Review: Happy Skin Zit Zapper Spot Concealer

I've been using the Happy Skin Eye Need A Miracle Corrector for about two years now and yes, I will likely repurchase it when I run out. It's still cheaper than my other HG concealers from NARS and MAC, plus it works exactly the way I want it to work. Other concealers offer way too much coverage and not enough brightening so I'd say this corrector is in my goldilocks zone.

That is the context of why I was super excited about the new Happy Skin Zit Zapper Spot Concealer (P899/ 2.5g), which just came out about a month or so ago. Blemishes are my nemeses so I am especially particular about the concealers I use for them. Is the ZZ Concealer worthy of the same love I have for the Corrector?

It's worth mentioning that this being a powerful blemish treatment is unlikely; I mean, it's makeup. The salicylic acid, yogurt, and grapefruit extracts may not be in the right concentration to truly treat skin issues. This is a concealer first and foremost, although it's possible that having additional actives can help you deal with spots a little faster and help along your current choice of acne medication.

The coverage is quite good. I have rather dark blemishes around my chin and as you can see in the photos, one heavy swipe is enough to cover them. I just have to be more careful about blending the concealer (it has a thick texture) so I prefer to use either my fingers or a dense oval brush! When set properly, this concealer doesn't start to fade until the 5 hour mark - about enough time for me to go out and eat or run errands.  

Don't mind the cakiness in the last photo, that's mostly the fault of the cream foundation I used underneath! That foundation had such a weird texture.

Don't mind the cakiness in the last photo, that's mostly the fault of the cream foundation I used underneath! That foundation had such a weird texture.

It doesn't fully set by itself, so I wouldn't say it's the best for extra oily or sweaty skin.

Butter is the only shade available currently. It's surprisingly a good match on my skin tone! I'd say it's smack in the middle of NC30 and NC35, with a markedly yellow base. I am normally NC35 in MAC so this is a pretty good match, if a teeny bit lighter. I do hope Happy Skin comes out with more shades in the future for other skin tones!

Overall, I like the Happy Skin Zit Zapper Spot Concealer for its coverage and shade match. I pick this up when I want to get my base done quickly, with the least amount of fuss! Stick formulas are so convenient. It's perfect for casual days when I don't want to stress about my makeup. It actually rather reminds me of the Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer - same texture and coverage, same non-setting creaminess.

This is great for dry to combi skin (which I am), but not so ideal for oily skin. ^_^ You'd want something that'd truly set to survive the oil.

Discuss:

  • How are your blemishes treating you? I always have some on my chin, it's so frustrating!
  • What do you use to conceal extra dark marks?
  • Got any faves you're loyal to?