Make Up For Ever recently launched a brand new line of concealers and I picked one up right away to test it out for myself. I absolutely love Make Up For Ever products, so this launch was super exciting. I have been testing this out for more than two weeks now and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.
I’m going to start with the packaging on this. It was kind of hard to tell from Sephora’s website what kind of applicator this had, so when it came without a wand I was pretty disappointed. I know this is likely designed for professional artists, but for regular makeup users the lack of a wand is a real pain. I really wish this had a wand because it’s difficult to get it spread out evenly without a wand. In terms of the amount of product, this tube looks small, but you actually get a good amount of product and it’s twice as much as my beloved Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. However, for me the packaging on this is a miss.
This formula is very pigmented but it’s also quite thick. It reminds me a bit of the MAC Pro Longwear formula, you only need a little bit and the thickness is very similar. This formula creases really badly on me. So badly. I usually don’t have issues with creasing if I set right away but with this, I couldn’t set it fast enough. This is so annoying because when it goes all creasy it makes you look tired right away. I don’t think I really have fine lines for it to settle in, so if this creases that badly on me, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for mature skin because I don’t imagine it doing well with fine lines or wrinkles around the eye area.
Since I always correct first with my Bobbi Brown Corrector, I really look for a concealer that will highlight and brighten. Since I am very fair skinned I struggle to find a concealer that is lighter than my skin tone. My UD concealer is the only one I’ve found that is light enough to highlight and unfortunately this one matched me, but was not light enough to brighten. I was expecting a wide shade range for this product since the MUFE HD foundation line has quite a wide range, but the shade range was pretty limited.
In terms of wear, this didn’t really win for me either. I have normal to dry skin and generally speaking makeup stays put on me, but this does fade after a few hours. The fading is nothing super intense, but it definitely doesn’t look good as the day goes on. I tried it with different foundations, primer and no primer and it honestly doesn’t seem to make a difference; it never wears well on me.
In all, this concealer was something I was really excited for but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. This has been super hyped and honestly I just don’t get it.I will continue to purchase my UD Naked Skin Concealer until something better comes along.
Have you tried this concealer? What did you think of it?
Bye for now!