May 3, 2010

Sephora Buildable Cover Concealer Review and Swatches

Morning chicklets!

How was your weekend? Everyone get some R&R in? It was so gorgeous this weekend around these parts. Felt like Summer! However, totally blew when I woke up this morning to pouring rain but hey gotta be thankful for small favors that the weekend held up nicely.

Sorry but no Doctor Who coverage today as I just got a sec to see the episode this morning. Feel free to shout it out at me on Twitter though or feel free to babble it right here. Not sure I love the new Daleks as they look kinda i-Podish but not TOO bad an episode overall.  w00t Daleks in tons of fruity flavors and shades!   I must admit, for once, I was routing for the Daleks.  It’s always nice when the bad guys win every once and a while, keeps things fresh right?

So long weekend means seriously scary dark circles under these eyes!

I reached for a little Sephora Buildable Cover Concealer today to see how bright eyed and bushy tailed it could make me look.


What is it?

Sephora Buildable Cover Concealer promises to hide EVERYTHING. Whoa nelly big promises, I love those! I’m talking blemishes, dark circles, and according to Sephora even tattoos…! This cream-to-powder formula will conceal your woes with buildable coverage that will never cake or feel heavy…..but does it really?

The Good……….

I actually love the idea of a buildable concealer since some days my eyes are looking a bit rougher than others. For example I always go to bed early on Monday nights because I feel like it’s a good start to the week. Come Tuesday morning my eyes aren’t in need of as much coverage as they did on Saturday morning after a late Friday night. See my point? Having a concealer that adjusts to my needs is rather perfect as I can go light or heavier depending on what needs concealing.

First off, avoid it if you’re eyes are dried. Chances are if you have dry eyes this will age you, settle into fine lines, and just generally look dry and cakey. Not a good look. I happen to have quite dry eyes but thankfully with proper prepping this wasn’t TOO bad. It glides on seamlessly and conceals well enough leaving behind a fresh, flawless look. It has a bit of a harder texture than I’m used too and isn’t particularly creamy but it still manages to blend decently. I didn’t really feel like it was cream to powder which is a good think as I think if it had a matte powder-y dry down it would make me look positively ancient as powder under my eyes is a no go.

The Bad…

It is buildable that much is true but be aware if you are building to hide heavier, darker circles, chances are you could go over board and end up with it settling into fine lines, caking up, and just looking all in all bad. It’s also not the best solution for those with drier eyes.

Final Thoughts…..

It’s $16 bucks which isn’t really cheap for a concealer considering you could tack a few dollars onto that price tag and go high end. The concealer performs well enough but not so well it’s worth indulging in at that price as I can picture myself spending $18-$25 and getting something that does the trick way better.

It’s ok but nothing to brag about and not something I’d indulge in again nor recommend purchasing for yourself.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • mercedes

    hi muse! im glad your weekend was better then mine,yesterday someone hacked into my yahoo email account and deleted everything from my inbox,than later last night a house by my sister cought on fire. (my sister lives less then a mile away).god what a horrid weekend.

    • the Muse

      oh god mercedes sorry to hear it dear 🙁 is everyone ok? your sister? her family!? 🙁

      • mercedes

        yeah everyone is fine my niece (her daughter) was here,and my sister and her boyfriend were both at work.the only one at the house was my brother.he helped the people get out with there pets 😀 it was really scary,the whole neighborhood was outside and the street was felt surreal. you only see that kind of stuff on tv,and movies.but im just happy everyone is ok.i was thinking when you see stuff like this you dont think twice about it cuz your serene in your home,but actually expierencing it,totally diffrent.when it was on the news last night i felt safe cuz i was watching it even though when i was there i felt terrified,nothing can prepare you for a disater.Oh! i was meaning to ask you are you ok from that bomb scare in times square (its on the news everywhere)i cant help thinking of the muse when i hear about something in new york.


    oh gosh muse can there ever be a cheap concealer that works!>? I need one because my acne is not cleaning up, I’m eyeing the mac one and I may need it, My acne isn’t horrible but I’d rather cover it up, without having to use so much foundation.

    any suggestions!?