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i suffer with dark circles under my eyes and its really hard to find a concealer to brighten my under eye circles up. i have tried many different brand concealers and non of them really covers my dark circles if anything it makes them more noticable which is quite annoying as i am spending alot of money on just one product that doesnt work for me. i alo have scars on my face from spots which are very difficut to hide as you can imagen.
the lastest concealer that i have tried is the bourjois light reflecting concealer ,it only comes in a small bottle tube and for the price of it i think it is over priced if i am being honest. the brush to apply the concealer is bigger then the bottle its self. i brought this bout a month and a half ago and it is all gone. normally i would expect a concealer to last alittle longer than that. but being me i use quite alot to hide my dark circles
when i first applied it to my under eyes and to my scars i saw that it covers them up alittle but not as much i would like. after dabbing it so it blends in i found that i could still see my dark circles quite alot. so i just carried on and applied my foundation and as i did so it removed my concealer so i had to re apply it again over my foundation.
this product is really good if you dont suffer from dark circles and just wish to have nice looking bright eyes. which of course every woman does.
Before I discovered my love of Everyday Minerals conceal, I was looking for an inexpensive concealer to help cover blemishes, and wake up my tired eyes on a morning. I don't really suffer from big dark circles under my eyes, but it never hurts to look more awake. I turned to the Bourjois brand because they're always my preferred brand of choice out of the 'cheaper' companies, meaning companies such as Maybelline, Rimmel or Collection 2000.
I researched on the Bourjois official website and came across this concealer. The actual name of this is D'un coup de pinceau, but whoever suggested this on DooYoo obviously went for a more descriptive title. I would have gone for a standard blemish stick concealer but I wanted to also use this one under the eyes so I wanted something that was suitable for both purposes.
The reason I chose this one is because Bourjois boldly states 'Say Goodbye to Imperfections!' It's also enriched with vitamin E, an anti oxidant that fights free radicals, and they state that this concealer not only covers blemishes but also protects the skin against external aggression. Because it contains 'light reflecting pigments' I thought it will also work great under the eyes to make them look brighter and awake.
The concealer itself is very slim and long, and quite plain with a beige coloured packaging. Despite this it still manages to look like its good quality as the packaging is sleek and slim. The transparent side of the packaging is actually the brush handle, you unscrew it from the base and there's a brush tip applicator on the brush. This is great for me as I don't like using fingers on a blemish, so a brush applicator is important.
The main reason I like this concealer is how easily it absorbs into the skin. When you first dab this under your eyes it's quite light and liquidy, however I gently rub my finger under my eye to blend it in and it blends in instantly! You can't even tell it's there and if you have the right shade then it's a completely natural finish, whilst making your eyes look a lot more awake.
However I don't often use this on blemishes. The reason being is I always use a spot treatment gel on any that I get which dries out that area, and so using this concealer in that area it blends in quickly but also shows off how dry your skin is around that area! Using this on old blemish scars is fine though, it doesn't give great coverage (and it states it's for medium coverage) but combined with foundation and a powder finish its good enough. I know use a mineral powder concealer though so I have no need to use this for that purpose anymore.
I like to use this under my eyes, especially when I think I look half asleep, and this concealer does that job brilliantly. It blends in quickly that you can't even tell it's there, but those under eyes look brighter whilst still appearing natural. This affect lasts all day and I've never noticed any creasing, this is probably because it sinks in quickly.
A good concealer for the under eyes, but not to be used on blemishes which might be on dry skin, as it will make that dry skin stand out! If you have dry skin under your eyes then this most likely isn't for you either. As mentioned before I don't have hugely dark circles under my eyes, but whatever darkness is there this concealer does a great job of making me look more awake.
If you're looking for this concealer then remember it's name is Concealer D'un coup de pinceau and not 'light reflecting concealer' as DooYoo wrongly suggests, however that is the translation. I didn't buy mine in Boots but instead grabbed mine on eBay for only a couple of quid, so have a look around for a good bargain.
I have dark circles under my eyes and I seem to spend my whole life looking for products that will cover them up effectively. I've tried many different things, from eye creams to concealers, but I'm still on the hunt for that miracle product.
I've used light-reflecting concealers before and they have helped a little, but not worked miracles. Even the famous YSL touche éclat couldn't solve my panda eye problem! Working night shifts and not sleeping well only seem to contribute to the problem and so I'm willing to try anything that may help.
I can't remember what it was that prompted me to buy this particular product, as on the whole I do not get on with Bourjois make-up, and there isn't really anything special about this product that makes it stand out from others on the market.
The concealer is packaged in a small bottle and has a very long pointed lid, which is actually the handle of the concealer brush. I don't know why they insist on having such a long handle as a shorter one would have been adequate and not taken up so much room in my make-up bag. Perhaps they make the handle so long to create the illusion that you are getting more product than you actually are here, as at just 3ml you're not getting much for your money.
The concealer is actually like a fairly thick liquid and actually resembles liquid foundation to me. Normally I would expect a light-reflecting concealer to have some sort of subtle shimmer to it, but this seems to me like a very matte liquid.
The product has a long thin brush and you simply paint it on where you need it and blend. I have found that quick blending is required, because the product dries on the skin very quickly, and then becomes difficult/near impossible to blend evenly.
I tend to apply this product to the dark shadows under my eyes as well as the outer corners of my eyes where I get dark red lines.
The problem I have found with this product is that initially when applied it looks great, but the finish starts to look worse the longer you've had it on...
When first applied, I find that this gives a quite even finish, covering my dark circles well, although not completely. The light reflecting properties are evident with the area around my eyes looking much brighter, and healthier. In short, this improves the appearance of my dark circles and makes me look fresher and more awake.
