Offers very good coverage,nice shades,has very thick and NOT so creamy texture and feels slightly greasy,nice and easy to use packaging and very logical price.This one comes without a sponge,or brush or anything else to help you apply It so you re going to need a brush.Personally I use the 217 brush with this and works perfect for me.However this is not my HG concealer,the two concealers that works best for me is the sculpt by Dior and the select cover up by MAC.MAC sells this concealer saying that is waterproof and offers full opaque coverage.I don't fully agree with this,first of all I v never seen a waterproof concealer or foundation and this is no exception.Also this has spf 35 and that makes it extra thick and greasy,the spf in a concealer is very unnecessary for me and as for the coverage yes is very good but also is a quite heavy product and it's very easy to look cakey and to exaggerate the fine lines and wrinkles
This is the best concealer I have ever used. I actually use MAC Full Coverage foundation, which is the same product(minus the SPF) in a bigger compact. Being half white and half Asian, NC30 is my perfect shade. This is heavily pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
I apply a sheer foundation before concealer. To use this, I take a small clean brush and swirl it directly in the product to warm it a bit and make it more liquidy and spreadable. I load enough product on the brush to use on all the dark spots on my face. Starting with the areas that need the most coverage, i dab the concealer on all my spots(acne and scars) and underneath my eyes. I then pat each area with my ring finger to blend it to a natural finish. Finally, I set with loose powder.
This product does an excellent job of covering my hyperpigmentation that I get after my pimples heal. It feels like it melts into your skin and feels very natural and not cakey. Even when applied thinly, it provides amazing coverage. I will repurchase this concealer again and again. I do recommend buying the Full Coverage Foundation version, since you get more bang for your buck; unless of course you're prone to strange reactions to new products and you want you buy the small version to test it out first.
This product is awesome for anyone with dark circles under the eye and blemishes,a little bit goes a long way and it's awesone for setting shadow as a base.If your not not a MAC fan this product is great
I really like this concealer.
It gives good coverage for my blemishes and undereyes.
Very natural, but it has to be blended.
The only downside is that it can emphaize dryness,
and since use retina my blemishes are all very dry.
I still love it, but I wouldn't suggest it to someone who has
dry skin or has flakes due to acne treatment.
Overall: Great product but not for me since starting retina.
I'm asian and have beigish skin. I bought this in NC35. The consistency is pretty thick, but still creamy. A little goes a long way. The pot is small, but don't let it decieve you. It packs an amazing 7 grams, compared to the average 3.5g. So by weight it's actually pretty cheap.
I have horribly dark under eyes that just never want to be covered up. This concealer mostly covers them, but they're still stubbornly visible. It isn't as dry as some other undereye concealers, but it still does crease a bit. However, this is better than average at covering up acne.
The BEST concealer I have found for my chronic under-eye circles. It stays put all day. I use it in a shade lighter than my foundation, then dust foundation over it, the result: dark cirles are GONE. I almost never leave the house without this on, the one day I did people kept commenting on how "tired" I looked compared to "normal".
I like this concealer, but it still doesn't have the perfect coverage for blemishes and dark spots from former blemishes that I've been looking for.
I have this in NC15. In the MAC world, NC colors are yellow-based, and NW colors have pink/red tones. Though my skin is very light, I have a lot of both yellow and red tones in my skin. I chose the NC color because most of what I'm trying to cover (blemishes, dark spots) is sort of red colored, so the yellow in the concealer helps to neutralize the discolored skin.
I do believe that the coverage of Studio Finish is buildable to full coverage, but it's hard to get it there without it looking thick or heavy. This concealer looks best (most natural) when it's applied lightly, but in my experience, applying it lightly does not give full coverage at all, rather more like medium coverage.
Studio Finish can be drying, and can sink into fine lines. I do not think that it's a good concealer for under-eye use, for this reason. I find the texture of this concealer comes out best if you buff it into your skin gently with a dense-ish fluffy brush, using circular motions. This helps even it out, and blend it in to reduce any thick or cakey look. Because of the dryness, when applied over blemishes, it can stand out instead of blending in.
For lighter coverage, I dab some Studio Finish onto the back of my hand and mix it with liquid foundation or primer to thin it down before buffing it onto my skin. This is a good technique for covering a larger area, such as very red cheeks. My cheeks are generally quite red, but sometimes they flare up and are really really red, and Studio Finish is one of the ways that I cover this redness. However, having discovered Shiseido's Color Control stick, I like that better for this purpose, as the yellow-green color counters the redness.
Studio Finish is pretty easy to use, and the small flip-top jar lasts a pretty long time, even if you use a lot of concealer. My quest for the perfect concealer is still not over, but I do like this product, and I may buy it again if I haven't found something better by the time I run out. Covering blemishes while leaving a natural looking finish was the #1 thing I was hoping this concealer could do, and it's just not quite there. It's fine for red marks, but for blemishes the texture might just be a little bit too dry. I still find my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to be the best concealer I have for covering blemishes. continued >>
if you got dry undereyes or fine lines, please don;t use this, because it's too drying, and fine lines become more obvious after awhile, making the area look very dry and old.
mixing it w eye cream, helps a bit but not lasting.
Yet another love hate relationship with this product. The pros for this product outweigh the cons for me. I've been using this for ages. When I first started using MAC, the SA matched me to an NC45 foundation and when I needed a concealer, NW40 was suggested. Thats the shade I've always purchased.
But with that said, even though NW40 is the closest match to cover blesmishes or dark spots, it isn't a perfect match. It can look very light and peachy on my skintone, especially in the summer time when I am way darker. The next shade up is ridiculously peachier and darker, so I just make the nw40 work for me.
My other complaint is that it can look thick if you dont blend it properly. It looks even thicker and unnatural when the color is ...well, not a perfect match.
But alas, there are good aspects to this product. The convenient little pot is one of them. I've never ever left this home, as it always travels in my makeup bag with me. It's so cute!
This will also last you a long time. All you really need is a little bit because this stuff covers hardcore I kid you not. (key is finding a perfect match). When I wear this with the right foundation combination it looks flawless and undetectable. For the amount and quality of the product, this is very inexpensive.
A couple of other tips - I personally wouldn't recommend this as an undereye concealer if your eye area is dry. It will look super cakey. Moisturize the area first. Also, use a concealer brush because using fingers risks bacteria getting in and out of the concealer pot.
wouldn't buy this again purely because i find benefit's erase paste is so much better at what i need it to do - hide dark circles !! studio finish is far too thick even with a good eye cream / moisturiser . not a bad price though for if you need heavy heavy coverage - i just find it's far too much for the under eye area .