Bare Escentuals • Correcting Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is okay (I used it to cover blemishes and discoloration, not under my eyes). The coverage is not fantastic, and I find that if I try to layer it, the first layer comes off. I also find that it comes off if I put setting powder over it. It doesn't last very well either. The plus side is that one container lasted me almost seven months.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This concealer is better than most I've tried, and I ran back and forth in Ulta the day I bought it comparing every one I could find.
It's smooth and lightweight, and so far it hasn't ever settled into the lines under my eyes. It is best with a finishing powder over it but it's not overly greasy, in my opinion. I've seen worse anyway.
I agree with a few others: I really could've stood to get more for my money, but then, you don't need much product to see results. In fact, I have a ridiculously sized zit that's covered with it right now and you'd never know if it weren't for the bump.
One other complaint - and I know it's a weird one - I am forever breaking my nails trying to get the compact open. The edges just slice right into them. But anyway...
All in all, it's an excellent choice if you want an undereye concealer and a blemish concealer in one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I decided to go to Sephora after a lifetime of trying to cover my SEVERE dark circles. They only got worse after having a baby. I spent a good hour trying out different concealers that I've heard good things about. Erase paste didn't cover, Boing left gray under my eyes, Laura Mercier was very cakey and Mac just didn't cut it. I used to use Bare Minerals and went over to the section and saw they had a new concealer so I gave it a shot. My first thought was "Oh this is nice." It was creamy and didn't settle in my fine lines.
Fast forward a day and I do my full face of make up, the circles are there but the darkness is gone. I've come to terms with the circles but I felt like it did a very good job at covering up the darkness. Not only that but it lasted me all day. Will definitely purchase again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to moisture and prime my face before I use this product. If not, it will become flaky and ashy looking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am quit picky when it comes to concealars. Only because I have picky skin and every one I try seems to either be too cakey or not enough coverage. I really like this concealer. It does a great job at concealing under eye circles and even blemished. You do have to use a light translucent powder under the eyes to keep from creasing during the day but nothing major. This product also lasts all day and doesn't cake up! You only need a little :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this... Works great with foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
Confession time: I've never been a fan of BE cosmetics but decided to give them another try after hearing rave reviews from my bestie about this concealer. My color match is medium 1, and the product comes in a tiny black compact that is quite nice & sturdy. I was so anticipating this product after hearing such great things about the coverage but it doesn't work for my skin. It's very sticky/tacky in texture and doesn't set completely even when finished with setting powder on top! I find the opaque finish really unflattering and it starts to crease and slide off my face after 2-3 hours :( I love the coverage, as it's very buildable and covers my acne scars fully...it just doesn't last! Won't repurchase & do not recommend to my oily skinned gals! I look like I smeared grease paint on my face after a couple hours, which is a look that I hate!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
For my dark allergic circles this covered nothing even with repeated patting and lightly blending. It also tended to cake for me, leaving behind those specks of powdery substance so not a smooth blend at all under the eyes.
I tried several times to use it and finally gave up, threw up my hands in defeat, wiped it off and got out my Lancome concealers which are far from the best ever but they beat this concealer by a mile.
I never tried this on blemishes since it couldn't cover a circle and I bought it for my undereye circles.
For my LLL skintone I bought Medium 2 and it was a good fit for my NC 25-30.
Note: This contains lecithin or soy so if you are allergic to wheat, gluten or soy beware.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this concealer. I don't have any major skin issues other than the odd blemish, so I can't speak for any heavy concealing/correcting that some other people might need. I use this along with the BM Matte foundation and I really enjoy the look of my skin. I used this under my eyes and didn't notice any caking, HOWEVER when it's applied heavier it does look a bit cakey after a full day. It really does not take a lot. For blemishes I lightly touch the brush into the concealer and thats it. I don't work it into the brush or anything. So, for really light non-heavy-duty correcting you might like this! Just remember that a little is really a lot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is just meh for me. The color match was nice and consistency was smooth and blendable, but coverage was less than fabulous. I don't like to layer my concealer on as it ends up looking cakey, so this is a pass for me in the future.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely LOVE this stuff and cannot be without it. I am very pale with yellow/olive undertones. I have herediatry very, very dark eye circles (under and above my eyes). I cannot go without a full coverage concealer. Now that I am also getting older I struggle with full coverage and not showing my eyes creepiness where some products settle into fine lines. I also have puffy bags under my eyes due to bad allergies (which also don't help my dark circles). I have finally found my HG routine to hide those dark circles, brighten my eyes, significantly diminish my bags, last all day, AND not make accentuate my fine lines/makeup settle into creases.
First use a good eye moisturizer. One that will completely be absorbed into skin but leave only a small amount of moisturizer feel left on it for just a few mintues before being competely absorbed, but not too much. I personally use Mario Badescu's Hyaluronic eye cream. I apply it to both the top and bottom eye area but not too close to the lash line or tear ducts (as the products heats like most products it can melt a little and run into the eyes causing watery eyes).
Second within a minute or two of applying my moisturizer I apply Bare Minerals correcting concealer (the creamy one) in light 2 (the one with warm undertones) with a concealer brush to make sure that I achieve full coverage but not too thickly.
