The plan was to switch my blog to a self hosted blog tonight, and take a weeks break to catch up on photos whilst that was being sorted out. However, I decided to rather than changing my blog to a self hosted site, I bought Wordpress Premium instead, so that I can do what I want, but then not have a the hassle. Might be seen as lazy, but it is more suitable whilst I am studying too. ANYWAY, I decided to review the Collection #ConcealAndLightLikeAProPalette. Bit of a mouthful I have to admit, however I think it is funky.
I bought this palette a long ol’ time ago, when colour correcting concealers were beginning to get popular. At the time I was like ‘How can multicoloured concealers not look like face paint on your skin’. It didn’t make sense in my mind how it could blend out to match my skin colour. So I bought this palette because it had every colour in it that was meant to so something special to your skin that other concealers couldn’t. That already is a benefit because it you didn’t have to purchase every single colour and it was all in one palette.
The palette, as you can see from the photo, contains eight cream concealer shades. An orange toned concealer, a lilac toned concealer, a yellow toned concealer, a green toned concealer, two beige concealers, a pink shimmery highlighter and a contour shade. Basically, the different colour concealers are colour correcting concealers. It is all based around the colour wheel. Yes, you know, that thing you learnt in primary school when doing art? Green is opposite to red on the colour wheel, hence why you should use green concealers on any red area on your face. This includes spots, marks like windburn or sunburn etc… Lilac, or purple concealers, help eliminate any yellow undertones. It is best suited for people with a pale, dull or pasty complexion because it brightens it up. The orange or salmon coloured concealers are perfect for brightening the eye area and ditching the fatigued look. It is also good if you have an olive skin tone as it gives you more radiance. Lastly the yellow concealers are used for anything purple toned like bruises or veins. It can help clear up a dull base and depending on your skin tone, can make a great eye primer too!
So now you know the ins and outs of the colour correcting concealers you are probably wondering whether this palette is any good. I just want to point out that I actually like the packaging because it has that oh-so-handy mirror, which for a palette that is only £5.99, is really good.
What I would say for this product is that you get what you pay for. It is a cheap palette and that is reflected in the quality of the product, however there are some very good positives about it. I would have to say the best one out of the eight shades is the contour. I apply it in the hollows of my cheek bones and on my temples and I find it blends out really naturally using a damp makeup sponge. I also thought the yellow shade was good to cover up the veins on my eye lids and to prime my eyes for eyeshadows. However I find the consistency a bit waxy, and if I wasn’t using my beauty blender it would be harder to blend in. I didn’t put it under the eyes just because it is quite a heavy product. The colour pigmentation was good, better than I thought, especially for the green and the purple which to me originally looked quite pale. Also it is cheap, and who doesn’t love a bargain!
I would say this product is a budget beauty product perfect for anyone who wants to feel like a pro, but not spend as much money as one.
You can find the product here.
Have you ever tried colour correcting concealers?
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