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on 5/1/2015 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by blackberries
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Reviews for this product are quite mixed so I was hesitant. Anyways, it has been 5 months of (almost) daily usage now.1) It needs to be under foundation!I have the Portfolio with the green and purple. The green hides red blemishes, the purple is like a highlighter (I use purple on T-zone). Using this, I cannot show my face to my roommate until I have foundation to cover it. I love that green, it's light and chalky (i.e. not creamy), but it applies smoothly. It hides blemishes very well. I tried putting green around my nose and cover with a stick concealer (too lazy for foundation), but the effects weren't so good. My concealer just mixed the green and it looks odd. Acceptable on me because I'm pretty "whatever." But foundation on top works better* (see #4)2) Some are chalky, some are creamyI find the light beige and the dark brown extremely creamy. So creamy it's like melted lip balm. It's weird... but it doesn't perform worse than the others. The others are all chalky texture, including the medium brown. I was afraid the medium brown will make my under-eye circles dry and gross, but even though it feels chalky it blends well on skin. With foundation on top, the Portfolio (surprisingly) doesn't make any areas look dry. If you're afraid about its chalkiness, apply sunscreen first THEN portfolio THEN foundation.3) The dark brown is grossEw, what is it. Bronzer or contour? Because it's red/orange undertones, this brown looks like a fake tan and it looks so stupid as contour. I try using it as bronzer but I really don't like it. I am have light Chinese skin (C3 with Face & Body Foundation), this brown is not usable!*4) okay it's not perfectThe green hides blemishes well. The dark brown is disgusting. The other colours work well as concealer. Makes my face perfect with foundation on top. It does! However..... my foundation is quite watery and I use the beautyblender. So my sponge tends to dab off the Portfolio's colours, especially the green. To keep the green from disappearing, I dab the light beige on top of the green. My sponge then goes over this with foundation, the green doesn't disappear, and the angels will sing. The purple is "okay." I apply it on my nose and forehead. It lightly enhances my face without being noticeable, which is what I like anyways.5) The value is worth it.It's 4 stars because it's really cheap for this kind of product. And I have a lot left even after 5 months of (almost) daily usage (think of this like eyebrow powder, I use it every day but I don't use a lot). My room gets pretty warm, the two creamy colours are getting creamier as time passes.... But still usable.I'm not 100% sure I will purchase again, but I definitely don't regret buying this Portfolio. I brought this with me on my 17-day vacation in Spain (I travelled alone!!) and it served me well. Particularly enjoyed that it's compact, has a lot of colours, easy to apply (with fingers), and lasts all day because I set it with powder (well, to be precise, I set my foundation with powder). I'm going to conclude that.... I am NOT in the search for a new concealer as of now because I have this (and so much left). By the time I run low, the chance of me trying a different concealer is 80%. I'm assuming that will be years from now, and something new and awesome will be in market :)
on 9/29/2014 11:31:00 AM
More reviews by shebadaisy
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I absolutely love this product! I use it every day for concealing and contouring. It is also my " go to " for when I do wedding makeup. It is easier to apply warmed a bit between fingers .Covers anything.. also comes in a darker palette and color correction palette as well:)
on 8/18/2014 2:08:00 PM
More reviews by SummerDay89
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Just purchased this product the other day, as I was looking for a contour palette. It's odd how very few contour palettes are available. I purchased the one with all concealer, not the one with the green and purple hues. So far I am very pleased with the product. It covers extremely well, and you do not need to use a lot. My only worry is the packaging, and that the concealer may dry easily. Also, I do not believe these colors would work well with those that have a darker complexion, as all of them are extremely light except one.
on 6/30/2014 3:23:00 PM
More reviews by xmikimagoo
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I LOVE THIS STUFF. This is my HG makeup product. It is seriously magic. It covers anything and everything. I use this underneath my foundation, and when I am done my makeup, it looks absolutely flawless. I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants beautiful looking skin :)
on 6/29/2014 1:55:00 PM
More reviews by madscientist01
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I bought this primarily because I've been meaning to try a cream contour product as opposed to a powder. My makeup artist used this on me for my wedding and I really liked how it looked, so:I've only tried it once so far, and will update if my opinions change. I tried all the shades. The lilac shade is a very nice brightener, the green counteracts red well, the salmon colour covered my dark circles well, and the dark contour colour is nice. I didn't use much of the ivory shade as I didn't have much use for it, but it's a good flesh tone if I were to want more overall coverage. I know a lot of people have complained about it not being creamy / not blending well...i'm not sure why as I haven't had either of those problems. And no, I didn't heat it up with a blow drier or anything else for that matter. I found they applied very nicely, were very creamy, and blended beautifully. A little bit of product does go a long way. My only complaint is the contour colour. I have pretty pale skin and it doesn't show up very much on me, so I don't see it working as a contour for a lot of people. If you want a very subtle contour, you'll like it. I'll probably repurchase as it photographed beautifully / I really like the green, lilac, and salmon, and the contour shade does give a nice natural / subtle chiselled effect.
