Today’s review is going to be on the Essence Camouflage + Matt Concealer.
A couple of weeks ago I got a bunch of new releases from essence, since these products are so new and essence is a bit tricky to find online I won’t be able to provide the links for you on most of these products but I’m sure you’ll be able to find in store.
This concealer is supposed to be very high coverage (should be able to cover tattoos), matt, waterproof. I got the shade 20 Light Ivory, since I like my concealer slightly lighter than my skintone to brighten the under eye.
The shade range is pretty bad, I know essence is super affordable but it’s not fair that there are all light shades.
The packaging is a thick and relatively small tube in a hard plastic material. The shade name is written on a sticker on the cup. It is really nice and sturdy, I like it.
It has a flat and pointy doe foot applicator that I love, it picks up just the right amount of product and the point makes it super easy to be precise.
As you can see the concealer is nice a liquidy when you first apply it. It’s really easy to blend, I use a damp sponge but your finger tip will work too, and once it sets it becomes a really nice satin finish.
I’ve been having quite a dry under eye lately and sadly this concealer grabbed to dry patches becoming quite uneven and patchy. I was able to really hydrate the area and after that I didn’t have the same issue but if you have dry skin you are going to hate it.
I usually use a powder on top I find that with a powder it doesn’t crease on me. It will last all day long, it’s not completely waterproof (if you wet it and rub it, it will come of) but it doesn’t come of with just water so if you wet it but don’t touch it it will resist.
As you can see I’m blessed with pretty light dark circles today but I have fine lines where my concealer tent to crease a lot.
This concealer has medium to full coverage, which covers my dark circles quite well but as you can see it doesn’t cover my tattoo.
On the instructions it says that it can be layered but even with two layers my tattoo was still pretty visible.
- Colour: 7/10
- Longevity: 9/10
- Application: 9/10
- Texture: 8/10
- Pigmentation: 9/10
- Packaging: 7/10
I like this concealer, it has a really nice coverage, it lasts all day without creasing and I love the packaging because it makes it super easy to use. That being said the shade range is terrible and I’m lucky to have a shade that works for me, plus if you have even the slightest dryness it will look terrible. So be aware of that and make sure to moisturize well beforehand.
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