Fast forward 20 minutes and it's a different story. I find that after a while of wearing this, it settles into fine lines around the eyes. I must stress that I do not have a huge amount of fine lines near my eye area, but those that are there are enhanced. It's like this product takes away one problem and creates another.
It also seems to wear off and look patchy - almost as though I have rubbed some of my make-up off.
A 3ml tube of this costs approximately £6 from Boots. It is available in several colours, although I can't be 100% sure how many as this does not appear to be listed on the Bourjois website.
Overall this is yet another under eye concealer which I have ended up disappointed with. It was too patchy and enhanced the fine lines under my eyes too severely for my liking and I would not recommend it or buy it again.
I rceieved the bourjois light reflecting concealer as part of a gift pack from a friend.I've only recently started using it as my previous concealor had no intention of calling it a day.
The item comes in a long tube, about the size of a wide pen.It uses a brush applicator which is dipped into the bottom part of the tube.
I found the product extremely easy to use. Just dab it on in places such as under eyes and blemishes then quickly rub in.I have found that the concealer dries rather quickly so its necessary to rub it in fast otherwise it become a bit of a hassle removing it.
The poduct does a fantastic job of covering up under eye circles and even mild to moderate scars.I would recommend it for more deeper marks and I don't think its designed for that purpose either.
It cost between five and ten pounds for this product in local pharmacies etc.Not the best value on the market ,however still a good buy. A change from the usual concealer stick and a nice cute tube aswell. Recommended!
I have always suffered from dark circles under my eyes whether I have slept for 2 or 20 hours and so concealer is a must have for me before I step out the house. Usually I buy the cheaper stuff but after not being totally satisfied with the results I decieded to go and treat myself and so bought this bourjois one.
The concealer comes in a funky shaped bottle the bottom hald being where the actual concealer is stored is clear and so allows you to see the concealer in the bottle. The lid is a nice pearly pink colour which very girly (great for me) and is actually almost twice as long as the bottle however this is good as the applicator is attached and so it gives you a good grip when applying it. The brush is quite thin but this makes it easier to apply as you can apply it more precisley.
The concealer itself is quite thick however once applied to the skin it blends in easily and you can not even see it there and magically your dark circles or blemishes seem to dissapear. The concealer feels very natural against your skin as you cant feel any powdery or greasiness after effects from applying it.
It lasts a good 8 hours as I never re-apply when at work and its usually just as good as when I first applied it!
Definatley a concealer to try!
With the credit crunch seeming to be in full swing, the other half convinced me to try and save a little money hear and there on certain 'non-essentials' (in his book). Having tried and tested YSL's Touch Eclait in the past I decided, somewhat reluctantly, to try an alternative.
I've used Bourgois products before and have been fairly impressed with the results so I picked up a tube of the Light Reflecting Concealer for around the £6 mark.
The packaging was nice and simple, not too clumpy and a pleasing pink shiny colour. The consistency of the concealer was thicker that I imagined it to be which was a bit worrying (after imagining myself with big cream stripes under my eyes!) but on application it did the trick. It covered really well and blended into my skin tone with little effort.
There is no distinct perfume of smell which is a good thing if you are using it near sensitive eyes!
Then came the crucial test, natural light. I was pleasantly surprised at the results. On venturing outside to check for any obvious differences there wasn't really any that I could tell straight away.
I think I have become a convert!! I will definitely be recommending this product to my friends, who like me, are big brand fans.
It takes a lot for a girl to give up her Touch Eclait but, on reflection, I definitely wouldn't mind getting caught with this in my handbag.
I first decided to try this liquid concealer after reading in a women's magazine that 'Girl's Aloud' goddess Sarah Harding (the tall, blonde one) swore by this and said it worked wonders in hiding the dark circles around her eyes. Since Ms Harding always looks stunning I thought her celebrity endorsement was worth listening to and went out and bought this from Boots.
The Bourjois range is sold in the cosmetic's aisle or department in most major chemists. Price wise expect to pay over £5 and usually between £5-10 for each individual make-up item. This liquid concealer is priced at around the £6 mark.
Bourjois is a French company and their make-up range is labelled in the French language with some English translations in smaller lettering. This product is labelled as 'D'un coup de PINCEAU' (I'm unsure of the exact translation as there is none provided) and it is described as a 'light reflecting concealer'. In further information in French and English the product is described as containing '3% light reflecting pigments'.
The product comes in a 3ml or 1 Fl. oz size bottle. It looks very small and the brush applicator top is twice as large as the bottle containing the fluid! The cone shaped top is pearly and looks chic and the large size means it is easy to grip when applying. The applicator brush is just less than a centimetre long and is quite flat and thin. This allows for a more precise, more professional application. The bottle has a flat bottom so you can stand it up on very flat surfaces.
There are three shades available in this range: Beige Clair 44; Beige Rose 45 and Beige Sable 47. I have the first, Beige Clair which is the lightest in the range. It is a creamy, corn colour and good for paler, non-tanned skins. The fluid is quite rich and thick and has a sweet, sunflower perfume. It is relatively easy to blend into the skin although I find it does dry quicker than I expect it to. When fully absorbed it has a radiant look. I was worried the light reflecting particles might be too shimmery but they are not and merely glow rather than sparkle. The product has a finish that means it can be used all over the face but I find it looks best around the eyes to create a wide awake look! It does a great job at camouflaging the shadows around my eyes and giving the appearance of an even skin tone.
The product is quite similar to YSL's 'Touche Eclat', a popular but more expensive liquid concealer. I would say the Bourjois fluid was much creamier and more dense though, allowing for a thicker coverage which is great for those with very dark blemishes. It also smells a little more feminine and pretty!
Overall this is a very effective concealer and one that I'm pleased to have discovered!