I have tried all three of Almay's concealers, and I like this one a lot, but I prefer the Line Smoothing version over this one. While this covers well for a liquid concealer, and also has great neutral shades, the Salycilic Acid does nothing for my skin but cause flaky dry spots, and irritate it. For those that have had success with SA clearing their skin, I'd highly recommend this concealer, for those like me, who's skin does not respond to SA, I'd try the Line Smoothing version, which works great for blemishes and undereye circles.
My HG concealer! I've gone through many foundations and concealers but this is the only one that doesn't make me break out. I find that this is slight expensive for a drugstore brand, but it's worth it. Some people complained about the colour selection, but since the light/medium shade matches me perfectly, I have no complaints.
I just started using this concealer this week and so far so good. It blends in really well and lasts. I agree with what a few reviewers already posted about the wand...dont use the wand on a blemish and then put it back into your concealer...not a good idea...bacteria!! So i just apply it with a sponge or my finger. I'll probably stick with this concealer.
I like this better than the Revlon version. It isn't quite as dry and is easier to blend. Plus this matches my skin better. On lazy days, I apply my moisturizer (this keeps the blemish from looking flaky) then this concealer and a light dust of powder.It also looks great over my fdtn. I will repurchase.
I LOVE this. I bought it based from reviews because I broke out on my cheeks in an effort to overhaul my skincare regimen and protect my fair skin from the sun. I have very light, warm-toned skin, so I bought this in the lightest shade possible (Light 100 I think). Even though it's too yellow to match my skin tone, all it takes is a decent amount of rubbing in to make it unnoticeable. I think a lot of the people complaining about poor color choices need to use less product and use a brush or just their fingers to rub the product in better. That said, DO NOT use the actual wand on your face. I have no idea what Almay was thinking, but I can't think of anything more unhygienic than putting the same bacteria-infested sponge wand on different blemishes. I just wash my hands thoroughly, then apply the product with my index finger and rub it in with my middle finger. It really down-tones all redness and looks great with a tinted moisturizer over it to even everything out. I never used concealer in the past because I didn't like the idea of clogging already-clogged skin with makeup all day. This is a great alternative because it treats your skin while concealing imperfections, so I don't feel as if I'm continually making my skin worse in an effort to make it better.
The only problem I've run in is that this product is nearly impossible to use on dry or rough skin. It looks really powdery and even drier. My suggestion if you have dry skin and want to conceal your acne would be to apply a moisturizer or primer first, then this concealer.
I got this for around $7 at Target, and it's well worth it. It lasts forever, doesn't need reapplication during the day, and a lot of product isn't required to achieve great results.
This helped my leftover acne. You're not supposed to use it under your eyes!!!!
I thought it lasted a long time, and use it in conjunction with the revlon coverstay one, as that one works a little easily on the skin (because it has half the salicylic acid) but the almay one works better. Nice, cheap product. No complaints. Packaging was great. Clean and simple, easy to store.
- this product is specially for blemishes/acne but due to the salycid
acid which dries up your acne the concealer looks gross on your
- bad for under eye circles because of the salycid acid
- doesn't really heal acne/blemishes
- horrible color range
- doesn't blend in very easily
- packaging: cheap plastic, cap never closes properly
- bad coverage
- packaging: good for when your in a rush
the texture is OK, better than studio fix by mac. but all the shades are with pink undertone.
This concealer is actually pretty decent to cover red areas like around the nose or pimples, and doesn't cake. It is a great match for my skin, and also blends pretty easy. A little goes a long way. I probably won't buy it again because I'm in the search of that hg concealer.
I use this stuff constantly. One problem I have is that it the coverage is okay, but since I have such fair skin any blemish or red mark left from a pimple are so freakin hard to conceal. The color matches my skin pretty well, but I just wish it had better coverage.
As for the wand applicator, it works fine for me because I don't even use it. I swipe a bit of product on the back of my hand and use a very small makeup brush to apply. I end up using much much less than I would if I actually used the wand, and I have no problem applying to exactly where I need it, exactly how much I need. Just a small dot can conceal all the stupid god forsaken little red pimple scars. Well, it conceals them as much as possible. You can still see them a little bit, but they're not as noticeable. Still searching for the perfect concealer with the coverage I want, but this is my current stand-by until I find exactly what I'm looking for.