Quite some time ago I purchased the Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla. I figured since I loved the Amazing Face Liquid foundation in Vanilla Creme, I’d love this concealer.


The Website Claims:
Banish imperfections and erase stubborn dark circles while customizing your coverage from sheer to full with this peptide and vitamin rich, luxurious formulation.

Smoothing Formula: A naturally powerful combination of Vitamins A, E and Chilean TreeBark plant extract moisturizes skin, fights puffiness and firms to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity.

Fills Fine Lines: An innovative blend of Natural Marine Peptides and hyaluronic fillingspheres help to increase eye areas hydration level to smooth surface imperfections.

Ingredients:
Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Price:
$20 for .27 oz from Too Faced, Sephora, Ulta, Apothica

Does it live up to its claims?
For me, no. No matter how I use this concealer, no matter how tiny the amount, I can’t get it to work without it creasing on me. It’s got amazing coverage, no doubt about it. It’s a good color match on me, and it does cover up any dark circles (or even blue veins as shown in my swatch pictures).

No matter how tiny of an amount I apply under my eyes, and then blend the hell out of, it still creases or cakes. It could just be that I’m still using too much, or not the right technique. I’ve tried it many different ways. I’ve tried taking the tinies amount and dabbing it in a half circle under my eye, working on one eye at a time, then blending it out with my Sephora brush (before that brush I used a fluffy eye shadow brush), and then setting with the lightest dusting of translucent powder. It creased. I tried without the powder. It creased. I tried using a concealer brush, then blending. It creased. I tried mixing the tiniest bit in with face primer and dabbing that under my eyes. It creased. So I just CANNOT figure out how to get this to work on my under eyes. On other areas of the face it works just fine. A little bit of this concealer goes a very long way.

Would I purchase again?
Unless I can successfully use the concealer that I have, probably not. I just cannot get this concealer to work for me. It might work for someone who has more experience with concealing than me. I do think it’s a good concealer, it just doesn’t work for me.

Have you tried this concealer? Any tips you wanna share?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.