I didn’t think I’d ever come across anything as pigmented as Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer but fact is, It Cosmetics has targeted the market when it comes to super, duper, I can cover your dark circles, bags, and just about everything else that needs concealing.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-aging Concealer is probably one of the craziest concealers I’ve run across to date. Lord knows I know me some concealer and this one tops in at amazing.
Buh-bye dark circles, hello gorgeous!
Ok girls and boys, if you’re as heavy handed as I am listen up. A little goes a long way here. Live by that people. This is a highly pigmented concealer so a very little goes a very, very long way.
If you have redness, minor fine lines, age spots, etc…this will pretty much conceal it all and dare I say like other concealers that promises to conceal tattoos this might actually DO that too (don’t have any ink so haven’t tested it myself but I did do the beauty mark test below).
This is creamy, thick, and is hydrating to some point but you do have to be very careful with your application as it does potentially go cakey and it will crease a fair bit if you haven’t prepped and primed properly prior to use. I find it a tad on the drying side but if I’m extra careful I can get a super smooth application that lasts ALL day without any creasing problems and a natural, flawless finish…seriously, I’m talking airbrushed flawless.
The trick is prepping well prior to use. Apply a hydrating eye cream prior to use, pat it into place but don’t let it fully absorb, allow it to remain a bit dewy to the touch as this will give the concealer a better glide during application. Now squeeze a small dot of concealer onto the back of your hand or wrist, not too much, a pin size amount can do both eyes. I personally love the E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush to brush this under my eyes and than I proceed to follow up by patting and blending it out.
I use concealer to address puffiness, minor fine lines, and tiredness or dark circles. I don’t have heavy dark circles but I want my concealer to perk my eyes up, make them look less puffy and more alert and bright. This indeed does all of those things! It brightens up my eyes beautifully, eases fatigue, and makes me look like I just got back from having a 48 hour nap.
Now this is pretty rich so I’m not sure if it’ll squeeze into my daily routine because 1. it does take time to apply and 2. I don’t think I need intense coverage like this daily. However, as of now it’s been a two day romance and I don’t see any end in sight even if it does take an extra minute to apply.
According to It Cosmetics it not only conceals but also treats finer lines and wrinkles using hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins C and K. It’s too soon to tell if this is doing anything for my fine lines but hey, nice to know it not only conceals but treats as well!
This comes in four shades (I swatched medium in this post) and a tube 0.28 oz is $24. Considering how little you’re using here, this is a very nice price and size! Below I did the beauty mark test…sorry, my beauty mark in the before picture is looking rather dull because I actually applied and wiped the concealer off. It’s actually a very dark mark but you can’t see that since it’s a little dulled out after the concealer was applied and removed but you can get a general idea for the coverage here at least from the before and after shots!
Overall, I was quite pleased with this one and it definitely gets a Muse Approval. I think this is the concealer I’ve been searching my entire makeup life. The only thing I’d change would be a bit of a more moisturizing finish but I choose to disregard this because a little eye cream under it helps it along perfectly fine. If you suffer from severe issues like redness and terrible dark circles I’d highly recommend giving this one a try and hey, the wear time along which lasts well over 10 hours straight is worth the purchase alone!