Hourglass • Hidden Corrective Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
so this concealer is the real deal. i got the color pearl, it's light with pinker undertone for under the eyes. it does not crease at all. it covers well and comes in a very nice tube. it's not cheap, but it works well and has no fragrance which i like. It will replace my cle de peau -beige - for under eyes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I just picked it up today because I never have anything in my bag to touch up my face when i'm on the go.
Even though it's a "concealer" i used it as a stick foundation and 6 hours later, it still has staying power like as if I just put it on. Looks natural and evened out my blotchy skin and acne scars.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Day 2 wearing it, after a consult. I'm about an NC20, and have the Natural. On my skin, it effectively covers circles - offers good coverage and colour, and definitely better blendability than YSL's Anti Cernes or Laura Mercier's undereye pot, which both look dry, and settle more irascibly into lines, without more prep than I'm willing to do (lots of moisturizing & careful application). With this, there's a bit of creasing but it's fixable with one touch. Most importantly, the finish is natural-looking, under a range of light conditions. Like very much so far.
edit: 1 week or so in - ok, I'm loving this, for marks & pigmentation as well as circles. I have the foundation too, but most days am fine with just this on mentioned areas, + a powder.
edit2: maybe a month in now? Ok, still really like it for eye area (underneath & lids, in my case), but it's slightly too heavy & moves around too much for marks. Will probably go back to l'Oreal's Touche Magique for those :/
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Not worth the $$$$$. This may turn into a rant but how hard is it for a company to produce a product/concealer that stays put? We have all this technology and yet we can't produce a concealer that does what it says (ie conceal).
So, this is creamy and it seems stiff enough that it seems like it would stay where applied. Not true, I have had a little bit of a breakout. Applied my hourglass with my concealer brush. went to a drs appointment for two hours, came home and just about cried that I had been walking around with about three very obvious red pimples. Plain as day. Didn't even look like I had attempted to cover them.
Also, on some days I have a bit of extra redness around my nose and I use this. Again, doesn't stay. I set with powder, tried a setting spray, try primer, no primer. nothing.
Who are these people that create these products? Are they smoking crack while in production? Come on lets get it right people. It's 2013.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this concealer. I have slightly dry skin and I love how creamy and emollient this feels without being too "slippery." The pigmentation is great; it covers very well. I have never had any issues with creasing or with feeling like it was disappearing throughout the day. I apply it with an inexpensive E.L.F. takalon brush, which seems to work well. All in all, I think this is a great product that does what it claims to do.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I purchased this concealer in one of their new colors, Tan. I have neutral undertones in my skin and wear NC 25 to NC 35 in mac depending on the time of year. It is slightly dark for my skin right now, but I'm still able to use it without have a spot where I applied it so I plan on using this color year-round. I use this concealer for covering up blemishes and dark spots only as it is too dry in consistency (similar to studio finish concealer only in stick form) to use under the eyes. This concealer stays all day on my very oily skin, and it covers really well. It doesn't oxidize or come off as orange colored. I'd highly recommend it for spot concealing especially if you have oily skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Colour pearl my mac colour NC20.25. I use this daily so is that a sign it works mhhh not sure. The colour is good I like that its creamy as at 40 now my eyes are not as fresh as they were. I set with Laura mercier brightening powder and for me it stays all day doesn't seem to crease very much but I must add I don't have bad dark circles its more puffiness.
