Apparently no one has been reading the directions for this stuff! It clearly says to apply makeup over this to cover the yellow. I put this on sparingly, then a concealer and then a light dusting of powder. This keeps it from sliding and doesn't cake up if you apply each lightly.
It's either this or maybelline's cover stick, they are the only thing that brightens and covers. I don't have really dark circles, just use it to brighten that eye area.
Women are so widely misinformed that yellow in the concealer counteracts the bluish dark shadows under the eye. This is based on the color wheel, but actually, a warmer yellow tone is better suited to cover dark circles. The yellow of this concealer is actually more on the cool side, not good. For instance, my skin is NC37, but I always use an NW concealer. Applying this yellow concealer under the foundation on under eye circles only contributes to sallowness and highlighting the circles. This product may be good for those areas you want to highlight if applied it under your foundation. But this product does have a tendency to slide around quite a bit, which makes it not a great choice for under foundation work.
I have been using Revlon Colorstay Under Eye Concealer because it's the only thing that won't cake in the lines that I have around my eyes and will actually last the whole day. When I read that Physicians Formula's concealer will improve dark circles, I thought I'd give it a go. It gives you a lot more product compared to Revlon. The coverage was great and my dark circles seemed to improve. However, I won't be buying it again because it rubs off so easily and since there is a such a color difference with my dark circles, it ends up making me look even older when it starts to cake and rub off even before lunch. I have to be sooo careful that I don't touch it in any way. So I'm back to Revlon again. It's the only thing that works for me so far. I've ordered samples of Everyday Minerals and hopefully, their concealer will work nicely although I'm not optimistic about that.
I bought this after reading reviews about the product here. I am specifically interested in concealing discoloration above my lip. Since several reviewers indicated that it worked for skin with yellow undertones, I decided to try it.
I should note that I have darker colored skin, and so when I applied this (very sparingly) it looked like I had something white or light colored on my face. No amount of base would even out the lightness. Also, since it is in a stick, it's not as smooth as it could be mkaing it a little difficult for me to blend (but I'm a makeup novice).
While I'm sure that this would work well for people with lighter skin, I say steer clear if you have even medium tone skin.
I may buy this again. I've only recently discovered the miracle of using yellow concealer. I have yellow undertoned skin...and this works quite well on under eye circles and on any other discolorations (blemishes, etc). I would prefer something a little creamier because the skin under my eyes is a little dry. If I cant find anything better then I'll be returning to this, it did not break my skin out at all.
Good for really dark circles BUT only use as a base for a flesh-toned product. This puppy is really, really yellow.
my mother used to use this concealer to cover up her dark under eye circles, that were so conveniently passed down to me, so i figured mother knows best.... yeah right! this product is absolutely terrible!! not only is it extrememly hard to spread and blend, in a matter of minutes it settles into the wrinkles under my eyes....im sixteen, i dont even have wrinkles! i dont reccomend this at all!
This is one of the brand that i try out when i just started learning to apply makeup and i remember i quite like this concealer at that time. It conceal gd, my dark eye circles, my pimple i used the green one (will review that after this) and find that it's gd but as time goes by can get cakey if doesn't blend well...now this brand has already been taken out of SG so a pity but seriously i don't miss it as i love trying out other brand. It was fun trying though.
I just bought the Gentle Cover Cream Concealer (Yellow) so it is creamier than the stick that is being reviewed here. There is no category for the cream concealer and they wouldn't let me create one yet, so I am putting the review for this here. I bought this because the birth control pill that I am on is causing some darker hyperpigmentation around my mouth. When I attempt to cover this up with a normal colored concealer, it makes the area around my mouth look ashen and shadowed and really doesn't work. I have tried this once and it immediately brightened the area around my mouth and took away any signs of hyperpigmentation....wow! It says it is used for undereye circles but if you are attempting to correct any sort of darker colored skin on your face, I don't see why you can't use it for around your mouth. This stuff truly does correct this problem for me :-)
I only rated this product so well because this is the first product I've ever used to conceal my purple circles under my eyes! But it actually works really well. It corrects the color perfectly, my only advice is to make sure you have a smooth base to work on. Sometimes, if my eye area does not have the right moisture it can be frustrating to blen this without it flaking. And when my skin is on the dry side near the end of the day I notice some flaking. BUT, I will still buy it again, just because it looks natural, most makeup I see on undereyes doesn't conceal or look good, but when used right I think this product is great!