Dark Circle Eraser

Dark circles instantly give away when one had a short night’s sleep and nobody subscribed for a pair of those, right? Luckily someone invented the concept of a concealer that erases unwanted evidence off our faces – genius person that is. Finding a good one is however a whole other story. Nothing seems to be good enough and we’re never really satisfied, at least I never was.

I’ve gone through heaps of concealers that have received their nod of approval widely in the blogosphere, and so far I’ve liked the Nars Creamy Concealer best, but it wasn’t the one. When my skin is feeling really dry, it has the tendency to cake up and cling to dry patches which is not a good look. When I was in Venice I jumped up and down for joy when my eyes met SEPHORA and I happily came home with Marc Jacobs The Remedy Concealer Pen.

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I’ve been wanting to invest in a new corrector to counteract the dark purple-ish tones under my eyes so the discovery of Marc Jacobs The Remedy Concealer Pen couldn’t have come at a better timing. It comes in 9 shades which includes a universal brightening (Bright Idea) and correcting (Sand) shade. Experience has taught me that peachy shades cancels out my dark circles best, and so I went with the shade 01 Bright Idea.

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Let’s get the raving started: A clicking pen that dispenses the product through a patented palladium tip which feels bloomin’ good onto the skin. It’s great for those that wake up with puffy eyes as it feels very cooling and refreshing with no discomfort whatsoever. It also has a transparant strip which reveals how much product is left, genius. Every packaging should have one of these — no more unexpected empty bottles.

The product itself brightens the complexion whilst concealing dark circles thanks to its peach undertones. Texture-wise it’s very light, almost liquidy, which blends in beautifully. There’s no unexpected cakiness or creasing during the day which is rather an exception if you ask me.

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A few side notes to keep in mind: I had a hard time dispensing the desired amount at first but somehow I’m good now. On the other hand, it looks like I’m going very quickly through this. I don’t know if it’s because I’m that obsessed or if it’s down to the scarce product amount? Well, what I can tell you is this: If it really is due to overexcitement, I can guarantee you that it always looks flawless and very natural. And otherwise, I will have to repurchase it soon. End of story. 

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A corrector however begs for a concealer to be applied on top. My concealer of choice is [obviously] the Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in shade 2 which is a concealer and highlighter hybrid with added skincare benefits – Can it get any better?

It’s a twist concealer pen that dispenses the product slightly more controllably than the previous mentioned one, via a soft synthetic brush. It has equally a light and creamy texture that blends in like a dream. It contains light reflecting particles that gives your face an inexpensive facelift by lifting your eye area which makes you instantly look right awake. The formula is very hydrating, doesn’t cling to dry patches, and doesn’t settle in fine lines.

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These two concealers seem to compliment each other remarkably well. They don’t perform as well separately, but when paired together, they conquer the world. I normally never layer concealers but I most certainly don’t mind the extra time spent on these two babies. I’ve never been this pleased with the way how my under-eye looks. It’s suitable for a no make-up make-up look because it instantly perks you up without even knowing it’s there. This is what you get when you combine the best of both worlds.

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  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Awesome you love it as well! I seem to use it up quite quickly though, what about yours? X

    • http://www.glamoclock.com Alexandra – Glam O’Clock

      I have been using it for about a month and it seems fine so far. Will let you know when I run out!

  • http://www.hanhabelle.com/ Hanh

    Great review Alice, I never knew MJ did concealer pens – it looks so hi tech! Like you I’m always on the hunt to erase my dark circles, the duo I use at the moment is MAC pro long wear concealer and Maybelline highlighter pen. I also find if I use a really good eye gel, it helps me look less tired. I use The Body Shop drops of youth eye concentrate and it feels so good and keeps my peepers nice and cool.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thanks Hanh! I think we are all on the quest to find the perfect concealer … and I’m really, really impressed with this combination. Are you satisfied with yours? If not, you should really try these. Oh, I should check that eye cream out from TBS! Thanks for the recommendations! ;) X

      • http://www.hanhabelle.com/ Hanh

        It’s a great eye gel :) We don’t have a Sephora here but I want to try the CT highlighter x

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Sounds like a match made in heaven then, these two. I actually stopped using under eye concealer all together. I felt that it made my eye area look worse than it actually was.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I know exactly what you mean, because I had the same issue but I couldn’t bare walking around like that for much longer. That’s why I invested in these two babies, and I’m very happy I did. I actually don’t believe you don’t wear any concealer or you don’t have any dark circles at all, haha! X

  • http://www.makemeupmandy.com/ Mandy Webb

    Great post, Alice! I haven’t tried these but I’m definitely a conceal-a-holic! I think concealers are a must-have just to look more refreshed and awake.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Thanks Mandy! I totally agree with you! ;)

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    You wrote so well I thought I was reading an editorial piece, Alice! :D I have the MJ pen and I love it so much, too. It brightens up my under eye area just enough that everything still looks natural and not made-up! Definitely an everyday kind of product, though. I haven’t tried the CT one yet but your review sounds promising. I’ll keep it it mind the next time I shop around for my new concealer. :D

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      That’s a huge compliment Jaa! That really makes my day, thanks sweetie! If you like the one from Marc Jacobs you’ll undoubtedly love the Charlotte Tilbury one! Keep it well in mind! ;) X

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Alice, I don’t know any of these, but they sound great! My favorite pen concealer/highlighter is Dior Skinflash. It doesn’t cover a lot, but it covers enough for me on low makeup days ;)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Sunny! Unfortunately we can’t get our hands on them in our country but you should definitely check them out when you can! They cover my dark circles best and they make me look right awake. I recently only had five hours of sleep and I wasn’t looking that great at 5.45am, but with these babies it really looked as if I had a good eight hours of sleep. Genius pens these are! Haven’t tried the Dior Skinflash though!

      X Alice