Short and simple: this UD 24/7 concealer pencil *R*O*C*K*S! Meaning, I have semi-dark circles under my eyes which I blame partially on hereditary and/or lack of sleep, and this concealer covers them all day w/out caking or settling into fine lines. I only use this under my eyes and wear FBI ( NC30 skintone). It is a good match as it is a tad lighter than my skintone, therefore "brightening" up my under eye area w/out being obvious. I like the pencil form, as it makes for precise application. The product is creamy and blends easily. I set it w/ my LM SBP, and I'm good to go all day long. I've been using it for 2 weeks, and haven't had to sharpen it yet. I am a bit leary on sharpening it as I read alot of product gets wasted this way. I will definitely be sure to throw it in the freezer b4 sharpening it. I believe I payed $17.50 for this concealer, but consider it a real steal as it does deliver. Heck, I prefer it over my CdP, Time Balm, and Coverblend...I would repurchase this again!
**EDIT** 5/1/09...bought another UD 24/7 Concealer pencil, but in NSA. This is a close match to my NC30ish skintone, and I use this one for blemishes. It does cover blemishes as well as redness around the nose really well. It also lasted all day. *yay* IMO it works best for blemishes,etc after foundation is applied but b4 setting powder. Otherwise, it may have "slip" on bare skin. Yes...would repurchase this one too! Have I mentioned these sticks make awesome e/s bases. Of course I have to add TFSI under it, but it works well as my e/s color stays true, doesn't fade / crease. Love this multi-stick!
I've tried numerous concealers before, some melted off my face, some clogged my pores, and I have to say, this is my HG! Love this product. I've been using it for about 3 months and still on the same stick. Prob 50% remaining (but initially I used more and now cutting back because I changed foundations).
This product does not clog my pores, stays put, and has the perfect consistency.
After applying my foundation, I use the stick to put it on any red marks and blemishes that appear. Just dotting it then I take a powder brush like Sephora Professionnel Platinum Brush #50 that has taklon bristles with some MUFE HD powder and just stipple it on the area. It effortlessly blends into my skin. Because of the "micro-sponge" it doesn't cause my breakouts to get worse, in fact it gets better. With the creamy texture, it doesn't dry out my skin or cause flaking. Best of both worlds.
Usually after sharpening, you are left with glob of concealer that is all mushed up with the sharpening blade. The trick with sharpening this is to put it in the freezer for an hour or so. Then sharpen it. After, you can easily use a sterilized metal stick and take out any remnants of the concealer from the sharpener and place it in a jar. This way you get the most out of the product without wasting.
For colour reference, I'm NC30 and use this stick in FBI.
[Edit] It took about 6 months before I finished an entire stick. I use this on any blemishes and discolouration on my face but not under the eyes.
This covers excellently! I love how easy it blends and spreads and STAYS PUT on my oily skin. I love that it's in a stick so it's portable. However, the sharpening gets incredibly annoying and it makes the product run out quickly. I would still continue to repurchase because the color matches my skin so well.
After discovering that my favorite under-eye concealer, L'oreal Infalliable concealer, was being discontinued, I was scared I wouldn't find anything. I checked MUA and saw that this was getting really great reviews for covering dark circles. I have got very dark genetic circles and under-eye bags that no cream/brightener/serum will ever get rid of, so I rely on concealer to "tame" them.
Now I know that no concealer will ever be able to fully make my dark circles disappear, but this pencil is the best that I've ever tried! It's creamy enough that it blends wonderfully and thick enough that it covers the darkness. Best of all, it really does last throughout the day, even after I work out and sweat! I'm fair and bought this is DEA which matched my old Infalliable which I bought in Light. The shade ranges are all pretty light which is great for me, but I wouldn't recommend this for darker skin tones or you might end up with reverse raccoon eyes. I like the pencil as it makes it easy to apply precisely to any blemishes or small areas of redness. The only problem is that if you don't set it with powder, it can settle into fine lines. This has great, natural coverage for dark circles, blemishes, etc! Love!
This is fantastic, long lasting, great color matching concealer. Sets well, is creamy and can be used anywhere on the body to cover blemishes, scars, etc. I just use a light dusting of loose powder on top to set. For years I used Estee Lauder Smoothing Creme Concealer. I much prefer the colors, coverage and packaging of this product. A trick: because the color match and creamy texture are so good, I use this OVER my liquid foundation. That way it doesn't get moved around or become diluted by applying liquid foundation over the concealer. And the pencil is so easy to use and travel with. Don't forget, the sharpener by Urban Decay that goes with this.
I am loving this concealer. I was unsure about it being in pencil form at first, I still haven't needed to sharpen it though. This concealer melts right into my skin and gives great coverage with a natural finish. Now that I have gotten used to the pencil idea, I find it gives very good control because I can apply a tiny amount or build up more. With liquid concealers sometimes I feel like its easy to over apply.
A fairly good concealer. I have really oily skin in the T-Zone, fairly normal everywhere else (maybe a little oily). It is creamy and goes on well without looking too cakey, and has oil absorbing ingredients in it. It's thick enough to cover everything but blends out well. It also neutralizes everything, redness, dark spots. With setting powder it lasts a little while, but not all day and this is my main gripe with it. I usually throw it in my purse since the pencil is so tiny and convenient for touch ups though. I've had this for several weeks, and just now need to sharpen it. I tried a regular sharpener, but the waxy coating made it impossible. I guess I have to go buy the grindhouse sharpener for it, which none of the other reviews have seemed to mention.
Oh man... I love this. I'll start off by saying it is the perfect color. I'm an NC20 in mac and I use CIA. It's a light ivory with a yellow undertone. Another amazing thing about this concealer is that I can use it under my eyes and on blemishes, dark spots, etc. That's unheard of! and it COVERS like no other. It's also extremely buildable. It's creamy and blendable, but not greasy. It doesn't break me out. It also has awesome lasting power and doesn't settle into the creases under my eyes.This is tentatively my HG concealer... the only thing that slightly irks me about it is that it is a pencil. I LOVE the convenience, ease of use, and hygienic nature of the pencil, but it wastes product by sharpening it. You must try this if you're exhausted by the search for the perfect concealer!
This concealer is very impressive. It is hydrating and melts right into your skin. The hydration really helps (especially during winter) because it prevents the concealer from falling into the lines of your eyes. It generally creates a wonderful brightening effect on most people. Most importantly I find that it stays on all day.
The packaging makes it easy to use. Although it is a pencil, I have had it for 3 weeks and only sharpened it once. I think this concealer will last me a long time and it was only $19 Canadian!
I'm NW15 and have this in CIA. The color works great for me. Love this concealer! Used my BI Sephora gift card to get it after reading the reviews here. And it's become my favorite concealer. It's the only one I packed for my holiday trips this year. It's great, serves many purposes for me, and is longlasting. I use it as an undereye concealer, and it really brightens my eye area. I also use it to cover a new scar I have on my cheek from a recent accident, and it works better than anything else (and I have a LOT of concealers) on that. It's soft and melts into my skin, but it gives great coverage and doesn't wear off like lots of concealers can. One pencil will last forever (even with daily use), but I will definitely be buying this again and again. Another wonderful thing about this product is how hygienic it is. I have lots of tub concealers (BB corrector, LM secret concealer, VL, BeneFit and others) and some wand concealers, and this is more hygienic because you don't have to dip your finger or brush into it. You can just apply wherever needed and blend. UD's 24/7 Concealer has quickly become my favorite concealer. HG material.