so when i went to Takashimaya's Shu counter i was shocked to find it gone - or changed. it's called differently, packaged differently and even applies differently. i'm however surprised that the price stayed the same - S$55. affordable and very good value for money, as my previous one lasted for years.
before i show you a li'l demo, here are some visual comparisons:
here is a short pic demo of how i apply it for my dark undereye:
in the end, i like this product. i say like - and not love - because i find that applying one layer doesn't satisfy my expectation of fully covered dark undereye complexion but i can always add another layer if need be. that, i still need to explore. what i love though is that it doesn't feel like a concealer at all - so light, feels like moisturizer, easy-breezy to apply and smoothen out. it also doesn't have (imho) the potential to cake. the price is reasonable as well, because it can last me for a long, long time. am not sure about the applicator, but since i pat the product on my undereye when i haven't applied any product on my face yet sounds good so am not really worried about "soiling" the product.
i have a feeling i will keep this asian-beauty-product-high for a while. am actually thinking of buying Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick (for a longer lasting and much picture-friendly foundation, since i've ditched MAC Studio Fix foundation ages ago). Uh-oh... hehe!