“ Brand: Avon / Type: Concealers „
**Reasons for my Purchase**
I decided to buy the Avon Invisible Light Concealer as a cheaper alternative to my favourite under-eye concealer, Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat. I usually pay £14 - £17 for Touche Eclat, so when I saw the Avon Invisible Light Concealer in my friend's (she is a rep) Avon catalogue for only £6, I thought I'd give it a try, as it would make for quite a saving if it was as good as my usual concealer at nearly half the price.
Also, as I've now got a toddler, make-up shopping seems to be relegated to quick picks in the supermarket and the occasional online order. With Avon I could choose it on my lunch hour from the catalogue and my work friend would bring it right to my desk for me, no post and packing, so another benefit for me.
**Price and Availability**
Avon Invisible Light Concealer is unsurprisingly available only from your local Avon Rep, or online at the Avon website. A post and packing charge will apply for online orders. Delivery in my experience from the website is within about 3 days. Your rep can usually get it to you at a similar timescale as I believe they buy their goods online too, but get free P&P.
The Avon Invisible Light Concealer came in a thin card box which I quickly threw away, and this left me with the very handbag friendly black tube 'pen' of concealer. It does look similar in style to the Touche Eclat but no where near as pretty (Touche is chunkier and in a lovely gold tube). Overall for the money it looks OK but it's no show stopper.
OK, so firstly you need to know that Avon Invisible Light Concealer comes in a range of shades, I want to cover my under eye dark circles on my fairly pale face (need more sun, I think!) so I went for a light shade. To use it all you do is click the end of the pen (with the lid off, of course) and into the long 'paintbrush' applicator you get a blob of concealer. The idea is to paint this on to your face, whereever needs concealing and lightening, and you can use the brush or your finger tips to work it into the skin.
In theory then, not bad. But I found that unfortunately Avon Invisible Light Concealer is so light as to be almost useless. It just doesn't have enough pigmentation to cover any blemishes or dark circles, which is sort of crucial for a concealer, and all it does (even using a thicker than usual coverage) is make the skin look like it has a bit of a sheen on it. Basically you can barely tell you're using it at all. I've used stick foundations that cost £2 which have been better in coverage than Avon Invisible Light Concealer.
I've tried using a mineral powder over the top which helps slightly but it's hardly the quick fix handbag glory my usual concealer is and as a result of that it's been relegated to the 'only in an emergency' section of my make-up box, probably to go out of date and get chucked, quite frankly.
Overall I am extremely disappointed in Avon Invisible Light Concealer, even for £6 I expected far more and it's basically to me useless because it doesn't actually conceal. I like light coverage, mousses, creams and so on, over stick foundations which I used as a teenager, but this is so light it's like rubbing on a bit of face cream - ie, a bit of shine, no pigment.
I can't recommend Avon Invisible Light Concealer at all and I do feel like I have wasted six pounds, for that reason I can only give it 1 out of 5 because it just doesn't live up to the name or the fantastic product it is so desperately trying to emulate. Back to the Touche Eclat for me!
This concealer comes in a small black tube which once you remove the lid reveals a soft set of bristles to form an application brush. To draw the product from outside the tube you need to twist the bottom of the tube which gives a satisfying clicking noise and the product begins to appear through a small hole in the brush.The concealer is a fair size but it feels like half the tube is empty as it takes ages to twist the product out of the tube at first and feels really light. It is the shape size and width as standard mascara. It is fairly comfortable to hold and control the brush although I tend to use my fingers to apply the product.
The first time you use the pen you have to twist it a considerable amount the products to begin to appear. I went a bit overboard twisting as I began to get bored when the product did not surface in a reasonable amount of time. Then I found it came pouring out after and even after the first application I found the product still came out too quickly, even with a small twist of the product it would spill out of the brushes. This is because the consistency is too thin so there is nothing to hold it back.
It does work a lot better on foundation than without, it seems to blend in a lot better with the foundation as a base and when I tried to apply it on its own it was more difficult to blend in. The concealor is rather watery which put me off a little but once it begins to work in to the skin it is easy enough to blend. I do find I have to begin to work it into the skin as soon as it is out of the applicator as it seems to thicken which can make it more difficult to apply. If I give it a chance to set it becomes thick like a paste and leaves an uneven finish which rather than covering imperfections actually highlight them.
I do find it is best to work in the product with your finger as although the brush is a good size and the bristles are soft I find it leaves it streaky. If you rub it in with your fingers it does provide a little coverage but it is not going to hide any major imperfections as it is just too thin. There is a sheer finish to this concelor which I thought was a little strange as that actually draws your eyes towards it rather than deflecting it. As it draws the eyes to any imperfections you may have tried to hide and defeats the purpose of using concealer .
