The consistency can best be described as a thin balm. It adds a very small amount of orange color to conceal dark circles, however I did not think this adequately concealed mine. It helped cover them slightly, but they were still poking through. If you have very dark circles, this isn't for you. If you have lighter circles, this might be enough for you.
Not gonna lie. This stung my eyes a bit. I did notice a difference after using it, however I am on the fence due to the eye irritation. The pads are made of a very thin cloth or paper. They didn't tear, but I felt like they could at any moment.