When I think about it seems good but I'm just not blown away. I also have Clinique airbrush which is good as well as armani all are good none are perfect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
so i gave into the hype of this concealer.. I have dry skin and i do moisturise it well but still found this concealer very drying on my and settles into the fine lines. It does brighten and its a thicker consistency compared to bobbi brown but i dont get the hype and i dont think its worth it. there are plenty of cheaper concealers on the market that will give a similar effect minus the dry texture.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was excited to try purchase this, I have used lots of concealers over the years Cle De peau being one of them. Just after my Cle de Peau, I bought bye bye under eyes from it cosmetics. I really was looking for something that wouldn't crease and after using the whole tube up, the search continued. After reading one reviewer claim that's this concealer is a lot like Cle de peau, I had to get it. Yes, it is slightly similar to cdp, but not at all alike. This stuff is way too creamy and the staying power is horrible, I get bad creases and because it's clay based, under my eyes are flaky looking. Now, I do realize how much I disliked the bye bye undereye, it is really creamy and greasy BUT my eyes don't look dry and it doesn't crease that much and it's pigmented enough. I may go back to that but this vs cdp, cdp is a little thicker and more pigmented and has better staying power. Oh and i forgot to mention, I did use a primer, most famously the monistat chaffing gel, that stuff works wonders with bye bye under eye, but not with this, it practically helped slide this concealor off. It's better for blemishes not underneath the eyes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have red so many rave reviews of that product (I do not have access to Cle De Peau one that this product is sometimes compared to but now I will definitely NOT be looking for it especially) that when Space NK in Glasgow started to stock this brand (I think it should be available in Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh by now but I am not 100% sure) I simply had to get it.
A friendly sales assistant helped me to choose the colour on the basis of my usually used concealer (Helena Rubinstein's Magic Concealer 02) and I went home with one in 'Neutral' which matches my skin under eyes and pretty much everywhere else pretty well.
I was expecting it to really glide on the skin and be very pigmented but I have to use quite a bit of it to hide my dark under eye areas and it does not glide at all, one has to pat it in also quite well so that it does not settle in the fine lines.
Overall it is not a life changing product, an elegant, small packaging (quite heavy and metal) makes it seem luxurious, but frankly it is not that much different from a Guerlain stick concealer that I used to use years ago (and liked it a lot) so next time I will not have to spend an hour on a train to get my hands on something like that.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have combo skin and have used almost every brand for concealer. This is creamy and non drying, perfect for under eyes. Very pigmented so you don't need much.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
good concealer but not the best for under eye. definetly not worth $43. will not repurchase .
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This concealer has by far, the best consistency for undereye concealing. The formula is super creamy and blendable, yet does not feel heavy or settle into any fine lines/wrinkles/undereye creases. The product dries to a somewhat powdery finish, and does not require an additional powder over top (although some may want to use a brightening powder, such as Benefit powderflauge or some other finely milled powder).
I love the tube style packaging, as it is very convenient for travel and application is a breeze. The packaging is heavier in weight and has a luxurious feel to it---much like my weighty Armani mascaras.
I do feel like the price ($37 CDN) is quite hefty but I can definately see where the quality is in this product which makes me justify the price. While I know that they have expanded their shade availability, I would like to see some salmon/peach toned concealers offered for those who require more color correction rather than just brightening. If I have some really heavy dark circles, I will apply a thin layer of Laura Mercier concealer which has a peach tone, and then this on top as the finish of this is much better. I have two shades, Pearl and Natural. Natural works best for my darker summer skin, while Pearl works best on my pale winter skin. (MAC NC20-25 winter, 25-30 summer).
I recommend this to those simply for the formula, as it is something everyone who has ever used a dry concealer and hated it, will greatly appreciate. If you have the disposable income, go for the plunge, I'm sure you won't regret it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I would like to start by saying that my undereye circles are probably among the worst ones this universe has ever witnessed. They're very dark, kind of greenish and grey and purple at the same time, and that's after a good night's sleep. It's impossible to cover them completely but Hourglass is doing the best job so far. I have it in Pearl which is a bit dark for me in winter when I'm pale, but right now the shade is perfect.
I love this product. It's creamy and easy to apply, pigmented but not very thick. The result is very natural, doesn't cake or crease. This concealer is also good for hiding small imperfections around my nose where most concealers start sliding after a couple of hours but Hourglass stays... stays... stays... The staying power is crazy good, really. I also like the packaging, it's very beautiful and elegant, and I like applying stick concealers more than those in a jar.
