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Concealers - Skinfood - Salmon Darkcircle Concealer Cream

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rated 3.9(56 reviews)

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/1/2014 9:20:00 PM More reviews by tamedDOLL

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown


I am NC 30 in MAC, and have used NW 25 concealers for my under eyes. This shade gives me the slightly highlighted under eye look(I prefer exact skin-tone), so if you are beyond NC 30 or NW 25, the shades will definitely be too light for you :(. I think the second shade would be perfect for a NC 25 skin tone. This concealer gives light-med - medium coverage, but it does have a brightening effect. You also get a lot of product (10g), and I thought 7g of MAC's Studio Finish was crazy! I was looking for a more affordable dupe for the Tarte Maracuja Crease-less concealer (fav under eye concealer!), and its quite similar in terms of texture. This one doesn't have as much coverage and staying power. Personally it doesn't crease on me, and I love the dewy finish since my under eyes are sometimes dry. Overall I really like this concealer, but the one thing I hate is that there is added fragrance. Really unnecessary, especially for the eye area.. I have sensitive skin, so I will update if it irritates my skin.

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rated 3 of 5 on 11/11/2014 7:46:00 AM More reviews by NovemberUnderground

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I received my salmon concealer today. I purchased it on Ebay and I think it's really cheap for the amount of product you get.

I'm MAC NW 20-25 and my dark circles are brownish. I chose the lightest of the two shades and I regret it :( the color it's a very light peach... I think shade 2 would look better on me as it is more orange and dark.

Anyways, I applied the salmon concealer with my finger pressing it. I don't have many lines on my skin as I'm 23 years old so it glides nice on me. After that I added my NYX HD concealer in shade 04 beige and I set it with powder. That combo worked pretty well for me but I wish I had bought the darker shade of this concealer.

TIP: if you want to cover dark circles even if your skin is light... go for the second shade! It will look orange on you, but then with the concealer or foundation you'll get your natural skin color and it will highlight the area.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 11/6/2014 9:32:00 AM More reviews by BriddaBella

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown

I have been obsessed with Korean cosmetics and the Skinfood Salmon Darkcircle Concealer Cream is supposed to be one of Skinfood's best-selling products, so I was curious to try it out.

The concistency is creamy and blends very easily into the skin without leaving it dry making it a great under eye concealer. I always use primer before I apply makeup on my face and I haven't had any problems with this concealer creasing or settling into fine lines.
On top of that it's long lasting and I don't have to worry that it will fade during the day like some other concealers do.

There are two downsides about this product. The first one is that there are only 2 shades to choose from and the other problem it the packaging. I don't like pots because I feel like the concealer gets dirty quite easily and I would have prefered it in a tube, but I guess that's a personal preference.

All in all this is a great concealer that is worth the money. It's very pigmented and a little goes a long way. I would definitely purchase it again.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 11/6/2014 8:11:00 AM More reviews by triotrio

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue

The main problem with this for me was the colour. It basically corresponds to the "Peach" shade of the Bobbi Brown corrector. Unfortunately as BB knows, there'll be a lot of pink-skinned women who need a pinker corrector, hence their "Bisque" shade. Like me.

So this was too orangey on my skin and I couldkn't make it work. Shame, as you get a ton in tne pot and the consistency is a bit kinder on fine lines than the BB. I gave it to a friend with warm undertones.

I suspect that the 5-star reviews are from people who match the colour well.

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rated 1 of 5 on 11/6/2014 7:51:00 AM More reviews by MissVanity

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black

I had to write my review because I bought this because of good reviews here and I don't want other people to make the same mistake.

For reference, I am NC15. I have a really bad purple dark circles under my eyes and almost nothing can cover them completely.

Having said that, this product does not even come close. It has a very creamy and sticky consistency and it's not easy to blend without moving it all over. You have to set it with powder otherwise it will look shiny and strange. I tried using it as a corrector and applying another concealer on top but that did not work either, all I got was a cakey mess.

I will not repurchase and I do not recommend it if you are serious about concealing your dark circles and if you have real dark circles and not just faint shadows under your eyes.

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rated 3 of 5 on 9/7/2014 1:41:00 PM More reviews by xxxcarol

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other

As anyone who has dark circles knows there's almost nothing that can cover them completely and still look natural. First, I decanted a small amount of this into one section of a Japonesque fill-it-yourself palette, because there's so much in this jar (in fact I did this with all of my different concealers). The palette came with a tiny brush that I love, and what I do is stand back from the mirror a bit and focus on dabbing this just on the dark areas. I find the circles are different with each eye, so just patting it all over underneath doesn't really work. This product is very creamy and with too much blending it just comes off, but I find it "melts" into my skin if I leave it for a moment and then needs very little blending. Just the lightest tap tap. The circles are not gone, never gone, but this does brighten and soften and tone them down. It wears off though, and since I'm older powder under the eye isn't the best idea. Maybe primer would help, but I try to keep things simple. This is better than anything I've ever tried for the dark circles, but still has it;s shortcomings.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/2/2014 1:46:00 AM More reviews by yxbaska

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

The Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream is actually one of the best concealers I've tried. I mainly use the product to lessen the appearance of my dark circles and sometimes the redness around my nose including acne scars. The product works moderately well on dry patches, redness, and scars.

The concealer is creamy and easy to blend. It additionally does an excellent job for my severe dark circles (with 2 layers), but only serves as a temporary solution since I would need to be reapplied about every 3-4 hours. The concealer may wipe off if you touch your face so I recommend using powder over it. Despite getting shade #2 (comes in only 2 shades), the concealer cream does run in the lighter skin tones.

Despite the small size (10 g), this concealer lasted for a year in my case. The cream has a dewy finish since the "Korean skin trend" is to have a glowing face. In fact, it has a more dewy finish than my BB cream (Etude House Precious Minerals). Applying powder foundation does lessen the dewy appearance.

One of the 'cons' is definitely consumer unfriendliness accessibility of the product. You may use a brush for application, but I recommend applying the concealer with your ring finger for a smoother appearance. You'll definitely have to wash or wipe your finger well after application.

I brought the concealer with me to the park on a hot sunny afternoon and placed it inside my purse. By the end of the day, I realized the concealer has melted and reformed itself in the angle it was placed. Months later when I started to run out, I placed it on the side for it to melt in my car and it had reformed in a tilted angle, therefore creating easier access for me to apply. It does not necessarily become bad since the product stills works regardless of the heat and reformation. I found that by "melting" the concealer, it made it easier for application.

I never experienced any break outs or dryness related to when using this product. The price of this item can be as low as $10 online. I purchased mines from Amazon and Cosmetic Jolse. Overall, if you like the dewy/glowing look and want to lessen the appearance of your dark circles while using a easy to blend concealer then this product is for you! I'm already on my second one.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/28/2014 1:47:00 PM More reviews by isabellayessi

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This is my correction concealer to even out my dark circles and use L.A pro concealer as my brighter I Have not had issues cakey mess . If you apply to many layers it will cake and that it says don't but it does . I have to order online from ebay USA vendors I don't recommend international for fact is longer wait time. if I buy korea makeup sometimes I try my best find USA vendors due to time and easy tracking I had issues from international vendor's taking 2 months so never order from ebay if I can support local usa business is better for our country.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/24/2014 10:28:00 PM More reviews by JennyTeoh

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

I have very dark circles and is very visible as my face is pale (yellow skin tone) . This concealer is more of a eye brightener . I would prefer using canmake waterproof concealer than apply skinfood cocealer on top . It's very helpful in brightening the eyes ! ^^ very lightweight too <3

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/22/2014 7:09:00 PM More reviews by bootyturtle

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I have hereditary very dark circles and have been using Benefit erase paste for years, but this beats that by far. First of all, the color of the Skinfood concealer (shade #1) is a much better match for me (I'm an NW20). I use the first shade of erase paste, but it's always been a little too peachy. The Skinfood concealer looks nearly the same color as erase paste in the little jar, but it's lighter once you've swiped some out, and much less peachy.

Second, it hardly creases on me. It settles into fine lines a bit, but way less than any other concealers I've used. The pigmentation and consistency are pretty great too. It definitely needs a setting powder, and it does have a pretty strong floral scent, but neither of those things have bothered me. It doesn't get cakey with powder, and I'm not sure it needs it for staying power, but it is shiny. This is the best concealer I've used for under my eyes.

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