Wonderful drugstore concealer. I don't recommend it for covering blemishes and scarring though. It's great for under-eye use. My only issue is it's packaging. I honestly don't know if I got a defective bottle or what but after awhile I realized that it was leaking all over my makeup clutch whenever I closed the tube.
I bought this last year (2012) sometime at Priceline and it was around $13 or so. I thought, what the heck, it's cheap I might as well. (This logic is becoming a spiralling problem...)
I didn't like this concealer at first but I'm avid believer in giving things the best possible shot before letting go and saying no more.
I'm around an NC20 and NC25-27 at my darkest points. Right now I would be about an NC25. I chose this concealer in 10-Light. I found that this concealer is great for people with minor pimple scars, little blemishes, redness that needs to be concealed! On days when I am lazy, I moisturise my face and go over problem areas (around nose, on some blemishes, under eyes) with this concealer, blend in with fingers or foundation brush, powder and then I am done with the base! It looks extremely natural.
I would not recommend this for those with acne scars. Or are battling acne... as I found that it is light coverage and on the first few uses it did break me out with ugly bumps that hurt like crazy!
I no longer use this for my face BUT IT IS AMAZING(!!!!) for my under eye area. Man, I have the crappiest eye bags and these really do wonders for them. I put two layers and my under eye area is dramatically lifted.
The packaging is not great, concealer does end up clogging up around the spiral rim of the concealer and I hated it at first.. BUT NOW I LOVE IT. It thickens the product and I find that if I run my MAC 217 or Real Techniques dome shadow brush around the rim and use it under my eyes... it covers x3 better! It doesn't look cakey.
I might leave the product open for an hour to thicken up for use.
I do this with my new mascaras that are too wet. I leave them open for about 10 mins over 3 days (or if you're lazy, do it all in one day), when you put the wand back in give it a roll around. TADA, thicker consistency.
For reference: nc20-25, warm yellow undertones.
I purchased "20" sand. Apparently the concealers ending in "0" Are the yellow based shades and the concealers ending in "5" are the peachier/pinkies shades. Consistency is very light and creamy. Hard to build up pigmentation because too much of this product will cake up. I use this under my eyes over my bobbi brown corrector because I have really bad dark circles. I like to apply product onto back of my hand and then pat under my eyes. I Don't like using wand directly under my eyes because I feel like i have no control over how much product goes on the area and it will eventually cake up. This isn't HG status. I will just use up product but will not repurchase.
I actually really like this concealer. It covers well my acne scars, blemishes and undereye circles. It stays put all day long. The color selection sucks though :( I think it is medium coverage. It's well worth the price (7$CAD) I totally recommend checking it out!
It's a medium coverage concealer doesn't dry quick & the shade is nice not like mac studio finish of course which i use for my blemishes
fit me is good for my under eye not for blemishes continued >>
i love this product! it covers my under eye circles so well. though, the lightest color is too light for me. which is odd because i'm pale. but this did brighten my under eye circles and made my skin look flawless!
I really enjoyed this concealer! It blends well for me and covers my dark circles
I am not generally someone who seriously reacts to skin makeup. That is, until I met this guy. This product broke me out horrifically--cystic acne that took months to clear up after I realized what was happening and stopped using it (note: this product was the only change in my skincare/makeup routine when I started breaking out, so I am fairly certain that it was the culprit. My skin also, as stated above, started clearing up when I stopped using it). I couldn't quite believe the extent of damage that it did--I'm not usually hyperbolic when it comes to things like this. I took it into my derm, though, and was surprised to hear that I was not the first one of her patients who has had issues after using this product line.
It's not a bad concealer. It gives medium coverage, and I didn't have any issues finding a shade to match my skin. I don't think that the finish that it gives is any more "real" than other finishes, as they seem to be getting at with their marketing campaign, but it covered moderate scarring decently. When used under my eyes, it caked up in the creases. The packaging is quite nice--very simple, sleek, and impactful, definitely aiming to look more high-end. The black part of the label did get faded and smudgy after awhile, though. It's pretty cheap for the quality of concealing that it gives...but then, it also led me to buying a whole new acne regimen, so it didn't end up being quite so cheap in the end.
I think that if this does not make your skin go insane, it is a decent concealer for your money. But definitely proceed with caution.
PROS: blends very well, buildable coverage
CONS: when u put it on alot comes out; kinda runny
I LOVE this concealer! I have started to notice my under eyes getting a little darker as I get older and this concealer works so well at hiding it! Very creamy formula that is easy to blend with a brush or your fingers and you can't beat the price! I would recommend this to anyone who has lighter circles, darker ones would probably still need a corrector.