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I bought this concelor from Debanhams after receiving some vouchers for Christmas. Its an undereye concealor and it covers up any signs of stress and tiredness by giving you an even skin tone and covers up all dark circles and lines.
It did cover the circles under my eye fairly well, you couldnt see that i had make up on which was good, it went on very lightly and made my skin also feel really soft, so I found it worked very well. I have used cheaper products in the past that work just as well, so I'm not sure if its really value for money is the only problem. It did go on very even, and dried with a powerdery finish which i liked.
It was easy to use though, just use your fingertips to smudge into the skin, not a problem at all and very quick. It also came off with my face wipes at the end of the day, and even comes off with just water.
I wouldnt buy it again though as I can spend less money on a concealor and get the same quality, if i was cheaper I would definitely go for it but i would expect more from a concealor at this price. Overall it is a good concelor that does what it claims to do.
I bought this at the airport before I flew out on holiday. I always use Estee Lauder Disappear so I had planned to pick a tube up on the way and did not pack my old one as it was pretty much empty anyway. What a mistake! They did not sell Disappear at the airport....I was stunned as it is so easy to get that it never occured to me that they might not have it. The sales assistant assured me that this product was pretty much the same thing so I hastily bought a tube.
It costs £19.50 from Debenhams (so it's more expensive than my beloved Disappear and nowhere near as good!), and this is for a 15ml tube. The tube should last ages though.
It is called Effacernes not Effacarnes by the way, Dooyoo has the name wrong (just in case you want to search for it online).
It comes in a peachy pink coloured tube with black lettering and a black screw-off base. You squeeze the product out onto a clean finger or a brush and apply either before or after foundation either with a makeup brush or a clean finger. I always used it after my foundation and applied with my finger, and I do the same with Disappear which is dispensed in the same way. I far prefer this to the concealers which have a lipgloss-style foam wand to apply it with as I find it much more hygenic, especially if you are applying it over a spot. Also, by cutting the top open when you can't squeeze any more out you can always get the last dregs and make your tube last a few more days!
This product is sold in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots and Fenwick at the Lancome counters.
It is suitable for all skin types and is marketed as a hydrating concealer. Well, I find it too slidy personally, and in my experience it is less hydrating, more greasy-looking. I also found it did not last very long compared to my usual product, not was it as good at masking imperfections as it is a fairly light formula for a concealor. This pretty much goes against Lancome's claims that it gives smooth, even results that truly last!
According to Lamcome, Effacernes blurs fine lines and reduces shadows around the eyes instantly and its soft, fine texture uses a light-diffusing technology to soften facial lines and brighten dull, tired-looking skin. It is enriched with cornflower and camomile, it gives your skin an instant feeling of well-being.
It did reduce my under-eye shadows but no more so than a cheap concealer if I am honest, and it certainly did not give my skin any instant look of well-being...if it had I would still be using it!
Overall, I was very disappointed with this product and I replaced it with my usual concealer as soon as I was back on UK soil.
As mentioned in previous reviews, I am always on the lookout for a new undereye concealer to out-perform the last. With genetic dark circles and pale undereye skin I need something with good coverage that will last throughout the day. Many are too yellow toned for my skin which results in a sick, sallow appearance so I was happy to discover that Lancome 'Effacernes' Concealer's palest shade was a good match.
'Effacernes' is a long lasting and hydrating full coverage concealer. Designed specifically for the under eye area it 'blurs fine lines' and reduces shadows for smooth, even results that 'truly last'. It uses a water-in-oil formula with a 'micro-diffusion' of light that claims to brighten and diffuse the look of dull skin, under eye shadows and fine lines. It has an SPF of 12 to protect from the suns damaging UV rays.
Perfect for mature skin (though it does a great job on younger users too) it uses a delicate blend of Cornflower and Camomile to soften, smooth and instantly refresh.
It is available in three shades - 001 Beige Pastel (pale-neutral toned), 002 Beige Sable (darker-warmed toned) and 004 Beige Rose (darker-cool toned).
