Estee Lauder • Smoothing Cream Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Just horrible. It has glitter on it? I swear when I squeezed it out there is something sparkly. The texture is just rough, it doesn't blend. Defenitely won't repurchase. PS: got it in #03 Medium for HK$170 (US$22)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This makes my under eye area look grey and if I try to cover blemishes it's very cakey and unnatural looking. I don't think it's matches my skin tone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this product hoping it would be a great product to use under my eyes to hide dark circles and smooth fine lines. Unfortunately in this respect I have been disappointed. However for all other facial imperfections it has turned out to be an especially good product. It's very natural looking and up until now I've been satisfied to use it on bare moisturised skin. Even though its a let down with dark circles it's very effective at hiding those red/pink pin dots one gets when a spot is in its final death throes! I also found it does smooth out enlarged pores and can go on sheer to reduce faint red patches. For my very fair skin tone I've found shade 02 Light very natural looking without an overly pink nor yellow hue, I suppose you could say it has quite neutral undertones. It is blend-able and build-able. Packaging is good quality and hygienic. Not the cheapest product but a little goes a long way. I've not regretted my purchase at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the barely mauve, which is an off cast white with a very slight purple tint to it. I believe it is intended to help conceal dark circles, so I was looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately it was not concealing enough for me. I use a pink based concealer, that is light pink to brighten up my dark circles, and I find that color works better for me than this product does. This isn't a bad product by any means, but I have something better already. Worth a try though for dark circles.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
This is good stuff! When I mix this with a little eye cream (ROC) it applys very smoothly and doesn't crease! I have had two colors the first was the ivory, which at the time I thought was too light, but after getting a medium shade, they both work but the light was best. Topped with foundation, I think it works great!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I won't buy it again until they come up with some additional colors, preferably one that matches me well. Granted, I could probably buy two tubes of this and mix them together, but the lighter one that's similar to my shade runs a tad grey, whereas the one that I was initially matched with (Medium 3) turned out too dark and orange-y on me. I think it would've worked better if my skin had tanned a bit more, which is what it tends to do over the summer, but I can't see myself using this during the cooler seasons.
Even right now when my skin is tanner than usual, it still feels a tad darker than I'd like it to be. It also tends to fade on my oily skin by mid day, but that's to be expected. Otherwise, the texture is great; it blends into my skin really well and hides the redness around my nose area. It's not cakey at all and didn't crease on me. I love the fact that it comes in a tube. I think all concealers should just come in a tube, and for the amount that you're getting, you need only a little to get the job done. I just wish they had a better range of colors.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Was looking forward to trying this, but agree with the reviewers who commented that the color is gray. I got it in Light and the color has an awful gray cast to it which accentuates dark under eye circles, rather than conceal them. Ivory is the next lightest color, but has no yellow in it so I don't think that would work either. EL needs to expand their color range in this product!! Too bad, because the consistency seemed nice and it was easy to apply, plus I liked the squeeze tube. Can't speak much to creasing, etc. as I only used it one day due to the awful color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
What a brilliant concealer! Soft and smooth texture as the name implies,and goes on like a dream. Nice little tube makes only getting the exact product amount you need, so no waste. I like the fact there is no wand,so no bacteria is going into it and then getting wiped on your face again. It lasts for positively ages,as only a very small amount is needed. It blends invisibly into skin,and does not look heavy or cakey in the slightest. In fact it is undetectable,even under my eyes and in laugh lines. Covers dark spots and under eye circles well,and stays colour true. Stays put and doesn't wander. Highly reccomend this little wonder...I will repurchase again and again.... Love!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this concealer on a whim and I'm SO GLAD I DID! I am absolutely in love with this product. It is the only concealer so far that covers up the dark spots on my face (due to acne). Ever since I started using this, I've gotten compliments from family, friends, and co-workers stating that my skin looks a lot smoother and even. This concealer doesn't dry out my skin which I love, love, love about this. I personally feel like this has good lasting power, though maybe not the best. But a bonus for me is that it doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin! The only thing is that I don't ever use this for dark eye circles so I can't say how good of a job it does there.
For reference -- I am about NC30 and bought this concealer in Smooth Light. Initially, it looks a tad bit too dark for me but after I blend it out it's a pretty good match.
Overall, this is an excellent concealer that covers up my pesky dark spots and smooths out my skin. I definitely recommend!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Just on my way to buy my second tube because it's gift time at The Bay. So that means, I should review it.
