I've always had problems with dark circles, but this fall/winter it has been just terrible. I searched and searched for a concealer, but none of them performed well. I finally decided that despite the high maintenance aspect of it, I was going to have to use a color corrector and concealer.
So ... back to my Eve Pearl "Salmon" concealer.
It is a trick to apply, at least on me. My under eyes are incredibly dry and crepe-y and I don't know that there's any product on the market that wouldn't cake up at least a little bit on me.
I tried putting different eye primers under my eyes, but those really seemed to make things worse. So now in the mornings I first apply the Eve Pearl "Salmon" Concealer which is actually a color corrector, not a concealer. It is super orange and I have to be really careful about making sure it's only on the blue/purplish spots otherwise it is crazy orange on my skin. Easier said than done. The product does tend to move around a lot. I have to be sure NOT to moisturize under my eyes before application or there's no way it will stay put.
I apply the salmon concealer with my fingertips, patting gently to sort of melt the product into my skin. Once I've applied, it, I let it sit for a minute or two. Then I go in and along the tops of my cheekbone, I apply a really lightweight concealer. Right now I'm using CoverGirl Fresh Complexion Concealer in Classic Ivory. It is a really sheer, really bright concealer. I just tap it along the top of my cheekbones and over the color corrector. I have to tap really gently, but really well. Then I let it sit for about 30 seconds.
Finally, I apply a translucent setting powder. Right now I'm using the MakeUp Forever HD translucent powder, just because it's handy and because I know I'm not going to be photographed. I imagine any translucent powder would work just as well. I do go light on the powder. I need it to set the concealer so it doesn't move, but I don't want to apply so much that it will cake up.
So all in all, I'm happier with the Eve Pearl "Salmon" Concealer. I still think they should stop calling it a concealer when it's actually a color corrector. Also, it's still INCREDIBLY pricey.
But I'm upgrading my review from a 3/10 to a 6/10.