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New Concealers...

So keeping in line with my concealer addiction, I recently have got some more in my vanity and thought they deserve a trip to the blogosphere too.

Now, there are two reasons I keep getting new concealers. Firstly because I get bored of the one's I am currently using or psychologically feel it's not working as well and secondly, when I hear bloggers/youtubers raving about them.

Starting with the Vivo one first, it's just a one-size-fits all that they do if I am correct and comes with two concealer shades and a setting powder.

What I like about it is the fact the darker concealer shade has some salmon-peachiness to it which is always great to counteract those bluish-purple shadows underneath the eyes. Also, a translucent and finely milled setting powder is always great for those who wear glasses or find their concealers to crease a lot.

It's not all roses though. What I am not so fond of is the lack of pigmentation I'd like a concealer to have and the slightly powdery, dry texture that can tend to exxagerate dry areas.

Having said that, it's not a bad product but not one I prefer to use. Will be checking out more Vivo products however before concluding on their range.
L'Oreal True Match Concealer in Warm Medium on the other hand is a stunner. I came across it on a blog and had to get it ASAP.

It's a great golden shade, which means there is no place for ashy-greyish shadows. It works pretty well under the eyes, not so well for all over the face as it's a tad too dark for that.

The texture of this is great - quite thin and light, yet very pigmented so you only need a tiny bit.
I think the Bourjois Healthy Mix one is my favourite of the lot though. I have it in shade 53, which is exactly the shade of the foundation that I have from them.

It's a pale yellow-beige shade, a bit thicker in consistency than the L'Oreal one but still quite pigmented. It blends and sets really well and dries to a semi matte finish which is great as it doesn't require a setting powder.

A very large tube it is and is likely to last ages! It's very similar to MAC Select Cover in terms of consistency, pigmentation and shade (I use NC30) hence if you're looking for a cheaper dupe for the MAC one, this should be it.
My favourites still remain Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation, MAC Select Cover and very recently MAC Studio Finish Concealer.

I recently met the Pixiwoo sisters at an Avon event and they suggested that my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation was spot-on for my skin but for concealer, I should opt for an orange colour corrector from MAC Pro first before applying my usual concealer.

Next stop, MAC Pro it is. 
Nic, Strawberry Blonde said...

Great review, thanks. I've looked at the Bourjois one in-store and really did like the look of it. The L'Oreal sounds good too.

I'm currently using Estee Lauder Doublewear concealer in the newest formula, which is pretty good, though I'd like to try one of the macs you mentioned.

Nic x

Ayshe said...

I still don’t have a good under eye concealer, I have heard good things about the bobby brown peach one though, so I am tempted to check it out.

Sheefa F said...

Great recommendations girls! I have to have the Estee Lauder Double wear on my wish list now.

@Discovering Beauty - I have tried and finished a pot of BB's peachy concealer. It's pigmentation and effectiveness was unbeatable but it was too buttery and creased like hell! :(

Fifi said...

Thank you so much for this post!! I'm in a search for a good concealer right now. I'm going to see if the Bourjois one is being sold in my country! *fingers crossed*

Sheefa F said...

@Fifi - ebay is the answer to finding all brands in all countries imo! hehe.

Georgina said...

Oh thank you so much for this! I am in dire need of a good concealer and I love the healthy mix foundation so will definitely be picking up the concealer. I need to try the Vichy Dermablend too! x

mybeadifullife said...

estee double wear is on my list too, but i'm trying to find a good drugstore one.

Gauri said...

Ooh, I ♥ L'Oreal True Match Concealer!

Summer Loren said...

I'll definitely be trying the Loreal and Bourjois concealers! x

Toni Tralala said...

A good under eye concealer I've fallen in love with is Estee Lauder's stick. It works for me. I have yet to try Loreal! :)

RocoLondon said...

Thank you! I´m going to try Bourjois concealer! x

Unknown said...

I have the Bourjois one and I like it, but when i want something heavy duty I use eraste paste from Benefit as that is amnazing at under eyes.


Unknown said...

really wanna try the vivo one and the loreal one...do you the vivo is okay for slightly oily skin? xx




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