Third I set it with the Bare Minerals pressed translucent powder (the Ready Touchup Veil). This powder is very finely milled and truly translucent. Being that it is pressed I am able to set the concealer more completely with the sponge. (Granted I replaced the sponge that comes with this with a cellulose round sponge for better application). This allow my concealer to set without creating a clumpy, chalky, creasy, creepy mess.
Final step - I used Bare Minerals Well Rested concealer and the Bare Minerals (of course any small, very fine size for precision application concealer brush will work). I apply the Well Rested at my inner corners and blend down my under eye area about a fingertip depth down. Then I apply a thin later at the ridge just below my bags to bring the thin area forward and blend it in somewhat but not too heavily. Just like the illusions used in art. Dark makes an object appear to recess, light makes an object appear to come forward. by doing this the size of my bags diminish significantly and some days (when my allergies aren't as bad) they appear to not be there at all after I apply my make up this way.
Hope you find this helpful!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Alright, so, I've been using Retin-A and it has caused my skin to get flaky in areas, but also has helped fade acne scars tremendously. This concealer is the perfect amount I coverage for my scarring and under eyes circles without accentuating dry flakes or under eye lines. I use tan 2 and it's an awesome match! I just put a light dusting of translucent powder over it and I look flawless but natural. Has not caused any breakouts after a week of using it, and I even fell asleep in it once. The staying power rocks, I work in a restaurant and it doesn't budge, I still look fresh at the end of a shift. Te price is a bit steep for the amount of product you get, but it really doesn't take much product to cover what I need. Love this stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I spoke with a woman at Ulta who recommended this product as a concealer for both over and under makeup. I have tried both, and would seriously consider returning it if I hadn't misplaced my receipt. I hadn't noticed it when she demonstrated its consistency due to the awful lighting in the store, but after a while I began to notice a cakey look under my eyes and especially when I applied this over red areas in my face.
I have tried this with a concealer brush, patting it in with my fingers, and even attempting to blend it with a damp brush as one Youtube guru suggested. This product doesn't seem to cover much (the dark areas under my eyes and on either side of my nose). It's almost as though it just disappears, and leaves a noticeably cakiness in its place.
It also does absolutely nothing for the redness on my cheeks and chin, either. Not only that, but by the end of the day, it has settled into creases under my eyes and around any blemishes I have.
All in all, I can't wait until I've used this up and can move on to something else. I might even just accept the loss and replace it with something that actually works for me. Hopefully others have had better luck with this product than I have.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a fairly good concealer if you pick the shade wisely. I bought the medium 2 but found it too dark for my skin. It is good for covering dark circles under the eyes and medium spotty areas. I wouldn't recommend using it to cover red areas since it tends to show through no matter what. It does become greasy looking though out the day. I do like that it comes with a mirror. I don't plan on buying this product again after I finish with it. I think I will go back to Smashbox concealers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Like most BE products my biggest complaint about this is that it is a terrible value. I was using Macs Studio Finish concealer, but recently realized that it was breaking me out. At about the same time this concealer came out, so with a little bit left in my Mac one I purchased this.
Actual Product (coverage and such)
I ordered mine and the first thing I noticed when I opened it up was that there were beads of moisture on top of the concealer. Once it cooled down those were gone, but I knew right off that the concealer was going to be a bit more slippery than the Mac one. The coverage is somewhat sheer, in my opinion, coming from the Studio Finish. Some of my acne spots won't cover no matter how well I pack it on. However, if you're just using it for some discoloration or faint acne scars (you know the color that is left behind after the blemish goes away) it would be sufficent. It also seems to come off after a few hours no matter how well I set it. Mac's Studio FInish definitely gives better coverage (it's more dense, so it sticks to the spots better and stays put).
It does not break me out or aggravate the acne that I already have.
I've had this concealer for two weeks and I've already hit pan! The Mac Studio Finish is 7g of product for $18, the BE is 2g for $20, and the Mac went a long way (this one goes a long way too, but not as long, if that makes sense). The packaging brags about this having SPF 20, but the Mac concealer has SPF 35.
I don't know anything about the ingredients really in either one, but I would say if you don't have acne-prone skin then pick up the Mac Studio Finish creme concealer instead of this one. I just can't see paying the price for the BE concealer. It's a subpar product with a high price tag, just like many of the BE products, that many of us who have sensitive skin end up having to pay.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I like this concealer for spot coverage, but not for under eye coverage. It is creamy and lightweight, and honestly, I tend to use this more than the foundation just because it feels less cakey. After going over the ingredients list: Alumina was not listed first, but Titanium Dioxide 15.0% was. And quite frankly, I believe that's more dangerous than Alumina. However, it's found in so many sunscreens and cosmetic products, if you really want to steer clear of it, you'd have to replace everything in your beauty pantry! I'd rather have the sun protection, myself. But if you were to go for a cheaper, less natural alternative, those products contain Parabens, which are suspected of being carcinogenic. So I'm going to continue using this product to stay away from the parabens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I recently purchased this concealer after reading a lot of good things about it online. I used it under my eyes for one day...nothing spectacular. Later that evening, I took a close look at the ingredients, and the FIRST item listed was Alumina. According to various websites, it's a neurotoxin at high doses. This concerned me greatly and I returned the product. I prefer something less hazardous when it comes to what I put on my skin. Knowledge is power, ladies. Cancer is far too common these days.