I tried Chanel concealer for the first time ever, interestingly I now use Chanel makeup(not treatment)almost exclusively; Joues Contraste(I have four and love them all), lipstick Rouge Coco in Michele, lipgloss in Subtil, and the black gel/wax/polymer eyeliner on the inner rim of my upper eyelid (which does not budge)...and yet I never tried Chanel's concealers. The young lady at Macy's(formerly Marshall Field)suggested No.10 Beige Clair and it works like a dream it is lightweight, not surprising as it is a gel base, but what is surprising is that it is so emollient and unlike many gel-type foundations, concealers that can leave a sort of pigmented, streaky residue this covers uniformly. I have been using Sisley's concealer which is excellent, however, it is time-consuming, unscrew the cap, drop cap on the floor,(did I mention that I am a klutz?)look for the cap for five minutes, find the cap, screw it on, use the brush to apply, dutifully clean the brush after each use. As such I wanted a concealer that was an all-in-one, hence the doe-foot applicator style. I have sampled Mac Longwear(okay, not quite there), Nars Creamy Concealer(too thin and somewhat drying), Armani something Fabric/Longwear and whatnot which showed lines that I would have been happy to have stayed in blissful ignorance of their creased existence.
I agree with a previous reviewer about the application, I put this on AFTER my foundation and very little is needed, a couple of well-placed dots at most and this blended evenly, smoothly and has provided a seamless brightening/concealing effect. It has now been eight hours the area around/under my eyes looks as good as it did when I first applied it.
I stand by my positive review of Sisley's concealer because when I use it regularly there is an improvement in the skin around my eyes but I just needed something a little more expedient.
I have begun to use Sisley #2 concealer directly beneath my lower lashes and on the puff portion, after that sets, I use the Chanel concealer because it brightens up my face, in fact, I have been playing with all my concealers. The two I mentioned plus La Prairie in #10 and then a little Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat #1 Luminous Radiance, I like the YSL in #1 because it is pink toned which counteracts the yellow in my complexion, I use that on my eyelids, I use la Prairie on the skin adjacent to my nose all along there extending to the corners of my lips, in fact, I use it down the entire center of my face. My makeup really consists of a symphony of concealers so much so that I use little to none of my fancy foundations(La Prairie...what else?). Actually there is no room left ton which to put foundation. Before you go thinking I am rich(I am not)I have purchased all the above on eBay, it's still not inexpensive but is at least 60% lower price than the MSRP.