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Concealers: Fake Up, Yves Rocher, Collection, MAC

My Collection Of Concealers

May 15, 2013

Concealers: Fake Up, Yves Rocher, Collection, MAC

I’ve pretty much given up trying to do anything about my dark under eye circles.

A while ago, I wrote a post about the different health issues that can cause them and the measures you can take to reduce their appearance.

And although there are times when the skin under my eyes seem to recover some of their brightness, for the most part, my dark under eye circles are here to stay!

So I’ve resorted to covering them up with make-up. Hooray for make-up and the ability to hide your imperfections!

Here are four concealers that you can find in my beauty cabinet…

1) Fake Up By Benefit

Despite the rather superficial sounding name, Fake Up concealer gives the most natural looking coverage of any concealer I’ve ever tried. Not only does it conceal dark blemishes, it also works to hydrate the delicate skin under the eyes. The resulting look is brightened skin and no cakeyness!

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The Positives: Natural, luminescent coverage. Hydrated skin. No creases.

The Negatives: Holy smokes, the price! Also, coverage is not long lasting.

How Much: $24 at Sephora for 3.5 g

2) Collections Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

I received the Collections Lasting Perfection Concealer from a Beauty Swap. Unfortunately, the medium color is much too pale for my skin tone. But that hasn’t stopped me from trying it out. And yes, it really is as long-lasting as other bloggers have claimed.

Collections Concealer

The positives: It’s incredibly long-lasting, you need to use only a small amount to get the coverage that you need, and it’s very price-friendly.

The negatives: It tends to settle in the creases.

How Much: £4.19 on Boots for 4.0 g

3) Yves Rocher Flawless Finish Corrector

Technically this isn’t a concealer. It’s a corrector. But I’ve used this alone, as well as in combination with a different concealer. It just depends on how bad my under eye circles look on any given day. I also use this to cover other dark blemishes before applying foundation.

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The positives: Good coverage. Lasts long. Goes on lightly and does not settle in creases.  Multi-purpose. Price-friendly.

The negatives: Goes on dry and the tint is a bit dull.

How Much: €7.5 at Yves Rocher for 5g

4) MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

For the longest time, this was the only concealer I used. And I was quite happy with it. So I’m not sure what it was about this concealer that made me start looking for others. Maybe it was because I found it difficult to apply. Or maybe I felt like it made my skin look dry and take on an orange tint. In any case, there are still a lot of redeeming qualities about this concealer.

MAC Concealer

The positives: Great coverage! Long lasting. Goes on smooth. Does not settle in the creases. A little goes a long way.

The negatives: The pump is tricky. Usually, you will end up taking out a lot more than what you need. Dries out quickly, so it’s hard to apply. And as I already mentioned, it makes my skin look dry and take on an orange tint after a while.

How Much: $18 at MAC for 9ml

Can you guess which concealer is my favorite? 

Naturally, my favorite is Fake Up By Benefit. Because the resulting look is so natural and luminescent. And to top it off, my skin feels comfortably hydrated.

No Concealer

(No Concealer)

With Concealer

(With Concealer)

But, (with the exception of the Collection Concealer because it’s the wrong color), I still find that the other concealers have their occasional use.

And you, do you use concealers to cover up your dark under-eye circles? If so, which products do you use?

Beauty Swap Liz Earle Collection Concealer

A French And English Beauty Swap

March 25, 2013

Receiving parcels in the mail always feels like Christmas! Which is why beauty swaps are so much fun!

Also, I’m in a really enthusiastic mood today!! So that’s why your eyes are getting bombarded with Exclamation Marks!!!!

So! I recently arranged to do a beauty swap with Miss Jo, of Patent Purple For Life, who blogs about beauty from London.

This was my first beauty swap. And the idea was to send each other beauty products that are hard for us to get a hold of within our respective countries.

The trickiest part about doing the swap was matching up the values of our products. This of course included the shipping cost. So figuring out the total weight of the products and their shipping price was also another tricky part.

It took a few exchanges of email messages over the length of a week. But eventually, I think we did a pretty good job of matching up the costs of the swap evenly.

Royal Mail Red Envelope

So, these are the English products that I got from Jo in the mail today:

1) Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Clothe Cleanser – This was her choosing because I wanted to be surprised.
2) Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer – I read about this concealer from an impressive review by Young For Good in her 9 Concealers, 8+ Hours Challenge. So I was really curious to try it.

And then her own added touches, which were:

  • Beauty Samples of Abahna body lotion, Monu night cream and Elemental Herbology facial cleanser
  • A happy sun smiley card!

Thank you Jo! For this very well-put together package:

Beauty Swap Liz Earle Collection Concealer

In exchange, I sent her two French products:

1) Florame Almond Body Lotion – which Jo chose after reading my review on it.
2) Baija Fleur d’Oranger Body Oil – which Jo spotted during my write-up of the Spa & Beauty Salon.

Beauty Swap Florame Body Lotion, Baija Body Oil

(photo taken from Jo’s Instagram)

I did also throw in a few beauty samples in her package. Which made the weight totally go over the maximum weight of the pre-paid envelope that I’d bought. Just so you know, it really doesn’t take much to make a few grams!

Luckily, her package went through anyway. But next time, I’m going to be more vigilante because that was a pretty risky move on my part.

But hey, all is well that ends well!

And now I’m very eager to try these two. And I’ll be writing up a product review of them very soon!

Beauty Swap Collection Concealer Liz Earle Cleanser

Collection Long Lasting Concealer

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

Have you done a beauty swap before? And if not, is it something you’d like to try?