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Aug 7, 2008

Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen Review

Today I'll be reviewing Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer in continuing with my spotlight on Good, Bad, and Great Concealers!

Patricia Wexler M.D. is one of those brands that I end up buying due to all the fancy stuff I read on the packaging. I buy into all that hype that's written all over the boxes, packaging, and adverts.



Wrinkles gone in an instant, dark circles concealed forever, a newer, fresher face awaits you!

Um yeah...right...sure.

I've purchased three products by Patricia Wexler M.D. so far and all have been a major disappointment one of which happens to be the Instant Airbrush Concealer.



The packaging is simply awesome as it's a click style pen concealer which I absolutely love and lust after when it comes to concealers. I love pens simply because they make concealer application so easy, hygienic, and simple!

The Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Concealer is a tad bit of a high price at $19.50 USD. It is considered a Beauty on a Budget find however since it doesn't work too well that's a bit of a high price to pay for it.

The concealer is lightly pigmented and offers ok coverage plus the pen style applicator as I mentioned is an added bonus however the formula is lacking in this concealer.



The concealer is not only drying to the delicate eye area but it also creases into fine lines plus the texture is extremely watery which makes it a delightful mess to apply. Instead of brushing it on and blending you'll find it dripping down your cheek before you have the chance to pat it into place, the formula is that watery!



Contrary to reviews I've read once you've successfully blended your eyes will look quite well rested and your dark circles will be quite concealed however any fine lines under your eyes will be displayed a bit more prominently due to how drying the formula is. I've read that the coverage is ultra light and doesn't conceal well and those reviews would be correct however on days I was awake and had a good solid 8 hours of rest the coverage was enough to make my eyes look good. My main problems lay with the fact that the product was not long wearing, crept into my fine lines, and dried my eye area terribly.



Major rant for the fact that this comes in only three shades so anyone with darker skin than a medium will have trouble finding a good match for their skin tone.

Although the packaging is brilliant and the formula is wonderfully light yet pigmented it has too many flaws to be a truly great concealer! I've seen better budget finds that are cheaper and work better! I can recommend it if you're seeking lighter coverage and aren't concealing a ton of extra baggage. It's also pretty good if you're not sporting dryness under your eyes however I think it might be safer just to spend your $20 on a better concealer!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Haru said...

Hey Izzy,

That's a royal shame. Which other two Wexler products have you tried? I bought her anti-acne kit last September and quite liked the moisturiser but I didn't use it regularly enough to know it was making a difference.

August 8, 2008 at 3:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey iris!

Oh well ;) Live and learn!

I brought her puff gel, this, and an undereye cream and all of them are just terrible :P

The puff gel does nothing, this concealer is so messy and liquidy :P yak!

and the under eye cream broke me out terribly :P

Definitely not loving the line :(

August 11, 2008 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just got the under eye brightening cream for the dark circles i've started to develop. will let you know how it works.

August 17, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

Awesome do let me know :)

Curious minds!

August 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened to me that i got a free sample of Patricia wexler M.D. regenerating serum (profesional strength...yeah..right) I got a H O R R I B L E burning face and neck !!!!!!! I tried to wash my face with water and it got even worse....my face kept burning for about 3 hours more. It is a first time my face got so messed up with a cream which claims to be dermotologicly tested and gives "doctors directives" I been searching online under the name of Patricia Wexler and most of all i see, is a very bad responses....I strickly advice miss Wexler stop damaging humman skin and exit this business as soon as possible...

February 20, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous

wow what a terrible story :( so sory this happend to yo. I've only tried the concealer and some eye cream but really didn't have any reaction! That's terrible!

February 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

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