Dark circles are no match for this skin care-infused concealer

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the brightening formula

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 16 2021

The product

When it comes to concealing dark circles and brightening up the complexion, we often think employing heavy-duty concealers is the way to banish any sign of shadow. But for anyone who’s experienced the inevitable dry, cakey mess that can eventuate from these kinds of formulas, it begs the question – is there a better way of addressing dark circles?

Well, it turns out there is…

Introducing: Revlon ColorStay 24H Skin Awaken™ Concealer, a caffeine and vitamin C-infused under-eye brightening and perfecting concealer, that utilises skin care ingredients and makeup to give dark circles a swift kick to the face. Lightweight, buildable, transfer-proof and flexible, this formula won’t settle into fine lines, wrinkles, or pores. Enjoy a refreshing hit of hydration that’s free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and fragrance. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this skin care-infused concealer.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Revlon ColorStay 24H Skin Awaken™ Concealer to a panel of women aged 25 to 39 with dark circles.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Revlon ColorStay 24H Skin Awaken™ Concealer.

The brightening effect: Our members who experience persistent or genetic dark circles found the formula effectively brightened the under-eye area, helping them to appear more awake and refreshed.

The effortless look: Many of our reviewers have minimised the amount of makeup they’ve been wearing due to COVID-19 and they loved that they were able to quickly perfect their complexion with the concealer without feeling like they were wearing a heavy layer of makeup.

The skin care-inspired ingredients: Review Crew® members really liked the inclusion of ingredients that you would typically find in an eye cream like caffeine and vitamin C, so they knew the brightening effects of the concealer were more than just superficial.

The verdict

“Since COVID I have been using a lot less makeup and just applying high quality products to my problem areas. And my eyes are one of those areas. I have quite dark under eyes and always have trouble correcting it with minimal product. I am super impressed with the pigment and its ability to stay all day (no baking required!)... I love the combination of skin care and makeup as when I am running out the door I don't feel so guilty skipping out on my eye cream. And I am not sure if it is just the incredible pigment, but my eyes do seem bigger and brighter - maybe it's a combination of the caffeine, vitamin c & pigment? Whatever it is, this is a great no-makeup makeup look!”
Jacqueline M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I really enjoyed using this concealer. It was very smooth and didn’t crease under my eye. Worked well with the powder that I had and lasted a long time. I used this concealer instead of foundation when I felt like having a lazy makeup day and it brightened my face. I would recommend this concealer to anyone who is low maintenance with their makeup and just wants to cover some spots, or to someone who wants to brighten under their eyes, because of its longevity. Would happily buy this again and recommend it to my friends.”
Camilla L
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I love to use drugstore products for things I run out of often, i.e. Mascara, concealer etc. As I use these products daily, I can't justify expensive high end products considering I have to replace them so often… The sponge tip applicator and squeezie bottle is absolutely foolproof... the shade I picked had slightly peachy undertones, which works well for my darker/discoloured under eye skin and helps to really lift and enhance those areas of my face. The "Awaken" part of the product name is surely no lie! I love this product and will be repurchasing after use!”
Melissa J
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this brightening and complexion-perfecting concealer? Read more Revlon ColorStay 24H Skin Awaken™ Concealer reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Revlon to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Revlon ColorStay 24H Skin Awaken™ Concealer is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 12/08/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).