The increasing popularity of this concealer caught me by surprise. I had heard so many raves about it that I had to try it. I usually use Eve Pearl’s salmon concealer or Tarte’s concealer, and I’m happy with that them, but there’s a part of me that really wanted to try this for myself and see what the fuss was all about. That’s why I was very pleasantly surprised when for only $9 bucks I found this concealer at CVS and took it home.
The applicator is a velvet sponge which I run through the part of my face I need to conceal. I then use a Sigma Precision Tapered P86 brush to spread it out. One thing that took me a bit to figure out is that you have to twist the little red thing below the sponge to wind the product up.
My experience with this concealer has been very good. It doesn’t crease or settle in the fine lines and it doesn’t feel cakey after a couple of hours. I do prime my under eye area BEFORE applying the concealer. The formula is light but at the same time it covers dark circles and redness well. It does have a “salmony” tint to it which makes it perfect for good coverage. I have the color “Medium” (30) and it works great with my NC40 skin tone.
There are two things I wish I could change about this product, however. The first one is the sponge applicator. It seems very unsanitary, and could be prone to harboring bacteria so I am extra careful with it. This does drive me nuts! Second, the colors available are very limited. You may have a hard time trying to find the right color for you. Hopefully not.
It may be able to erase dark circles, but erasing fine lines and puffiness??? I’m going to attribute those claims as marketing by Maybelline, but you can decide for yourself. I’d love to hear what your experience has been!