“ Brand: Asda / Type: Concealers „
I bought this product from Asda when I had misplaced my concealer and they didn't sell the one I wanted, the Asda Smartprice make up range is fantastic value so I decided it wasn't too much money to loose if it was no good. As the product is from the Smartprice range it is only available in Asda and this cost me £1.50 which considering I usually pay around £5 was a great saving.
The product comes packaged in a very simple see through plast9ic packet which I think is more so that the store can hang the product rather than it actually needing the packaging. The concealer is in a plastic casing like a lipstick and the top which sits over the case is see through and you can see the top of the concealer inside which was good for selecting purposes as you can actually se the colour of the product and then gauge whether the colour will be of use to you.
I personally use concealer to help to hide the redness of my cheeks under my powder, I found that this concealer was nice and creamy in texture and transferred onto my skin easily and with little effort which is good as if you had to press too hard you could end up compacting the stick with there being rather a lot on show when you first start the concealer.
I found that the concealer was easy for me to blend into my skin with my fingertips and then my powder clung to the concealer really well giving a nice finish so was pleased. Within about an hours wear I can see the redness of my cheeks beginning to show through so for all I felt the concealer had done a good job the finish doesn't last very long and therefore makes the concealer unless as it really doesn't conceal.
I will give this a 2 star rating as it is a great price and it is easy to use and doesn't dry the skin at all however for my usage it really doesn't conceal well enough, of course anyone using the concealer for little blemishes such as spots may find this works better.
I regularly use concealer to cover a few skin imperfections and a scar on the bridge of my nose following laser treatment many years ago. Whilst I would previously use Boots No 7, for the past year or so I have been using alternative brands in a bid to save a few pennies. As I am always open to the challenge of trying and testing new products my eyes were drawn to a concealer produced for Asda with this review discussing my experience with using. I would point out that whilst the product previously carried the name "Smart price", it is now known as "Asda Cosmetics".
Appearance wise, the packaging is fairly plain and offers a lipstick size similar to that of other brands. There is no weight displayed on the underside of the sturdy plastic tube and as far as I can recall there were a few colours available with mine being No. 1 Light, which is perfect for my pale skin tone. Whilst other brands do not provide any assurance that the product hasn't previously been tampered with, the concealer is presented inside transparent plastic packaging, which has been securely sealed on the upper section. Furthermore, I discovered the entire Asda Cosmetics range hanging on a display stand, as opposed to being individually displayed on a rack.
The concealer offers a transparent plastic cover, which firmly clicks back into place when not in use. Whilst the other brands that I have used require me to initially turn the lower section in order to unwind and subsequently reveal the product, there is already well over a centimetre of concealer on display, which cannot be wound back into the unit. I found this to be a real nuisance, particularly as I continually knocked against it whilst replacing the lid, which caused slight damage to the concealer itself in addition to a messy lid. However, after several weeks of use, the concealer naturally wears down with the remainder being accessed by turning the lower section of the unit in a clockwise direction.
The concealer itself offers a creamy consistency and is easily applied to the skin although I was disappointed with the level of coverage, as an insufficient amount is dispensed. Despite reapplying a couple of times I could not obtain enough coverage to disguise the scar I have on my nose, but in all honesty, I really was not expecting quality results due to the £1.50 price tag. However, in relation to covering an uneven skin tone, I found the concealer acceptable and it was easy to blend into the skin without being dry or causing any caking or flaking.
In order to obtain maximum effect, I always apply my concealer on top of my mousse foundation, as applying it first would result in my foundation lifting it away. Despite sealing with a light covering of pressed face powder, I found that after a couple of hours it had a tendency to slide away from the surface of my skin, which was most disappointing. Whilst the concealer was relatively inexpensive when making a comparison with other brands, it did not fully serve its purpose and it is not one that I can recommend. As a result, I feel only a two star rating to be appropriate. For some strange reason, this product is not available on Asda's website, but it is readily available in their stores for £1.50.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Asda recently discontinued this range and got a new own brand make-up range meaning all of the old stock was being sold off for just 90p a product. I needed some new concealer and I thought I'd give this one a try for 90p. I wasn't expecting anything wonderful but I thought for less than a quid it's worth trying.
I brought the 'light' shade which is still a little too dark for my extremely fair skin tone but, after liquid foundation has been applied on top, you can't tell at all so it's still usable. As far as I am aware there are only two other shades, 'medium' and 'dark'. So you're very lucky if you find a shade which is a perfect match for your skin tone.
The packaging is basic, as expected. White tube with 'concealer' written in black along the side, a black sticker on the bottom stating the shade and a clear plastic lid. Nothing to shout about but then, what does the packaging really matter?
The actual concealer is alright, definitely cannot complain for 90p. There are no nice smells added to this, it just smells like concealer but then you have to really sniff it smell anything at all.
It applies nicely and makes an alright base coat. You won't completely cover up any blemishes, spots or uneven skin tones with this but it will help your liquid/powder foundation significantly in doing this task.
Although this particular range is discontinued if you do fancy giving this a go just buy the 'new' one from Asda. I've tried that as well as I'm almost certain it's exactly the same product in different packaging! #
As anyone with little girls will tell you.... you go through make-up like there's no tomorrow! It disappears as those little girls play dress-up and mummy. I am blessed with a little girl and two stepdaughters.... so getting cheap, effective make-up that I can use in a pinch (even a penny pinch!) and don't mind it going on a wander or being used to decorate faces, clothes and even walls is always a bonus!
Now Asda have started to produce its own 'smart-price' make-up, which is great because its cheap, affordable and can be ordered with the weekly shop.... fantastic!
Now at a tiny £1.87 and comes in light, unnamed and dark this little concealer stick does the job its meant to do. its not too thick and gacky to put on, dries relatively quickly (ready for the top coat!) It smells of make-up... there are no perfumes or anything. Its limited on colours, but then its cheap, affordable and obtainable rather fast so ideal if you have girls, and at that price you don't mind them experimenting with it!
On a plus note, comes off walls and clothes with a little neat washing up liquid ;)
Right now (Oct 08) Asda are currently running a 3 for 2 on these products, making them even cheaper!