This is one of the very first concealeds I tried. I did find that it took a few layers to cover my blemishes but it never broke me out. The brush was always pushing out too much product so I eventually gave up on this & moved onto other concealers. However, oil based concealers made my skin SO MUCH worse. I'm thinking of going back to this concealer & ditching foundation. It's great for undereye circles but its not the best for blemishes. Still, it won't worsen your skin so I guess it's better in the long term. Great product!
I have not purchased many cream concealers, but all my previous brands were a bust. I was pleasently surprised with this product when I decided to give it a go!
The consistancy is smooth and creamy, almost like it was whipped up into a frothy liquid. It is not at all thick, or runny either. It is a nice, happy medium so that it isn't heavy, nor is it poor coverage. Just the right amount of coverage and it is buildable for more prominant blemishes. The color matches my skin-tone perfectly and the shade stays true through the day.
Despite my love for the product itself, the packaging was a bit odd. The top simply screws off and reveals the bristles, no plastic wrapping or a cardboard box. Someone at the store could have easily opened it and used it/exposed it to air and bacteria, resulting in contamination. I got mine from walmart, I dont know if other stores have different packaging for it, but it's not safe.
You simply apply pressure on the tube for the product to squeeze out of the bristles, which also means that if it sits in your bag, it has the risk of leaking product into the tube if it gets squished. However, it is not super sensitive and the product doesn't just come gushing out at the slightest of a squeeze on the tube, which is a plus.
Despite my irritation at the packaging, the actual product is fantastic, I will repurchase for as long as I can.
Coverage, for me and colour match being fair is good, but this stuff has caused me to get huge white zits under my eye brows and in between my brows where I blend it up lightly into to cover up age lines, at first I thought my hormones might be whack, but this morning I looked at myself and said, there must be something really wrong with something I'm using. I don't use a lot of products and haven't used any other foundations aside from Marcelle powder (which has never caused problems for me prior) so I now blame this product. Will be throwing out and letting my skin purge itself completely now, terrible! Plus for $8+ I spent at my local Shoppers it wasn't even that big of a steal. Anyone with T-zone, oily/dry combo skin, definitely beware.
Biggest downside, didn't realize it had that silly brush instead of just the ability to squeeze it out and apply with my fingers, you lose most of the product on the brush and thus I just used the brush, which is silly of me because it's a bacterial hazard to us sensitive skinned folk. :P
This is an excellent concealer with medium to full coverage.
The texture is great and it's wonderful to highlight with.
The downside is it starts to have a bad smell after a while, due to the fact that it has a built-in brush most likely.
I'd give this a 4 since I think it's a 3-4 if you want to cover blemishes, but a 5 if you want to perfect the areas around your eyes, nose, and mouth. I bought this to serve as an undereye concealer based on reviews, and I've been very happy with the texture, finish, and wear of this product. It's creamy, blendable, and long-lasting, and it doesn't cake up and become splotchy like other concealers. I also like the pen applicator because I can apply a lot of product or very little to precise areas. This even makes a great lip line perfecter if you trace it lightly around your lips.
I don't think it's pigmented enough for serious blemishes, though, only fading discoloration. It hides my small red spots, but I don't think it's heavy-duty enough for more than that.
I got the lightest color because I'm always the lightest shade in any brand, but I think I could have done well with the next shade up. I think this concealer is definitely worth checking out, and I can see why it's gotten such good reviews.
Rimmel's Match Perfection concealer is one of the best concealers I have ever used. In short, it's long lasting, has good coverage, matches my skin-tone well, and has a nice, thin consistency that works well underneath the eyes or on blemishes for a very natural finish. Each time I've bought it, it's never costed more than $5, and it lasts quite a long time, even though I've used it daily. I will repurchase until I find something better.
To start, I'm quite fair-skinned (L'Oreal True Match in Porcelain is about the closest match to my skintone), and I have severe dark circles. I currently use the shade "Fair," and it works well with my skin, I feel. As a teenager, I hate wearing much on my skin base-wise as it is, and I have a very difficult time finding concealers that don't crease or look obvious beneath my eyes. I originally bought this in the shade "Light" a little under a year ago, a shade that would match most light skintones (or me during the summer). I didn't expect it to work so well. It's actually a highlighting concealer, but there is no shimmer or glitter to it even in natural daylight or flash photography. It has good coverage but looks very natural- it's creamy and covers, but it somehow blends very thinly, which I love. It doesn't build up under the eyes either. I personally like the squeezy tube and the brush on the end is quite soft, but take care not to squeeze out too much. I can't say much about the whole color-changing-matching-whatever system, but, in using the "Light" shade, I found it went on initially lighter, then it oxidized within the next minute. No further oxidation occured after that and it set nicely. I suggest buying the lighter shade if you are between shades to compensate. Once on, this concealer doesn't feel hydrating nor drying; it feels like skin. Skin-type wise, I haven't experienced any difficulties, and my eyes range from very dry to oily.
I recommend this product to those of us who have fair to light-medium skin who want an all-around good concealer or a dark-circle cover up at a very reasonable price. It is well worth the $4.27 or whatever you will pay for it. Try it out!
I bought this concealer after seeing quite a few positive reviews on it, and i was not disappointed! I have the match perfection foundation also which i adore (i know opinions on it can be divided) but this is just the icing on the cake. It covers any post-spot hyper pigmentation and its texture blends in perfectly. I have remarkably light skin to the extent that i can NEVER get concealers light enough that don't look an odd colour on my skin, but this is magical! I have really noticeable dark circles under my eyes (Thank you ill health!) and they are definitely reduced with this little gem!
The only con i have is really grasping at straws and that is that the psoriasis i have around the sides of my nose doesn't agree with it for long periods of time. HOWEVER as it is a bit worse than just "dry skin" i think i can cope with having to mix it with a heavy duty moisturizer before application and throughout the day.
I usually stay away from Rimmel face products they just look really cheap to me but I needed a concealer and this was only $5. I LOVE IT This is my favorite drug store concealer so far! And believe me I have tried MANY. I didn't even know so many other people had liked it and that actually makes me happy that I found a great product out of luck. I am very pale skinned and I found the lightest shade of this matches me wonderfully. It's very creamy and blend-able and instantly brightens up my face. I find its about medium coverage with a single layer..but if you wanted full you'd most likely only need another layer. The packaging isn't the greatest and is unsanitary as others have said.. I don't have a problem with it because I don't really use the brush end on my face I just put a small amount on a clean finger or concealer brush. This little tube lasts me a long time compared to other concealers. It seems like there is so much in there, probably because it is so concentrated. Anyway I definitely recommend this. I have repurchased it already a couple times and plan to again.
my favourite concealer ever!! i bought it in shade 245 light. you can reapply it without looking cakey, which is great! overall i would DEFINETELY but this product for a third time :)
Yeah. This stuff rocks. It covers my post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, dark under-eye circles, redness around ye olde nostrils, EK-CETERA. I got it at a big box store in 230 Fair/Light, which is, I believe, the second lightest color, and it was totally fabulous right away, despite the icky-clicky-brush situation. Whatever, it's cheap, it doesn't crease under my eyes, it's not a creepy, waxy, lipsticky-looking concealer, and I can use it for all my facial situations. I've recommended it to my sister, who has oily, sensitive skin, and my mom, who has mature, very dry skin, and they both have had great results with it.
I cackle like the old witch I am rapidly becoming whenever I find it in my purse, because it lives with me all the time--truly the first concealer that I've ever carried around with me. BOOM. HG concealer.