You MUST MUST warm it up with your fingers beforehand. I love this product when I'm in the Philippines but even in the summer months in the US it sometimes is just too difficult to blend! Needs a warm area. Unfortunately, I fear this product would be useless in the colder months :(
It lasts and lasts once it's applied (it literally will not move even if you try to rub it off)
Goes on a bit thick
Needs to be warmed up to blend
It is not drying at all!
I pair this over my Dior nude concealer I think that's what it's called the one that comes in a tube.
It gives good coverage and it is actually pretty moisturizing with the Dior concealer.
It gives a bit of highlight which brightens my complexion.
Good thing is its hard to blend but doesn't dry straight away. I just dap it on with my finger.
Love love love this.
This is the review for the new Shu Uemura Pro Gel Cealer.
Texture: The DRIEST concealer I have ever used. Yet, that is how I know it's gonna hold up all day and help my face stay matte even if I perspire in this sweltering tropical climate. It's kinda hard to blend because it is so dry, so if you really have to use your fingers, dab a little onto your skin and using light feathery strokes, just blend it around the blemish. For the undereye area, I really think it is best to use a brush, and I will be getting an Eco Tools one for that. I might get another concealer for my undereye area though. But this would work GREAT as an eyeshadow primer.
Coverage: Pretty good actually! I would say medium to full coverage. A little goes a long way to avoid cakiness.
Shade Selection: Limited! Only 4 shades--2 shades for yellow undertones, 2 for pink undertones. These shades would work for ladies with fair or fair-medium skintones. These shades will not work for NC30 or above. We need beauty democracy!!
I got mine in Medium Beige, 7YR-M (I'm around NC30 now I think, 'cos I got darker). It seems a tad too orangey in the pot, but when blended out well, it matches my skin well enough. But on my undereye area, it's a tad too orange, but again, I didn't blend well enough and I could have applied too much. I'm still getting used to this new concealer of mine.
A great concealer for blemishes, scars and just lightly evening out the skintone, but I would be looking for another concealer for my undereyes. I highly recommend this product for people with oily skin, especially those who live in the tropics where it is summer all year round.
Simple packaging, simple product.
This little paste-type concealer doesn't look like much, but it does pack a punch.
Back when my skin was dehydrated, this gave me what I wanted, but did not get from other concealers.
Technically, this was just like MAC Studio Fix, but I didn't get the cakiness, or thickness!
A little dab on blemishes, and it holds up all day (even without powder at times, but of course powder makes the staying power tenfold).
I would recommend this to everyone, since it:
1. long-wear coverage
2. Great color matching
3. does not emphasize flakes/blemishes.
Made my skin seem seamless and it was so easy, I just took a blending brush (Ecotools concealer brush [dupe for MAC 224]) and whisked some on my face.
Although the packaging is dull, it is also light, and gets the job done. It never opens by itself, as it has a snap and my package has not broken despite me bringing it around with me.
Too bad this is now discontinued and replaced by Shu Uemura Pro GEL concealer, which is NOT as nice in my opinion.
- Very pigmented, covers very well
- Does not oxidize
- It stays for a long time, even without primer
- Quite on a dry side, so it's good for oily skin. I find it stays when everything else on my face has melted down.
- Get a shade lighter for the undereye, it brightens very well. (Don't forget to moisturize first)
- It's rather small, but it's very compact
- Kinda expensive, but I guess the price goes along with the quality
- Not very generous in size
- You have to dip your finger to get the product. Well, you can use brush anyway
I am NC30/35 and I find 7yr Medium Light is lighter than my skintone, so I barely use this to conceal any scar/blemish/dark spots on the face, I tend to use this as undereye concealer. I set this with MAC Blot Powder and it stays for more than 7 hours. the shade I'm using is pretty neutral, I am yellow undertoned but when I apply this on my friend who is slightly pinkier than I am, it matches.
So far I have used Laura Mercier, MAC Select Moisture, NYX, Bare Minerals, Revlon, ZA, and I find this is the best. I think I will repurchase, I even think about getting Shu foundation.
Love this concealer its covers up pretty good. I like the colour selection as I am fair skin and felt they matched my skin tone. The packaging comes in a little pot which I love so I can use my concealer brushes, the texture seems a little dry but ideal for covering scars Overall the price was kinda pricey at $45AUS but would definitely buy again as it did not break me out. I say grab a sample before buying this.
Overall Rating: I gave it a 4 because there are more positives than negatives about this product. Texturally, I find it quite dry which makes it good for blemishes - however I also find it works very well under eyes when used with a buffing brush like MAC 224. I have it in the colour 3YR - this is probably another reason why it works well on under eyes, because this shade is very pink, so it brightens my dark circles well. However, because it is so pink, I do find it too dark to wear alone, I can only wear it under foundation. For this reason, the Nobara stick works better as a concealer as there is a wider colour range. I am 784 in Face Architect and Nobara for reference and I use the Synthetic 14 Foundation brush to blend this concealer over larger areas.
Price: By and large, all Shu products I've tried have been excellent quality and more than justified the price.
Packaging Quality: Small, sturdy clear plastic. You can attach these individual colours together to create a concealer palette as well.
Would you buy this product again? Yes for my undereyes but the colour is not right for my skin so if I could only choose one concealer, Nobara is more multipurpose and a better colour.
I love love love this concealer. I use 7YR medium light, in MAC I'm NW25/NC30. I have small acne scars on my lover face and eveven skin tone, also horrible genetic dark circles. This concealer is rich in pigment but blends beautifully. I feel I'm difficult to please with both concealer and mascara. I also get bored easly so do stray away from products after a while. This is the only concealer I have ever hit panon - and then repurchased! My HG concealer! Now I just need to find my perfect mascara....help, please!
Finally found a concealer that I would definitely buy again!
This is great for covering blemishes and red areas around the nose. I like how I got a perfect match as well (I got 7YR medium light, I'm 764 for shu uemura foundations) so I can just use this topped with bit of powder.
Although the texture is kind of thick, it isn't very had to blend, but it does help to warm it up with your fingers. I use a concealer brush instead and it works fine (I feel its more hygienic this way).
This is also good for under eyes and you don't need a lot of it, a little goes a long way. The lasting powder is also quite decent and I rarely need to touch up on this as it'll last me a good 6-7 hours.
Edit: During the summer they changed the formula to a gel one and changed the packaging + amount of product.
It's now a round glass jar (heavier and harder to take out >_<). But I have to say the new formula is even better and lasts even longer.
Previously it cost 150HKD for 2.5g, now it's 190HKD for 5g. Better value for money too, although having less means using it faster and I risk the concealer drying up by the time I'm almost finished.
RAVE RAVE RAVE!
Love this concealer, its creamy~easy to blend~ and water/ sweat proof! definitely worth buying!
If you feel like wearing no foundation but want to cover odd spots or acne scars, use this. Then apply a bit of blush on top and you can look pretty instantly!! this concealer works wonders, its heavy duty and it definitely does the job! its more on the higher coverage side-! so if your looking for that, try it. But it also looks natural at the same time! not cakey and stuff-. Greattttt product! will definitely repurchase, I'm NC 20 MAC, Eurasian, and I use medium light 7YR.