L'Oreal • Visible Lift Serum Age-Reversing Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the best concealer I've tried in a long time. I've been using the Rimmel Perfect Matched based on its awesome reviews on MUA, but this is far superior for my dark circles. It doesn't settle into my fine lines and it doesn't budge all day - seriously, I put it on at 6am and it's 5 and still looks great. It does crease a little bit but I just dab a clean finger on those spots and they blend away without wiping off the rest. I have really bad dark circles and I'm not sure I'll ever find anything that covers them completely without looking cakey, but this certainly comes closer than anything else to camouflaging them without looking terrible by the end of the day. I will definitely buy this again and am so happy I tried it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this on accident, almost returned it but decided to try it anyway and am glad I did! I ran into the store to repurchase the L'Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer Pen which I keep in my purse for touch ups since it's a lighter coverage concealer. I wasn't paying attention and grabbed this instead lol (Hey L'Oreal, the packaging of this & the Lumi are too similar!) Anyway I got it home, read a few reviews and decided to keep it. Tried it for the first time several days ago and thought it would be very similar (coverage wise) to the Lumi one so I applied a good bit of it and when I began to blend I quickly realized that this one has wayyy more coverage so I ended up with the "reverse panda eye" effect (not a good look BTW) But I was excited that it was a fuller coverage concealer though because I have VERY dark under eye circles, always have (genetics I assume?) and am always looking for that Holy Grail concealer for my under eye area. So when I tried it the following day I just dabbed on a very small amount, blended, and wow it was perfection! Covered ALL of my dark circles really effortlessly which is not an easy task. I've never been so pleased with a product that I didn't even mean to buy! Lol ;)
For reference I'm almost 31 with very pale (between N10 & NC15 in MAC), oily/acne-prone skin, and dark, purple undertoned under eye circles. Since my dark circles are very purple toned, I've found that concealers with yellow tones seem to cover them best, and the "Fair" shade of this Visible Lift Concealer Pen does indeed lean yellow which is yet another difference between it and the Lumi Pen - The Lumi's Fair shade has more neutral undertones that lean more pink (which is why it works better for touch ups for me personally).
Overall, I'm super impressed and can't believe I haven't seen more raves regarding this concealer! I think it's really great quality.
My ONLY gripes are the packaging & price.. I got it at WalMart which is always the least expensive place in my area for drugstore makeup but paid just under $13 USD which is definitely on the high side for a concealer. Granted $13 doesn't break the bank, but I'm not sure if I've ever paid that much for a concealer that didn't come from Sephora before! &Next, the packaging - These "clicky" pens are just not ideal for me. I like that they're travel friendly and sleek, but that's where it ends. I can never seem to click out the exact amount I need without clicking out too much then I end up wasting some or making a mess *sigh* My Maybelline Dream Lumi Pen actually wouldn't stop clicking and was pushing out concealer when it wasn't even in use (I had TWO of them that did this!) So I ended up cutting off the bristles and clicking all of the concealer out into a tiny travel tub and using a regular concealer brush to apply and that method works really well! If I end up having issues with this pen I plan to do the same. I'd love to see this in a regular concealer tube with the doe foot wand though! :)
Other than those two minor gripes I'm really pleased and DO plan to repurchase regardless of the price & packaging. This is one of the better under eye concealers I've tried to date, from any price point (drugstore or dept.store) & I highly recommend!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have dark circles that are pretty hard to cover and I was looking for a concealer that wasn't really expensive. I read some reviews on this and I'm so glad that I bought it! The coverage is great and buildable, it doesn't settle under my eyes and it doesn't wear off throughout the day. It looks natural and doesn't dry out. I wear contacts so sometimes I have to take them out and clean them while I'm at work, and this stuff stands up to my solution and me having to hold my eyes open with my fingers. I would prefer different packaging, but I can look past that. It also has skin care benefits which is always a plus. I'm pretty sure I just found my new favorite concealer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wanted a backup concealer to keep in my purse and needed it to be fairly cheap and pretty brainless to put on (ie. no complicated brushes or detailed steps). My mainstays are Cle de Peau and the Bobbi Brown corrector/concealer duo, but they aren't things that can be applied in your rearview mirror.
