i have this in the lightest shade & i'm very pleased with it. i think i have found my HG concealer in this product actually. i have been searching for a light-medium consistancy concealer that will do the following: cover well, brighten up my under eye area, be hydrating, blend perfectly, not crease, & have a hygenic squeeze tube. i have found that stila perfecting concealer has *everything* i'm looking for in a concealer. a little goes a long way, so i can see how this item is fairly expensive for such a small tube. really, now that i discovered this product.. i couldn't want for another concealer. continued >>
I have this is shade C and it's perfect for my medium Asian skintone. It's a full coverage, thick consistency, and a very *very* little goes a long way; good thing it comes in a squeeze tube. I don't think it's expensive because one tube will last a long time. I'm giving it 4 stars because it doesn't work well under my eyes. It creeps into my fine lines mid-day and I have to blend it out again. But it is awesome on red acne scars or general redness on your face. It's oil-free but gives a dewy finish. You might not like it if you have very oily skin. My skin is very oily so I avoid this on my nose where it's oiliest. My post-acne scars are on the sides of my face which is not as oily. It takes practice to blend because the product moves easily so you need only a slight pressure. I use my finger and light dabbing motion. If you're new to concealer, you might want to try a stick or cream form instead.
This is by far the best concealer I have ever tried, my search is over! I have horrible post-acne scarring that until now seemed impossible to cover no matter how much makeup I caked on. This product really does the trick. Paired with the Bare Escentuals mineral powder foundation, you really cannot tell that I have anything hiding under my make-up. The best part it, it doesn't look cakey or makeup-y. I will add that this product is definitely a FULL COVERAGE concealer. If you are looking for more of a sheer coverage and do not have too much to cover up, go with something else. But if you have something you really nee to hide, go with this. Go to Sephora and they will help color match you as well. I have been getting so many compliments from friends/family members lately about how nice my skin looks, and it's all because this concealer is hiding everything for me!
My HG concealer! Having tried just about every concealer on the planet, I was ready to give up...then I discovered this little wonder!!! I don't have any skin problems, but I DO have darkness under my eyes and this concealer works a treat on those. I've found other concealers have either been too dry, not actually disguised the shadows, or gather in any little creases. This doesn't do ANY of those things - it's just perfect. Do try it if you've given up on concealers, it might just be the answer to YOUR prayers too! :o)
THIS is the best concealer on the planet! I bought a tube of this a year and a half ago and just now bought my second tube. It covers dark circles AMAZINGLY and also melasma. I have spots on my forehead from pregnancy and I layer this lightly over my cover FX foundation (AWESOME) and it is so perfect. It lasts forever even though it IS pricey. This is the last concealer you will ever buy. Just be sure to use sparingly and blend well under eyes so that it doesn't create too much product in the fine lines under the eye srea. Buy this (especially new moms) and you will be glad that you did!!!!!
This would be a great concealer if you wanted thick coverage... however, the shade k was too light for me, and I believe it's their darkest one... plus it's just way too thick- not necessary for me. Since I paid $22 (!!) dollars for it I'll hold onto it... I'm thinking about going to grad school, so I may need it this fall!
Wow this texture is thick! Iím using shade E and I normally use this to conceal my under eye dark circle more than anything else and it works. Highly recommended. I love this so much that Iíve stocked up on it by buying 3 tubes.
I have fairish skin with golden undertones and wear Stila shade "a." I apply this concealer either with the tube or my finger, depending on the blemish, and always blend by dabbing the site with my finger.
This product covers everything, even seeping acne (I know, gross). I never look like I'm wearing makeup and I never look like I have blemishes.
As others have said, it's a bit pricey but lasts forever. Also as others have said, the lightest shade is hardly porcelein-- I wear their lightest shade and am barely fair. You ivory princesses will have to find another brand.
The texture is great, but the lightest shade (shade a) is MUCH too dark on me. I'm very pale, so I'm quite used to the palest of things being a little dark on me, but this was like NC30 color! Sucked, because the texture was great. :( Back to Sephora it went.
I have to say, I wanted to love this concealer. However, it goes on a little to thick for what I need -- some mild undereye circles -- and even Shade A is too dark for me. The packaging seems fine, no problems there. I'm also not bothered by the price because I know how long Stila concealers last for me, but I wouldn't repurchase this concealer.