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Earlier this year I wrote a “Winners and Sinners” post about Concealers and Correctors for Women Over 50 where I mentioned a concealer/corrector that was supposed to be the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” But the product was such a hit, it was sold out everywhere I looked. Well, I have good news. I bought some this week and let me count the ways I love it.

Oh, my stars. It’s fabulous.

All of the reviews I read last year said Chanel’s Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux was “the one” we’ve all been waiting for, and I agree. It’s both a corrector and a concealer, and it’s everything I hoped it would be. 

After three consecutive days of using it, I still can’t believe how beautifully it goes on and stays on all day; how well it color corrects the blue tones in the corners and under my eyes, plus it also works as a concealer. It’s gorgeous. The only problem is the price: $96 for a .35-ounce glass jar. It comes with a little spatula so you don’t have to contaminate the contents with your fingers, but just a little dab will do ya.’ Just a few dots on the dark areas only. Blend lightly with a blending brush. I’m guessing this jar will last me a couple of years, which averages out to a cost per wear of $4 a month. Do I think it’s worth it? Yes, because I haven’t found anything else that works half as well.

Full disclosure: I have dark blue tones under my eyes and in good lighting conditions, the blue under the Sublimage alone isn’t visible. But in poor light, I can still see a bit of blue, so I apply a couple of tiny dots of Tarte Shape Tape’s Ultra Creamy Concealer—I use 29N light-medium—over just the blue areas I’ve already covered with the Chanel Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux. In the Sublimage, I use shade B20. 

Next, I use a brush to apply my foundation, but I’m careful not to apply it on top of my corrector and concealer. I blend lightly, only along the edges, so it mixes seamlessly with my foundation. Then I use a fluffy brush with a light dusting of fine milled powder to set the under-eye area. Don’t wipe the brush back and forth. Just lightly “press” the powder into the skin.

FYI, if it creases, you may be using too much eye cream (let moisturizer and eye cream dry down for 15-20 minutes before applying makeup), or using too much Sublimage, and/or too much Tarte Shape Tape. Less is more. If it looks “patchy,” kind of like scabs, you probably aren’t using enough eye cream. Don’t get discouraged. Like most everything else in life, getting your makeup right consists of trial and error. 

On Chanel’s website I read a number of bad reviews about Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux and every problem was caused by applying way too much product. Forget about putting “a layer” in a “deep V-shape under your eyes.” Again, less is more. Since the product is buildable, start with just a few tiny dots along the darkest parts you want to correct and conceal and blend with a good blending brush, not your finger. (Some people like to use sponges, but I think a sponge absorbs too much product.) And to the person who said it was “almost impossible to remove”… Seriously? Were you trying to “wish it away?”

My favorite eye makeup remover is the purple bottle of Clinique’s Take the Day Off. It contains no alcohol, only oil-based emollients which are easy on the delicate eye area. Shake the contents in the bottle, then saturate a small cotton square and gently swipe across your eyes. No rubbing. No tugging. I do two, light-handed passes per eye over my eyebrows, eyelids, mascara and concealer and voila! It’s all gone.

BTW, Chanel’s Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux is not to be confused with Chanel Le Correcteur, which is Chanel’s concealer, or Le Correcteur de Chanel Longwear Colour Corrector, which is just plain awful. See my previous post about “winners and sinners” where I’ve reviewed both. 

You can find Chanel’s Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux at Neiman Marcus, and the Chanel Boutiques like the one at La Cantera in San Antonio, just a few steps from Neiman Marcus. You can also buy it on Chanel.com, but since Chanel is expensive, I suggest you go to the store and ask for a couple of different color samples to make sure you’re choosing the one best suited to your skin tone and to see how you like it. That’s the only way I try new makeup and skincare products. There are several Tart Shape Tape concealers as well so make sure you’re buying the one that says, “Creamy.” Also, Ulta and Sephora sell little sample or travel tubes, plus they’ll give you a small free sample.

Here are some of the products I’ve mentioned. 

I hope you liked my Concealer Corrector Update for Women Over 50. Next week I’ll be reviewing two Chanel foundations, and no… I have not been compensated in any way by any of the brands I’ve mentioned. Frequently, brands offer me money and or products to push their merchandise. Could I use the money? Yes, but I’m not interested. By now, I think you know I only share things I genuinely use and love.

Love, Brenda


  • Deborah Smith August 19, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Hi Brenda so happy to read your review of the Chanel concealer! I have used Chanel foundation for decades and am anxious to read about it in your upcoming edition. In the meantime, I have used Bobbi Brown eye base for years. It was the perfect no eye shadow option for daily wear for me. Sadly it has been discontinued and I am desperately seeking a replacement. Do you have any experiences to share? Keep up the good work trying to keep us vintage beauties looking, well, beautiful!

