Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer

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If you're anything like me, you're constantly on the hunt for that one concealer that will change the way you feel about your under eye circles. I have genetically bad under eye circles - if yours are bad too the chances are it's genetics and unlikely to be remedied by any magical eye cream (although I live in hope!) This means concealer and make up are the only weapons in my fight against looking like I haven't slept in months. I saw that Soap & Glory had released their Kick Ass Concealer (three piece flaw camouflage kit) and after falling for some of their other cosmetics I snapped it up to try!




This is a pretty photo-heavy post but there are several different aspects of this product that I wanted to capture. The packaging is excellent - I've come to expect this from S&G as they brand everything so well. This concealer comes in a little pot with two different sections - the top part includes a little S&G branded pad and a setting powder to use on the concealer.




In the section underneath is the concealer itself with a mirror (handy!) - you get two shades as shown below:



The consistency of the concealer is really soft and creamy - something I really liked at first because I thought it would be easily blended and would look lovely underneath foundation.

(swatched L>R: setting powder, both shades blended with setting powder, peach toned concealer alone & yellow toned concealer alone)

When actually applied to my skin it's almost immediately apparent that this is the wrong shade for my skintone. Although I picked up the lightest shade available, I was really disappointed to find it's far too orange/dark for my pale skin - it just looks orange!

(swatched L>R: peach toned concealer alone, yellow toned concealer alone)

I also found after trialling this for a couple of days that it moves around a bit - no matter how much primer or setting powder I use, it just doesn't stay put in my key problem areas! It also creases like a biatch, which is the worst. I have problems with most concealers creasing but this is the worst I've tried.

(swatched L>R: white setting powder alone, both shades of concealer blended with powder)

Overall, I think you can probably guess that I'm not a fan of this 'Kick Ass Concealer' - it was just wrong for me in so many ways. Perhaps if you have a darker skin tone it might be a nicer match for you (the peach tones do combat the purpley blue tones of under eye circles well) and not look so orange.

That said, I'm not sure I would recommend giving it a go (as I often do with products I don't get on with) as it retails for £10 online HERE or instore in Boots. That's a little too pricey for a concealer that doesn't really do anything for my skin!

Have you tried this concealer yet? What did you think?
xx

4 comments:

  1. Awh damn, shame this didn't work for you. I usually hear such good things about Soap and Glory too :(

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  2. I thought it was just me that didn't get on with this product

    Charlotte x
    www.blackandwhitesheeps.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh good to know I'm not the only one!
      xx

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