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      16.07.2013 04:06
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      4 stars

      Over the years I have gone through many different brands of concealers. I do not really wear much make up at all but I love my concealers and mascara.

      Unfortunately whenever I find a product I really like it gets discontinued. For numerous years I would have a routine of using No.7 concealer to hide under eye bags and Max Factor Erace for my acne scars. I was nearly devastated when Erace got discontinued as the replacement product was useless and a waste of money for me. Please see reviews for further information. In order for me to find a replacement I have gone through quite a few concealers. I have tried YSL, Mac, Rimmel and most recently Clinique.

      This Clinique airbrush concealer comes in a thin pencil sort of shape. I have the neutral fair colour which is number 04. I have olive skin tone and it is a perfect match. The concealer states it illuminates, perfects. Once opened it can be used up to 24 months. When you open it there is a brush and it took me a long time to figure out how to release the actual concealer liquid onto the brush after numerous twisting around and pushing the end of it, I have finally got the hang of it. I have discovered that only a tiny amount is needed to do the job.

      I do not wear foundation so I require a concealer that is as natural looking when applied as possible. I also need it to be thick enough to cover my imperfections but light enough not to show. On top of that I have sensitive skin that is prone to break outs of spots/acne therefore the product needs to be gentle and suit my type of skin. Fortunately after spending a fortune on concealers I have finally found the perfect product. Clinique have pleasantly surprised me as all the new products I have tried of theirs all seem to be excellent.

      I found this airbrush concealer to be easy to use once I got the hang of it. I only need a little and I dab it in. I feel it is an exact match to my skin and I can't see it at all even in the sunlight so it is very natural looking. Clinique were generous as I received this as a sample product when I purchased from them. It seems like it is the full size. I will continue to buy this product at the full price of £15-18. The price is a disadvantage as most concealers range from £4-£8 including even some top brands.

      Like most things in this world nothing is perfect. This is a great product however there are a couple of problems for me. First as I mentioned earlier I think the price is too much and will probably put most people off unless they also perhaps have tried a trial sample and therefore not taking a risk with the product. The other negative aspect is that most of the time I feel too much of the concealer liquid comes out and I have little control of it. This leads to it being wasted and finishing earlier then it should.

      I do love this product and will continue to use it but due to the price I will not be giving 5 stars.

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      15.07.2013 22:08
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      My make-up bag is never without it.

      I became a Clinique Freak in my late teens when my mum started buying it. Both of us have sensitive, awkward skin. Mum would buy her preferred products during Bonus Time (at various times of year Clinique counters in certain stores will have a promotion whereby if you buy two products you get a set of miniatures for free - the next one will be at Boots counters from 1st to 17th August 2013!), and she'd give me the miniature products.

      All Clinique products are allergy tested, which makes them perfect for those of us who struggle with sensitive skin.

      I first tried the Airbrush Concealer when I was in my early twenties and looking for an alternative to the YSL Touche Eclat, which is rather pricey. Back then (and this is many years ago now), the Airbrush Concealer was £11, which, although still a lot of money, was distinctly better than the Touche Eclat. These days the Airbrush Concealer retails for a mighty £18 for 1.5ml. Ouch. I opted for 01 Fair as I have very pale, pinky toned skin. It is also available in 04 Natural Fair (more of a yellowy tone) and 02 Medium. It is suitable for all skin types.

      But it's worth it!

      Firstly, it lasts forever and ever. Admittedly I don't wear make-up every day, but I've been using it for at least 10 years and I'm sure I've only bought 3 or maximum 4 of them in all that time.

      Secondly, and most importantly, it works.

      I have dark circles under my eyes, and also a really annoying visible vain under my right eye. The Airbrush concealer does a really good job of covering both without feeling heavy. Also it lasts the whole day without creasing. I also use it to cover blemishes and it blends so easily into makeup that it really does look like you have been airbrushed.

      The applicator is a brush on the end of a pen, if that makes sense. You twist the end of the pen to force the concealer down onto the brush part, and then just paint it onto your face.

      I have tried one or two others, but mostly they ended up in the bin after one or two uses, as they just didn't measure up.

      Highly recommended!

