This product is absolutely phenomenal. I got it cause I had heard great things about it from YouTube gurus. There's three (creamy) concealers. One for my under eye area, blemishes and the lifesaver green neutralizing concealer. I use all of these on a day to day basis. The under eye concealer is nice and light and really brightens up my eyes. The concealer to cover up blemishes is a nice tan color, suiting me well for my medium skin, especially in the summer. The green concealer has been my love the most out of this palette. I'd never been an advocate for green concealers, but was open to try it. Needless to say, I've fallen for them, particularly this one. It's creamy(like all the other concealers in this palette), neutralizes redness precisely and blends well into my skin. The eye concealer setting powder is also extraordinary. I've never used a under eye powder thats worked so well at not accentuating the lines under my eyes and keeps my concealer in place. It's fantastic. This product blows my NARS concealer out of the park. I would recommend this to ANYONE. Go and try it, you won't regret it!
Absolutely adore this product! I was so sad when I read reviews about it discontinuing a while back. I bought mine at Target for $10 I believe. It's not a bad price in comparison to the higher end concealers, and you get three different shades. I use the one on the top right for my under eyes, and the bottom left for any scarring or blemishes. It works like a charm and doesn't cake up at all. I don't use the powder seeing as how I have my foundation for that. The top left I have no use for, but I could use it as an under the brow-bone highlight or near my tear duct to make my eyes appear more awake. I'd definitely purchase this again! Get it while it's hot because it's usually always sold out at Target! :)
First off, don't use cream concealers for the undereye if you have remotely dry/combination skin. This goes with ANY of the cream concealers I've tried. Use I liquid concealer, I've used Maybelline mineral power with great sucess until I found out that they still test on animals. I love NYX and I will probably try their liquid concealer for undereyes.
If you want to camouflage redness, acne, or acne scars, then this is your go to HG concealer product for the price. I like to blend some of the olive green and skin-toned concealer on my acne and blend it out. I don't really use the setting powder included, as I prefer E.L.F.'s High Definition Powder to set all of my makeup or just a skin toned loose powder.
TIP: Don't use a skin-toned powder to set your under eye concealer, no matter what...it will noticeably settle into your fine lines!
I love the packaging and portability of the product, the creamy shades will mix and match for light to medium light skin tones. Don't use if you have darker toned skin as I don't feel the colors will blend into the skin which is essential for an effective concealer. You don't want a lighter color drawing attention to problem areas.
As long as you understand what this product should be used for, I think you will enjoy the product....make sure if you moisturize and exfoliate if you are having issues with dry flaky spots showing up under your concealer and foundation.
I bought this product after hearing so much hype about it from a few Makeup Gurus on youtube. It only comes in two shade in a package, and none of them matched my skin tone. I'm Vietnamese, and this even looked yellow on me. It also didn't look very natural at all, which was the look i was going for. Luckily, Target did accept the return.
On the bright side, Sonia Kashuk brushes are pretty decent and have a really nice quality. (:
I was excited to get this after reading the good reviews, got to the nearest Target and bought the last one on the shelf. I figured it must be that good. Upon application I noticed I had some trouble trying to match the colors to make it look natural on me, and staying power wasn't much of anything. I also noticed that after figuring out the right shade to apply I couldn't stick with this concealer because I've developed these tiny bumps near my nose area where I apply for the broken capillaries. I've never had them before and I absolutely freaked and immediately stopped using this. It went away fairly quick but I haven't touched this since.
I rarely get to a Target so when I did I was really excited to try this palette based on the great reviews...sorry but I can't add to the raves for this one, although I can see why some have loved it. The Pros: great selection of colours that include one tinted slightly yellow, one peach and one with a slight olive undertone that I imagine would work well to cover redness. Solid, hinged compact that doesn't feel flimsy and includes 3 light-medium concealers and a fairly translucent powder to set. The downside for me was these are far too drying for an undereye concealer; no matter how much eye cream I glopped on underneath or which brush I tried, [or fingers] this went on a bit thicker and dryer than my cream-based concealers and emphasized every fine line. Setting with the powder only intensified that effect. I think if you don't have a dry undereye area, and/or fine lines, these might work much better, but for me - a disappointment.
ANOTHER update 12/10/12: I still have this and I still use it a lot...but not for concealing my under eye area. I find this to be quite drying now, maybe because I've had it for over two years, lol. But still very creamy, it's just pretty dry whenever I apply it to my skin.
Update on 05/23/10: The more and more I use this, the more I see wrong with it....as far as concealing my under eye circles. NOW, for my redness, this definitely does the trick. The weird thing that I've noticed is that it's kinda cakey under my eyes, but on the rest of my face, it is not. Makes no sense. I've downgraded to a "4" instead of "5" because of that reason, but I still use the crap out of this thing. Still recommend.
I was introduced to this whenever I was doing a CP with someone from Canada and it was the first time that I had ever heard of Sonia Kashuk, lol. I know...pitiful, lol. But anyway...I decided to find one on here and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I've tried many other concealers within my price range and NOTHING came even close to doing the job. I definitely recommend this to anyone! This was the only concealer that hid my redness and I can't live without it!
This review is for the palette without the mirror and brushes...So I was about to purchase a Laura Mercier concealer (which is also a good concealer as it's sooo creamy) when I rediscovered this gem in my drawer. I have no idea how I managed to toss this one aside. The concealer isn't as creamy as LM, but it's creamy enough and works really good to cover up blemishes and a few red marks on my face. I have dry skin and find if I moisturize before hand this blends really easily.
I used this for my hereditary dark circles, and the pigmentation was always great right after I applied it. Every concealer I've ever tried hasn't been able to completely get rid of the darkness under my eyes, so this was a feat. But unfortunatley, how bad I wanted this to work just couldn't make it work. For one, it 100% unavoidably creases, no matter how many times I go back in with my brush and smooth it out..it creases right back up. Then there's how chalky it looks after a few hours..I was totally fooled by the initial finish. But, for opaque coverage, I will seriously overlook those 2 things. The absolute worst part is this just does not LAST at all. Within an hour, I have chalky, liney, grayish cast under eye circles. Worse than before I put this on. I used it after foundation, WITH a setting powder..so its definitely the concealer.
All I can say for it is the green one does counteract redness nicely..but its nothing a regular concealer can't do..and who cares with this concealer lasting power.
Back to target it went.
I bought this a year ago, and it has lasted me till this day. I probably should throw it out, but it's so good! It has everything in this palette! I can cover my dark circles, my blemishes, and redness around my nose. It even have finishing powder. I am so disappointed that they discontinued this product. One of my all time favorite concealers.