Having seen several uses of this product by makeup artists, I thought the concept very user friendly and that I would try it as I am always on the look out for a good drugstore concealer. I was very disappointed in it. I did not find it covered imperfections at all with the formula being almost transparent and somewhat greasy. Such a shame since I really did like the potential of the applicator. Didn't like this at all.
I've been on the hunt for the perfect concealer for my dark circles but I'm sad to report this wasn't it. The coverage is pretty average for most drugstore concealers and it did hide my dark circles to a certain point but not as much as I would like. It also started to fade throughout the day and my dark circles peeked through even when I set it with an under eye powder (Benefit). I found the same results when using this for a blemish concealer. It worked ok but started to fade throughout the day.
The "crayon" packaging is pretty convenient - no need for brushes to apply or blend so its a great option for those who don't have much time to get ready in the morning. You can apply this straight from the tube and blend with your ring finger but be prepared to throw it in your purse for touch ups because it does fade. It claims to be "blendable" and it definitely blends quite nicely with minimal effort. This product was under $10 at my local drugstore which is pretty affordable.
I hate to waste products so I plan to throw mine in my purse as my on-the-go touch up concealer if I need it but I definitely wouldn't repurchase as my every day concealer. This concealer is ok but nothing extraordinary or break through for me.
This is an "okay" concealer. I've had much better. That being said, I've had good experiences with another L'Oreal concealor (Touche Magique), which is why I thought this would be great. Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible - it's just not worth the 4/5 lippies it currently has (in my honest opinion). The coverage would probably be a medium in the low to high scale.
It's not the creamiest, most blendable product I have ever seen. In fact, when you use it, make sure to only apply in ONE spot first, then blend, then apply in another spot, then blend again, repeat. I've done it the other way (apply it all in one go then blend), but this dries fast and becomes very chalky when you try to work with it. I suppose that's the product setting, but I'd like to save time and do it all in one go.
I got it in W-1-2-3. I should have gotten the N-1-2-3. I have NC-15 skin with leaning on a "cool yellow" undertone (I'm really sorry if that doesn't make sense!) and the W shows up quite a bit darker and orange on me. So I must use it under my foundation, which I am used to doing anyway, but it's just a bit of a hassle if I find I want to reapply a bit more.
The packaging is alright. The twist up is actually decent quality, considering how well it twists up and back down again. But I wouldn't be repurchasing - there's better out there for around the same price.
I bought two of these today. One in N1-2-3 to use as a brightener and one in W1-2-3 to conceal dark circles. I haven't used them on my face yet, but I swatched them on my inner wrist in the store before buying them and wow! They are super creamy and basically melted right into my skin. They blended really well and weren't cakey or streaky. I also love the packaging. These will be easy to carry around in my purse to pull out for any needed touch ups. As I said earlier, I plan to use the W1-2-3 under my eyes, because it has nice, yellow undertones that will be perfect for concealing any blueish hues. Also, the fact that they are in "crayon" form made me think that they will also be perfect to use as a lip base before applying lipstick, or even to create a nice, nude lip. I'll try these babies out tomorrow, and will update with what I think!
I have used these a few times since my last post, and I like them, but I don't love them yet. They supply pretty good coverage, but they are kind of a pain to blend on the undereye area. I think maybe I need to let them warm up a bit before applying them, because the color is kinda stiff on the undereye skin. However, they are good concealers for blemishes and imperfections. I can't say I would repurchase these, but I don't think I'll have to anyway, because there's a lot of product in these and I think they may last me forever! So at least there's that, haha.
I love this concealer! It has some flaws, but there is no perfect concealer and this one (out of all my high end ones except maybe it cosmetics bye bye under eye is a strong competitor) is the closest to perfect in my eyes.
Me: I am NC15 with acne prone skin that is dry in the winter and oily in the summer. Right now I am dry because it is basically still winter out. I have dark circles and redness.
The Product: This covers up my dark circles 90% and I would say my circles are medium - not the worst but not the best. W1-2-3 is my perfect match to my skin and under eye area. It covers my redness and my under eye circles (mostly) I don't expect a product out there to cover them 100% without looking cakey. This creases a little bit because it is so creamy (so those who are older than me please take note!) I am only 22 with a few fine lines, so the creasing doesn't bother me because the creaminess and coverage is there. I find no tugging on my under eye area and my under eye area is dry at the moment but please make sure to apply an under eye cream before hand or there will be tugging! and let the product warm up a bit before applying. I don
t need to because my apartment is about 80 degrees at all times (our heat is unlimited & free!)
-wide range of colors and undertones
-lasts all day without fading
-good for medium darkness
-looks like skin
-can settle into lines
-doesn't cover them up 100% (like I said close to 90%)
-need to let it "warm up" before applying
-may not be for super dry aging eyes due to the creasing and possible tugging but moisturizing first I found no problems but I do not have wrinkles
I did not take off any lippies because it works for me and what my needs are even though the product isn't perfect and I will definitely be repurchasing!
Love this concealer! I have tons of concealers but this is one of the best. I bought it in a light shade for highlighting and it is absolutely perfect! I use it under my eyes and in any other areas I want to highlight. Its super creamy and opaque. Not like other concealers where you need to build it up to get any coverage. I also like how it comes in a twist up pencil form. Super convenient and easy for travel. This is one I would repurchase :)
I happen to really like the packaging of this concealer because it is discreet and fits into almost any makeup bag. It's too bad that I did not enjoy this concealer ;/
It did not hide or conceal blemishes and came off within an hour or two of wearing. I like the L'oreal True Match foundation but did not care for the crayon concealer at all. I think this is best for those who have minimal blemishes and do not have much to hide.
I am an NC-40 in MAC and I use the shade N4.
No complaints here whatsoever!
I'd been searching for my perfect cream concealer and this is it. I use this on the dark circles under my eyes following eye cream and my Revlon Photoready Primer and the result is perfection. True to its name, it is so easy to blend. A light dab of powder over it and I'm good to go. This is also works well when I get the occasional pimple and does a fantastic job at hiding redness.
The price is right, the packaging is convenient. I am a fan; I will repurchase.
One of the best drugstore concealers I've used. I love the crayon application/packaging. It blends super easily, and it matches my skin perfectly, it is creamy and matte, and it is buildable. It last all night. I mostly use it on my chin and cheeks where I have a lot of redness and blemishes. I think that it does/will crease on your undereye if you take it all the way up - so when I use it near my eyes, I usually go about 2/3s the way up, not really putting this where I naturally have creases. This will cover the purple I have in those areas, and I set it with a powder. Doing that and bringing a light dusting of my eyeshadow down under my lash line makes my eyes look much better and I do not have to worry about it creasing up.
I saw a review on this concealer on YouTube.. Gurus seem to love it! I bought it after seeing the glowing reviews.. And I don't get the hype! This product just doesn't work for me! I tried it under my eyes and it's super dry!!! It looks gross. I used it on my face to conceal breakouts and scars, although that worked better, it seemed cakey and very noticeable. I will not be repurchasing at all. Sorry L'oreal! :)