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Clinique Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects

What it is:A creamy, light concealer that brushes on to brighten, perfect, and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.What it does:This sheer-coverage concealer softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles and contains light-diffusing optics that brighten shadows. The creamy, oil-free formula flows through the unique brush applicator for a smooth, precise application.What else you need to know:Ophthalmologist tested. Non-acnegenic.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects

Question
Application instructions / tips
Silly question, I know but how do you apply this?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
dmpz
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
12 answers
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answer 1
this is best applying for undereye as brightener and concealer. twist the bottom several times and after a few seconds product should come out.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
deeanababy
(Michigan)
answer 2
I'm not sure if I apply this product like everyone else or not. I like to apply all of my concealers using a concealer brush. By using a brush, the concealer is more lightly placed onto my skin and provides a fuller coverage. That being said, all you need to do is twist the bottom of the airbrush concealer one or two times (a little goes a long way), and after a few seconds some of the product will come out the top. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
coley33
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
Put a bit of it on the back of your hand and use a fingertip the gently pat the concealer on. If you touch the wand directly to your face bacteria will build up. You need to twist the bottom in order to dispense product.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
laurieanne9
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 4
It is a dial up brush applicator
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
skincarelvr
(Victoria, BC -- Canada)
answer 5
You twist the bottom of the pen, which clicks, and some concealer will be pressure-forced up onto the brush (the first time you use it you'll have to turn it several times to get the air out). Then you can apply it. Be forewarned though, only click it once for standard use - a lot comes out at once so it tends to overwhelm the brush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
weaselberries
(Oakdale, MN)
answer 6
This is a very simple product to use. I just twist the bottom of the product, put a line of concealer under my eye (or wherever you're using this), and blend it in with my finger. You can use a concealer brush or even the brush with it, but I find using my fingers is much simpler.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
bigletterfridays
(Myerstown, PA)
answer 7
Click the pen, apply it in the needed areas, and either blend with the applicater, your finger, or a concealer brush.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 8
dab the brush under the eye then pat with finger until blended
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jojot
(Northvale, New Jersey)
answer 9
I just brushed it on, then blended with my finger. No directions were included, which you probably are aware of. It might be a nice addition in future packaging.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
BMJ2010
(Michigan)
answer 10
Brush on a small amount of product where you need it, then pat it in to blend with your fingertip or a small concealer brush.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kacyjo
(Austin, TX)
answer 11
I just use the brush to dot it on where I want it, and then gently spread/smudge with my fingertips. The sales girl at Sephora dotted it on and used a concealer brush to spread it. I asked about the different, she said that using your finger provides a slightly lighter, more translucent coverage, while using a brush gives it a little heavier coverage. Your choice!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
ButlerGirl
(Dayton, Ohio)
answer 12
twist it up
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
29VME
(SAN DIEGO,CA)
Question
What Shade did you buy?
I am fair w/blue eyes- if you are too, what shade was best for you?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
AmericaRepublic
(Kansas City, Kansas)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
11 answers
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answer 1
I bought both fair and neutral fair because I was unsure. I prefer the neutral fair. The fair color is very, very pink. The neutral fair has yellow undertones and is still brightening and light. I would go w/ the neutral fair.
answered 3 years ago
richelled
(huntington beach, ca)
answer 2
I'm also fair with blue eyes and I bought the Fair shade...it works perfectly for me!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
mrswruns
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 3
I'm light, not fair, and the medium was too light.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lmx647
(Iowa)
answer 4
I am also fair skinned with blue eyes. I bought 04 neutral fair, which I find works out really well. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
coley33
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
Fair
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
laurieanne9
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 6
I am using 04 neutral fair and it matches me almost exactly.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
taytay13
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 7
Neutral Fair is the best for me. The fair had too much pink. The other was too dark.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
fazlo
(Fort Worth, Texas)
answer 8
04
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PixieP
(NY,NY)
answer 9
Fair, I have green eyes but I do have fair skin and the lightest color is good to use for lighter complextions.