      *Review also appears on Ciao*

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        02.12.2012 20:52
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        Another fab product from Clinique - Airbrush Concealer

        Clinique Airbrush Concealer

        I have had a couple of samples of this Clinique airbrush concealer over the years in their Bonus time offers and online deals. I use it very sporadically as it is not an integral part of my make-up regime, but I do take it with me on a night out for touching up my problem areas.

        The concealer comes in the typical stylish Clinique packaging, a beige and green cardboard box that holds the concealer pen and small information booklet inside. The Clinique branding is across the box and a product description.

        The concealer itself looks very much like a felt tip pen, being a long plastic tube (about 12 cm length and 1 cm diameter) with lid. The pen is a light beige colour and I have to say not the most exciting looking Clinique product I have ever bought. The lid is a nice silver colour with a pull on and off opening system, down the side of the pen is the Clinique branding.

        Inside the lid is the concealer applicator, which is again much like a soft felt tip pen nib, with lovely white (before first use) soft bristles. To release the product you twist the end of the pen - opposite end to the bristles - once or twice until the concealer liquid comes through. On the first use you have to twist the pen quite a few times to get the liquid coming through, but once you have got it flowing the fewer turns the better or you will end up with huge globules on the end of the pen!

        As I said I got a couple of samples of this as part of a number of special offers and I did not get a choice in shades but ended up with the one that would suit my skin the best, 01 Fair. There are three shades available - 01 Fair, 02 Medium and 04 Neutral Fair. This is suitable for all skin types.

        This is a liquid concealer which you can apply over bare skin or over foundation, it is meant as a light reflective make-up and cover up pen that hides/disguises dark circles and blemishes. I use this mainly when I am on a night out and need a quick fix up without having to take my foundation out with me.

        Generally I will put a small amount under my eyes and around my nose to even out my skin tones. The liquid is very light and delicate which makes application and blending very simple and swift. The brush applicator is perfect for applying a dab of the concealer and then you can just rub it in gently with your fingertips. I find it a really discreet and easy way of topping up and refreshing my face. Its name is very much suited to what it does, gives a quick airbrushed special effect to your make-up.

        Though I have never gone out to buy this product it is not because I do not like it, quite the contrary I think it is great, I just haven't run out of it yet as I don't need to use a huge amount at a time. It's probably a good job for the price at £17 for 1.5 ml of concealer it is quite pricey, however it has a long lifespan and is a very good quality product from Clinique, as ever. Available at Clinique counters and online at Clinique.co.uk.

        Thanks for reading :D

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        16.09.2012 00:37
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        A great product that is deffinitely worth paying more for than others

        Background Info
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        Clinique are a very popular skin care brand, their ethos seems simple, tested for allergies and 100% fragrance free. They are a high end product, and surprise surprise, with that comes the expensive price tag. I think when you compare to other products on the market, and particularly with the likes of Revlon and Max Factor getting more expensive I think it's a fair deal for the product which you are buying into.



        Packaging
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        This is basically a concealer, but one of those fancy nifty little ones, which come attached with a brush and have a handy twist up function. The product as with all Clinique products comes in a lovely box, with a paper insert detailing the product, it's contents ect. Normally I just throw this and the box away, but fortunately I found the box stuck at the back of the drawer, which prompted me to write the review.

        The product looks like a felt tip pen, pretty much the same size, shape and weight, so is very easy to transfer from makeup bag to handbag ect. The packaging is a soft peach (and maybe somewhat boring cream colour), yet it has a shiny silver lid, to add a touch of luxury. Clinique products keep the labelling very simple and minimalistic; but it does show the product name and colour which is perfect, as this is all you really need if you want to repurchase.



        Ok.. but does it work? ... and how?
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        Yes enough about the finer detail, let's get down to the nitty gritty, and in simples the answer is a big old YES. The product claims to perfect and illuminate, which personally I feel it does, specifically the illuminating factor. I recently starting back using the product and I just noticed how brightening it made the skin under my eyes. My shade is #04 neutral fair, which is perfect for me; when placed under the eyes and around the nose, it's not too dark yet it also not too light were it looks very obvious were you have put it. The product looks very natural, and since I haven't used it for a while, It's definitely converted me back over to this product!

        To use initially you have to twist the base a couple of times until you see the product begin to come through, from here onwards you simply need to twist a tiny bit to get more than enough product which you will require. I twist this once and I have enough for dots under my eyes, a sweep under each brow, down the nose, round the nostrils and a wee bit on the cupids bow. With other similar products I find I barely have enough from one click to do both eyes let alone the other areas too.

