I’m finally getting around to reviewing this concealer just as I’ve finished it up. I purchased it back in New York – almost 2 years ago. It sat awaiting to be opened for quite some time whilst I tried to finish up other concealers – but in the past few months it’s featured in my ‘Products I’m Trying To Use Up’. It’s actually just been thrown out as part of my December empties – but I still wanted to make sure that I got to reviewing this.
This is by far the most I’ve ever spent on a concealer, for the most part I’ve found a handful of three low end concealers that work really well for me – Maybelline Age Rewind, Essence Matte Me & Bourjois Radiance Reveal are three concealers I absolutely adore and the resist to ‘spend more’ to find something better is not really required.
When I bought this back in January 2016 there was a lot of hype around it – but it was one of those products where the hype soon disappeared and suddenly it seemed to be forgotten in the beauty world. The first thing that struck me about this (after spending close to $30 on it ~ converting to £20.50) was that – oh that tube is small.
The thin walled squeezy tube with lack of doefoot applicator makes this product seem small for the price – but at 7ml in size, it’s larger or roughly the same than some other similar priced options, such as the Naked Skin concealer at 5ml, Too Faced Born This Way at 7ml & Bobbi Brown at 6ml.
One thing I will say is that the shade selection of this isn’t great – I believe this is the shade R22, which is the second palest shade. It’s labelled Pink Beige, and pink toned it ain’t. Even the palest shade Porcelain doesn’t look that pale on the website. Considering MUFE do the foundation spectrum quite well, the concealer selection feels quite lacking in comparison.
The end of the concealer is a rounded end of a smooth plastic nib, which is pretty crappy actually – for spreading it over the skin it’s useless. It carves through the product and doesn’t aid in blending or distributing nicely. Whilst the lack of doe-foot applicator cuts down on the size and weight of the tube, the applicator could be thought about a bit more to improve IMO.
Now bare in mind when I swatched these above it was July (that’s when I decided I should probably start using this up and it took until December), we’d just got back from a three week holiday and I was a lot more tanned than I am now. Below is the concealer applied thickly in the middle and blended out either side. The texture of the product is quite thin, one step away from being runny – but don’t let that fool ya, the pigment in this packs a punch.
The finish of this is semi-matte but not flat or dry which makes it a good all rounder for where ever you like to place it. I found it nice for under the eyes when it was more light on my skintone due to the light formula it added coverage but blended out well, but as I got paler it worked great for adding extra coverage to areas as well as spot concealing. The formula is great all-rounder and I can see why it garnered rave reviews when it was released, the only thing I’m surprised about is why it’s not spoken about more two years on. It’s my favourite high end concealer I’ve tried ever tried!
This has now become an empty for me in December, but it’s one I’d definitely consider repurchasing in future – I used this for around 6 months 3-4 times a week and before that I had used it for the previous 18 months on and off. This little tube does last despite how dinky it appears.
Have you tried this from MUFE? Or any high end concealer faves – I have my eyes set on the NARS soft matte concealer to try out next.