Review : Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream

Been lemming for this concealer for the longest time, but I'm not sure which shade to get. Thanks to Nikki (my shade twin), her review convinced me to try this concealer! Was really amazed with her Before and After shots. Curious if it worked for me? Read on..

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Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream in #2 Natural Beige

PRODUCT INFO from Skinfood:
A dark circle concealer containing salmon oil ingredient that helps cover dark circles flawlessly to brighten and moisturize under eye area. Concentrated & creamy, it effectively covers dark eye circles and wrinkles. Can be easily applied without irritation.

After applying foundation dispense an adequate amount and then gently tap unto dark circles around the eyes.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 950 (around $21) in Skinfood stores. Bought it cheaper in Ebay for only Php 470 + 106 shipping.

WEIGHT : 10 grams

SHADES : Available in 2 shades.
#1 Light Beige
#2 Natural Beige

* cute packaging
* almost unscented
* pot contains a lot of product
* didn't break me out. If I'm not mistaken, i think all Skinfood products are hypo-allergenic.
* lasts all day if set properly.
Did not fade, cake or crease.
* does not settle into fine lines
* easy to blend - this is really important to avoid tugging the undereyes since this creates fine lines/wrinkles.
* texture is really creamy, perfect for undereyes!
* corrected my purplish dark undereye circles (if you have super dark circles see tip below)
* can be used alone or under other concealer brands

* pot packaging not hygenic
* limited number of shades. I think the darkest one fits NC20-35 skintones.
* expensive if bought in Skinfood stores LOL
* some people find this a bit oily coz of the salmon oil

Use a concealer brush to apply the product on the undereyes, then using fingertips gently blend the concealer with a patting motion. Set with loose powder using a puff or a brush. I'm using Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder with a velour puff.

I read in Bobbi Brown's site that if you have purplish dark circles, its best to correct it first using a Peach/Salmon Corrector then apply a yellow toned concealer to brighten it. So what I did I applied Skinfood Salmon Concealer first, followed by MAC Studio finish concealer in NC20. It really worked! I also noticed my Studio Finish concealer did not crease as much as before.

This is the first time I've tried a salmon hued concealer, and it works like magic! I think this pot will last me more than a year! =)

5 / 5

Before and After Pics
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Skinfood Salmon Concealer when used alone.

Unretouched photo. See how bad my dark circles are?!

I also applied a little bit of concealer on my lids to even it out.

EDIT 5/31/10:
According to Phoebe, this concealer is the SAVE version of Bobbi Brown's Peach Corrector.
Click here to read her review.

Till next time,


Anastacia said...

wow! it makes a big difference to your eyes! seems like works very well for you!

Unknown said...

wow you bought it a lot cheaper! Why is Skinfood so expensive here? ='( I always find Skinfood cheap in other countries plus the fact that their stalls are always in night markets...

Jem said...

it looks great!
thanks for the awesome review..
im not really much into concealers..but mind you i have dark under eye area too, but i feel that foundation is enough to cover most of the darkness...

but this concealer looks like a really great product!

♥ Nehs ♥ said...

it really made a difference on your under eye area! it can be use on blemishes too, u think?

about elianto mousse e/s. it creases on me. but i will still use it as my brow bone highlighter, i have the lighter shade anyway. :)

trizh űű said...

kapag buckwheat ang gamit ko, nagcake eh..

Unknown said...

this is my HG concealer too. i noticed that product sort of melts inside the pot given this hot and humid weather!

Ida said...

I'm glad it works for you. :) I think it has to do din with my skin being darker than yours. Probably mas suited to sa lighter skin tones like yours :)

AskMeWhats said...

natawa ako SHADE TWIN! that is so cute! :D I can see it works for you too!

Ashwini said...

awesome! I need something like this so badly. But I don't suppose I will find it in the USA. Your eyes look so bright and awake in the 2nd picture!

Unknown said...

I am currently using this too n_n I like it as well its soo creamy, super feasible for its price. how would u compare this to the nyx concealer, which one is better? and you said you bought it somehwere thats even cheaper than from a skinfood store.. mind telling me where you got it from? thank you thank you for the great review :D

jehan said...

thanks for the review.. skinfood is really expensive in the philippines. i appreciate Etude House for keeping their products really still affordable there. Honestly, they actually have almost the same price range here.

i wanted to try this before but the oily sample pot/tester deterred me from doing so. i might as well go give it a try again and perhaps buy myself a pot too, kkk

Miss Shopcoholic said...

@ anastacia - thanks! im so happy it worked for me..

@chelle - yes unfortunately Skinfood is a bit expensive here compared to other korean makeup shops like The Face Shop. how i wish Etude house is available here in our city.

@ Nehs- yes, it can be used on blemishes too. tried it on my pimple and na-cover nya ng konti hehe

Miss Shopcoholic said...

@ trizh - did you use a sponge or a brush?

@ Ida - what's your skintone pala? sayang naman noh di nagwork sayo =(

@ Nikki - LOL. I think ka shade din natin si Jheng right?

CrystalLuvz said...

I'm using this dark circle concealer too! It's the BEST!!! I'm using shade #1 and it's perfect match on me! I actually purchased mine from Ebay... lol, it's about 20ish CAN $ shipping included, which is very good.

Love the review! ^^

Maui (Suushh) said...

wow ebay is awesome! so much cheaper! =)

oOchaOo said...

wonderful result! :)
im glad it works for you sis..
too bad 2 lang ang shades niya :(

+ S T A R + said...

nice review khymm!

ang ganda! na conceal talaga niya. i like that. i still do not have any kick ass concealer in my stash, maybe in the future pa.

by the way khymm, thanks for the sweet comments =)

trizh űű said...

yess sis I did. :(

dblchin (double chin) said...

Thanks fer sharing sweetie!!! I'm just looking out for a gd concealer! Hope they sell that in Singapore

The Glamarazzi said...

Wow khymm the difference IS huge. You are lucky with that find! :)

Shabby said...

That's some good coverage! I wonder if it will work on me and if it will even blend properly with my skin tone. Hmm...

Rati said...

This makes me want skin food all the more. Sad we don't get it here in India. :(

margaret_heart said...

can you send me a link to ebay site where you bought the salmon concealer?tnx

Miss Shopcoholic said...

@ margaret - here's the link:

Moving Sale said...

You can buy skinfood products at in Canada and USA!