Monday, October 14, 2013
MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer | Review
Just over a year when I was in the midst of makeup-discovery-mode, a friend's recommendation of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer had me sprinting to Sephora faster than you could say that brand name. At the time, I fell ridiculously hard for the hype on pretty much everything spotted in Estée's videos and blog or on Anna's Instagram page. Now that that I've curated my own makeup tastes, most of those things have been passed to the mom or to my fellow-beauty-loving mate. Surprise, surprise, this concealer is one of the only things that continues to maintain a loving spot in my stash.
As per the title, this stuff is s e r i o u s l y full coverage. Only a tiny drop (less than pea-sized) is all you need to cover a face-worth of imperfections from redness, spots, scars, and under-eye bags.
The less than fluid texture has pros and cons. The pros? Some seriously good coverage (can I say it again?) and a good pinpoint concealer medium for some à la Lisa Eldridge technique. The cons? It's not quite the best formula for some general here-and-there covering and, if you're a heavy handed gal, things could get a little cakey looking, albeit a little practice and it won't stop you from slapping on the stuff daily.
An honorable claim goes to the waterproof title. A waterproof concealer? *Pinches arm* I can vouch for a check on this front due to the fact that swimming has become a regular occurence weekly, and, despite the fact that my skin has gone through some rough patches lately, it's an action that I have n o control over. Nevertheless, an application of this concealer in the mornings keep my skin looking more perfected--even when I resemble a wet dog.
As it turns out, I wasn't as much of a makeup newbie as I thought. But which is better; having on horrible concealer or wanting three really nice ones? I hate the beauty blogger buying bug....