Thursday, 22 December 2011

elf studio complete coverage concealer

| elf studio complete coverage concealer £3.50 - elf website |

my winter concealer obsession continues with this little beauty from elf. i have alot of things from elf, mainly lip products, but i thought i'd go out on a whim and try something totally different from their collection. this is fairly similar to the vivo kit i reviewed the other day but it has 2 further shades and is without the powder and highlighter.

the kit comes in 3 shades: light, medium and dark. i choose the medium shade because i bought this back in the summer and thought it would suit my summer skin tone better, but now i am tanless it is slightly dark for me naturally however with my fake tan on it is perfect.

the packaging is similar to that of all other elf studio line products. its a sturdy, slim black palette that you could easily throw into your bag without fear of breaking. there is a small mirror inside for day to day touch ups as well as a little synthetic bristle brush to help you on the go. i'm not a fan of the brush to be honest. its just a bit small, i feel like it would take you hours just to conceal one blemish/eye using it, instead i use my fingers.

when i first started using the kit i was very disappointed, the concealers seemed waxy and weren't creamy enough to blend into my skin. but i soon found that after a couple of uses the product completely changed! i'm not sure if it was just the initial layer of concealer on top but i was pleasantly surprised.
the concealers are thick and creamy, giving the skin a matte finish upon application. i particularly like the inclusion of both warm and cool toned concealers which can be mixed together to create your perfect shade or simply used alone if you're feeling lazy. i did find the product quite difficult to blend into my skin, however when patted into the area and then blended out it seemed to work a little better.i'm not sure if the product really give complete coverage? i'd say it's more like a good medium coverage, which is perfect for my better skin days. the concealer doesn't sink into the skin like many others. instead it sits on top and can therefore look/feel a little cakey if too much is applied. a few layers is enough to give you coverage without it looking like you've plastered your face.

i can't say its my favourite concealer i've tried but it definitely isn't bad! for only £3.50 i think you could afford to give it ago because this product really does seem to be massively loved or massively slated. i'm sure i'll get some use out it but i don't think it will become a make-up bag staple.

are you an elf junkie too? what's your favourite elf product?


  1. I have put off purchasing this as I have read a few bad reviews about it being too waxy. Maybe it's just a case of giving it a chance though? I might just bite the bullet and give it a try :)

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  2. I've been wanting to try this for a while. Thanks for the review :) xx

  3. Thanks for the review, I'm going to give it a try and get it with my next order :) xxxxxxxxxx

  4. p.s I have nominated you for versatile blogger award :)xxxxxxxxxx

  5. @FrancesCassandra♥ i found that on first touch it can be pretty waxy but once you allow the top layer to soften it's beautifully creamy!


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