I promised to do a review on the Elf "Complete Coverage" Concealer and well here it is.
So I will just get right to the point. You see how I put "Complete Coverage" in quotes? That's because it does NOT offer any complete coverage for my dark pigmentation AT ALL.
|Used the one on the far right. From the swatches, the first 2 colours on the palette do not have as much coverage.|
As I stated in my last post, one good thing about this concealer is the packaging. I like the fact that it comes in 4 different shades for medium skin tones, and also it comes with an applicator brush. But the actual coverage for me was not quite right. Here's what I mean....
|Before vs After|
The left-pic shows the side of my face before applying the concealer. I am working on getting rid of this famous patch that we fair-skinned people who have over-experimented with lightening creams have. If you don't use sunscreen regularly, you get hyper-pigmentation because these products increase your sensitivity to sunlight and UV rays-and so the areas of the face that have thinner skin tend to burn up : -( So sunscreen is A MUST for me now! The darker L-shaped mark on my face is acne-scarring- my reason for using such products in the first place to lighten spots. *sigh* my skin has seen a lot. Anyway, I digress. So, the left-pic shows my face before concealer. Right pic shows my face after applying the concealer (used the far-right and darkest one on the palette). I have even tried mixing up 2 shades just to see if I could get better coverage, but no sir. In fact I think this pic above does the concealer too much justice. I was not impressed with it at all.
I had checked some reviews online on this concealer and they weren't so great. So why did you go ahead to buy it you might ask? Well...I blame it on the lack of good stock of beauty products in Naija, lack of variety, lack of testers, lack of enough stores, the list is endless. I went out that day in search of a concealer, I went to Giftys Daughter and saw some good LA Girl Pro concealers, but alas, no testers. The store attendant only had a tester for Fashion Fair concealers and she chose a shade for me which was really good. Only that I was not ready to shell out N5,500 (34 dollars) for a concealer. So I went to Brownies world and got this Elf one for N2500. Now I realize I shouldn't have- I should have just waited, done more research...I eventually got a Mary Kay concealer 2 days ago.
So that's my review for you. I would rate this concealer a 1.5 out of 5. 1.5 points for packaging (the case is compact and comes with a mirror and brush) and the four different shades.