It’s really too bad ’cause I was so excited about this product. I’d never seen anything like Circle Block’s two-part concealer system before. The cute lil’ jar comes with both a creamy peach colored waterproof color corrector to block dark circles and a liquid under-eye concealer to cover them up. Sounds genius, right?
Circle Block in Medium
There are three shades (light, medium, dark) to choose from, and I decided to go with medium.
My eyes look pretty good when I have it on; the color corrector covers up the dark areas thoroughly, and the concealer lightens up the eye area — like it’s supposed to.
Unfortch the effect doesn’t last, and after just one hour of wear it all but disappears. Hello again, zombie girl!
And I really tried to make Circle Block work. I did all sorts of Frankensteiny experiments mixing different makeup primers, eye creams and setting powders to get some extra wear time out of it, but nothing made a difference.
I even tried varying the ratio of color corrector to concealer thinking that that would do the trick, but no luck there, either.
With one layer of peach color corrector…
… and then with concealer popped right on top.
While I can’t say for certain why Circle Block slides right off (maybe I got a faulty pot?), it may have something to do with how oily the skin is around my eyes, or maybe the product’s just too emollient for my skin.
DuWop Circle Block Concealer
Use: A two-part under-eye system with a color corrector and concealer for dark circles
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Even though it didn’t set my world on fire, I bet Circle Block would work better for you if you have dry skin (or at least skin that isn’t oily like mine) around your eyes.
If you decide to give it a try, be prepared to spend some time troubleshooting to find the right amount of color corrector to apply. Too much resulted in a heavy, caked on look. It took a few tries to find the sweet spot.
You might like Circle Block Concealer if…
- You have dry skin under your eyes
- You like scented products (it smells lightly of cocoa butter)
- You normally purchase concealers in the $30 price range
- You prefer cruelty-free cosmetics
Do you ever feel so wiggly that you can’t concentrate at all? For the life of me I haven’t been able to stay on task today. I had a whole list of things I wanted to get done today, but all I managed to do was substantially increase my library of Tamoh Penikitt pictures. I guess that’s productive in its own special way, ha ha ha!
How’s your day been?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,