All About Eyes Concealer
Category:Makeup > Concealers & Correctors
Last Updated:11.26.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

All About Eyes Concealer is a state-of-the-art concealer formula thanks to the inclusion of pentapeptides, antioxidants, and elegant skin-identical ingredients. It has a smooth, creamy texture and concentrated pigmentation. A little goes a long way and provides good coverage with minimal slip. The seven shades present mostly true skin-color options, though Light Neutral (the palest shade) is too yellow for most fair skin and Medium Beige is too bright yellow. The others are superb and include options for darker skin. Clinique claims this is recommended for disguising dark circles, and it does indeed work very well for that purpose, without looking thick or cakey.

Brand Overview

Clinique At-A-Glance

Strengths: A few excellent moisturizers and serums; excellent sunscreens; very good cleansers and eye makeup removers; unique mattifying products; impressive selection of foundations, good concealers; some remarkable mascaras; much-improved eyeshadows, lip colors and blush formulas.

Weaknesses: Bar soaps (which can clog pores and dull skin); alcohol-based toners; unfortunate choice of jar packaging for antioxidant-loaded moisturizers.

Estee Lauder-owned Clinique launched the concept of cosmetics being "allergy-tested," "hypoallergenic," "100% fragrance-free," and "dermatologist tested." Of those marketing claims, the only one with significance is "100% fragrance-free," which, for the most part, Clinique maintains (although it does add some fragrant extracts to a few products). Unfortunately, terms like “hypoallergenic” and “dermatologist tested” aren’t regulated by the FDA and can mean anything—thus, you still need to rely on the ingredient list to tell you whether their product contains any ingredients with the potential to irritate skin.

That inconvenient fact aside, Clinique is leading the way with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art moisturizers and serums, plus some formidable makeup and more than a few excellent sunscreens. While Clinique has some products that we see as missteps for reasons discussed in their reviews, more than ever, what they offer is quite good (just have realistic expectations, as some of their claims go beyond what their products are capable of).

Turning to makeup, Clinique continues to offer a vast palette of colors and textures, especially with their enormous selection of foundations—many of which feature effective sunscreens. Without a doubt, the numerous formulas offer something for every skin type and almost every skin color—though the blushes, eye makeup and lip colors are frequently not pigmented enough for deeper skin tones.

The bottom line is that, despite a few shortcomings, Clinique is one of the most comprehensive (and comparably affordable) department-store makeup lines, and it is completely understandable why they enjoy such broad appeal.

Note: Clinique is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Clinique does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Team.

For more information about Clinique, call (800) 419-4041 or visit www.clinique.com

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Creases, settles, and doesn't cover.

I can't stand this stuff. I keep trying it because, like another reviewer mentioned, there's a ton of product in the tube and it lasts forever, but it's simply not a good concealer, under-eye or anywhere. It creases, settles into fine lines and—worse—pores, and it looks cakey immediately after application. Per the Clinique counter rep's advice, I've tried this over many different eye creams, all to no avail. On the other hand, Clinique's Line Smoothing concealer is one of my favorites.

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A lot of waste

Not enough shades....too messy to apply..

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Linda C
Works well as an eye-shadow primer

I have a couple of spots on one eyelid which I like to cover, but that has been a challenge. Decided to try this product, and it has been great. Because the spots are red, I don't think I'm ever going to make them completely disappear without using a product that will cake-up on my eyelids, which is not a good look. This product works well to make the spots disappear as much as possible, and that's good for what I need.

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Didn't work as promised

Product did not do much to disguise under eye circles. Oily formula caused my mascara to smudge below my eyes. Clinique do not recommend using this concealer on other parts of the face because it is so oily. If this product actually worked, it would be good value for money as you get a lot of product and it lasts for ages.

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Doesn't help

This did not help disguise my dark circles. Still trying to find something that will.

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Lisa H.
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