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Tellie's Misadventures: A Break-Up Letter To My Second Concealer

This letter is a follow-up to my rave review on Missha The Style Perfect Concealer in 02 Natural Beige. You may read the full review here.

Tellie's Misadventures is a tag in my blog featuring all sorts of beauty spoofs and goofs. Find more anecdotes here.

Dear Missha The Style Perfect Concealer,

When I first met you, you were a dream come to life.

You were so smooth and charming, I instantly fell for your ways. I was so confident in you that I had no shame in comparing you to my first love (the MAC StudioFix Concealer.) People don't like talking about their first love because they come with unrealistic expectations. Expectations that an experienced and jaded lover can no longer hold on to. But I didn't care, I knew you were all that and more.

I remember initially rebuffing you as a cheap knock-off. I thought you had no identity and was merely trying to be a copycat to the cooler kid. But when I gave you a chance, I fell in love.

You got things done. My ex was competent, sure. But you hid my unsightly bags with a feather-light touch. All I had known before you was a drying, overbearing and suffocating mask. You showed me a new world. You let me breathe.

You promised so much but now, I don't know what to make of this TREACHERY.

I remember, while writing your review, how desperately I tried to find your volume or net weight. I couldn't find it at the time so I simply let it go. I was too excited to tell all my girl friends about you. I was so busy raving I unwittingly looked past a relationship red flag.

It all came back to bite me in the ass when one day I suddenly hit pan. And then I realized, you had more container than product.

Missha The Style Perfect Concealer in 02 Natural Beige

I don't know how to feel about this

Why?! Why would you lie to me like that?!?!

The MAC concealer has depth. I would sometimes accidentally pick out some product when my fingernails grew too long. You are a shallow pretender. Your pan barely goes beyond the screw threads of your jar. Why would you even have that thick bottom if it doesn't have anything but plastic in it?!

Container Comparison: MAC Studio Fix Concealer vs. Missha The Style Perfect Concealer

I raved so much about you because you were way more affordable. But looking at things from the perspective of TRUTH:

3g Missha The Style Perfect Concealer, Php 399
7g MAC StudioFix Concealer, Php 900

You cost almost the same per gram of ACTUAL PRODUCT!!!!!

I won't deny: you're still effective and silky smooth. That's something to rave and marvel about. However, stop lying to us. You are not as affordable as you present yourself!

With Much Disappointment,

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