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 11:57 am

      Hi Deborah, If you get a sample of, or buy the Chanel, make sure you get the Sublimage Le Corrector Yeux as they have two others. I hear you about products being discontinued. Especially Bobbi Brown. Someone bought this very successful company and the first thing they did was discontinue and/or change the products we loved. Would like to hear their reasoning on that. As far as a good eye shadow base, I use the same Tarte Shape Tape Creamy Concealer that I use under my eyes. It lays down a good base and acts as a primer as well. See you here next week! xoxox, Brenda

  • Carlie August 19, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Oh Brenda! I love your sense of humor. “Were you trying to wish it away?” Hilarious! And I love your makeup table. How do you keep it so neat?

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks, Carlie, for your wonderful support. I’ve always applied my makeup in front of a window. Natural light renders a much better result than overhead or artificial lighting. How do I keep it neat? LOL! I’m a neat freak, plus everything on my silver tray are products I use. If something is old, or I don’t use it, there’s no need to keep it, so I throw them away. xoxox, Brenda

  • Barbara August 19, 2023 at 9:06 am

    One of the things I like most about you Brenda is that you’re genuine. No false pretense and certainly no trying to sell us something every week, and I appreciate that. That bothers me about many of the women on Instagram. They’re always selling something so their page is one commercial after another and I’ve stopped following many of them. Xo, Barb

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

      I agree with you, Barb, and thank you. xoxox, Brenda

  • Cathy B August 19, 2023 at 9:13 am

    Brenda, I love your blogs but why would you show the image of Jesus on your desk?

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Cathy, I’ve never made it a secret that I’m a woman of faith, and the little image of Jesus was given to me by a dear friend shortly before she died. I think of her every time I look at it. xoxox, Brenda

      • Connie Wieschhaus August 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm

        I love your picture of Jesus! That’s one of the reasons I follow you! That and your wonderful reviews!

        • 1010ParkPlace August 21, 2023 at 12:43 pm

          Thank you, Connie! I appreciate you!! xoxox, Brenda

  • Poonita August 19, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Hi Brenda. Very helpful. What about testing this product on other skin tones? Mine is darker as I am not Caucasian.

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Poonita, Both products, the Chanel Sublimage Le Correcteur Yeux and the Tarte Shape Tape Creamy Concealer come in lots of different shades from very light to very dark. The product is the same except for the shade. I think you’ll find something that will match your skin tone. Ulta and Sephora carry the Tarte Shape Tape and can give you a free sample to take home and try. xoxox, Brenda

  • Tara Dillard August 19, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Don’t use any of these products, but with more living, who knows !!!

    Didn’t catch that pic of Jesus. Went back up…………found it. Love it.

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      LOL! You’re funny, Tara! With more living, I’ll need a bag over my head. Love you! Brenda

      • Tara August 19, 2023 at 6:25 pm

        Perhaps a Tea Bag, held by a friend who thinks you are STUNNING. Me.

        • 1010ParkPlace August 21, 2023 at 12:44 pm

          Love you bunches, Tara! xoxox, Brenda

  • Kimberly Frick August 19, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Need to give it a go! Thanks for the honest reviews!

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you, sweet lady! xoxox, Brenda

  • La Contessa August 19, 2023 at 11:50 am

    I use the Clinique take off!I LOVE IT TOO!
    I haven’t noticed BLUE TONES YET IN MY FACE but will be on the look out NOW‼️

    • 1010ParkPlace August 19, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Elizabeth, No dark circles or dark area in the corner of your eyes near the bridge of your nose? Lucky you! xoxox, Brenda

  • cindy hattersley August 19, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Brenda so glad to read this post. I have been working on one myself. I have been using the Armani concealer which has just a hint of luminescence in it which I like. We have no department stores here which is a pain. Great post!

    • 1010ParkPlace August 21, 2023 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Cindy, There are so many concealers on the market. I tried one with a hint of luminescence but since my makeup base didn’t have the same quality to it, my under eye area stood out, and I didn’t like it. Happy you found something you like. The search can be difficult. xoxox, Brenda

  • carol August 19, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    To Cathy B: A lot of Christians have the likeness of Jesus Christ in their homes, like I do. It is a profession of our faith to honor our Creator and Savior. Since Brenda has always been open about her Christianity to have a picture of Jesus displayed is very appropriate! Another great post, Brenda. Must try the Sublimage soon. Appreciate your opinions very much!

    • 1010ParkPlace August 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Carol. I appreciate your note and your support. xoxox, Brenda

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