For the past months, I have been on the quest for the perfect concealer for my skin type and skin color. Though I don't have a lot of acne marks and skin imperfections, my skin tends to look dull and uneven so I need a concealer to even it out plus I do have some dark spots due to past acne breakouts that need cover-up. I have actually bought this concealer last February and I have been planning to do a review on this but after using it for a bout a week, I kind of thought that I need more time to test it out. So after about 3 weeks, here is what I thought of this product.
First, here is my picture without any face makeup (just some brow powder):
Skin type: Normal to Dry skin
Problem areas: large pores, dull and uneven skin tone with some dark spots due to acne marks, redness around the nose area
Name: BYS Concealer
Bought from: Watsons, Market Market
It is quite small and handy.
The product is quite thick but somewhat liquid-y and dries easily.
I got the shade medium because it was the only color that kind of matches my skin tone (yellow tone), most of the shades that I tried int the stall where more of pink tone.
In the picture above, I did not apply any primer on my skin. I just a applied a bit of moisturizer and dotted small amounts of the concealer on my under eye area.
Here (above), I used my fingers to blend the concealer using a patting motion rather than a swiping motion. I have noticed that the products dries easily and I really need to work fast. Plus, the concealer transfers to my fingers leaving less product on the face. As I have said the products dries easily and once it dries, I should stop blending or less the product rubs off . I have tried using a synthetic concealer brush to blend the concealer and I find it much easier and I was able to blend better. However, I still have to work fast because once the product dries, even though I use the brush, it will still rub off.
As you can see ( above), there was very little difference. I was very surprised because once the product dries, it kind of leave an invisible film of concealer on my skin.
Since I was not satisfied with the coverage, I applied another layer.
Hmmm...see any difference? I do admit that it did brighten it up a bit but considering the amount of product i have used, it should have given more coverage right?
Here, I noticed that it did not cover my dark spots well plus it left a visible yellow film over my dark spots.
I was not satisfied with how the product performed and I had a hard time blending it but I don't want my money to go to waste so I decided to try with after I have applied my foundation on especially on the areas where I have dark spots.
Here (above), I just used my San San Liquid Matte foundation
As you can see, there was no visible yellow concealer and it did cover my dark spots. I have also noticed, that when I put a layer of foundation before applying the concealer, it did not dry up fast and it was super easier to blend.
What I like:
What I like:
- Packaging is cute and hygienic
- No strong smell or odor
What I don't like:
- The formula is thick but does not provide good coverage.
- When used alone, (not over foundation) it dries fast and is difficult to blend.
- Cannot be used alone
- Tends to rub off easily
- Use on top of foundation/tinted moisturizer
- Use a concealer brush or synthetic foundation brush when blending.
All in all, I do not recommend this concealer. I did not like it at all. Now, I only use this when I have a lot of time and when I use foundation. I will never repurchase unless they change the formula.
*Have you ever used this concealer? Please do tell me if you have. I want to know if it is only me who had problems using this product.