Shiseido continues to be the best option for me in terms of foundations, powders, and concealers, and this product is no exception. I use it to cover acne scars from those pimples (cystic?) that last months and leave discolored spots. The #2 (Medium Natural) color is perfect for my MMM yellow-toned skin, and I don't even have to blend the concealer in after dotting it on. A few quick, short dabs w/ the tip is enough. That said, I would not use this for undereye circles (not the right consistancy). For reference, I'm not terribly acne-prone and have found a skincare routine that wards off a lot of the inevitable monthly breakouts I used to get, so I'm not sure how this would work over current breakouts. I'll be experimenting more w/ this as I think the pencil form makes it fairly versatile (e.g., it's very easily applied around the nose). Retails for $15.50 at my local counter. continued >>
I really like this pencil because it conceals well but also works as a reverse lipliner. I have shade #2 and I use it around the mouth to keep lip gloss in place and I think it even makes my lips look a little fuller. Will definitely repurchase, although I don't know when cause it's lasted me about a year already.
Blahhk! I have mild acne and I was hoping this would help conceal it. No chance! It was an annoying texture, hard to apply, didn't apply enough coverage to cover redness...completely useless for me. If you have near-perfect skin and very rarely have any pimples, this might work. But for those of you who want to actually camouflage something - forget it.
I bought it because of the MUA reviews and sad to say, I really am disappointed. I have it in the Medium shade which doesn't blend into my skin, while the Light shade was way too light to even consider. Not only is the shade selection poor, but the texture of it makes it obvious that you're wearing concealer. Considering the price, which because it's Shiseido it doesn't come cheap, I definitely expected better.
covers and pin points little imperfections much better than my usual CdP concealers (not for dark circles tho). no blending is needed just fill it in, it goes on smoothly and magically erases everything from little veins to monster zits. MUA at the shiseido counter recommends #3 to cover reddish zits or acne marks. even tho the yellow-based color does even out the redness but it turns out to be way too dark for my face. am going to get #2 today, hoping to find the right shade by mixing the 2 together. i also use this to brighten the corner of my mouth and even out lip lines, it also prevents lipgloss from slipping, superb!
Very nice, high quality product: it goes really smooth and covers little spots, blemishes, hyperpigmentation marks. And it is very convenient to take it with you in a bag... If you have fair or light skin use No.1, No.2 is for darker, olive skins. EDIT: Sorry, I was wrong about the shade: my complexion is quite fair/light but I use No.2 which is a light-medium shade. No.1 is very, very fair, almost white.
I like the product in that it's convenient to use. It covers small blemishes without a trace. But it doesn't have the best staying power.
This concealer pencil is very nice. I love to use this to cover slight discolorations (such as the lip area). It goes on smoothly and gives a very natural finish. And i love the fact that it's small which makes it so convenient to carry out! The color I bought is too dark for me (#2), I think I will go for the #1 next time.
I have it in No.1, light/clair, which suits perfectly my PPP skin.
I think Shiseido had a wonderful idea when they deicded to create a corrector in form of a pencil. Of course, this will not be the only corrector one should have, because it is not ideal to use on lines or on undereye circles (it's too thin and even too hard... it's a pencil after all, not a cream or a liquid!) but if you have to cover small areas, little blemishes or rednesses, especially for touch-ups (but personally I use it also at home, when I have my 'traditional' correctors at hand too), this is exactly what you need. Besides, it wll last a long, long time (I wonder if I'll ever have the necessity to buy a second one).
I think some of the reviews, though, refer to the eraser pencil (the light green waxy pencil), not to the corrector (in fact they could have chosen more different names :))). Another magic wand that will erase any mistakes made with mascaras or eyeliners... a must-have for begninners, a great friend for everyone else :))) !
I LOVE LOVE this pencil. I agree with the other reviews that the color choices are very limited, but I use #2 and it matches my asian skin perfectly! I love the fact it's a pencil - it's convenient and goes exactly where I need it to. I usually have to blend a lil bit, then set with powder. This pencil is great for touchups too! I only gave it 4 lippies because it's really expensive at $15 - so I usually find it on eBay for about $3-5 :)