Sunday, March 20, 2011

Review/Swatch: Stila Perfecting Concealer

Stila Perfecting Concealer is the concealer I use when I'm not using my favorite Almay Line Smoothing concealer. I've had it for awhile now and I quite like it. It's full coverage and covers my slight dark circles, blemishes and discoloration so well. It even feels light and moisturizing. The only thing I don't like is the creasing. It easily creased into the fine lines under my eyes. But I guess it's not a big deal since I only have few fine lines and they're not too noticeable...yet O_o.



SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUC CLAIM from the Stila website: "This fuller coverage concealer produces a delicate, semi-matte finish that's ideal for hiding under eye circles, scars, redness, and other imperfections. Select a shade that blends with and complements your skin tone
PRICE: $23. It's expensive.
AVAILABILITY: Sephora, Ulta.com, Stila.com
AMOUNT: 0.27 oz
PACKAGING: Tube concealer. I like it. It dispenses the product nicely with just a soft squeeze.
SHADE: I got shade H (dark) and F (medium). F looks dark in the tube but matches my skin perfectly. LOVE IT. I'm an NC 42-43 with MAC.
TEXTURE: It's slightly thick yet creamy enough to apply and blend. I use my ring finger or my CVS Essence of Beauty concealer brush. I also even find it moisturizing.
SCENT: None.
FINISH: It's supposed to be semi-matte, but I think it has a dewy finish. It makes my under eyes look a bit shiny. I notice it more in photos. I don't mind it, but I prefer a matte finish for my concealer.
COVERAGE: It's full coverage and a little goes a long way. I only had to use one tiny dot on each eye to cover my slight dark circles. It also covers my blemishes and redness very well.
LONGEVITY: After a few hours, it creased into the fine lines under my eyes O_o. It happens all the time no matter how much powder I use for setting. But for the rest of my face, it pretty much lasted all day.








Swatches on my arm. It looks shiny doesn't it?

H and F



PROS:
-Opaque. Great for covering dark circles, blemishes and discoloration.
-A little goes a long way. 
-Long lasting

CONS:
-Expensive
-It creases into fine lines.



OVERALL THOUGHTS: It's a great product for covering under eye circles, blemishes and discoloration, but be aware that it easily creases into fine lines. Applying a setting powder won't even work. Also, it has a dewy finish that oily people friends might not like. Other than that, its a good concealer. If you have the money, then you should try it. ^_^


12 comments:

  1. I've been on the look out for a concealer~ thanks for this review! :] It is on the pricey side, but I'll go check it out at Sephora to see if it'll possibly work for me. :]

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  2. I love stila!
    it looks promising...aside from it is expensive, I have found my HG concealer... i think ill pass this time...

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  3. I'm using Benefit Erase Paste at the moment, i like it but... still searching for the perfect one.... It's been 15 years using concealers and still didn't find the best one LOL
    Kisses Becky :)

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  4. I'm using Benefit Erase Paste at the moment, i like it but... still searching for the perfect one.... It's been 15 years using concealers and still didn't find the best one LOL
    Kisses Becky :)

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  5. isn't that a disappointment.. something that costs so much creases :(
    I will be buying from ArtDeco concealers soon :) a professional brand in Europe..

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  6. I thin I will skip ont his one! BUT always looking for a good concealer for under the eyes thats long last...I have dark circles.
    :S

    If you have any other suggestions for south east asian skin I would love to hear it!

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  7. stila has some of the best make up I think, I swear by their eyeshadows, I gotta try this concealer!

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  8. I swear you can read my mind Becky! LOL I have terrible dark circles from not sleeping for 2 years :( Now I am finally able to catch some zz's!!! I am always looking for a good concealer!!!

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  9. Hello, try Kat Von D tattoo concealer ($25 at Sephora) and let me know what you think. I picked one up and love it! also, Smashbox HD concealer is good too ($18) at either Sephora or Ulta.

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  10. @SugarBear: Thanks for recommendation. I have tried the Smashbox HD concealer but I don't like it :(

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  11. i wanna try this! thanks for the review!

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  12. Love stilla but your right about the shiny it does look to shiny there coverage line vie noticed it isn't that great like the all in one foundation worse thing ever !!! Thanks for the review !! Very helpful

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