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      15.08.2010 17:30
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      Shouldn't be the only concealer you own.

      I find this concealer great, but only for under a foundation, really one with at least medium coverage (although if you need a heavy coverage concealer, this may be a given). I find it's great to cover larger areas or places needing thick coverage such as acne scars, where a standard concealer just isn't always heavy enough. I used to use this for redness but have replaced this with using green concealers. No fault of the product - green just cancels red better, unsurprisingly.

      I got a good colour match, they have a fair few colours to choose from which makes it easier to find something that suits your skintone. I recommend for concealers erring on the side of something slightly too light if faced with a choice - too dark can be hard work to cover up.

      The design is lovely as it looks like perhaps another lipstick, rather than telling the world you need a concealer! Just saves pride a little bit if you're taking it with you, the design not being a liquid also makes it easier to apply on the go without making a mess everywhere, if like me you're prone to colouring half the room in makeup.

      Overall I'd say it's a reasonably good heavy coverage foundation, great if you need large areas smoothing out, far too heavy if you only have a couple of light blemishes. It does last well under makeup and it does the job.

      This has been updated but keeps its 4* - I do suggest good moisturisation before use as it sits on your skin better.

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      28.06.2010 20:35
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      Overall this product is just 'ok' and i could have been better

      Boots No 7 Blemish concealer

      Most days my skin is relatively well behaved but like every women out there I always have the odd blemish that I would rather no-one noticed. I have had quite a few concealers, usually when one is coming to the end I go in search of another replacement. This was my latest purchase about three weeks ago.

      Four shades are available from Boots No 7; extra fair, fair, medium and dark. I own the medium shade which is still pretty fair in colour; I was surprised to find that I needed that shade rather than the fairer tones because I am naturally fair in complexion anyway. Any one that maybe requires a medium tone might have to try the darker shade.

      --As a concealer does it work?--

      Personally, I don't think it is the best for use with dark circles under the eyes, I find it a bit to dry for those areas. This isn't a problem for me because I have concealers that are specifically meant to fix this problem area, as I am a bit of a troubled sleeper. Dark circle concealer is a must for me. If you do purchase this make sure that this isn't something you want from this concealer, if it is it might be better tracking down a more all rounded product.

      The packaging is rather attractive for a concealer, it looks like a lipstick container which means that it is easy to throw in your bag and carry with you throughout the day. A word of advice thou, don't apply the concealer on directly from the stick, it can go on too thick and rather uneven. Personally, I find that this product looks best when applied using my finger tips, which adds a bit more precision and that little bit of heat, which makes the concealer more pliable.

      Overall, the creamy concealer feels very light when you apply and is quite dry in consistency. I find that it is a bit too dry at times to apply in my more sensitive and drier areas of my face. However, this is the same for a few other concealers I have tried throughout the years. It is branded as a non-pore blocking formula and it is meant to control shine for up to twelve hours. It really does work well in hiding everything from blemishes, to uneven skin tones, to age spots (which I as of yet cannot testify to). As well as all this it is also fragrance free and hypo-allergenic, so it is suitable for pretty much everyone.

      --The cost--

      I paid £7.75 for 3g of this concealer, which sounds a tiny amount but let me assure you it will last for quite a while. I am happy with the price, especially if you can time your purchase with and take advantage of some of Boots excellent promotions.

      --My overall opinion--

      Overall, I think that this blemish concealer deserves three and a half out of four, but since I can only award it one or the other I think that overall it will have to be a scoring of three out of five. I would hesitate to recommend this, I am going to use mine until it is done but then I think I will shop around and see what else is on the market. There are so many concealers out there to choose from I don't think this one does enough to stand out and make itself irresistible.

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        14.04.2010 12:30
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        Swish packaging, but doesn't live up to the brand rep

        I needed a new concealer as my old one was nearly run out, so this time, I chose Boots No 7 Quick Cover Blemish stick as they are a good brand in general, and this item had good reviews on their website. It normally costs £7.50 but I got this free with my Boots points.

