I love this concealer! I have nw20 skin when I'm at my palest. For a while I tried to use collection 2000 lasting perfection in shade 2 (light) but it's too light. I tried shade 3 but it's too ashy (I'm definately pink toned) so looked like dirt on my face.
The rimmel one isn't as thick as the collection 2000 one however I prefer the rimmel one. It feels like it's not clogging my pores like thicker ones do. I put it under my eyes and on acne because it's not cakey.
OVERALL, HIGHLY RECOMMEND XX
Dries very quickly, so it's hard to blend.
Did I just get a bad batch?
Maybelline Cover Stick was my tried and true concealer for years but I was starting to notice that it was looking cakey and dry around my eyes. I wanted to swap for something creamier and easy to blend, which Rimmel Match Perfection got good reviews for. It does blend easily... it feels more like a moisturizer than a makeup. However, it provides zero coverage on my skin. I have mild acne and redness in my skin, which this fails to cover. I find myself applying multiple times, so what's the point? Won't buy again. Maybe for someone with clear, even skin tone just looking to perfect. Not for someone trying to cover blemishes or undereye circles.
I stumbled upon this concealer back in August 2011...and here it is, May 2012, and I still have some left! And that's with using it nearly every day. So in terms of bang for your buck, this is a great buy. I bought a backup back in November, but I don't think I'll have to bust into it for at least another week or two.
I have this in the lightest shade, #125 fair, and my usual shade of foundation is the lightest possible (usually Revlon Colorstay 110 ivory), just for reference. However, with this concealer, I find that I don't even need foundation. I put this on my trouble spots, including the pores of my nose that look better with some coverage, and then all I need is a dusting of translucent powder.
I was lucky enough to inherit my mother's perpetually dark undereye circles, so I almost always look tired. I wouldn't say that this concealer is a miracle worker, but it definitely helps me to look more fresh, and it blends really easily. And blemishes? This stuff covers those pretty darn well too. Now, don't expect it to hide a super red rudolph nose of a zit, but really, what covers that anyway?
I know the packaging isn't really so hygienic with the attached brush, but I definitely like it better than the twist up sticks. The caps always come off of those and then the plastic breaks. I usually make sure that I have clean hands and dab it with my finger instead of spreading with the brush. You don't waste any product that way too.
All in all, this is a great product for me, and I hope they don't discontinue it. I'll gladly repurchase for years, and with how much product is in these puppies, I won't have to buy very many :-)
This concealer feels amazing on my face - very light and "airy." It manages to cover most of my blemishes (I recently had a bout of bad breakouts) except the really red ones which honestly, almost no concealer can hide, anyway. It has a nice matte finish and keeps me looking "awake" when I use it under my eyes.
My only gripe is the packaging because I find it rather insanitary and inconvenient: it has a brush applicator which I think might breed bacteria if it comes in contact with acne or what not! I usually apply this to the back of my hand before using a brush to apply.
I wish it had a tad bit more coverage but it is good enough for anyone without severely inflamed skin.
This concealer is great for undereye circles. It's creamy and easy to blend. I meant to get the lightest shade, but I accidentally got the second lightest shade. But that's fine because the yellow counteracts my blue undereye circles. One thing I don't like about it is the packaging. The brush isn't terrible, but I prefer to use my fingers to blend it to a natural finish. I would definitely buy this again in a lighter shade. :)
EDIT: I took the brush off (with my teeth) because I could barely get any coverage out of it, and discovered that it has great coverage! It really canceled out my dark circles pretty well. Not completely, but they look A LOT better. I thought I had used a lot, but the tube was practically full. When the tube is open, you can see how creamy the concealer is. I considered getting Hard Candy's Glamoflauge, but now I don't have to! :)
Let me start off by saying that i have pretty dark under eye circles (genetic, no eyecream's going to save me) and I've been looking for a good HG concealer for at least 6 years now. It's only been drugstore, although I have a Bobbi Brown corrector coming in the mail, and this is definitely one of the better ones from the drugstore range.
Pros: blends beautifully, really does match my skin tone quite nicely (I'm NC20 and I have it in classic beige 30) and not too drying
Doesn't last that long, begins fading after a couple of hours, it's still there but my dark circles show more easily through it after a few hours giving them an ashy appearance.
Coverage is medium at best and layering can cause it to be cakey if you're not careful
This is by far the best concealer I have ever tried including some very expensive ones. It covers my dark circles, brown age spots, and lasts all day. I would give it a 10 if I could!!
This concealer is 5 bucks or so, has great packaging considering it is from the drug store and it works! First I have to say that I am not normally a fan of the little brushes attatched to concealers these days. It is a waste of product and difficult to control. Rimmel is quite clever though. Instead of the container being plastic with a clicker, it is in a squeezable tube. This intrigued me, so I picked one up. I am pale so I got the lightest shade but as with most Rimmel products the color selection is poor and if you have darker skin you're outa luck. The tube is easy to control, squeeze gently and the product slowly disppenses, and the brush doesn't bother me as I just use it to dot the product around my eyes then blend with my own brush. The container makes it so there is hardly any product left on the brush to dry out which is nice. The consistency is not too thick but creamy enough and It doesn't cake or settle. (even when I thought I had used too much) It conceals my moderate purpelish toned circles and brightens a tad, without shimmer or glitter. I set it lightly with a powder and it holds up very well throughout the day. Glad I stumbled across this drug store gem!
this stuff is only about $6 at walmart! grreat price. I didnt think i would even like it, but will DEF purchase again. i have classic beige, and use it under my extreeemly dark eyes, and to cover redness around my nose. I feel the lighter one would b great as highlighting, and the darker one for concealing. It feels smooth as silk and glides on perfectly. it doesnt even crease under my eyes!!!!