This L'Oreal click pen looked interesting, as this type of package usually has thin concealers that blend easily. I chose Light (I'm NC30) because Medium looked quite a bit darker and too yellow. When I first put this on with the brush, it looked way too light and pink -- ie reverse raccoon eyes. I was planning to bring it exchange it, but gave it another try. This time, I dabbed a bit under each eye, as del as on my dark spots. Then I took a concealer brush and patted it out. It worked quite well this way! It covers my hyperpigmentation, yet doesn't crease under my eyes. Unfortunately, this totally defeats the purpose of the click-pen brush. The problem with that applicator is that there's too much product left in the brush, and you can't get clean bristles to blend. I suppose if you click, then dab on all the spots you need covered, then go back and use the brush to blend without clicking more product out, that might work.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
About me: NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I purchased this in Fair, and I really like it for my under eye circles. It is less creamy than other drug store versions I have tried, but I feel I get better coverage from this than my Touche Eclat. I like how this color is pretty yellow (NC15ish), so it counteracts the blue circles well. Maybelline's version is nice and provides even more coverage, but with not as much luminousity, and the fairest shade is very pink, which makes my under eyes look reddish and less rested. So far, this is the best version of the under eye concealer pen I have found.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
What the heck is this stuff? Doesn't conceal anything.. Actually pools and makes me look worse :( there is not a big color variety either.. I don't recommend this product to anyone who really needs a CONCEALER not a highlighter
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I just picked up the light and medium colors not being sure which would work better and I'm keeping both. This stuff covers and looks super natural. because it actually provides some coverage and doesn't crease much. Plus it has a full spectrum sunscreen. The Visible Lift doesn't have very much in the container but at least I can see how much is left which I totally appreciate. Plus the colors light and medium seem to be skin colored.
I find I can use it lightly under the eyes over my eye cream and it covers my hyperpigmentation spots over foundation as well. So score !
I had finally run out of my Lancome click pen in the absolue from years ago and this Visible Lift kicks its butt.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I purchased the shade 'fair' which is the lightest shade available and a good match to my complexion, for reference I'm a MAC NC15 or Matchmaster shade 1. I bought this as it was rated in the 'best products' category by Paula Begoun and I appreciate that an SPF was included in this concealer as I'm a slight junkie for SPF. The fair shade I found to be neutral with slight yellow undertones, provided medium coverage, sets to a semi-matte finish and wears well during the day with only slight creasing. The only con I have is the attached brush as it seems unhygienic and gets very messy, I simply just snipe the bristles off and use my own brushes or fingers for application.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This concealers provides quite good coverage, a natural finish and full-spectrum sun block. I read about it on Beautipedia.com and agree with the positive review written there.
It sets up to a natural skin-like texture that works well for softening the look of small melasma areas, sun spots, and it covers blemishes extremely well; I definitley don't want the sun to hit such area, so the titanium dioxide is just another layer of spf for these areas- BIG bonus. I've not had hygiene or dispensing issues with most click-pen/brush packages, including this one; in fact, they are good for travel due to their size and non-messy ways.
I've had this a month, and I'm increasingly relying on it; sometimes I use it without foundation- just on dark areas, let it set up for about 10 seconds, then blend it in with a synthetic small brush, then set entire face lightly with powder and soft brush. The "medium" shade is a good match during the summer with my warm yellow undertones. Since it sets up pretty matte, it's best under well-hydrated eyes without a primer or other product underneath; it's really not one to slide around or shine, so priming under the eyes will only accentuate wrinkles. Under eyes is not my favorate place to use it- but I do in a travel pinch; it's REALLY good on other areas of the face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Got this in a swap and think it's excellent. Only thing is I got the "light" shade and it's a tinge too dark for me. The consistancy and coverage is amazing, IMO. I gave the packaging rating what i did because I HATE THESE STUPID TWISTY BRUSH TIP APPLICATORS!! Who's brilliant idea what that? I have yet to hear one person that actually prefers those things. So irritating and un-hygenic. Nastiness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
There has been a click pen concealers recently, so I picked this one up to see if it would be my new favorite. I found that for my personal taste, I do NOT like this! This product claims to give a lifted affect, geared more towards the older crowd. I am still young, but I do enjoy the lifted youthful look. I feel that this product did the exact opposite for me. I felt that my under eye area looked more old and droopy. This concealer set into the lines under my eyes. This product does not do what it claims at all. Do not get!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I Just bought this as recommended by Paula Beguoin on her website.
