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Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla – Review

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.

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).

$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.

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    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      Have you tried putting it on over eye primer in the area you want to conceal and then buffing it out with a brush like the MAC 224?

      • Phyrra

        Yes. I’ve also tried mixing it with primer. And the fluffy brushes I use like the 224 are the Sigma equivalent, and I’ve tried the awesome sephora concealer brush i’ve been using. Either I’m not using a small enough amount (and seriously, I try to squeeze it just the tiniest bit), or it just is always cakey for me.

        • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

          Daaaaang. That sounds like my experience with one of Maybelline’s concealers (it sunk into lines I didn’t really otherwise HAVE, if that makes sense). xP Not fun.

    • Galen

      Just a thought – maybe try varying whether or not you use eye cream underneath?

      For me, I’d also try mixing the concealer with eye cream before applying it to see if that helps it sink in without creasing…

      Good luck

      • Phyrra

        Thank you for the tip! I’ve never tried mixing it with eye cream.

        • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

          Of course, mixing it w/ the eye cream will dilute the coverage, so for some that could be a catch-22 :(

          And I agree w/ Galen: try it without eye cream underneath & see how it works. If it’s creamy enough that it creases, it will probably have enough moisture that you can get away w/ going without during the day.

    • http://dirtymakeup.livejournal.com/ Parched

      Aww, that’s too bad. Maybe it is because it is meant to fill in fine lines, so it is doing what it is supposed to, but you don’t need that under your eyes. Blecch!

      I’m sorry about your uncle. I hope you have some time to take it easy.

    • Ryou

      Have you tried setting it with setting powder? Skin Food makes a really good one intended to set undereye concealer. :)

      • Phyrra

        Yes, I always set it with something like Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing powder.

    • http://www.pammyblogsbeauty.com Pammy

      Hey Phyrra-Too bad you can’t get better wear out of this product as it sounds as if it has lots of potential! Hmm…I wonder if MAC’s Vibrancy eye primer would help its wear? I am finding that ALL of my concealers are wearing better with this underneath?

      • Phyrra

        I’ll have to check it out. Right now I’m getting great results by using Smashbox Photo Finish primer mixed with a bit of concealer by L’Oreal. Smooth, no creasing, etc.

    • Dana

      I had the same problems with this concealer, since I am much older, the creasing is something I absolutely can’t live with. Best concealer I have found is MUFE firming. lots of color choices and no creasing whether you set it or not. Good review. Have you done a series on concealers yet?

      • Phyrra

        This is actually the first in my concealer series. I’ve picked up a bunch to experiment with. I’ve only reviewed 2 other concealers before this one: Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow concealer (which I am now allergic to, boo) and Urban Decay 24/7 concealer in CIA.