NYX Dark Circle Concealer Review 

Hi my pretties,

Today I’m bringing you another review from my recent drugstore haul.

So this item was definitely of interest to me because I’ve never bought a corrector type of product before. I’ve always used a regular concealer under my eyes, and added more when necessary. I wanted to see what all the hype was about and see if the results are worth using an additional product in my routine.

I got this at London Drugs for $10CAN in the shade ‘fair’. The box says it is formulated with orange pigment, which is great for cancelling out dark circles. I honestly wanted to try the full on orange corrector they have, but being NYX it was sold out.


1. This product is a bit thick so I find applying it with my finger is best. I press it into the pot for a full second to let the heat from my hand grab the product. I only dab into the pot once per eye!

2.  I then dab and blend it where any purple tones are, followed by regular concealer (Maybelline instant age rewind) and setting powder (NYX HD finishing powder). If you wear it without concealer over top, it looks a bit stark (light pink circles instead of dark circles) so I follow with my regular concealing to even out my eyes.

-Easy to apply

-You only need a small amount of product

-Good job of cancelling out dark circles

-Easy to blend

Creases really easily (need to use extra setting powder)

-If you apply too much your under eyes will look extremely cakey and unatural.


I give this a 3.5 out of 5. I had a few makeup disasters with this. I used too much and ended up with the cakiest under eyes I’ve ever seen, resulting in having to remove that section of makeup and redo it. My boyfriend even noticed! That’s saying a lot since guys are generally makeup-oblivious. So be warned, only a small amount!

That being said, it does a good job cancelling out dark circles, but the instances it did a great job were the ones where the cake factor happened.

I do find my under eyes are brighter with this product, but I’m constantly nervous of overdoing it as I don’t have an hour to spare redoing my makeup should it cake up!

I’d love this product if it wasn’t so susceptible to making my makeup cakey.

xo J



  1. November 26, 2015 / 3:41 am

    I have this as well and I made the same mistake you did. A little goes the longest way! If it wasn’t so cakey, I would be obsessed with it.

    • November 26, 2015 / 7:10 am

      Right??? I’ve never had to actually remove my under eye makeup and redo it before :s nice to see I’m not the only one who thinks its cakey!

  2. November 26, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    I agree I couldn’t wait to go running back to the store after this purchase.It seem like it was to good to be true with the “great ingredients” at a cheap price but you highlighted all the valid points.It did crease to much and often never lasted no more than a couple hours I always had to retouch my face. I adore my smash box concealer I feel bad for cheating on it.

    • November 26, 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Right!!! The creasing was just too much. Maybe I’ll have to try smashbox next! xo J

  3. November 26, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the post! I’m currently trying to hunt down a good under eye corrector and love NYX products, will perhaps keep looking for now!

    • November 26, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Yea I’m not amazed by this product! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. November 28, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Great review! I have this concealer but it doesn’t crease on me at all fortunately. It could cover dark circles a little bit better tough.

  5. December 24, 2015 / 10:36 am

    I use the MAC colour corrector palette and it’s so good at hiding dark circles, which I suffer from as I don’t sleep well at all. It’s £35.00 in the UK but mine has lasted forever. 6 shades, no creasing and you girls can contour with it too. NYX do their own colour corrector palette which is £10 in the UK and has a green shade to counteract the purple under the eye. As it’s a fraction of the price of the MAC palette, it’s me next purchase…Just hope it’s half as good as the MAC palette.

    • December 24, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      That’s great the MAC palette works so well! I do find this creases really badly so I will not be repurchasing it. No matter what I do I get horrible creases. But it IS good at hiding dark circles. Thanks for stopping by!

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