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answered 4 years, 5 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 10
04 Neutral Fair work for me year round..even when I am my palest. I stay with the same color in the summer too, when I'm tan. Awesome product!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
slaquerre
(Ventura County, CA)
answer 11
01 fair
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
bridgetka
(columbus, oh)
Question
Ingredients
Alumina is listed as one of the ingredients. Dose anyone have a problem with using this around the eyes?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
11 answers
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answer 1
it is my favorite product for under eyes, no problems whatsoever!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
texasfair
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 2
I have not had a problem with it! I've been using it around my eye for almost a year. Hopefully that helps.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mrsluce
(NY)
answer 3
I have very sensitive skin, and have never experienced any problems with this product. It is complete coverage without caking. I have used this for years and am very happy with it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
susu19
(Lake of the Ozarks, MO)
answer 4
I have very sensitive eyes and this doesn't bother me at all. I think you should try it and then return it if you do have any issues!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ricecake
(gainesville, fl)
answer 5
I use it right smack up against the lash-line, lid and under eye. I haven't had any problems.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kittyscat
answer 6
that's a great question i had the same one, i have very sensitve skin but clinique is allergy free so i bought it and like it a lot no burning or irratation, breakout, i hope this helps
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sarahluvsmakeup
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 7
No problems for me and I do have sensitive eyes.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
fazlo
(Fort Worth, Texas)
answer 8
Here they are right off the box; Cyclopentasiloxane, water, isopentyldiol, polymethylsilsequioxane, dimethicone, peg/ppg-18/18 tribehenin, isotetracosane, isostearyl neopentanoate, pentaeryhrityl tetraethylhexanoate, lecithin, polyglycerl-4 isostrearate, polysilicone-11, c9-15fluoroalcohol phosphate, chamomile, hexyl laurate, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1, matricaria, alumina, propylene carbonate, sodium chloride, disteardimonium hectorite, laureth-7, caprylyl gycol, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, mica titanium dioxide, iron oxides
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
answer 9
Not at all. When I apply this under my eyes, I almost actually touch my eye with my brush and I haven't had one problem.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 10
Not at all, but you shouldn't ever put a concealer right at the lash line due to the skin being so thin, any product can seep into the eyes, eye creams included. I have sensitive eyes and have never had a problem with it.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kacyjo
(Austin, TX)
answer 11
No, I've never had an issue with that. Works well with my sensitive eyes even when I wear contacts.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
ButlerGirl
(Dayton, Ohio)
Question
can it cover up acne or pimples
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
11 answers
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answer 1
No it doesn't....not enough coverage.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
skincarelvr
(Victoria, BC -- Canada)
answer 2
Not very well - it's VERY sheer so you'd need several layers. I would recommend another product - I returned mine. Sorry!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
weaselberries
(Oakdale, MN)
answer 3
I've tried to use it for that as well and I find that it's just too sheer of a coverage for that purpose. However, I grabbed some green concealer to put on a blemish then foundation, then my concealer and that lightens the spot.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
bigletterfridays
(Myerstown, PA)
answer 4
It does cover my light acne. Not perfectly but well enough that I would repurchase. I got this after I ran out of my Laura Mercier undercover pot- also a great product!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
taytay13
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I don't think so.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
fazlo
(Fort Worth, Texas)
answer 6
It is thick enough to cover up pimples and other imperfections.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PixieP
(NY,NY)
answer 7
Yes it most certainly can! I have mild acne and this concealer has great coverage! It is also great for covering dark circles and I have horrible dark circles! The only thing is that I prefer to use a concealer brush because it blends alot better.
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answered 4 years, 5 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 8
Minor acne yes. It's pretty light weight so anything really big or red will need something with more converge.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jemingo
(Newark, DE)
answer 9
Not sure how well it would cover acne. Light acne--probably. Severe acne--I'm thinking it would not cover as well. I use it on freckles (also known as "age spots").
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
BMJ2010
(Michigan)
answer 10
It can if the pimple isn't too raised, but that applies to all concealer. If it is a raised pimple you can cover up the redness, but the texture of it cannot be changed. I put an under eye de-puffing cream or ice on a pimple to help the swelling go down before applying. But I love the way this concealer covers and evens tone.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kacyjo
(Austin, TX)
answer 11
It is great for covering up small blemishes/pimples.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
wparks
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
How to activate the darn thing!! :)
I keep turning the base but no product emerging
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Goldsboro, NC)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
9 answers
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answer 1
It takes multiples turns for the concealer to come out the first time you use it but give it a few tries and it should eventually come out. After that, it should take only 2-4 twists for the product to come out.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
dhua
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 2
Are your turning it to the right? When i get mine brand new i have to turn it for a while until it comes up... If yours doesnt work when you turn it to the right... maybe the turn thingy is broken? try and get a new one im sure they will replace it for you
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
nicoleleeramos
(South Ozone Park, NY)
answer 3
For first time use I remeber having to turn it around a lot I would say around twenty turns
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
morami
(Encino, Ca)
answer 4
It takes a ton of clicks around the first time you use it. After that only a few to activate it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mrsluce
(NY)
answer 5
Keep turning - otherwise after about 15-20 turns if it doesn't come out - it's broken!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
peejaym
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
Keep twisting- a glob may form in the end but you just gotta keep going!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
suzysnowflake
(Chicago, Illinois)
answer 7
It takes a few turns - helps if you face it down for gravity to help.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
laurt
(Palo Alto, CA)
answer 8
Click don't turn.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
fazlo
(Fort Worth, Texas)
answer 9
Try turning it about 50 times while holding the brush end against your ring finger.
answered 3 years ago
mommadash
(Seattle)
Question
What shade to choose
I used Clinque's superbalanced makeup "cream" shade or perfectly Real 01. Could someone please suggest the matching color of the concealer?