The staying power is not too bad it lasts a few hours before needing topped up again. I found that the concealer worked best on small blemish as when used sparingly it does work rather well. However when it came to applying it to the dark circles around the bottom of my eyes it was useless as it seemed to settle in the creases and create an uneven finish. This resulted again in the product highlighting the area rather than hiding the dark circles and made it useless.
There are only two shades available which are light and medium so I decided to go for the lighter version as I would rather it be a little light than too dark. I found it to be very light which is why it cannot be used without foundation as it looks very strange however used with foundation it blends in better to match the colour of my foundation. It claims to illuminate areas helping the light shine on them in the right way to reduce the look of imperfections and dark circles under the eye but due to the glittery finish it does reflect the light in the wrong way.
I was not overly impressed with this product it seemed like a good idea on paper but receiving the product I found the brush was useless, it was too watery in consistency and had a sheer finish. I have continued to use this product but only on small blemishes sparingly and I will not be purchasing it again. Of course as it is an Avon product you can buy it online the Avon website or from your Avon representative. Usual retail is £6 but as ever you can purchase it on promotion for around £3 although the tube does not last very long a few months of occasional use because it feels half empty when you receive it.
---Why I Bought This---
As ever lady needs a concealer of some sort I picked this up from the Avon catalogue a while ago when it was offered as a free item with another make-up product. Being free I definitely wanted it - but would not have paid the £6 odd that it was normally on sale for.
Tube of under eye brightener and concealer.
Black mascara sized tube.
Use within 24 months of opening.
Pull off cap one end to reveal a brush.
Other end has a twist base which loads the concealer onto the brush.
Two colour choices - FAIR or MEDIUM.
Now seems to be discontinued - unless Avon bring it out in an updated version.
Was around the £6 mark I think but I had it as a free gift with another item.
I normally buy the inexpensive stick concealers from Avon when they are on sale at 3 for £5 but as this was coming free I was happy to have it.
You twist the base to feel liquid onto the brush to begin with - then it just tends to be on the brush all the time whenever you remove the cap.
I had the FAIR version as I am quite pale but it is quite light for me anyway.
FOR UNDER EYES
This works quite well to lighten just under your eyes and does work quite well and even shows when I wear my glasses. I would not say it work great as a concealer for dark circles but to just brighten a little it works well.
AS A CONCEALER
The consistency of this concealer is quite thin and does not tend to cover as good as you would expect. It is sort of sheer at times and even blending in with your fingers does not help - and just trying to put more on in a thicker coat does not seem to work either.
I have a little mole on my chin I like to cover up but it did not really wok as well as my cheaper stick concealers and being so light did not blend in very well either.
Some reviewers have commented on it being glittery but mine just seemed t have a sort of chalky texture. It also did not have the sort of texture whereby you could blend it in easily before it dried.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes - sort of. If you wanted something to brighten up the under eye area then I would say 'yes' - if you needed a good concealer for very dark circles or other blemishes then I would say 'not really'.
I bought this because it's meant to be an under-eye concealer that reflects light in order to make eye bags appear less noticeable - a more purse-friendly YSL Touch Eclat! I suffer from eye bags and regular concealer either makes them worse or makes them look too cake-y, so I thought this product would be perfect!
It comes in a tube about as long as a pencil which is black, making the packaging not incredibly spectacular or enticing! The idea is that you twist the end of the concealer pen until you see some of the product appear at the nib of the brush applicator. Firstly, this is incredibly frustrating, as you can turn it 20 or 30 times (especially the first time!) and no product appears, yet after a few seconds a huge gush of product starts spilling out - very impractical and messy. However, my advice is just be patient and wait for the product to appear.
When it does appear, it has a liquid, but slightly cream, texture and comes in only 2 shades I believe (I purchased 'fair'). This concealer was very light, with very noticeable shimmer (the 'light reflecting particles'), however I used the brush applicator to 'dab' the concealer under my eyes and then blended with my fingers.
The results weren't great - the concealer didn't rub in well at all and the shimmer was too noticeable. It also didn't even slightly mask my under eye bags! Perhaps my under eyes were too dry for the concealer to rub in properly, but it really did not leave me with the finish I wanted! I tried again 2 or 3 other times, and still with the same results!
When it comes to make up I do like to spend a bit more, but on some occasions keep my eye out for a bargain. I found this product in my avon catalogue probably about a year ago now, when it was reduced to about £4, so I thought wahey, that's much cheaper than my usual one.
