Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector: Loving this for Dark Circles!
I have completely fallen in love with Shiseido’s newly-launched alternative to Touche Eclat. I tried it once, and the pen went STRAIGHT into my bag, where it now sits beside my beloved Dior Lip Glow. (I don’t bring much makeup around - only the holy grail stuff.)
Background: I never got extremely good results with the original YSL Touche Eclat, although I’m glad they brought out lots of different tones and shades in recent years. (2.5 works pretty decent on me.)
This comes in a silky texture and sets to a non-greasy lightweight longwearing finish that doesn’t smudge or budge easily. Instead of just pale colored pigments, the range comes in 6 shades for 6 different skintones from pale to dark.
The thing to note about these 6 shades (I am around NC25-30 and wear 103) is each one has a specific undertone designed to neutralize eye area discolorations on porcelain skins, fair skins, medium skins, olive skins, tan skins, dark skins respectively. Don’t be surprised if you swatch it at the counter and find some to be more orange, some to be more pink, some to be more yellow than the others.
Above images are done on bare, unretouched skin, without ANY foundation. I used it under the eyes, at the inner and outer corners, and lightly across the lids because my skin is naturally darker there. The product completely evens everything out, AND - the best thing is - it doesn’t look like makeup.
- You can go one shade lighter if you want to use the pen for highlighting your contours, but go for the shade that’s designed for your skin tone if you want to neutralize circles and discolorations. Going lighter means there will not be the correct pigmentation in the product to neutralize your dark circles properly, and it will also look less natural.
- The product has actually been designed to work well even under eye makeup as a base/primer. So for those who have discolored lids, you don’t need a separate primer on top.
I won’t say this completely neutralizes everything.
If you have pretty severe circles, I’d recommend blending this into regular concealer so you get lighter, more natural texture and coverage, as well as color-correction. Where it shines is in photographs. I don’t get any flash back on camera. This would be great for weddings - as long as you get your correct shade.
I’m also not sure if the darkest shade is dark enough for women with very dark skintones.
Aside from this, I consider it a great balance between color correction and naturalness.
Enough said. Go check it out!