I own the SC-2 and this is no question the best concealer (for my face but not the under-eye area) that I have ever owned. The idea of 2 shades in one pan is great to give you a way to custom blend a shade to cover up imperfections on one's face. I do not recommend this product for regular use under your eyes, though - it's a little too dry, but in the outer corners it's okay if in a hurry, and if used sparingly and after an application of eye cream. To give an idea of my coloring, I wear LM nude tinted moisturizer, BB light tinted moisturizer, and MAC NW20 to 25 studio fix powder foundation; the BB sand concealer is too dark for me; and this Secret Camouflage in SC-3 was too dark for me.
My HG concealer! I love that you get two colors in the pan! The lighter color alone is great for under-eyes, while mixing the two together allows you to match your skin tone exactly.
The concealers are pretty thick in the pan, but if you warm them up by mixing them on your hand, they become much easier to blend into skin. A pan will last FOREVER bc you really don't need to use much to get great coverage.
I have found the HG in concealer for blemishes! It comes rather thick in the pan but just a blast from the hair dryer, it is slightly softened and just apply it to the pigmented, uneven or zit patches. You can use a brush but with the correct techniques, your pinkie works just as well. Some have a rather "heavy" hand that rubs away the product so its better to use a brush for that. Set it with a bit of loose powder and *voila* flawless.! I will not recommend this for the undereyes as it will settle into fine lines due to its texture been on the thicker, dry side. Its a tradeoff; if its not thick enough,it will not give you the coverage.
This product has made my life SOOOO much easier! Now, when I get a spot I don't panic about how to cover it up and about people noticing it anyway because having tried zillions of cover-ups and concealers and foundations, nothing worked so well that it actually camouflaged the darn red flaming zit. I bought this product having read rave reviews in countless magazines, but I didn't have high hopes. The LM beauty consultant did a demo for me, successfully covering her wrist tattoo. I was sold! It comes in a flip-up compact with 2 shades (and there are several shade options). I took it home and although it took practice, I found ways of covering even the most horrible swollen nightmare eruptions on my face! PROS - it really works (for me at least)! The consistency is waxy and creamy and far easier to use than my chanel pro-correcteur pallet. Also it lasts and lasts and lasts! CONS - it's pricy, and I'm not sure there are shades to suit all skintones (mines' pale olive, and I use no.2 ...)
I would definitely purchase this again - if I ever run out!
Great concealer for blemishes. For me, the trick is to use a concealor brush with very light strokes, then blend with fingers or sponge. It hides old acne scars very nicely without being obvious. I also have cle de peau concealor, and for blemishes, I so much prefer SC.
I like this concealer overall- the color matches my skin perfectly (when i mix it right) and if i brush it on the back of my hand first, then dot it on, i get consistently good results. sometimes it can look a bit cakey- just have to be careful not to overapply. The MA told me to apply it after foundation, and then blend slightly around the edges with a sponge. It is definitely NOT meant for undereye coverage- way too thick and dry- just blemishes and spots. I use #4, I have medium/Asian skin..this will last forever but if I don't find anything better before it runs out I would repurchase.
I originally passed this over because I hated the Secret Concealer for undereyes (too pink and way too slippery). Anyway, something made me to decide to give it a try and I'm happy I did. I use number 3, which is good for my light, yellow-toned skin. You have to use a brush to mix the two colors on the back of your hand, and then use "feather-light strokes" to brush in on anything you want to cover. The result is pretty good. It covers and it stays put. It doesn't seem to be aggravating my breakouts so that's a plus. Unfortunately, it's got some pretty big shoes to fill because I'd rather be using my Cle De Peau concealer, but I can't because it causes breakouts. The finish just doesn't compare. While it neutralizes my redness and is a decent color match, the finish is very concealer-y. I don't know how else to explain it. It's also a gigantic amount of product, but it's so hard you can hardly get any on your brush. Hopefully I'll find something better long before I run out of this, but it's good enough for now.
This concealer is sticky. It was difficult to work with and made the wrinkles under my eye even more visible. I wanted to like it, since I really love other products from this line. But alas...no luck! I would not buy this product again.
I have used a lot of concealers and this one is definately the best! I don't know what all the application fuss is about - just get a concealer brush (Target has one for cheap) and put some on the brush, paint it on, set with powder, and there you go. This works much better than my previous standbys Lancome Maqui and Max Factor Erase. Mostly I use this to cover acne marks. I am using the lightest shade of this and for reference I use Laura's Silk Creme foundation in Rose Ivory. I also am setting it with the translucent loose powder.
Great, great, great concealer! Price: This thing lasts FOREVER so it is actually quite cheap - but you should buy a brush to apply it with. (Her brushes are pricey so I bought a bunch Sephora's brushes and are VERY happy with them.) FYI...not for under eyes - you need to use Secret Concealer for that.