Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Aug 5, 2008

Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer Review

To start off my review of concealers I thought I'd go with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer since I use it often!

ALOT of hype surrounds Make Up For Ever's Lift Concealer.

I couldn't count the numerous reviews raving about this particular concealer that I've read all over the internet. I'm hear to say it lives up to most of the hype and does a damn fine job of concealing all your under eye woes.

The concealer comes in five shades and although that's not a big selection I think it's safe to say you'll find a match for your tone in the five available options. I use Pink Beige 1 which is the lightest shade available. One thing I don't particularly like about the color is the fact that it's a very fleshy shade with a tiny bit of unflattering beige to it, thankfully the color works well on my skin tone.

Now the formula is pimped out as having skin-firming benefits however I haven't experienced that. It also contains vitamins A and E which regenerate the skin but again I really haven't noticed much of a difference in my eye area since using it other than the fact that it does a wonderful job of making me appear awake and fresh!

It virtually conceals all problem areas under my eyes. Dark circles, fine lines, and extra baggage literally disappear creating a flawless, wonderful finish for my makeup. The formula is extremely moisturizing however I don't like how watery the product is and I'd have prefer a bit of a denser product. This blends easily and beautifully and as I said the color goes perfectly wonderful with my skin tone.

I've read many raves about how long the concealer holds out but I felt that I needed touching up after at least 3-4 hours or so. I'd have loved for it to last longer in all honesty but I guess we can't expect miracles from a concealer but I did somewhat expect more from Make Up For Ever as a majority of their products are unstoppable, smudge-proof, waterproof, last all day items but I didn't find that the case with the lift concealer.

Props to the great packaging that keeps your hands and fingertips away from the majority of the product. I actually don't bother touching the tube at all. I simply dot some on with the long tipped applicator and blend with my fingers! This makes bacteria and germ obsessions a little bit less of a problem for the Muse.

The concealer is $21 USD and for some that may be a bit of a high cost but personally I think the quality is brilliant and since the product is so pigmented a very little goes a long way which means you'll be working on a tube for about 6 months to a year without having to replenish your supply.

I experienced no problem with the concealer creasing or becoming cakey. I also never noticed the product creeping into my fine lines which is a total plus for me as I always feel that as soon as concealer begins to crease into the fine lines it makes me appear older! The formula pretty much blends in perfectly well and does a very good job of actually concealing fine lines without settling into them.

Although it's not pure perfection the good outweighs the bad with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer and I find I reach for it daily to make myself appear fresh, awake, and gorgeous.

I like it and I definately approve it for purchase! It's definately part of my daily beauty ritual and does what it promises!

Not holy grail material but definately good stuff!

The Muse likes it! Alot.

L'Oreal Visible Lift Concealer Review

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Anonymous Ping. said...

oh ooohhh.. i heard this is pretty good even in my country here.. haha maybe its worth a try

August 5, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Beauty Addict said...

Hey Muse, I'm def lemming this. It seems that most people have nothing but raves for them!

Btw Izzy, could any of your dear SG readers kindly tell me where I can get MUFE in SG? I heard in a forum that MUFE is available here but I don't seem to come across any shops or counters of this.

Many thanks! :)

gracie :)

August 5, 2008 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

Hi there! Very new to your blog - it's fabulous! You're very detailed, which I love.
Just reading about the BB creams, which I've never heard of until now. I've already been on ebay looking for them, but I don't know which shade to try. I'm fair/light skinned, neutral tone, freckles and brunette. I can't wait for your review! Thank you!!

August 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great great review Thanks
I think i well switch to it

August 5, 2008 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

Thanks for your review! I would definitely be reading reviews before buying more expensive make up like makeup forever! Everyone knows how great their e/s are! But glad to read something about their concealer! big help musey! *hugs*

August 6, 2008 at 1:56 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

And the face with the product on?

August 6, 2008 at 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this product! If you wish, you could look at my review. (shameless promotion!) I have pictures of before and after there. :)

I also think 5 colours is quite enough. just don't like its numbering system!

August 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ping!

;-) It's def worth a shot. Good creamy consistency and coverage too!

August 6, 2008 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya gracie!

It's really hyped up and has some huge ravings with it!

MUFE is available in SG but I've no idea where. maybe tangs? they even have a singapore portal for the website. Ask Iris I bet she'll know ;)

August 6, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi andi!

Thank you so very much!!!!!! :)

Happy to hear the BB Creams caught your interest :)

If you're light skinned you might want to go with the lightest shade if they are offering two color selections if not go with whatever is offered since BB adjust to skin tones :)

Or..wait for my round up review hehe :) and you can see what would work best for you!

You're most most welcome! It's my pleasure!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Love hearing from my readers!

Hope to talk to you again soon!

August 6, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya beautyaddict1one1!

If you try it do let me know if you like it!

Curious minds!

August 6, 2008 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there nicks :)

You're most welcome!!! I think reviews on expensive brands always help with purchasing :)

The eyeshadows are simply great :)

you're most welcome lovie *hugs*

August 6, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Kim!

