Product: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green. All light to medium skinned makeup wearers NEED this product. This color-correcting concealer completely eliminates redness from Rosacea, blemishes, or injuries. It is also a must following plastic surgery to hide red scars.
Overall Rating = 4 Stars – Excellent.
Cost: $6.55 (.15 oz.) ($43.67 per ounce) Price Category: Inexpensive
Sold By: Physicians Formula; Walgreen’s; Walmart; Retailers everywhere.
Container: Plastic twist-up tube, pull-off cap, blister package.
Description: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green is a heavy-duty waterproof cream concealer that neutralizes red areas/spots on the skin.
Formula: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green is thick and comes in a twist-up lipstick-type tube. The formula provides full-coverage opacity.
Sensitivity: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green is fragrance free, hypoallergenic and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.
- Non-drying concealing stick.
- Provides smooth, easy application.
- Yellow hides blemishes, under-eye circles and other minor skin imperfections.
- Green hides red blemishes and scars.
- Flesh tone shades cover any minor skin imperfections.
- Fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic.
- Recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Discussion: If I could only have a few products in my professional kit, this would be one of them. I cannot do my job effectively on light or medium-skinned clients without a green color-correcting concealer. Almost everyone has a slight redness around their nose or a few red-toned blemishes. Green is the complementary opposite on the color spectrum from red and therefore neutralizes any red pigmentation. If you look at the color wheel you can see which colors are opposite and will, therefore, cancel each other out. If you have blue veins showing, apply orange to cancel them; a purple port-wine stain would require yellow, etc.
People in magazines and the internet act like using green concealer is a new concept. I have been using green concealer since the 1980’s when there were only two, Joe Blasco’s TVC-15 and Shiseido’s Green Veil. Green concealer was invented by Max Factor back in the 1940’s when movies started being made in color as opposed to black and white.
Raves: I have tried many other green concealers, but I keep going back to this one. Some of the others are: Clinique (thinner, less coverage); e.l.f. (lighter, less coverage); Kryolan Erase Stick Neutralizer (very similar); Makeup For Ever Camouflage Cream Pot Green (very similar); Maybelline (lighter, oilier); NYX (lighter, bluer, less coverage, difficult to blend); Smashbox (thinner, much less coverage); and Wet N Wild (lighter, less coverage).
Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green works just like the professional product, Kryolan Erase Stick, only it does so without the stinky fragrance which is a huge bonus.
I cannot tell you how many times I have pulled this concealer stick out to use on clients and they panic thinking that I’m about to make them look like Frankenstein or a zombie. That is, until they see the finished product, and their complexion is smooth, even, and all discolorations have been completely eliminated. Sometimes the results are quite shocking. Clients that suffer from terrible acne, red birthmarks or Rosacea never thought their skin could be one color all over until I show them how to use Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green.
Rants: Today I have to get on my soap box. I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this product from other blog sites. When I read the reviews it is very obvious to me that the authors are not qualified to write a review about a product when they have no idea how to even use it. This is not a fancy product. It was designed to do one thing, neutralize redness, and it does so brilliantly. It is not intended to be slathered on the face or sponged on like a primer. In fact, I use so little of it that a tube lasts me for a very long time, even if I’m using it on clients on a regular basis.
It makes me very angry when an amateur wanna-be so-called makeup artist puts down a great product. Why? Because then people stop buying it, the product gets discontinued, and professionals like me that are trying to make you look good are at a disadvantage because we can no longer buy the products we need!
Colors: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick comes in three colors: Light (fair-skinned flesh tone), Yellow (a true light yellow) and Green (a true light green). The Green has been a staple in my professional makeup kit for over 20 years. The yellow is for counteracting undereye purple shadows or bruises.
Morning Review: After cleansing, toning and moisturizing and/or priming, apply Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green on any red areas prior to the application of foundation. I apply this with a small detail brush about the size of a lipstick brush. I then carefully apply foundation on top of the concealer and set the areas with a finely micronized high definition powder. Once it is set, the concealer won’t come off.
Helpful Tips and Tricks:
- Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green will not work well if you apply it with a sponge or your fingers.
- Use a small concealer, detail, or lipstick brush for precise application.
- The product needs to be concentrated on the specific area of redness and nowhere else.
- Be careful when applying foundation on top so as not to remove the concealer.
- If you accidentally rub it off when applying foundation, just dot some more green concealer on top of the foundation and carefully blend it with the detail brush.
- To keep it in place for hours, set it with a good quality powder.
Evening Review: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green wears very well and stays on for many hours without the need for touch ups. Even though this is waterproof, it will come off easily with regular facial cleanser.
Overall Review: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green is the best friend to professional makeup artists everywhere. I swear by this stuff and so do others who know how to properly utilize it.
- True green color effectively neutralizes redness
- Thick cream covers well
- One tube lasts a long time
- Takes very little product to cover imperfections
- Fragrance-free formula
- Skin-friendly ingredients
Suitability: Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick Green is suitable for the following users:
- All users. (This is a very good product for men to use as well as women. I use this on male models, actors and performers.)
Morning Rating = 4 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 4 Stars;
Value Rating = 4 Stars;
Overall Rating = 4 Stars = Excellent.
Would Buy Again? Yes. I hope they never stop making this!
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