Make-Up Artist, Eve Pearl, has a quite a following online. Her products are spoken of very highly and I’ve seen alot of hype surrounding them which of course made me curious and eager to try some of it out for myself.
My first purchase?
Obvious one for long term readers of Musings, conceal! I always head to the concealer first prior to checking out anything else and Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer held a certain appeal.
Check it out!
A strong pinky/peach color for neutralizing darkness under the eyes.
This contains two shades of concealer which can be mixed and matched to blend and concealer darkness, fine lines, etc….it’s best suited for under eye concealing in my opinion and I believe Eve Pearl designed it as such. I enjoy having two shades to work with as you can start with the medium shade to conceal darkness and end with the lighter to brighten the eye area up.
The key ingredient in this concealer is something called AstaREAL which is an anti-oxidant. The formula supposedly does all sorts of wicked incredible things such as improve the skin naturally, fight signs of aging, contributes to the reduction of hyper-pigmentation, and a slew of other stuff. Honesty, it’s a bit TOO much in my opinion and I’m unsure if any of it is working nor do I believe it will. I’ve been burned plenty by treatment products that promise the world. Who knows? This might work but I am highly doubtful.
Formula wise I’m not keen on this at all. It promises a non greasy texture but it’s amazingly emollient and very greasy. The texture runs thinner than what I normally like in a concealer formula as I prefer a more creamy texture myself however this is thin and greasy it kinda feels like Halloween face paint.
It does conceal darkness however the shade I choose, light/medium, just accentuates my problem areas instead of brightening them. So I have a concealer that works well at diminishing darkness but not one that brightens the area up. It applies muddy, orange, and makes my eyes look tired. I tried a lighter application by blending the two shades and also tried applying the darker first and following up with the lighter and finally just the lighter but no matter how many ways I try using the shades I get the same results.
The concealer doesn’t set right away either as it remains tacky and greasy to the touch for a bit. It doesn’t crease lucky enough which is one good thing about it.
- Olive or darker skin types with dark circles (anyone with dark circles and darker skin might find the joy in how well this diminishes darkness).
- Fair, medium skin types might not like the orange, muddy shade this leaves behind.
- Anyone who likes a creamy, hydrating concealer formula (this runs emollient and greasy).
The concept is a good one particularly since salmon is an excellent shade for erasing darkness under the eyes however the formula needs alot of work as it just feels terribly wrong and leaves behind a tired look or at least on my eyes it does. I was excited to try this out but in the end was terribly disappointed that it wasn’t nearly as great as the pitch.
Sadly, I can’t find the joy in this concealer. One of the worst I tried in recent months.
Do share, curious what you think!