This concealer is probably the worst concealer ever. It settles in my crease and made my face looked white. When I applied my foundation my face looked so white and mismatched.
Oh man, I wanted to love this, after all the good things I'd heard about it. I bought it for undereyes and it was just no good. Somehow it managed to make my undereye circles look worse, no matter how I applied or set it. Wrong color or too sheer? I don't know, I've never had such a problem with undereye concealer before. It's super greasy and creases very easily, making my undereyes look cakey and gross. It may be better on the face but I'm not trying that, since it's so greasy and I have breakout-prone, sensitive skin.
I use this concealer every day! It is full coverage and instantly takes all your redness away! When I first used this concealer I used WAY too much and it was a hot cakey mess. I use this concealer BEFORE my foundation on my chin where I have old acne scars. I dispense the tiniest pin needle amount onto my index finger - then touch both my index fingers together to evenly distribute the product onto both fingers. I do this to ensure I do not overly apply concealer to my face because it will cake very fast. Then i dot the concealer on all my current blemishes and acne scarring. I then take real techniques expert face brush and stipple/pat this into my skin. Whatever is left on my fingers or brush I use to conceal any blemishes or renews peeking through. I use a different brush for this concealer than my foundation because this concealer is very thick and can make your brush kinda gross so try to beware of that and have a separate brush for it so you don't ruin your foundation brush. I use the flat top kabuki from sigma for my foundation.
Overall, I do recommend this concealer. You have to use it a few times to get down a technique that works for you and your skin to get it to look perfect and know the right amount to use before it looks great. But, once you have that down you will fall in love with it and use it everyday! And you cannot beat the price either.
This concealer is prolly the best store bought concealer I've got it hides all the marks on my face so good ! It's full coverage! And a little goes a long way with this ! It can also be used an foundation of anything and you dont even need a lot to get a good coverage !
Best concealer I've ever tried. It covers up EVERYTHING. I'm usually an NC45 in MAC terms and I use the darkest color which is tan and although it's a little light for me, once I set it with my NYC smooth skin loose face powder, it sets just fine. I believe though that Hard Candy should make more colors for darker "African American" women because even though the product says tan, it's still very light. I've noticed that Hard Candy doesn't make much of anything for darker "African American" women which is sad. For that, I have to take off one lippie. =/
This is seriously the best concealer you can find in the universe if you don't mind the strong yellow undertone in most shades. It's only C$7 at Wal-Mart as well so it doesn't hurt to try it out.
It's a creamy concealer that feels sticky and has a full coverage upon first layer. The texture is really thick so I wouldn't recommend using this under the eyes. It does, however, do a fantastic job of covering up any kind of blemishes or discoloration, including cystic acne and serious bruises that are black and blue.
The little pencil that comes with it is perfect for spot concealing or cleaning up your eyebrows if you're into sharp precise brows.
HG material. <3
I bought this after seeing rave reviews everywhere. I wanted to love it so bad. However, I could not stand it. First off, the color selection sucks. I picked up one of the lighter shades as it was pretty close to my other concealer shades. Boy, was I wrong?! This stuff was soooooo light it made my skin look ashy. The consistency is so runny, I could barely work with it. I also tried to cover up a tiny little freckle on my hand, I'm talking the size of a ball point pen tip. This failed miserably. If it can't cover up a tiny freckle, how can it cover my blemishes? This stuff went back to the store the very next day.
This is high in the running for HG status. I have it in light and the color match is the best I've ever found. It is great for under eyes and blemishes, and the coverage is intense for a cream. I was skeptical, but tried it anyway because it is so cheap, and I am amazed at the quality of this product. I have used this on top of Skin 79 bb cream and several drugstore foundations and it blends perfectly with all of them. I will buy this as long as it is made.
Heavy duty coverage for under eye circles. It's a little drying for me (34 yo combo skin) so make sure to moisturize before using. I also find it blends best with a beauty blender type sponge instead of using my fingers. Hope this helps.
It is amazing at covering tattoos and acne marks, they're not lying when they say heavy duty. I was hoping it would work well because I have naturally purple under eye circles. It didn't work well for that. I tried applying it all kinds of different ways, let me stress ALL KINDS. With a brush, with a dry sponge, damp sponge, fingers, with 3 different powders, it creased in my little eye wrinkles by my tear duct and I looked funny after about 30 minutes after application. It really goes a long way. A dab the size of a third of a grain of rice covers the whole eye area...but it creases. I did try it one time with a cheap powder (I'm talking dollar store) instead of my more expensive ones and it held up, but I lost that powder. I also loved the pigment so much I wanted to try it as a full coverage foundation one day. I put a dollop with my moisturizer and it looked really well, but an hour later it was sticky and very wet looking, even with powder. So really I just use this to cover tattoos on certain occasions. It says it doesn't transfer but that's not entirely true. I have a love hate relationship with this product.