I really wanted something for my under eye area. Cream based products typically scare me because I do have oily skin. I also have oily skin around my eyes but I wanted to try this product since the #1 shade was a great shade for me. I have fair golden based skin (asian skin) and #1 is just slightly lighter than my skin tone, which is great for under eye circles. The concealer was a great color on me and it really did brings some "boing" back to my eyes. It made my eyes look bright.
However, as I said, I have oily skin. This does not last all day or even half a work day very well... It slipped around even with powder. I was disappointed. I would reapply this every 5-6 hours. It does have a tendency to sink into the creases if you're too heavy handed. Warm it up with your finger tips and put on a very thin layer. This has a medium/medium-strong pigmentation. I can see this working for women who don't have oily skin. I don't believe it works that well as a concealer because it doesn't seem to stay put very well and doesn't dry well like a good spot concealer should. I would just use this for under eye circles, honestly.
AMAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!!! This is my go to product on those lazy days when I wanna go au natural and just run out the house this stuff wakes up a sleepy face brightens up and hides those bags!
I just bought #1 shade less then a week and I am in love with it. I use concealer on a daily because I have under eye circles. I have to say when I first used this I thought it was going to be to sheer but after blending it in I saw that it worked really well. I well have to buy this product again. <3 continued >>
Got this as part of a set along with their foundation, powder and primer. I already use the powder and primer and was excited to try the other products. I love this concealer. It's worth saying that in the gift set I have it comes in two shades which you can blend together for natural results. I don't think I could use just one shade of this and end up looking even slightly natural, but together the shades work well. I don't think it's too stodgy but I dislike overly liquid concealers. Covers my dark circles very nicely and stays put.
I actually bought this in the half Boi-ing, half Lemon Aid sample at Ulta, and I fell in love with this concealer! It's so much better than any industrial strength, or regular ones. Personally, I like it better than all my Mac concealers, and my Hard Candy. It's cream and DOESN'T CAKE. I have pretty bad under eye circles, and this conceals them almost completely ( I cover with Bare Minerals powder concealer) and doesn't cake into the creases. It's also good for blotchy spots on your face, but I don't like it for pimples. I think it's a little too strong and it just makes the pimple more noticeable. The only downside is that there aren't many color options too choose from, but if your skin is a shade lighter or darker then I would still buy because it blends well to match skin (but only a shade lighter or darker). This is my new favorite concealer, and I will be buying the full size again!
I neither hate or love this product.
It does the job for me, it covers really well, and have an alright staying power (about 6 hours on my oily skin).
It is one of my top concealers - but I don't think it is right for just anyone!
I am 24 years old, and very pale with pink undertones. I have acne prone skin and tend to get very oily - I also don't really have any wrinkles just fine lines under my eyes.
I have tried a gazillion concealers throughout my life, and my favorites are bobbi brown, mac and this one.
I usually have a hard time finding a color light enough, since I am so pale - but 01 is perfect for my skin tone.
I love that this concealer dries after you apply it and almost doesn't move!! (You have to warm up the pot before applying it though.)
What I dislike is its tendency to melt if you are in a very warm climate or feel very hot - then it gets into fine lines (I wore it on a trip to Asia) but at home (Denmark 10-20 degrees) it works just fine for me.
It is also the only concealer who have covered my veins so well :)
My Verdict is:
I like it and use it occasionally, however after I started using MUFE's foundations, I don't need a concealer anymore as it covers so well :)
I would NOT recommend it for gals with mature/wrinkly skin or people who have very dry skin! I would try it on before buying, if I lived in a hot climate and use powder to set it.
I would recommend it for girls with normal-oily skin with a minimum of undereye wrinkles (who live in a moderate/cool climate)
"Industrial strength concealer" - damn straight!!
Love this for covering blemishes or unevenness before my foundation. Makes everything even! Nice texture and easy to apply.
Shades are great. 01 is perfect for everday wear and 02 is great for going out when my make up is a bit darker.
I purchase this after reading lots of reviews (some loving it, some hating it) and ended up being somewhere between those.
Some pros: shades greatly matches my skin tone (I use shade 01, and I'm Fairly Light in Bare Minerals when I'm not tanned), it is not scented, it doesn't cake on my face
BUT, honestly I expected much more from this concealer in several aspects:
1) it claims to be "industrial strength concealer" - where did they get it from? it is no way concealer with such strength, I would say mostly medium coverage, nothing more - it doesn't help to cover dark circles very much (yes to some extent, but not much as I expected from reviews)
2) the packing could be solved better, it is rather inconvenient
3) obviously the price - if it was "industrial strenght concealer", it would be so-so reasonable, with my experience from 1)? not really
I won't repurchase it in future and will be looking for some better concealer.
This is my go to concealer. I only use it under my eyes, but it lasts all day and doesnt smudge. I am very pale so finding a shade that isnt too dark can be a challenge this color is perfect. I dont use it to conceal acne, as I dont really have it. I have rosacea though and cant seem to find anything to use to cover that without settling into my pores and making them look larger. I pretty much use a primer or foundation to conceal that because all concealers seem to settle in.
Very disappointed in this product. Stupid packaging requires a tool of some sort to scrape the hard paste out and apply to skin. Despite it's solid consistency it doesn't cover blemishes all that well, yet it's hard to blend. Poor wearing as well - will rub off or fade. I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of Benefit products are hype over substance, alas. Outperformed by cheaper, easier to use products.