I’ve heard some great things about the new E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer and being the concealer junkie I am I decided to haul a few shades. At $3 I think it would be rather great if this turned into some sort of HG (holy grail) concealer. Seriously, where can you get three dollar concealer that performs well?
They got some of it correct with the formula so you might be surprised but in the end…
It didn’t quite cut it for me.
E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer is available in three main shades and three corrector colors. It’s nice they included some decent correcting shades that address redness as well as dark circles, etc…they have a green, purple, and yellow available to correct issues such as redness and dark circles. Not many brands really focus on corrector shades so this is a refreshing change. This does mean that they do take away from core colors which are limited to a Fair, Light, and Medium.
I went ahead and ordered Light and Medium a few months ago because the promo colors appeared a bit darker. I’m glad I did because the shades are a little off…Light is more Medium and Medium is a darker beige. I’d say Light was the best fit for my skin tone. Shades do apparently run darker.
I think they got the formula right for me. I have drier eyes and I desire a creamier concealer and this delivers. The formula has a thinner yet creamier consistency that blends easily under my eyes so I’m not tugging the delicate skin under my eyes to apply it. It isn’t dry in the least and has a soft satiny finish that doesn’t crease into finer lines.
Light and Medium
I’d say the lasting powder is mediocre. I felt like my dark circles and tired eyes were clearly visible again after two hours of wear so this does fade rather quickly. But this also stems from the fact that the product is sheer…this is in fact where they went wrong with the formula as the texture is perfect but the actual pigmentation sucks.
On the upside you’ll get fairly good use from it if you have very minimal issues to conceal and maybe just desire a little brightening up. Younger eyes might benefit as well since such an eye type needs a heck of a lot coverage than those with aging eyes that suffer from finer lines, puffiness, and just general fatigue.
E.L.F. Studio HD Lifting Concealer got the formula down quite well but the sheerness of the product isn’t something that works for me. That isn’t to say some folks won’t love it of course, but if you’re anything like me and want a more full coverage experience this is unfortunately not the concealer for you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!