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I like to use a concealer with a brush on it and the Clinique one I had was getting close to the end so I snapped this up when I spotted it in store for a bargain price. Afterwards I wondered if I had been a bit hasty as I hadn't even checked the colour of it! But on closer inspection I can't really see where it says the colour.
As well as concealing, this also illuminates so it is perfect for the eye area and as a base for eyeshadow including working on the shadows under the eye too.
I found this easy to use, you have to twist it for ages to get it started then it literally floods the brush and it won't go back in so once it appears, you really need to stop twisting (clicking) the tube. COlour wise, it is more of a pinky colour than I expected but it does blend well and seems to adjust a bit when on the skin.
I was a bit shocked when I read the small print on the tube to find out this full sized concealer contains just 1.5ml of product. It really won't last me long as I like to use it almost every day! But when you read what I paid, you'll probably think it's ok. I am longing to try the YSL Touch Eclait concealer but just can't force myself to pay the amount it costs. I would like it though! I think products like these provide a much cheaper alternative with similar outcomes, ie. concealer pen for under eye area and touch ups for small problem zones.
I paid just a pound for this at Poundworld shop.
I am happy to recommend this as a good concealer but am surprised at how little product the tube contains. I like the black tube packaging though as it makes it easy to transport if you want to carry it in your bag with you and the brush is part of the tube so no extra parts to carry. I would buy this product again in the future as it's cheap and cheerful and I like the Bourjois brand generally too.
My sister is always coming to see me full of amazing finds from the bargain stores. She remembered that I used to buy a Bourjois concealer so she was pleased to bring me one from Poundworld where as you can imagine it cost just £1. I hadn't actually tried this particular concealer before, which is a liquid one in a brush applicator pen. I presume that it's arrival in the poundshops suggests it is on it's way to being discontinued although there are plenty of online stockists. One or two of those describe it as a new product, although I think that is stretching the definition of new a bit far as it has been around for at least 3 years as far as I can tell. On Amazon the rrp of the product is given as £12, although online the more usual price charged seems to be £7-9. There are also places selling it for as little as £2, not including p&p, so it is something certainly worth shopping around for! It is intended to deal with uneven skin tone and dark circles and comes in two colours, of which I have the lightest "Beige Clair".
The concealer comes in a thin black tube which makes it look similar to an eyeliner or thin mascara. It doesn't look anything special but the innovative bit is supposed to be the "push button click" base which you use to get the concealer to the brush at the other end. I am not a fan of these type of bases as I don't think they do a very efficient job and this is no exception. You have to click it a lot at first to get it started, which made me think there was actuualy no product inside as it took so long! After that initial struggle it is a litttle faster, but it remains noisy due to the cllicks. Pumping the base impatiently doesn't work because the concealer emerges suddenly and you are apt to get too much on the brush head. The bristles are quite soft and flexible. However they are not as gentle as I thought they could be for something intended for use in the delicate eye area amongst other places. I suppose that they may "splay" too much if made very soft.
The concealer itself is liquid in form, but not actually runny. When I brushed it on to my skin, I attempted to use the brush to blend it in onto my under eye dark patches, but it felt too rough however lightly I did it. The brush is supposed to blend the product even into areas that your fingers can't reach. I don't know about you, but there is no part of my face that my fingers can't get to. I therefore used them, clean of course, to blend in the product after that first time. The brush does the job of getting the concealer to the skin without mess in the first place though, and the head is small enough to be precise in application. It does melt into the skin very easily, leaving a matte, smooth finish. I found that "beige clair" looked slightly orange to me at first, which as I have ivory skin was a bit worrying. It somehow manages to blend in nevertheless, and minimise my dark circles at the same time. They don't disappear entirely, but are much less visible and foundation applied over the top finishes the job perfectly. The concealer also does a good job at hiding spots, as it doesn't seem to sit heavily on the surface and it doesn't slide off too fast. I didn't find it lasted all day, whether on dark circles or red marks. I had to re-apply over lunchtime, after about 5-6 hours. This would have been highly annoying if I had paid the RRP. I do have an oily t zone, which means that products applied there last less time for me than is probably average, but the same can't be said of my under eye area. It does at least prove to be easy to remove the concealer with other make up at the end of the day.
