I think the packaging is cute! I can put into my travel bag and not worry about it. I use a concealer brush and dab underneath my eyes and on a few blemishes. It's cheap!
Packaging is ugly, but it gets points for being small and easy to travel with. The stick broke though! The colors are VERY yellow-based, which is fine for me. This applies okay, but the minute after it dries it becomes extremely cakey and enhances fine lines. Not as much coverage as I'd like either. Lasts a pretty long time. Even on my nose, where my skin is very oily, it flakes and makes my skin look icky and dry! Hard to blend too.
Pros: Easy to travel with, applies okay, lasts a pretty long time, cheap!
Cons: Stick broke, ugly packaging, cakey, enhances fine lines, not enough coverage, flakey
EDIT: Now that it's warmer out it's easier to apply and blend. It looks less cakey, but the coverage is still only medium-to-buildable and looks very cakey on blemishes. Sigh. The search continues!!!
EDIT: The coverage is better than I thought, though it is still pretty cakey. I upped it one lippy.
First off, you probably don't want to buy any sort of cover stick if you're looking for an under eye concealer or an eye shadow base. It doesn't have quite the right color or texture to be as effective. However, concealer sticks are excellent at concealing acne because of their coverage, and I use this product for that purpose.
I have also used both the Almay and Cover Girl versions of the cover stick. Cover Girl oils up after a while and broke my skin out - that brand honestly does not seem to work that well with skin products, and Almay basically does the same thing as the Maybelline brand except that it is about $3 more.
This Maybelline cover stick conceals my acne and does NOT rub or melt off throughout the day. I have fairly oily skin so that has always been an issue for me. The color is natural (I use medium beige) and does not make my skin go crazier than usual. The trick to applying this is by putting some product directly where you want to conceal, then gently PAT, not rub, the concealer with a make up sponge until it blends into the rest of your skin.
My skin looks much better when I put this on, and no one even knows I wear make up. I definitely recommend this brand for it's cheap price ($4 - $5) and effectiveness. It does run out in 1-2 months, but then again I probably use more concealer than most people since I apply it daily.
This has been my FAVORITE concealer for many many years for a number of reasons. It's pretty cheap, it goes on smooth, doesnt cake up, covers EVERYTHING, and does not clog my pores or make me break out. I highly recommend this concealer to everyone out there!!! I have tried a lot of the higher end concealers that are way more exspenive and nothing even comes close to this product.
PROS: Does cover well. Very well in fact. Goes on smoothly. Doesn't cake or show fine lines. Good colors (I have one in medium and dark medium from buy one get one at Walgreens).
CONS: Um, none that I've encountered yet. I'll update if I find something wrong. Maybe a little thick? If you don't like thick it's not for you. I don't mind thick so...
I'd repurchase! :-)
love it and it doesn't smudge I usually purchase the ivory shade for my undereyes and a green one for blemishes and redness try it you won't regret. I've been using it since high school I'm now 23 and haven't fell in love with another.
I realize that this old school product has a cult following, but there are better concealers out there. I am still trying to find my HG, but decided to pick up a stick for nostalgias sake. I needed this for my under eye area, so I choose yellow. I moisturized, but this stuff creases horribly! Needless to say-I will not be repurchasing.
Initially I wanted a concealer to prime my eyelids and I ended up getting this one... yeah. Just like everyone else, it creased after about two hours (which is better than the one hour without it). It does a good job for covering up blemishes and evening out skin tone (like a foundation stick), but that's all I would recommend this for.
:D the packaging said, "America's 1# concealer" :P doubtful
This was the first concealer I ever bought and I hate it. I don't even need that much coverage and it doesn't even cover any blemishes. It dries my skin out too easily. I tried using it as a eye primer and within 4 hours, my eyes creased soo much, but I do have oily lids. I wouldn't re-purchase this again.
i have acne spots on my face and i wanted to conceal them. so i wanted to get a cream stick because it would cover better. the only problem is that its really cakey and dry looking. so if you have dry skin around the eyes don't use this. and it made my acne scars look flaky.eewww, i know. on top of it the thing broke like a horribly made melting lipstick. i use now for the top of my eyelid to prevent my eyeliner from running. so far it worked for me because i don't wear eye shadows to get the udpp or too faced.