Gather around kids.
Let me tell you something. Don’t let ANYONE ever telling you that spending less on product is a good idea. In some cases you may get lucky when you go the budget route but in my experience it’s rare that you actually snag something worthy of it’s $4 buck price tag.
For example, Bonnie Bell My Style Concealer is a mere $3.49. Sounds to good too be true doesn’t it?
A cheap as chips concealer that comes in a squeezable tube with a brush applicator offering a light, natural finish in a cream to powder formula.
I went into this purchase thinking how cute a concealer this was and how great it would be if it worked. Price wise it won’t really set you back much at all as it’s under $4. It has an interesting design which has a brush applicator on one end and a tube which you squeeze to release the product into the brush.
The formula is a thin consistency that manages to be a tad creamy regardless. You can brush it under eyes, on blemishes, or anywhere else you need a bit of concealing.
Needless to say I knew going into this that it probably would be bad. Honestly, I’d never expect to buy a $4 concealer and expect it to perform miracles and this doesn’t disappoint because miracles it does not do or concealing for that matter. The formula is a tad too thin to hold much in the ways of pigmentation. I tried it under my eyes and it concealed little to nothing of what I had going on under my eyes such as dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. The concealer is creamy but a bit too thin to offer any coverage as it’s thinner consistency allows it to absorb into the skin on contact without offering any coverage.
The squeeze tube and friendly brush application is rather an interesting design but squeeze it too hard and you’ll end up with a mess so you have to press down VERY, very lightly to distribute a tiny bit of product.
Although it promises a cream to powder finish it remains far from matte once applied and will stay dewy to the touch with a slow dry down that isn’t powder-y in my opinion.
- Anyone with very little to cover (this MAY work if you have a tiny spot you wish to conceal with a bit of powder on top!).
- Anyone who likes a thinner less pigmented concealer.
- Anyone in need of pigmented coverage to conceal major woes (fine lines, dark circles, pimples, acne scarring, etc…)
- Anyone who doesn’t like messy packaging (this runs towards being pretty messy).
It didn’t take a degree to know this would turn out bad but for the sake of trying something new in the name of beauty budget I felt like I might as well indulge. Who knows? It could have turned into an incredible concealer…
But sadly it did not.
Honestly, I can’t think of a single person who would honestly need to buy this. Perhaps teens might like it and benefit from it uses but no one already used to posher cosmetics.
Really a waste of money.