January 28, 2016

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal Review & Swatches

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L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal

At $5 bucks, L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal seems like the beauty budget concealer of champions especially considering it has made its way around the Blogsphere with cries of delight about how fab the formula is.

With 21 shades to choose from and even a round of three corrector shades this little tube of concealer promises opaque, creamy coverage with a crease-free wear that concealers darkness and skin imperfections.

After reading and watching many reviews on this little concealer I thought it was finally about time I tried it myself.

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal comes in a 0.28 oz squeeze tube with an attached brush applicator for application. Personally I could do without the brush applicator! Just a squeeze tube is good with me as I don’t really like this style applicator as it is messy and I end up never using the brush to apply anyway.

Sorry I sound like a broken record in my reviews but I always like to explain my own personal issues when reviewing a product. I have drier eyes but not bad dark circles, puffiness, and finer lines. My eyes tend to look tired due to puffiness and dryness so I look for a pigmented brightening concealer formula that’s hydrating.

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal 3

This formula is very thick, creamy, and dare I say kinda chunky in consistency. It kinda comes out of the tube in a goopey paint-like mess! Thankfully it applies very well and blends out easily enough. It’s quite a pigmented formula but it tends to sheer out considerably once blended. Most reviews states that it wears quite long and it does but it doesn’t do so without creasing under my eyes. It’s also a semi-matte formula so although at first application it isn’t dry it does set to a drier finish that kinda cakes up and accentuates my finer lines.

I got three shades but all three were completely wrong. One was too dark (Pure Beige) and the other two had stronger peachy yellow undertones (Natural and Creamy Beige). As I said these shades were pigmented but they did sheer out a little during the blending process. I mixed two shades to create a more wearable color for myself but sadly I didn’t feel like the concealer looked very natural under my eyes and it didn’t really brighten the area up as the undertone was too busy trying to neutralize darkness I don’t have.

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal Swatches (Creamy Beige, Natural, Pure Beige)

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal Swatches (Creamy Beige, Natural, Pure Beige)

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal Swatches (Creamy Beige, Natural, Pure Beige)

L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal Swatches (Creamy Beige, Natural, Pure Beige)

I’m sad to say it but the formula just looks and feels cheap once applied. Kinda like something I purchased at the dollar store! This isn’t to say all the raving reviews are false, it’s just that the formula didn’t quite work well for my specific needs and skin type.

I can’t help but think a better purchase would be Hard Candy Glamoflauge which is $2 more but a far superior product!

Have you tried L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal?

What were your results like?

Do share them!

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  • Monet

    The LA Girl pro conceal is not my favorite concealer but I like it because I can actually find a good color for me in the range. I sort of prefer the ruby kisses 3D face creator but it’s not a very popular brand so many people don’t know about it. I’ve heard great things about the glamoflauge but alas there is no shade in applicable to my skin tone.

  • Sarah

    I purchased this concealer last year after seeing SO many positive reviews on it. My under eye issues are the same as your’s, so I am always looking for products that will address them. OH MY…this was one of the worst concealers I have ever used. I had similar issues with the ‘chunkiness’….but it didn’t stop there for me. It pilled so badly and it refused to blend smoothly…I tried everything…different eye cream, primer, beauty blender, brushes, fingers. Nothing worked. It is one of the only products that I threw in the trash shortly after buying and giving it a good try. So disappointed, but one serious YUCK!

  • Shana Rhine

    I’ve been wanting to try these for a loooong time…my undereyes are BAD lol. I have ridiculously dark circles, surprisingly big wrinkles (considering I’m only 25), and the skin is dry with texture and some bumps.

    I do still want to try these sometime and see how they work for me. I like that there’s such a large color selection because I’m like…paper white and everything is always too dark for me.

    I actually bought the Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer the other day and I still need to play around with it to see if I can get it to work. I made the mistake the first time using it of putting on the same amount of concealer that I normally would….and then I found out how ridiculously pigmented it is lol. I ended up having to take almost all my makeup off just to fix it!

  • amy

    I bought a few of these as contour products, and they do work quite well for my purposes. I also have one I do use to highlight & conceal, and I find it does work well, however, I don’t have many issues around the eye area, and often don’t bother with concealer, at all…

    • amy

      Oh, what drew me to these were all the contour videos, but the biggest selling point was the fact they don’t contain mineral oil or any other petro byproduct.

  • Camila

    What a shame it didn’t work well for you! It’s one of my favorite concealers of all times, it works much better for me if I have my undereye area hydrated first, but I think it looks fairly natural for the amount of cover it gives me and lasts FOREVER. I need makeup remover to take this off

  • Kimmwc03

    Glad I’m not the only one who had issues with creasing and thick application. I also had a hard time finding my shade since I ordered online. I hated this concealer.

  • DiEtta

    Love your review………..:) All of your reviews help with me trying something new!!! BYE BYE UNDEREYE by iT Cosmetics is my all time favorite!! Have you reviewed Dermablend? Have a beautiful day……….

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks chica 😀 have indeed, review in the archives 🙂 you too!

  • Christine

    I Hated this for under my eyes, not enough coverage and accentuated my fine lines! However, it is my Holy Grail for cream contouring, I use it in the shade Almond. Another fab of mine is L.A. Girl’s HD Pro BB cream! It is very light coverage & hydrating(I like this) but more importantly looks like Skin! Even Tati from GlamlifeGuru raves about it.

  • Sophia

    I bought mine from a beauty supply store. They had a ridiculous amount of testers and shades. It’s pretty amazing. I really don’t like drugstore or low street products anymore, BUT, this is amazingly skin like. It also has the invisible effect on blemishes with the correct shade. I suggest this on top of concealor you already have if you need extra coverage in extreme scarring for hypersensitivity or reactive skin, or alone if you have non reactive skin. Color correct the 1st 1/3 part of under eye towards the inner corner, then put the concealor on for a less cakey effect. There is also an orange, yellow, green cor corrector version in this line

    I am not a beautician or makeup artist, but from trial and error I have learned that if skin/body/mind health isn’t there, nothing will work. People either don’t moisturize, don’t use it correctly, don’t use the right one. Internal/ external hydration,and less over washing actually prevents oily skin.

  • Am

    I just purchased this concealer and I’m so excited to use the darker shade for my contour, but the only problem is my tube is filled with air? Well it seems like air and no product is coming out unless i really squeeze.. Any solutions on how to fix this? 🙁

  • Gary J

    I’m not to fond of their concealer a either. My first Time I used it, it made me break out so bad I had to see my dermatologist. Although I do love their eye shadows, liners, and lips products. Other than that I do not buy their concealer anymore. Ooh also I love their contour pallets it’s amazing

  • Jill

    Hi! I love L.A. Girl pro concealer. I actually use it as a foundation. It appears that Walgreens has stopped selling it online. So I checked Walmart. Great price but my color (Fawn) was triple the price of the other colors. I believe CVS has it. Let me know if anyone sees it somewhere. Thanks!!!