I use concealer pretty sparingly, usually over a nice, fresh zit or on the dark spot that stays on my face for about a year after said zit has healed. I remember getting a pimple in my 20s and it was gone in a flash without any residual drama. But whatever. Now I'm a wise older gal who (hopefully) knows how to use concealer and get on with my life. I don't have hereditary dark circles or puffy eyes but I still wanted to try out it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer ($24) because you can use it as a foundation or on any other naughty bits you want to cover up. I received a travel size with a recent it Cosmetics purchase and was sent the shade Neutral Medium, which is what 70% of all skintones are out there. This concealer is described as a "full coverage, waterproof, yet moisturizing formula that stays put no matter what." It has anti-aging ingredients like hydro-collagen and high concentrations of Vitamins K, A, C, and E. A full alphabet of fun! Seriously, I am such a fan of skin-beneficial makeup. It is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Due to the collagen, the formula is not supposed to cake, clump or crack, making it safe to put right up under your eyeballs. It comes housed in a squeeze tube and directions state to use it sparingly as a little goes a long way. The formula is on the thick side and it has a wetter consistency which makes it easy to blend. There is no scent which is fine by me. So, did this concealer help me say "buh-bye" to my neverending skin dramas?
Verdict: This concealer packs a serious 1-2 punch and I like that! Firstly, a little dab is all you need and I had to remind myself to slow my roll with it. It offers full opacity with minimal blending. I put this over a couple of sun spots that were breaking up after I had a laser treatment (love you even though you hurt like hell, Icon laser!) and it covered them just fine. I also used this as a foundation and I liked it even better. It made my skin look uniform in appearance in a natural way vs. looking like I was wearing a mask. It lasts until you decide to take it off without fading or cracking. I feel confident (at least temporarily) that this concealer will have my back for present and future skin dramas. I am saying "Hello" to "Bye-Bye!" For info/purchase, head to itcosmetics.com, qvc.com or ulta.com
**The picture below is travel size (.11oz)