Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealing Stick
|(From left to right: Daylight, Dawn and Dusk.)|
Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealing Stick in the shade Dusk
You can see from the middle photo, I’m not afraid to pile on the concealer, as long is it’s not a very emollient formula (it can feel thick and cakey). I always apply a good helping of moisturizer to my face and under-eyes so my stick concealer glides on and blends with ease.
I know some people may be against it, but I apply the stick straight from the tube to my under-eyes. Of course, I apply as little pressure as possible to avoid any irritation and I usually blend it out with a synthetic tapered brush or concealer brush. When I’m in a hurry, I blend it with my fingers.
For those with dry under-eyes, this may not be the best choice for you, as I’m positive it will accentuate dryness. I notice that as the day wears on, upon very close inspection my concealer appears a little dry. but after buffing in a little setting powder, it looks great again.
I still prefer my MAC Studio Finish Concealer, but this this concealer isn’t too bad for when I’m in a hurry and need a quick swipe of concealer.
PROS: Adequate medium coverage, doesn’t move around, doesn’t feel heavy under my eyes, doesn’t settle in my fine lines, dry-consistency is beneficial for combination oily skin types.
CONS: Tiny color selection (3 shades, which are fairly light), doesn’t fully cover red blemishes and will not fully cover severe darkness, dry consistency may not be beneficial for dry skin types and mature skin.
PACKAGING: I have no problems with the packaging. It’s pretty standard packaging for a concealer stick.
OVERALL: I really like this concealer but I wish it was the teeniest bit more creamy. It works fine for my normal skin type, but would work best for combination oily skin types. It provides enough coverage to keep me content for every day, but I’ll need something heavier for when I want a more opaque look.
Price: $7.99, Target.