Friday, November 28, 2008

Sana Eye Concealer

I've been looking for an undereye concealer for a while. I tried the Shu Uemura Pro Concealer, but it was too orangey. I bought it online and it was just a guess on which colour would suit me. Toronto didn't sell Shu Uemura products at that time, but a few weeks later, I saw it at Holt Renfrew, argh! However, I'm sure Holt would have jacked up the price. I got mine for $19.99 from Facial Shop.

My search for an undereye concealer went on, until I saw this Sana Eye Concealer on the Muse and Lotus Palace's page, I decided I had to try it for myself.
I bought this from Sasa for $11.30CAD for 12g. According to the Sasa website (which I'm sure they translated from the packaging) the description of the concealer sounded wonderful.

"Sana Make Essence Eye Concealer completely cover unpleasant dark circle. Light Yellow concealer allows natural result.
4 whitening ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, Collagen, Blueberry Leaf Essence, Carrot Essence. They nourish eye contour areas and restore elasticity of skin. Fatigued eyes are relieved. They also boost metabolism to ease dark circles.
Dense Flexibility Formula brings long-lasting wear."

Sounds great right? I just hope it does help with nourishing my eye as I don't use an eye cream at the moment.
The concealer comes out of a small aluminumish tube with a pointed tip for easy application. The concealer is bright yellow, there's no noticeble smell and it felt like a light cream to me. It made my eye area feel quite smooth.
Sometimes my undereye is bad, depending on how much sleep I get. This product worked at covering the dark area just slightly. It wasn't the best at covering everything, but it did neutralize the darkness a bit. I've read reviews saying how it doesn't do anything, but it worked alright for me.
When I have to go to school, I wake up at 6:30am and I do my makeup at 7:00am. Then my day doesn't end till I get home around 5:15pm. The concealer stayed on pretty well.
The only time there was a slight problem was when I got home at 8:00pm after eating dinner. I noticed a slightly dry cakey look which couldn't be rubbed away by my finger. I have an oily face so this could have contributed to the problem. However, I don't usually have makeup on for such a long time and this is probably because my face was getting all nasty and stuff from a long day.
All in all, I wouldn't buy this concealer again because it didn't really cover much, but I know it'll last me a long time because I just needa tiny bit to do the job.

The colour of the concealer is the exact same colour as the tube. Just a little bit is needed, or else it'll start to sink into my tiny lines and look cakey.

You can see there's only a slight difference. As long as it lightens up the dark circles a bit then I'm satisfied for now. XD


Bittenbefore said...

pff your dark circles? where? hardly !

sorry to hear it didnt work for you
i tried it in the store and it didnt work for me either so i didnt buy it

esp when my eyebags and lines are seriously bad T-T

shanelle said...

you should try etude house's concealer :) they're cheap and great.. the one with the dual end one (lotuspalace has been raving about it)
have a great weekend!

Kimberly Tia said...

ooOoo ive always wanted to try this!!

fuzkittie said...

You don't use an eye cream?!!! You must must must! xD Ok enough preaching..

I expect mine to be in the mailbox when I get home tomorrow morning, and then we shall see about this yellow concealer business. :]

MiuMiu said...

Hey Shanelle,
Thanks for dropping by!
I really wanted to try the dual ended concealer after reading Lotus Palace's review, but sadly it's not available at the Etude House stores blah!

royalmocha said...

HI, I read you are from canada, i just wanna ask where would be the best place to buy make up? is there sasa in cad? thanks a lot, my family lives there and not familiar with cosmetic stores so i have to research so they can buy it for me. thanks a lot pretty.

MiuMiu said...

Hey Royal Mocha,
Thanks for dropping by!
Are you looking for Japanese or North American brands?
I'm from Toronto and the only decent place to snoop around for Japanese cosmetics is Pacific Mall located at the corner of Kennedy and Steeles.
Other than that, I would just recommened online shopping, I have a few links on the side of my blog.
For North American brands, it's pretty much available at any big mall. Eaton Center and Yorkdale Mall would be good. Yorkdale has a Canadian version of Saks called Holt Renfrew. Hope that helps!