I have a really dark circle under my eyes. It has been like this since I was in high school. I have tried many eye creams, but none is working magically. The least that I can do is covering them. I am always on the hunt for a good concealer. Many people say that IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer is one of the best because it conceals as well as heals. I’ve got to admit that it is not affordable. I purchased it in Sephora Singapore for 24 SGD (around IDR 240.000) and it contains only 0.28 oz. So, is it really great?
WHAT IT IS?
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer claims to be a full coverage anti-aging waterproof concealer. It says that it is highly pigmented, long-lasting full coverage that never creases or cracks. It is also infused with antiaging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants, and high-performance pigments. The company says that the formula improves the appearance of wrinkles and effectively conceals the look of skin imperfections including dark circles, bags, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots, and discoloration. It is clinically tested, talc-free, and cruelty-free.
The packaging is different than any other typical concealers. It is packaged in a tube. However, I think it is the best packaging for this kind of formula. The concealer itself is so thick that you don’t need much to use. The packaging oozes out the right amount of product. Plus, this deluxe size is perfect for traveling. I can put it in my small bag and carry it everywhere.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Chrysin, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Niacinamide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Steareth-20, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499)].
– Collagen: Supports skin elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
-Antioxidants: Protect against free radical damage, which can cause skin inflammation and aging.
-Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for the look of smoother, firmer skin.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Locks in moisture and plumps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
IT Cosmetics offers 6 shades for this concealer. They are Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan, Deep, and Warm Deep. Medium is the right shade for me. IT Cosmetics suggests that if you can’t decide between the Light and Medium, definitely choose Medium because it is the most popular shade. The Light one has a pink undertone, while Medium is more peach. Peach color is believed to perfectly conceal dark circle.
FORMULA + COVERAGE
This concealer is very thick and creamy. You just need a teeny tiny amount for both under eye areas. Because it is very thick, it is a little bit hard to blend. I have to warm it with my finger so that it applies smoothly. My under eye looks very dewy when I use this concealer. My dark circle and wrinkle are definitely covered. I can say that it has full coverage yet it looks natural. I still can wear it without foundation. However, I haven’t seen the result that it can diminish fine lines. I have also tried it with many foundations with different formula. It seems that it can work well with any foundation.
HOW I USE THEM
I use them as suggested by the brand. I warm a tiny amount with my fingers, then tap onto skin and blend with finger. I don’t like using brush with this concealer because it will be too hard to blend. I also usually doesn’t set my concealer with powder because I feel that my under eye will look wrinkly and old. The company says that it can also be used to cover other areas, but I don’t like using it for other areas because it is too thick. I prefer a more liquidy texture for other areas.
I have wore this for more than 12 hours. I even wash my face with water and sweating. But, this concealer stays. However, on me, it wasn’t as dewy as the first applied. This concealer is also slightly creasing on me, but not so bad.
Here I compare IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer in the shade Light-Medium with other concealers that I have. IT Cosmetics is the most peachy. If you love color correct, you might love this concealer because you don’t have to use another product to do that. Starting from the left, The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer in the shade 1.5 is lighter and has neutral undertone. Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in the shade 15 Fair is very much lighter and more liquidy with pink undertone. Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in the shade 020 Light Beige is almost similar in color but it only has a slight peach color. Meanwhile, Colorpop No Filter Concealer in the shade Medium 30 is the darkest.
I like this concealer, but I don’t love it as much as I love The Saem. I love that it covers my dark circle, but I think it is too much hassle to blend. I also prefer a versatile concealer than I use for under eyes, eye shadow primer, and foundation. Plus, this concealer is also too expensive for me. So, I rate this concealer 3.5 out of 5. Will I repurchase? I think no. But I don’t mind if someone give me this product for free. How about you?