Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $7-$8, available at most drugstores
Color tested: "Light Medium" shade
What they say:
Conceal: cover imperfections
~ Cover adult imperfections: age spots, broken capillaries, blemishes.
~ Complete coverage, doesn't settle into fine lines
Highlight: brighten undereyes
~ Light reflectors brighten away undereye darkness.
~ Add a luminous touch to inner corner of eyes, cheek and brow bones and bridge of nose or to contour lip.
Concealer Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Pentylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Tristearin, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetylated Glycol Stearate. May Contain: CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491 Iron Oxides.
Highlighter Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxystearic Acid, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Vitis Vinifera/Grape Fruit Extract, Butlyparaben, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract. May Contain: Ci 77891 Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77499, Ci 77492, CI 77491 Iron Oxides.
Conceal: Dot small amount of coverage onto flaws and discoloration with precision tip. Gently blend out with fingertip.
Highlight: Apply small amount with soft touch brush to brighten (see diagram). Gently blend out with fingertips.
PROS: I like how it's a double-ended tube, one end to conceal (doe foot tip), another end to highlight areas of the face (brush wand) such as under the brow bone, apples of the cheeks, nose, and forehead. I personally like how it's not in a plastic squeeze tube where it can get messy and leak out. It goes on like a dream and blends easily. It really did a good job at concealing any imperfections; in this case my under eye circles. It's great to store in your makeup bag for touchups and if you have nice skin as it is, you can wear this alone. There is no funky smell and I love how the "highlight" portion can really give you a more bright, wide-eyed look. It also doesn't settle into fine lines and cause creasing, which I LOVE since most concealers do this...it stays put and doesn't feel greasy or give me a cakey "melt-y" look.
CONS: None at the moment!
How does it compare to my MAC StudioFinish Concealer? This is liquid, my MAC one is cream, so the cream one is definitely a lot thicker, but at times can get cakey if I accidentally put too much. I love how easy it was to blend the Maybelline one, and with the MAC one I have to sometimes mix it with a drop of moisturize or Fix+ spray so it's not so 'dry' and so it goes on smoother. It's definitely a good alternative for days I just want to conceal and not wear any foundation.
Has directions on the back of the package to show the areas where you can highlight:
Blend and then apply highlight:
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Posted by Vanessa at 2:16 PM .