I paid just under £18.00 for a 15ml tube, which seems expensive but you only use a tiny amount per application so it works out better value in the end :-)
It is packaged in a small, pale pink squeeze tube with a black screw top lid. Inside there is a small hole through which you squeeze the product out - just the right amount is released each time, so no complaints on the packaging front... Functional but attractive.
Lancome themselves recommend that for undereye concealing you should apply with your fingertips and this was the method I found worked best. It is quite thick and heavy so the heat from your fingers helps blend and smooth it too. You can apply before foundation / powder for less coverage, or as the final step of your makeup routine for more. I applied afterwards, dotting the concealer in three spots from the inner corner of my eye to the centre of the dark shadow, then, blending slowy in small circular motions it covered instantly.
For spot concealing I used a small, point-tipped synthetic concealer brush and gently pressed it onto the tip of the pimple before blending downwards. Quick and easy!
Now, before I start singing this products praises, I will let you know that this product didn't get on well with my eyes. For a few minutes after applying my eyes felt aggravated, sensitive and watery. I tried to battle through it on three occasions, seeing if I was just applying it incorrectly or too close to my eye itself but it proved unsuccessful and I had to return the item a few days later.
...But, out of all my friends and colleagues etc who have used this product, so far I am the only user to have experienced a problem so I still recommend you try this out as it is a great concealer. It covers effortlessly with an opaque, yet natural finish that doesn't look cakey or dry. And it is as long lasting as it claims to be too, definately lasting throughout the day. Since you only need a small amount of this product, it will last you a long time so if you can look past the initial £18.00 price tag then it's a worthwhile investment in my opinion.
Overall - I wish I hadn't been allergic to 'Effacernes' as it was truly one of the best concealers I have tried yet. But, Alas, my search continues!! (But maybe yours wont!)
I was first introduced to Lancomes Effacernes Concealer when i was in a rush to find a waterproof concealer to take with me on vacation. I did my research online and decided to pop into my local department store to browse the selection of top waterproof concealers. I tried many different variations on in the store but was persuaded my a saleswoman to purchase a concealer from Lancomes Effacernes line. I browsed the shades and finally decided apon the Beige(Neutral) III shade which worked well with my olive skin tone.
The packaging is quite plain and comes in a creme colour squeezie type tube with a black twist off cap, which looked easy enough to apply. I purchased the product at a quite bothersome $27.50 (18.00 GBP) but i was sold on the fact that the saleswoman told me that it would cover my dark circles effortlessly without feeling thick and cakey like most waterproof concealers. So i drove home convinced that this was the concealer of my dreams and that $27.50 was well worth it.
When i arrived home i immediately decided to put my new concealer to the test. I began by washing my face and following with my normal skincare routine, which consisted of cleanser, toner and moisturizer. I then squeezed a dollop of the concealer onto my pinkie finger and dotted it under my eyes, in the crease and on any noticeable spots that i wanted to hide. I then blended it in to the area being cautious not to rub too hard, and the product glided effortlessly over my problem spots. It covered my dark circles better than most concealers i had ever used, and the even better part was that it hardly felt like i was wearing make-up at all.
After applying the product i was determined to test its waterproof power by wearing it in the shower. I was pleasantly surprised when i was finished that the product did last through the entire shower session and was still on my face. However, after an entire day wearing the product i did need to re-apply twice, but this is still very good for a waterproof concealer that is strong enough to cover my dark circles even in the shower. I took the concealer on vacation with me, and it was definately a purchase that i do not regret as it also came in handy to cover a hive that i got one night on my trip. The price i would say is the only downside, however the small tube lasts a ridiculously long time as you really don't need much of the product to get the job done. I am a true fan of this concealer and will most definately buy it again once i get through this tube.
Lancome Effacernes / All skin types / Effacernes blurs fine lines and reduces shadows around the eyes instantly for smooth / even results that truly last / Its soft / fine texture uses a light-diffusing technology to soften facial lines and brighten dull / tired-looking skin / Enriched with cornflower and camomile / it gives your skin an instant feeling of well-being / All skin types.