Some of the line has been revamped recently and I thought the new lipsticks look good but the eyeshadow trios are just ugly color combinations for my taste (at least the 7 colors they sell here...no idea if the line contains more variations?)....very weird and unwearable combos. Anyway, I am sure the strange mix of colors will appeal to many but I am probably too conservative, boring and used to my typical graduated Japanese color palettes =P
I found this Natural Finish Cream Concealer in a new makeup store and swatched the lightest shade with no intention to buy it but when I tried it on I had to buy it right away as it was the perfect super pale shade I was missing a bit in my beauty arsenal so far. It helped that the store had 10% off on everything so I paid roughly €25 for it (still pricey but it will last an eternity!)
Finding a concealer is even harder than foundation as I want my concealer to be a tad bit lighter than my skin. I have a few very light Japanese concealers but one is a bit sheer (the DHC one I love so much for using around my eyes that I used up 3 of it already) and the old one from Maquillage is a bit...well...old (4-5 years?) and it´s a tad bit yellow.
Anyway, the new Natural Finish Cream Concealer is absolutely fantastic.
It comes in a 10ml lipgloss tube which is the only part I dislike as the slanted plastic applicator has no use in application really. Either a pointy tip or a regular spongey doe-foot applicator were to be a much more convenient choice in my opinion.
I squeeze a bit of the concealer on the back of my hands and then blend it with my fingers around my eyes and apply it with my concealer brush on spots.
This spreads absolutely evenly as it has a super smooth texture that doesn´t settle into fine lines - on the contrary, it seems to smooth ilnes out which is something I positively notice around my eyes as the skin looks much more even with this product.
Since this is so creamy it spreads really well without tugging the delicate eye area.
The pigmentation is very good so coverage is easily achieved with just a dab of this stuff.
The concealer lasts on me all day long right now in this cold weather. I can´t predict if it would melt/slide off in summer or hot/humid weather.
I like that this is now unfragranced unlike the older Shiseido makeup products. It´s dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and I haven´t had any irritations so far. This concealer is resistant to sweat, oil and water. It contains high amounts of silicones as far as I can see on the ingredients list so if you are sensitive to those or fear it might break you out then steer clear.
Color #1 Light is an extremely fair shade which should be suitable for the lightest skin-tones.
Overall a great product and I´ll continue using this regularly.