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Worth the Splurge? - Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog. If you read this post elsewhere, it has been stolen.*

I already have enough concealers in my makeup stash.  But when it comes to summer the staying power of a concealer becomes a major test.  A concealer in hot weather should provide coverage, look natural on skin, and be sweatproof.  I don't want to  reapply it every few hours or worry about it evaporating into the summer heat.  Also a concealer should feel comfortable on the skin and look good especially on mature skin, and it should move with the skin.  Does Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer ($32) fit my criteria?

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer is one I would consider a splurge because on the pro end at the retail price of $32, it is priced above other pro end brands.  If you are wondering if this one is worth the splurge, I can tell you yes! 

The color I chose is Vanilla (#5) which goes well with my MUFE HD 120 skin tone. The formula is very smooth and refined yet covers like a pro concealer should: major coverage with a small amount.  The texture is a cream but it sticks onto the skin without feeling sticky then dries to a smooth powdery finish.  I find setting it with powder is optional rather than mandatory because the formula sets without it. 

The dot you see in the picture will provide full coverage on at least one eye.  I apply with a brush to get it well into the small corners and pat with fingers.  Under the eyes, the texture never feels dry or tight or like a layer of thick concealer.

Here is a swatch on my wrist which tends to be lighter in color than my face.  (Not a good place to match a color.)

Here I compare it to other concealers:  Hard Candy Glamoflage and Ben Nye Coverette which I reviewed here and here.

I bought the Hard Candy Glamoflage in ultra light to use as a highlighter/concealer.  This was during the cool months and it pretty much worked great.  Now, in the summer the oil and petrolatum separate from it.  A squirt results in a thin runny oily liquid followed by the actual cream concealer.  A little also goes a long way with this concealer but it does have to be set with powder, resulting in a slightly thicker layer and a too matte finish which tends to stand out in the summer lights.

Ben Nye Coverette is a cream and full usage is explained in the post I mentioned.  The color I chose is fair which looks just a tad lighter than Make Up For Ever.  This one also has to be set with powder.

Here are the swatches on my skin and on paper.  They all provide maximum coverage.  However, in my opinion (only mine), Make Up For Ever and Ben Nye are more camera friendly and true in color in picture and on skin.

Make Up For Ever Full Coverage Concealer may cost more but it does have a picture perfect finish and not to mention skin finish.  It moves with the skin, looks like skin, and feels better than skin.  Setting it with powder is optional and so is coverage.  Although it does say full coverage, with the amount of product it can go anywhere from sheer to full.  Never looks cakey and dry. just looks like skin and lasts for hours in the summer heat and will work well into the cooler and cold months!

Ingredients:  Water, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, isododecane,cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, polyethylene, microcrystaline cellulose, disteardimonium hectorite, phenoxyethanol, sodium myristoyl glutamate, silica dimethyl silylate, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, xanthan gum, propylene carbonate, propylparaben, octyldodecyl myristate, capparis spinosa fruit extract, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium dehydroacetate, methylparaben, chlorphenesin, allantoin, tetrasodium edta.  May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides.

*Bought with my own money.*

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