        It is an attractive looking makeup item, as it comes in a posh matt gold finish container. To use, you twist it like a lipstick to expose the concealer, and you dab it on directly onto your face or can use your fingertips to dab it yourself. As its a tad on the dry side, I thought best to dab it directly onto my face and then use my fingers to blend.

        It comes in a 3 gram stick, and comes in 4 shades. I have quite dark olive skin so I chose the darkest colour, which was the closest match to my skin colour. I think I perhaps would like it a tad darker, so I think the shades suit more lighter complexions. It's not a bad match though, and once blended in and with foundation, it didn't look too out of place.

        Now, people use concealer for different reasons. I personally use it for covering blemishes caused by spots and scars, so I need good coverage which is not clogging. This product doesn't block pores which is good and its gives average coverage. However, I find this a little dry to apply compared to other concealers, so I didn't particularly love it. I am used to concealers that are a little more creamy and easy to blend. It's not possible to build this up to cover significant blemishes, as it would stand out against your foundation I think, so I don't feel it worked for me as well as I hoped. The finish is quite dry and matt, so I suppose if you have oily skin, this might be good for you as its not too greasy.

        Although its not the worst concealer around, I don't think I would buy this again (good job I got it free actually!) and it just didn't feel or look as I wanted it to. My best concealer by far is Bo-ing by Benefit which comes in a little round tub, and though its more expensive than this, i think its worth it!

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          16.03.2010 13:19
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          OK, but doesnt blend in very well

          I decided to try this concealer with the £5 boots voucher off the product so i only paid £2.50 for it as it was priced at £7.50. I thought for £2.50, this concealer is ok, but i deffinately wouldnt pay full price for it!

          I find this concealer doesnt blend in very well especially as i do not wear foundation. It is very chalky as others have said, and i prefer a more creamy texture so i can blend it in better. I feel people can always tell that im wearing it, and it doesnt last very long either! I have to reapply a few times through out the day, which is then even harder to blend in!

          As the day goes on it makes your skin look very patchy and also it tends to dry my skin out. I have tried loads of concealers and still havnt found one to suit my skin type!

          I think it would be worth paying a bit extra to get something decent! I have very fair skin, and i have used the extra fair, which doesnt really cover up blemishes at all, and the fair one doesnt really match my skin tone either!

          I do like the packaging that it comes in, it is in a nice silver case. You have to be careful with this in summer, mine melted in my handbag and as the lid never stayed on properly, it came off in my handbag and the concealer went all over my stuff!

          Although it is not great to cover blemishes, this concealer works well to cover dark circles round your eyes.

          I wouldnt recommend using this as a concealer for every day use, i keep one at home incase i run out of my usual revlon one, and use it occasionally. It just doesnt give enough coverage for me, and it is doesnt blend in properly at all. Not recommended!!

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          11.11.2009 12:20
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          Avoid this product!

          What do you need from a great concealer? Something not too greasy, and not too chalky, that offers terrific coverage, yet doesn't sit on top of your skin, looking like poorly blended foundation. Ideally, also, something small, that can sit unobtrusively in your handbag, without screaming to the world 'YES, I TOO HAVE FLAWS!' Sadly, Boots no 7 concealer achieves almost none of these objectives.

          The concealer comes in a simple, slightly curvy silver metal tube. It looks very attractive, but it is rather thick - wider than many lipsticks, instead of the narrower, finer packaging chosen by many other retailers. Pop off the lid, and you see a thick stick of concealer, about a centimeter in diameter. The width of the stick makes it difficult to apply with any accuracy - to do any kind of good job, you need to apply with a brush - which makes this less than ideal as something to use 'on the go'.

          Then we have the consistency. The stuff is thick and gloopy. It goes on well, but stubbornly refuses to blend in, particularly to skin with no foundation on. Texture wise, it's far too chalky. This means that it tends to leave smears and smudges that not only look ugly, but advertise to the entire world that you are wearing makeup. This is something I would expect to find in a cheap concealer for a couple of quid, but as this product costs almost ten pounds, its deeply disappointing.

