|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is by far the best concealer I've ever tried! If you have sensitive skin like mine, this is a great choice - it's noncomedogenic, unscented, and hypoallergenic. One of the few concealers that haven't broken me out.
The coverage is AMAZING, and incredibly long-lasting. If your skin is oily (or during the hot summer days), use a setting powder. If you have normal skin, you could totally skip it. However, it may be a tad bit drying for dry skin, so make sure you prep with lots of moisturizer or use a facial mist.
It's pretty versatile as well. For a lighter coverage, warm it on the back of your hand. For a fuller coverage, use your finger or brush and apply it directly.You could definitely swap this for a foundation.
It took me a while to figure out what shade to get, but I eventually settled on the Nude. I suggest you to go a shade darker if you have scarring. If you have a light to medium skintone with a lot of heavy scarring/dark circles, I definitely recommend this shade - its warmer tone really camouflages dark discoloration well. On the more even areas or during the winter, I mix in a small bit of foundation (I use Estee Lauder Double Wear) to make it lighter. If you don't have dark scarring, go with the shade that matches your skintone best.
The only complaint I have is that it breaks easily. I dropped it once and the lid chipped. Now, the lid falls off easily and it's annoying when it's in your makeup bag and smears everywhere (so try not to drop it!). But nonetheless, the stick packaging is really convenient - it's compact and it fits into your makeup bag easily.
My final verdict? Yes, it is expensive, but you get much more product compared to the Benefit or Bobby Brown ones (which have more or less the same price). It's great quality, and long lasting (for me, it lasts 4 to 6 months, and I use it with quite a heavy hand!) Definitely worth it :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm a competitive dancer and therefore, often have lower back revealing outfits which show off a dark birth mark I'm not such a big fan of. I asked the woman at my local drugstore about different products, and she recommended this one for me, as well the woman at a lazer treatment facility (she persuaded me in to this over surgery).
I use this with the Dermablend setting powder, and to be honest, the coverage isn't what I'd hope for. But considering my birth mark is VERY dark, it does a pretty good job. It also stays through my sweating and the setting powder is a dream- but I dins the colour match is VERY off and orange-tinted from my skin tone... so, it didn't work for me, but I could definitely see it being useful for someone else who enjoys the convenience of a stick foundation and doesn't have anything TOO dark to cover up... it should work well on acne and rashes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Edit- oh my am changing rating to a 5. I am using this on my mild melasma after pregnancy, and under eyes. Great texture. Does not crease lasts hours with powder, and reeeeally covers! I was silly to expect this to do the job of a foundation too. It is a wonderful concealer! Have been using for days without anything to complain about.
The liquid version works so much better for me. This is a bit more difficult to work with so I apply with sponge in sheer layer, n blend with fingers. It's fine for under eyes n acne coverage, but overall I like liquid version more. That is my HG.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am not loving this stuff...right now anyways. I find it super drying and it just seems to make my acne spots more prominent.
I will continue to try this as my skin clears. I'm sure it will be awesome on a flat scar rather than a raised pimple.
I have switched back to my MAC studio fix concealer for the meantime, but I am absolutely loving the Dermablend foundation.
Will review again later once my skin has cleared up :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I am relatively new to concealers, but was driven to them by the stubborn melasma on my upper lip that makes me look like I have a mustache. I first tried the NARS creamy concealer, which despite the great reviews does not work great. But I got this yesterday and am really pleased--it is the only thing I've found so far that covers up my really pigmented spots, and when dabbed on with a concealer brush, it actually requires relatively little product to do the trick so this will last me a long time! It seems to stay put without a problem for hours--no caking or sliding. The color I got--sand--is a bit too pinkish for my yellow-based complexion, but it blends well.
I'm really grateful for this product because, as all you ladies with melasma know, this is a very depressing condition. Being able to cover up my fake 'stache will calm me down a lot and I won't be tempted to resort to desperate measures such as laser or hydroquinone!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is another discovery I made while looking for a drier thicker coverage concealer (see my other review on NARS Stick Concealer).
