Monday, April 27, 2009
I picked this up during the recent Saks F&F. I've been wanting to give this a try for so long and after seeing Jen's post about it at http://www.abeautyfulsentiment.com/ I was good to go! It was also awarded as the "Best Undercover Agent" in O Magazine's Spring Makeup O-wards.
This was a weird beauty purchase experience. I walked up to the counter and the SA asked me what color of the Face Touch Up Stick I wanted. I replied "I'm not sure what color matches me" and she was mortified I didn't know. Well, excuuuse me for not signing my soul over to Bobbi Brown and using her products exclusively! So long story short - my color is the #4 Natural.
**Update** I've since switched 1/2 a shade down to #3.5 Warm Beige. #4 was just a tad too yellow on me.
The Verdict: A
I love the creamy-ness of this and I've been using it exclusively as a concealer. It glides effortlessly on top of my primer, but if I forego the primer it still glides on smoothly and covers very well. What I really love is that it applies and blends equally well on my T-zone as well as my cheeks. Even though it is creamy and gives full coverage, it's so light weight that I don't feel it sitting on top of my skin. It also is not greasy and I did not break out at all.
I tried this under my eyes (check!), acne scars (check!) and dark corners near my nose (check!) and mouth (check!). Ok, so it's not recommended for use under the eye but I had to see if it would work and it did! Since the skin around the eye does not have oil glands, it's important to use something more hydrating.
It lasts for hours and does not melt off. I did not have to reapply at all during a 9 hour day but if I had to, this is extremely portable as it's no bigger than a tube of lipgloss. I still adore my Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer but its so pricey and this is great alternative!