I was given these to try ages ago and I have been trying them but being indecisive but I am here to tell you I have made up my mind on these concealers and I really like them.
One of the problems that comes with a decade of blogging
is you end up repeating yourself a lot. I'm going to do it anyway, in
case you haven't heard the concealer rant. So if you are a regular
reader of this blog you may want to skip to the next paragraph.
have dark, bluish under-eye circles, redness around my nose and a
thread vein. Sensitivity means I also get the odd breakout when I'm
testing something new so it's rare for me to find a concealer that works
on everything. I ideally want pink-toned for the dark circles and a
yellow-toned concealer for redness. Occasionally one will do both -
Clarins Instant Concealer and Maybelline Better Skin concealer are two
that spring to mind. I'd be happy to be stranded on a desert island
with either of those as my only concealer.
The Hourglass Hidden Corrective concealer isn't one of these - for
me. Though I wouldn't be devestated if this was on my desert island.
Now, I was given two colours to try, Natural and Pearl, it could be that
the perfect colour is waiting for me in the collection... but I think
not. For under-eyes I have used other concealers I prefer. I like the
consistency but the coverage just isn't there - you'd need to build it
up a lot and you'd end up looking odd. It's great straight from the
stick but blends quite sheer.
On spots and
redness, however, this is awesome. For over a month I had a patch of
spots on my chin that came up as a reaction to something. The Natural
colour in this covered these beautifully. One layer of this straight
from the stick, blended out at the edge with a finger and all the spots
were covered and with a really nice natural finish. It's long-lasting especially when set with a powder.
love the consistency of this, made better that it comes from in a
stick, showing how far make-up has come. Anyone remember those awful
stick concealers from the 90s. If you had to you could use these to
contour and highlight. If you had to. I'd rather you just used a bit of
concealer where you needed it and resisted the urge to go over the top.
(Keep the rant in Harrod, keep it in).
redness, any pigmentation on the face I recommend these concealers. If
you have very dark circles then go and try before you buy - I'm sure on a
lot of people this would be fine. Mine are quite tricky to cover. That
it's in a stick and has such a lovely finish mean you can apply this in
seconds. Slap it on, blend the edges, set with powder (or not) and off
you go. It has a 'cream to powder' formula so you technically shouldn't have to set it. But I do.
The range of colours is ok. The paler
skins are catered for of course, and there are four darker shades that
seem good - but I haven't had a chance to swatch them. Reviews seem to
be that the warm works well for olive skins. The price is on the higher end of what I would pay for a concealer but the stick format and the ease at which this goes on means this should last a while. I also like that you will be able to get every last bit of product out.
What You Need to Know - Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer