Base Makeup Review: RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer

by PJ on Tuesday, May 5, 2009

in -RMK, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - base makeup, makeup - base makeup - primer/concealer

(RMK Super Basic Concealer in 02)

A few weeks ago, I reviewed RMK‘s Powder Foundation EX, one of RMK’s three new base makeup items. Today I am sharing my thoughts on one of the two other products, Super Basic Concealer.

It is available in four shades and has SPF 28 and PA+++, and it uses a twist-click dispenser. The concealer has a creamy consistency, a good opaque coverage and a glowy matte finish. (It doesn’t have visible shimmery particles.)

So far, I have been having little issue with darkness in the eye area, so I can’t really say how well it works on heavy dark circles. (But it does even out the skin tone in the eye area quite well.) My main issue is the occasional breakout, and this product covers the redness effectively.

Also, I think the texture and consistency are just right. It is not so liquidy that it gets blended off where I want it to stay (it is always annoying when a concealer ends up around the breakout and not on the breakout), and the cream is just malleable enough to be blended nicely with enough play time to ensure a seamless finish.

I use this concealer underneath my powder foundation, which helps set the concealer. Once it sets, it is very long-lasting and doesn’t travel or disintegrate (even on my oily skin, where cream-based base makeup products don’t tend to stay on very well).

The shades tested for this review are 01 and 02. My skin tone is between light and light-to-medium (I use ZA Two-Way Foundation in 22 and I would go for the second OC shade in Japanese foundations), and 02 is a fairly good match for me. If you have a fair skin tone and tend to go for the lightest foundation shade, then 01 should be a good fit for you. (Both shades are quite neutral-toned and don’t look pinkish. Apart from being darker, 02 is slightly warmer than 01.)

Overall, Super Basic Concealer seems to be a very competent product, and, for me, it works well in concealing redness/breakouts. Also, the SPF/PA factors are a welcome feature as they provide extra protection for the breakout area, which can be particularly sensitive to sunlight.

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Prescriptives Site Unseen Brightening Concealer SPF 15

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

winterberry-gal Friday, May 8, 2009

Hey! Thanks for the review! I’ve been thinking for ages whether to get this a not. Cheers!


PJ Friday, May 8, 2009

Hi Winterberry-gal,

You are very welcome. I am happy that my post is helpful for you!

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


Anonymous Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hi PJ and other friends,

PJ, sorry for using this to swap my thing but I hope whoever interested in RMK concealer will come here and I have a better chance to swap my concealer.

I bought a RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer – 01 a few weeks ago but it was too bright on me. If you have shade 02 or ex-01 or any Japanese concealer/primer/foundation/powder wishing to swap, pls let me know at

Thanks all, especially PJ!

Cheers, summerbreeze


PJ Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hi Summerbreeze,

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will be able to swap your 01 for a more suitable item. :)


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