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Lorac Double Feature Concealer Highlighter Duo Review

I’m still rounding up concealers and today I’m bringing you a review of Lorac Double Feature Concealer and Highlighter. This concealer is brand new from Lorac. Tired of all these concealers yet?!

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As you can see above the packaging is an interesting pull out design. Unroll and you’ll end up with directions, alternate uses for the product, and detailed photos for use. It’s like a little cardboard newsletter that unrolls with the box.

Well done Lorac on creating a very interesting concealer duo! I should start my review by saying I don’t approve of lipstick style concealers in a tube. I’ve tried a few and all are really bad simply because the formula is so very difficult to blend and ALOT of tugging is involved.

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Lorac got a tiny bit inventive with this new concealer. I originally purchased this assuming that it consisted of three parts. I was thinking it was a concealer, a rollerball setting powder, and a highlighter. Turns out I was quite wrong! It’s a concealer, highlighter, and a rollerball applicator. This does not come with a powder, why I was thinking the rollerball was a powder is beyond me

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Turns out the rollerball is what makes this such a fine product. The concealer is somewhat your typical stick concealer which I’m not too fond of. The formula is creamy however it doesn’t glide as easily as I’d like it to under my eye but the rollerball ends up making the concealer into something special. If I had to use the concealer on it’s own without the rollerball I’d be highly disappointed as it does involve some tugging to get on and of course tugging to blend.

So how does it work? Simple. Swipe the concealer gently under each eye, proceed to roll over the concealer using the rollerball applicator, continue rolling until your concealer is completely blended in. The rollerball does such a good job of blending the concealer you won’t need to pat or rub with your fingertips. The effect is an airbrushed look that erases fine lines, dark circles, and bags. However, it does deserve to be mentioned that this involves a good deal of tugging. I tried doing this gently but it doesn’t completely blend as well with a lighter touch. It disturbs me that I have to roll so hard to get it blended. Less tugging on the eye are is always good and this involves a considerable amount of tugging.

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After you’ve blended your concealer you can take the opposite end of the applicator which houses the highlighter and dot under your eye. This gives a tiny bit of shimmer and light to the eye area. I mistakenly did three dots and I got a rather shiny, disco ball look going on under my eyes so use this sparely and you’ll achieve the desired effect of a hint of brightness and highlighting under the your eye. The highlighter doubles up as a cheek and brow bone highlighter as well. The color of the highlighter is a creamy light yellow gold with a hint of shimmer. This comes with a sponge tip applicator however I do not recommend using the applicator to blend as it’ll add WAY too much of the product and you will end up sporting some seriously shimmer under your eyes. The effect sometimes looks mannequin-like or sports almost a clay-like look which I really don’t like but if I use alot less I get the desired effect of a brighter eye area. I’m not sure if I’d recommend using this under the eye if you’re older I may stick to using this as a highlighter on my brow bone.

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The duo is available in three color selections and although the lightest version worked well for me I can’t help but be disappointed at the lack of variety in shades. The colors range from light, medium, to dark but even the darkest selection doesn’t appear to be suited to ever all deeper skin tones.

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Aside from that mild ranting I did I love this. Would I buy it if it wasn’t a duo? Absolutely not as the stick concealer isn’t that fabulous however since the rollerball actually aids in making the concealer rather wonderful plus the highlighter gives a rather lovely bright look to the eye area I definately liked it. It’s $24 USD and available from Sephora now if you’re lemming it. I did forget to mention that the wear on this is wonderfully good which is what made me like it even more.

Generally speaking I could probably just purchase a rollerball somewhere on E-bay and use it with a stick concealer however this comes all together and makes concealing your eyes an absolute breeze while offering great coverage and an airbrushed finish.

The Muse likes it with a few minor problems that could use improving! But it’s definately not bad and worth checking out for yourself!

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Lorac Visual Effects Mascara

For those of you lemming Fairy Drops Mascara this might be a good alternative. The applicator is somewhat similar in style to the Fairy Drops Mascara and the price isn’t too bad at $19.50 USD!

I haven’t personally tried it but if you’re wishing, wanting, and lemming Fairy Drops Mascara and find yourself not wanting to pay high airmail shipping costs this might be a solution!

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Clueless about Fairy Drops Mascara? Click here to read my review!

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Lorac Perfectly Pink Blush

It appears Lorac has a new blush out but I think it might be exclusive to QVC?

Lorac Perfectly Pink Blush as seen on QVC
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Wander over to QVC and punch in item number A74612 and you can see this interesting little blush for yourself.

I’m kinda leaning towards wanting this because it reminds me of Benefit’s Dandelion which I really adore.

I find that Lorac cosmetics are pretty pigmented so I’m curious to see if this blush is equally pigmented and gives me the Perfectly Pink look that it promises!

The Muse shall investigate further and let you know icon wink

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Tis’ The Season for "Mini" Gift Sets

I’m noticing a major trend in the cosmetic gift giving selection this year. That’d trend would be minis!

Yay!

I mean we obviously love full size products but hell don’t we love mini versions that we can tuck in our purses and makeup bags for touch ups here and there and everywhere?

Urban Decay has graced us with it’s mini 24/7 Kit which you can check out by clicking here.

Benefit has it’s new Powder Pop! palette available which contains mini versions of it’s popular powder line. You can droll over it by clicking here.

Stila has a mini kit of it’s lipglazes which I purchased yesterday! You can see my first impression here.

And now some more minis that are popping up at Sephora for the Holiday Season! Let’s have a look.

Napoleon Perdis Lip Couture Set for $35

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Ok so these might not qualify for mini but I’m making the big assumption these aren’t the big sizes.

Next on our menu the Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes Lip Polish Set for $28

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Next on our list of minis would be the Bourjois Paris Kisses From Paris Set for $18

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A cocktail of lipglosses for you! Lorac Mini Mini Mocktail Bar for $25

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The best deal yet (I believe this might be full size but don’t quote me on that) would be the Smashbox Light Speed Lip Gloss Collection for $29!

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Tarte has a new trio of cheek stains as well which are $30 and entitled We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheekstain Set. This isn’t very new because Tarte has these as normal catalog items and plus they offer them almost every holiday season however from year to year the case they come in changes which is fun!

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Minis aren’t new to Sugar Cosmetics but they always have some of the cutest minis I’ve come across icon wink This one is called Glitterati and has glitter on one end a light matching cream base on the other! The set is $32.

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So..what’s so great about minis anyway? Well minis are great for toting around for touch ups plus they are so lightweight that they fit in the smallest of places which makes for easy storage! You also get a slew of variety and bang for your buck by purchasing these sets! It’s such a great way to try several items in one cute kit.

Get shopping icon wink Grab some of these as gifts while you’re at it!

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Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow

Hmmmmmmm now here’s something I can finally get excited about this Fall! Lorac has three new baked eyeshadow that promises I’ll shine like a super star if I buy them (I don’t really need these as I already am quite a star as is! I’m joking! I’m joking! No one throw any tomatoes please!).

The three colors are Evening Star (a blue trio), Rising Star (a green trio), and Shining Star (a bronze trio). These are all limited edition and $24 each!

Bit pricey for a trio but if they are contain as much sparkle and shimmer as they promise it’ll be worth it!

They are on my wish list!

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