Almay • Bright Eyes Eye Base + Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Ok, let me start by saying that I like the color of this. It has a very unique yellow tone which not only hides redness, but also cancels out the purple/blue of my undereye circles. It's really great in that aspect.
HOWEVER, this packaging SUCKS. First, the brush tip is a pointless feature in a concealer in my opinion. It also tends to clog and release unevenly. I've noticed that sometimes you get this massive squirt of product upon normal squeezing.
Anyway, I suppose you could buy a small dish or some type of squeeze bottle from Sally's (or even Walmart) to empty this into, but that seems like a few too many steps. Not worth it really, considering there are concealers similar in color everywhere. :/
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I have been using this concealer on a daily basis for many months now. So far I have found that Almay products work especially well for me because of the pale shades, it can be difficult to find a shade light enough from other brands. The concealer is liquid and quickly dries when you dab it into skin, it covers dark circles very well and you can also use it on your eyelid as a base for eyeshadow and eyeliner. Like I said, I use it everyday and a tube lasts surprisingly long. I find that the concealer brightens the eye area and is light on my skin. Definitely recommend it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm pretty sure this has been discontinued in favor for the new Almay Wake Up concealer that looks exactly the same as this, but I love it! I got it in the shade Medium and it has the perfect yellow-peach undertones for my undereyes. It's moisturizing and has about a light-medium coverage. I do notice sometimes though that if I'm sweating a lot it feels like it might be burning, but I'm not sure if it's the concealer or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this concealer so much- I have recently been using Revlon Photoready Concealer, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it's been breaking me out- which it also isn't very good at covering up. I have repurchased this Almay concealer more than almost any other product I use and plan to buy it again very soon. While this concealer isn't the best for my terrible undereye circles, it IS the best at concealing spots and blemishes. For my eyes I use the CG and Olay concealer but it is useless for my face. Yes people- this concealer is very yellow toned, but you can see that when you look at it in the store, it's not like it's a surprise. I am very pale but with yellow undertones and most makeup for fair skin is pink toned so this concealer is like a gift from the angels for me. I use the lightest shade in this concealer and sometimes mix it with my foundation to get a better shade and coverage. It doesn't look cakey on me and can be built up for better coverage. The price is pretty great considering how much I love it. Packaging is meh, but I just squeeze the concealer out and use my fingers or another brush to apply and blend. I would recommend to anyone with yellow tones.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
When I first apply this concealer it matches my skin tone. Within a few minutes however it turns darker and into a more orange tone. Unfortunately thats not the look I'm going for in my under-eye area so I won't be getting this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ok, so I'm not crazy. Phew! The very day I got it, I could not get the product to even come out to drench or even semi fill the brush. I squeezed & squeezed...got out of my car because I was afraid it would shoot up to my brand new car's ceiling...and proceeded to squeeze some more. Finally, the product came through the brush in a glop. I am shocked. Almay, really? I am a fair reviewer, but there is no way I can give this anything but a 1. The product itself is ok, not mindblowing in the concealer department..I'm glad some people think so..but I have had better within the same price range. Extremely disappointed, ladies! ) :
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was hoping this would be something like touché éclat, but nay this is far from it. Consistency is runny and it really doesn't do anything in terms of coverage or brightening. Ok I take that last part back. It does brighten to a certain extent, but I still need to use a concealer underneath the product, which defeats the "+ concealer" claim, for me at least. Also dislike the packaging. I ended up unscrewing the top and squeezed the tube into a pot for the intended purpose of perhaps a highlighting cream. Well that little pot has been sitting in the back of my makeup cabinet for a couple of months now collecting dust. I give this a two because sometimes it's nice to mix with a foundation for a slight luminous effect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I guess it is so interesting to see what works for one person and not for another! I love this stuff and have probably purchased 5 tubes through the years. I does have a yellowish tint to it which is good for me to balance the bluish tone underneath my eyes. it is also is very moisturizing which I think another reviewer called oily. I get what she means except that for me this is great b/c my skin is so dry in the winter that i can use this on other spots on my face without looking dry and cakey. It does not make my eyes get all wrinkly or dried out looking. It is a great nuetralizer for post acne scarring and any active healing stuff on my face. I usually put a few dots of this stuff to bring down the redness and then can cover with a darker concealer of just blend with powder or bronzer. Works great! I dont hate the brush. It can make the concealer easier to apply b/c of the brush aspect you dont get heavy globs in one place. Unhygenic? I think everything I own concealer wise is not the most hygenic. Even concealer sticks get gross at the top. I guess a regular squeeze tube would be the most clean way to go, but I think that I have gotten used to using the brush on this one. A definite staple for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I brought Almay's"Bright Eyes eye base + concealer" awhile ago, I hadn't heard of anything good nor bad about this product and decided as it was on sale at the time to try it out. It was horrible to say the least, Oily, Yellow toned, and not long lasting at all!
I am going to list all cons below, I havent got any pros on this product.
