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Boots 17 hideaway concealer
I bought this because in the winter I can sometimes have less even skin tone on my face.
This cost me £3.99 and is available in boots stores and also online at www.boots.com.
It is available in light medium and dark; I have the medium shade which is fine for me. Given that it seems to blend quite nicely this is probably a good shade for a lot of people although for great blending more shades should be available.
The product comes in a smallish tube with a screw on/ off lid. It's not the most attractive packaging but then again it's not expensive so I don't expect anything fancy. I can see the product through the plastic bottle and the name of the product is written on the side of the tube in black letters. All well and good when brand new but after sitting in my make up bag for a few weeks being banged against other products the lettering starts to chip a bit and very soon bits of the lettering have come off as well as bits of black colouring from the screw on/ off lid.
When I pull out the wand there is a small sponge applicator. Not my favourite way to apply concealer as I find it can get a bit messy and I can apply too much of the products. I manage to get over this problem by dabbing the concealer on the back of my hand and then applying it from there. This way I seem to get much more targeted application and not too much of the concealer on my face.
It is a good consistency for blending and nicely moisturising. This means that my skin is ready for the application of any foundation I want to apply. Although it does blend easily I never feel happy applying a concealer without then adding tinted moisturiser because I just think that it's pretty obvious that I have applied a concealer.
It lasts as long as any other make up, about six hours or so as long as I don't keep rubbing my face and is easy to remove using my usual make up remover.
Whilst not the best concealer I have ever used it is, for the price, pretty good. It blends well and the medium colour works well for me and evens out my skin tone.
Whilst I wouldn't rush out to keep buying it, it's decent enough and I wouldn't avoid buying it.
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I have fairly good skin and as I'm not a teenage anymore I don't really get spots very often, however, when I do get the odd blemish now and again I like to cover them up as its not a nice look for a thirty something to have red patches.
I don't wear much foundation, generally just Clinique powder which I find covers my face really well so I only really need a really light concealer stick to cover my spots. Also, because I use it so infrequently (probably about once a month) I only need a really inexpensive one as a higher priced one in my mind would be a waste of money. I never get to the end of the stick and I think this is only about the second one from this range I have bought.
The Boots 17 Hide Away Concealer Stick is a lightly medicated concealer which helps to hide spots and blemishes. It comes in a little tube and looks much like a lipstick and is the same size and shape as a lipstick. There are four different colours and as I am almost as white as a ghost in winter I have the fair colour which is a very light beige and suits my skin well. Obviously, nothing is going to match everyone's skin tone perfectly but this is close enough for me and covers well enough to cover up the red for a few hours when I am out.
Now, I use this stick in slightly a strange way. The beauty of it coming in stick for is that you can just apply it straight from the packaging but I find I actually get too much product transfer on my face and it looks like I'm trying to cover something up if I do it this way. What I do is use a tiny little brush, generally a lip brush, sweep it over the stick which has quite a thick sticky consistent and then paint it on my blemish with the stick. I find this covers anything up a great and doesn't look bad. The coverage will last for quite a few hours and I think it's very good value at just £3.89 a stick and somehow g to consider if you only want to use this type of product now and again.
Recently I ran out of my concealer that I had been loving but didn't have time to go down to Knightsbridge to retrieve it, so while I was waiting for my order to arrive I tried to go without, but foundation alone just wasn't cutting it! I needed a substitute but didn't want to spend a lot of pennies, so off I went to Boots and found the '17 Hide Away Concealer Stick' for a mere £3.89.
I'll admit when I was looking at the Boots 17 range I did think this product was a lipstick as the packaging is identical to what you would expect a lippy to look like, with a glossy black cylinder casing, adorned with elegant white italic writing informing you of the name 'Hide Away Concealer Stick' and the brand, 17. Once you open it up, very easily by simply taking the long lid off it appears to still resemble a lipstick as the mechanism is the same - twist up and access the product!
