Shiseido Week: Natural Finish Cream Concealer
I've been blogging for a while now, and in that time I've seen a nurse become a shoe designer, a web designer become a stylist to celebrities, and fresh grads into businesswomen. Blogging can change your life - I know this from first-hand experience. It can unlock your potential and turn your talent into something that earns money and a certain amount of fame.
However, that all depends on how badly you want something. It depends on what you're willing to do to get what you want. I know it all sounds so ruthless, but that applies to pretty much any area of our lives. It's easy enough to want something; it's a totally different thing to want it badly enough to steadily work towards it for months or even years. Random thought. :)
So! Here's a review of the latest concealer in my kit: the Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer (P1,550). I bought this because I wanted something that's completely light and seamless on my skin. I'm used to heavy, opaque concealers that can cover anything I throw at them, but lately I've been enjoying better skin than usual. My usual concealers just look too thick on me even when I blend them the usual way!
This Shiseido liquid concealer has a very thin, buttery texture. The coverage is light to medium, although it can be layered to achieve complete opacity. The finish is a natural matte; no sheen, but it's not a dull matte either.
Here's a swatch of Medium. It's a light-medium yellow - it doesn't look like a medium at all to me. It blends on my skin well enough though.
I love it on my eyebags since the Medium shade brightens them instantly. I can also use this concealer to cover blemishes, but I find that I don't get as good a coverage if I apply it on bare skin. It's best on top of a liquid or powder base, something that'll make it stick on the blemished areas.
This is what I mean about seamless coverage. Used the concealer under my eyes and to cover blemishes. I even have a pimple near the side of my mouth - the redness is totally neutralized
Staying power is great. It creases minimally on my under eyes and doesn't fade on my blemishes for at least five hours. I also like that a bit of this concealer goes a loooong way. It's 10ml, quite a generous amount!
What don't I like...there are only two shades available when I visited the Shiseido counter. I think it's Light Medium and Medium only. It would be great is Shiseido can offer more shades, but if you're just out to cover your eye bags, those two shades will do.
Overall, the Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer is a nice buy if you have light to medium skin and eye bags that are only moderately dark. This goes smoothly over fine lines and does not settle on them, too! It wears well during the day.
If you have very dark eye bags and blemishes, however, you might want to use something heavier like the K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer.
So there you go. :) What do you think of this Shiseido concealer? Price tag aside - it is quite pricey for a concealer!