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... :(
Ahhhhhhh, I FINALLY found the perfect color match with this concealer for my skin. Seriously, I use possibly 3-4 different concealer combinations to try to get the right color. I was so happy when I came home and tried it on and ventured into the sun and saw how perfectly this matched my skin in level 3 - beige (I use medium-beige bare minerals for reference). Like all other reviews however, it looked awesome this morning, but by the afternoon, the stuff slid off my face and was quite oily. I had to reapply which isn't ideal. I can't say I am returning this quite yet because I love the color match so much and it's taken me forever to find a concealer to match my skin tone. So right now it's up in the air. I will continute to use it and set it with powder and maybe in the fall months, it will have longer staying power as it cools down.
I have a lot of concealers and I like this one best to use over my Mally powder foundation. It is a perfect match and it covers seamlessly over powder. Unfortunately it doesn't last long but because of the packaging it is great to keep in your bag for touch ups. I use Natural for my light/medium skin.
Dissapointed with this product!! I'm fairly new to BB and was recommended this by the MA to cover up post acne scars and skin imperfections. It offers me no coverage to those problem areas. Like previous reviewers said...it's very oily, and slid all over my face, and didn't conceal well. I gave it 2 lippies because the color match was right on. I bought this in Honey (NC40) skin tone for reference. Also I do like the packaging but I will stick to my Secret camouflage and undercover pot by Laura Mercier. Sorry Bobbi :(
I gotta give it up to BB. This stick is amazing. I love how you can take it anywhere and it's a great concealer. It covers great and you only need to apply it once. I usually just wear it by itself and it last all day and wont go into any creases. The price is the same as the MAC concealers but I rather use this one.
Excellent product. Shades are perfect as usually for BB. After setting with a bit of powder stays very nicely. Looks always very natural and blends very well with the foundation. My shade is usually Porcelain.