Like all the other it promises to conceal any darkness around the eyes, smooths skin, covers any blemishes as well as highlighting and brightening parts of your face too. So I thought well, I might as well give it a go. Now before Il just mention that I usually use Cliniques under eye blemish wand thingy (which is around £15) and instantly I noticed the difference in texture. The avon one appeared to be more thick, which meant that it was more noticeable on my face. It wasn't thin and easy to apply, because I had to rub it in quit a bit to conceal it! But it did help to get rid of the dark shades underneath my eyes!
When it came to covering blemishes, it worked, but not as well as the others. It again was a big heavy, and a lot of rubbing was required to get it to fit into my face. I do have sensitive skin, and I found that it was completely suitable for it.
The packaging - It does come in quite nice packaging though, it a professional looking black tube, with a white brush to help with the rubbing in!
All in all, it is an average product, that could be made a little better. It feels like it fits into the other cheaper makes out there, and that's a shame because Avon usually offer such high standard of products!
I bought 1 of these about 3 months ago. I don't wear a lot of make up as I have bad, spotty, oily skin and often make up seems to anger it. I tend to just stick with a smear of concealer under my eyes and on spots, some Mascara and a Lip Gloss if I feel like it. I used to use the Cream Concealers back in the day, but ones like this one have become more popular. They are more a liquid like Foundation.
I only bought this when it was on offer and think I paid £3 for it. The right price I think is £6 but this being Avon it is on offer every now and again, so I try to take advantage of when things are that bit cheaper.
This is a slimline pen shaped product. It looks like the picture so it is a shiny black plastic and has a little lid on the top which you take off to reveal a brush. To get some of the liquid out you twist the bottom part and this puts a bit liquid up through the middle of the brush and therefore you can sweep this on and use the brush to spread this over a bit. I tend to sweep it over with the Brush, but then I tend to use my fingers to blend this in.
This is only available in 2 colours which is Fair and medium, so perhaps not the best for all the different skin tones out there. If you see most of Avon's Foundations they come in about 8 different shades, so I think a concealer should come in a bit more then 2 shades. I got the fair as I have light skin. It is an ok match for me, but if I apply this to a larger area then I feel that I can see it as it is quite noticible. It's not orange as such, but I can see a more brighter shade than I would expect.
This does alright in covering Spots up. Not the best i've used but ok. I don't find that this works all that great at covering the dark circles under my eyes but that could be because this has quite a runny consistency.
Perhaps worth a try when this is on offer and if you don't have all that many big skin problems that you wish to hide. This is better in the Avon book though.
Avon's Invisible Light Concealer is a tube filled with a light concealer with a brush tip applicator. The product is normally used under the eyes to reflect light and give the appearance of lighter under eye circles and darkness. This product has been around for a couple of years now and is a dupe for other products that are very similar, including some high end products.
The colour of the concealer I had bought was quite light and a good match for my skin tone. I don't know whether there are any darker colours, which may be one of the disadvantages for those with darker skin who want to avoid light products.
The packaging is simple and a good size for any make up bag or bag. It has a lid that simply pops up and a twistable bottom which pushes the product out to the brush at the tip. You can then use the brush to apply the product to the desired area. However, I would still suggest that using your fingers makes the product blend easier as the warmth from your hands melts the product into a more flawless application.
This isn't the cheapest for a drugstore style brand but it is more affordable than some similar products. I know that Avon does many deals within their catalog and you can easily pick up more expensive products for less by taking advantage of this.
As for coverage, I wasn't that impressed. I feel that it didn't have enough pigmentation to cover darker circles or skin pigmentation which was a bit of a disappointment.
There was no real horrible smell associated with this product and I believe there wasn't any smell in particular.
Does what it says?:
Partly. It does help lighten areas slightly but it didn't really conceal that well and seems a bit more gimmicky than effective!
Easy to remove:
This product is very easy and simple to remove, but as there isn't much colour, pigmentation or coverage there is not a lot to remove.
How long does it last?
I can remember that this product ran out quite quickly! And for the price it wasn't a product I could afford to repurchase as often as the product lasted. Therefore, it is quite flawed in this area.
It is an all right product. But for the price and lack of coverage, I wouldn't recommend it. There are many other products that are cheaper and do a better job. Therefore, I wouldn't suggest that it is an essential piece and not really worth a try as it doesn't do anything I haven't seen before.
As my mum is an avon rep. I get to look at all the online offers for discontinued products. Because I don't have flawless skin (honestly-who does?) a concealer always comes in handy. This was discontinued a while ago and as far as I know, the concealers availale from avon are the concealer stick and magix one.
