Up until earlier this year I was using the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Concealer but stopped after the tub I had ran out and I failed to purchase another concealer. I figured I would just live with my dark circles but I quickly became annoyed with them - and people constantly telling me I looked tired - so enter the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer.
I own the foundation version of this concealer *link* and, as I liked the foundation, I figured I couldn't go wrong with the concealer. The regular issue of all of the shades being too dark for me occurred while I was staring at the Rimmel London stand and in all honesty the shade range is dreadful. I purchased the lightest shade entitled '010 Ivory' and away I went.
I use this strictly for my stubborn under eye circles and nowhere else so unfortunately I cannot comment on how well it covers up any red areas or spots. When it comes to under eye circles though it does a good job. Granted my dark circles are not covered up entirely but there is a vast improvement once this concealer is applied. I imagine if your dark circles aren't as bad as mine this will cover them up completely. It also does brighten up the skin around my eyes and it doesn't settle into any creases or look cakey.
The concealer is incredibly easy to blend and it doesn't dry too quickly so you don't have to race against it to blend it - an impossible task for me when I've just woken up...3 hours ago. It also dries matte but there is a problem with the finish that I should have realised as the foundation has the exact same issue: there's a glitter ball effect to this concealer which I originally thought was coming from my eyeshadow until it started appearing when I was wearing matte eyeshadows. It's not too obvious unless you shine a light directly onto your skin but it's not a desirable effect for me.
Although I haven't used this concealer to cover up any spots I imagine it wouldn't be the best concealer for that job due to the light reflecting properties. It does say it can cover up blemishes but I think the formula is concentrated more on covering your under eye circles and to make us tired people look more awake so we don't terrify our fellow human beings.
Overall I like the concealer and have used it on my under eye circles every time I've worn make up. It's not the holy grail of concealers and I probably won't repurchase it once I've finished this tube but it works for now.
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