Like many women, I suffer from under-eye darkness. I’ve tried all the creams, serums, lotions, and potions they sell to rid myself of this scourge, but none of it works so well that I can abandon concealer.
My regular under-eye routine layers Lancome’s Color Correcting Primer and Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer. It works well, but I wanted something with more oomph. I didn’t just wanted to cover or minimize, I wanted to hide my circles. So I decided to It! Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-Eye Concealer a go.
The first thing I noticed about the Bye Bye concealer was how thick it is. Most concealers are liquid or creamy, but this concealer is like building mortar.
As a result, it only takes a tiny bit of concealer to cover your under-eye area. If you apply more than a tiny amount, you look like you’re wearing theatre makeup, so apply sparingly. But even applying just a minuscule amount, I found the concealer settled into the acne scars under my eyes and could look very heavy if I wasn’t careful. I ended up blending and re-blending as the day went on.
This is the double-edged sword of the Bye Bye concealer. It definitely hides your circles. But it can also look like you’re wearing two-pounds of makeup unless you grab a teardrop sponge and blend til your fingers are numb. This thickness is especially evident if you wear lighter foundation or BB cream.
Bottom line, if you have really dark under-eye circles, I recommend giving this product a try. Blend it well, thin it out with a bit of primer if necessary. But if you think it looks heavy on your skin, it does. Some women like the perfectly made over makeup look, but it’s not for me. So I’m going to skip this thick concealer and go back to my regular routine.