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The Best Under Eye Concealer For Dark Circles

A Product Review by Here We Are

Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer Are you always trying new under eye concealers to hide your dark circles? Is there a collection of tried-but-failed products in your makeup kit? Do the claims about the many cream, stick, and lotion based choices confuse you about which to buy? Look no more.

Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer is the best concealer I've ever used... And I've tried all types and brands from the drug store shelves to the department store counters. This product does it all with ease - and at a low price point - that rivals any expensive brand.

Here are the Top Reasons to start your day bright eyed from using this product:

1. The Cost: At under $10-, this product pays for itself in results. You can find it at discount chains like Harmon's Drugstore for $7.99. TIP: Keep an eye out for Revlon coupons in the newspaper supplements.

2. The Packaging: Simple, sleek, and hygienic.

  • If you've ever had a concealer pop open in your makeup kit, you'll appreciate the tight fitting cap.
  • The thin tube easily fits into any cosmetic case.
  • The concealer itself can't be contaminated because it is sealed inside the tube until you twist it to release the product.
  • ☆☆☆ Unlike a stick or cream based concealer, heat or cold doesn't degrade the product. Whether it's been packed in the trunk of my car during the dog days of summer or at the outdoor ice rink in winter, this product stays consistent; I haven't detected any change of color or texture.

3. The Coverage: If you are used to applying a lot of product to cover up your dark circles, this is a totally different approach. The coverage is lighter, and needs to be built up. As always, for a natural look, less is more with all types of makeup.

APPLICATION TIP: Don't use the sponge applicator to apply because you will use more product than you need. Instead, using clean hands, lift a bit of concealer off the sponge with your ring finger. Take your time and apply a thin layer by patting the product into place under the eye area. Let it set and work on the rest of your face, you can add more if needed. HINT: Use a small, flat bristle makeup brush to smooth out any creases under your eyes (and anywhere else) after the rest of your makeup is applied. This helps disperse and smooth any extra product you've applied.

4. The Color: There are 6 shades in the line. I switch between "Fair" and "Light" with very little difference between the two. If you are in doubt and don't want to look like a raccoon with rings around your eyes, select the darker of two shades that closely match your skin tone BUT is lighter than your dark circles so you'll optimize coverage. HINT: When in the store, use the skin on the underside area of your wrist to match the lightest shade you can select. 

5. The SPF 15: BONUS: The delicate eye area needs all the protection it can get.

6. The Lifespan of a Tube: I apply it using the application tip described in #3. With almost daily application, a tube lasts me about 10 weeks. 

7. The ColorStay Promise: True! It doesn't move, slide off, or disappear once it's set.

8. The Applicator Mechanics:

CON:The one issue has to do with the mechanics of the tube, not the product itself. When you first use it, you must twist the black base to "push" the product up through the sponge tip. It takes many twists before the concealer works its way out. Then there is a surprise of too much product being expelled for the first usage. While it doesn't go to waste because you can leave it sitting on top of the sponge applicator and still tightly cover it, a more controlled start would be an improvement.

PRO: As you reach the end of a tube, you'll see a decrease of product as you twist the base so you'll know when you are almost out.

What is your favorite under eye concealer? Have you ever tried this product? What about others in the Revlon ColorStay line?


{Product Review Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. No consideration of any kind was offered to or received by LUCIMAC Productions, the parent company of Here We Are, in connection with this product or review.}

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For those of us with congenital dark circles that are more like deep wells, this product was really no better than anything else I've tried. So, it may work well for those with dark circles form lack of sleep but not for those of us with deeper dark circles. I'm interested in those products that promise to reduce dark circles like hylexin which I haven't seen recently so can assume it did not work or had problems. Anyone know of anything promising?

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