I've been hooked on this since i discovered it in my mums makeup drawer when i was in 7th grade. This stuff is great! I use it to cover spots and it does well. Overall great product!
I have been using this concealer for so many years (at least 15). I have tried others but always have this in my make up drawer. I have medium skin color and use the Beige 3. I have tried other colors in the line, but this one truly hides my brown circles the best. I now use Bobbi Browns corrector in light peach under this concealer which work's perfectly. This concealer does settle into my fine lines but I do not use an eye cream before hand and am experimenting with creams and primers for eyes now. Nevertheless, I would not dare not use this concealer and do condsider this duo my HG until I ever stumble upon anything better! Edit: I just deducted my rating down to a 3! I have to use so much of this in thin layers to get my circles covered. I discovered Coverblend by Exuverince at CVS also sold at ULTA and it blows this away. It is not my holy Grail though, always on the lookout for the next best thing, but it is better than Lancomes E...will not repurchase the Lancome as it is too light coverage for my 40 year old circles!
This is the best concealer I have ever used. When I use to model, they would slap on a whole bunch of stuff, from spakle feel to a oil wax feel. This goes on smooth and seamlessly and stays on. Even if I have normal skin, my eye area is an oil slick. It doesn't bother my eyes or anything. I recommend it to everyone.
This is the best concealer I've had in 20 years of wearing concealer, given my big dark circles that need covering! I've even been to Prescriptives for custom-mixed concealer -- that turned out to be crap, and I'm back to Effacernes forever. It doesn't settle into the fine lines that are developing, and it doesn't cake up or look crepey. Instead it blends right in and works well. Love it!
My MIL gave me two different colours of this that she didn't want. And, it was very easy upon application to see why they were so easy to toss away! What a gigantic waste of money this was!
I should have known that "waterproof" meant "dries like acrylic paint on an uneven canvas". Yes, this product is resilient and lasts and lasts, but at the cost of it looking like crackling mud. No matter now much eye cream I applied, this dried up and quickly looked awful. Instead of hiding my circles, it merely added new ones.
The only good quality is the packaging; a small tube that dispenses small amounts. However, if you are oily skinned having to use your fingers could be problematic.
The more Lancome my MIL gives me, the more I realize how poor in quality their cosmetics can be. I would definately not purchase this product!
Edit 20/02/2010: Changed it to five lippies instead of four. This is my HG concealer and the new version has SPF in it as well.
Original review: After reading the reviews here about this concealer I decided to give this a try. Before this I was using YSL Touche Eclat. I really like the package of the Touche, but the coverage was too sheer and a bit too dry.
I am using the Effacernes for a month or so and I really like it so far. I don't have superdark undereye circles, so I think this concealer covers my underye circles pretty well. The texture is great, it goes on smoothly on my skin (you can compare the texture to a heavy coverage foundation)
I'm NC 20/25 and I use 002 Beige sable, this color looks pretty natural on me. The staying power is also quiet good, it will last a whole workday if you set it with some loose powder. I have pretty sensitive skin and I haven't experienced breakouts with this concealer. However this doesn't cover my pimples well, so I have to use another concealer for that. I will repurchase this if I don't come across a better undereye concealer.
I don't why this product received so many positive feedbacks. Personally, I don't think this is a good concealer, at least not for my super dark eye circles. The coverage is minimal. Initially I thought there might be something wrong with how i apply my concealer so I tried using different methods to apply the concealer but the coverage still remains the same. I've tried many many concealers from high-end brands to the drugstore products.. this is definitely not a HG for me because the coverage is disappointing.
I was skeptical about this product as I have always been a stick concealer or pot/tub concealer gal but I must admit I am a huge fan now. I got it in Porcelaine and it was a perfect match. I find that being a fair skinned girl, a lot of concealers don't work for me. They have too much pink or too much orange, but this was just right. It was light and more of a neutral shade which I loved. I also love the feel of it. Admittedly, the staying power isn't excellent, but most other concealers I use and love fade (every concealer I've ever used, even the ones I hated didn't last all day) so I can deal with that. It doesn't crease on me really at all, maybe just the teensiest bit, but that's still better than any other concealer I've used. It doesn't dry out my undereyes and remarkably enough, I haven't had any sensitivity or allergic reaction like some other reviewers despite having fairly sensitive skin and allergies. I still love Bobbi Brown corrector for that total coverage and the dewy look, but this doesn't feel so heavy and I don't feel like it slides around like the BB corrector eventually does. I'd definitely buy again. A tad pricy but I'm wasting money on makeup anyhow so it's all relative, lol. Give it a try. It's not perfect for everyone, but it's worth sampling. Other concealers I like are obviously BB corrector, then I like TheBalm's Time Balm, and I like MAC Studio Fix in the little black tub, I like Dermablend Smooth Indulgence, but the color isn't an ideal match, and I like Sorme for blemishes or undereyes in a pinch. Becca's concealer compact is beyond amazing too (some heavy duty concealer coverage with that little baby). Vincent Longo cream concealer is good but I don't like it much anymore. I also like Cover Girls concealer in the little lipstick twist up packaging.
Have used this on and off for years. Tried others (Cover girl, prescriptives, dior, Revlonlooking for perfection and come back to this. I'm fair and use it in porclaine. It goes on smoothly (either with a brush or my finger) and covers my undereye darkness. (I have genetic dark pigmentation in the inner corners which has gotten worse with age). It doesn't cake or crease. It doesn't last more than a few hours even though I put powder over it.
I don't know what all the excitement is about this product. I found it to be very drying even after applying eye cream immediately before. I personally like a pot vs a tube as well. This product comes in a tube and if you're in a hurry (which most of us are in the mornings) then you almost always end up squeezing out too much and you can't get it back in. Not to mention that because it's in a tube, you'll never really get to use all of the product. I don't have lines around my eyes, but this product managed to find every single one of them. It actually made me look older! The only good thing about it is that it is very highly pigmented so it does cover well. I returned this product today with no remorse.