September 24, 2018

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Kaja Don't Settle Concealer review

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer ($19) is a new light-to-medium coverage concealer that released with the new Kaja Beauty Collection at Sephora. As you may know Kaja is actually a new K-Beauty brand brought to you by Memebox as I told you about earlier last week.

Of course, I bypassed all the color options and headed straight for the concealer because I’m a total concealer junkie! Don’t Settle Concealer is another one “flex” concealer that seems to have taken the market by storm lately. First Aid Beauty also has a flex concealer they recently launched but honestly, I think it’s all about moisture and the concealer isn’t actually stretching or flexing. The moisture is what prevents the concealer from settling into finer lines in my humble opinion and not some miracle formula that stretches and flexes with your skin!

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer arrives in a simple nude box with an equally simple packaging for the concealer itself. The concealer is 0.21 oz in size and will set you back $19 which is fairly priced. Unlike typically Korean brands the shades aren’t limited to three colors (there are 12 to choose) but they do run lighter. I picked up Boba Tea which shade six and the shade that Sephora recommended me and described as medium with neutral undertones. I was a little concerned it would be too dark or too peach but it actually worked out great for me. However, it does run lighter and I wouldn’t say it was medium at all but more of a lighter medium. Which, again, is fine by me since I tend to run light medium in concealers and foundation shades.

The formula is creamy yet has a slightly runny and thinner consistency which feels quite hydrating. No worries though, it isn’t a formula that runs don’t your face! It just has a thinner texture. It’s very easy to blend! In fact, I’d go so far and say it blends like a dream. It’s just a dream to work with. It feels lightly hydrating but it isn’t oil nor greasy nor overly emollient. The thinner texture just makes it easy to work with.

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer Swatches (Boba Tea)

I wish wish wish it was a touch more pigmented. It didn’t quite conceal all my under eye drama. I require a little more pigment to cover my tired, finely lined, puffy eyes and this didn’t quite have enough to do the job. The good news is Kaja does have a secondary corrector called Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener which I have but haven’t tried yet. Maybe using the two together produce better coverage for me.

I do realize though adding more pigment means the formula will likely become thicker and perhaps a little drier. So, in some ways the lack of coverage and pigment might just be a blessing as it keeps the texture lightweight and hydrating.

As promised, it doesn’t crease or cake however, the wear time is a smidge shorter if you fail to set it. You can get about 5 hours of wear without powder but longer with.

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer is an absolute dream for drier eyes. It blends easily, looks great, and doesn’t crease or cake! I just WISH it had a touch more pigment! This is a great concealer if you are getting your eight hours of sleep a night but not a great pick if you aren’t and have a lot of baggage to hide!

Where to buy

Sephora

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer is a $19 0.21 oz concealer available in 12 shades that part of a new brand brought to you by Memebox. This formula is super thin, lightweight, and blends easily under my eyes providing lighter coverage and moisture. I love how easily this applies and blends under my drier eyes without creasing or caking. The wear is a bit shorter if I fail to set it at around five hours so do set for better wear. I was disappointed in the coverage as it’s quite sheer!

Pros

  • Anyone seeing lightweight coverage that doesn’t crease or settle into finer lines.
  • Those who desire a lightly hydrating concealer formula.
  • Those who don’t mind a sheerer concealer.
  • Fairly priced for a mid-range brand.

Cons

  • Quite sheer, not ideal for dark circles or other under eye issues.

Who

Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer is a nice pick for those who don’t need nor desire a ton of coverage. It’s also a great pick for drier eyes since it has a light, hydrating texture that doesn’t settle into finer lines nor cake up!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • kjh

    Oh, God, IDK. Think I had better wait for an in-person trial with in store and outdoor lighting. After CFX, that I thought I trusted. Concealer betrayal! The corrector could be pretty good. I usually use the Becca one. I rather like peachy or pinky, because the color discoloration and hollowed aspects are my banes. Thank you for being the Knightess of the Concealer Crusade. Somebody bury me with my box, please. Even if there’s a heaven, I’d still have circles.

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  • Debra Voigts

    Ahhh, I was hoping this was going to be a HG for both of us with a need for a bit of coverage and depuffing. Thank you for the review!

    I’m still hoping for a good HG list from you with a few great choices in each category – high end and not. Will you consider?

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure! For natural days it is nice but I need a bit more pigment 🙂 I’ll def try to get one up for ya 🙂