Ok, this stuff is good. To give you an idea of how good, I left the house to go to the mall to buy this and I was already wearing foundation, eyeliner, mascara and blusher. I don't like talking in terms of "male attention" but I have to illustrate just how effective this stuff is... When I left I think I got a few looks, a fair few men - I wasn't really paying much attention because I had no real reason to. What DID catch my attention was the reaction after I put on the corrector. All the MA did was put the corrector under my eyes (Deep Bisque, and I think I'm an NC50 for reference) and I set it by going to the Laura Mercier counter and putting on some Secret Brightening Powder. Suddenly, walking around the same mall, almost every eye was on me. I mean it, I'm not exaggerating, I don't think I have ever had so much attention in all the time I've lived here. It was like a flip was switched. So let me reinstate what this corrector did: I went to the counter under the radar, more or less unnoticed, to ONLY putting on this corrector - the only change to my face - and entering back into the EXACT same busy mall with almost every eye on me (and can I say, some of them very handsome eyes!) It would be honestly be hard to get a purer study of the power of this corrector!! However, you might say that a confounding factor is that this reaction may just be the effects of a concealer in general, not necessarily the effect of this one. That could be true, but on other visits in the past when leaving this mall with the BB concealer (not the corrector) or trying the YSL Touche Eclat, I did not experience anything like this - not anything even remotely close. So I think I can safely conclude this is by far the best concealer I have ever tried and it makes a real, real difference. This stuff works because its peachy coloured so it cancels out your dark circles and brightens the area, which is better than most concealers which just put skin colour on top of dark colour, like trying to put colour on top of black with wax crayons - it just doesn't cover it. Some all important tips! : I learned from a makeup artist on youtube that to stop concealer creasing so much, instead of putting loads of eye cream underneath (which will just make it easier for the concealer to settle in your creases), you use an eye primer where you will put your concealer, pat it in and let it absorb. Just like it stops your eyeshadow creasing, it will stop your concealer creasing! Apply the concealer. Press lightly with a tissue (will remove excess oils but not the pigment) and set very lightly with powder. It works!!!
My first stain. It left a pretty barely-there rosy colour on my cheeks, it's very sheer and buildable so I can control how obvious it is. I took a lippy off since I'm not sure about it on my two-toned lips. It stains the bottom but not the top and the strong berry colour makes me look a bit like a child who has had too much Ribena. Edit: I just wanted to update this to express how much I love this product. I always have a problem with lipglosses and lipsticks, they are usually respectively either underwhelming or overwhelming on me, and as I'm a lipbiter and liplicker who loves food and is usually too lazy to reapply, a lipstain is already a friend. And I love this as a lipcolour too, I now just dab a bit on the middle of my lip and spread it to give them a gorgeous raspberry colour that isn't overwhelming. I am also usually too lazy to wear makeup generally, on the average day I'll go barefaced - but I now sometimes incorporate this into my routine. I barely even consider this product as makeup, its pretty much on the level of moisturizer to me as its effortless, easy, takes seconds and has a totally natural look, but takes it all to the next level. A bland face is given an instant uplift, spark and flavor without you quite being able to put your finger on what changed. I love it, this is HG material.
I bought it, my skin felt tight after using it which it never does but I thought it must have been some sort of amazing moisturizing tightening effect. Woke up the day with loads of tiny bumps all over my face and my skin felt uncomfortable. I guess it was an allergic reaction as I do have fairly sensitive skin and have had a history of eczema. Anyway I took some antihistamines, gave the rest of it to a friend and wished her better luck with it. I would not personally recommend this product but I know it will work fine for many of you, just know you have been warned!