        Another thing I noticed about going back to the this product again was how soft it was on the skin. I've used the No7 pen and the YSL touché Eclat; although I can't remember what the YSL product was like, I can certainly remember that the No7 product didn't feel half as soft as this product does. It probably gives it away in the title as it does say 'air brush'; I do think it definitely has an edge over other competitive products.



        Price & availablility
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        This can be purchased from Clinique counters, Boots, Selfridges, online ect. Personally I will try and see were the best deal or offer lies. For example do I buy from Boots and benefit from double/triple points. Or do I buy online or from a Clinique counter and get the free gifts. Normally these are only miniatures trial samples, however sometimes you get a load all enclosed in a toiletry bag; so it's worth seeing what's around and if you can get anything out of buying the product. I will advice though to get matched up first; it's not a cheap product and finding out you've got the wrong shade can be quite disheartening.



        Quick Pointers
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        * Rated 5 /5 stars on Clinique's website
        * There are only 3 colour choices, so match up is key to find your tone
        * This is more a radiant / highlight pen than concealer pen (in my opinion)
        * Paraben free
        * Featured on 'How to look good naked'
        * Voted 'best under eye brightener' by Cosmopoliton beauty awards 2008



        Overall & Recommendation
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        Overall I've grown to love this product and the brand again, if you search around for a deal you can also get some good points or sample trials out of it too. The only reason I came back to trying the product is because I'm in the process of finding products that work and are Paraban free. Due to me still having this box in the back of the drawer I was able to check the ingredients on the back and Yayy for Clinique thumbs up !!

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        27.08.2012 11:44
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        A great concealer, if you can afford it!

        Being a big fan of Clinique foundation, I decided to give one of their concealers a go. I first tried the Clinique Airbrush concealer about a year ago.

        This product currently costs £17.00 for a 1.5ml concealer. It can be bought at any Clinique stand. I usually buy mine in Boots so I can benefit from advantage card points.

        The concealer is a pen style concealer with a brush on the end. It has a silver cap. The bottom twists to allow more concealer to be released into the brush. The lid on the pen is very secure which is a must because I absolutely hate make up spilling in my make up bag.

        On initial use you need to twist the bottom quite a few times to get some concealer up into the brush but after this, one click is sufficient to release enough concealer. The concealer is in a liquid form. Only a small amount of concealer is required as it goes quite far.

        To this product you simply click up enough concealer and then apply it to your skin using the brush on the pen. Alternatively you could brush it onto your finger and apply using fingertips. I usually apply it straight to the skin with the brush and then use my fingertips to blend.

        I use this product underneath my eyes and around my nose. This is the best concealer for under eyes I have us to date. It really fixes any under-eye discolouration and leaves my skin illuminated. The result is a more wide awake and fresh look. This doesn't go chalky or crease under your eyes as I have found other concealers do.

        I find that after applying the concealer stays in place all day. I do not usually touch up during the day.

        I find that with almost daily use, one of these concealer pens lasts me around 4-5 months. I therefore think that while it's a great product, it is not the best value for money! I do love the results of this concealer and tend to buy it when I'm feeling flush. For the simple reason of the price tag, I give this product 4 stars.

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        09.09.2011 14:53
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        Really good product.

        I normally only buy the YSL touché Eclat cover up stick. It was the first cover up I bought that really worked, so I stuck with it. I always follow that old saying, 'if it aint broke, don't fix it!' However, I was at the Clinique counter having a browse (as I often do) and there was a fantastic offer on. If you bought three items you got a make up bag full of lots of little trials and accessories, free! I quickly gathered two items which I always buy anyway and started the hunt for a third. I knew my cover up stick at home was running low, so I decided to take a gamble and give this one a try. If I needed to buy one anyway then it made all the freebies I was about to get even more of a bargain!
        The cover up stick comes a cardboard presentation box. The box is not much use, so I chuck it away and keep the product safely in my make up bag instead. The cover up stick has a short cylindrical pull off and on lid. This lid is very secure, which is crucial to me, as the last thing I want is the lid coming off in my make up bag and wasting the entire product by covering all my other items. Trust me, I have learnt from experience! The other end of the cover up stick has a small button on it. To dispense the product you tap this button. I find one tap is enough for one round of use. The dispensing end has a soft bristle brush on it. Once you have tapped the other end, liquid concealer is squirted onto the brush, you can then apply it to your face. The brush is soft and gentle and makes the product easy to apply.
        I tend to brush it on and then leave it a few minutes to partially dry before rubbing it in. I have found this gives the best finish. The cover up doesn't give 100% coverage, but I think that would look wierd and too fake anyway, I am happy with the coverage it gives especially when layered underneath foundation. The cover up has fantastic staying power too. It certainly lasts all day, but I wouldn't go as far to say it lasts all day and evening too. That factor combined with the price, brings it down to four stars, but other than that it is a great product and a real contender to the YSL touch éclat. It's nice to have two options of product from now on!!

