Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal Medium/Deep Swatch
Bottom: Dot right from the tube
Right: The Maybelline Master Conceal Medium/Deep Product
AH! Me without makeup!
I have dark circles/discoloration under my eyes and a few dark marks and hyper-pigmentation on my face but since this concealer is so light I will only be using it to highlight not to conceal my face.
Without any makeup on my face I applied the concealer with my finger in the center of my forehead, under my eyebrows (not on top! I did not want halo eyebrows!), under my eyes, down my nose, cupid’s bow, and the center of my chin.
Maybelline says this about its Master Conceal:
“Master Conceal by Face Studio from Maybelline New York is a master concealer. Their formula camouflages imperfections and dark circles with ultra-resistant full coverage. Maximum conceal. No reveal.”
I used The Real Techniques Face brush to blend out the Master Conceal (it is very light!)
I used LA Girl Concealer in Dark Cocoa to contour the sides of my forehead, sides of my nose, cheekbones and chin area.
Makeup Tip: I didn’t use a very dark contour color because the highlight was so light and dramatic. I didn’t want to look to harsh. Plus it is a makeup artist pro tip to focus on highlighting dark skin rather than focusing on contouring it!
Maybelline suggests using Master Conceal in this way:
“Use precision tip to squeeze pea-sized amount onto fingertips and apply to imperfections or under eyes. Gently pat and blend until desired coverage is achieved.”
To blend everything together I applied my base makeup on top of my highlight and contour. I used the Kiss BB Cream in Medium/Dark it is a medium/full coverage bb cream. I applied this BB cream all over my face including the areas where I highlighted and contoured. I normally highlight and contour on top of base makeup but since this Master Conceal was so light I had to apply my base makeup on top of it to help blend it into my skin.
Since my highlight and contour came out quite dramatic I decided to finish off the look with some more drama.
You guys know I love clean/natural or light makeup but I do sometimes like to “beat” my face!
I did a full face. I filled in my eyebrows. Applied eye shadow, winged liner and fake lashes. I set my highlight and contour with a powder. I also applied bronzer, blush, shimmer highlight, lip-liner, lipstick and lip-gloss!
I hope you guys like this look and this first impression. I am a clean or light makeup type of girl but I am perfecting my beat face for you beauties!
My First Impression
This color is very light even though the shade says medium/deep. I feel like this color is about 5 or more shades lighter than my actual skin tone. I like to highlight with a shade lighter and 2 shades lighter for a night time look. You can make this Maybelline concealer work if you use the technique I used wish was to highlight underneath your foundation/bb cream or whatever base makeup you use. Even with this technique if you are my skin color you will still have a dramatic highlight but it will be wearable and actually quite beautiful for a night time face.
It was a little dry so it can be a little tricky to blend but it’s not too bad. If you work fast with the product or spray your brush with water or a makeup spray you should be fine! I feel like since it’s a drier formula it would be good for oily skin (that’s great because I have oily skin!) People have been saying that the concealer creases. I only had the concealer on for about an hour and I did not noticed any creasing.
I feel like this concealer was very full coverage. It covered my dark circles and discoloration beautifully. I didn’t need to use a color corrector! Try not to put too much on because the coverage is high! A little goes a long way!
I like that this is in a squeeze tube so I didn’t have to get my fingers in the concealer and contaminate the product. The squeeze tube allows you to easily control how much product you want to come out.
$8.99. This is a good price for a concealer but if you are my skin tone you could always go toward high-end products for great no fuss natural or dramatic highlighting products that flatter and work effortlessly. If you are on a budget and my skin tone getting this concealer might make sense just remember to apply base makeup on top or you could even mix the Master Conceal with a dark concealer to make it work. I do feel Cover Girl Queen Collection, Iman, Black Radiance, Black Opal and maybe a few other drugstore makeup brands have some affordable concealers that might be easier to work with and have a better color match.
If you are my skin tone and you like a natural highlight this may not be the concealer color for you (medium/dark is the darkest shade btw). If you like a dramatic highlight or you are looking for a night time highlight color I would give this a try. Just remember highlight underneath your base makeup! For me this is not a go to everyday concealer but I will be using it for night time looks.
What did you think of this Maybelline Master Conceal on me? Have you tried this concealer? How did you like it?
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