August 7, 2008

Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen Review

Today I’ll be reviewing Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer in continuing with my spotlight on Good, Bad, and Great Concealers!

Patricia Wexler M.D. is one of those brands that I end up buying due to all the fancy stuff I read on the packaging. I buy into all that hype that’s written all over the boxes, packaging, and adverts.

Wrinkles gone in an instant, dark circles concealed forever, a newer, fresher face awaits you!

Um yeah…right…sure.

I’ve purchased three products by Patricia Wexler M.D. so far and all have been a major disappointment one of which happens to be the Instant Airbrush Concealer.

The packaging is simply awesome as it’s a click style pen concealer which I absolutely love and lust after when it comes to concealers. I love pens simply because they make concealer application so easy, hygienic, and simple!

The Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Concealer is a tad bit of a high price at $19.50 USD. It is considered a Beauty on a Budget find however since it doesn’t work too well that’s a bit of a high price to pay for it.

The concealer is lightly pigmented and offers ok coverage plus the pen style applicator as I mentioned is an added bonus however the formula is lacking in this concealer.

The concealer is not only drying to the delicate eye area but it also creases into fine lines plus the texture is extremely watery which makes it a delightful mess to apply. Instead of brushing it on and blending you’ll find it dripping down your cheek before you have the chance to pat it into place, the formula is that watery!

Contrary to reviews I’ve read once you’ve successfully blended your eyes will look quite well rested and your dark circles will be quite concealed however any fine lines under your eyes will be displayed a bit more prominently due to how drying the formula is. I’ve read that the coverage is ultra light and doesn’t conceal well and those reviews would be correct however on days I was awake and had a good solid 8 hours of rest the coverage was enough to make my eyes look good. My main problems lay with the fact that the product was not long wearing, crept into my fine lines, and dried my eye area terribly.

Major rant for the fact that this comes in only three shades so anyone with darker skin than a medium will have trouble finding a good match for their skin tone.

Although the packaging is brilliant and the formula is wonderfully light yet pigmented it has too many flaws to be a truly great concealer! I’ve seen better budget finds that are cheaper and work better! I can recommend it if you’re seeking lighter coverage and aren’t concealing a ton of extra baggage. It’s also pretty good if you’re not sporting dryness under your eyes however I think it might be safer just to spend your $20 on a better concealer!

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  • Haru

    Hey Izzy,

    That’s a royal shame. Which other two Wexler products have you tried? I bought her anti-acne kit last September and quite liked the moisturiser but I didn’t use it regularly enough to know it was making a difference.

  • the Muse

    hey iris!

    Oh well 😉 Live and learn!

    I brought her puff gel, this, and an undereye cream and all of them are just terrible 😛

    The puff gel does nothing, this concealer is so messy and liquidy 😛 yak!

    and the under eye cream broke me out terribly 😛

    Definitely not loving the line 🙁

  • Anonymous

    just got the under eye brightening cream for the dark circles i’ve started to develop. will let you know how it works.

  • Joan Trenz

    I love the instant air brush and i am disappointed i cannot get it at the Bath and Body Shop anymore. sure it will be runny if you press to long and hard on the tube. You only need to press quickly and lightly because all you need is a very small amount.

    • Joan Trenz

      I would love to be able to purchase the instant air brush at the Bath and Body Shop again.

      • joan

        I absolutley love the airbrush pen I am in my early 50’s and it is by far the best ever. My 30 yr old daughter used it and she loved it too. I went out at Christmas looking for it and now I can’t find it. Does anyone know where to get it? Also I think one of the best things about it is the fact that it is a little drying which is good for blemishes. And keeps it from going into wrinkles. Usually I buy cheaper products because I just don’t spend a lot of money on myself but this is one that I will continue to use as long as I can get it.

  • Joyce Kamp

    Please, I would love to purchase the instant air brush on-line at