Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
First Impressions -
Anyway, overall I would say I really like this concealer. I try to avoid things like this because of my sensitive/oily skin type, but by far this has been living up to my expectations.
First of all, it came in a very pretty and light-colored packaging and the item itself had a very cute design. It has the design of a medium-sized pencil and the main frame is glass with black writing on the front. Its very simple, but cute.
Inspecting & Applying -
Now, when opened, it doesn't have a strong nor offending smell. Its very faint, which is a go to when you are not looking for one laced with chemicals.
As for the concealer itself, it has a slight thicker texture than other concealers I have used. Yet, with the cushion tip, it made it quite easy to apply it despite this. It smoothed out very easily and blended very evenly.
Though, at first do to its color, I mostly used it around my eyes as a test. But, it passed very efficiently at hiding my dark circles and unevenness around my eyes. So, only after then, I used it as a full coverage concealer. In which, it did even better. It hid my dark spots and my blemishes quite effectively with an overall smooth finish. So, I absolutely love the option of both coverage options.
This product's NO.10, kinda reminds me of M·A·C Pro Longwear Concealer NC45, but comparably better in feel & quality.
It overall looked amazing. It also felt good on my skin and blended well with other makeup. I didn't have any allergic reactions when using and my oily skin didn't disrupt the concealer too much. It felt very lightweight on my skin and it did live up to its claims of not caking. It stayed on evenly and lasted me quite long throughout the day.
I have yet to try out its waterproof compatiblities, but it lives up well to its others. So, by far, I haven't had any issues, but this is a wonderful concealer I was very excited to try and I am very glad I did.
I received this product complimentary for test and review.
I received this product for free from Benefit (through an app which I am not able to log into on my cell phone or tablet so I am writing it here on my PC) as part of a contest and I couldn't wait to test it out and wear it; however I found that some of the claims such as the waterproof were not so accurate.
I was easily able to wash the concealer off without any soap and while the application wasn't cakey to begin with the longer I wore it the heavier my face began to feel and the feeling that my skin wasn't getting any air was very noticeable.
I also found that this was not as full coverage as some other brands that I have used in the past. The coverage when blended out looked streaky / splotchy on my face against the foundations I tried it with. I am pretty sure it pulled up the drug store foundation when I tested it out.
The cushion tip seemed to hold onto the product well, but when swiped barely anything came off the applicator onto my skin.
Finally the shade range seems a little limited with only 12 shades to choose from, I am a little bummed out there.
The packaging is very cute as the unicarton is definately some aesthetically pleasing colors. I found the pencil eraser tip to be very adorable on the product itself and it was very light weight all around. It's small and easily tossed into a makeup bag or kit and taken when you're on the go.
For the price I would say it's a fair deal and I know not all shades have the same formula as different undertones and shades require different mixes of ingredients. But I am disappointed in the product after having waited so eagerly to test it out and wear it for the first time.
Again I did receive this product for free in a contest from Benefit through an app.
Paula from Georgia
PrettyPinkSunflower from Montucky
Good for covering things up, I use it for the smile lines starting in my face (im 26), some of my redness and if i have a small mark/blemish on my face! I don't know if this would be the best product for concealing under the eyes, I haven't tried it because I feel like it is a bit to heavy and could lead to potential creasing if not set with the right finishing powder. I love love the tube/bottle and the wand is perfect shape too, it has a little divit in the center of the applicator which helps when wiping the brush off on the tube, you have just enough product to do small target areas!! Thank you Benefit (:
Jessica from long island, NY
Has great coverage! Always use this to cover my pimples! I recommend!!!
retired teacher from Louisiana
I have used many, many concealers and this is the very best to me! At 58 I have darkness unser my eye and a few wrinkles around my eyes- This is also affordable and lasts a long time! Grest job, Benefits Cosmetics!
Tee from va
Great. match perfect
Cynthia from Napa Valley
I'm in my 40's and this formula smoothed my undereye area for a beautiful natural look. Love it.
Bernadette WP from Tracy
I love this product. I've been using the Benefit Cosmetic products for a couple of years and I love it.
Fabi from Naugatuck
This is my all time favorite concealer I absolutely love it I have repurchased two times now and I am more then happy with the results!!!!!!
JR from Idaho
This might be the most drying concealer i have ever tried! I have combo oily skin with oil production around eyes and t zone. Use the cream pot concealer instead
Holly from Syracuse, NY
I have super pale skin and I use shade 1 (I tested them in store and my sister was amazed when I picked the palest one and tested it and it was perfect lol). I love this concealer, I never have to worry about it getting cakes, it blends really well into my skin!
Jessi from VA
So I purchased this over the weekend, because I am preparing for a trip to Disney, and this came highly recommended for park wear! So I haven't gone to Disney, yet… but it has definitely already proved its worth! Yesterday morning on my way into work I got very very ill, sick to my stomach- tmi, sorry. I was crying so hard as a result, ugly crying. Anyway, against my better judgment, I still went to work because I had a presentation… and this concealer stood-up!! Looked great through the whole day!! I mean I was absolutely amazed… Simple amazing! I don't take this review lightly, because I have used many many concealers over time… I am soo glad I got this one!!
Makini from wisconsin
i love it so much
Christine from Salinas, CA
This product works well and stays on for many hours unlike another product I had used. I highly recommend it.
EJ from Charlotte
I have used this ever since it came out. I can even use a different shade in the Sumner & go. Lasts all day & never creases or gets caked!
Stacy from NV
This concealer is brightening and isn't drying. It doesn't crease and looks flawless.
Lucy from Florida
I was looking for a good concealer and this was it. It covers using very little product. I got the fair color and it matched my skin very well. Great product.
Gail from Knoxville, TN
The coverage is superb and it doesn't settle into fine lines. This concealer stays smooth all day!
Mama Goodrich from Arizona
My 12 yr old needed acne coverage. Walked into the store, an associate brought us to this brand. She found her color match and showed her how to apply it. Product was pricey yet it works well. Would recommend
Monique from Foxboro. MA
This product is amazing especially when you shape your brows. It would be great if there was a matching liquid foundation for this product line.
Edie from Miami, Florida
I have tried MANY concealers but this is the one that covers my dark circles the best.
Kay from Charlotte nc
Goes on well and doesn't feel cakey at all. Great coverage but I returned it because although it says it's water proof it is not tear proof. I cried and went to look in the mirror and had two lines down my faces where the concealer just melted away. I looked horrible but as long as you're not crying then this is good!
slc_sweets from Clearfield, ut
This one at least conceals under eyes and blemishes. the colors are just weird. I just don't get it though. it's like nothing matches. But, I usually use Estee Lauder double wear concealer so nothing tops that I guess. Estee Lauder double wear blends right into my skin tone and looks natural. all the concealers I have tried from this company are just not natural looking. I'm just going to stick to their brow products and maybe the bronzer.
cara from minnesota
i wanted a concealer just to cover up my acne & blemishes/make them less noticeable and this concealer does a great job at this!! i feel less self conscious when i leave the house because of it, it's perfect.
Over40andfeelinggreat from Chicago
For a woman over 40 trying to find a concealer that isn't too dry, and actually covers ￼dark circles is quite the challenge. I finally found one. I have tried probably every concealer known to man or just about. I've taken the advice from beauty Youtubers as well. This is the only one that I have found works for me. I've been using it since it came out and I absolutely love it. Thank you Benefit for this this concealer. Absolutely love it!