Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Week 2- Starting Off: Concealer


Hi everyone!

It is now week 2 of the Starting Off project (#theSOproject) and the category for this week is Concealer.

Up until recently I too was relatively new to the world of Concealers since I was simply dedicated to foundations! I will now share my experiences with you and hopefully this can help you along the way.

What are Concealers?
Concealers are a type of cosmetic that masks the appearance of certain marks/ imperfections on your skin which you would like to conceal. It can be used to cover dark circles, redness, discolouration and other blemishes as well as even out skin tone and brighten up the face.

This post will include two concealers from the brand Eyes, Lips, Face or otherwise known as E.L.F.

The Complete Coverage Concealer from E.L.F comes in a very sleek packaging. The compact case contains a mini concealer brush and four different tones which can be easily blended to achieve a shade which would be more suitable to cover the different marks/ blemishes you would like to cover. I would say that it gives medium to high coverage.

E.L.F. Complete Coverage Concealer (Medium)

E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer (Medium)

E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer (Medium)

E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer Brush (Medium)
E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer (Medium)

E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer swatches (Medium)
The second concealer that I have been using and absolutely adore is the E.L.F. All Over Cover Stick.

Easy to apply and blend, this little beauty is a joy to use! It comes in a very cute ‘twist’ stick/ tube packaging. I would say that it gives medium to high coverage. This concealer also contains Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 to protect your skin from damage in the sun.

It does have a relatively strong scent, but this almost disappears when applied to the skin and since it does a great job I have not really minded this aspect of it.

E.L.F. All Over Cover Stick (Spice)
E.L.F. All Over Cover Stick (Spice)
E.L.F. All Over Cover Stick (Spice)
E.L.F. All Over Cover Stick (Spice)

Directions for use
Depending on the area on your skin you would like to cover, e.g. under the eyes dark circles or cover up acne etc, choose a shade which would be most suited for that area. For instance, a yellow/ warm toned concealer would be best for covering up under eye circles. I usually choose the one which best matches my skin tone.

1)
Firstly wash your face and moisturise. You really would not want to apply concealer without having first moisturised… it would simply be too drying.

2)
Apply your concealer in the areas which require a little help such as acne scars or blemishes.
Blend the product gently so that there is no obvious change in the tone of your skin.
You can either use a concealer brush or your fingers to do this.
Frankly, I find it a easier to apply concealer with my fingers as it enables me to blend out the product nicely.

3)
If you use foundation, you can now apply this.
Otherwise we can now set the concealer using the powder of your choice. I like to set my concealer to prevnt it it appearing greasy/ shiny.
This step can also make the concealer last longer during the course of the day.

Tips
You can apply some conclear on the centre of your nose for contouring and slightly under your brow for highlighting that area.


The E.L.F. Complete Coverage Concealer retails for £3.75 and the All Over Cover Stick £1.50. 
Click here to check these products out.

My absolute favourite is the All Over Cover Stick and for the price I think it is definitely worth checking out… especially if you are unsure whether concealers are something you would be interested in.

Want to read more about my E.L.F. haul? Click here
What are your favourite concealers? Would love to hear about your experiences and favourite products :)

22 comments:

  1. I definitely like the sound of the complete coverage palette, this was a nice post to read, please check out mine at
    http://fionangelina.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Glad you enjoyed it :)
      Will check out your blog xxxxx

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  2. The concealer palette looks so good, I really want to try it.
    Becky xx

    beckylovesbeautyx.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Becky! The concealer palette looks and feels lovely. Definitely worth a try... and E.L.F. has offers on every so often so keep an eye out for those :)

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  3. Oh that palette actually looks really good! I haven't ordered anything from e.l.f in a while - may need to make a purchase now! :D Great post!
    (Still love your background :P )
    Kammi
    xx
    beautybookblog.com

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    1. Arr thanks Kammi :) Glad you like it!
      There's definitely a few things I still want to get now that e.l.f. has restocked some of their items!

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  4. This is such an informative post, excellent writing! I've never used elf products before, but I'll definitely check it out soon hehe. n___n

    Junniku blog [Click!]
    - A Korean fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog!

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    1. Hiya June! Thank you for such a lovely comment!!
      Really appreciate it! Happy that you found it informative and like my writing :)

      Have a lovely day! tc xxxxx

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  5. This post is so helpful! Thanks so much for such an informative post! I really like that that elf palette comes in several shades.

    Lynn| My Post on Concealers

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    1. Hiya Lynn! Thank you for visiting my blog! Glad you liked my post and found it informative!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

      The several shades of these palettes are handy for achieving your preferred shade/tone- very useful!

      Have a lovely day! tc xxxxx

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  6. Hiya! i really like the look of this palette, I am yet to try any e.l.f. products! :( xx

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    1. Hiya Stephanie! I bought a few e.l.f products and have been very happy- they also have offers every so often which makes the experience even better :)

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  7. Nice palette! great review! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  8. Great post! Really informative, well done. I am yet to try the ELF concealers but I have heard some of them are really good!

    Carrie


    cazmosworld.com

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    1. Arr thank you soo much Carrie! Really happy that you liked my post and found it informative :)
      I think the concealers are worth a try and they come in several shades so you have selection to choose from.

      Have a lovely day! tc xxxxxx

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  9. I adore the ELF cover stick, and the little brushes that they put in concealer palettes are so handy!

    Great post, I'm a new follower!
    Please check out my blog too if you fancy, I would appreciate it :)

    Alexandra
    xx

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    1. Totally love the cover stick! I am very happy with these concealers from e.l.f. Great results :)

      Thank you for your lovely comment and following my blog :)

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  10. Hi! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award at http://notanotherproduct.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-liebster-award.html xxx

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    1. Hi Lucy!! Thank you sooo much for nominating me for the Liebster Award!
      I am absolutely stunned and extremely excited about this!
      Really appreciate it! :)

      Have a very lovely weekend!!

      Sheen xxxxx

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