Love this concealer. It covers well. Drys to a satin finish. Stays on all day and doesn't cake up. I love this concealer. It's a well kept secret thats for sure.
Finally found a concealer that *truly* LOOKS LIKE SKIN.
I hate most concealers as they usually look:
-ghastly, due to limited shade selection
-cakey, due to texture
-crepey, as it dries off too matte
This one is neither.
The coverage is not amazingly high, I guess, plus my PIH and dark undereyes are not that bad, but it covers them all beautifully. More like medium-high coverage than truly full one.
The texture is very liquidy, which makes the nozzle keeps being covered up in products. I don't even need to squeeze or anything. I just use whatever products covering the nozzle for both my undereyes, around the nose, chin, some faded PIH on my cheeks and a melasma spot on my left temple.
It is also very blendable. I wouldn't blend it with a brush, though. I feel it brushes away the coverage. I find patting it and blending lightly just with my ring finger is perfect.
It lasts the whole day on me. Used it as the only base over sunscreen without setting it with powder on the way to airport. It lasted a short flight, a whole day walking and shopping under vigorous sun and amidst the humidity in Singapore, being rubbed around from trying on clothes in the stores, dinner and drink.
I usually retouch before going out for dinner and/or drinks after-work, but it's actually barely needed. I only need to set it with translucent powder (currently using Ben Nye Banana Powder) and I look like I naturally have good skin. My colleagues told me my skin looks glowing and asked what foundation I was wearing.
I even use this as foundation in a pinch and it works great actually. It dries off to a semi-matte finish and holds up well. Really evens out my skin and brightens is up as well. Best applied with bare fingers.
However, it does cling to flaky patches.
The shade selection is pretty good for a concealer. They divide warm and cool undertones and IIRC there are 4 levels of shade depth. I'm matched perfectly to MW3 (Medium-Warm 3?). I'm roughly NC30. It's hard for me to find a concealer that matches me.
I've used it for more than 5-months, daily use, and still have some left.
I think it's quite cheap for what it's capable to do at US$12. But in Europe it's tagged for EUR16 and that makes it not that cheap anymore. But for something this great, I really don't mind.
I bought shade MC1 for my NC 15 skin and it was too dark, so I ended up mixing it with a concealer that was too light (Ellis Faas in 201). The texture is very light and runny; it reminded me of the Garnier Rollerball concealer, however the Garnier has more coverage. I think this concealer would be good for someone who doesnt have much to cover, yet wants a little bit of something.
This is an OK concealer.
- natural looking texture
- doesn't crease/settle in to lines (if applied in moderation)
- stays put all day
- average coverage
- packaging is very unconvenient
This is a very watery product. It took a while to get used to that, as at first I blended it away completely. I find that it works best if you pat this on and then just let it dry. If you blend it, it will just disappear. You can apply multiple layers, but i find that if I apply more than one layer it becomes kind of cakey and it will settle in to lines. So I only apply one layer and for me the coverage is not enough that way. I have pretty bad dark circles and this just doesn't cut it. It does help, but my estee lauder double wear concealer blows this one out of the water.
It is designed for under the eyes, but I also use it on my face and I actually like it better for that.
What bothers me most is the packaging. The product is very watery and it just constantly spills over the tube, even though I never even squeeze the tube. I have to be careful to hold it upright and not to squeeze the tube, and even then there's always way too much on the nozzle and it's dripping down the sides etc. It's really frustrating.
Overall I think this is an OK concealer. It's not terrible but for me it doesn't cut it. If you have light dark circles then this might be nice because it's very natural looking, but you would still have to put up with the annoying packaging. If your dark circles are medium to bad, then don't bother. I will use up the tube but I won't repurchase this.