"FUCK. FUCK. FUCK," I thought. I was at the airport. You know how you always forget something? This time it was concealer. On the way to a job interview, it is best not to look like you get punched in both eyes. Luckily, I had easy access to the Body Shop in the SEATAC airport, so I could pick out a cheap-o replacement.
The salesman working there "matched" me, assuring me that '02', the second lightest shade, would be the right color. "You want your concealer to be a little bit darker than your foundation," he assured me. I knew that was wrong. Normally, I am very argumentative and would have countered about how that advice is silly. One shade darker, my ass! Unfortunately, I'd pulled an all-nighter to get to the airport at 4am and sleep-deprived Robyn is pretty complacent. He put the product in my hand and I drowsily walked up to the counter to pay.
The color is obviously off, but there are other problems with this concealer as well. Most saliently, it's in a pencil form, but you can't use it like a pencil. Both the salesman and the chick working the cash register made sure to explicitly inform me of this fact, and experimentation demonstrated that this was the case. Use it like a pencil and this shit will crease like a motherfucker.
It is worth noting, though, that this product does have really nice full coverage, meaning it does a totally acceptable job at concealing dark circles. It's not a terrible product, but I wish I had remembered to bring something I actually like.
The concealer costs $11 for 0.13 oz, or $84.61 per ounce. That's on the inexpensive side, but there are definitely preferable concealers from brands that I prefer that cost less. (For example, Time Balm by theBalm is $18 for 0.26oz, or $69.23 per ounce.)
Plus, I didn't get the job. I'm going to blame the concealer.