I use this together with UD 24/7 Concealer Pencil for the best results, but I'd definitely choose Hourglass if I had to live with only one concealer for the rest of my life. I don't even feel like complaining about the price, it's really not that bad if you're as desperate as I. Go buy it, it's lovely!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have been through so many concealer brands lately and I'm so glad I finally decided to try this. Doesn't crease on me and covers very well and lasts. I love it!! It can also be used for undereye and face, which is what I was looking for. I have this in fair and it works great for my nw/nc 20 skin. I like my concealer a little on the light side.
Update: It has caused my eye area to break out and I am so sad. I will have to go back to tarte under eye corrector.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Like a previous reviewer, I switched to this from Tarte's undereye concealer, which is super greasy. I've come to accept that there is no concealer that will give me a flawless, airbrushed-looking under-eye area..but this is definitely the best I've found so far. I dab it on in layers and pat it in with my finger and it doesn't crease up on me. It has a smooth application, not cakey at all. It has a magical brightening effect. Most concealers either color correct or brighten but this really does work overtime on my circles. By the end of a 9 hour day, it didn't turn any funky colors or crease up like crazy. I'll definitely be sticking to this for a while.
Edit: It's August now, and I'm still loving this! It still works great for the under eye, but I've now taken to using it to shape my brows which is works AMAZINGLY for. I use it for both areas every day and its lasting FOREVER. This is officially a staple!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've wanted to try this concealer for a long time, and decided to purchase after finally searching in store. It was a difficult shade selection decision because there were only 3 shades available (note that now Sephora has added shades online). I am roughly NC 25 and chose shade sand. Warm seemed more orange and pearl was a light neutral shade. Usually, I would have purchased the lightest shade but in this instance I chose Sand hoping it would provide better correction coverage and I could brighten on top of it. I am not 100% sold on the shade, however the formula is well done. Very creamy yet lightweight, unlike many other popular creamy concealers out there with thick textures (erase paste, BB, LM). I rub the concealer directly on my fingertips to warm the product a bit and place on my under eye area, around the nose, and chin. The best thing about this concealer is that it does not crease, which is what I've always searched for. I feel some of my other salmon toned concealers do a much better job of correcting, but the way this melts into the skin is superior. I will be taking a look at the expanded color selection when it becomes available in store. This is also quite pricey but I feel that Hourglass uses very high quality ingredients and leaves out cheap fillers and chemicals.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have been using the Cle de Peau concealer in Beige for years, but based on numerous positive reviews and how much I love the Hourglass foundation and TM, I had to give this a try. And I'm certainly not disappointed! I purchased the Hourglass Hidden concealer in Pearl. This shade is pretty close to CdP Beige (perhaps a tad warmer and lighter though). IMO, Hourglass outperforms CdP as an under-eye concealer as it has a silkier, more moisturizing consistency. To cover blemishes, however, I still use the CdP. As far as the price goes, both are comparable - CdP costs $70 but you get 5g of the product, while Hourglass costs $32 and you get 3.5g of it, plus, being more sheer you need more of the Hourglass concealer to cover dark circles than you do of the CdP one. The bottomline is that they both end up costing more or less the same and I loooove both products and need both of them, too. I'll certainly repurchase again and recommend this stuff highly!!! Did I mention no bad stuff such as parabens to be found in this concealer? That's another great thing about it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I just purchased this the other night on the advice of a Sephora SA. I must say it is creamy and does a good job of hiding circles. Mine are not that severe, but with travel and little sleep, sometimes they look bad. I switched from the Tarte. That was way too greasy. I like the matte finish, but not dry. This is pricey, but will last. I gave it 4, because of price. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the first concealer that has actually covered my dark circles, and hasn't felt gross and cakey doing the job. I have used everything and anything from estee, ysl, mac, smashbox, clinique and bobbi brown. This one is by far the best. Why?
a) it covers dark purple under eye bags, and still manages to look as natural as a concealer can
b) the vitamin e must work wonders, i feel as if my eyes are less puffy the more i wear it
c) the texture is great, it isn't too liquidy nor is it too thick..it meets in the middle of the two
d) it may be 37 (in canada) but it lasted me 7 months!!! well worth it.
Tip: hold it in your hands to warm it up before use, it is a lot easier to apply
The only con to hourglasses concealer is that it only comes in 3 shades.