Nikki's posts can be very persuasive and her amazing before-after pictures did me in. Thanks to Xin who picked up the Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream for me when she was in Korea! Don't worry, this one's easily available in Malaysia, just a tad more expensive.
Read on for the full review and MY before-after shots.
Skinfood believes in makeup that's good for the skin and they didn't put the word "Salmon" in the name of this product without a reason. This concealer contains -- VEGAN ALERT! -- Salmon oil (rich in Omega-3 and Vitamins A and E) that helps moisturize your under eye area as you conceal. I doubt that the amount is sufficient to make any difference at all but hey, if you aren't a skeptic like I am, you could experience faith-healing! By the way, the concealer doesn't smell like fish. I checked.
As you can probably tell just by looking at the jar, this peachy concealer is creamy. One dab with your finger will pick up ample of product (enough for one eye if you have a mild case) that spreads like a dream. Pat pat pat and the concealer will look streak free. The pot's not only pretty, it's huge too so the 10g will last you!
The result is rather impressive if you're not expecting to completely erase your dark circles rather, to even out the color and brighten your eye area. My eye area did not dry out from it, my lines did not accentuate and the staying power was good. I was pretty much settled that this was gonna be my newest favorite concealer.
Sadly, in time, I found a few things that I didn't like. Despite getting the darker color in #2 Salmon Beige, it's still a shade too fair than how I usually prefer my concealers. If I got too tanned, I can pretty much forget about using this concealer. Also, at times, the concealer can give a pink cast that would look oddly cool against the rest of my warm complexion. Ok, it's not a big deal and I doubt anyone could even notice it but when something seems "off", it irritates the hell out of me no matter how petty.
In the end, I had to treat this as a corrector rather than a concealer, which means I'll use a light layer of this first and then top with a concealer that is closer to my skin color. Nevertheless, this concealer gets used quite often but I rotate it with the Graftobian HD Creme Corrector in Soft Orange. If only Skinfood had Graftobian's color!
Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer retails at all Skinfood counters and outlets for RM46.90/10g.