got this at a local drugstore for 10.90SGD! (on sale, 3 bucks off)
I tried it in both #1 and #2 and strangely both seemed to be right shades for me, i ended up buying #2. It covers well, I just need to get a small amount onto my finger and lightly pat it onto my freckles and viola, they're made sooo much less obvious right away.
the texture is really nice. it's not greasy, is blendable and doesnt appear obvious on my skin.
I have yet to use for a full day yet, will update when I do! :)
So far, I find this to be a great concealer that totally pwns the other 3 that I've tried, namely:
Maybelline Perfect Concealer (horrible..),
L'Oreal true match (worse..),
and The Body Shop skin-protecting concealer (which actually looks good for the first 5 minutes then goes all runny and disgusting)
Hope that helped!
UPDATE: (when used with my MAC finishing powder,) this concealer did not cake, crease, or settle into fine lines. LOVELY TEXTURE, even smoother than my own skin. I didn't even feel like I had any makeup on! and trust me I used quite a fair amount :) upgraded to 5 lippies, I think I'm sticking with this :)
update again: after using other concealers..this one pales in comparison because it doesn't layer easily. put more on top of the existing layer and it will just slide off :(
Really great. I have this in #2 and it lightens up your undereye circles so well. I would buy this again if something else doesn't catch my interest :)
This is great for its price. Managed to cover my acne scars and dark eye rings. Bought #2 and I'm on my second tube.
Happy with coverage, viscosity and price. Have repurchased.
this has got to be one of my favourite concealers to use!
It diminishes the size of my ghastly eyebags and lightens my dark eye circles.
It's comparable to my other concealer, Bobbi Brown's creamy concealer but at a much cheaper price.
It also covers up rather decently my blemishes.
My only qualm is that you get a little wastage when you are nearing the end of this product as you can exactly 'get out' the remaining concealer in the tube.
definitely the best drugstore concealer out there. spot on level of fluidity, blends effortlessly and dosen't cake, covers well and hardly budges once it's on. covers red blemishes completely for me, and does a good job at mild dark circles too. oh, and hygienic packaging!
This concealer is gives a rather light and natural coverage.
Using it for dark under eye circles; coverage not as good as I want it to be, but I like the formula, very smooth and easy to blend.
It does well for my blemishes though. The packaging makes it a little inconvenient and I'm wondering, when I'm left with a little of it, how am I to squeeze them out?
Would buy it again if another doesn't attract me.
Crazy.... i never expected a concealer from a drugstore brand THIS cheap would be of such superior quality. I have used about 30 concealers.. the most expensive one cost me about $120, which is 10x more than this Za one. I use this mainly on the undereye. For blemishes, it still can't beat my other HG, Ayura Zero Clear Colors (Japanese brand).
I don't understand why some reviewers say this emphasises fine lines because it really has the moistest, softest texture amongst my entire collection. This is even moister than Dior Skinflash which is already a very fine product. Of course, as with all products, if you overdo, it will get cakey. So, just don't!
Coverage wise it fills up only 80% of my dark circles, but that's ok because unlike my other concealers which are matte or have some unnecessary shimmer, this Za concealer has a brightening pearlised effect which really bounces the light and distracts vision from my ghostly undereyes. It works well in this way! So i dont have to keep piling on and on till my undereye starts cracking up.
I am used to using orange based concealers because beige ones white my undereyes out, turning them grey, but strangely this one doesn't.
There have been many winners in my makeup drawer like the Dior Skinflash, Paula Dorf, Touche Eclat, Bobbi Brown corrector... but because my undereye has been drying out, i really appreciate the texture of this one.
Also, I am not used to paying only $12 for a concealer!!!! Am still trying to believe it!!!
UPDATE: SEPT 2009
I AM STILL USING THIS, MY FRIENDS!
this concealer is easy to blend, but not for undereyes though, lest you want your fine lines to appear more obvious.
The product didn't quite agree with me. It doesn't blend well, leaving some streaks around my under eye area. When I applied some powder to set the concealer, the effect was rather cakey too. As for the coverage, it wasn't too great either.