Few days ago, I asked some of you on my Facebook page
if you think I should start reviewing products, may it be skincare or makeup, that didn’t really work for me – not to badmouth the brand of anything but to give an honest to goodness review. Most of you said yes, so let’s start with this Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream in 02. I’ve been using this for months but I never posted the review; now you know why.
Skinfood is a Korean brand that is well-known for their food themed skincare products and makeup. This specific line, Salmon Dark Circle, contains a concentrated formula rich in omega 3 fatty acid and vitamins that are known to improve blood circulation and lighten skin discoloration particularly the under eye area. If I’m not mistaken, this line also includes eye creams and setting powders especially made to address the problem with dark circles.
Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream
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.
The name of the line is very fitting, if you ask me. I remember reading from one of Bobbi Brown’s books that a salmon-colored concealer is ideal for covering the area around the eyes. So when I heard of the name, Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream, I immediately associated it with the book and the perfect concealer, so to speak.
This 10g of Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream is housed in a vintage-looking glass jar. The packaging as a whole is not very appealing to me. It’s quite bulky and heavy which makes it difficult to bring every time I leave the house. Also, because of its jar-type packaging, I have to dip my fingers in every time I use it. As you all know, this comes with hygiene and sanitation risks. I could use a spatula to scoop out the product but that could be time-consuming if done every day. As for the amount of product, I think 10g would be enough to last a little less than a year despite daily use. So I’d say that the “price-to-amount of product” ratio makes it a good buy provided that this particular product works for you.
The summer heat really took its toll on this product. I started using this around January. However, because of the heat during the summer season, both the consistency and texture changed. It was particularly thick and hard at first but when summer came, most of the product melted. Thus making it ridiculously smooth when applied. It also glides on better than before. As a result, spreading and blending became so much easier. Although it became greasier and less creamy, it still retained its scentless properties.
Here’s a quick recap: During colder weather, Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream is thick and requires a great amount of tugging to blend out. It takes a while to spread but easy to build up the coverage. When it melted, it’s greasier, softer and easier to blend BUT the coverage dwindled down significantly. As for the scent (yeah, no fish smell :P) and color, they remained unchanged. 🙂
The coverage did change a lot. It’s barely able to cover the mild discoloration under my eyes. Needless to say, if you have bigger, darker circles under the eyes, Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream’s coverage would most definitely disappoint you. The coverage is a bit too light – maybe this has something to do with the shade. It has very limited shade selection; 01 and 02. I bought the shade 02, being the darker on of course, but it’s still too fair for my morena skin.
So in my case, I prefer using this as a “brightener” instead of a concealer. I just use this to highlight some areas of my face before setting with powder just so it won’t go to waste. The risk of using this over the concealer is that this makes the whole makeup more prone to caking – with all the layering and stuff.
Another thing about SF Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream is that it’s very likely to crease and settle to fine lines unlike other cream concealers. You probably all know by now how I’m bugged by the tiny lines under my eyes and it’s awfully disappointing that it easily settles on the lines and accentuate them even more. Even after setting it with powder, it still emphasizes my horrendous lines. The only good thing about Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream is that it stays put for more or less 3-4 hours even under the hot and humid Philippine weather.
I really wanted to like this product.. I did a lot of research before buying this and it seemed like a great buy at that time. Too bad it didn’t work for me. 🙁 But I won’t give up on Skinfood products just yet!
Price: Php 900+ Mall Price (I got mine for Php 500+ online)
Available at: Skinfood Outlets or online (Seoul Catch)
Like I always say, when you’re going to buy Skinfood products, it’s best to buy them from your trusted online seller to save a couple of bucks. The price difference will really surprise you.
That’s it for this review and I’ll see you on my next post! 🙂