In this post I'm reviewing Mehron's ProColoRing Concealer 505-C palette which I got from Amazon. There are often great deals to be had on professional cosmetics through Amazon.com, but check prices carefully to make sure you're getting the best deal. Also read the reviews as there are counterfeit products and old/expired products being sold on Amazon (and eBay) as well.
Here is how Mehron's website describe's the product:
"Mehron's ProColoRing™ Concealer was developed to correct any shadows or dark circles on the face or body of performers when performing under the lights. The creamy formula of Mehron's ProColoRing™ Concealer guarantees maximum coverage; the five new colors can be blended to accommodate every skin tone. This is an essential tool for Makeup Artists to have with them when doing makeup for pfoto shoots, music videos, film work or theather makeup. Mehron's ProColoRing™ Concealer is made to accomplish a natural cover by blending the colors and achieving the perfect hue of the performer’s skin color without looking like cover up. 1 oz."
|This is the 505-C palette - the lighter of the two palette's available. Visit Mehron.com to see the other palette and products available.|
The three lightest colors in the palette match me very well - just different parts of my face. For example, the second lightest shade matches the skin under my eyes. The 3rd darkest matches my cheeks and chin. The lightest color matches my eyelids and temples. This illustrates why it can be so difficult to find a concealer we like for everything we want to cover - our faces are not one color. Palettes like these can be the perfect solution to that problem. The two darkest shades are appropriate for contouring with my skin tone, and while I don't use contour very often, it is handy to have the colors in the same palette.
As far as performace, I was very surprised at how well the Mehron concealers looked and lasted. They are a little sheer for professional concealer, and very silky. To get the most coverage I had to use two layers with a light dusting of Laura Mercier's setting powder in between layers. Once it was on however, it stayed and stayed. No creasing, no oxidizing to a different color, no fading. It also felt very comfortable on my skin. Best of all, it didn't look like makeup. It looked very natural - very much like my skin, but without the dark circles and spots. I could have just has easily blended it out for foundation. With colorless setting powder and setting spray, it was transfer-resistant and waterproof. On it's own without those two steps, however, it did transfer.
I don't have a picture this time but I did do a flashback test for these colors and there was no flashback at all.
The only reservation I have with ProColoRing is the inclusion of Isopropyl Myristate and Mineral Oil which aren't great for acne-prone skin types. If these are problem ingredients for you, then there are better options.
At $11.25 for a full ounce of product, it's a great deal. Even at $15.95 on Mehron's website, it's a bargain. That works out to 0.17 oz for each color in the palette. Estee Lauder's high cover concealer costs $25 for just 0.1 oz (just over half as much as the Mehron single "pie" slice, and Bobbi Brown's corrector costs $25 for half of Lauder's size only 0.05 oz. If you can make the packaging work with your routine, and the colors are good for your complexion, this is a steal.
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isopropyl Myristate, Ozokerite, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale , Silica, Kaolin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Propylparaben , BHA, Talc. May Contain [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77489, CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].