“ 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.
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!