I love MUA's make up range generally so when i saw the concealer pen in one of superdrugs larger stores i decided i would give it a go. The concealer pen is part of their professional range so it is slightly more expensive than there ordinary range but even so this concealer pen cost me under a fiver. So definitely affordable, bit of a bargain really.
The pen works by twisting the bottom which makes the concealer click up and out through the brush... in theory anyway! I could not for anything get the product to come out. The bottom did twist and it did make the clicking noise but no product at all came up through the brush no matter how long i tried for.
Because of this i emailed the company and they were very unhelpful saying i may need to twist it for up to 5 minutes (really?! Who wants to sit and do that to get a product to work?!) But i tried it anyway still no luck!
I decided to return it and swap in the hope that i just had a dud one... nope same problem with a different concealer pen from MUA too! By this point i was thoroughly fed up and decided to just get my money back rather than keep swapping. Not at all impressed by this product or the response i got from MUA i didn't even get an apology! I ended up buying the collection concealer pen which actually worked!
I bought this conceal pen a few weeks ago as I had seen a few beauty bloggers use it and was curious about the product. I like using concealer pens as in summer I don't want to be wearing heavy makeup so this looked perfect for me . I payed £2 for this which I thought was very reasonable compared to high end concealer pens. I had never tried this product before and I have to admit I was very impressed with it .it had very nice coverage for under my eyes and for blemishes.
This concealer only comes in one shade I think which is a bit of a downside as not everybody can use it however it is an amazing shade for me which I was very pleased about. It is certainly not good for darker skin tones or very pale people.
The product comes in a box which makes it feel a lot more expensive than it actually is which is always a positive thing. The box states the ingredients which I will not go into detail about. The actual packaging of the product is black and very sleek. One end is a white bristle brush which has a lid over for hygenic reasons and the other end is the twist part.
To use you just twist the end a few times and then the product will begin to come out of the bristle end. Then you just apply the product to the needed areas.
The concealer itself is creamy and easy to blend into the skin.you also don't need much of the product. The product stays on for a few hours but does crease so you will need to set it with a powder.
Overall I think this is well worth the money and is just as good as the mac prep and prime. I would highly recommend.
I use concealer pens a lot as I find that I don't have to use foundation in the daytime if I can just use one of these underneath my eyes and on my nose to disguise my dark and uneven patches. I have had many makes of concealer pens and some have been quite expensive however I could never really justify paying the £25 which Touche Éclat charge for theirs but I have paid a lot more than the £2 which I paid for this. I have had had a few of these MUA Professional Brush-On concealer pens which is Superdrugs own brand and the MUA stands for Make Up Academy. MUA claim that they are good at creating versions that are just as good as others but at a fraction of the price and I have tried other of these products and do agree with this as I have always found them to be good value and good quality.
I have only seen it in one shade which is called radiance and which I would describe as a medium tone and would be suitable for most skin types, but if you have particularly dark or light skin then this one probably wouldn't be any good and you would have to choose a more expensive make where they do several shades. The pen comes in a box which gives you the ingredients and instructions for use but it really is self explanatory. The pen itself is black and quite chunky in design and doesn't look or feel cheap at all and looks similar to many others I have had in the past.
There is a cap which you need to remove in order to use the soft white brush and you twist the bottom of the concealer which delivers the concealer onto the brush. You need to turn the bottom a few times at first to get the liquid to come through but then you don't need to turn it too much for consequent uses. The consistency is very creamy and smooth and I find it is easy to rub into my skin. I will dab a few dots underneath my eyes and on my nose which is where my skin has the most uneven skin tone and the liquid is thick enough to stay in the dots until I rub it in gently with my fingers. I find that it is easy to smooth out on my face and it dries quickly so I can apply a powder puff if needed more or less straight away.
I find that the concealer stays on my face for most of the day although like most make up it does wear off a little towards the end of the day. It always stays even and I have never experienced it cracking or running. I do wear this in the daytime and also on the evening underneath foundation as it sets a good base and helps to cover up any marks or dark patches.
