E.L.F. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer Review, Swatches, Photos
E.L.F. has a new Complete Coverage Concealer Palette for $3. I have to admit that I do believe concealer is a splurge item. I’d give away vital organs for a concealer that works well at making me look fresher and more flawless. I suffer from puffiness under my eyes, minor fine lines, and a bit of darkness so a great concealer, for me, is worth its weight in gold.
However, from time to time I like checking out budget concealers because you honestly never know when you might strike gold such is the case with Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, that stuff is pure, solid gold concealer joy. Sigh but finds like this are rare indeed.
So maybe E.L.F. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer might be another winner?
A quad of four gradating shades of concealer for a budget price tag of $3.
I gotta give this props for design as it not only combines one, not two, not three, but four shades of concealer. There’s nothing like having a range of colors at your fingertips that you can mix and match to create the perfect shade. Sometimes concealers are too light, sometimes to beige, this is ideal because it starts out with a lighter shade and proceeds to work up to a darker one. Quite handy in my opinion.
Depending how you look at it, the formula could be considered decent or bad. If you’re younger and your eyes are dewy sans the dryness associated with aging skin you might find the texture and formula of the concealer great. It runs on the emollient side of the fence and lacks creaminess or a moisturizing feel, put it in the realms of oily and emollient with a thinner formula. Those with youthful eyes and minor problem areas that need concealing may find this works a treat at concealing their problems….
Work yourself up to your mid 20’s and into your 30’s and you’ll probably fail to be impressed…
Personally I feel like the concealer is to thin and lacks the creaminess to blend correctly. It conceals ok, brightens alright, but it does look unnatural on. It’s very noticeable that I’m trying to conceal problem areas under my eyes. Good concealer should absorb enough to look natural but remain on top of the skin surface to conceal the problem area. This seems to just unnaturally sit atop of my skin and you can easily see that I’m wearing concealer no matter how much I blend. The formula really feels off to me as well. It runs thinner and has an oily, emollient feel that I don’t find particularly pleasant. I imagine if you left it in a warm place for too long it would melt into a puddle of oil and fillers, that’s basically what the formula reminds me of, no substance behind it.
The shade selection ranges from a light to a medium palette. I was worried the medium would be too dark so I indulged in the light but that actually proves too light so be aware when selecting your correct shade. Formula is pretty pigmented but not enough to conceal darkness under the eyes.
- Younger eyes may find this a helpful aid for concealing minor problems.
- Those who conceal spot areas might find this a cheap way to do so (if you have small pimples you wish to conceal this might help).
- Those looking for a budget concealer to give a flawless, fresher look the under eye area.
- Anyone who does not fit into the fair, medium tone group (this comes in two shade choices and neither looks good for darker, tan, or olive tones).
It’s $3 so it might prove a great palette for keeping around for smaller pimples or problem areas but I personally think you can do much better with some drugstore finds. Overall, the formula just feels very off to me and very, dare I say, cheap. If you’re a fond fan of E.L.F. you might be impressed but if you’re used to higher end concealer, this will have you turning your nose up.
I didn’t like it and personally didn’t feel like it was of good quality. You can do better at your local drugstore.
Anyone try it?
What did you think?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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