I fell head over heels in love with Covergirl + Olay CC Cream Tone Rehab Foundation a while back. It was everything I needed: blendable, long-lasting, a good color, and natural looking. You'd think it's cousin Covergirl + Olay CC Cream Eye Rehab Concealer would be just as good, or at least close, wouldn't you? That's what I was thinking when I bought it, anyway.
Now normally when I'm testing a new foundation or concealer, I give myself a day or two to wear it around at home before going somewhere important, just in case it goes sour. But the first day I had this, I was going to lunch and a movie with some of my friends. Since the matching foundation was so amazing, what could go wrong? I decided to just go for it and wear it without testing it beforehand.
When I pumped out a tiny bit to apply that morning, it didn't seem at all like the foundation. It was a bit thicker, and unlike the neutral undertones of Tone Rehab, the color of this was decidedly peachy (I would assume to help cancel out dark circles). Clearly it wasn't going to work on acne; I knew that color would make any zit look more obvious. I went to work apply eye cream and a touch of Eye Rehab with my finger and the tip of my Beautyblender, and was surprised to see how beautifully it blended. You couldn't tell at all that there was makeup under my eyes, and I was quite satisfied to see that my dark circles had all but vanished.
However, the honeymoon didn't last long. After lunch, I checked my makeup and noticed that there was some creasing, which I smoothed out with a finger, and the coverage had faded a bit. It wasn't too bad, so I decided to just leave it alone. Fast forward about three hours later, coming out of the movie. I stopped in the bathroom, and looking into the mirror I saw... orange. That's right, the concealer I had such high hopes for had oxidizes. It was at least two shades darker than it had been when I applied it five hours ago, and on top of that, there was very little coverage left.
For the next two weeks, I tried everything I knew of to fix it, but each day produced the same result: It looked beautiful in the morning, a little creased and faded by lunch, and by afternoon, I had tired Oompa-Loompa eyes. Gross. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, you say? I'm afraid not; I exchanged the bottle for a new one and had the exact same problem. Eventually I just threw it out.
Long story short, I don't recommend buying this. If you're looking for a good drugstore concealer, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer is a far better way to spend your money.
Performance Grade: D-