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        06.08.2011 20:42
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        This is a fantastic addition to your make up bag if you can afford it

        This handy, pencil sized tube of concealer has now been in my life for a good few years. In fact, I probably should throw it away, but I can't bring myself to do so as it's great in skin emergencies and I'm too skint to buy a replacement. Researching this review has again reminded me that at £15 for 1.5ml/0.05oz at Boots, the liquid contained within costs the same per ml as my Chanel eau de toilette!

        So, for such a pricy product, you'd expect great things, and I'm pleased to say that I think this delivers. Firstly the packaging is great. It is small enough to go anywhere with you for touching up any problem skin areas or lightening the under-eye area. Once you pop the silver lid up, a brush applicator is revealed which is integral to the tube, so you don't have to worry about taking a make-up brush with you the blend in the concealer. The really nifty part of the tube is that at the bottom it turns around to push the contents up the length of the tube to the brush applicator. Each part-turn produces a 'click' sound so that you can tell how much concealer you are likely to be dispensing. You soon get to know how many clicks will propel the amount of concealer that you want towards the brush end of the tube. For me, it's usually about two clicks, but if this is not enough, a couple more twists will dispense all that I need. I think this is a very effective way of dispensing the product, and because it pushes it straight to the integral brush, there is no wastage. This is probably part of why I have had this tube for several years, and still have not run out of product.

        Secondly, the super packaging surrounds a product which I have found to be very good. I must say, I'm not a huge fan of concealer normally. I sometimes find that it serves to exacerbate that which it is trying to conceal! However, I'm pleased to say that this product is light, and subtle- just what you want from 'concealer'. Of course, I suppose it depends on how you apply it, but the packaging (which I may have already mentioned!) makes it easy to so this.

        So, I am pleased with this product and would like to get some more when mine runs out. However, products at this price I'd normally ask for for my birthday or Christmas, but somehow it seems a bit sad to ask Father Christmas for concealer so I doubt I'll be re-stocking!

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          28.01.2011 23:37
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          Brilliant concealer for £15

          I decided to try Clinique Airbrush Concealer in the face of my own personal economic struggle - I love treating myself to expensive make up and Clinique is a favourite - but util recently I had been a very big fan of the popular YSL touche eclat. The Clinique Airbrush Concealer is available for about half the price, so I thought it was about time O gave it a try.

          *What Clinique says*
          "Airbrush Concealer is a light reflecting makeup must-have. Not only does it hide shadows but it also illuminates and perfects your complexion and eye area. What are you waiting for? - get Airbrushed now!

          Skin Types: All Skin Types
          Formula: Liquid Concealer
          Benefits: Softens lines and shadows, fast brush application.

          SHADES FOR YOUR SKIN TONE:
          Shade: 01 Fair; 04 Neutral Fair; 02 Medium
          1.5ml £15.00

          * Apply on bare skin or over foundation.
          * Touch on with brush where skin needs brightening cover: inner and outer corners of eye, sides of nose.
          * Finger-blend into skin using a light, patting motion.
          * Build coverage by adding more when needed. "

          *The Product*
          The packaging is quite similar to it's expensive competitor - in this case, a long make-up coloured tube (with the Clinique name and product name in silver writing along the length - in French and English) and reflective silver lid. Each concealer comes boxed in Clinique's usual floral-type patterned box - which I imagine most people will discard...or the environmentally friendly among us can recycle! The length of the tube is around 10cms. When you remove the silver lid the concealer looks a lot like a chunky felt-tip pen, but with a white brush at the tip. The brush bristles are about 1cm in length and incredibly soft.

