I have very dark under-eye circles and also very dark skin on my eyelids. This is due to heredity (thanks dad) and not lack of sleep or allergies. I have tried many concealers, and this one is the best so far. I use the "yellow" color, which does a good job of counter-acting the purple-y color of my circles. I find that I can build up the coverage, and it still doesn't look too cakey, as long as my skin is well exfoliated and moisturized to begin with. I'm not saying it's perfect, but it's the best thing I've found so far!
really interested to try this concealer. im in malaysia. could any of u suggest which shade suit me most? im nc35. i need it to cover acne scarring.pls help! my friend bought me an ivory.it was wayyy to fair for my sin tone!
It's great! Creamy and provides great opaque coverage. I'm kinda new to makeup but its better than the cheap drugstore brand i tried. It is really great for under eye darkness. I don't get many zits, and I'm not wrinkly (yet!) so I can't comment on that. But overall great product and I got mine free because my mom used to sell so it works for me!
I love this product! I think $10 for a small tube is a great deal because you really don't need a lot. I use two small dots under my eyes and it hides the dark circles. I still have a lot left. Great product and worth the money!
I absolutely ♥ this product. A little goes SUCH a long way. They have weird shade choices, but they work great. I chose the shade Ivory 1 and it is a great match. I mainly use it for undereyes, mainly because i don't like to cover my blemishes up even more than I already have. But if I have to this concealer is GREAT for that too. I totally recommend this product for anyone, with any skin color or skin type. You can buy this product at www.MaryKay.com and find your local mary kay consultant. This product was around $10.00 US.
My HG concealer! Love the texture and the colour matches me perfectly (I'm an ivory 2)
Although it dries matte, I don't have a problem with dryness as I use a liquid foundation over top. I also have quite a heavy moisturizer anyways, and my skin gets quite oily.
The squeeze tube packaging is great and a little goes a long way. The application process is easy as you can either do this with a brush or just your fingers.
It doesn't slide or move around after you apply it, and after you set it with powder it boost the staying power! I can go for more than 8 hours and it still wouldn't move an inch!
My advice for those curious to try this is out is find yourself a consultant and get matched! If you don't like it, just return it for a full refund!
I love this concealer! I am 24 and have been using this product since I was 12. I use beige and it has a little bit of a yellow undertone which works well with my skin tone. I have always had dark circles under my eyes, and this works very well to cover them without disappearing mid-day. It also works well with covering redness. It is thick but not cake-y. A little bit goes a long way. This is my HG, I highly recommend it.
I have fair, yellow Asian (Chinese) skin and I was debating whether to try the signature Yellow or go with Ivory 1&2. I visited a local representative and tested the colors on my neck. Ivory 2 was too dark for me, Ivory 1 had a pink tint (Yes, even when most Caucasians find it too yellow, it's still too pinkish for my Asian skintone) so in the end, I decided to go with Yellow.
I was using Dermablend's Skin Concealer in 20 Nude and as much as I loved it, the color 20 was about 1/2 a shade too dark for me. I was lucky to be blessed with mild undereye dark circles which Maybelline's Age Rewind Concealer in Light could easily take care of. My purpose for the MK concealer was to conceal some hyperpigmentation. I cannot imagine using MK concealer for undereye dark circles. The texture is just too thick and creamy even more so than Dermablend.
Rule of thumb is to moisturize thoroughly. I stipple the MK concealer around my hyperpigmentations with a brush and the yellow tint can easily mask any redness. I find that stippling is a lot easier than smoothing it on because of the thick texture and stippling also helps me conceal better. The funny thing about using a finger to dab concealer on is that more often that not, I end up concealing around the blemish or hyperpigmentation and leave the centre unconcealed.
This may not be the best concealer and I do prefer Dermablend but color-wise, MK's Yellow is the best fit for me so far. I can't say for undereye dark circles but for hyperpigmentation, I think this concealer works really well.
I really got my hopes up after reading all the reviews on MA about this concealer. I hoped that it the yellow would help my extremely dark undereye circles and it did to an extent. I wasn't thick enough to fully cover them completely but on the bright side, it only took a tiny amount to aid in the process. Sigh, well i guess this isn't a HG so i'll keep on looking.
Cost: The price is $10 for a 0.33 size. This is one of the largest concealer sizes I have come by, and by no means the most expensive, so you are getting a lot for your money. (It used to be 0.5 oz, but even still it is a good deal.) In addition, you can purchase it for $6-8 on eBay. The only problem is finding your shade.
Packaging: The concealer comes in a squeeze tube. This is great for sanitary reasons.
Texture: The concealer is thick but not very creamy. It dries matte.
Coverage: This is incredibly pigmented and thus high coverage. My under-eye circles are gone when covered with this concealer.
Method of application: I would recommend using a concealer brush to apply (EcoTools has a great concealer brush and it is under $15) for better control and blending, since this is a liquid. You could use your fingers but I find it easier to use a brush.
Endurance: This stays on pretty long. However, it dries matte and looks dry on the under eye area. I would not recommend it for that use, especially if you have lines under the eye, because it WILL settle into them. Setting powder is not necessary because it already dries matte; this would make it more drying.
Shades: There are seven shades: Ivory 1 and 2, Beige 1 and 2, Bronze 1 and 2, and yellow. I use a mix of Beige 2 and Bronze 1 for my NC42 skin. (More of the bronze then the beige.) I am warm-toned and like to use a yellow-based concealer. However, this was too yellow for me, which is saying something. I did not discontinue use because of this (I discontinued use because it was so drying); I am already warm-toned so the extreme yellow was not TOO noticeable. However, for neutral or cool-toned people, I can imagine this would be waaaay too yellow and a deterrent to using it.
Availability: You can buy from a Mary Kay representative, or online (eBay) for cheaper. If you don't know your shade I would recommend going to a representative and testing it.
Ingredients: Water , Isononyl Isononanoate , Cyclopentasiloxane , Sorbitan Isostearate , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Lauroyl Lysine , PTFE , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Propylene Glycol , Cetyl Dimethicone , Hexyl Laurate , Sodium Chloride , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane , Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Beeswax , Nylon-12 , Tocopheryl Acetate , Diazolidinyl Urea , Retinyl Palmitate , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract , Lecithin , Cyclohexasiloxane , Titanium Dioxide , Talc , Iron Oxides , Zinc Oxide
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