Review: Artdeco Camouflage Cream

Concealers are one of the most useful kinds of makeup, especially if you, like me, are not blessed with perfect skin. Concealers are especially helpful after an all-nighter, a night of crying over something or someone or when you've been in a brawl with someone. It can make a rather flawed complexion seem glowing, smooth and perfect.But since it is considered a foundation as well, a foundation of the makeup you will be piling onto your face, the selection process can be quite tedious. This post is to share my findings on the product I've been using and reflects my opinions.

This is quite overdue as I've purchased this concealer back in April, have been using it since and never did a review. So here goes, for you who is in search of a concealer like I was then:

Artdeco says:

Waterproof cover cream for every skin type to cover red veins, pigmented moles, port-wine stains, tattoos, etc.

Camouflage Cream covers flaws in the skin perfectly and reliably and is ideal for special occasions, like photographic- or bridal make-up. All colors can be mixed with each other which means the skin color can be matched exactly. The Camouflage Cream is also an ideal long-term make-up and lasts well even if the surrounding temperature is high. The cover can be light or heavy – depending on the amount applied and gets waterproof after fixing powder has been applied. It is very practical because Camouflage Creams are available separately, can be combined individually in the refillable magnetic box and those that have been used up can be replaced.

02 Yellow, 0.15 oz. Php 475

I got myself, and according to the SA, too, a shade in 02 Yellow.  I'm an NC 25 with MAC [for reference]. I have no idea what made me go to Artdeco that day. I haven't really read reviews about their concealers and it's only fortunate that it was a good buy after all.

Here's a little comparison I did:

Without concealer, skin prepped with Olay Total Effects
and Aveeno Sunblock SPF 50

With Artdeco camouflage cream in 02,
and MAC Studio Fix NC25

What I like about it:

  • Does not cake. But then again, aside from Artdeco, the only ones I've tried prior are TFS and Clinique, all of which I never made a review about. 
  • Creamy consistency but doesn't slide off the face.
  • Covers lines and eyebags pretty well.
  • Pretty easy to blend.
  • Color blends well with my skin.
  • Lightweight and does not feel sticky
  • No breakouts or rashes, especially my skin is allergy-prone.
  • No white cast in photos, see comparison.
  • Reasonably-priced at Php 475 [or was it lesser?]
  • A little goes a long, long way.
  • Wide range of shades to choose from.

What I did not like about it:

  • Only available at SM Health and Beauty sections, select Watson's branches and where else? I've bought mine at SM Makati just one time I passed through. See? For people like me whose stuff usually bought in non-SM malls like ATC, Greenbelt and the likes, it's kind of hard to acquire this. EDIT: According to the sweet dustbunny, Artdeco is also available at Rustan's Makati! Yay!
  • I really cannot think of any con to this product which brings me to...

Would I buy this again? Yes!