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This concealer applies so smoothly; it doesn't collect around cosmedos or scars as much as other concealers I've tried have. I don't find it that easy to blend, but the matte coverage is great. Unfortunately, the concealer doesn't come in enough shades, but I'm quite fair, so I don't have to worry so much about covering the light concealer with foundation to more easily blend. I bought this product during UD's Friends and Family sale, which made the price more amenable to me. Confession time: At first I thought I got a defective product--the pencil looked like plastic instead of wood, and I was frustrated because I thought I couldn't sharpen it. Er, I was wrong.
September 26, 2011
I love Perversion!
This review is for the UD Matte Eyeshadow in hue Perversion, which I wear several times a week over UD Eye Primer Potion. This is a great product; it's quite pigmented and layers easily. (I don't feel that it applies wet very well, though, thought that may just be me. It applies saturated enough dry that wet application isn't necessary for deep pigmentation, however.) I most often use the shadow as a base for shimmery eyeshadows, bringing out their sheen and changing their colors dramatically. It also creates a great smoky eye look, for which I often use a highlighter shade to blend the edges to make them seem more natural for day. I haven't tried using it as an eyeliner, although I know many people have had great results with that, and I haven't tried MAC Carbon or other high-end shadows to which to compare this product--I have no complaints about this product and no wish to try alternatives. As I bought the eyeshadow at a discount (and I know it's also included in UD's Book of Shadows II palette) and use it so often, I think I got a good value for the money, too! Try it if you're interested and it fits into your budget.
November 26, 2009
Works great for me!
I'll have to second the other reviewers' comments: This concealer offers amazing coverage and dries to an extremely matte finish, both of which to such an extent that I can overlook the qualms I have with the concealer. Last time I checked, the concealer comes in only two shades, and the light color is really noticeably dark on my pale skin, so I really must use foundation along with the concealer to obtain a natural look. The make-up dries fast, so apply only a small amount at a time and blend as soon as you can. I'm sure the concealer would seem a little less recalcitrant to me if I were to use a moistened concealer brush or other applicator instead of my finger to blend. (But then I just have another utensil to clean! <whine>) Advanced Concealer lasts a long time to me and has decently withstood sweaty work-outs, although I normally don't wear makeup at the gym. It removes fairly easily, though, with a make-up remover wipe or normal face cleanser; an especial make-up remover formula isn't required. I'm sure there are a couple of drugstore concealers that are a few dollars cheaper that work great, but this product works for me, so I'm sticking to it. Hope this review helps!
November 26, 2009
Don't know how I'd survive, cosmetics-wise, without it.
This is a total staple for me! My nose is crazy oily, and I have been a devoted fan of this product for years (including its previous incarnation, the name of which I've forgotten), as only it can tame my sebum-hyper-exuding nose. I apply it before foundation; the difference is immediately visible and marked. As far as application is concerned, one only needs a small amount at a time, in my experience--add another layer after blending, if you really need it. If the edges aren't blended into the skin, the serum can coagulate a bit, but really, just make sure to smooth a tiny amount over thoroughly, and you'll be fine. I follow up with Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, which I purchase during UD's sales, every few hours, and I'm great. My nose is quite huge--and oil only emphasizes this, detracting attention from the rest of my face--so the Clinique product is a godsend when it comes to flattering my face. Because I only require a small amount at a time, Instant Perfector gives me good value for the money. I just wish the silvery plastic packaging weren't so easy for me to scuff up--but this criticism is by no means limited to this or other Clinique products; I have this issue with most cosmetics I've used. Hope this review helped you!
November 26, 2009
My nose is crazy oily. Like, pathologically oily. (Confession: I occasionally use tape to remove excess oil.) De-Slick, however, applied every two or three hours (although someone less oily could go longer), coupled with Clinique Pore Minimizing Instant Perfector, which I apply before foundation, is the best product I've tried. It works much better than blotting papers, in my opinion. I purchase it when the UD website has its 30% friends and family sale, so the price is a bit more palatable. I love the packaging--the compact is beautiful, comes in my favorite color, and best of all, is made of lucite (apparently), and so doesn't get all dinged up inside my purse like other cosmetics do. I wish the compact were refillable; the powder would be so much more cost-effective. To apply, I prefer to use a small kabuki brush than the applicator included, and I make sure to brush the excess powder away. I hope this review helped!
November 26, 2009
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