The CoverGirl Olay Concealer, or the De-puffer Eye Concealer to be exact, is a new release for Summer 2014. It is designed to minimize puffiness and conceal dark under eye circles. This new concealer is available in six shades: Fair, Fair/Light, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, and Medium/Deep. Before I get into my thoughts on this product, I want to point out that I don’t have extremely puffy eyes or extremely dark under eyes circles, so bear that in mind when considering this review.
I picked up the shade Fair/Light. This was yet another NYC purchase. Towards the end of the trip, I was stressing that I hadn’t had a chance to check out any drugstore offerings while state-side and ran into CVS at the last minute to see what it was saying. Unfortunately for me, I picked a rather disappointing location that didn’t have much to offer. However, I did spot the new Covegirl display which included this concealer and the new foundation (Covergirl + Olay Facelift Firming Makeup). I didn’t really need a new foundation and after seeing the price tag on both items, opted to give the concealer a try. The foundation was $24 USD and the concealer $16! This was a CVS in Manhattan and I’ve since heard that these items are cheapest in Target. Hell, they are cheaper on Amazon.
Anyway, so I’ve been testing this out for about four weeks now and I have to confess, I LOVE it! Before this I was using either my MAC Select Cover-up in NC 20 or NYX HD Concealer in Light, along with either MAC Prep + Prime in Radiant Rose or Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer in Radiant as a highlight.
As far as pure concealing goes, MAC and NYX have taken a backseat to the Covergirl + Olay Depuffer. First off, it’s a pleasure to apply. The metal tip applicator offers a cooling sensation that, though temporary, feels very nice especially early in the morning. It does help with puffiness somewhat but if you suffer for extreme puffiness, don’t expect this to work miracles. Also, I think there is a difference between puffiness and the “natural” bags that some of us have in the under eye area, including me. That area right below my lower lash line has a very slight…”bulge”, shall we say, that no cream, serum or concealer is going to take away.
In terms of the coverage, I quite like it. I’ve read some reviews where people say that this concealer is thin and offers very light coverage – and I kind of disagree. It is definitely light-weight but I would definitely characterise the coverage as more medium. In the swatch below you can see where I have spread the concealer out. If you compare it to the swatch above, you will see that it completely covers the little freckle that I have on my hand. Granted, it needs more blending, but you get the idea.
Lastly, and most importantly for me – it lasts all day and does not crease! I mean really, really it does not crease regardless of which setting powder I use. I’ve never experienced such flawless application and wear-time. Of course, I have not tried every concealer that’s out there and depending on your skin type and the condition of your under-eye area, you may have a different experience. One more thing I want to add, remember the Olay + Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in the small jar/pot that it was all the craze about two years ago? I tried that and it was OK but still creased on me. This is ten times better.
- Coverage: Decent
- Wear-time: Excellent
- Shade Selection: Decent (six shades: Fair, Fair/Light, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, and Medium/Deep).
- Cost: Average (High for Drugstore) $11.00 – $17.00 USD/BSD
- Best for: All Skin Types (Particular those with dry under eyes)
- Available Locally: No. (You can get this Amazon.com. Amazon.ca does not carry it, unfortunately, though you may to check out the other covergirlor maybelline concealer options if you are in The Bahamas or anywhere else where the Canadian site ships. I lay out some general online shopping options for Bahamian/international shoppers here.)
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