          In order to get the concealer flowing you must turn the other end section of the concealer tube which will click in small movements. A handful of clicks should be sufficient to get it flowing. The concealer does tend to come through the middle of the bristles, rather than dispersing as it comes through. ~This is not generally a problem though as one just uses the brush to spread the concealer around and get a good amount on the bristles - be careful not to over-click though as you will end up with far too much!

          The concealer has a pleasant consistency and texture and a slight sweet fragrance which is barely noticable unless you are looking for it. I have used shade 04 Neutral Fair and I consider this is quite a light shade. According to the Clinique website the three shades listed are the only ones available and these do not include shades for darker skin tones.

          *What I say*

          The concealer is light and easily transferred from the brush. It is then equally easy to blend and provides good coverage. Although the coverage is good, it is not quite as impressive as the YSL alternative as it doesn't seem to have the same "light reflecting technology" effect -- but it doesn't claim to either. As a general concealer it is a little cover-up miracle and is particularly good at covering up redness.

          I'm not sure whether this would be a good concealer for acne sufferers - while it is good at covering up angry red spots, it tends to suffer with accumulating in breaks in the skin (such as with popped spots) and can sometimes therefore actually draw unwanted attention. It is particuarly good for adding in layers and never looks overdone. It works particularly well with a good powder foundation on top. Once applied, it will last all day but as it is handbag sized I carry mine around just in case.

          Having this little Airbrush Concealer in my bag, really does let me feel airbrushed, providing I have unbroken skin!

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          25.01.2011 00:24

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          Great at concealing unwanted blemishes, redness and under eye circles

          I purchased this concealer sbout a year ago and I have just run out of my first tube. This concealer retails for about £15 for 1.5 ml of product and lasts absolutely ages!
          I use this concealer everyday to cover my circles under my eyes. IT is great at doing its job and hides the circles really. The concealer stays on my face for about 3 hours and requires minimal touhcing up after that. However, it is not vital to touch the concealer up throughout the day. After 3 hours my circles are just a bit more visible, thats all. The concealer is in a pen shaped tube. The product is dispensed by turning the end of the pen. The concealer makes a clicking noise whne dispensing the product. the product then appears on the brush tip applicator of the concealer pen. I dab the concealer on any blemishes and under my eyes and use my finger to blend the concealer in. This concealer is great at covering blemishes and any redness on the face.
          Overall the concealer is of reslly godd quality and lasts for a good amount of time
          Another grat thing about this conceale is that it does not cake. This ipcan look really unattractive but tjis concealer stays creamy all dah.

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          16.09.2010 19:53
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          If you follow my reviews or have read the preceeding few you will know that I have just been given a hoard of Clinique goodies from my brother- all requested obviously. The Airbrush concealer was one of them.

          I always have a concealer which is specifically designed for under my eyes-with the stresses and strains of life....and age (!) I am finding that I have dark shadows under my eyes which need hiding from the world.

          The Clinique Airbrush Concealer is similar to other under eye concealers on the marker at the moment in that they are designed to be like a pen, and you draw on the concealer under your eye and use your finger to blend to achieve desired results. Thus is it easy to hold and to use on the face. The concealer end (pen nib) is a fine brush and the concealer is dispensed here so it can be brushed on your face. The concealer is dispensed by turning the pen end, you know it is dispensing as it clicks quite loudly as you turn it. On the first go, a few turns is needed but don't be too over excited and dispense too much!

          The concealer is a liquid form and glides on to the skin easily with the pen. I then use my finger to rub it in to achieve the desired results, I also use it just down the side of my nose to conceal here too. I am delighted with the results of the concealer- it really does hide dark circles and lasts well throughout the day, but as it is dispensed by a brush, if required, a little retouching can be done.

          There is 1.5ml of concealer in the pen, I am not sure how long this will last but I expect when it runs out the pen end won't click anymore. The concealer costs £15.00 and can be purchased from Clinique counters in places such as Boots and Debenhams.