Sorry, seemed pointless to post a concealer pic wasn't sure if you'd see much of a difference.

Hopefully the review helped a bit!

August 6, 2008 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jojoba!

Yes! Send a link!? :) I heart your blog BIG time!

The color selection isn't vast but very suitable to all skin tones I thought. The numbering system is retarded. I agree :P

I felt like the colors are kinda off when swatches but with it on they work a treat!

Off to your blog to see if I can find the review!


August 6, 2008 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Rocketqueen said...

Hi hun! Okay I sent you and email you HAVE toc check if it has reached you! If not I will go mad! MAD, I tell you! (lol accidentally misspelled it as MAC the first fingers are joining in the hype)

August 6, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Autumn Masquerade said...

Hi there,

I hope you are well! I am loving your concealer review series. I always keep an open mind about concealer. I may have to give this one a try...

After reading your review about the BE Rocker Eye kit, I decided to splurge on it myself. I absolutely love it and wouldn't have considered it without your review.

The Givenchy fall collection should be in Sephora stores tomorrow. Are you considering anything from that collection?

I can't believe it's August already...the big Neimans event will be next month and then in October, the Japanese holiday coffrets. Eek!


August 6, 2008 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ok! off to check now linn :)

LOL!!!!!!!!!! ;) Drama queen hehehehehe!

August 7, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Betsy!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm good, swamped as hell but surviving :) Hope you're good too! Miss you much around here!

Glad you're enjoying this round up :)

I try to keep an open mind too and try as many as I can and hope for the HG of concealers to arise :)

That's FANTASTIC! I'm so glad you're loving it. It's truly awesome isn't it?! hate the damn size though of the product :(

I look forward to your review of this!

Yup I'm going with the mascara and I'm thinking both palettes how about you?

Tell me about it. I feel so into Fall already that Summer is long forgotten :( I still haven't reviewed most of the Summer stuff I have around! It's ridiculous :(

I'll be doing Japanese Fall shortly sheesh!

Are you grabbing anything from the Japanese Collections for Fall?

I really like the Js palettes this round and a few other bits!

Miss you! Really NEED to email you!

Forgive me!


August 7, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous rocketqueen said...

Lol I am THE drama queen...people think I'm making fun of them all the time when I get super-excited! Hrm... okay RQ, calm down, you know it's for everyone's best...

August 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL Linn!

It was a compliment :)

I'm a drama queen too!

August 12, 2008 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Chev said...


MUFE's only store in SG is at Stamford House. The nearest MRT station is at City Hall. HTHS:)

August 13, 2008 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You seem like you have a serious concealer obsession like I do! And, with my dark circles, I have good reason to be so obsessed! Did you try Make Up Forever's Full Cover Concealer? I really want to give it a shot, but I haven't yet. You can see it here:

Looks pretty good to me.

August 16, 2008 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there chev!

Thanks!!!!!! This is very helpful for all the singaporean readers :)

August 18, 2008 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello Anonymous!

Big time! lol :) As I get older I find I need it ALOT more!

I haven't tried the full cover since it doesn't say anything about eyes..but I am curious. Do you think it'll be ok for under eyes?!

If so I'll def buy it :)

thanks for the comment!
Hope to speak to you again soon!

Happy Monday!

August 18, 2008 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Muse, it Anonymous! :)
Yes, I think that Makeup Forever's Full Coverage Concealer should be okay on the under eyes. I definitely going to try it... When I do, I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out. I'm 25, but already I have horrid dark circles. Actually, I have since about the 8th grade. I'm constantly searching for the perfect concealer. I've tried Dior, Benefit, Smashbox, Clinique, Lorac, a number of drugstore brands, and probably more than I can remember off the top of my head. :) But, I thought that this Makeup Forever stuff sounded promising. Let's hope so!

August 21, 2008 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there again miss anonymous

I'm on the case :) I definately want to try i now ;)
I look forward to hearing your word about it.

Aw I'm so sorry to hear this. As the years have gone by mine have gotten worst however they aren't too bad mostly I try to conceal baggage as I am getting older :(
how about fresh? I'm doing a review on it shortly and it's VERY pigmented!

August 21, 2008 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Hello Muse! :)
Okay, so I'm excited that we're both going to try the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer. As soon as I try it, I'm going to let you know how it went. Might be a little while though.
I've never tried Fresh. But, I'm eager to read your review. Thanks for reviewing all of these concealers. You're doing a great job and helping me a lot!
-Miss Anonymous

August 22, 2008 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there again miss anonymous :)

I'm heading to sephora sometime next week so it's def in my cart :)

I look forward to hearing what you think when you do get it :)

I was expecting to put the fresh one out today but I might leave it until Monday but will def try to get it out today for you!

it's rather good!

Thanks anonymous it pleases me to know these help you! That makes me feel great ;-)

Many thanks for your great comments!
Happy Weekend!

August 22, 2008 at 12:30 PM  

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