Does Jane Iredale Circle/Delete Concealer sound like a convincing dark-circle-busting cosmetic name to you? Easy to understand and straight to the point, eh? So as my search for my holy grail mineral concealer continues, this is definitely one of those that stood out from my list. I actually bought three different concealers from Jane Iredale suitable for dark eye rings but let’s focus on the Circle Delete Under-eye Concealer first, shall we?
The Skincare Makeup
Jane Iredale promotes its cosmetic line to provide not just coverage but nourishment for the skin, too, as they don’t just contain mineral pigments but nutritive ingredients like vitamins and anti-oxidants found in usual skincare products. The idea reminds me of BB Creams without all the unnecessary junk– so that gets a big hurray for me!
Ingredients: Moringa Pterygosperma (Moringa) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tribehenin, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Bisabolol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Dual Shade for Optimum Blending
At first, I was afraid I won’t be able to get a perfect match for my skin tone as the product only comes in three variants. I chose #1 which is recommended for warm skin tones. It turned out to be a relatively good shade for me because I could mix and blend both shades to get the right color. On most days, the darker shade seems enough for me. However, there are still some days when I can’t get the perfect match as my dark circles vary in ‘darkness’ every once in a while. Bummer.
Rated 3.9 in Makeup Alley
Jane Iredale’s Circle/Delete received quite a decent rating from Makeup Alley members. The negative feedback were mostly due to the concealer’s thick formula that some people found to be either too drying or too greasy. From experience, the thickness of the cream concealer can be managed with a good eye cream or serum as base. As for the greasiness, dusting a bit of powder helps.
Lasting Power & Creasing
I still experienced some creasing while using this concealer but definitely not as bad as with Joppa Minerals Concealer. Since it’s cream- based and provides some level moisture, I don’t mind applying a second layer of powder concealer or setting powder to improve the lasting power and minimize the creasing. But since I don’t don a full makeup look on a daily basis, I usually just use the concealer on its own. The concealer lasts just long enough to help me sit through an important meeting without making any of my colleagues feel the urge to pass me an ice pack–definitely not for whole day events.
Price and Availability
I purchased my Jane Iredale Circle/Delete concealer from a Singapore-based online ecobeauty store I Love My Life for SGD$54. It’s on the pricey side but unless you have the habit of snacking on your makeup (do you?), it should last long enough to justify the price. If you’re not based in Singapore, you can check out Jane Iredale’s official website to see a list of distributors and other online stores that carry JI products in your country.
Toss or Keep?
Although I would prefer having more shades to choose from, I’m quite contented with my Jane Iredale Circle/Delete Concealer #1 — at least until I find my real HG concealer — as it matches my skin tone on most days & doesn’t dry my under-eye area. I also love the subtle finish that doesn’t scream “Concealer Alert!” Only real downside for me is it sometimes triggers my irritating eyelid eczema when I use it consecutively for several days.
Oh well, my search still continues…