I think that for £2 this is a great make up item and for me is an essential for my make up bag. It is ideal if you are on a budget or if you just don't like spending too much money on make up which I don't like to do. I would recommend this concealer pen and will buy it again when my current one has run out.
I bought this in a recent haul in superdrug. I came across these MUA products and decided to try a few out because they were so reasonably priced.
This brush concealer was £2 which is certainly cheaper than you would find it anywhere else on the high street.
The concealer comes in a traditional brush concealer pen design. This is made from a black plastic and has a soft white bristle brush on one end. The lack plastic lid easily pulls off and the bottom twists to release the product into the brush.
I personally don't love this kind of concealer because I find the brush absorbs a lot of the product and when applying this with the brush it rubs off whatever make up is underneath. I decided to buy it anyway mostly because of the price. I thought I would keep it in my handbag for concealer related emergencies.
The concealer is relatively light but not too thin. I find it goes on easily, blends quite well and feel soft. It does stay wet for a while after application so I usually have to wait a few minutes before applying my powder otherwise it makes my brush a bit wet and this can ruin the powder.
I tend to use this under my eyes, on my eyelids, on my nose and on my chin or where there are any blemishes. I do find it is good for light use but for longterm wear or for cover of blemishes I find it isn't very effective unfortunately.
Overall, for £2 it's worth a go in case it lives up to your current concealer. I don't think it's as good as mine but it is decent enough to keep in my handbag as a spare.
I cannot praise this brand enough. I have never experienced a bad product and it is now pretty much the only brand I will buy now and in the past, I was so fussy and insisted on using brands such as MAC and Clinique. I also used to buy the Yves Saint Laurent concealer, which is honestly no better than this same stlye concealer pen, but around 10 times the price.
I first bought this concealer a few months ago in Superdrug. The packaging is simple and it has all of the ingredients on. It only cost £2 so I was a little pessimistic about how good it would be and how long it would last. How wrong I was. I get quite bad bags under my eyes and sometimes I have not so good skin and often need blemished covering up and this concealer does a great job of disguising both. The first time I used it, it took a little twisting to get the concealer to work for the first time and be careful that a big blob doesn't come out... just twist the end of the pen very slowly. Once the product has come through, you simply brush it onto the imperfect areas of you face and on your T zone for a flawless finish. The brush is very soft and it is so easy to apply and long lasting. It comes in 2 or 3 different shades and I got the lighest one. I would definitely recommmend it and please don't just simply pre-judge this brand because of the low prices... it really is a great brand at realistic and affordable prices.
I brought this MUA brush on concealer pen off the MUA website at just £2 and the product is a black chunky like pen with a pull off lid and has a brush and thats where the concealer comes out of and the other end of the concealer you twist the top which makes the concealer go onto the brush. When i used this product for the first time i applied the concealer directly to my face and the bristles on the brush are very soft and it is easy to blend in to the skin and it is an easy grip on the chunky pen so applying is very easy to do. The colour of the concealer i purchased was the lightest colour they done as i have very pale skin and sfter some blending it was a well match.
I do find the concealer on my face doesnt last all day and i do find it looks dry and cracked onto the skin after being their for a few hours but i think if you moisturise regularly and dont apply alot just a thin layer because it does cover blemishes then everything will look fine as it doesnt look like a cheap brush on concealer and it is at a bargain price.
I have only recently come across the MUA (Make-Up Academy) range from Superdrug - and so far I've been very impressed. My most recent purchase is the MUA Professional Brush-On Concealer Pen which was replacing an expensive concealer I had from Benefit. The MUA Professional Brush-On Concealer Pen cost just £2.00 direct from my local Superdrug store - which is really a fantastic price and about as good value as it's really possible to find!
The packaging is fairly simple, but the box packaging does contain information related to the ingredients and the directions for use. The concealer pen is a chunky black pen that has a brush at one end. The pen doesn't look cheap and it doesn't feel flimsy and so it certainly doesn't feel like you're holding a bargain basement concealer - and it doesn't feel like it would easily crack or break. The brush as a cap on it in order to keep the brush clean and to protect it from fraying, as well as ensuring your make-up bag doesn't get covered in concealer.
