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Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer Review

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Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer Review

My never-ending search for an effective undereye corrector has been a frustrating one. Any product that actually works ends up discontinued and I’m stuck looking for a replacement. And with the paltry selection of available correctors currently on the market, I’ve had to look outside of mainstream brands. This led me to the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer which seemed promising, so I figured it was worth a try.

Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer Overview

The Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer is an undereye corrector that retails for $30. The product comes packaged in a plastic pot and contains 0.1 oz of concealer.

Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer Review

Enlighten Concealer Jane Iredale


Jane Iredale describes the Enlighten Concealer as “the ultimate concealer for very dark under eye circles, hyperpigmentation or bruising”. It’s supposed to contain ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, and contribute to the appearance of firmer skin.


Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer

In the pot, the corrector feels pretty solid, similar to say Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer or Mac Studio Finish. As you swatch it, the product picks up in a thin, slightly greasy layer.

Because there is an almost oily element to the consistency, it doesn’t blend in that quickly. You actually have to work to get the product properly absorbed into the skin. I’d say the most similar product, texture-wise is probably the Bobbi Brown Corrector, however this product is slightly thinner and more spreadable.

The concealer definitely adds some hydration to the skin, which makes sense given the consistency. And although it feels a bit greasy in the pot, I wouldn’t say it leaves the skin feeling slick. It kind of reminds me of the way skin feels after applying a serum; hydrated, but from within, not too tacky on the surface.

The good news is that the product doesn’t look cakey or crepey. In terms of how the undereye area looks as far as texture goes, it’s pretty natural looking.

So if you’ve got normal to dry skin, this would probably help to smooth and flatter the undereye area. I think oily skin however, would probably find this too hydrating.


Jane Iredale Enlighten 1 Swatch
Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer: Enlighten 1

So this is where the real test of the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer’s ability to correct comes in. Because even with the right tone, if the coverage is too sheer, it won’t camouflage darkness.

I’d describe the coverage level as the lower end of medium. It’s not completely sheer like the Nars Radiant Creamy Corrector but it doesn’t provide enough coverage to properly cancel out dark shadows.

Compared to my most effective (and sadly discontinued 😞) correctors, this product doesn’t cover as well. It’s definitely not enough to be a dupe for my beloved Benefit Boi’ing Brightening Concealer and offers less coverage than the Smashbox Peach Color Correcting Stick or the Fiona Stiles Peach Corrector.

Enlighten 1 swatch blended out
Blended out over a scar on the bottom of my hand

That being said, it still does an ok job of brightening the undereye. When applied, some darkness remains visible, however the undereye area is fairly brightened. And this may be partially due to the tone of the product containing enough peach in it to correct some of the shadows.

I think the product works definitely works best when worn under a skin toned concealer. When paired with an additional concealer, I thought the final look was above average in terms of reducing dark circles.


Enlighten Concealer

The Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer comes in two shades. Enlighten 1 is describes as medium intense peach and Enlighten 2 is describes as dark intense peach.

I don’t think “medium intense peach” is an accurate description. It’s more of a light shade, and it does work well on my light-medium skin. I do think that the brand did a good job with the actual tone, as it’s not straight up orange or too pink, but has enough warmth to neutralize some of the undereye darkness.


There’s a faint trace of cucumber noticeable in the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, however it is there.

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Status

Jane Iredale is a certified by both Leaping Bunny and PETA as a cruelty-free cosmetics brand. They don’t test their ingredients or finished products on animals and do not allow third parties to test on their behalf. They also don’t sell their products in markets where animal testing is required by law.

The Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer is not vegan as it contains beeswax.

In terms of ingredients, all Jane Iredale products are free of synthetic preservatives and synthetic fragrances as well as non-comedogenic.

Where to Buy the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer | $30

Final Thoughts

So overall this product just kind of falls somewhere in the middle. While it definitely doesn’t compare to my to my most effective correctors, it’s also not as bad as some of the newer ones that I’ve tried, like the Nars Corrector or Flower Beauty Chill Out Corrector. (It’s like brand’s just can’t get it right. If the tone and coverage are good, the texture and issue as with the Flower Beauty Corrector. If the texture’s ok, the coverage isn’t good enough, case in point.)

Had this product had a bit more coverage, I probably would have really liked it. As it stands I’d say it’s not my top recommendation, but it’s not dreadful and I’ll continue to use it.


  • Adds hydration
  • Leaves a natural looking finish on the skin
  • Doesn’t look crepey or cakey
  • Peachy tone neutralizes some dark shadows


  • Can feel slightly greasy
  • Doesn’t have enough coverage to fully camouflage dark circles

Thanks for reading, share your thoughts in the comments below. Let me know if you’ve tried this product and what your recommendations for the best, currently available undereye correctors are.

Bye now,

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