Friday, April 1, 2011

Eye love to conceal - REVIEWS

Hey everyone, it's been a busy week but I'm back on track ! This mass review will be on concealers! Personally, the one make up item that I must have on is probably something to cover my dark circles and I'm good to go. **Warning text & picture heavy**

Review from left -> right :)
 Product: e.l.f. Studio Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter [light/glow] (5g/17oz)
Bought from:
Price: $3
Pros: Easy to apply, very liquidity, and it contains no scent what so ever.
Cons: The coverage on this concealer is rather sheer, if you try to build up the product it will definitely look cakey. This product settles in your fine lines in about 5minutes after application, and the lasting power is only for 3-4hrs.
Thoughts: Would NOT recommend it. For the highlighter on the other side, I don't really care for ( it just comes out clear with glitter).

Product: Smashbox High definition concealer [fair] (0.27fl.oz./8ml)
Bought from: Sephora
Price: $18
Pros: Medium coverage, lasts 7-8hrs
Cons: Smells bad, since the product is in a liquid form it leaks in the cap and around the tube hole which wastes a lot of product.
Thoughts: Not moisturizing enough for under the eyes, but as a spot concealer it’s okay.

Product: Garnier Skin Renew anti-dark circle roller [sheer tint] (15ml)
Bought from: Shoppers drug-mart
Price: $16.79
Pros: light weight, not drying under the eyes, 8hrs lasting power, and has a nice cooling effect.
Cons: Haven’t seen any reduction of the darkness under my eyes, sheer coverage
Thoughts: This product is very easy to use and blend in, I like using this product on a daily bases going to school and running errands. After the product has been placed under the eyes it dries to sort of a matte finish but not drying. As for repurchase, maybe only if I see results if not I want to try the original green tube :p.

Product: Conceal FX Camouflage concealer [light] (15ml/0.5fl oz)
Bought from: Shoppers drug-mart
Price: $27
Pros: Heavy coverage, long lasting 8hrs +
Cons: SMELLS REALLY BAD, like Chinese herbs or something really gross. It claims to be water proof but since I have watery eyes, when water touches the concealer it turns into a milky substance which is NOT GOOD. Quite thick, not light weight as it claims to be.
Thoughts: I would not repurchase this ever again.  
Product: e.l.f. tone correcting concealer [light beige]
Bought from:
Price: $1
Pros: Light- medium coverage, easy to apply, very creamy and moisturizing
Cons: Has an orange scent which is very weird, but you don’t smell it after 5minutes or so,
Thoughts: I have used this product for a good 10-11 months and used in total of 4 tubes. The only reason for that is because it’s very affordable and I don't find it drying under the eye area. 
Product: Olay regenerist eye touch of concealer eye regenerating cream (7ml)
Bought from: I don’t know my mom got it for me
Price: unknown
Pros: hydrating, easy to blend
Cons: not long lasting only 2-3hrs, I believe there is only 1 shade and it’s a bit dark but I do enjoy using it during the summer time, a bit sheer
Thoughts: It’s an alright 
Product: Maybelline Dream mousse concealer [Ivory Light 2-3,5] (3g)
Bought from: Shoppers drug-mart
Price: $6
Pros: Medium ~ Heavy coverage, applies smoothly, perfect for blemishes.
Cons: Not recommended for dry skin. its drying.
Thoughts: I like this product for the summer time since my under eyes isn’t super dry like in the winter. This product unfortunately is discontinued.

Last but not least just so you guys can get an idea how dark my under eye circles are and how these products work on me here is a picture of my eyes :D
Hopefully you ladies found this helpful!! Also please tell me your favorite concealer so I can check it out :D
Cheers Deb.


  1. Oh silly girl, your dark eye circles are not so bad. I can barely see them in your pic and I bet you look radiant in person. I love how you say for the Cover FX that you will never repurchase ever again! LOL So much passion, I guess it really sucked! And isn't the best concealers the cheapest ones? :) I liked your review of the 2nd ELF one. I really want to try it! Have you ever tried Neutrogena's mineral concealer? I use that one and it really brightens the eye.

  2. @Rainy Days and Lattes
    I haven't found my ALL TIME favorite concealer yet. But so far on my list are the Maybelline Mineral Power and Bobbi Brown Corrector & now adding the Neutrogena's mineral concealer you recommended :D.

  3. i use the erase paste only for under eye because it will break you out elsewhere. ilove that concealer and lately ive been using the fresh umbrian clay one which is pretty good too.

  4. Gosh ur under eye isnt that bad lol from the amt of undereye concealer you had in the first pic I thought u had panda eyes! :P
    Thanks for the review. I've never tried any of these products so its good to know.

  5. This is a great post, I've tried the Maybelline one and the elf ton correcting.

    I tag you to do the lipstick tag!

  6. @anabelle
    I've swatched the erase paste at sephora many times and I think it's a bit to thick for my liking but thanks for the recommendations

    I think i do have panda eyes!!!! haha

    @Vintage Makeup
    Thanks! I'm not a big lipstick fan so I only own a couple of drugstore lipsticks but I will put that on my to do list :P

  7. oh! you have so many concealers! thanks for reviewing and sharing them!

    i havent tried any concealers for undereyes, they settle on fine lines and its too hot in my country. i only use powder highlighters, the finely milled one to refract light and to trick people into thinking that i have normal underyes, haha!

    i am interested about the elf. thanks again :)

  8. The only one I tried from here is the tone correcting one and I found that it wasn't drying either. : ) I just felt like it didn't last long so I gave up on it. haha I'm currently using the MUFE HD concealer.

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  10. Yeah, being a mod is a lot of fun! ^___^...but times like this when spammers go on a rampage, it makes the job a little more stressful. *sighs*

    I always wondered about Garnier's roll on. Thanks for the quickie review! :)

  11. Great comparisons! Check out the Neutrogena 3-in-1 eye concealer. I feel that it does a pretty good job in moisturizing... but it sucks in the shade selection. I guess they don't cater to darker people