Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer

3.5

176 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 7/5/2010 5:37:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Wonderful product. I used to work for Clinique and used this on almost everyone in the undereye area. It is great if you have dark shadows, lines, and a great base that is not marketed as a base. It has optical diffusers that really put a soft mask over your imperfections. I love it, and I swear my complexion evens out so much, when I use this all over. It's great to use as a highlighter too mixed with some gold for shadowing. The lasting power is great and it doesn't settle or feel slimy on your skin.It's a little pricey, but I think that a great concealer and foundation deserve to be pricey, because that's the foudation for great makeup! The foundation that you build is that platform for the rest of your products.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was in Sephora a few days ago and the SA was helping me with finding a good concealer. She recommended this, and put it on under my eyes. Perfect match for my skin tone and covered my (horrible, very dark, hereditary, but not puffy) dark circles fairly well. However, when she put a little on my cheek to make sure it would blend in with my face, it immediately started oxidizing. She was the manager and she said she had NEVER seen something oxidize that darkly on someone's skin. It went about three shades darker than what it was supposed to be! Also, within a minute, my skin began to get red and develop little bumps under it. Thankfully, she took it off right away. I would NEVER recommend this to someone with sensitive skin like mine. Also, test it in the store to make sure it won't oxidize horribly on your skin.
Side note: I gave it a low packaging rating because I think concealers with wands are quite unhygienic.


on 6/15/2010 3:05:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Im sorry but i absoulutly hate this product with a passion. First of all the lightest shade is waaaaaaay to dark and yellow toned. You can totally see it through my powder and it gives pretty much no coverage. It doesnt cover dark circles well either. i think im gonna go burn mine.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/6/2010 10:44:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other

Eyes: Black

This sucks LOL. No matter how much I moisturized my eye area, no matter what I did, it managed to cake up and flake and look terrible. It didn't cover anything I wanted it to and dried my eyes area. Would not repurchase. Disappointed in you Clinique!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This concealer is exactly like the covergirl's. They're both pink based, which doesn't work for my yellow NC25 Asian skin. Since this didn't work out for dark spots I tried using it for undereyes.
It's blendability is okay, but it doesn't smooth out lines! I have very tiny wrinkle underneath my eyes and when I put this on it gets super noticable! Forget finishing it with powder in hopes of matching it to your skin. The coverage is crap, it turns my undereye circles dark pinkish. I get better coverage from my foundation.
If you have pink undertones this might work, but seriously the covergirl one's EXACTLY like this and much cheaper. Just be careful if you have undereye wrinkles because it does not smooth it out.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Like the name suggests, the Line-Smoothing Concealer smooths over lines using a special bridge technology. I use this for touch ups over my existing makeup and it doesnt cake nor crease. Really amazing stuff but the shades are pretty limited. 03 Moderately Fair is too fair for my dark circles (creates reverse raccoon look, not pretty) but 04 Medium is way too pink and dark. I end up having to mix the both of them to get a correct shade.


on 3/14/2010 5:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE this product! The first concealer I've ever bought and fell in love. I have so many acne scars and this concealer covers them up so well. Sorry for the other guys and gals that don't have the perfect shade for this product but I found my perfect shade. This item blends very well and doesn't sink into the 1-2 premature wrinkles (that're clearing up!) I have under my eyes. Best of all, it doesn't feel heavy on my skin and doesn't break me out.
Buying again and soon!


on 1/15/2010 4:19:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I had high hopes for this concealer because I use to like Cinique products very much. Unfortunately it disappointed me Ė itís heavy and sticky, the shade is too dark for me (I use Light) and it is very visible when I set my face with powder. Also, when I try to conceal imperfections it tends to dry them out so it makes them even more visible.

When it comes to undereye circles Ė it gave me horrible eye lines and the coverage is not so good either (I have quite dark undereyes), it tends to darken even more when I put it around eye areas. Still, it reflects light nicely but thatís about the only nice thing I can tell about it.
Will not repurchase.


on 1/3/2010 2:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

First off: the unsatisfactory color selection. I was bikini-clad on a California beach a while back, and some random guy walked by and exclaimed "Damn, that girl is white!" If a Clinique rep had been next to him, she would have nodded in agreement. The lightest shade in this concealer (02 - Light) is too dark. In basements and bars it looks great, but in bright light or outside, it's obvious that it doesn't blend well--you can see little beigy spots on my face where the concealer is. Shade 03, "Moderately Fair", looks even darker. What I need is a shade 01, which is mysteriously absent in this concealer (I have never been able to find it anywhere). Why would they start with 02? Please, Clinique, some love for us natural-born goths?

Second: the performance of the concealer itself. It works pretty well. When I dot it on and pat it in over moisturizer, it seems to go on flawlessly. I like the moderate-to-full yet smooth consistency. It does not fully disguise splotchy redness, but it makes it look better. The main problem is that it doesn't work so well on areas larger than a spot. If I try to cover my nose with a light layer and set it with powder, it seems to grab onto the powder somehow and bunch into lots of tiny speckles, through which you can see the redness I was trying to conceal. Without powder, it rubs off and settles into lines. So, I just skip my nose and use foundation there. Bottom line: it's better as a spot concealer.

Also, I love the tube and applicator. Very convenient and easy to dot in and blend (by patting) with my little finger. No need for a separate brush.

Overall, I like it and it is one of the best formulas I have used. So sad that the shade is wrong for me. I will keep using it until it runs out because I prefer beigey spots to splotchy redness, but I will probably not repurchase when I run out, unless Clinique decides to make this in 01 - Fair.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 12/16/2009 11:51:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love. One of the only products I come back to again and again. I use this for under my eyes and even though I don't need to really smooth lines I find that it does an excellent job at hiding dark circles. It also is not noticeable at all (I have the lightest shade). It stays put all day and the best part is that because of the line smoothing feature it seems to not crease or make under my eyes look crepe-y. Would recommend for any age and any skin type.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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