Musings of a Muse

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Mar 10, 2009

DuWop Circle Block Review and Swatches

I dunno what it is but concealers really turn me on lately. I'm on board the concealer express train and haven't quite reached my destination as of yet which is why when I seen the new DuWop Circle Block Concealer I was quite excited to have a try.

It has it all! A dynamic duo to conceal my dark circles and a water-resistant treatment shield to keep my circles away all day.

Right...when things sounds too good to be true that normally means they are.

DuWop Circle Block is a dual system which works at concealing dark circles and waterproofing the concealer formula so you have lasting, flawless coverage throughout the day.

Well, slap me and call me silly but I've no idea why they though it was a good idea to package a concealer with a strange "water-resistant treatment shield" that's orange in color and actually makes your eyes look tired and more exhausted than when you originally started out.

Two steps go into applying the concealer. 1st you'll be applying the orange "shield" below your under eyes and proceeding to follow up with the concealer. The orange shield is a moisturizing orange, yes orange treatment which is rather strange to apply considering it doesn't technically blend out to a suitable shade it just stays...well it stays orange. After the orange treatment is on you'll follow up with the concealer. The concealer has a nice whipped texture which could be comparable to Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation however not as much silicon in the formula. I tried the lightest shade and it's honestly still too beige. Add to the fact that the shade is a terrible shade of beige plus applying on top of the orange and you come out with a nice hot mess of interesting shades under your eyes.

I generally love that they put an interesting effort into the product with a "water-resistant" treatment. That seriously sounded like it'll be a life saver in the concealer department however it's an epic fail for me. The orange is terribly strange! I guess they consider the treatment not only a water proof mechanism but also a means of concealing darker circles by off setting them with a salmon shade however for me it just drowns my eyes out terribly and gives me a full on made up look. The concealer itself on top of the treatment creases and cakes terribly partly due to it's whipped consistency I'd say. The concealer blends well enough and has a nice texture but it doesn't absorb too well and patting into place is out of the question as you'll really end up with a cakey mess. Smoothing on is the way to go but after an hour or so you'll notice it creeping into fine lines.

Overall, I just thought the entire two part system was rubbish. It concealed circles only ok but I have way better concealers that do the job without as much fanfare. I felt like it aged my eyes as well and made me look tired due to the mix of orange and beige shades. Props to an interesting idea but it just fails to work well enough for me to rave. The formula is paraben free but that doesn't excuse the terrible finished results of the product.

In the end DuWop Circle Block ended up taking the short train home to Sephora as I returned it. $28 USD is just too much to spend on a product that did absolutely nothing for concealing my under eye woes.

Rethinking this I love the idea and maybe if they did a clear waterproof treatment, with a more flattering shade of concealer (less beige) please and maybe a finishing powder to complete the entire concealing system. Now that would really work for me.

In the end DuWop Circle Block is a no likey for this Muse!

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Blogger sarahPUFFY! said...

aw, well I heard that this product was more for seriously bad eye circles, and that if I didn't work for you, then it meant that your circles arent that severe!

at least they make a killer tinted moisturizer!!!

March 10, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger beautybitch said...

A concealer which ages eyes AND makes you look tired?? When they fail, they don't do it by halves do they?! Sounds like a complete miss product.

March 10, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Anonymous gia said...

I had heard about this & the idea of it being orange/salmon color really freaked me out...I just thought there is no way this is going to work, what are they thinking? I think the only somewhat effective color concealer I have used/seen is the yellow one from Physicians Formula...they have the weird green one too that just doesnt really work out as a neutralizer for red spots. I think sticking to shades that are actually normally found on the human face is the best idea.

March 10, 2009 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Wow, those colors look nasty! I can't even imagine how horrible that would look with my skintone. Yuck!

March 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sarah

well that's good news lol :-D
the tm is killer I def agree :)

March 11, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey beautybitch!

Was just replying to your email :) It made me look AWFUL! My eyes looked sunken in :( LOL epic fail ;)

The orange just confuses me and the shade of concealer is SO unflattering :P

March 11, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi gia!

agreed! I guess the salmon is supposed to offset really dark circles but for me it's just STRANGE! I'm medium fair imagine someone that's milky white?! It would look ghastly on!

The yellow one from PF is actually awesome it's a tad drying but really does work.

LOL amen. A normal nude shade would work for me lol no orange please!

March 11, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

get pixie!

here you there! :P no likey!

March 11, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

hahaha... the idea is great but the product is bad... i must admit the orange n beige color r realy bad especially it don't blend well...

March 12, 2009 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey syn!

ugh it was awful! all those shades combined is a nightmare lol!

March 12, 2009 at 1:08 PM  

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