This is an expensive product for concealer (around $30) but it will last you a while. The coverage is heavy if that is what you want, it doesn't disappoint. I think given that I like drier concealers to cover moles, I'm trying to find the right combo of primer and setting powder so it lasts and the concealer doesn't just smear away. But this would be a go to product that I have to have around since I need a full coverage concealer that doesn't just disappear with a swipe of your hand.
Best for strategic coverage spots and not so much for under your eyes since it's a drier formulation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a good foundation. But somehow I always forget about it and it never lets me down. I have a bunch of foundations, as you could guess, and I feel sorry for this little guy who gets neglected. I think I just forget it's foundation full stop. I'm not used to crèmes, especially in stick form. Apart from this one, I've always used liquids and it's just a bad habit to pick something else up. But I do love this stuff, it's good stuff.
*The lightest shade is a perfect match and I find that really hard to come by. I'd say it was closest to NC15 in MAC if I had to (everyone always wants a MAC shade comparison) however, I do think it's slightly warmer than that.
*It glides on so smoothly. I use it like a crayon and draw up both cheeks, across my jawline, down my nose and across my forehead. Then I get a foundation brush and blend it all together.
*It stays on all day. And I mean all day - and won't budge. I will point out that I have dry skin so that's probably why, but I think if you were oily it'd still do a good job of staying on. It's a drying foundation because...
*It makes my dry skin feel very tight and sometimes leads to it becoming dryer. Which is a downside. However, if I moisturise properly like I'm supposed to, then this doesn't happen. So the fault is partly with me and getting lazy. But if you can control your dry skin, then it's not so bad.
*Packaging. I'm not a fan of the packaging because with mine, the lid keeps sliding off. Which is annoying. The reason it slides off is because it got a crack in it from being in my handbag. So I guess the packaging is not the best. However, the product inside is what counts and the product inside is great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
LUUUHVE this stick. I never use liquid foundation. I just use a bit of concealer (such as this amazing one) and a sheer powder overtop.
I like this because it works great on oily skin, doesn't irritate painful pimples or blemishes, and feels very light/non existent on. Lasts all day. Coverage is full. Its a drier formula, so it feels very comfortable on all skin types.
This is easy, comfortable, quick, and effective. All the things I adore in a concealer stick.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is definitely my HG.
Last year I gave my review on Vichy Dermablend concealer (which was my previous HG and was livid when it was discontinued.) When the beautician introduced me to it's replacement (Vichy Corrective Cream Stick) I was skeptical and raised and eyebrow. However, I gave it a chance.
And I love it.
I didn't think I could love something more than the concealer. But this really, really covers up my acne scars. I have now cleared my skin up with medication and hormonal treatments and I need less and less of this, but this kept me sane during the difficult months. My scars are very dark and this was the only thing that would cover it. It also has not triggered any more breakouts. My beauty routine is Maybelline BB Cream, then this to touch up under the eyes and any old scar areas, then cover with bronzer. I use it as a concealer but it can definitely be used as foundation in a pinch. The fact that it is easy to carry and apply is a bonus. For me, applying it directly to my face works. If I'm the only one using it, I'm not overly concerned with hygiene issues.
It also truly is water-resistant. I can go in and out of the ocean and my makeup stays in place. However, it will fade with excessive sweating or towel rubbing...but it won't slide away at the first drop of water.
It IS quite expensive. But it lasts quite a bit (depending on how much you use). In Canada one can purchase this at Shoppers Drug Mart so I usually wait until I get a $10 coupon or save up some points...but if none of those are available than I just cave and pick one up. I literally feel disjointed if I leave the house without this.
Vichy I cursed you when you discontinued the concealer. But I take it all back because this is so awesome!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought this in the shade nude. It is a little light for my skin (nc40) but i like that as i find it covers up my acne scarring better. I use it more as a concealer then a foundation, so I can see this stick lasting me forever! Just the tiniest bit will cover my whole cheek, and it lasts all day (more than 12 hours). It doesn't fade or oxidize at all on my skin which is great. I just wish they have a few more shades in their colour range, but I will still definitely repurchase if i ever am able to finish it.