I think this is designed for those pesky under eye circles because it is liquid and has a brush dispenser, but i'm sure you can use it on blemishes as well.
I'm not sure if this promises 'light reflecting' something because there wasn't a description when I ordered it but looking on the avon site I found it says: Create the look of flawless, smooth skin with an illuminator that instantly brightens, while minimising the look of imperfections.
The only colour that was available was medium which I thought would be fine as normally, I am a medium colour. I know the available shades are light and medium but avon doesn't cater for darker skin so I don't know if there is a darker shade.
When I receieved this I have to say it looked nice, with the normal black packaging. It's the size of a pen so it doesn't take up much room in my bag. To dispense some concealer, simply twist the bottom part of the pen, until some comes out of the top and onto the brush. I kept twisting, and twisting until some concealer spread onto the white brush. It was shockingly orange. I usually don't have a problem with avon and the colour of foundation (natural beige is a good match for my skin).
I tried some on a spot, and was surprised as it was creamy and blended well. I used the brush to put some on and blended with my finger and the spot disappeared! unfortunately it was covered by orange which is a shame as it's better than my Lacura concealer pen. I didn't try it on my dark circles because it would have looked ridiculous and a waste of time.
You can't buy this from avon any more but I'm sure you can find it on amazon or ebay. This used to sell for about £6.50 but I got it for £1.50. If it was the right shade I would pay this much for it even though you don't get a huge amount of concealer. I'm just glad avon have a good money back guarantee- I seem to be returning a lot of things!
I don't know what it is about the Avon book but whenever it falls through my door my whole outlook on life changes...
Although I love shopping, I suddenly feel really lazy, like it is waaayyyy too much effort to actually go to a shop to buy something - I then have to buy everything I need from this little catalogue.
I also lose all sense of value, I know that things are cheaper elsewhere (and I usually love a bargain) but I feel compelled to buy them from Avon.
I then feel an uncontrollable urge to buy things that I would never purchase elsewhere - lime green nail varnish, anyone?
One day I realised that I simply must have a concealer; now I didn't need one at all, but thought I'd get one anyway - just in case I ever needed one (that's the power of the Avon book for you!).
You can choose either the lighter or darker one depending on your skintone, I went for the lighter one. It cost £6 at the time, although looking at the website now I've noticed that it's no longer available from Avon, you could however buy new and sealed ones from eBay for around £2.89.
But would you want to?
Yes! I use concealer under foundation so the finish doesn't matter so much, but the finish on this concealer in flawless so you could easily wear it alone.
From trying various foundation brands I know that my skin is a 'porcelain' shade, the lighter shade is perfect for me so I would say that it is a porcelain colour.
It comes in a pen style applicator; you take the lid off and find soft bristles, you then twist the other end to bring the concealer up.
I find that it is easy to use and takes a couple of twists to bring it up, which is great as you don't end up wasting any.
You then simply brush it onto the area you would like to conceal, I do this then dab it in lightly with my finger - you can probably do it other ways but I find that this works perfectly so I don't tend to mess around with it as I sometimes have to with other products.
It works well; it blends in quickly and easily and doesn't tend to clog in any particularly bad spots. I don't get spots very often but if I get run down I do get a few, each one has been easily covered with the Invisible light concealer.
Obviously it doesn't completely cover the larger ones, but it does blend them into the skin quite well so you can't really see them unless you are particularly close to the mirror. It also makes a nice base for foundation and doesn't flaw your foundation finish as some products do.
So, a great all-rounder at a great price; I would definitely recommend this concealer and will award it... 5 stars!
I wasn't at all impressed with the Avon Invisible Light Concealer. I bought it when it was on offer in the Avon catalogue, which my friend brings into work. I thought I would give it a go because it was only £3 or £4 at the time and with my wedding approaching I wanted to try out different brands of make-up to ensure I would have the best long lasting coverage for the day. I bought the lightest shade as I have fair skin but it turned out to be such a disappointment.
Firstly it didn't conceal my dark circles, which was my main reason for buying it. It wasn't easy to apply either. It seemed to sit on the surface of my skin. As I tried to blend it in it just seemed to get worse. The only way I can describe it is like when you try and smudge wax crayons on a piece of paper, it looked patchy.
I wasn't prepared to give up though. I tried different techniques like using a make up brush, using a sponge, applying less and building it up but I could really feel it sitting on my skin. I really liked the idea of this product. It looks like a pen, you take the lid off and there is a small soft brush. You twist the end and the concealer starts coming out onto the brush and you then apply it to your skin. Sounds simple but it wasn't.
This isn't a product that I would bother buying again, even if if is on offer. It really isn't worth the time or energy spent trying to get a nice even coverage.
