The shade that I picked was light. I was actually going for medium, but my friend convince me that light is a better match. She's actually right.
The product come in typical ELF Studio packaging, and a very tiny concealer brush. When it first came, I can see clear drops of moisture on the product surface. This drops of moisture make the concealer become very runny when I first try it on. After sometime, when the top layer been used up, the concealer become a lil bit better. but it is still hard to work with (gonna explain that later).
The palette comes with 4 concealer in different shade. The first two from the left is two light for my skintone, while the other two works okay. However I prefer the one in far right (in picture below) as it have yellow undertone while the second one from the left is a lil too pink for my skintone (I have strong yellow undertone). I'm not that good at describing color/shade. So let the picture below do the talk.
The concealer have weird creamy consistency. I tried a lot of application technique, over the period of two weeks, to make it work.
- Swiping it on caused the concealer to be extremely streaky
- Patting it on would make it become very cakey and streaky after 5 minutes you applied it.
- Stippling is the only way to make it work. I use Everyday Mineral Eye Kabuki brush.
I tried to use this concealer under and over BB Cream, it didn't work. It become patchy and cakey. Then, I tried apply it after moisturiser and set it with pressed powder (again, I need to stipple the powder on). It looks fine. But I have to control the way I apply pressed powder so that the concealer won't look cakey.
With all the tedious work to make this concealer work, I had facepalm moments when it come to how long this product last. One hour later, the concealer settling into fine lines. 3 hours later, it starts to look cakey. 5 hours later, I removed it altogether and went makeup free for the rest of the day. I tried it again the next day, the very same thing happen again.
As conclusion, not recommend at all and unless the formulation become much better, I would not repurchase this product.
p/s: Noticed that I used the 'cakey' generously in this post? XD