          Skip this product, and try No 7 Instant Radiance Concealer instead. It's more than worth the couple of extra pounds it costs.

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            10.11.2009 14:20
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            I am very happy to use this to conceal the truth

            Another day, another voucher. No sooner do I get rid of one of Boot's No7 vouchers that another one appears in my hand from various members of my family who know that I find it hard to resist buying new make up! On this occasion I put my £5 voucher towards No7 Blemish concealer.


            This concealer comes in a stylish satin gold lipstick shaped packaging and the thing that I like most about it is that it is very discreet. It is very plain and simple packaging and certainly does not have "Blemish stick" written all over it like some other brands - do I really need to advertise that I've got a spot: No! The lid snaps on firmly and the twisting action of the tube is very smooth and oozes quality. You get 3g of this product and it is available in four shades; Extra fair, fair, medium and dark. I have fairly pale skin and usually choose the lightest shade, but on this occasion I went for fair as the lightest shade is bordering on albino!


            The product has a fairly oily appearance and on application it feels very creamy but once it is on your skin it quickly becomes powdery and leaves you with a matt finish. I always apply foundation first, and then blend in concealer onto any dark circles and blemishes and I find this product really easy to blend and smudge around. It gives good coverage and conceals spots well, covering over any redness with ease. I also find it ideal for under my eyes to cover dark circles - again, it covers well and it does not seem to gather in fine lines. I apply the concealer with a clean finger then dab over any imperfections as I find that if I use a brush, or apply the actual stick to a spot, it tends to spread the infection. Of course this is my personal preference, and you can use which ever method that suits you best. With a swipe of pressed powder over the concealer you are left with a flawless complexion.


            I have found that I need to touch up this concealer several times a day, but again, you can do that with ease without it clogging on your skin and leaving you with thick and unnaturally made up areas. It feels light, soft and smooth on the skin and does not have a drying out effect at all. I find this useful as I do not want to dry out the skin under my eyes, but if you are using this more on spots, you might want something a little less greasy and something more medicated.


            Removing this product is simple - I usually wash my face at the end of the day with a facial wash and it all comes off in one go, but it is also easily removed with ordinary make - up remover on cotton wool or cleansing wipes. Boots No7 blemish concealer is hypo allergenic and also fragrance free. Boots state that it will control shine for up to twelve hours, but I do not really understand why you need this function with a concealer - foundation and powder: yes, but as you are not going to smother concealer all over your face, it seems to me an unnecessary thing for a concealer to do!


            It is currently on sale for £7.50 in Boots stores which I think is a little expensive for concealer, but I suppose that the price is on par with No7 products. I would not pay that much for a concealer as I have used others that are cheaper and are Just as good, but if you can get your hands on a £5 off voucher like I did, this is definitely worth a try.

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              14.09.2009 16:19
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              A bit pricey normally but good on fair skin

              I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this product.

              I had been searching for a concealer that suits my skin tone but also provides good coverage. Like many other people, I had recieved a £5 off voucher for No.7 or Ruby & Millie make up, which Boots do every few months when you spend £5.
              I decided to try the No.7 one, originally when I started to use it, just over a year ago, it was priced at £6.50 but has now gone up to £7.40, considering I use the £5 off vocher I only pay £2.40, which is a good price. I wouldn't pay £7.50 as I feel that it is too much for a middle range concealer.
              The concealer comes in very fair, fair, medium and dark. I use fair, which actually for once is fair. It comes in a gold lipstick like tube, which has No.7 written on the side and the concealer is sort of slanted but has a flat end which makes it easy to apply. Normally, I apply with my fingers and then apply foundation over the top and rub it in. It does provide good coverage but I do find myself having to reapply it every 4 hours or so.
              I use it every day and I find myself getting through a tube in about 2 months, this is so much quicker than any other concealers I've used. I have to say the texture is slightly wierd at first and the length it lasts are the only down sides.

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              21.07.2009 21:52

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              ok as a quick fix,not suitable for thorough coverage.

