Mehron Concealer Ring

We all have been down that path where have not yet found our 'perfect' concealer and are still in the hunt for the one. I have come accross a gazillion products in this journey and this is the one I am resting on for now, hence the rave/review.

Dont get me wrong, I really liked my previous Bobbi Brown Corrector. They have a great range of shades available especially for Asian and Darker skin tones and are pretty emollient. The 'peach' shade was perfect for me however the concealer used to slide away during the day hence I was not too keen on it.

Entered Mehron Tattoo Covering. Many of you's may not have heard of this brand it being especially targeted towards professionals or as the name suggests especially to conceal tattoos.

It comes in a range of three shade palettes, this being medium I suppose. It comes in a total of five concealer colours which range from NC15 to NC45 (MAC shade reference) to allow you to use the shades individually for different skintones or to allow you to custom blend shades to achieve that 'perfect' colour.

Coming to pigmentation, one would not be surprised to know that this being an industrial concealer is extremely pigmented. The texture has a unique glue-like consistency which means you cannot drag it on your skin and would need to apply this in a patting/stippling motion.

The glue-like consistency makes sure this adheres to the skin the entire day and does not fade away. It did seep into fine lines though but that may be as I do have fine lines under the eyes. The finish is very similar to that of Bobbi Browns Corrector. It leaves a dewy 'wet' finish which you may want to set with translusent powder if your overall look is matte.

Its considerably easy to blend and you cannot tell where the concealer starts or ends which is incredible! It ends up looking like your skin if you mix and match to the right shade for your skintone. Just one con regarding this product is that it may be greasy for those of you who have oily skin and I would not recommend this. I have dry/normal skin and have not experienced any breakouts due to this product yet.

It has a salmon pink-based colour as well as a yellow-based colour which you can use accordingly for the under eyes and acne respectively.

Do not for once limit the use of this palette for merely concealing. The darker shades are extremely natural to use for contouring the cheekbones or buff it in to give you a slight tan. The lighest shade is perfect for highlighting the browbone or the cheekbones. Also its strong pigmentation can be used to cover tattoos, pigmentation or any sort of discoloration easily.

I tried using this with a fluffy brush for my eyeshadows, using the medium shades as lid colour and the darker shades in the crease and it seriously looks amazing giving an airbrushed natural finish.

Overall this is a great find for around a tenner given the fact that it comes with so many versatile colours and the possibilities with this are endless. You can locate this in any theatre makeup shop or professional makeup store, ebay it from this seller or get it from this online store.

p.s. I know the before and after pictures are not the best taken at night but somethings better than nothing eh?


EOTD - Kristen Stewart Inspired

This is the EOTD I promised ages back when I did a celebrity breakdown of Kristen Stewarts Signature look. Again, its not so special as its just a nude face with dark smokey eyes which is very easy to create however I LOVE the mysterious effect it gives and am a fan of this look :)

I think I should not have added a black base as it made the base color appear much more brighter then it should have been. Also adding some green contacts to the look would have truely completed it. Oh well!

I am not a big fan of the typical black and silver smokey eye and love to tone it down by adding in some browns hence this look is perfect for you guys who have the same preferance as me. I would sport this in the day to add some mystery to a plain look or at night for that extra oomph. I paired it up with nude-ish pink lips - blue based, to add a feminine touch to the look.

The lip crayon that I am using here is from a brand called Beautique which I accidently found at Sally's whilst browsing for some hair extensions. They are uber cheap but so gorgeous at the same time. They are slightly shimmery, pigmented and last all day long! I am wearing the color dusk. Dont forget to check them out whenever you're at Sally's.

Products Used:

- UDPP as base
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline used as a base all over the lid
- MAC Eyeshadow in Club used as the main lid color
- MAC Eyeshadow in Texture used right in the crease up to the inner corner of the socket
- NYX Eyeshadow in Brown used to blend the crease color and feather it upwards. Use a fluffy and less dense brush for this purpose.
- MAC Blacktrack fluidline used to line the upper lashline
- MAC Blacktrack fluidline mixed with Club Eyeshadow to line the lower lashline
- Use MAC's Texture Eyeshadow to line quarter of the lower lashline
- Line the waterline with a kohl pencil
- Finish off with Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

Hope you gurlies are all good :) The winter in UK is seriously irritating now lol. WE WANT SPRING!