I wear this is in either 4.5 or 5, which match better than anything I've ever used. This helps my skin look flawless. At first, it never seemed to set, but based on other reviews, I learned it must be set with powder.
Lasts most of the day, moderate coverage, color matches perfectly, portable, a little goes a long way.
Expensive, will rub off.
I just love this stick. I have tried sooooo many concealers over the years, and nothing was ever quite right. This little stick -- in the same color as the Warm Ivory foundation I use -- is amazing. A gentle swipe over the dark circles under each eye, a few finger pats...and done...invisible...no chalky or yellowish residue. And it's moisturizing as well...doesn't pull on skin when you apply it. Best thing I've bought in a long, long time.
I have this is Warm Ivory. I am NC20 for your reference.
Pros: The color match is unbeatable! Perfect color match to my skin, no pink in it at all, very natural. Also, love the packaging. Very convenient to carry on the go.
Cons: it took me a few days to figure out how to use this product and make it work for me. on clean but moisturized skin it was too sheer, slipped, and looked uneven when applied (blemish, red around nose). Also, it looked unnatural (like I had on a full foundation- which I hate) when used underneath makeup. **.It was not until I decided to put this on TOP of my powder that it worked perfectly. I use a concealer brush and the SMALLEST amount of product, then pat with brush until the flaw is gone, set with powderI and Im done! I find I get good coverage that lasts all day using this technique.
Bottom line, I REALLY like the color so I will continue to use it, just wish it provided slightly more coverage with less "greese".
I have given this product 5 lippies- though perhaps I may be being a little optimistic as I havent used it long enough nor can I compare it to many other concealers to swear by it yet, however in comparison to the becca concealer I used to use, this concealer is a dream. I say this because it leaves a smooth finish that does not leave any streaks nor does it settle into any fine lines, it also looks natural on my skin and is a good colour match for my unique skintone (I have honey). I use it in conjuction with the undereye concealer which is a shade lighter and I am left with pleasing results (the touch up stick is not intended to use under the eyes). My face looks fresh, and considering how much acne/scarring I have I can use this concealer alone and I feel I do not need any extras on top including foundation. It hasnt broken me out, and I feel it works very well with my skincare. Its a lovely fine consistency that covers spots well without it being noticeable. If you have combination/sensitive/blemished/acneic skin, want to hide any imprefections yet look natural at the same time then this I would say so far is a must! When I used this product for the first time my husband had no idea that I was wearing it, he looked at me differently and complimented how great my face looked!
I recently purchased the touch up stick along with the matching foundation. Such a simple but great idea to have a line of concealers in the same shade as foundation.
I love it, I use this when I have a spot or two that requires more coverage than the foundation I use which is quite sheer. Great packaging means I can just pop in my handbag without carrying a whole makeup bag and touch up as required through the day.
Expensive to buy here in NZ, around $50 however am going on holiday to the US so will stock up while I am there as heaps cheaper in the US
I generally don't use concealer, so I don't have a ton of experience with different varieties. Right now, my skin is going nuts because I am on Retinol, which means a good 8 weeks of it getting worse before it gets better. All the stuff under the surface comes out.
On the day I bought this stick, I had some serious breakouts happening. A couple of them were on the side of my mouth and were bad enough to look like herpes. Disgusting.
Combined with the matching Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (shade 2.5) my skin was completely covered up. The redness, the bumps, all of it was hidden without me looking like I was in heavy makeup. Nothing is worse than seeing someone's foundation, and this stuff blended well.
At the counter, the sales girl used a concealer brush to put it on me. I've had better luck at home just using my finger, but she may have a better brush than I do. I was also told that the larger stick they sell (I believe it's called Cream Foundation) is the exact same formula. So, if you use a lot of concealer, it would be a better value to buy the big one.
Love it, the consistency is so creamy and very, very blendable. I also love how Bobbi Brown seems to have my perfect shade, I can find it no where else! Not even with MAC who are known to have a ton of shades. It also looks sooo natural. It must be set with powder though. I use the 4.5 shade.
I can tell that it's going to last a long time which is awesome. It has *ok* staying power on my very oily skin - I have to blot every 2 hours or so. When I check my face maybe 8 hours after applying it's gone though. However, I'm really glad I found it because it's the right shade.
Not super full coverage though. Which is something I need, maybe it's the creamy-ness?
Not the best concealer I have used.
Color match wise, it's great. The concealer comes in with many different shades, and I have never encounterd any problems with color-matching using BB.
I have major problem with this concealer in terms of the lasting ability. I don't use this in the morning when I get ready for work, but I do use the stick for minor touch-up during the day. The product gets worn off easily which is kind of annoying. The only pro I want to give this product is that it doesn't dry out my face.
Never wear this around my eye ares but I use this on blemishes or on minor discolorationi. Doesn't work great in hiding freckles, btw.
It's ok for the price. For $22, it does last a very very long time. I won't buy the product again, though, since there are many greater products out there in the market. I'll pass this one.
I LOVE this concealer. I said it. Capital letters. Totally concealed the dry blemish i have on my face (gross right?) and did not irritate it at all, cleared up so quickly! It even lessens the look of my freckles across my cheeks and nose. Love how portable it is too, so cute in it's little black tube... hehe.
Apply it with your concealer brush only though - fingers or spongers don't really make it look very good. You need to sort of feather it around the edges but leave solid colour over the blemish. It's amazing.
It was a good match for my pale skin, but hard to blend and left me with loads of spots, so i had to chuck out... :(