Estee Lauder • Uncircle Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
EL's Uncircle was also the best concealer I have ever used. I felt it provided excellent coverage (I have inherited very dark under eye circles) providing the concealer was "set" properly with a little powder.
I originally purchased it on the basis I had been told it was heavy-duty yet gentle enough to cover recent post-surgery scars from eye-lifts etc... hence I guessed it would cover my very dark circles whilst being as gentle on the eye area as possible!
Unfortunately, Uncircle has been discontinued in the UK for the past 2 years. The replacement I was advised to buy was EL's "Double Wear". However, I've found this far too drying for covering under-eye circles & it must have an awful lot of light reflecting pigments - in recent photos I have those dreaded white "halos" beneath my eyes!!!! Are there any other products out there with a similar consistency to the original Uncircle concealer? I've also tried MAC (too greasy not enough coverage for me), Benefit (too drying & too yellow for my skin tone), Laura Mercer (too drying), Chanel (too drying), Touche Eclat (good as a highlighter not a true concealer though), Clinique Airbrush (as before, this is a highlighter & not really a concealer!) to name but a few!
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This was my staple for years. It lasts a long time and I liked that it has spf. I've got terribly dark undereye circles and fair skin. But I started feeling like maybe a newer concealer would have finer particles or some other newfangled advantage, so I moved on. It pats on easily, but if the skin under your eyes needs to be exfoliated, it will let you know! Also, it can sometimes crease a bit by the end of the day. Or if you over do it, it will cake or smear. Getting it right, though, just a light touch in the right places, it was my HG.
Problem now is that I'm not as pasty white as I used to be (Asian skin with yellow undertones), and the next shade up was always too dark. I've heard they discontinued that next shade anyway? The lightest color, which I used to use, gives that reverse raccoon look if you have any coloring at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This stuff is worthless. It doesn't have a vast color range, doesn't have enough pigment to color purple under-eye circles, fades quickly, creases, and make the undereye area look old and dry. Save your $$$
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this concealer for years to hide my genetic undereye circles. My complexion has yellow undertones so the colour, light, matches well. The consistency is quite thick and very creamy and it provides excellent coverage. As with most heavy duty concealers, you need to make sure your eye area is well moisturised before applying. I use Dr Hauschka Revitalising Eye Cream as a base and this concealer goes on perfectly, blends easily and when I use Cornsilk Loose Powder to set, it looks perfect. It is a shame they only have one shade of this concealer which is 02 Light. When EL first brought this concealer out it came in three very yellow based shades. I also have 03 medium which I use in the summer but this shade has been discontinued. You get a large amount in a pot (3.6g) which lasts me a couple of years so for £14.00 this is a very good price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product had every conceivable quality a bad concealer would have. First off, it's way too drying for combination/dry skin, as a lot of concealers on the market today are, so it creased and made fine lines more obvious around the eye area. The skin color selection is too small to find the right color and the color base is too yellow. I had to use a lot of it to get good coverage, which made it look really obvious on me. Needless to say, I won't buy this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the best dark circle concealer I've ever used. It is yellow based, so it works effectively in covering the undereye dark circle. It gives a good coverage all day long and yet not cakey. For those who have very dry skin might want to mix it with eye moisturiser. Just gently pat using finger tip, no rubbing will do the job. However, remember not to apply around outer corner of eye as this can accentuate any fine lines. I just can't live without it! Will definitely buy this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is yet another product stolen from my mother's beauty cabinet. I haven't tried very many concealers, but between Clinique's City Cover compact concealer, Urban Decay's Jungle Cover, and MAC's Studio Finish concealer, Uncircle by far was the easiest to blend and looked the most natural. Coverage is moderate; I don't think this would be a good choice to cover major blemishes. But for undereye circles and minor blemishes, this works great. The SPF20 is also an added bonus -- the other two concealers I tried only had SPF15 protection. If only this weren't $17.50 for such a small amount of product, I'd buy this again and again. But since MAC's concealer costs significantly less and comes with twice as much product...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best undereye concealer I have found, although I would only recommend it for people who need a lot of undereye coverage. The consistency and color don't seem too appealing at first (yellow and kind of thick), but it really works. I find that it blends in well with foundation and matches the yellow tones in my skin really well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This may be the only EL product that disappointed me so far. Don't be misled by the name "uncircle"---it did nothing to soothe dark circles nor did it hide my dark circles well. And the texture is horrble: it's very hard to blend, especially when you have to apply it extra gentle on your fragile undereye area. Fine lines are definitely forseeable of prolonged use of this concealer because of all the tugging it takes. The only great thing about this product is its spf. But it's not cheap either---$15 as I remember. I will not buy this again.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I won't even take a look at this concealer if there's not soooo many good reviews about it posted in another beauty site. I don't really care for EL's makeup. But for the sake of the good reviews, I gave it a shot. Apart from the not so impressive packing, this stuff is brilliant!! Texture is just right, not too creamy nor hard to blend. Moisture enough to use undereye but won't crease easily. Color is natural to cover my dark circle. And SPF 20 comes with it is really a bonus. I have to admit I'm a not-so-persistant person who swift from brands to brands quite often but I'm still like this one fairly much. And the mystery for me is: how come I still can't see the bottom of it after 5 months using it almost everyday! LOL
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i think this stuff is amazing. it's not too creamy so it stays put, but it's not drying so it won't accentuate lines. the color is great. i have lots of other concealers but keep going back to this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is an excellent under-eye concealer. I have really bad dark shadows and this stuff really covers them up and makes me look wide awake. The fact that it is SPF 20 is also a bonus.