Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Clarins Instant Concealer review, before and after shots

I'm telling you, this blog keeps me busy and that's not to mention everything that's going on outside of the blogging world.  Sleep is scarce and I've gotten into a ridiculous routine of waking up at 6.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays too?!  And so days like these makes me happy for make up.  Not for me.  For whoever has to look at me.  I do it for you.

Clarins has brought out a new concealer, Instant concealer that promises to revive tired eyes, smooth the delicate skin and conceal dark circles.  There are four shades, 1 conceals blue dark circles and is aimed at fair skin.  Shade 2 conceals brownish purple dark circles and is for medium skin tones.  Shades 3 and 4 will conceal brownish black dark circles and is for darker skin tones.

I was given shade 2 to test out and test out I have!  I've become pretty reliant on this little tube and have made sure to give myself an extra minute or two in the morning to apply it so I look like a human being.

I use it just on the dark circles under my eyes.  I don't take it further out than where the fluffy brush is in the photos below.  I do the same with any concealers I use because they can cake in my fine lines (laughter lines ahem).  The Instant Concealer lightens and brightens under my eyes, concealing the purple circles that torment me every day.  I don't really suffer with puffy eyes, but the concealer contains caffeine that helps diminish puffiness and decongests the under eye area.

The before and after shots speak for themselves.  You can see my little scar in the bottom set of photos, right in the middle of my under eye circle and it always seems to cast more of a shadow under there.  So it's nice to be able to hide that.  The concealer itself is really pigmented and I need only the tiniest dot to get busy with.

As I said above, I'm very dependent on this guy now.  It doesn't dry out the skin under my eyes and doesn't cake which is my biggest bugbear when it comes to concealers.  It'll set you back €24 but will last for ages because the tube is quite big and it's also really pigmented, so Girlie Maths comes into effect big time for justification.  But there really is no justification.  It does what it says on the tin for me and is my concealer of choice!  It's on counters now and be sure to check out my review of the Extra-Comfort Foundation from Clarins too!



  1. Oh this is great! I love the fact that Clarins included cafeine in the formula. Thanks for this review. :)

  2. This looks like a winner...I'm definitely going to have to stop reading your are bad news for my bank account haha xxx


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