              Where do I start about this concealer?I guess its a bit of a marmite,one either loves it or hates it.For me,it was once loved (back in my naive and less fussier years)but these days just lingers,until I'm in a rush and need a quick touch up.Unlike your average concealers which are fairly oily,this one turns matte very quickly upon application-leaving a rather powdery appearance.This concealer subtley disguises mild redness,minor undereye bags,or almost unnoticeable blemishes,however will not do any great favours for scars,dark under eye circles or spots(and lets face it,most of us have them)I'de say this is a good product for someone not in need of major touchups-in other words someone with generally healthy skin.I'll give it one extra point however,although it doesn't really do what a concealer is supposed to,that is 'conceal',it does have properties which somehow prevent further spots from coming out.Ideal for teens and spot prone skin. This item isn't recommended from myself to anybody with severe blemishes,acne,or discoloured scars because its unlikely to cover them up well.

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              22.02.2009 13:35
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              Spend your voucher on something else!

              Let me start off by saying that this is not really the type of product I would typically use..... with skin prone to break outs, I usually put my faith in a high end concealer (namely benefit bo-ing) rather than buying a mid range version such as this No7 quick cover up concealer.
              As many of the other reviewers on here, I bought this concealer purely because i had a £5 off No7 voucher, and wanted to use it without spending an unessecary large amount of extra cash. So I settled on the 'rather-expensive-for-this-range-at-full-price-if-you-ask-me' £7.30 for a lipstick sized stick, which, with my £5.00 off voucher brought the price down to a far more acceptable £2.30.
              Now here is where I should explain I was in a bit of a rush....
              The concealer is available in 4 shades, ranging from extra fair to dark. In store, I quickly sampled a little medium, and a little fair as my skin tone usually falls somewhere between these two categories. Settling for medium as fair was far too light I grabbed the first sealed stick behind the medium tester and headed for the till.
              It was not until I got home and actually started to use the product that i noticed the cream seemed far, far paler than the medium i had sampled in the store. I realsied my mistake immediately: In my hurry, I had picked up a fair stick in disuguise as a medium, sitting proudly in the medium row on the display.
              let that be a warning to you all not to check, cekc and ckeck again!!!
              So anyway, basically the product I had was entirely too light for my skin, meaning that I haven't really been able to use it properly since I bought it.
              However, I have given it a few tries under my foudnation and powder, so i shall continue with my review!
              The consitency I found to be quite oily, not at all ideal for me as I bought it predominantly to use on 'problem' areas such as blemish break outs. Whilst it does provide a good cover up, it doesn't really last for five minutes, and i found I have to constantly keep checking up on these areas throughout the day to touch up.
              Overall, I was dissapointed to say the least, and will certainly not be investing in this product at full price - or even with my discount voucher, again.

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                22.01.2009 11:44
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                Good for dark circles but not spots!

                With the latest in a long line of £5 off No7 vouchers from Boots I decided I should purchase something I actually needed and not just spend the voucher for the sake of it!

                I have no idea where my last concealer went, I know I hadn't used it up; it disappeared around New Year. I'm thinking I probably took it out New Years eve and left it somewhere so concealer was on my shopping list the last time I braved the wet and snow to venture into town.

                This is the concealer shown in the picture above, the only stick concealer by No7; its new name is actually Quick cover blemish stick.


                The concealer
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                This looks like a shrunken No7 mascara, it curves out at the lid and the base just like said mascara. It is about 3 inches long; the lid covers half of this length.
                The packaging is plain silver with No7 written across the top of the lid part in black letters.
                On the base of the tube is a circular skin coloured sticker which tells the product name: 'Quick Cover' the colour: '02 Extra Fair' and the manufacturer: 'Boots Nottingham England'.

                * Shades available
                02 Extra Fair
                03 Fair
                05 Medium
                07 Dark

                I think this is a pretty good range of colours as most concealers only come in 2 shades.