Why do I love this concealer so much? Because it is the best I have ever worn. I need concealer under my eyes and this concealer does not crease - AT ALL! It gives you a flawless finish and is so creamy, I just love using it under my eyes and to cover imperfections. I bought my first tube in August of last year, so we are going on 7 months and I still have so much left but I need a lighter shade with the sunless Canadian winters. So I'm off to get #2 as I have #3 currently.
I recently tried All About Eyes concealer from Clinique and after a few hours, I was creasing and coverage was gone, I DO NOT have this problem with the smoothing cream. I am a fan! No reason to buy anything else. (MAC, Clinique, Lancome, etc.) Yes it's $26 but lasts for such a long time and is worth every penny.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My favourite concealer ever! Easily blendable, covers dark circles and blemishes. Stays in place all day. I am an NW20 and have got this concealer in light. Originally was going to purchase the double wear concealer but didn't have my shade in stock and so the sales assistant recommended this instead. Am so glad she did. I find the doublewear collection can be quite drying. Highly recommend this concealer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wish they made a lighter shade! The coverage is perfect and it lasts till you wash it off. I believe it's waterproof as when I put it on my hand before applying it takes a lot of soap and scrubbing to get it off. I use olive oil to remove my eye make up and it comes off fine. The little tube lasts forever! I used to buy Touche Éclat until it ran out stupidly fast.
Touche Éclat $40 for 2.5ml
EL Smoothing Creme Concealer $22 for 14.79ml
And IMO EL is better. Better staying power and better coverage.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Grey, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Amazing concealer! I don't have a problem with under eye shadows so I never use it for that but for the odd blemish it's absolutely the best thing I've ever found, renders them completely invisible and stays put all day once set with powder. A small tube lasts for ages too.
I'll use this forever :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
my HG concealer. i use this or select cover up by mac, this is better, i use it for special occasions, nights outs and so on, glides on top of foundation or sits under it perfectly, smooth like it says. will repurchase forever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Blue
Nice colour, but its a bit too thick and settles into lines. To get round this I dilute mine with other products (anything from high-beam to varous eye creams), and I love the result when I do.
I'm not going to rush out to buy this again, but under-eye concealers seem to be a difficult thing to get right and as I know I can get reults I like with this I may come back to it eventually.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I have a hard time with most foundations/concealers aggravating my hormonal acne. Its generally because they block my pores not because of the formula, especially long wearing ones.
I have used this for over 6 mths without problem, it covers well and lasts a long time. I use the lightest as I have very pale skin and its ok (see end). I will use this over any other concealer. I have a lot of redness/scarring due to my acne especially round my chin. This does a good job of camouflaging it but without looking terrible. Price is great as I estimate a tube will last me around 8-10 months - a little goes a long way.
The only cons are with this product is that I find it slightly drying and can cause flaking if you apply over a dryish area. Dry skinned girls try a sample just in case! Also it can oxidise slightly on me throughout the day but not to a bright orange, just off. Generally I can cope with these as my skin is just a nightmare with any other products.
My only wish is that Estee Lauder made a lighter version of this and the double wear foundation. Both are just a smidge too dark.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my HG concealear.
I've been using it for 5+ years and have never bothered trying many other concealers it is just so good.
I use #02 Light and this is the perfect concealer for my very fair skin.
This blends like a dream and really does concealer all kinds of flaws - under eye bags, pimples, acne scars etc.
Love love love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is very smoothing but the only problem was that it didn't have enough coverage for me. It light to slightly medium coverage. Moreover the color range was poor
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I would and have bought this product again. I completely agree with review below mine. Some things are worth the extra money and this is.
Plus, it's really not that expensive because the tube lasts a very, very long time. It's creamy but stays put. It covers wonderfully but does not cake and does not look fake or mask-like as some concealers do. I have some discoloration and some rosacea and this covers like nothing I have ever tried. I love love love this stuff and will never be without.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is good stuff. Since I use mostly mineral makeup for my foundation now, I don't use this as much as I used to, but it still comes in handy when I want a more finished look. Has a smooth (but not watery) texture and finish, and stays on perfectly.
Other than working great as a concealer, mixed with a dab of moisturizer, it makes a great around the eyes coverage. Also doubles as a shadow primer.
I don't spend as much as I used to on makeup, and have devoted my life to finding good quality lower priced products to replace all the HE stuff I used to swear by, but there are some things I would always consider splurging on. This is one of them!