Y'all know I've fallen for I Nuovi after discovering so many of their awesome products. Read on to see if the Undercover makes the cut into the favorites and perhaps pick up a few tips for concealing dark circles.
This liquid concealer is packaged in a soft tube with a small nozzle, which is hygienic and practical. Oddly, the tube doesn't dispense the product very well because there seems to be a lot of air filling up the space in the tube, which requires me to squeeze hard for the product to come out. However, when I do manage to squeeze the product out, too much fluid tend to come out and the amount becomes difficult to control. There basically is some flaw somewhere in the packaging that I can't quite figure out.
Differing from my usual method, applying this concealer with a concealer brush seems to give the best outcome. Here's how I apply the Undercover:
After foundation, I sweep the concealer with a concealer brush right on the dark areas then blend with the brush. After that, I smooth out the edges by patting lightly with my finger. To set the concealer I apply Coastalscents Silica Powder over the concealer.
The Coastalscents Silica Powder was given to me by Kahani (Thanks!) and it's supposed to be a dupe for the Make Up For Ever HD Powder. They're basically the same thing with very different prices. I don't fancy using this as my setting powder because it can be drying and leaves a slight white cast in photos when not buffed properly but a light dusting on the under eye area provides a smooth and bright finish without caking.
Back to the Undercover, it did manage to stay on without fading much throughout the day. As for the anti-cake... not always consistent. Sometimes it cakes and sometimes it doesn't, depending on how heavy I apply the concealer and the type of foundation I have underneath. Regardless, even if does cake, it's not severe.
I must admit that my hopes were rather high for this product and it didn't deliver quite as amazingly as I expected it to. It's still a very good concealer compared to many that I've used but there's room for improvements in terms of packaging and the fluidity of the product.
Retails for RM62/10ml ( I think!). I forgot again. I suck.