I've repurchased this at least 4 times, but I'm finding that I don't love it as much as I used to. I used it to conceal pimples and hyperpigmentation, but I'm finding that it doesn't cover as well anymore and it dries out pimples, which is not a good look as the day goes on. #4 is a near perfect match for my NC20 skin tone (very light olive with some pink tones).
This is a good product, but doesn't work well for me personally. I have moderate melasma, which is not super dark (yet!), but does cover a vast area of my cheeks. This is my main skin issue which is why concealer is the most important product in my makeup routine. I've heard great things about the coverage of this concealer and it is waterproof, which is a huge plus, so I bought a tube in #7 Sand with high hopes. Long story short, the coverage was good, as advertised, but was too dry for my purposes. As soon as I dabbed in on my face, it set practically right away. What I need is a concealer which is way more emollient that I can spread out and blend to cover my dark areas. However, I do think this concealer would work extremely well for those who want to cover small flaws, such as a pimple or small spots or scars. I did not try this for under-eye as I use exclusively my Mac concealer for that.
heavy coverage but it does show lines later in the day, must do touch-ups. it doesnt cover all dark circles without using other products.
This is my #1 favorite concealer. I use it in #18 Chocolate and I can't believe how well it matches my skin tone. For someone who has oily skin and who tends to breakout from time to time, this product provides excellent coverage, last all day, no breakouts and feels super light on the skin.
As a side note, this product dries super fast so you have to work quickly. I don't like to apply this with a brush so instead, I use clean fingers to pat the product onto the areas I'm trying to conceal. It also works great for under eyes using the same finger and patting motion. If you have dry skin/under eyes use a moisturizing eye cream before applying this. Otherwise, this is a great product!
* Edit 6/9/14: Finally found the best brush to use with this concealer. It is the Sephora pro airbrush concealer brush # 57. It applies and blends out this concealer so well giving you an even, smooth, airbrushed finish. Way better than fingers and saves me a lot of time in the morning. I highly suggest this combo.
This concealer is awesome! it gives a very well coverage and aids very well in covering acne scarring and etc! Will deff repurchase this product!
This was a very pricey concealer at $37 CAD from Sephora. For reference, I am NC20-25 or 3Y06 in Color IQ and I use shade #7 Sand. It matches my skin almost perfectly!
This is so pigmented and you really do not need a lot of product at all. The tube comes with 15 ml of product which will last me forever.
For an in-depth picture demonstration of the coverage of the concealer by itself and with a corrector, please check out my full review here:
HG concealer! I love this.
Covers up blemishes really well. Doesn't cake. Water and sweat resistant. Lasts all day. I could wear this to bed (and have on ocassion - naughty) and it'll still be on when I get up.
I wear shade 03 and it's the prefect match for my skin tone. It is pretty expensive, but it does last a long time. I've had this one for about 6 months and I have just under half left. My only other problem is that it's not available in most shops. I buy mine from Guru Makeup Emporium for £22.95 (plus an extra few pound for delivery)
I don't use this under my eyes because it is quite thick and ends up caking. But for blemishes and redness it's perfect.
Seriously, if you have blemishes/redness/oily skin that makeup seems to just slide right off of, try this. You won't be sorry. Although your purse might be.
I have bought this time and time again, for years because it lasts forever. Full coverage. Stays on. Love!
This will definitely cover anything you want. It does not get dry, cakey or crease. However its not entirely perfect…
Covers acne and scarring
Has some comedogenic ingredients (I don't know if it causes me to break out though…)
I'm also using Lancome's concealer right now - both very different consistencies but its a close tie.
I have oily, acne-prone, eczema-ridden skin with rosacea. When my skin broke out horribly with cystic acne and eczema dry patches last year, this was the product that I went to. I truly believe that this is the best concealer for problematic/sensitive skin and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a truly full-coverage concealer. (Note: do not use in the under-eye area, as it may settle into the fine lines).
[ PROS ]
- Covered all redness/acne/eczema on my face without irritating my skin more (I used a lot of it on a daily basis and have used up 5-6 tubes already)
- A little can go a long way so the price tag is more justified
- Is water resistant
- Does not oxidize or change in any way even after 10 hours of wear, although a setting powder is a good idea for those with oily skin like me
- Looks natural when applied properly (I suggest using clean fingers as the finish looks better than when applied with a brush)
- Tube packaging is hygienic and easy to use
[ CONS ]
- Pricey compared to many other concealers
- Can settle into fine lines
This concealer did wonders for my very sensitive and problematic skin. As long as the formula does not change, I will continue to repurchase over and over again, while recommending this to others :).