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          12.09.2010 22:15

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          Liquid Magic

          This was recommended to me by my sister and boy what a recommendation! At first I thought it was expensive but it really is magic liquid and you only need to use a tiny amount so it does last a long time. I have really dark circles under my eyes and after applying a touch of this concealer the rings are invisible and my eyes have a great bright look. I also have two nasty scars on my lip after an operation and again after applying a tiny amount the scars are nowhere to be seen. It works by twisting the bottom round to dispense the liquid onto the brush so you do have to be careful not to twist too much or you will be wasting the product. I would never be without this and as someone who never dreamed I would spend more than a couple of pounds on a concealer I am definitely converted, it really is magic liquid!

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          13.08.2010 16:34
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          I really will buy this forever, I don't know how you're managing without it!!

          What can I say? My holy grail of under-eye concealers, without a doubt. I can honestly say I don't think I'll ever buy another under-eye concealer ever again.

          I bought this beacause Clinique had a 'buy 3 items and get a really cute little bag of free things you really want but will never use' offer on. I was umming and ahhing in House of Frasier over what 3rd item to get and the sales assistant suggested the airbrush concealer. I vaguely remembered having read something about in in a magazine so I said could I try it first? The Clinique lady did an appalling job of applying it and I wasn't overly impressed but felt obliged to take it anyway (I'm strange, I know). Once home however I discovered how amazing it actually was.

          The concealer comes in a 'pen' with a brush on one end and a twisty bit on the other that you turn to dispense the concealer via the brush. I'm VERY pale so chose shade 01 Fair which is a perfect match I found. The concealer dabs on using the brush and then needs a little patting with a finger-tip to distribute it evenly and blend the edges sufficiently. Once applied however the effect is incredible and no-one would ever know if I hadn't slept for a week. It not only disguises the dark circles but illuminates the area so you look all fresh and lovely. It doesn't look chalky at all unlike some other brands I've tried, neither does it settle into the lines around your eyes which is a major plus. I think the reason it looked not great when the Clinique lady applied it was that she used too much, you really don't need a lot and it lasts ages. I bought a 2nd pen anticipating needing it 4 months (of daily use) after I purchased the first and still haven't had to open it after 6 months. Initially I thought it expensive at £15 but I would now pay £25 for the same thing (just don't tell Clinique!). It is worth noting that the product is primarily for under-eye use, not something to cover blemishes etc

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          09.04.2010 17:53
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          This is a cracking product which works really well. A bit expensive but definitely worth it.

          Due to the long hours I do at work, coupled with raising a child and attempting to organise my husband, dark shadows are a permanent feature under my eyes. In fact, I'm sure people think I lead a double life as a nightclub bouncer, they're so dark! Therefore, it is vital that I use a concealer in order to avoid people thinking I've been on the wrong end of someone's fist!

          I bought the Clinique airbrush concealer on a bit of a whim whilst shopping in Debenhams. At £15.00 it was a bit steep but as I was paying with hubby's store card I thought it only right that I treat myself. That said, I did feel a few pangs of guilt when I walked away £15.00 lighter with only a tiny little tube to show for my troubles. At the same time I also felt a tiny bit superior walking around with one of those cute little paper bags. I could see people eyeing me up and thinking 'wow, she's posh! I bet she buys Clinique all the time!' (Anyone else or is it just me who does that?!!)

          Anyway, after a gruelling night tending to a ten year old with a tummy bug, it's safe to say that I needed a bit of an eye lift so with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning I delicately opened the box that the concealer came in. The tube was a minty green colour with a rather classy silver lid and contained 1.5 ml of pure miracle cream. Inside there is a brush applicator and you need to twist the other end for the concealer to come through onto the brush. I bought the 04 colour neutral fair as this was what was reccomended to me by the ever so helpful technician in Debenhams.

          Well, what a revelation! I actually looked as if I had slept for more than five hours in the previous week! The concealer really lightened my dark eyes and with a bit of powder on top I was good to go. The concealer had a lovely creamy consistency, not too thick and not to runny. It glided on effortlessly although I did have to rub it in slightly with my finger just to even it out. All in all, it did a fantastic job and I would have no hesitation reccomending this product to anyone.

          After use I replaced the lid and put it back in the box. Again, this is probably just me, but I didn't want it to go into my make up bag and be contaminated by mixing with my humble Rimmell stuff in it's bare state so continued to use the box for at least another six applications!

