I LOVE this, as I do most elf products. In fact, today I realized just how many elf products I own (a TON). I am not sure if this has been reformulated or whatnot, but mine is super creamy and blends beautifully. The coverage is medium. Can use as a base if you sponge it on or brush it out. Use it "full strength" as a concealer etc. The color matches perfectly, it's 100% portable and if it were any cheaper it would be free! It lasts fine on me doing normal activities (working, shopping, etc) I stock up when ELF has a good sale, (on this and a few other products from them that I can't live without. Since the reviews for this are SO mixed, I'd say for a $1 buy one and try it. I don't have issues with it being 'dry' or hard to apply. In fact, I really love how easily it goes on. I'm 45 with basically normal skin and a few fine lines starting.
I love this little stick foundation: orangy smell, soft texture, nice useful packaging, medium coverage, yellow undertones (rosy beige shade).
I bought it to keep it in my purse for touch ups and as an undereye concealer.
The only downside is the price: being a super cheap brand all over the world, in my country it is sold 300% over its original price.
It's the best! However, it's important to know how to blend it properly otherwise you'll end up having blotchy, uneven skin tone.
I love this!! I use it under my eyes with the elf foundation brush its great!!
I hate this! It's difficult to blend, slightly orange and highlights my flaws.
I've only been able to use this to conceal a bruise on my leg. I can't use it on my face because I think it's too thick, and it's also a very odd orangey color. I think it's a very unnatural color and can't imagine it matching anyone's skin, but I guess if you blend it enough and apply a poweder foundation on top, the color can be managed. It's just like trying to blend an oil pastel crayon on my face, so I can't use it anywhere on my face without it looking cakey. It's not horrible as an eyeshadow base, but I think it's even to thick for that, and it doesn't have a sticky enough consistency, so I would rather use a cream eyeshadow over it any day.
I have this in fair and light. I like the lightest color best. I really like this stick but i didnt at first bc i was applying to much and it was hard to blend and thick. Now when i use it, i dab a bit of moisturizer on my finger than i swirl on top of stick then apply in dabs under eye or on blemish. Then use the dab and roll method and it blends so easily. If i swirl to much, its to much. U only need the teenyist bit. I sometimes dab a concealer brush and apply and spread/blend. I use a brush 4 blemishes but my ring finger for under eye. It helps warm up the product and spread it/blend into skin. I find it cover well. I have really dark undereye circles and it conceals well. I also use it as a base/primer for shadows. I really like how it evens out my viens in my eye area and it helps my shadows stay awhile. ( I also use elfs shadow primers the $1 and $3 which are AMAZING) I like this stick. I found i love their $3 studio line undereye concealer and highlighter, wow its amazing to me. I have dry skin so i prefer a liquid concealer! But i do use this from time to time. It is a little stick but its a product that a little goes a long way so it will last a long time! Its def worth $1. I will prob repurchase when i ever run out. I enjoy it. I find it creamy and it does its job! And ive bought other affordable concealers that are lousy so its def better than those!
I'm not a big fan of ELF's Cover Stick. For my dry skin, it's far too thick and hard to blend, and always ends up looking like a caked-on nightmare. It's difficult just to get the product creamy enough to apply, as it's so solid. Also, I really dislike the smell of this product - fake, sugary, orangey scent. The few times I've attempted using this to conceal or even out my skin tone a little, I've had to start all my makeup over from scratch. The packaging is awful; you have to twist the tube in order for the product to come up, but this broke within a few days for me, meaning it's permanently stuck up and difficult to place the lid on top. For £1.50, I'd say try it out if you're really curious, but I definitely won't be repurchasing.
This is rubbish! It's one of the most disgusting products I ever used! It's thick, dry and doesn't blend. I can't put it on without it caking because the thickness of the product makes it apply in a nice thick, disgusting layer.
I have tried working with it in all possible ways. It didn't pick up on my foundation brush. I tried melting it with a lighter but it instantly solidifies.
Today I tried using it as a concealer. HA! This didn't even conceal some redness from a recently popped blackhead! It's sticky and it clings to any flakes of skin, fine lines, pores, EVERYTHING!
To top it off, the synthetic orange smell makes me nauseous, sick to my stomach! UGH! I regret spending a dime on it!
I'd use it as an eye base but I doubt it's going to help with the creasing since even UDPP has a hard time keeping up with my oily lids.
I love this product as an eye base, but I can see it being used as concealer as well. Package is fine, the product itself has a nice creamy consistency, it doesn't look cakey or dry when applied. I was very surprised when I tried it as an eye base, because my lids can look very dry and flake depending on what MU I put on them, I can't do dramatic eye looks with a lot of e/s on. This product worked on my lids very well, it neutralized their redness and provided a sticky base to the e/s, making them more vibrant. It also prevented creasing, which is a major issue for me, because I have to use a rich moisturizer on my lids.
On the other hand, I can't use it as a concealer because the lightest shade isn't light enough for me. A little under the eyes and on my cheeks to neutralize redness is fine, but I have to apply something else over it. The shade fair definitely has a strong yellow tone to it, so I can see this not working on cool toned people.
Oh, I don't like the smell of it, kind of orangey. Still, a great product for me.