                There is no product info on the concealer itself so I've found this on the Boots website:
                "It's a cover up! You can use this high performance non-pore blocking concealer to hide everything from blemishes and age spots to uneven skin tone"

                " No7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick is a high performance non-pore blocking concealer to hide everything from blemishes and age spots to uneven skin tone. What's more its unique oil-absorbing light and creamy formula smoothes on easily to control shine for up to 12 hours.
                Hypo-allergenic and Fragrance free"


                Does it work?
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                I popped the lid off, easy enough to do; no twisting involved. The concealer inside is cut on a slant rather than a flat ended stick like ones I'm used to.
                I thought maybe this would make it easier to apply a thin line, for example under my eyes.
                I was wrong, the edges didn't seem to deposit colour so I had to twist my hand to use the flat end of the slanted bit! The concealer came off on my skin nicely, it didn't crumble or melt and gave me just the amount of colour I needed to blend it in and cover my (slightly) dark circles!

                Im not a spotty teenager anymore thank god but I do get the odd little spot, on this day I had a tiny one on my cheek and though I'd try and cover it seen as I had a new posh concealer stick. I'd applied some tea tree to my spot which by nature dries spots out, so my skin wasn't perfectly smooth. This is where the problems started, the concealer just clung to my slightly dry skin and wouldn't blend in.
                Seen as this concealer is called a blemish stick, you'd think it would work okay on spots and I'm guessing it would if you had a perfectly flat moisturised spot.....do they exist??

                So it works well on under eye circles and shadows but not on imperfect spots. I think it would help if you had uneven skin tone too aslong as it was perfectly smooth skin.

                The colour is really good though as I'm so pale a lot of make-up ends up looking orange!


                This concealer is available from Boots for £7.34, I paid £2.34 and so am not too disappointed about its anti-spot behaviour!

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                  08.01.2009 04:47
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                  Yeah but no but yeah....

                  I have gone through 2 of these in 4 months!

                  I thought I would review this as I have mixed feelings about it and well...you decide!

                  I bought this concealer the first time about a year and a half ago and it set me back about £6.50. It has since gone up to be £7.34 and is only sold at Boots (being an own brand product).

                  Its sold in what looks like a lipstick tube: same size, same shape and same twist function to use/store. The case is a pale gold colour and the only thing telling you it is a concealer is the little round sticker at the base. Good if you have boyfriends look through your make-up bag and don't want them to know your "secret" I guess. Not good if you bundle all your make-up into a bag in a hurry thinking you have your nice new vampish lippy with you....

                  I like this product as it matches my skin tone. Not a lot of companies can do that: not even the rest of Boots which is all way too dark for me (even the "Ivory 10"- by about 5 shades!) but for some reason, Boots make this in a shade Extra Fair and it is actually Extra Fair- if you have pale pale skin, this is worth a try. There are 4 shades in total, which are: Extra Fair 02, Fair 03, Medium 05 and Dark 07.

                  On first use, the concealer is very easy to use, its cut flat at the top -unlike a lipstick, which does actually make it easy to use as oppose to pointed styles which mean you end up have ting to scribble on your face to apply. Its also very soft and smooth to apply, all you need to do is lightly drag it over your under eye for example, for it to cover the under eye area straight away. Though you do need to do a little smoothing in afterwards to even it all out.

                  As its very quick and easy to use, its also perfect for applying on the go- no mess like with a powder and less on your fingers then with an applicator sponge bud or click to use brush. (Both of which Boots also sell). All you need is a mirror.

                  Does it say on all day? Yes, for me it does, no need to apply more after a heavy gym class, it also does not separate on my skin, melt or sit in the creases around my eyes. Unless I am really hot and wiping my face with my towel (at the gym) then it does stay put. It also washes off with no trouble at all.

                  So, a good product then?
                  Well....and here is where I am not so sure: it basically disappeared so quickly- I do not share my home or my make-up bag with anyone so know no one has used it but me but cannot understand why it just vanishes from the tube so fast. Basically I would use it around 3 or 4 days per week every week. (The reason I don't use it every days is I carry different bags with me on different days and have different make-up bags on different days) yet all other concealers have far outlived the Boots one- even the other Boots concealers! (The one with the sponge bud applicator and the one with the brush for example) but the ones in my other make-up bags are by Rimmel (dirt cheap) and Clinique. Both have outlived the Boots Quick Cover stick many times over- so I am not sure I can rate this all that highly, as its not really very good value for money. I could get through I think 4 of these per 1 Clinique or the YSL Touch Éclat -which I might add were bought just over a year ago and are still going fine!

