NYX Dark Circle Concealer ($6) is a new orange tinted concealer/corrector that treats one of beauty’s biggest problems, dark circles.
Technically I don’t suffer from really dark circles but I do have tired looking eyes without concealer so I was quite curious about this although I never really got on with the original NYX Full Coverage Concealer Jar so I was unsure how I’d feel about the NYX Dark Circle Concealer.
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Although available in shades as light as fair NYX Dark Circle Concealer is a product that will be most suitable for darker skin tones due to the orange pigment they use in the formula to diffuse the look of really bad dark circles. I got the Medium shade selection and it runs really, really dark and has a very heavy orange base to it which made it completely unwearable for me so keep in mind when choosing a shade that the colors are very orange. This product reminds me of DuWop Circle Block quite a bit.
It’s quite dense but once warm it does have a bit of an emollient texture going on. It actually added a more tired look to my eyes versus actually concealing or brightening anything up but again, this is due to the really hard orange in the color. If you have very black circles likely it will correct some of this as orange is excellent to diffuse their appearance. But if you expect this to do anything other than correct it will disappoint.
I think the density of the formula isn’t very pleasant to work with and means a fair bit of tugging is involved to get this on. Once applied and blended out you’ll find it sheers out considerably and isn’t terribly pigmented. It wears for about four hours before it migrates and creases into finer lines.
Overall, I’m not really impressed with this. They really should have dubbed it a corrector not a concealer. It has some correcting abilities but it won’t conceal problem areas under your eyes. I also dislike the formula on a whole, it’s just too dense for me and needs a bit more moisture and creaminess.
Unfortunately, NYX Dark Circle Concealer wasn’t for me.
Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com and launching soon at other locations.