Product Review|| L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

 

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Availability & Pricing

Local Hair Supply Store

LaGirlUSA.com

Drugstore.com

$2-5

Amount of Product

0.25 oz

Shade

Fawn

Beautiful Bronze

Dark Cocoa

Pros

Crease Resistant

Evens Skin tone

Covers dark circles & skin imperfections

Great Staying power

Come in an array of shades (18 shades)

Animal cruelty free

Inexpensive

Makes a good contour/highlight

No breakouts

Cons

The applicator

A tad bit hard to get the amount of product you want out

Overall Thoughts:

After watching so many Youtube gurus rave about the La Girl concealer, I gave in and started my hunt for these concealers. I contacted the La Girl Headquarters, so they could direct me to the stores that carry their products. To make a long story short, I drove 25-30 minutes to a local hair store, and was lucky enough to get these 3 concealers in my possession.I love using the concealers for a hight light and contoured look. I get a smooth application, with great coverage. I find using a damp beauty blender gives me an airbrushed, flawless finish. I can honestly say, these concealers are comparable to the MAC Prolong Concealer. I find these concealers work great as an everyday use, and perfect for travel when on the go. I would definitely re-purchase these concealers in more shades, once the hair store restocks. A new staple to my collection!

Kay

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My Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products of 2013

My Favorite Makeup Products of 2013
1. CoverGirl All Day Flawless 3-IN-1 Foundation– I love this foundation! It last all day, has full coverage, and comes in so many shades, and how can I forget the awesome price tag, $10. Perfect for the night on the town, or if you just want to look flawless.
(Shade: Almond Glow)
2. Clinique Stay Matte/Oil-free foundation-I love wearing this foundation to work. The staying power is incredible, and it doesn’t clog pores, this is my Holy Grail foundation. (Shade: Golden)
3. Nars Radiant creamy Concealer– This concealer works miracles for the under-eye. It conceals, highlights, and last throughout the day without creasing. I hate the price, but I can’t resist this incredible product. (Shade: Amande)
4. Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer– I don’t use this product as a concealer. I honestly don’t think it conceals much. The product is very opaque, so I use it as a highlighter. Might I add it does a great job highlighting the face. (Shade:Honey)
5. Katy Perry For Eylure Day To Evening Lash ‘Oh Honey’– I love these lashes, they just make the eyes “pop”. I scored a BOGO deal at Ulta, so I racked up. I have already reused these lashes 5 times.
6. Nars Blush– I’m a sucker for Nars’s blushes, but out of the many blushes I own from the brand, I tend to reach for Orgasm. This blush gives a healthy glow to the skin, and last all day. My other favorites are Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, and Seduction.
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner– This gel eyeliner works great if you have oily eyelids like myself. It doesn’t run, and last throughout the day, even if you’re a crier.
8. Nars Pressed Powder– I use this powder to set my foundation. It mattifies my face all day without looking cakey. (Shade: Heat).
9. Urban Decay Primer Potion– My favorite go-to eye primer. Helps keep eyeshadow in place with no creasing, and last all day.
10. Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara by Maybelline– If you have short, stubby, curly lashes like myself, then you might want to reach for this product to elongate, and volumize your lashes. It gets the job done.
I would love to know what your top 10 Makeup Products of 2013 are

Happy New Year!

Kay
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Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick

Availability & Pricing
Bobbi Brown
Bobbibrown.com – $26.00
Sephora- $24.00
Amount of Product
.08 OZ. / 2.3 g
Shade
Almond (7)
Pros
Creamy
Medium- Full coverage
Conceal imperfections
Cons
Pricy
Not for under eye area
Overall Thoughts
I really like this concealer for travel use, and for on the go. It glides onto the skin, and is a very good color match. In addition, it last all day with the help of a setting powder, and conceals nicely. However, I won’t repurchase this concealer, for the simple fact of it having a small amount of product, and the price. I’m sure there are some alternatives that many other brands offer. Let my discovery begin!

What are your favorite Bobbi Brown products?

 Kay
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Product Review: NARS Stick Concealer


Availability & Pricing
Nars Store
Nars.com
Sephora
$23

Amount of Product
0.07Oz/ 2g

Shades
Caramel
(Medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones)
Amande
(Medium dark yellow and golden undertones)
Cacao
(Dark shade with deep gold-brown undertones)

Pros
Glides on smoothly
Long-wearing
Crease-proof
Conceals all imperfections

Cons
Not enough product; I finished my first concealer within 2 months

Overall Thoughts:
Nars states, Brilliantly obscures imperfections and dark spots with a creamy, vitamin-rich formula that nourishes the skin for all-day wear. Crease-proof and easily blendable for a flawless finish”. This concealer does everything mentioned in the statement. I initially purchased the shade Amande, but after achieving an amazing flawless finish, I decided to make my way back to Sephora to purchase 2 more shades: highlightcolor (Caramel), and a contour color (Cacao). I love using all 3 shades, and setting my face with my Nars powder for a completed look. These concealers are a definite staple!

Kay
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Product Review: NARS Duo Concealer




Availability & Pricing
 Nars store
Nars.com
Sephora
$30

Amount of Product
0.14 Oz/ 4g

Shade
Praline/Toffee

Pros
Very creamy, blends well into skin
Conceals imperfections
Great for highlighting

Cons
Last about 4-6hrs on the skin, before settling into lines
More shades offered to woc


Overall Thoughts:
When it comes to concealer, there are key components I look for when selecting a concealer: to cover imperfections, staying power, and intermittently for highlighting underneath the eyes. During workdays, I opt for concealer and loose powder to achieve a simple and natural look. This concealer does a great job blending into the skin, and covering imperfections. However, this concealer didn’t last long on my skin. I also noticed it settled into fine lines, and for these reasons, I won’t repurchase this item.


Have you tried any concealers from Nars?
Kay
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