Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Concealers - pt.1

Hello :D

As I promised, here are the reviews of my first part of the mu storage - the concealers.

Firstly I must say that I'm addicted to concealers, because I'm having under-eye dark circles for, like, forever. And I always have to hide them, or I don't feel okay with myself. When I have a day with minimal amount of MU, it's always with a concealer, eventho I forget the mascara or other stuff. The concealer is my personal MUST.

Having a pinkish undertone most of the year it's very hard for me to find a good concealer, because almost all of them have some yellow pigments in them and then the colour is too noticable. But in my eternal search for the perfect make-up pieces, I think I've found some good stuff :D

1.) ArtDeco Concealer cream

This is how it looks like and it contains 4,5g of product. The colour is 1 and it's almost the fairiest of them all. You can get about 7 colours if Iremember right. I can't tell you the price because I don't remember anymore how much did it cost, but I think it was about 10€ or a bit less.
I first heard of this concealer a year ago when I was at a workshop and we had tomake a certain make-up. We had offered all ArtDeco products for usage and it happened that I forgot my concealer at home, so I tried this one.

I use it with a concealer brush, because it's creamy enough.

This is the colour on a white surface. And then I'll show you my bare eye (don't scream, eventho it's scary!) and with the concealer:

Okay, it's a bit yellowish, but when you add the foundation the yellow tone is gone.
Verdict: 7/10
All in all I like it, because it can really hide all kind of marks and it's usually used for hiding tatooes even. So when I'll finish it I'll surely buy it again.

2.) Bourjois Light-reflecting Concealer

It can be used directly without other brushes, but I use my brush every time. So it's your choice :)
The texture is creamy but not loosy. This is the colour 44 eclat beige clair and it works for me.

And now how it looks on my eyes...

I really love how it hidec my circles and the fact that it's lightly scented, but I don't think that all people would agree with me.

Verdict: 8/10
I like it very much, but the only problem is that I can't find it anywhere anymore. Like if it's not available anymore... :(

3.) Essence Forget it! 3 in 1 concealer

I think everybody knows this product. It has 3 different colours, each for a part of the face. I'll show you how I use it.

These are all the 3 colours. And here is my interpretation of theme on my face...

(sorry for the strange face, but I really don't know how to pose...) bare face

ok sorry... strange again.
This is with the Essence concealer. I use the pink colour for my under-eye circles, green for red parts and the beige for adding a bit of colour to my circles on after my first pink concealer, or my under-eye area is to white and abnormal.

Verdict: 7/10

It's a nice thing for aspiring make-up artists, because it's easy to use and it works well. But it can be messy and greasy after a long day of wearing it.
4.) Manhattan Wake up concealer

It comes in a nice tube with a small brush.
It's quite creamy and it contains light reflecting particles, which can enlight your under-eye area and make it fresh.

I got it in the 01 colour. But there are some more to choose from.

And now I'll show you the effect on my eye:

Verdict: 8/10
As you can see it's working great. I was using it all the time at first, but then I discovered other brands and this was just too transparent to work every time. But anyway it's a good concealer if your circles are not that visible.

Well, I hope you're pleased with this post and I'll continue my concealers review in some days, because I'll be in the capital for two days and I won't have time to post anything.
And don't be scared of my face :P

Have fun!

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