I absolutely love this product, its not oily so its perfect for concealing if your skin is oily because it doesn't rub off. It's not suitable for use around the eyes as it is to dry and pasty for that but works wonders everywhere else on the face.
Little to no success was had with this product. The core of the trouble concerned the fact that you have to mix two colours together to get one. The inherent difficulty with this mixing action is, of course, the potential for variable shade results. Save yourself time, money and effort by finding your perfect shade in another line. You might like to start this search with the excellent Nars concealers given the broad shade range available there.
Ok so this product is the only makeup product I cant live without. It can be used only as a concealer but if you blend it with a moisturizer it turns into the best foundation in the world that is all natural and doesnt become greasy (of course if you have oily skin like me blend it with an oil free moisturizer). It should also be said that I have extremely sensitive skin and this is the only thing that I can actually put on my skin without irritating it or giving me break outs. It smells nothing which is good cause its not full of chemicals and perfume. (I for instance tried the HD makeup forever foundation that have gotten such great reviews and it was crap in comparison and didnt look natural in certain lights.) I use the lightest colour because Im from Norway and have pale skin but I think alot of people could use this colour cause I also use it in the summer when Im tan, if you want a more tan colour you can just put some bronzer on top:)
BTW I have never written a review before and the only reason why I do it with this product is that I know it could be a life saver for so many people!
I have tried many many concealers and this is the only one that has ever worked. I don't know how it does it as there doesn't seem to be anything special about the texture but when I apply it to blemishes, they just disappear. One lippie off for the big bulky packaging (I know I should be thankful that I am getting so much product for my money but the amount of make up I carry around in my purse is absurd...this doesn't help) and the fact that I wish it was a little bit longer lasting.
I Love that it hides my pizza face very well, one of my friends complimented how well I look at school. But because of the witch hazel, it broke me out so much that I cried and couldn't go to school because I was so ashamed. Scarred me for life, best and worst concealer.
If you have bad reactions to witch hazel DO NOT DO NOT buy this product.
I've been using this stuff off and on for awhile now. Currently using it and happy with it. I use SC-2, but forsee using SC-1 here in the winter months. Ok so onto the product. This stuff does hide redness near my nose, under eye circles and blemishes. I use powder foundation so this stuff goes on first and then the powder. It has done a great job at keeping my face looking less red and hiding any blemishs. The bad stuff about this is, it can dry up. It makes blending the two colors together harder but you can soften if you use your wrist as a place for mixing. So aside from me having to mix and wishing it was easier to blend, i am happy. It hides my redness all day at work and that is a plus in my book.
This wasn't a very good concealer :(.. I was expecting a LOT more considering the price, and the good reputation of Laura Mercier. (BTW I returned it and got MUFE full coverage which I like a lot better). But anyways I thought it was a little bit annoying to have to mix my color (especially since I didn't need any of the darker color, the light color was perfect.)
The main thing I didn't like was how thick and suprisingly un-pigmented it was, I would have to cram SO much onto my brush, just to cover the smallest of spots (which was quite impossible considering the density of this product). Then once I finally built up my coverage... it didn't last :(
... long story short, I'm not a big fan of this product :(
I wanted to like this concealer, but with the two separate colors and having to blend it yourself, it is very hard to use. It does cover well, but it is hard to get the color right on your skin. Maybe this would work if you don't mind spending a lot of time on it. But I don't have time when getting ready to blend until it comes out correctly.
I am almost through with my first compact, and it is by far my favorite concealer. You can blend the two shades you're given, which is great for switching in between seasons.
Though this is a little pricier than I'm used to paying for foundations, I think it's well worth it because of the quality - good coverage, no breakouts, and stays put and matte throughout the day. And I have oily, combination skin, so this is best for my skin type.
I bought this from Liberty in London at around April in 2010. I haven't bought another concealer since.
It's important to get the instructions right when you first buy it - to use it with a synthetic concealer brush, and to use the lighter side (4 swipes then onto the back of hand) and then the apricot side (4 swipes and then onto the top of the lighter colour on your hand). I find I use a little more apricot around my undereye area - and as other reviewers have said, it is quite drying, so apply some eye cream and allow to absorb beforehand. The plus side of this is that it can last all day at this consistency, of course.
I find that it's totally workable with all parts of my face and category of blemish to cover up, whether that be a spot, a scar, a red mark, or undereye circles.
You very quickly get used to washing the brush every day (I do it along with my foundation brush) and leaving them to dry. For the time-short this might be a bit of a problem, but I think it's not too much to do for such a good product with such good results.
The package this comes in is slim and robust with a good quality mirror on the inside. A definite thumbs up from me.