The product is fine, BUT the click pen is weird.
You keep twisting to get the concealer out; then I dot it on my dark circles, then pat with ring finger.
BUT, do you clean the brush??? seems you should, but then liquid will get wasted......
I don't know if I will buy it again due to sanitation cleansing issue.
NO instructions on L'oreal website, and no way to contact them via email. NOT good customer service IMHO
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Violet
visible lift serum absolute concealer is a concealer that blends smoothly under the eyes,or any part of our face.i got this in medium and light,both work great! It brings a nice brightness under the eyes! Love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Best concealer I've tried-tried a lot. Light matches my skin tone perfectly, it goes on thinly but is buildable (dries quickly, work fast) & I've had minimal creasing. Covers undereye circles great, & after I'm done with them, there's just enough product left on the brush for the redness next to my nose. Kinda pricey, but better than buying things that don't work as well . . .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
So I think this is the product I bought (judging by the photo and comparing it to L'oreal's website); like the previous reviewer my package is half gold, says L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute (in blue) and matches the website exactly except for the actual name...How odd. In a word, I LOVE this stuff. I have never been able to find an under eye concealer that 1. does not run into my eyes at the end of the day; 2. does not crease massively; 3. is capable of actually hiding my very dark circles. This does all three and more! I find it very natural looking, especially since with the click stick and brush I can apply it very sparingly and build my way up. Since I am incredibly pale, I generally have a problem using any salmon or other off-colored concealers under my eyes since it ends up looking a bit like clown makeup, so the fact that the lightest shade in this matches my skintone perfectly is very exciting (I know, I am easily amused!). It is very opaque and does dry fairly quickly so you have to be fast about it, but once on it stays with very minimal creasing as long as I apply powder on top. I was trying to use up the foundation counter-part to this that I bought a few months ago (color was off for me) for my under eyes but felt like I needed something thicker than the foundation could provide, hence I bought this. Overall, despite the fact that this is very expensive for a drugstore concealer, I will keep buying this as long as they keep making it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is L'Oreal's new concealer for the Visible Lift line. It looks like it will replace whatever Visible Lift concealer they got going (I think they used red in the last packaging). I got the product name from L'Oreal's website, which curiously is different than what is on the package. The new concealer tube is gold with the text "Serum Absolute" surrounded in blue. But judging by the L'Oreal website, the ingredients are the same and the only difference between the two is a smaller shade range. The new line shrunk down to four shades and it seems shades "fair/light" and "light/medium" have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Now, that's what I call progress. Hah.
It isn't radiant like YSL Touche Eclat, this product is strictly a concealer....in a portable brush wand. This concealer has SPF 20 (titanium dioxide 5.8%) and the coverage is lightweight and medium. I found it held very well under my eyes and around my creases with minimal shifting or fading (set w/ loose powder). My dark circles did need a few extra layers to cover them, which is why I call it a medium-coverage concealer.
And that's where my love ends for L'Oreal's concealer. I need AS much of this product to cover my dark circles and redness as any other liquid concealer out there, so why should I spend $12 for 0.05 fluid oz when I get the same coverage with (for example) Shiseido's Natural Finish Cream Concealer at $25 for 0.44 oz, which has over 8x the amount? Because it has an attached brush? Okay, I'll do the math for you. I'd have to buy $105 worth of L'Oreal to get the same product amount that I get with Shiseido.
It's a very decent concealer on its own. That's why I rate it a 4. Get it for the physical SPF too, but if price is an issue, check out Neutrogena's 3-in-1 concealer for eyes with SPF 20 - Titanium Dioxide (9.5%). You can get a 0.37 oz tube, a little over 7x the product, for a similar price.