
It comes in a tube, packaged like lipstick. I find that it makes it very easy to use.
The color is just right to hide my circles, and i find that the creamy and matte texture blends well with the other products that i use in my routine.
The color is best applied by dotting it on the skin, instead of drawing it on or smearing it on. After dotting it on you can pat it into the skin so that it has an even appearance. If you try and smudge it on it will drag on your skin. So for those who say they didn't like the formula, perhaps they weren't applying it in the right way.
If some say that it left their skin yellow perhaps its because they didn't completely blend it, maybe they caked it on like a paste, and maybe they thought that they wouldn't have to cover it with a foundation. Like any concealer, especially color correcting ones, they have to be covered up with foundation. The color correcting concealer corrects the color underneath your foundation. It does not act as a plain, flesh toned concealer that you can just paste on. It has to be fully blended, then covered so that when your foundation goes on you have an even, overall appearance.
Overall, I would re-purchase this product because it is the only one that I have used that is not irritating, not cakey, not oily, and it works! leaves my skin baby soft and prepared for eyeshadow application after my foundation is applied. A great product and a great price too.
I like this as a base for concealer. It covers my hereditary undereye shadows pretty well, and is a creamy formula. The trick is to use the edge, since it's hard to apply precisely, or your finger, then gently rub or blend it in. Then a light touch of concealer hides the yellow. And the price doesn't hurt my pockets like the good-for-nothing BeneFit Erase Paste.
This concealer covers my undereye circles pretty well, but application is a bit harsh since the skin gets rubbed. I like that it blends in with my skin.
the only good thing about this product is the color. The texture is hard and pasty, making application a nightmare for undereyes... maybe someone could make it work on the face -- but even there I found it to be uneven and splotchy. Whatever waxes are used in the formulation of this product make it extremely difficult to apply and for it to do any good as far as disguising imperfections.. and after all that is what concealers are for.
I have used plenty of concealers to try and tame dark under eye circles and reddened acne spots. This stick is perfect for under the eyes (just darkness, not puffieness). and for hiding the 'red tinge' of healing acne. If your skin is still broken from blemishes, this may only accentuate the dry flakiness..but in the later stages, does an impeccable job in hiding pink/redness.
It didnt cover my bleamishes at all! It looks too cakey and obvious.
This did NOT help my dark circles --- if anything, it made them more prominent. I use sponges to blend my make-up, but this stuff wouldn't blend, but rather caked into the lines under my eyes and merely added a yellowish tinge to the darkness. I do NOT recommend this product for undereye circles.
This product did not work for me. Typically, I don't buy concealer sticks, but this one happened to be discontinued at Target and it was dirt cheap, so I thought I would try it. I didn't find it hard to blend, but it did not cover my dark circles at all. I would not pay full price for this item ~ it's too expensive and it doesn't work...