It can be so hard to find a concealer that works! So, when I found two, what I would classify as must haves, in the past few months, I was totally blown away.
I reviewed the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer a while back. There is no doubt that this is a super concealer but the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer has most definitely earned a place along side Tarte in my opinion. They are very different though.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer is said to deliver a full coverage, pigmented, natural looking finish while treating the area for the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration.
I would definitely agree with the full coverage part. It is highly pigmented so you need a tiny amount for a very decent coverage.
It blends effortlessly on application. I find this concealer can be applied with a brush, your fingers or a beauty blender. However, I did find it broke up slightly when I used a damp beauty blender. I presume this is due to the fact that it contains oils so the oil and water are not mixing causing the product to break up. Because of this my preference would be either of the two other application methods but if you do want to use a sponge make sure to use warm water only!
The texture is so creamy texture and hydrating so this works great on drier under eyes. If you have an oilier eye area I feel that the Tarte Shape Tape would be a better choice for you. As this is so creamy, it is also quiet thick in consistency so you do need to warm it up on the back of your hand before applying.
It does mention in the description of this that it doesn’t sit in to fine lines. Unfortunately for me, as my makeup wears during the day, all concealers sit into my expression lines. However, I don’t feel that this product makes them look worse. In fact it makes my eye area looks really hydrated and as perfected as it can.
I would absolutely recommend setting this with a light dusting of powder,if you want it last all day. When I am going for a very natural, radiant, day look I will not set this and it does stay in place but not as well as the Tarte one does for me.
I love the radiance this product gives. As I mentioned above my skin definitely looks better when wearing this. I never have dry looking eyes now with this. I am so happy I have found a concealer that gives this level of coverage but still gives a natural glow to the skin.
The tube packaging is also super handy. I tend to like this type of packaging as it is so hygienic and the product stays fresher for longer. It is also great for makeup artist kits.
The skincare benefits aren’t as obvious for me though I must add. I tend to switch up between concealers daily so I don’t get as much benefit as someone that would use this religiously. However, the ingredients do have high enough concentrations of ingredients that benefit the skin so I think they would definitely help as opposed to hinder the eye area and because It Cosmetics is developed with plastic surgeons and dermatologists you would imagine the claims are true.
Overall, I am so impressed with this concealer, particularly for anyone with a drier eye area. It gives great, glowing coverage and lasts really well once set in place with a powder. Big thumbs up from me. I use shade Medium for anyone interested.
I bought my It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under eye concealer from QVCUK website. This cost £21 plus shipping. It can also be bought with a brush which is great value. It is definitely not an inexpensive product but I have to say, I do think it is worth it and I will definitely be repurchasing.
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