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Product Review: Philosophy The Supernatural Concealer

No matter how good your genes or how much beauty sleep you get, the time will come when you need an undereye concealer. (And yes, I know some of you are 18 and bright-eyed and you don't need it. I was once one of you. Just you wait.) In my view, a good concealer should cover dark circles without looking masklike, it should go on without tugging skin, and it shouldn't settle into fine lines.

I've tried many concealers, and only a few live up to these expectations. That's why I'm so excited about Philosophy's The Supernatural concealer ($25). It's technically called "airbrushed color corrector," which accurately describes the look it provides. Three shades are available (light, medium, dark), and there are three colors within each compact. Now, this might seem unnecessary, but it's actually the thing that makes this stuff so brilliant.

The key to making The Supernatural concealer work for you is to use the included brush to apply color where you need it. For instance, I started by using the lightest shade on my undereye area, which evened out my skin tone but still left a little bit of my purple circles visible. Then, I dabbed a bit of the medium shade wherever I still saw the circles. A little blending, a tiny bit of the dark shade near the inner corners of my eye, and voila! Perfect coverage. The kind that makes you look naturally well-rested, like you're not wearing a lick of makeup. And it didn't take more time than my usual concealer routine.

To see a photo of the concealer in action,


So, not to go all Two-Face on you, but here's a photo that illustrates just how well this works. I'm not wearing any makeup except for The Supernatural under my right eye (which is at your left, of course).

Yum took the picture, and when she saw me without concealer, she said I looked like a panda. Sadly, she is right. But would you look at the coverage on the eye that does have concealer? Totally natural-looking, soft, and effective. I love this stuff.

(Also, every time I take one of these pictures to post, I am reminded that it's time for a brow-shaping appointment. Ugh!)

See reader reviews of this product and add your own here!

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
What a difference. The pan concealer seems like it'd work great.
jspeed jspeed 8 years
*buying this right now* your photo and review sold me. this is what I need (esp. to not look like a zombie for job interviews!)
Lambsauce Lambsauce 8 years
OMG... amazing!! (And add me to the list of not-so-bright eyed 18-year-olds, though I am freshly 19 so perhaps that's too old to count :P) I've had dark circles quite literally since the moment I was born, it's a genetic thing. And have been looking for a decent concealer for more of my life than I'm willing to admit.
areidz areidz 8 years
Fantastic! Bella, are your circles the same on both eyes, or is one of them heavier than the other. The reason I'm asking is to make sure that it worked just as good on your other eye. Thanks! Great review too!
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 8 years
I got a Sephora giftcard in the mail about an hour ago....I spent it online already and ordered this. =p
julsiesf julsiesf 8 years
I just bought this today, and L-O-V-E love it. I agree with a few of you that the 3rd color is unnecessary, but the other two are fantastic. I would recommend mixing with your finger, and leave that little brush out of the process. thanks bella.
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
my friend and i just bought it =]
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
Im mac NC35, does anyone know what colour I should get? Medium or dark? Thanks!
ladyjules79 ladyjules79 8 years
teehee...i just bought it...
ladyjules79 ladyjules79 8 years
ummm...that is serious...
ladyjules79 ladyjules79 8 years
and as you can see in my photo, i have some sreious circles...
ladyjules79 ladyjules79 8 years
i am buying it pronto. pronto. those are my biggest complaint. anyone know how to make it stay in place? after a few hours at work, mine is gone....<>
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Thanks for the photos - that's what has really inspired me! Off to Sephora I go!
Robyn-Tang Robyn-Tang 8 years
Thanks for review Bella! It was good to see photo of the result. The concealer looks so promising. I really struggle with the under eye area and haven't been able to find anything that'd help.
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
thanks bella that looks really great i am going to get some!
Skelly1029 Skelly1029 8 years
I usually use Booing Concealer from Benefit, but I like that this has a few different shades in it so that I can blend when my face changes color from winter to summe! :)
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I want some!
nuclear_winter nuclear_winter 8 years
Does anyone know where to buy philosophy products besides sephora or bloomingdales?
glamourette142 glamourette142 8 years
I have this concealer and it is truly amazing
nancita nancita 8 years
Wow!! I need some of this pronto!!
judeandam judeandam 8 years
the with and without pic is great. i ordered one from :) i think we're going to deplete their stock over there! i've been using Physicians Formula Powder Finish Concealer Stick in yellow for my undereye circles. it gave me OK coverage. i figured that my circles were so dark that nothing could get me completely covered. but its definitely time for a change. i hope it works for me as well as it did for you!
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 8 years
i love side-by-side photos. thanks it was helpful
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Brombe1, that isn't a stupid question at all. You can use it on acne as well. However, it isn't an oil-free formula; there's mineral oil, among other ingredients, so you might want to be aware of that. I've only been using it under my eyes, but if you get it, let me know what you think!
brombe1 brombe1 8 years
Bella, this might be a horribly stupid question but is it just for under-eyes? I desperately need something for my dark shadows (thank you genes and bad, bad sinus problems) but I was curious if it works well as a normal concealer as well. Regardless, I'm overnighting if from Sephora asap! Thank you!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Foxie, it isn't tested on animals. Sample away!
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