Tis time for all the new Spring launches to come out. They are already rolling them out and I can't wait for the rest to hit. In the meantime though I picked up some new launches of concealers. I was gonna do this review separately but I figured might as well kill two birds with one stone.
Above we have the new Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealers. I have two shades Y21 and Y23. Y21 was sold out on Sephora so I went with Y23 only to find that Frends Beauty had Y21 in stock a few days later, so I got both. This line is currently 5 concealers and 5 correctors. The concealers start with Y and the correctors start with R. So there isn't a ton of color selection with these but I think they'll add more shades shortly because they really are great.
You get .23 oz in the tube and a little goes a VERY long way. I don't mind that there is a little less product in this than say the Tarte Maracuja concealer (.28 oz) and a lot less product than Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer (.5 oz ). Both of those being in squeeze tube packaging such as this. As far as wand type concealers you usually get around .16 oz except the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer which actually has .22 oz. but its $2 more expensive than this.
These are $27 and I feel like they are worth it. Also, you can sign up for free membership at Frends Beauty and get 10% off your purchases. So that's something to think about as well. Also don't forget there is a link to Ebates on my side bar where you can make money for spending money and Sephora always offers cash back on Ebates.
Y21 and Y23 look extremely different from each other swatched. However when using them Y23 is still very bright on my skin as is Y21. Y23 is a bit warmer in tone and Y21 is more neutral. It actually reminds me of NARS concealer in Vanilla. Only Vanilla is about a shade darker than Y21.
These are super hydrating. They don't look incredibly heavy on the skin and especially under the eye, and they don't crease that much on the skin under the eye and cause lines to be more apparent which can age you. Which I feel like the NARS can do that. After I've wore my NARS concealer for a few hours and I check it again it looks really heavy and it's creased no matter what I do. Which makes sense as to why these are so great under the eye, because they are super moisturizing. Moisture and Hydration plump the skin up so that lines are less noticeable. That's why you always hear people in makeup say "drink lots of water", it not only purges the skin it also plumps up any fine lines you may have. You can also apply eye cream over an over again before you put on concealer and that makes the area under the eye less sunken in and more plump as well. I've tried it and it does work. Apply moisturizer, let it dry and then repeat, however many times you want before using you concealer.
Like I said a little goes such a long way that I really feel it would take a while to go through this tube. It's formula is very pigmented and concentrated. I applied it and originally try to blend with a brush but it wasn't blending in at all, so I ended up using my ring finger to spread it out and blend it somewhat and then use a brush to blend the excess. You could use a Beauty Blender or Real Techniques sponge and that works just as well. This doesn't feel heavy to me, nor does it feel greasy or smothering. I wouldn't say it's as light as the Urban Decay Weightless Concealer but it's close.
Makeup Forever has just been killing it lately with their new formulations and product re-vamps and I'm loving all of them. I can't say anything bad about this at all except I wish there were more colors. Like I said earlier though I think there will be some more to come for sure.
The next concealer I bought is actually a corrector. This is the Sephora Bright Future Serum Corrector in Peach. Now, I done a review on the actual Bright Future concealers several months ago and they weren't something I absolutely loved for concealing. They were great for cooking and highlighting but as concealers go I just didn't care for them. Since then I've actually come to use it more especially with my Elcie foundation, they pair up really nicely together if I let them sit on the skin for a bit.
These are correctors though and correctors correct different tones or colors we have in our skin that we don't like. This would be where you reference a Color Wheel. I have an entire post about a Color Wheel actually, if you're unsure what I'm talking about. The short version is: Peachy/Orange tones cancel out blues and purples. Green cancels out redness (and so does yellow in my opinion) Pinks also can help brighten up darkness under the eyes and Lavenders correct yellow toned skin that looks almost sickly.
These correctors come in 5 shades and they are $14 for .14 ounces which is pretty standard for wand and tube style packaging. They have the same wand, formula and price as the Bright Future Serum Concealers. The wand doesn't bother me though on these because I really don't want to pack on a ton of correcting colors. So the amount it gives me is perfect. I got the shade Peach for my dark circles. I almost got Melon instead thinking a darker orange would work better but I'm glad I didn't cause this is darker than I expected. Melon and Peach will do the same thing only Melon is for medium skin tones where Peach is for light skin tones. So to recap you have: Green, Yellow, Lavender, Peach and Melon. I got mine for correcting dark circle you get whichever one you need if you need to correct anything at all. I personally am seriously considering getting the Yellow one to see if it's like the MAC Prep n Prime in Light Boost.
There's not much else to talk about with this. I think its a great product and I think the price is fair. I definitely prefer this to thicker consistency like Benefit Erase Paste and Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer because the coverage is there without the heaviness and when you're going to have to put a foundation and concealer over this you don't want it to be super heavy and create lines and age you. I also like that it's not as dry as NYX dark circle corrector THAT. I. LOVE. and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye. This is much more hydrating than those and much thinner than first ones I mentioned.
I have a small video on my Instagram demonstrating how I use both of these concealers I reviewed. Go check that out if you're interested. If the link doesn't work my Instagram in @lovemascara.
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