Applying the product is very simple and traditional to most concealers. The concealer is applied directly to the skin with the brush, which has soft bristles that do allow a degree of blending into the surrounding skin. In order to bring concealer out onto the brush, you just been to twist the end of the pen and then some concealer will be infused through onto the brush and then it's all ready for application. The concealer is a good colour for my skin and matches well, and I particularly like the texture of the concealer and the consistency of it. It is quite creamy and very smooth and this means that the concealer can be blended really nicely, although I do find that I need to finish off blending with my finger rather than with the brush.
The overall finish once blending has been completed is really good. It covers blemishes well, and doesn't cry or crack. It does seem to be a little drying to my skin and so I do make sure I moisturise well before and after the application of the concealer.
Overall, I think this product is really good for the money, and although it's not perfect, it is a bargain, especially if you don't have a lot of excess money to spend on make-up!
I'd started running low on concealer recently and, fancying a change, thought I'd take a chance on one of the new MUA products. They've been really diversifying lately, bringing out foundations, a BB cream, and this concealer pen. It's from their Professional range, so it costs a bit more than their usual items - but that's still only £2.00. I ordered it from the Superdrug website, since I never find Professional items in the shop.
PACKAGING: The pen comes in a slim black box with a window, which is a smart touch, though the card is a bit flimsy. Since there's no room on the pen, the box lists the blurb and all the ingredients: a quick and precise fix for "girls on the go", meant to give a "seamless finish and natural glow" to the face, particularly around the eyes. It contains a bunch of parabens, which is a pity, but too many cosmetics still do. The actual pen is a smart, simple black, with a cap at one end to protect the slim brush. The other end twists to push the product out through the bristles. I'd complain that 1.3ml isn't very much concealer at all, especially for quite a chunky pen, but for the price it's still a bargain item.
COLOURS: I've read that there are two colours floating around, but I've only managed to find one: "Radiance", the only version of the item listed on the MUA website. It seems to be their attempt at an all-purpose beige. I've got light olive skin, and it comes out a bit pale on me if I use too much, but in moderation I don't have any problems with it. If you have lighter skin it would probably be a better match, though I think it might still be too dark for anyone who's very fair. The lack of versatility isn't great, even if there is another colour available somewhere, but it's a new addition to the brand so it may be improved yet.
APPLICATION: The instructions state to twist the end of the pen several times on first use, and it took me so many twists I thought I must be doing something wrong! Eventually I succeeded in twisting out a great blob of concealer - it's so easy to overdo it and make a mess, so do be careful. Otherwise, it's easy to use, with the soft brush making it quick and simple to apply. I find it's a bit on the thick, dry side when blending, but not so much that it impedes a smooth finish. My main reservation is the smell: the concealer stinks of talc, even though it's not one of the ingredients as far as I can discern. It's a bizarre choice of fragrance for a facial product, and does linger for a good while after application. I don't dislike the smell, but it seems inappropriate. I don't understand the reasoning behind a perfumed concealer, especially one prominently suggested for use around the eyes.
QUALITY: I wouldn't say it's totally seamless, but the concealer does provide a good, moderate coverage for blemishes and redness. It's thin enough that I can get away with using a colour that's slightly off, but thick enough to still take the edge off imperfections. It has decent staying power, too - not quite all day, but at least five hours. The pen feels a bit cheap (compounded by me yanking the twisty end, thinking it's the cap) and a bristle seems to have come out of the brush now I'm inspecting it again. I've still got a big soft spot for MUA, though, because they offer dirt cheap items and their attempts to branch out are commendable.
Overall, this is a perfectly serviceable concealer. It's not 100% there yet, but it works and is handy and easy to afford. I'll forgive a loose bristle here and there if the product is good, and this one isn't bad by any means. It's worth trying if you're confident you won't have problems with the fragrance, which remains my only real issue. Who wants a perfumed face? I'm not sure.