Since the Maybelline fit me concealer was completely sold out, (which was the one I wanted) I got this instead as I've heard tons of great reviews on it. These are my thoughts:
Packaging: I guess it's safe to say that almost everyone agrees that the packaging is downright pointless. Not only does the fluffy applicator practically scream it'll grow bacteria, you'll never be able to get all of the product to because some of it is stuck in the applicator. Although Maybelline claims it to be antibacterial, I highly doubt it in the long term because it gets exposed to air so frequently and eventually, the antibacterial factors will wear off.
Uses: This is meant specifically for the eyes and dark spots, not acne/blemishes. Even though the applicator is not sanitary, it is completely safe for under eye usage because your under eye area has no pores to clog. Anywhere you use it is fine as long as that area is not prone to breaking out or has pores. If you must use this to cover up blemishes, pat this on the back of you hand, then apply it. However, I can assure you that there are far better concealers for blemishes on the market.
Performance: Fantastic on the under eye. Great build able coverage, considerably long wearing, minimal to no creasing, and it looks and feels very natural.
Overall, I recommend this concealer to everyone with dark circles. The packaging is really the only main issue, but we can survive that.
I live in Mexico and this stuff is pricey!!! I use the Neutralizer for my under eye circles. I am NC30 in MAC.
CONS OF THE PACKAGING:
-It have a stupid packaging and we all agree! It is stupid in all ways!
-Asponge-y applicator? Come on! how un hygienic is that!
-It doest matter how much you twist the thing-y... it will NEVER, EVEEEEEER extract the entire product. A lot of it will go to the trash.
CONS OF THE REAL PRODUCT:
-You dont have a lot of play time with it, you have to work with this kind of fast, otherwise ot will stay in place and wont move. (at least in my case)
-No photo-flash friendly at all, at least the Neutralizer will give you a white cast.
-It neutralizes my eye area reeeeeally good!
-It doesnt crease at all
-You just have to use a tiny bit to make it work
-It last me about 8 hours
-The consistency is good, soft and smooth
-The sponge applicator is stupid but at least they made a pretty soft one!
This is a medium to full coverage concealer, it concealed my dark circles without looking cakey. I it lasted me 8 hours without creasing. Only if i looked close i could see creasing nothing to noticeable. The application is rolling a built in sponge under your eyes and blending it out. I do worry about the build up of concealer in the built in sponge. Over all medium coverage and smooth product.
I have really bad dark circles and have been searching for concealers that can help with making the area brighter and to cover the dark circles well. I got this and it did the job! Really did look like it was erasing the dark circles and it doesn't cake up or anything. I only use the neutral one and not the one thats specifically for brightening.
One negative thing is the packaging. It seems like product can be wasted and I'm a little iffy on the applicator because of the transferring of germs (even though it states it's anti-bacterial). But I always have my face clean whenever I apply this so it isn't really such a big issue.
Overall, great product!
First I am going to say that while I do love the sponges tip, I had a hard time opening the cover for the first time. It was an embarrassing struggle, lol. But when I finally did open it and unused it I hated it the first time I used it. It was too "wet" for me, I usually prefer a thicker concealer. I used the last of my old concealer and used this one morning before work and I was actually quite pleased with the long term result. It doesn't cake up at all under my eyes. It never defines the "creases" under my eyes. It has pretty decent coverage and I find that it's easier to blend. The "wetness" if it doesn't bother me anymore. This concealer makes me whole face seem brighter, my dark circles are pretty bad. I do live this product and I will continue to use it.
I bought this concealer months ago. I still have a bit left. This product is great , and the next time I go to a drugstore , I'm going to pick another one up. I don't really have wrinkled or dark circles under my eye, but on days I don't get much sleep , this concealer minimizes the lines.
I find this concealer to be fairly decent. When applying it, for me it goes on with enough product. After applying under my eyes, I blend it out with a wet Sonia Kashuk blending sponge, and set with powder. The biggest con to me is the limited shade range. I bought this in the shade honey, and it's pretty light on my NC45 skin tone, if you want to compare it in terms of Mac Cosmetics shades, so for anyone with a deeper skin tone than that, it may not work for you.
I really love this concealer.. I find that it does give me just enough coverage to help with my dark circles.. it doesn't totally erase them, but compared to thicker ones that do I prefer the feel and texture of this even if its giving me 95% coverage rather than 100%. I also like how moisturising this feels, which when you reach 30, like me, matters. It also doesn't emphasise any under-eye lines - so long as I don't over do it and apply a ton. I have used this now for over a year, having friends bring it over from the US for me, so I am super pleased it have finally reached the UK!!
I cant believe I've been using this for as long as I have without writing a review on it lol. This is hands down the best concealer I've ever tried for the under eye area and I have tried a shit ton. I've tried heavy thick concealers, lightweight concealers, yellow/peach toned concealers, high end, drugstore, correcting/brightening concealers in the past to hide my bad hereditary under eye circles and this is the only concealer I've found that 1) covers my dark circles completely 2) stays all day 3) doesn't crease on me and 4) brightens, all at the same time. plus it blends into my foundation amazingly (I use shade "light" idk if that will help anybody). I agree with everyone else in that the packaging sucks and is very unsanitary, but in my opinion the concealer is good enough that I can overlook this. Im almost done with my third tube and will always repurchase unless I happen to find something exactly like this with better packaging
I hate the packaging . I'd rather just put the product on my hand & then put it on under my eyes . I had a hard time making the concealer come out b/c of its packaging at the beginning . But it's a great product so far . Just had it for a day & I compared it to my pervious concealer & was it different . This made me look less tired, yet the other side of my face you could see the dark shades of my eyes b/c that concealer wasnt as good as this after testing em both out .