Thanks a lot.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Newjwa
(Champaign, IL)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
6 answers
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answer 1
It depends more on your undertone than shade of skin. The concealers are all generally light toned so go by which undertone matches yours based on the pictures.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lanew22
(West Hartford, CT)
answer 2
I'm shade 02 I believe and I use "fair." I'd assume you would either be the same color or, if there is a shade lighter, then that shade.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
bigletterfridays
(Myerstown, PA)
answer 3
Neutral Fair looks closest to the foundation shade you have. Hope I helped you out.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 4
I use the same color and formula of makeup and I use the lightest concealer.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kacyjo
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
Choose Fair. It is the lightest shade and would match your foundation colors best. I find the product works best as undereye concealer and illuminates dark shadow areas around the nose and under your bottom lip. I don't like it for hiding a blemish, though.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
bama1295
(Northport, Alabama)
answer 6
use the brightest one among the three options they've got for airbrush
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(ON, canada)
Question
Do all of the shades for this concealer have a peachy undertone?
I just want one concealer with a peachy undertone because a lot of other concealers tend to look grayish on me. Thank you!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
LaneeBanee
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No only the #02 color does.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
delissh
(Bronx, NY)
answer 2
yes they all look to have a peachy tone. i have the same problem and i love this.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ella87
(Texas)
answer 3
The fair medium shade is probably the best universal color for most of us. It does have a pink undertone, but it won't make you ashy. Really a lovely color and great coverage.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
sbsunshine
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Question
hydrating and under eyes
Can this be used as an under eye concealer? Does it cover well for the under eye area? ( not for lines and wrinkles- I don't have any- lol) And last but not least, is it hydrating? THANKS!
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Upstate N.Y.)
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
3 answers
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answer 1
This is an excellent under eye concealer! Just pat on gently and apply additional layers if needed. It's not drying and doesn't cake!
answered 1 month ago
ggardella
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Yes. I don't have terrible dark circles but definitely a bit of darkness (and I'm very fair skinned), and it covers well and illuminates. I don't know if it's meant to hydrate but I've been using it for a year or two and it's never dried out the skin under my eyes.
answered 3 months ago
KatieDLynott
answer 3
I didn't find it to be hydrating. It does give opaque coverage, though.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
bama1295
(Northport, Alabama)
Question
Which shade would suit fair oriental skin?
Im torn between fair and neutral fair. I have really fair yellow skin (think about those koreans on tv). And i think fair is too pink but neutral fair is just a bit too dark
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
mayorie
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
2 answers
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answer 1
Fair is really pink and good if you have super purple dark circles like me. Otherwise I'd go with the next shade up.
answered 11 months ago
imapineapple
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
Neutral fair is going to be a lot less pink, for sure. That said, you might not be able to find a good match in this concealer. I love this formula but I have also had a hard time finding a good match. I'm not Asian, but I have fair skin with a yellow undertone and I usually do well with slightly pink or neutral cool tones for under the eye.

Not one of these is a great match for me and worse, on Asian skin, some of the colors can end up looking grey or have a greenish cast to them. Exactly the opposite of what you want to be doing under the eye area. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to try it. I wish there was a better answer, but that's an honest one at least. :)

It's a higher price point, but check out the Touche Eclat from YSL. They have a lot of new colors that are made for Asian skin so you may be more likely to find a flattering match in that formula.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
sbsunshine
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Question
clinique airbrush or touche eclat?
how similar is the clinique airbrush concealer to the YSL touche eclat? thx!
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
vudugrl
on Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects
2 answers
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answer 1
This one is much better! It does a much better job to brighten the under eye area. They are similar in coverage, texture and over all similar products.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ella87
(Texas)
answer 2
I tested a sample of the YSL touche eclat and then purchased this as an alternative. I do think the YSL gives a little more coverage and comes out a bit thicker than the Clinique concealer, but I belive the effect is very similar. If you are looking for more coverage, then the YSL is your better choice. If you can deal with a little less coverage, I think the Clinique concealer is a steal!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
AlexTracy
(Charleston, SC)
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