I bought this concealer a few years ago at Sephora, long before I ever started reading reviews here on MUA or anywhere else online. For some reason it's hung out at the bottom of my makeup drawer, most likely forgotten in favour of mineral makeup I can no longer wear. It was pretty foolish of me to have forgotten about it, because it would have saved me some cash in my recent search for a new spot concealer I can really depend upon.
Lately I've been using Stila's Perfecting Concealer, Rimmel's Wake Me Up, and Essence's Coverstick. None of them did the trick at concealing a small zit scar on my cheek that was hyperpigmented. Along out of my drawer comes DEA and voila! The concealer I'd been wishing for for weeks was already in my posession and I didn't even know it.
The concealing ability of this stick concealer is pretty darn good. It hides scars and redness very well. It's got great staying power and doesn't fade or disappear over the course of the day. However, I would stick to using it as a spot concealer and stay away from using it under the eyes. It is pretty moisturizing and would be good for use under the eyes if only this meant it also wouldn't crease or look cakey. It's not oily as much as it's a little more on the creamy side. It does a great job of concealing dark circles, but at the cost of looking a bit too heavy for me. Setting it with powder only makes it look pretty cakey under my eyes.
Unlike another reviewer's claim that the stick can't be sharpened with any other pencil sharpener than that made by UD, this is toally untrue. I use a cheap $2 Esscence sharpener that works perfectly fine.
Despite the rather outrageous cost of this concealer, it's got great pigmentation, durability, and overall fantastic quality, and I'd definitely repurchase because it's simply a great product.
I love this concealer, it's so great for on-the-go. It's perfect for both undereye circles and blemishes. I find the coverage to be long lasting and it doesn't cake at all. It doesn't even test on animals! What more could you want?
I didn't buy this product, but i did test it out in the store before I went shopping through the rest of the mall. I swatched it over some freckles I have on my arm and the coverage was medium, i could still see them but they were faded. I rubbed the concealer with my finger and it barely budged. On my way home I checked my arm and the concealer had faded a little bit, but it was still stuck on there very well. I rubbed it again and it still stayed put!
I think the staying power is amazing! But unfortunately the coverage sucks WHICH IS SO DISAPPOINTING! If it could completely cover my dark spots and have that amazing staying power i would definately throw in the $30 bucks for that little stick!
Love this! I wear it under my eyes and it makes me look so, so much more fresh and awake. I initially tried CIA but it was just a little too pale (I'm east Asian, probably an NW20). Application is easy, a little goes a long way, and it stays on for a really long time (like, I'm currently at 10 hours and counting - and *nothing* stays on me this long!). I haven' t had it long enough to comment on breakouts with any certainty (only 1 week) but so far so good.
Edited to add: No breakouts but I don't like this on anything other than my under eye circles. AMAZING for under eye circles though.
I've tried many and this concealer pencil is the best for undereye discoloration and fine lines.Blends very well. It's quite good for covering other facial discoloration.
I feel like I am bombarding UD's reviews, but I honestly love their products. This concealer is the ONLY concealer that effectively covers my undereye circles. It doesn't look cakey, and with my UD mineral powder makeup over top of it, it looks absolutely flawless. I am obsessed! I would definitely buy it agian, even though it is a little pricey. I personaly use it by drawing it along my undereyes and patting it in with my foundation brush. I use it over the UD creme to powder foundation and like I said under the UD mineral makeup.
I orignally got it to use as an under eye concealer because my YSL Touch Eclat was running out. but it doesn't work as an under-eye concealer.
I use it on my nose and chin over foundation. because I have an oily t-zone and makeup comes off during the day, I only need to re-touch this halfway through the day.
as I don't really have spots, and the little ones that I do have cover up with foundation, my nose is really the only thing I use this for. because it sets my foundation. but I do get the odd spot that foundation can't cover, and this struggles to blend over it. this blends well over smoothe surfaces, but for bumpy surfaces ie spots, it can't cope.
NOTE: one thing UD are good at is creating products that only work with their tools. ie Baked Bronzer goes on orange if you don't use the Big Buddah Brush because it's so pigmented and the brush is so big to evenly dustribute the bronzer. and this concealer will only sharpen with Grind House sharpener.
This is the second-darkest color of this concealer line. That...never happens with me. I am EXTREMELY fair. I absolutely recommend using an in-store tester before purchasing, because you may not get the color you expect from the website.
I love the pencil format of this product: it makes it easy to target little flaws, and you can sharpen it to cover the peskiest little veins and marks. It is also easy to make sure it goes on sinus bruises and ONLY sinus bruises. The coverage is great, and it's easy to blend on smooth skin with bare fingers. A small semi-stiff brush is recommended for tricky blending, and it WILL highlight any dry skin you have, jsyk.
I'm knocking off a star because it builds up in enlarged pores (eek!), and also because it makes my eye bruises whitish instead of flesh colored, forcing me to color-correct with an orangey liquid concealer (bah!).
- Covers under eye circles well
- Conceals belmishes
- Stays put all day
- I use the shade DEA, it does not wash me out, and has a brightening effect
-Highlights dry skin. Make sure your eye area and skin is moisturizes- otherwise it will make skin appear dry and flaky.
Best concealor for spot coverage (I prefer a liquidy concealor for under my eyes). This is creamy and easy to just press on and then tap on to spread out, or you can use a brush to apply it after it is placed over the blemish. I find it works best for me and stays put if I apply my foundation, dust on a light layer of powder, apply the concealor and then tap on a bit more powder directly over the spots where I have applied. Once I do that I'm set for the day and it hardly budges. I'm very fair with pink undertones and found that the lightest color (CIA I believe) was too light but DEA is perfect (someone said it doesn't wash them out, which is a great way to put it). If possible, as with any concealor, I would try to hit up Sephora or Ulta just to check out the tester for the shades. I've been using this daily for about 6 months and I still have some product left. So, for the price I'd say it's a wonderful deal. I like that it's in pencil form as it's easy to put it directly onto the spot and it's very easy to transport if I want to take it with me. I've tried some other concealors here and there to see if I could find something comparable for cheaper and so far I keep coming back to this. I'm going to rebuy as I've found it's totally worth it. HG for me.