          For eye bags, this concealer is a winner. It really does do it's job and is an excellent product. Although it's expensive at £15.00, for me it's worth it, if only to look half normal in the mornings. As for covering spots, by some freak of nature I never really get any (amazing given my diet) so I'd be hard pushed to give a definitive reccomendation with regards to these. However, I'm reliably informed by the woman in Debenhams that it is great for this also and if performance on eye bags is anything to go by, I'm sure she's right.

          This is a five star product and in my opinion, you'd be hard pushed to find a concealer that does the job better. It is pricey but what the heck, you're worth it!

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            08.04.2010 16:00
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            A great one from the clinique range

            I am a huge lover of the clinique range, and also lancome, but due to lack of funding and saving for various life ventures, I have to pick clinique over lancome for concealer, and that is actually not a bad thing.

            I have used this concealer for about 3 years along with various other products from clinique and it's great.

            It costs around £15.00 depending on where you get it from, and I found that mine lasted months even using it everyday, I would say a good three months but I tended to only use it under my eyes (damn those dark circles that just won't fade no matter how many gallons of water I drink!) and over any blemishes that may appear. I have learned in the last year though to put concealer over foundation and it works a lot better and you do get a better long lasting effect by doing it that way around.

            This concealer, comes in a tube with a twister at the bottom, which you twist to make the liquid come out of the top, where there is an incredibly soft brush for application. The actual concealer inside this product is very thin, which I think is better as you can do a couple of coats and it still looks natural. The liquid blends incredibly well, and is very light, but it does the job of covering anything that you don't want to be seen without looking cakey.

            I find with this it's a bit easier to apply with the brush then blend in with fingertips, but you can just use the brush it just takes a bit more time to blend into your skin.

            I find this product very easy to use, and it does look very natural if you get the right tone to match your skin (the staff at any counter will help with this). It's great for summer as an alternative to actual foundation if you are lucky enough to have the sort of skin where you just need to cover the odd blemish.

            I would really recommend this product even at the quite expensive price of £15.00 as it looks great, it's simple to use and it will last ages.

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            14.09.2009 13:31
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            Amazing another Clinique Must Have Buy!

            I have done a couple of Clinique Reviews as I decided to treat myself to a few products by Clinique as Boots were doing an offer on where you buy 3 Clinique products and you get 750 worth of points which is £7.50 so I feel I got what I wanted at a great price.

            *** About Clinique Airbrush Concealer*

            This is fantastic I am so pleased I decided to part with my £14.68 in hard earned cash as I suffer with darkness around my eyes which is made worse by having quite deep set eyes.

            This concealer stick is liquid, you twist the bottom and it comes on to the brush at the top, making it quick and easy to apply.

            I tend to use it around my eyes including the sockets as it also acts as a primer for my eye shadow and makes my skin tone look more even.

            It comes in 3 shades Fair, Neutral Fair and Medium Dark, I opted for the Fair although was not sure when ordering which one would be best as I shopped online but luckily its the right shade for my skin.
            If you are worried about which one would suit you, go to a Clinique counter and they will help you find the right shades. I am hoping to do this soon with the foundation as I have yet to find a foundation that is perfect for my skin.

            I have seen this product mentioned on may shows and thought I would give it a try and also found out it was Voted Best Under-Eye Brightener by Cosmopolitan Beauty Award Winners 2008 and featured on Channel 4's 'How to look good naked.'.

            It really is a premium buy at nearly £15 but I will tell you when I first noticed it had worked it was in a picture I had taken and I could see that my black rings, marks under my eyes were gone, it really did look flawless. You can really tell the difference in pictures without it on.

            ****Application****

            The application is so easy and glides on; I tend to put it on before I put on my foundation but also put a bit on top after applying my foundation.

            It tends to last all day too, maybe if you were at work all day you would need a touch up for a truly flawless finish.

            Another amazing product by Clinique!

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            Clinique Airbrush Concealer All Skin Types / Voted Best Under-Eye Brightener by Cosmopolitan Beauty Award Winners 2008.Airbrush Concealer is a light reflecting makeup must-have / Not only does it hide shadows but it also illuminates and perfects your complexion and eye area / What are you waiting for? Get Airbrushed now! As featured on Channel 4's 'How to look good naked.' / All skin types.