I bought this item when it was on offer in my Avon catalogue, it was at the price if £3, rather than the normal price of around £6.50.
It is an Avon item, therefore can only be ordered through a catalouge via your local Avon representative or they nor do online orders.
The item is a concealer, that can be bought in different colours, it is a creamy based one, rather than the dryer lipstick like ones. It has a bristle brush at one end at the other is the 'twist' mechanism where you simply twist so that the concealer can be released into the brush through a small hole the other end.
To use you simply sweep over any imperfections on the skin and under the eye area and blend in using the brush. Despite the fact that it is a creamy concealer it is very light and doe not feel heavy, I think this is due to the fact it only releases a little bit each time, so therefore only leaves a light area.
It covers imperfections of the skin fantastically and is one of the most radiant and natural looking concealers I have ever used, it blends in almost perfectly with my natural skin complexion and my foundation. It does not exaggerate any of my imperfections or spots either and with just a thin layer of this they are covered easily.
It also covers dark circles well and leaves you looking much more awake and the eye area looking radiant and your whole skin complexion looking much more natural and youthful.
Overall I would highly reccomend this item as it gives a near enough perfect complexion!
i always find that Avon products are the best for my skin, as they seem to match my skin colour well, so i chanced a bit and brought this "invisible light" concealer
I thought it would be like an ordinary concealer- looks like a lipstick, but not. This however was shaped like a pen with a twist bottom which releases the liquid so that you can apply it to your face
i brought this product in the light shade, as my skin is fairly pale and to my horror it was a slightly orange look. I know some people go for the orange face, but im not one of them. It was a terrible match to my skin, which i found very sad as the product itself actually works
I dont know how avon do it, but the product seems to emit light out of your face, curving your attention from the less liked areas. it also covers blemishes fairly wel but as you brush it on it needs to be blended in for a less noticable coverage
This product would have been brilliant, other than the orange tinge which i hate. I tend to love avon products, but i feel almost let down by the colours available.
id reccommend this to anyone who likes to experement, or uses this as a base coverage only!
This product doesn't exactly do what it says on the tin. It is supposed to be an undereye concealer which would suggest that it covers up imperfections and dark circles under your eyes. Guess again. It is concealer coloured if that's any help - but I bought the lighest colour available and it was still too tantastic for me! Its too runny, it doesn't stay put and you feel like you have to layer it on because it just seems to disappear into your skin yet provide no coverage - which must have taken some real effort to create. The packaging is nice though and it is easy to apply, it just doesn't do anything when you have applied it! Don't get duped into buying it when on offer it's not worth it. At least Avon offer a money back guarantee. I would suggest you put your money towards a more expensive brand as I think in this case you get what you pay for.
AVON INVISIBLE LIGHT CONCEALER
I bought this from Avon about four months ago as there was a 2 for £10 deal on all the make up featured on the first few pages of the brochure.
Well, I've never been able to resist any kind of bargain or deal, and as I had run out of concealer I decided I would treat myself to this one. I also got some mascara which I have reviewed before a long time ago but I wouldn't recommend that because it's rubbish.
I like the name 'invisible light' I think it gives some sophistication to the product. Although never judge a product by its name obviously so here is some information about the rest of the product. . .
It can be bought from Avon and is normally £7 which is a reasonable price for a concealer.
To get some out you twist the tube and it squeezes out onto a brush, you then brush it where you want it - this could be under your eyes if you want to cover dark bags, or on spots. Then what I do is just lightly rub it in a bit with my finger and then it looks OK.
What I don't like about this though it that its quite greasy and doesn't
seem to last that long to give me enough coverage. I have many blemishes on my face, unfortunately which although I do cover up with foundation I wanted this concealer to give extra coverage. Well the verdict is that it doens't really work that well to do this and I was a bit disappointed.
There isn't that much else I can say about this really. It works wonderfully for about an hour but then you need to put more on so I can't really recommend it.
I got my first Invisible Light Concealer free when it was on offer with another product. I do have quite dark circles around my eyes and have never really been able to disguise them well until I found this product. I use the Light shade of concealer as I have a porcelain skin tone and It really does blend well. I also use the concealer around my lips as it reflects the light well and makes my lips look fuller and the rest of my skin far more radiant. My skin is quite dull so I need products that are going to boost my radiance and I find that Avon Invisible Light Concealer does this well. The pen is easy to use and it is easy to get the right amount of product on the brush. However, the brush isn't too good at blending in the concealer so I just apply with the brush then blend with my fingers. I do love the concealer and it has become a major part of my daily make up!
Create the look of flawless skin with the concealer pen /