12 March 2014

Review - HG Concealer Alert: Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

After years of trialling concealers, I have finally decided that no concealer can beat Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer. It is the best concealer I've ever tried, and wish I discovered it when my face was plagued with pimples in high school.


I don't expect much from concealers, as long as they stay put all day, are sweat/waterproof, conceals my blemishes/scars, and blends easily, I'm happy. But in my experience, many concealers don't last all day. They tend to fade about halfway through the day. So I was so excited when I finally found a concealer that fulfills my criteria. 
There are twelve different shades, and the only problem with this concealer is that I'm between shades. The two closest shades to my skin tone are 6 and 7. Although, I could get away with one or the either if I blend really well. But I don't have time to fuss around when I have to get to work to earn money to buy more of these bad boys.

Although they are a bit on the pricey side at USD$32 on Sephora (I don't want to even find out how much they'd cost in Australia) for 15ml worth of product, it's so worth it as a little goes a long way.
I also love the packaging of this concealer. I absolutely HATE concealers in a pot, as I find them so unhygienic. It's like I have enough bacteria on my face, I don't need to grow more in a pot thanks. So I fully appreciate that this comes in a tube. It's so easy to control how much product to squeeze out as well. Since I have to carry two tubes of concealer, I love that it's super lightweight and portable. It doesn't take up much room in my makeup bag when I travel. I would also say it doesn't take up much room in my everyday makeup bag, but I don't have to carry them with me as touch ups are not required thanks to its long lasting power!

L-R: Shade 6; Shade 7
Please excuse the black dots on my arm in the swatch above. I was testing out some eyeliner, and it wouldn't budge. The Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer is very creamy and quite thick in texture, but it is really easy to blend. However, it is essential that you don't put too much on, as it will look cakey.

To illustrate the truth of its "full cover" claim, I decided to swatch Tarte Amazonia Clay 12-hour blush on either side of the concealer blobs, as it's normally redness or discolouration that I have trouble with.


This is as rough in blending as I go everyday. As you can see (especially for the lighter shade, Shade 6), it covers the redness of the blush perfectly. I think a bit of the blush was mixed in with Shade 7 as I was attempting to roughly blend it in.

And because I have oily skin, I always set my concealer and foundation with powder. I used Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder (it's mixed with a bit of Ben Nye's Banana Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, as I was starting to run out and love the container) to set the concealer. It may look cakey on my arm, but please bear in mind that I haven't got primer and a good foundation underneath to create a smooth canvas for the concealer to blend into.

What is your favourite concealer? Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer? What are your thoughts?





11 comments:

  1. I've heard soooo many good things about this concealer! Seeing as I am currently a teenager with a face plagued with acne and scarring I would love to give this a go! But I'm not sure if I can afford it haha, and I'm always unsure of ordering online for base products - I don't want to get my shade wrong!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I normally get my shade from the reviews on makeupalley.com. I'm about a NC20-25 (MAC) depending on the season and I look out for reviews which state their mac shade and the shade of the product that best suits them. :)

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  2. Hey Abigail! Funny how I was thinking of getting a new concealer and thought I might drop by and see if you've reviewed any. Oh boy am I in luck! Damn, that's one hella pricey concealer ;A; But I'm in need of a new one soon. Working in a fast food joint isn't ideal for foundation or even BB creams so I've opt with concealers and it's just perfect for me as it covers whatever I don't want the world to see on my face. Still crying that it's USD$32 online.

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  3. I'm not much of a concealer girl, but these sound lovely!

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    1. These are amaaazing! You're so lucky you don't need concealer!

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  4. Thanks so much for the review, Abigail! :) I've never tried this concealer before. Might give it a try when my Bobbi Brown creamy concealer is emptied but I was thinking of getting the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage or the MAC Pro Longwear.

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    1. Would love to hear what you think about it if you do give it a go! I have heard amazing things about the MAC Pro Longwear concealer, which I may try one day to compare.

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  5. I haven't tried these ones, I have tried a heap of others though! I don't tend to use it on a daily basis so I guess I'm not too concerned with it. It's a shame you're between shades...

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    1. I'm so jealous that you don't need concealer on a daily basis! I absolutely hate my acne scars and they're fading away so slowly! I've had them for the past 8 years, and although they're fading away, they still peek through light-medium coverage foundations.

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  6. these look great been after a full coverage foundation new follower from me, follow back? http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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