I like the fast absorption and smooth finish, but I would prefer a product that is in a different format if I am going to use it in the under eye area. I don't like the fiddle of click, click, clicking to actually get the concealer out wherever I am going to use it. The other annoyance with the packaging is the tube does not allow you to guess how much you have left to use. I would not pay the RRP, or anything like it - but for the price my sister paid, I would put up with those annoyances. I strongly suggest you head down to a branch of Poundworld if you have one near you, as the product won't be there for long. Incidently, the shade is hard to read in the packaging they have put it in - the disttinguishing number is on the top of the lid and "81" means it is the lightest shade, while "82" the darker one. Overall I would recommend it if you like concealers in this format and don't mind touching up during the day but I wouldn't recommend it at full price as I believe there are cheaper products that last longer.
[This review also appears on Ciao under the same user name.]
No matter how much sleep I have and how healthily I eat etc there is no escaping my dark undereye circles, I have come to accept that they are probably a genetic thing and aren't really helped by my Casper white skin. This doesn't mean that I can't disguise them though!
Having spent a fortune on a tonne of undereye solutions in the past like Benefit's lemonaid (which is thick and quite hard to blend) and countless others, I had pretty much given up finding an easy solution to my problem and was unwilling to spend yet more money testing things like YSL's £24 Touche Eclat (much as I wanted to given the reviews), when I didn't know if they would work. I was thrilled then to discover this Bourjois brush concealer which was about £6.99, a fraction of the price of Touche Eclat, and which I had never noticed before given that its black packaging makes it look more like an eyeliner or something than a concealer.
Bourjois brush concealer is designed for undereye circles and thus contains illuminating particles which give a nice glow and lighten the whole area. The first use you have to turn the base rather alot to get the concealer to finally reach the brush tip, but turn it slowly as otherwise it has a tendency to suddenly spurt out of the end. Once you have activated the product it's quick and easy to apply, just paint onto the eye area and blend it in with a fingertip. It is quite thin and feels gentle on the delicate eye area whereas some other products I have tried have felt quite drying. However, if you have very very dark circles I am not sure whether you may find this too thin as it doesn't offer the kind of coverage that you would obtain from a traditional stick concealer. For me though, it's great and it might work well over the top of Benefit's lemonaid if you have really really dark circles.
I love this product. It's not perfect - the packaging could definitely be improved upon as the writing tends to scratch off and it looks quite shabby within a short space of time - but the product contained within is great for someone who wants to brighten the eye area a little. It's also far cleaner to apply than having to mess about with solid concealers, and can be touched up in an instant although I find it is quite durable and longlasting anyway.
I highly recommend this product - as far as I can tell it does a very similar job to the more expensive brands but at a fraction of the price. If you do buy it and end up liking it, buy a new one before the old one runs out as it tends to run out almost completely without warning and then you can end up stuck without a concealer. Overall though very worth buying.
After searching high and low for the perfect under-eye anti-fatigue anti-dark-circle anti-aging concealer that won't sit in fine lines and will stay put I was beginning to think there wasn't such a product (well, at least not such a product at high street prices). Then low and behold I stumbled across this little gem! Beautifully packaged and easy to use, it's the perfect tool for such a small but problematic area - my eyes! I've also found it useful as a highlighter above the brow and on cheek bones, and it could also be used as an eyeshadow base. I've tried many of these miracle sticks and this is the only one I've discovered that does everything you'd want it to do. A little goes a long way and stays there, so it's extra value for money. I'd especially recommend it for women who have difficulty finding pale enough make-up for their skin. When the concealer I use elsewhere on my face ran out I also used this for a few days on blemishes and was surprised at how well it covers up redness, so if you're a one-concealer-does-all kinda girl you'll probably find it's a really useful little product to have.
I had dark curcles under my eyes for ages and wanted to cover them up i have used some of the bourjois range like lipgloss but never this new item a brush concealer i went to boots and it was £6.36 i thought that is expensive especialy if it didnt work and i would have white under they eyes.
so after a long hard think i purchased it.The stick is very thin and after a few twists the concealer came out it blends in lovely not thick just smooth also a trick what i found out is that you can also use it for your eye lids for eye shadow.
I use it first under my eyes then i apply the foundation,if you dont use foundation you can use that too as foundation as its light wait.
I think it was money well spent so now im not paranoid about dark circles under my eyes.
For accurate application to conceal dark skin or blemishes /