                  So why did I buy another one of these if they are such bad value for money then? Well, very simply, I had a Boots £5 voucher. And the ease of use along with the perfect colour mean that at £2.34, this is an OK price to pay.

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                    27.07.2008 23:35
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                    Great if you don't want a full face of makeup but do want a clear and even complexion.

                    I have had the Boots No. 7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick for a while now and go through phases of wearing it. I bought it after seeing my cousin using it to conceal dark circles under her eyes. Unfortunately, my circles are darker than hers and so it doesn't always do a very good job of covering them up! It makes them look better though. It has only been through writing this review that the stick does not claim to conceal under eye circles, just blemishes, age spots and uneven skin tone. I suppose you could argue that dark circles are uneven skin tone, but I think this might be a bit extreme and so I won't bother.

                    The product is a concealer that claims "to hide everything from blemishes and age spots to uneven skin tone." Nothing said about dark circles! The concealer does not block pores, is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free. It also has a "unique oil-absorbing light and creamy formula" which is supposed to allow you to smooth it on easily, controlling shine for up to 12 hours. I love the was it's always 'up to x number of hours' instead of 'for a minimum of x number of hours'. There are at least five different shades to choose from; 02 Extra Fair, 03 Fair, 05 Medium and 07 Dark. The way they are numbered suggests to me that there may be more shades available, but these are the ones that can be purchased from the website (details to follow). I have 03, Fair.

                    The concealer comes in a matt silver lipstick container exactly the same as the Sheer Temptation Lipstick, of which I have three and am often getting confused. So much so that I now keep this separate from my lipsticks to avoid this. On the bottom of the concealer is a sticker (colour to match the concealer shade), with the shade number and description on. Mine has started to fade over time, but I have had it for quite a while so it's doing well considering. On the top of the lid, in black, is the No. 7 logo and on the other side of the lid a white sticker with the barcode. Remove the lid and there is translucent plastic band where the lid clicks in to place. This looks ugly and really lets the packaging down, as other than this it looks really nice. Above the plastic is a chrome gold dispenser, which you hold onto as you twist the bottom for the concealer to come out, in the same way that a lipstick would.

                    This costs £7 and can be bought from Boots stores or from Boots.com. You can also receive advantage card points (about 28 points, the equivelant of 28p to spend in Boots). Boots often have offers going, they have just had a 3 for 2 and are not giving away a free summer palette when you spend over £20, so you can usually get something extra out of it if there are a few items that you want.

                    I apply mine directly to my face with my fingers, blending as I go, but you could also use a brush depending on the amount of time you have. I use it on uneven skin tones on my face, which it covers well, blemishes, which I can have problems with as I usually get flaky skin around spots and it shows this up and sometimes under eye circles, although I don't always find it particularly effective for this purpose (possibly because it wasn't designed for it but that's only a guess!). It also used to highlight flakes of eczema under my eyes that were not visible without it (I must point out that I do not think that the concealer was the cause of this eczema, it just made it a lot more obvious) and for this reason I gave up using it for quite a while. My eczema is a lot better in general now and I am back to using it without this problem occurring. I find that it blends easily and once I have face powder and blusher/bronzer on my face looks nice and even apart from one patch of burst blood vessels on the bridge of my nose, but it does reduce the redness so I can't complain. I don't use this product when I'm wearing foundation as I don't need to, but on a hot day or a day where I can't be bothered or don't have time for foundation, this is a quicker alternative that works well. It lasts well under powder (I use Collection 2000 Light Diffusing Face Powder), even on a hot day. The concealer is quick and easy to remove with makeup remover. The only thing that I would say about this product is that on a hot day it does have a tendency to sweat in the lipstick tube!

