Shiseido • Natural Finish Cream Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
So, I bought this a month or two ago, and quite like it. I'm not usually a concealer fan, not because I don't need it, but just because I can't be bothered. They usually irritate my skin or look weird because the colour doesn't match (being Chinese it can be quite hard to find concealers with a bit more yellow in them!) However, been reaching for this concealer every day recently! Even when I have a bit of dry skin, this creamy concealer can still be worn, and it doesn't show the flakes. But not so sure after a few hours! Matches my colour pretty well with yellow undertones, blends well onto the skin and with my foundation. After just applying it, I would say it pretty much conceals all my redness of the sides of my nose, but after 8 hours (8 hours!) I can see a bit of redness coming up, but not so much that it looks like i'm not wearing a concealer. Tbh, the staying power is pretty good for me. I have quite sensitive around my nose, but as long as I keep it moisturized, then this concealer will not irritate me at all. I've tried some other ones which can make my skin feel suffocated.
Overall quite happy with this concealer, does what I need it to do without irritating my skin. As it's quite creamy you don't really need a lot, so this tube will last me a while!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm always looking for a concealer that conceals well but is undetectable (blends in to surrounding skin). In the past year, I've had a couple of spots, which I'm very self-conscious of. I don't tend to wear foundation, so need a concealer that will cover the spots and any redness that flares up from time to time. Read about this concealer and thought I'd try it out.
I bought it in medium-light - 2 (I'm Mac NC25). First application, it seemed too light for my skin but I think it was because I applied too much using my fingers.
The second time I tried it, I used it very sparingly and with a concealer brush. I think it was much less noticeable and seemed to cover any redness/spots quite well. I could still see a shadow under the concealer but bear in mind, the layer of concealer was extremely thin. I prefer to see a shadow than a patch of concealer. I will continue with the concealer because it seems to do the job with minimal effort, isn't obvious and lasts the day (I tried washing it off my hand and it's waterproof - even hard to budge using liquid soap). The tube isn't very big but you really don't need much concealer at all, so should last a very long time (probably 1/2 - 1 year or more with daily use for me). The one thing I don't like about the tube is that too much concealer comes out even when you only slightly squeeze the tube. I ended up putting the excess on the inside of one of my Shiseido cream eye shadow screw top lids and I just open and use a bit each morning. I use approx 2 pin heads each time.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Bought in the new color, 2B Light Medium Beige. It's a great neutral (maybe a touch of cooler pink?) and I was looking for a light (but not pale) shade that wouldn't give me the white undereye look. This works great, has decent coverage and is not drying if used over eye moisturizer and bonus it's pretty long lasting. After a frustrating search (Amazing Cosmetics. NARS, MAC, MUFE etc.) this really works and I can use it for undereye concealing with both a powder foundation or a liquid. So glad for this new shade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this concealer for blemishes. I use shade 2 and I'm normally Chanel B30/MAC NC25. It gives me great coverage and it blends seamlessly into my foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was excited to try this concealer, mainly because it was my first foray into Shiseido which is such an iconic Japanese brand. The SA matched me with shade 02 because 01 looked a bit gray in the store. Under the misleading and unflattering department store lights, it looked... Fine. Honestly I've never been able to tell if a product will work for me or not in the store: the real trial began when I arrived at home.
My first and biggest takeaway for the review: This concealer is NOT for people with pink undertones, or likely even olive undertones. It's quite yellow, and showed up orange on my skin. Not because of oxidation really, just because pink + yellow = orange. Not a hot look.
What I found intriguing is that one of the Natural Finish concealer's main ingredients is talc, which, as I'm sure you all know, is a one of the main constituents of powder. This put me in a bit of a quandary: I find that setting concealers with powder gives them a more natural finish, but in the Shiseido's case powder turned it overly matte and aging. It didn't settle into fine lines, but it did give my skin a dull, tired look that I was glad to wipe off at the end of the day.
So this product would probably be GOOD for people with oily skin, which I am not.
The staying power was excellent (ten hours strong), and it did a good job in covering up redness. I did find that the coverage was too sheer for dark circles, though.
Bottom line: I would recommend this product to young (or at least smooth and baby-soft), oily-skinned people with yellow undertones and faint dark circles who are looking for a pick-me-up. You may or may not need a powder to set it, so try it both ways. I personally didn't like it, but that's just because it wasn't the best fit for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm starting to like this now cause it gets to cover the red spots I've had from acne and the best thing about is is that I don't get breakouts from it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I rotate between this and MAC's pro long wear concealer. Its effective at brightening my under eye area and hiding the dark circles. It quite moisturizing for a concealer and blends well. It lasts a solid 6 hours on me without setting it with powder.
NC25/ I use shade 2
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am an NC 30-37, bought the Med Naturel Shade 3. It's a great match and the formula is excellent under eyes as previous reviews attest. I was afraid it wouldn't work since I bought it online w/o trying but it has the right amount of yellow and beige for my tone. It doesn't cake or settle into lines and no matter how much I put on, it never looks unnatural. It is not as heavy as pot concealers but you can just put more on. I used this with a brush and fingers and I think I prefer my fingers to get better coverage. I will use my brush only if I need to get into grooves. It doesn't cover blue/ gray areas very well but I suspect it's not because of the formula but because of the color wheel negation principle. I have an orange matte eyeshadow I bought specifically for this purpose so I am going to blend a bit with the concealer and see if this will work. The primary reason I wanted a non-pot concealer is because the ones in pots are very thick and unnatural for the most part and does cake if not at first, eventually over time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Maybe I got the wrong shade. I am an NC 30/35 typically and I bought this in Medium. I used it for two days and I think I'm going to pull the plug and return this. First off, I'm asian and the color does not have yellow undertones. At least not for my skintone. Instead, it goes on gray, almost like brown mud. Eww! I applied this to some blemishes and it looked like I got beat up because the blemishes look like purple bruises. I gave this 2 star rating because I think the consistency is ok. It is not creamy but instead liquid. But the formula is thick. Also, I like the tube. It's more hygienic. But this did not live up to my expectations. I usually use Mac Studio Finish and I think the color and the creamy texture works out better for me. I have not tried the Shiseido under my eyes. I would think it would be a little drying. But all in all, I think I am gonna return this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This provides sheer to light coverage,not enough to cover really dark circles. It was somewhat drying and it accentuated my fine lines. I also found the color to be ashy looking, it's a very taupey color. For reference, I'm NC35 and light/medium was the closest match (the medium was too dark). It says it's a cream but the consistency is more of a liquid (hence the sheer coverage). I'm always trying out concealers because I have very dark hereditary circles under my eyes (skin is normal/oily) and I always go back to my regular HG which are the Bobbi Brown concealers and correctors.