Monday, 4 August 2014

Review // Clinique Airbrush Concealer




No, despite what you may be thinking, the image above is not a mug shot. But more on that later... It would seem that full-time work is not kind on the under-eyes. Despite being paid only a third of minimum wage (the lowest amount that interns can legally be paid in France), I decided to take full advantage of my first pay day and venture into Sephora. Something to cover up those dreaded under-eye bags was first on my list.

I was on the lookout for a lighter product to keep my dark circles under wraps for daytimes at work. Fortunately, I remembered about this Clinique product that I'd enjoyed using when I was at sixth form. I think that it's pretty clear what happened next, and the above image shows the 'before and after' of using it.


I remembered enjoying using the Clinique Airbrush Concealer, but it has really surpassed my expectations. It's a light, fluid consistency which makes it perfect for daytime use, particularly in summer, yet it doesn't melt off at the first sign of heat. Now I'm not saying it's completely heat-proof, and a bit of setting powder will certainly help, but what I love about this is that all it takes is a bit of blending with your fingers and it immediately brightens and corrects those purplish tones under your eyes without settling into any creases. It really doesn't look like you're wearing anything, which is all that you want sometimes.

It comes in three shades (I of course use the lightest) and works by twisting the end, which releases the product out of the little brush applicator. While this doesn't make it the most hygenic product to share, it is ideal for slapping on on those days you really don't have time to get ready (i.e. every morning, if you're me).

I know that I've raved about the cult favourite the Bobbi Brown Corrector before (see my tutorial here), but I honestly think that for personal use, I prefer this. It's quicker, lighter, easier to blend and the colour seems to be perfect for me. It's light enough for everyday use, but the incredible colour-correcting ability makes it perfect for any 'going out' look as well. A firm favourite


The Clinique Airbrush Concealer retails at £19 and is available at most Clinique stands.

Do you have a favourite under-eye concealer?


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20 comments:

Cloud Esmé said...

Really wanting to try this now, those results are great! Lisa Eldridge uses it all the time too so it must be good:)

Esmé // CloudEsmé

Alice Yeh (叶翠云) said...

I've always thought that it would fail at covering my dark circles! Maybe I should check it out some time in the future?

Alice x {My Beauty Blog}

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

It sounds lovely and with great coverage :o) Xx

Makeup by Candlelight

Hayley Walker said...

Wow, this sounds lovely and the coverage looks great on your pic.

Hayley x

http://www.teapartybeauty.com/

Beautyqueenuk said...

I like the sound of this, a lot x

Choco ChipChic said...

Sounds good!! Thanks for this lovely review.. Will def check it out too! xx
Sherina Shereen..xoxo
http://www.chocochipchic.blogspot.com/

Grace Denny said...

This actually sounds really nice! Definitely worth a little purchase I think. Those pesky dark circles are the bane of my life! haha.

XO, G from grace'd

Miss. Louise said...

definitely going to give this a go! I've heard Lisa Eldridge rave about this product too.... so it must be a pretty spot on product!

www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

Miss Makeup Magpie said...

Oh wow this looks like such a lovely concealer! It's made such a difference to your eyes xx

Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

Coco said...

I have this but I haven't tried it yet. I got it because of Lisa Eldridge recommendation and am glad you like it too xx

Emily said...

You definitely should try it! Lisa Eldridge knows what she's talking about ;) xx

Emily said...

I know, so in love :) x

Emily said...

I didn't realise that Lisa Eldridge is a fan too, but if she likes it then it must be good haha xx

Emily said...

I feel ya! xx

Emily said...

You're welcome, thanks for commenting :) X

Emily said...

It really is! For such a light product, the coverage is incredible x

Emily said...

I would definitely recommend it! It's my favourite thing that I've tried yet for dark circles xx

Emily said...

If it has Lisa's seal of approval then it must be worth a purchase! Haha x

Cherry Pullinger said...

This looks lovely!

Meghan said...

Sounds like a great concealer if you looking for a seriously awesome and budget friendly concealer, I have been loving (more obsessed) with the Catrice Highlighting concealer. The coverage is amazing. P.s. Not selling the product I have just been an intern and know getting decent steals are always great.

Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog