This entry will be about the cream concealers I am currently using. I think I go through phases with my concealers--sometimes I use the liquidy tube types, and sometimes I favour these pan cream form of concealers.....anyway, I mainly use them for covering spots, and not so much under the eyes. I also have another stash of creamy concealers in a tube, but I would not be showing them in this entry.
I shall go through each one, like how long they last, whether they smear off, and the color/ texture etc. Hope this would be useful for anyone who is looking for a lasting smooth coverage cream concealer!
Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream Palette
[5 x 2g]
These colors are also sold individually.
From L to R: No 11, 13, 14, 15, 17
I like that this palette has a variety of concealers and correctors. As you can see, I mainly only use the first color there, and it's great for most of my zits, I hardly need to blend or mix with the other two shades. I like that it also comes with two corrector shades, which are the peachy one, and the green one. But I don't have extreme redness on my face, so I don't need to use the green shade much at all. I used to use the peachy shade for under my eyes in the past, but somehow after I stopped doing that.
It lasts throughout the day, and also is handy for quick touch ups. In terms of blending, somehow this is not my most favourite - it seems almost a little too dry. And I always use this palette with a little tiny brush for spot concealing.
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda 07
2 concealer shades, 2 neutraliser, 1 translucent powder
[4 x 1g]
* you can find this product locally HERE at under-twenty20*
I have this for a long time, and it's one of my fave, because it contains almost the exact same shades at the MUFE palette, without the green one. I love that it has a powder pan, and it's super finely milled, perfect setting the concealer. I like to have this with me all the time, in case in touch ups, and to cover any redness of zits. It is also easier to blend than the MUFE one, and is thick enough to cover zits and spots.
Shu Uemura Pro Gel Cealer
medium light beige
This gel concealer has a very unique texture. At first swatch and touch, it feels rather dry, and seems almost cakey. But it sits very nicely on your skin...it doesn't bulge at all. Sometimes I have to cover a spot on my cheeks, and even after I dusted blush and powder over, the concealer is still intact. It is also a good match for my skintone. But I won't use this under the eyes, it would be too thick. This is probably quite similar to the MAC studio sculpt concealer, in terms of overall finish. And did I mention, it is super opaque?? Awesome!
shu uemura nobora cream foundation
This is a foundation, but I prefer to use it as a concealer. It is thick, and creamy, and perfect for touch ups on the go. I don't need to set this cream foundation, and it sits nicely on the skin without being cakey or dry. But it is discontinued....so I don't think you can find it anymore.
Again, this is one of my fave cream base products. The shade is a great match for me, and it lasts for a good period of time.
L nobara cream foundation
R pro gel cealer
And a comparison of all the concealers here...all the colors are very similar, especially those I use for concealer [as opposed to neutralizing or correcting]. I love them all, and just grab for whichever is nearest to me. I always have the Sonia Kashuk or the Shu Uemura in my bag especially on long days.
As for brushes, you want to use the tiniest brush to precise application, and to make sure you don't end up with a patch of concealer on your spot. Think of it as photo-shopping for your skin. Fingers can be too 'rough' and blends out the product too much.
Always set cream concealers with a light dusting of powder to seal the product, and make sure they will last longer.
Shown here are 2 eye brushes from Real Techniques, and also a MAC 194 brush for if I want to cover any larger patch. I have also featured art brushes before for concealers. You want to use synthetic brushes, because they are much easier to clean.
Other recommendations of similar products:
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer [I love love love this!]
MAC Studio Finish concealer
Laura Mercier secret camouflage concealer
That's all, and hope this has been helpful to you!