3 Concept Eyes Waterful Glossing Foundation and Concealer Review

May 21, 2014

I got a little carried away buying Korean makeups online of lately, and they can be hit and miss. So I’ll only talk about the products I’m thoroughly impressed with which include the 3 Concept Eyes (3CE) Glossing Waterful Foundation and the Waterful Concealer. 3CE is a highly popular Korean cosmetic brand that is like the Asian version of MAC but cheaper – they have a huge range of products in a rainbow of colors, and they all look so damn good on the beautiful models. The entire range is available on StyleNanda, or you can also buy selected products on COSME-DE (cheaper than its official website).


The 3 Concept Eyes Glossing Waterful Foundation is as per the name suggests – it has an ultra lightweight fluid consistency and leaves a soft dewy ‘wet-like’ finish. If you have ever seen how flawless and dewy Korean actress’s complexions are, you will know what I am talking about here! The foundation is housed in a sturdy frosted glass bottle and has a drop applicator like the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation. The formula has very high water content so it melds into the skin with no blending required (I just rubbed it in with fluid movement then tap it), and leaves absolutely no trace of foundation marks on the face. It has no shimmer but gives a lit-within radiant glow, and the hydrating formula works well with dry skin as it doesn’t enhance any dry patches and pores. The coverage is quite sheer which it is meant to be – it only evens out the complexion and covers small imperfections. If you have relatively good skin to begin with and like the minimum bare-face dewy look, this foundation would be your match made in heaven. Otherwise it is recommended to use a BB cream underneath this foundation for a more polished look.

This foundation only comes in 4 shades, and here is a picture for shade reference. FYI I bought the foundation in shade ‘Natural Ivory’ and it matches me perfectly (as you can see in this FOTD).

Image credit from StyleNanda


Here is how it compares to some of my other foundations:

I was so impressed by the foundation, so I ordered its matching Waterful Concealer (in shade 01) straight away and it totally lived up to my expectations. It is very similar to the foundation and gives the same “glossing” effect. It has a thicker consistency to the foundation since it is more pigmented and is made for better coverage. I only use this to cover my dark circles, and what I love about this concealer is that it feels like applying a hydrating eye gel. It feels refreshing to apply and the ultra lightweight formula just sinks in to the applied area. There is no cakeiness; doesn’t get caught in fine lines, and doesn’t make your eyes appear more dry and aged. It softens the appearance of dark circles, brightens and illuminates the eye area. It is not a heavy duty concealer so I won’t use this to cover blemishes or discolorations. This is more of a cross between under-eye highlighter and concealer that is suffice for people who have mild under-eye imperfections.


Overall thumbs up for these two products.  You don’t feel like you are wearing makeup at all with these two products, and they go really well if you just like to wear some light makeup during the day.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Claire May 22, 2014 at 7:35 am

oh sounds interesting. I never heard of this brand before. I like how you described the finish, a satin-dewy complexion is what I am looking for and it looked pretty good in your FOTD as well.


Shannon May 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Interesting! How does it compare to MAC F&B? Thanks!


Reika May 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

The consistency of 3CE is less runny and feels less oily, so it would stay put on combo to oily skin better.


Jessica May 26, 2014 at 3:44 am

I love your reviews!
Have you tried the lip lacquers? If so, I’d love to know your opinion. Thanks!


Reika May 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

No I haven’t tried their lip lacquers yet as the colors just look too saturated for me…


Judy S May 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hmmmm…interesting! This seems like a great one to try out. Love the natural ivory shade for it seems to blend well with the skin. i will def gonna check on this….


Kaitlin June 5, 2014 at 12:51 am

This looks beautiful! Do you think it would work for someone with combo to oily skin?


Reika June 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

It might slip a little….unless you have a matte primer underneath.


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