Hope you had a lovely weekend. Today, i will be sharing with you a detailed review on a product i recently started using and i am really enjoying. It gives a flawless look to the face especially the undereyes. It has been compared to other high end brands (Mac's pro longwear concealer and Makeupforever) which i thought was overhype but i guess a trial convinced me.
If you are looking for a HD concealer that is inexpensive and works great, look no further. L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD is here to the rescue. ;D
This concealer comes in 18 different shades with under tones to suit everyone. No matter you skin tone/ undertone there is a color for you. Several colors even! Depending on what part of the face you want to use it on. Ones of the major reasons why i like this product. I went online and did some research of the shades that were very similar to the products i use presently and this guided my purchase. This really helps guys. Especially in Nigeria.
TIP: If you cannot get your hands on testers of a products you want to purchase, do check online (makeup forums, youtube, blogs) etc. There are usually product/shade comparison charts and they have never failed me.This is not to say they are always 100% accurate but this helps a lot.
I picked up three of the shades closest to my skin tone:
FAWN (dupe for Mac NC45 concealer)
COOL TAN (dupe for Mac NC43 concealer)
FAWN is my exact skin tone match, WARM HONEY is a shade lighter than fawn but with a more yellow undertone while COOL TAN is about three shades lighter than my skin tone. I use this just for highlighting. You may have to mix and match shades if you cannot find your exact shade match.
What L.A Girl says:
Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.
FAWN, WARM HONEY, COOL TAN
This product comes in a squeeze tube with a screw cap top. When you twist open, there is a little brush applicator . I have two things to say about the packaging. A pro and a con. I like it because it is easy to carry about and you do not need to worry about it messing up your makeup bag because the screw cap top handles that and also it is very convenient to use. On the otherhand, i do not like it as i find the brush applicator to be a little unsanitary because the bristles store excess product. I would advise to wipe off as much excess as you can before closing the cap of this product.
This concealer provides medium to full coverage. It stays on all day and does not crease. I have experienced the "Nightmare of the creased undereye" guys and it is NOT cute...I was worried this product would do that but because it is water based, it dries quickly and stayed put for hours.It is also great for COMBINATION/OILY skin sisters like me because is dries to a matte finish. It is lightweight and does not feel heavy on the face.
Also, a little goes a long way. I use just a bit of the product, blend in and this works perfectly. You do not need to apply a lot to get your desired coverage. Overall, this concealer is a great product and very good for makeup beginners who are thinking of purchasing a concealer.
Price : I purchased for N1200 from MYMAKEUP . Giftys daughter stocks this as well.. Originally retailing for $5 on the L.A Girl website, you can score this for $2.50 on Cherry culture and Beauty joint for 50% off.
I hope this concealer works for you as well as it has for me.
Thanks for Stopping by and have a lovely week !