I will, firstly, add a disclaimer that my skin has been rather aggravated recently, and I have very stubborn dark circles. I typically need a heavy duty, color correcting concealer for my under eyes.
My immediate first impression was that the concealer was very smooth and creamy (my actual first impression was that the packaging was adorable, but that's less important). Because it comes in a small jar, the formula is in between liquid and solid. Cream formulas are something I don't have much practice with, considering I typically use liquid concealers. But because the product is situated in a pot, that means it will last longer and a little goes a long way.
I tried using this on my spots, redness, and areas of hyper pigmentation first. The concealer felt very smooth on my skin, and blended easily into the areas I used it. I found that for spots, it worked best when I dabbed it on in light layers, and built it up to create more coverage. What I loved most about using it this way is that it didn't sink into dry areas of my skin - especially the dry patches of redness around the sides of my nose.
After using this on my under eyes I was slightly disappointed, but I believe this is just a side effect of having genetically induced dark circles. It wasn't a complete disappointment; the concealer simply didn't cover everything fully. For this usage, I think it would be better if I spent more time layering up, or even dabbed on thicker layers as I went. However, I did find that as I went through the day, the concealer seemed to melt into my face and look even more natural and skin-like than it already did. Because of this element, my dark circles started looking better and better throughout the day. Another benefit is that the concealer didn't sink into the fine lines around my eyes, giving a more youthful effect.
The huge bonus for this concealer is the ability to look like skin. After sitting on your face it begins to mesh perfectly with your skin, leaving you looking like an airbrushed movie star. Additionally, because the formula is creamy, I expected the concealer to slide off my skin after just a few hours and leave me feeling bare. However, it stuck to my face and hung around for as long as I needed it to.
Lastly, I just have to mention how cute the packaging is. The inside of the box the product was shipped in was bright pink, and the product itself came in a pink bubble wrap bag. There was an additional page of Glossier stickers and a poster with the Glossier logo. The packaging of the concealer is very simple and sophisticated, yet fun at the same time.
Overall, I'm pleased that I decided to buy this product, and am interested to see how it performs differently throughout the changing weather. I will definitely continue to buy Glossier products (I have my eyes on the newly released Cloud Paint!).
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