La Mer • The Radiant Concealer SPF25 • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My first reaction to this product: WOW!!
Dark under-eye areas run in my family, and I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a little girl. No matter how much sun I get, water I drink, or sleep I get, they're still there. And, until now, nothing has been able to cover them very well (or at all). I'm very fair (NW 15 in MAC) and the Light color works well for me. I also get large zits occasionally, and this covers them up very well, to the point where they are almost unnoticeable.
Thanks to this concealer, my under eye area looks bright and flawless all day long. I can wear it all day without it creasing, and by all day I mean working at least 8 hours.
It's a bit thick, and somewhat pasty in texture, but with a good concealer brush it doesn't take long to blend in. After blending it a bit with my Bare Essentials concealer brush, I actually use my finger to make it blend more seamlessly. I set it with La Mer's powder in translucent.
The packaging is nice, even though I highly dislike the small brush it comes with. It didn't blend the concealer in at all, for me anyway. I like the little pouch that comes with the compact (the concealer comes in a compact with a mirror).
I'd recommend this product to anyone suffering from dark circles under their eyes, or acne!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Rather thick and pasty. I tried the lightest colour, as medium was already too dark. If applied around my eye area, sets soon into fine lines and "highlights" the tips of the small bumps of the sebaceous glands (normally visible only at very close range) on my under-eye area.. Not exactly the look i was aiming for. Imo, for the under-eye area, this concealer would have to be ''diluted" with a very good moisturiser underneath, otherwise I would fear it could be drying out the fine, thin skin, actually suffocating it, which I guess would be promoting ageing of the area.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the most expensive yet the best concealer I have ever used. If you are past a certain age and find that most of them sink into the "fine lines" around your eyes- or cake or disappear- please give this one a try....only if you are prepared to pay the exorbitant price. Yes there isn't much of a colour choice but the No2 Medium is perfect for my light-medium skin. I use a generous dab of Clinique All About Eyes gel first. Let it semi-sink in and then use my finger to press on the concealer then smooth it over with a brush. I've used the one that comes with it and I've used my own concealer brush and I've even used my foundation brush. It's easy to blend with any of them if I moisturise well first. I also use it on my lids under shadow..infact I use it all around my eye and it really helps brighten and make me look wide awake. It doesn't sink into my lines ( and believe me there are quite a few of them) and it doesn't budge until I take it off. It has a satin finish that looks like skin and is a great find if, like me, you are a fan of the no makeup look. The packaging is chic and judging by the small amount I have to use each time it will take quite awhile before I need a replacement......and I'll definately be buying this little gem again regardless of the high price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
One of the problems I had with this is I purchased the wrong shade. I got light which is extremely, extremely light. I can use it under foundation in the winter, though. When I apply this under my eyes it looks patchy and kind of flaky. It's dry and doesn't have a nice consistency that I would expect from La Mer. I do like that it has SPF 25, though. Basically I just use it as a highlighting cream eyeshadow under my brow at this point, and even then it doesn't really apply smoothly, but is kind of patchy, dry and flaky. I guess I would have expected more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was in desperate need of a new concealer, out of my Bobbi Brown in Light Bisque, I decided I wanted something a little more skin-like colored that could serve as over-all. After reading the rave reviews for the La Mer Product I decided to splurge on it as sort of a pre-Christmas present for yours truly, it was definitely one of those products that I had to go to the store and test for myself and the reason why it doesn't get a higher overall rating is the poor color selection. There isn't much difference between Light and Medium, the former is pink toned while the latter is yellow toned.
The product is super pigmented, comes in its own mini-compact with mirror and a small pouch to carry a mini-concealer brush. Considering it retails here for about €50 bucks and while I liked the mini leather pouch for the compact, I was unimpressed with the pouch for the brush, let's face it, after a few applications, you're bound to be left with a dirty brush pouch that while it may protect your bag, it will look unappealing (not to say unhygienic). I would have prefer that the brush would be kept inside the compact even if it meant that the compact would have to be slightly larger.
This concealer must be applied sparingly, its reflective properties have such an intensity that if you apply it with a heavy hand will leave a white cast around your under-eye area. After over 8 hours of wear and tear, I'm glad to say that this product hasn't set in any creases or altered its color in any way, although due to its consistency, I advise you to definitely apply an eye cream prior to application, but I guess it's already expected to do so.
I would love for this product to come in a wider range of colors because it definitely would have a public for it and although it seems like way too big of an investment for concealer, the fact that it's so pigmented will make it last more than its worth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchased this concealer under the recommendation of a friend. This concealer is amazing when used to cover and camoflage any undereye circles and/or darkness. I do not use the included brush applicator. I use my fingers to gently pat this concealer under my eyes.
This concealer does have the tendency to migrate into fine lines beneath the eyes, but using an emollient eyecream under this product does cease this issue.
I purchased this concealer in shade medium, which does create a "bright-eyed", well-rested effect. I also have used this concealer on my eyelids as an eyeshadow primer. The shade medium works quite well on my eye area, but it is too light to use on my face to cover any redness and/or blemishes. THIS CONCEALER RUNS VERY LIGHT.
This concealer is of a cream consistency and dries to a powder-matte finish. It lasts all day with no touch-ups required.
I plan on purchasing this concealer in shade dark for my face and will continue to use shade medium for my eye area.
At first I thought that $65.00 for a concealer was excessive, but the tiniest amount is needed for complete coverage of the eye area. I purchased this concealer in March of 2010, use it daily, and I have used approximately half of the product. I will never be without this concealer for my eye area.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Since it's a La Mer product I highly expected it to work wonders for me the way the eye concentrate and moisturizer did. But sadly I wasn't satisfied. The coverage was good though but it sort of creased on me. But I used my fingers instead of the brush coz I'm more used to that. I'll try using the brush next time coz maybe it might work for me. I'm still not giving up on this though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this as a concealer, but am using it primarily as an eyeshadow base. I apply it on my entire lid and it works as a highlighter on the brow bone and in the corner of my eye. It's also been working well as a base for shadow. I use a tiny bit of Urban Decay's shadow primer in the crease, and my shadow's been lasting all day. I use a small touch of it on my dark shadows, but don't use it over the entire area under my eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
At first I thought this was an HG concealer but I've changed my mind because it is thick and accentuates all the little crinkles under the eye AND in some lights the area under my eyes looks garishly white. In the morning it is a good match but later in the day I'll look in the mirror and I've got awful white circles under my eyes. I'm still searching....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is definitely one of the best concealers I've tried -- it blends wonderfully by itself and looks even better with a little powder. A little dab goes a long way, so even as pricey as it is, I know it will last a while. A downside that others may find is matching the color -- I'm medium-toned, I purchased the darkest shade, and it's still a *teeny* bit light on me.