- Doesn't conceal
- Oily/hard to blend into skin
- Was quite hard to get product out
- Unhygenic because of brush
- The product itself had a yellow tone to it
Overall I WOULDN't buy this product again, however I would try other eye primers/eye base concealers in future. It didn't reach my expectations at all, it simply added to the problem. I would recommend people looking at other eye base and concealer options and avoiding this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Although this is one of the only Almay concealers that has a fairly acceptable color choice for my skintone, I once again found that this is a concealer full of potentially irritating botanicals and extracts for the undereye area. As a result, I had extremely puffy eyes while using this and I also did not like the packaging of this odd squeeze-out tube. I would always end up squirting out too much product for how thick this formula is, and I was overall just not happy with yet another Almay product. I have since quit my interest in this line of so-called "hypoallergenic" options, and I actually find many more better-quality, non-irritating with Maybelline and Neutrogena brands.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It is orange or peachy, so it works well for tanned skin girls. If you have medium to fair skin it may be a little too orange for you. But it doesn't mean that you can't use it because you can use it as corrector and then put your regular concealer over it. I haven't notice anything about it reducing puffiness or dark circles. A squeeze tube would have been better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm on my second container of this stuff...and it works very well for me! I put on my foundation first, then I actually grab the brush at the end of this container and pop it out (make sure the bottle is facing up so the concealer doesn't run out.) The round plastic bottom of this brush has a bit of concealer on it so I dab it under my eyes in 3 or 4 spots each and then put another spot on the sides of my nose really near my eyes. Then I pop the bottom back into the container and put it away...then dab the dots to blend. I think it works very well! It's a little expensive in my book, but since my eyes are the focus of my makeup and I'm always tired, it's worth the investment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this product mainly because I wanted to cover up the veins, and dark circles that I have under my eyes. When I put this on, instead of actually masking, and concealing the problem, its more like a sheer cover is put on over it. While I didn't really expect this to do much for the veins, the dark circles were helped a bit more, and I did seem more awake. Overall, I'd call this product pretty average for me. I'll use up the rest of the product, but I probably won't be buying it again.
As a side note- I do like the packaging... or at least its concept. The little tube that it comes in has a brush at the tip of it. Its a cute idea, and it could have been a very self contained product. However, the brush itself doesn't help blend at all, and ends up just putting more product on, rather than finishing the job. I usually have to blend with the tips of my fingers.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Maybe as a primer but why would do that when others do better.
Useless as a concealer. cakey and the colors uch
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I got this to use as an eye shadow base. Pretty much the reason I got it is because it was cheap and I like other Almay stuff so I figured this would be good and it IS good. It is smooth, applies well and blends easily and it really does keep my shadow on all day without creasing or fading much. It's not the greatest thing out there, but it does its job. It would be better if it didn't come in that squeeze-tube brush deal. I never like this kind of packaging and this one is no exception. If you accidentally squeeze out too much, it gets wasted. You have to either wipe it off or just leave it on the brush and then it ends up getting the cap all mucky and gross. Also I never actually use the brush for application. I just squeeze it out onto my finger and apply it with my finger tip. So if they repackaged it, I would probably buy it again. As it is, though, I'll be looking for another eye base when this one is used up...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I generally like Almay products, but this one is just mediocre at best. It does go on smoothly and is easy to blend, but doesn't conceal as well as a stick, though it costs quite a bit more. It's also kind of messy in that you squeeze the product out through an attached brush which makes a mess. Overall not a product I would likely buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this concealer at CVS for a steal (aka 2.32) it was marked 75 percent off so I thought i would give it a try. I have a lot of yellow in my skin so the medium color is the perfect color for me. I have dark circles around my entire and this concealer does a great job at covering it up. I also use this to cover some of my old acne scars. It works well enough by itself that i don't need to use any foundation :) I have acne prone skin and I have not experienced any breakouts. The packaging could be better because it's kind of hard to control how much you squeeze out. But overall the conccealer is still great and i give it five stars. I would definately buy it again, even the normal price of 7.99 because it's worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Meh-nothing great here. This product lacks staying power. I will stick with my Cover Girl with Olay serum concealer for under my eyes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this before i read the reviews, thank goodness. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have bought it, even at the 75% off price that I paid at CVS. This is really good stuff!!! I have a concealer and yellow-based corrector that I love, so this was purchased as an eyeshadow base/primer. Just for kicks, and because of some of the complaints, I tried it as a concealer on one side and loved it!!! What a difference from the naked eye!!! It has a yellow tint that's perfect for my normal skin type and medium skin tone. It really covered my dark circles like nothing else! It blended into my skin beautifully with no foundation. No reverse raccoon eyes! Seamless!!! I swear it made me look younger and well-rested. I didn't experience any creasing or settling into fine lines. I don't care for the applicator, but it's not a deal-breaker. I just control the amount dispensed and dab it on with my finger. I love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this at Walgreens for around 3 or 4 bucks, so i thought i would try it, because i wasnt going to buy it otherwise at like Walmart for 7-8bucks. DONT LIKE IT. Thank god it was on sale.
-It was on sale lol
-Packaging is so darn cheap and flimsy. The plastic that holds the brush applicator gets loose all the time and i have to push it back in.
-Product is hard to squeeze out of its tube ( i hate stuff that you have to squeeze out anyways)
-Coverage is okay but it settles into fine lines under my eyes and makes it look like i am older than what i really am.
I have not tried it for an eyeshadow base and quite frankly, you can use any concealer as an eyeshadow base, so i dont know why they had to add that part into the products name. Junk.