After hearing all the rave about this concealer, I decided to jump the gun and buy #7 for my face and #3 for under my eyes. For reference, I am between a MAC NC25-30. Firstly, the concealer was soo drying on my skin (I have normal/combination skin). I've even tried using a hydrating primer under my eyes, and on my face to help the concealer glide on.
It was difficult to work with. If you swipe it on, you will sheer out the concealer, which beats the purpose of a full coverage concealer. For maximum coverage, pat it on with your finger. However, it will get cakey, and it will sit on top of your skin.
I seriously love this concealer. I love that you only need a tiny amount. Yes it's expensive but when you calculate how little you use each time it's worth it. My sample I had lasted me almost 6 months! Forever using thus concealer to cover my hyper pigmentation on my chin. I use color #3.
This is one of the best products I have ever purchased. I use it quite differently, though. I hate foundation, but need some coverage. I like MUFE Face & Body but it is rather expensive and I have yet to get a color that I can use. So, I take Flesh #4, mix with pure Aloe Vera Gel, and create my own foundation. You can also use your own moisturizer. It works fantastic. It takes such a tiny bit with 3 - 5 parts Aloe or moisturizer. You can then make it slightly more concentrated to go over areas around your nose or anywhere you need more coverage. I also use it under eyes diluted with Aloe Vera Gel or under eye cream, and I use it full strength if I need it as a super duper concealer.
I have been using this itsy bitsy tiny tube, it stays clean, doesn't take up much room - and now 6 months the tube is not even 1/2 gone.
I suppose I could go buy the MAC face and body (huge amount - much of it is water), but this is small, doesn't need shaking, easy to use - it rocks over MUFE Face and Body and MAC, on a price by price comparison and produces the same results.
Can't say enough about how great this product is. I hate foundation, it dries out my skin, never is the right color --- and here in one tiny itsy bitsy tube is the answer!
I love this concealer, I got it as a sample, and used it under my eyes, I know ur not supposed to because its too dry for undereyes, it covers my dark circles soooo well, but it is too dry for undereyes. I don't have acne or scars to use it on my face, but if I had, im sure I would use this, because its sooo pigmented
I've bought this product a two different times, but I think it's just okay. The reason purchased it twice is because I thought maybe I just got a bad batch of product or I just wasn't using the product correctly. Nothing special, especially for the high price tag. I expected this product to go above and beyond based on all of the hype, but It didn't WOW me.
Pros: It is a good medium coverage so it can cover hyper pigmentation, under eye circles (I've heard, but I don't dare to use this under my eyes because my under eye skin is so dry), and slight redness. There's so much product in the tube and you barely have to use any product to cover your imperfections, so it will last you a long time. The shade range is fantastic, but it does oxidize to one shade darker. I'm shade 5 I think and I'm a NC20 in Mac. The squeeze tube makes this product really sanitary.
Cons: It doesn't cover my massive and bright red blemishes; which is what I mostly use it for. It does wonders for my acne scars though because they don't require that much coverage. It wears off my face throughout the day, and I have dry-combination skin (just a slightly oily T-zone. Lastly the price tag is just to high for the product itself. I won't be buying this product a third time.
Nice concealer in a great squeeze tube. I was happy to find this 15 ml or 0.5 oz makeupforever full cover waterproof concealer in shade 6 which is very similar to my shu uemura pro concealer ( discontinued plastic flip up rectangle box version ). I always have to lightly moisturize under my eyes before applying little dots of concealer to mask my under eye darkness and redness around my nose or any blemish. Using a small brush or finger to pat it and blend immediately and don't use too much. I do notice that I do need to brush to buff out or pat a tiny bit more on after 5 hours just like my old shu concealer. I don't expect concealers to be budge proof. I'm impressed with the consistency, coverage, packaging, ease of use, and most important of all the color match to my asian skin tone. For reference I am shiseido 020, Revlon colorstay buff, Shu uemura 764. Update: i still love this, i moisturize well before using this to cover eye circles and redness around nose. If you think this formula is too dry you should try Shiseido natural finish cream concealer for more creamy consistency. I have the 2 light medium shade.
This is the only concealer I use. I only use it on my dark spots from acne scars, not under eyes since it is too thick. After my foundation, I put this on the spots that were not covered and it works wonders. You only need a small amount and it covers a huge are. My colour is 12 and it matches very well with my foundation and skin. I use it every day. This was the only product I used when I went on vacation to Goa and it stayed on in that humid weather from morning til night and even when I went to the beach, it didn't wash off which I loved. Even if you want to touch up your makeup, the packaging is small and great to put in your bag if needed. This is one of my HG products, I always have it with me whenever I travel.
The only downside is the price which is around $40 for a small tube, which is expensive for a concealer, but with the coverage you get it is completely worth it.
I would definitely recommend this product. I would get a sample from Sephora first before buying it so you can see what a dream product this is.
This product seems to garner rave reviews from the beauty world but for some reason, I didn't quite get on with it. I wanted to love it - I really did. Especially with the hefty price tag. I did like the packaging, the nozzle was small & it was easy to control the amount of product needed. Coverage was full, true to its claim. Unfortunately, for my relatively pale NC15-NC20 skintone, I couldn't find a perfect colour match. The shade selection in Singapore is quite limited so I got the lightest shade 3 which seemed like a perfect match, however, immediately this product oxidises and becomes ORANGE on me. Instead of concealing my blemishes and spots, it makes them more stand out even more! Secondly, this product does not photograph well. It flashes back like Crazy, leaving me with little white spots in pictures!!!! Really odd considering it looks orange in person. And finally, powder products do not sit well on this concealer at all, it makes my blush look patchy and uneven. I have found a holy grail in Hard Candy Glamoflauge for a fraction of the price & it doesn't oxidise nor flashback!
I really love this product. It is a little expensive for me, but so much better than others I have found. I use it for blemishes AND undereye. It does get in creases some but I have tried a bunch of stuff and I would rather have a few creases that HUGE black bags! It lasts pretty consistently over the course of the day. It covers the acne scars in my cheeks well. I use it and then add a pressed powder. It has a nice finish and I have received a lot of positive compliments since using.
I have to admit that I have not tried the MAC line which ppl rave abt. BUT I prefer the tube packaging and putting it on with a concealer brush. So that is my only caveat.
This concealer offers FULL coverage, which is what I was looking for. I use this under my eyes. I know it's "too heavy" for under my eyes, but people that say that don't have bad under eye circles! Mine are so bad... so I need a full coverage concealer for them. It does feel a bit heavy on the skin, and I do get a tad bit of creasing, even after setting with powder. But I'd rather have that than the dark circles, so I'm ok with the minor creases.
IMPORTANT: When trying on this product in store, let it dry for about 10 minutes, then look at the color again. This product dries a shade or two darker than what it looks like when you first put it on.
I really like this product, but I will probably try another full coverage concealer after this runs out, which will be a long time from now. A little bit goes a long way with this product.