When it comes to makeup, I am very much invested in makeup base products. I would usually be wearing tone-up sunscreen or cushion foundation on most working days and while I find these two are ample effective for both protection and coverage, it is not the case for my foundation.
To me, foundation is to be worn for events and occasions where I would prefer full coverage hence concealers play an important role for high and flawless coverage but that is the most basic function of it.
I have been trying several concealers from different South Korean brands and I found that My Concealer (Wide Cover) from Innisfree is quite good for my normal to oily combination skin especially when coupled with its My Foundation sisters.
What’s Interesting About It?
The brand actually came out with 2 different types of concealers for the My Concealer line; Wide Cover which is a liquid type of concealer and Spot Cover which is more of a densed cream type of concealer that you would need to cover blemishes and acnes.
There are originally 6 different shades along with Green Beige to cover the redness and mine is in the shade N31 Walnut to match the foundations that I have from the brand which are all in N31 Walnut as well.
Aqua, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Propanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethylmethacrylate, Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), 1,2-Hexanediol, Diisostearyl Malate, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Aluminium Hydroxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Brassica Napus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
The concealer comes in a grey paper box with minimal design with shade number printed on top. There’s also official distributor stickers where the Korean product description was printed at the back.
On the narrower side of the box, the ingredients list is printed in English for your convenience with the product description on the other side.
The product comes in a small, transparent, cylinder-shaped bottle with similar design to the box; minimal and practical. Simple product label on the actual packaging with the expiration date printed in red in the format of YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Date) and can be used up to 12 months; a common Period After Opening (PAO) for liquid-formed makeup products.
The applicator is quite long which is practical to go around my facial area and there is a separate cap with a small hole that basically control the amount of product that the applicator picks up but also probably to keep the air out at the very least.
Now, one of the product’s highlight would be the multi-flat brush tip. You can use the small end of the tip to reach small area for example to cover pigmentation while the wider part of the tip is to simply conceal much bigger area like undereye area. It really depends on your preferences on how and where to use the concealer on.
For the purpose of to show you how well this concealer works, I was using the foundation from the same brand with the same shade; N31 Walnut but I’m sure it works similarly with any high-coverage, semi-matte foundation of your choice.
The liquid concealer goes on nicely on top of the covered area and I have noticed that it takes a minute or two for it to dry to a matte finish which gives me enough time to blend it in with the rest of the foundation using either a small concealer brush or tip of blending puff.
I would say a little goes a long way with this concealer as even a small amount of it packs a lot of coverage. With that said, you might want to build up the coverage to your liking by applying the concealer a little by little especially if you are a beginner such as myself.
As you can see above, the pigmentation is almost perfectly covered with a single layer of application and it is more than sufficient for me although you can definitely layer another application on top for the utmost coverage.
The concealer works well with my foundations; from hydrating to matte foundations but with the right setting powder or spray to finish off my my makeup routine.
Talk about the long-lastingness of this concealer, I can say that it is more likely depends on how well you moisturise your skin prior makeup or what kind of primer or SPF-containing makeup base that you are using underneath the foundation. As to my understanding, these are the factors that bind base makeup products onto the skin and blend in nice and beautifully. So to say, skincare routine is as important as your makeup application.
Overall, 5/5. Works well in terms of finishing, blendability and most importantly, the number of options for shades.
Also, I sometimes use this concealer to prime my eyelids for a more intense eye makeup look and when I am in need for a more defined eyebrows, I will take a small flat brush and shape my eyebrows with a little amount of the product.
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