Friday, 4 March 2016

LA Girl Pro Concealer First Impression

There are many American beauty brands that are so hard to get a hold of in the UK and all of them I want to try. One of the products I've heard so much about is the LA Girl Pro Concealer which is an inexpensive, high coverage concealer that comes in a very wide range of colours. In America, it's around $5 which is very inexpensive when you convert that to pounds (around £3.70) and cheaper than the much raved about Collection Lasting Perfection concealer which has recently gone up to £4.15.

So, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this concealer for £2.99 on eBay. I know, I know, eBay isn't the most reliable when it comes to buying makeup from as it can often be counterfeit or an imitation. But, I don't think this one is. I thought I'd first try out a normal shade and see how I liked the formula and then maybe try out some of the corrector shades or get some darker shades for contouring.

I picked up the shade "Porcelain" as it's the lightest shade and also what I usually get as my foundation shade. My first impression of this was "damn this is light" and the perfect shade for very pale people who often find that concealers can be too orange and dark.

This is the perfect under eye concealer, in my opinion, it appears very light when first applied but once blended down it becomes a nice bright shade that makes me appear very awake when all I want to do is crawl back into bed and sleep.

The applicator is this brush type and you have to squeeze the tube to get the product into the brush. I will say that I'm not the biggest fan of this applicating style as I often find that I squeeze out too much and then there's not really much you can do once you've squeezed out too much except wipe it away and waste it.

I do like the brush as it's really flexible and soft against skin meaning that you can get into nooks and crannies but it won't irritate sensitive skin.

As you can see it does appear very light against my skin but blends out nicely. When it is first applied it does appear chalky and like it will crease and break throughout the day but I've not found this to be true. I apply it under my eyes and then bake it with powder. This concealer can last all day without creasing or appear chalky and cakey. It is a really good under eye concealer and paired with powder, it's amazing at creating a bright and long lasting look.

I have also tried this on blemishes and found it can be a bit chalky in that instance and if your skin is dry, this will not pair well with dry patches. I don't have dry patches under my eyes but putting this near dry patches on my skin made it appear slightly flaky and emphasises the dry spots.

I do love it as an under eye concealer and I will definitely be purchasing some darker shades for contouring and maybe the green corrector shade to help target redness on my nose. If you're looking for a reasonably priced under eye concealer I would highly recommend this and definitely, if you're wanting to experiment with cream contouring on a budget this would be a great option. Find it here for £2.99. Have you ever tried this concealer before?

Til' next time! XOXO


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