on 6/18/2014 6:46:00 PM
More reviews by Krissy0913
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I was a little intimidated by this product due to all the different shades. It covers my bluish/green veins under my eyes using the yellow beige. I also use the lavender corrector down the bridge of my nose and dark shade along the sides. There is so much you can do with this palette as far as contouring and highlighting goes. After applying the corrector I apply foundation over top and it looks flawless. It does not crease through out the day either. The only word of advice is blend, blend, blend.
on 5/29/2014 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by thereafter
Hair: Other, Straight, Other
If I were on a deserted island and could only bring one piece of makeup with me, this would hands-down be the one I'd choose! I had bought my first Portfolio corrector when I was a complete newbie with makeup (it was in one of Michelle Phanís first tutorials) and I had since fallen in love. I think Iím on my second or third one now, despite daily use, and itís only because these things last for ever! Although fairly pricey (about $32CAD), the amount of product is definitely worth it. I would *highly* recommend this for people with very dark circles, which I have, and trust me, Iíve tried them all (Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Mac, La Prairie, MUFE, etc.). What I do is I put the lavender colour under my eyes and form an inverted right-angle triangle, and then highlight my nose by putting a line straight down, and then some on my forehead. I then take the darkest colour and put it under my eyes as well, and when this blends with the lavender, it completely hides the darkness, no matter how puffy my eyebags might be that day. This was an absolute god-send during exam seasons! It also highlights seamlessly, just stipple or lightly apply your foundation/BB cream over it and voila! For special events I do the opposite and put the lavender over the foundation, and then powder it off. I also use the green to combat the red on my chin and around the lower sides of my nose. The slightly thicker consistency is also great for fully covering those blemishes, and it doesnít budge throughout the day! I just put a little green first and then use one of the 3 skin shades on top. Iíve heard some people say they find it drying. Since I have combination skin, I donít find it as too much of a problem. I would recommend putting some moisturizer under your eyes, and if you need something more, put a very light amount of primer. Then use your fingers to apply the concealer instead of a concealer brush to allow the product to warm up and itíll apply with more ease. Sidenote: If the cover ever gets stuck, use some dishwashing gloves to twist it open (with the possible help of your dad/boyfriend)! This only ever happened to me twice, but I was very close to giving up and getting a new one.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 4/19/2014 10:08:00 AM
More reviews by kittycat31
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
It took me a while to finally buy this product. I was worried it would not work for me because it seems complicated... After watching a few videos on youtube on how to apply it, I went to SDM and bought it. Wow! I should have bought it sooner! My skintone is NW13 and I can use all the colors! At $32 it is not expensive for 5 different colors! I do not recommend heating up the product, instead I use stiffer concealer brushes and it works very well. I apply all 5 colors (sometimes just 4 because I don't always use the darker shade for contour) and then I blend it with a flat top brush. On top I apply my foundation and my loose powder to seal it. I will definitely repurchase!
on 3/3/2014 3:52:00 PM
More reviews by carlyalicia
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I really like this product. Great for covering up blemishes and imperfections and for contouring and highlighting.The product is super pigmented, a little bit goes a long way and it lasts most of the day. I find that the lid is annoying to screw on, and it's pricey, so that's why I only gave it 4 lippies.
on 10/1/2013 6:15:00 PM
More reviews by futurestrength
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I like this product. Personally though, I rarely use it. I have it in the beige tones, and I was so excited because even after reading the reviews it sounded perfect for me. It's one of those concealers that you have to warm up with your fingers in order to apply, which I'm not really a fan of because I'd rather use brushes. I would never use it for undereyes because I feel like it would be too much pulling on the skin; it's more solid than the Mac Studio Finish concealer for example. Maybe in the summer time when it's a little more warm out and the product has a slightly creamier consistency I'll give it a go again. **Once you get the product on, it is good at covering blemishes and things like that, and it IS a good concealer. I just use the Mac one instead because it's creamier. I'm also fair so I haven't really figured out what to do with the rest of the colors on wheel that are darker...maybe contouring, but again I'd rather use something a little creamier for things like that. I kind of wish I had bought the other shade instead, so that I could use the green and purple as correctors.........
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