I think I might be too old for you Essence Stay All Day 16 HR Long Lasting Concealer ($3.49). Your promise of sixteen hours of wear is very promising and your under four dollars price tag makes a girl happy! But your dry formula might force me to break up with you!
Essence Stay All Day 16 HR Long Lasting Concealer is a cream concealer with a sponge tip applicator available in two shades for $3.49 at Ulta and Ulta.com
Essence promises a long lasting formula with light-reflecting pigments that diminish the look of dark circles while creating a flawless look under eyes. Sadly, the lack of shades will prove a deal breaker for many.
However, if you do fit into their color selection you might just want to pick this up but only a select few will be able to get completely on board with it. The formula is thick and creamy however, it applies VERY dry which results in aging my eyes rather than concealing anything. Pigmentation is sheerer but will easily conceal smaller issues like puffiness, fine lines, and tiredness. The real issue with the formula is how dry it is. It emphasizes finer lines rather badly due to that dryness and is definitely not a friendly concealer for the aging lady or those with drier eyes. The good news is it should do well for those with oily eyes and lids as it could prove quite mattifying and easier to apply.
The shade I have swatched here is 10, Natural Beige. It’s VERY white…this is for the fairest of them all skin types. The other shade is Soft Nude which also looks quite pale so the shades are very limited as I mentioned above.
I wouldn’t say you need to run out and grab it if you have such an oily eye type but if you happen to be at Ulta’s you might want to purchase one and see if it works for you. Personally, I don’t feel comfortable recommending it to anyone with dry eyes or those who really depend on their concealer for solid coverage that gives them a fresher more wide awake look. Sadly, this one is lacking. Essence offers some great budget beauty options but their concealer is not one.
The good news? It works great as a lid primer! Improvise people improvise! It actually preps well for eyeshadow and creates a nice flawless base for them! And heck even allows them to remain crease free for a good several hours.
Available at Ulta and Ulta.com