                    I like this concealer, it gives my skin an even tone and is useful to have as an alternative to a full face of makeup where foundation is required making it quicker to apply and lighter to wear and so ideal for me for more day to day wear. I would look around for a cheaper alternative before I bought another one but if I couldn't find anything suitable then I would definitely purchase this again as it is very handy and lasts a long time.

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                    14.07.2008 12:14
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                    Does match all skin tones, needs blending with foundation if this is the case.

                    Boots No7 Blemish Concealer comes in a range of shades which are supposed to match all skin tones. I find that none of them is suitable for me unless I use a good foundation cream over the top.

                    The shades available are extra fair, fair, medium and dark. The problem I have is that the fair shade is too dark for me and the extra fair is so light that I look a ghostlike if I use a lot of it.

                    There is nothing wrong with the product which comes in a tube like a lipstick and can be used to disguise spots, marks and other blemishes on the skin.

                    Boots No7 is a quality range at a reasonable price and this product does what it is supposed to do. It has hardly any fragrance and it's smooth and easy to apply.

                    Most people would probably find it excellent, but unfortunately, the shades are not right for me.

                    I have used a similar product made by Rimmel for years because the lighter shade suits my skin. I must admit that this is not as smooth and easy to rub in as the No7 one.

                    I used this product under my foundation so I was able to use it up by blending and adjusting the foundation, so it didn't go to waste.

                    However, I wouldn't buy this again because of shades available. I prefer Rimmel, or even the Body Shop version of this which seems to have the right shade for me.

                    The trouble with this type of product is that it has to be smooth to apply and unobtrusive on the skin and although Boots No7 Concealer is a quality product it is too noticeable on my skin without a lot of messing around to blend it in.

                    Basically, this is a great quality product at a reasonable price but may not suit all skin tones.

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                      09.07.2008 21:15
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                      great concealer

                      Boots No 7 range is great and if you buy it when its on 3 for 2 its well worth it. I find the range is great is is not as pricey as some of the designer brands but it is as good a quality.

                      This concealer comes in four colours extra fair, fair, medium and dark and it is great i use the medium. The concealer is great it covers blemishes without clogging your pores and its easy to apply.

                      For best application results i apply my foundation and powder by No 7 and when i have blended the powder to the correct shade, i then use the concealer on any of the blemishes that i can still see them once blended in i then go over the top lightly with my powder again for a great finish.

                      It is fragrance free so is suitable for all skin types.

                      This concealer is not the cheapest on the market but it lasts a long time and in my opinion is well worth it.

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                      11.05.2008 22:29
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                      A blemish stick - not for me though!

                      Boots No7 Quick cover concealer.

                      I bought this product a few months ago, using a £5 off No7 voucher I got for spending over £5 in boots.

                      I decided to buy myself this product, as I needed a new conclear stick, and I was suffering from very patchy ans spotty skin that day. I chose colour 02 Extra Fair, to match my pale, freckly skin.

                      I think the packaging is quite nice and elegant, a slightly off cylindrical shape in a nice goldy silver. The lid comes off and the bottom twists to reveal the concealer stick.

                      Now, I was quite looking forward to using this product, but unfortunatly I was quite dissapointed despite my original hopefullness.

                      This isn't a bad product at all, however I find it does not work with my skin (or lifestyle perhaps?). When I put this on it is quite a yellowy colour, although it seemed to match instore. Also, when I put this onto my skin, it seems to just sit there and is very hard to blend in, and if I manage to it makes my skin seem quite bumpy.

                      This product works the best on small spots and blemishes, but is useless on the ocasional huge red spot. By the afternoon it normally has worn off completely which is a real shame as I hate re-applying makeup and clogging up my skin.

                      At £7 a stick, and without great results, I dont think I'll be buying this again, but at my £2 discounted price, it's a win win situation.

                      If you do want to get this, make sure you look out for the numerous discount voucher of 3 for 2 etc offers, which can be quite good value.

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                      Keeps skin shine free for up to 12 hours / Helps soothe irritated skin and neutralize harmful bacteria to minimise blemishes