L.A. Girl Concealers made it to the hot products’ list when everyone was raving about these everywhere. From concealing to contouring, these little tubes were seen used or rather abused by almost every other makeup enthusiast/guru. Of course inquisitive of all the hype, we had to give these a try.
Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.
This blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate, customizable coverage. This must-have concealer includes a soft brush-tip for easy application.
-Camouflages the appearance of skin imperfections
-Evens out skin tone
-Covers dark circles
-Minimizes fine lines
-Provides customizable coverage
What Do We Think?
The product comes in a pretty standard plastic tube with a brush applicator. You have to squeeze the tube to get it out and since there is no way to keep a check on that, you may end up with a lot more than needed. Since the consistency of the product itself is not too runny or too thick, you will get a better idea of how much to squeeze with time.
We both take concealing and concealers a lot more seriously than any other makeup product therefore in a whim of exploring the new hot product in town, we ordered four of these in shades Creamy Beige, Pure Beige, Toast and the very infamous Orange Corrector. Creamy Beige is a light beige shade, Pure Beige being a tone darker and Orange actually has deep orange pigmentation.
The concealers are quite pigmented and have a medium consistency which dries quite fast when dispatched out of the tube leaving you a little time to blend the product out. Not only you have to blend it fast, we found these a bit hard to blend. The product, however, is water-proof hence lasts long on the face which is a plus point.
Since I, Fizzah, have a medium tone with strong yellow undertones, a concealer with similar undertones is what goes with my complexion and sadly, none of the options in L.A. Girl Pro Conceal has a yellow toned concealer therefore I had to resort to Creamy Beige and Pure Beige with the former being lighter than my skin tone and the latter being a tone darker. So, shouldn’t have the lighter one worked for me? I had thought the same but a concealer with wrong undertones tends to make your under eye grey especially if you have purple-ish dark circles and that is exactly what Creamy Beige did for me. Pure Beige on the other hand, did conceal, but made the under eye darker instead. I tried layering the lighter one on top of that for brightness but the formula is unforgiveable when you do that. I have dry under eyes and need to moisturize a lot before I put on any concealer, and layering up products in that area is not my cup of tea, I want the job done with minimum amount of products when it comes to concealing.
If you do not have yellow undertones you might find a shade from the range that suits you but for all the yellow toned ladies, do not waste your money on these.
The corrector has strong orange tone to it and I always wondered how amazing the product must be that Youtubers put it directly on their faces and it blends so flawlessly, *bang* another lesson learned the hard way. Since the corrector as well is quite pigmented and hard to blend when used alone, I wouldn’t recommend anyone putting it directly. You will need to tone it down according to your skin tone and here came the Creamy Beige and Pure Beige handy for me. I used the corrector mixed with both of these concealers separately and it surprisingly did a better job than when used alone. Even then you don’t need much, a drop or two of the product is enough otherwise you will end up with an orange face.
We made these products work for us by mixing them in other concealers/ foundations as well or using them over dewy foundations. Spraying the brush with rosewater also helped blend them but it still took too much effort and time. If you insist on using a brush try one which absorbs lots of product and has a buffing quality.
Sadaf uses a Real Techniques Expert Face brush dupe to get this job done. Fizzah tried these with Beauty Blender and it alone gave the effortless blend and flawless finish for her.
We ordered Toast to try as a contour shade. You too might have heard like us that Toast is a cool-toned brown. It is not, as far as my medium yellow toned skin and Sadaf’s light neutral toned skin is concerned, Toast shows up as a warm brown on us so we use it as a bronzer. It however can be used for contouring on people with complexions similar to those of African-American origin as is clear from online swatches.
*Contour shades are NEVER meant to be warm. They are ALWAYS cool to mimic facial shadows. Yes, Youtube is lying to you.*
Newbie makeup enthusiasts are always at a lookout for inexpensive products that would deliver as well. Considering how tricky these products were for us to use, we do not recommend any beginner to try these.
Wide colour range
Hard to blend
No yellow toned options
How have you found these? Yay or nay?
Fizzah & Sadaf
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