This is one of two Barbara Daly concealers that I have been using for several years.
Purchased at Tesco, this light effect concealer pen is perfect for covering up the dark rings that appear beneath my eyes when I am tired. By "dark" I actually mean "several shades darker" than my usual skin colouring, rather than thick black rings. This is, in my opinion, a very important point as this product is light in consistency and would not be suitable for such very dark rings.
The light consistency is also the reason why I have a second BD concealer product - for a dark patch on my cheek that requires a heavier product.
This concealer was my first experience with the Barbara Daly brand. I use it after moisturising my face and before applying foundation. I do apply the product directly to my skin, and then I blend the product with my forefinger.
When worn with my usual foundation, I find this concealer does last most of the day.
I have never had any problems with this product and it is easy enough to remove at the end of the day.
I am happy enough with this light effect concealer pen when I use it as described.
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I am still on a quest to find a reliable under eye concealer and I can definitely add this Barbara Daly for Tesco product to my list of don't bother with make up items. I received this product as a gift from a friend (charming eh?) and my hopes weren't particularly high.
The product isn't nearly thick enough to provide any semblance of decent coverage for people like me who suffer from perpetually dark, puffy eye bags. It was also a strange colour which I can't imagine would suit many peoples' skin tones. I am pale and it certainly didn't do anything for me shade-wise. Maybe someone who has the occasional bout of dark circles which aren't that bad would find this product more appealing.
I'm glad that my friend didn't pay too much for this concealer as it isn't worth a lot of money. For a similar price there are concealers available in places like Boots and Superdrug which are much better value for money. The packaging isn't particularly appealing and I'm afraid that this product doesn't really have much going for it in my eyes.
I love this concealer and i honestly couldn't be without it. If i had to choose one make up item from my make up bag this would be it. It is fantastic to conceal bags under your eyes and aalso to hide any spots, marks or blemishes.
All tesco concealers are fantastic and although some people might think they are expensive (ranging from about £3.50-£8.00) they are well worth the money as i find that they last a long time especially considering how much i use it everyday.
It is easy to apply, i often apply it after i have put my foundation on otherwise i feel that i am wiping it off. Then i put my bronzer on top of the foundation and concealer and once again i dab the concealer on top of the bronzer to hide any remaining or unspotted marks or blemishes.
I really would recommend it. In the past i have paid upto £18 for a concealer and have never found any of them to be anywhere near as good as the barbara daly ones.