Concealers are a tricky one for me. I have a lot of boxes that need to be ticked is all.
Number 1: The two sunspots under my right eye, one of which is red need to be completely covered and undetectable.
Number 2: I like for my undereye area to be lighter and brighter after applying my concealer.
Number 3: No creasing or settling of product should occur at least for several hours after application.
I know, I know I'm super picky.
I had very high hopes for this Two Faced Born This Way Concealer. But it just didn't tick every box.
This concealer reminds me in so many ways of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in consistency, price and even the final result. It is very thick in consistency but easy to blend out. It lightens and brightens as expected and it also doesn't set too fast so there's time to really work it into the skin. It's the creasing under my eye that I just cannot contend with. To be fair, my undereyes are really product picky. It's strange because I have normal skin and no dryness under my eyes! It has good coverage but it's not full coverage enough to conceal my red sun spot, another detail I'm none too thrilled about. Oh and I gave it every chance I possibly could. I used my fingers to blend, a damp beauty blender, a concealer brush etc. I tried applying eye cream in ahead of time, I set it with my Anastasia Banana powder and a loose translucent one but it just didn't stop the creasing. The main thing that really made up my mind was the wear time. I apply my makeup sometimes as early as 8 am. I like for it to stay put until 4 in the afternoon without touchups. This concealer just did not stick around for more then a few hours. It slowly seemed to wear down and just disappear which is really just a shame because I was preparing to really like it.
There are a couple of upsides I found while testing this concealer out so don't outrule it yet. Two Faced knows a thing or two about their packaging and they sure got that one down. The tube is luxurious looking with it's black cover and gold lettering. It's slim enough and easy to use with it's medium length wand and doe foot applicator. On a very positive note, 10 different shades varying from very light to very dark and everything between are available and I'd assume they would be great for highlight and contour as well for that reason. And when they said "naturally" I think they got that just right because besides for the creasing problem, it looks very natural after being applied as though your skin is already bright. "I Woke Up Like This" would be an appropriate way to describe it. I'd say even though it didn't end up working out for me $28.00 is a fair price for a high end concealer like this one with a nice amount of product to work with at 7ml as well. I liked how it photographed on my skin as well.
My final word, I'd highly recommend this concealer to someone who doesn't generally find creasing to be a problem with concealers. If you like a very natural medium coverage concealer and don't mind touching up throughout the day you will probably get on really well with it.
Excuse the brows, I am in the process of growing them out to get my best shape again.
Have you given this concealer a try? What did you think of it if you have? If you haven't, do you think you would be interested in doing so?
Please feel free to recommend me your favorite concealers in the comments form, I always love trying new makeup products as you already know!
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