I bought the medium shade as it was the only one left, although there is an extra fair and darker option, I believe there is also a green tinted one but I wanted to play safe and opted for the medium. In the stick it feels very hard and almost like the same consistency as a soft candle - sort of hard with a balmy texture. This type of concealer that is presented in a stick formation is the hardest to apply in my opinion. You are supposed to use it straight from the stick to your skin, but I find that if you are using it on blemishes and acne it's going to pick up the germs and store it, so every time you use it you end up spreading it all around your face. I think that is what caused me to break out after a few uses. I then switched to using a concealer brush but found that I couldn't pick up enough product so in the end I just used my fingers to access and apply it. Once on it is VERY dry, I couldn't believe how it dried out my skin, I only used it under my eyes and I found that it clung to any dry patches and accentuated them more. I have combination skin that's slightly more oily than dry so I don't really suffer with dry skin - however once I used this my skin appeared flaky and rough. I applied my foundation over the top to try to help the matter but in fact it made it worse! The only way I have found to be able to use this is if I apply loads of moisturiser and then straight away put the concealer on which isn't ideal. If you have dry skin I would steer clear and perhaps try the liquid version of this concealer.
Another point I have to make is that it is very hard to blend, it seems wherever you apply it - that's where its staying and its not gonna move! I chose the Medium shade and perhaps I shouldn't have as it appeared to be more orange than tanned and made me seem like a Vicky Pollard reject!
Although I love the Boots 17 range I am not happy with this concealer, it gets very unhygienic after a few uses due to the design, it's very drying and hard to blend and the shades are limited. In future I am going to stick with liquid concealers, I am looking to buy the Hide Away Liquid Concealer and see how that goes!
If you want to try for yourself pop down to Boots or log on to Boots.com, but don't say I didn't warn you!
This concealer comes in standard packaging - a lip stick style tube which you have to simply twist upwards to access the concealer. As I use to suffer from acne I have some scarring left on my cheeks so I decided to purchase this concealer in both the medium shade and the green shade, as the green shade is good for hiding redness. I wasn't expecting miracles due to the relatively cheap price, however I was extremely disappointed with these product and would not recommend it to people who have combination skin. Although my skin mostly oily it is also sometimes slightly dry but I found that this product really dried my skin out and made it really flaky. I couldn't wear this alone as my skin looked very dry and would flake when touched or rubbed so I had to apply foundation on top, and this sometimes accentuated the dryness even more, especially as I had to rub my dry skin even more. I also found that the concealer was very hard to blend in as it comes out like a big clump and then is hard to smooth down. Sometimes I would end up looking quite orange around the sides of my face if I applied the medium shade as it was so hard to rub in completely. The green shade did not actually hide any of my redness and as it is a very light shade and that this particular concealer is very hard to blend I was often left looking very pale or with a greenish tint that left my family asking me what was wrong with my face. So if you have dry skin or combination skin then I would definitely not recommend this. If you have normal skin and use quite a rich moisturiser and rich foundation then maybe this would suit you, as this concealer is very drying and so you would need to make sure you balance the moisture levels of your face. However, as I have oily skin I have to use oil-free moisturiser and oil-free foundation so I found that my face was just left permanently dry. The product also claims that it is medicated to help prevent and treat blemishes but I found that this actually made me breakout, as I have not had a spot in more than 6 months. I also found that the actual concealer looked very dirty and unhygienic after a while and that I often had to dry and rub the top of the concealer before applying it to my skin. Overall, I would recommend a liquid concealer instead as I have thrown this away after only having used it for around 2 weeks, but it is still very full so the only advantage is that it would probably last a very long time.
I've owned concealer in some form or another ever since I first started to wear make-up. I've flirted with liquid concealer, but always seem to get on much better with the stick form, like this product. I like Boots 17 brand as I find it good quality for a decent price, so when I needed a new concealer I decided to see what they had to offer, and eventually decided to opt for the Hide Away Concealer Stick in a Fair shade as this best matched my skin tone.
The stick is similar to a lipstick in form and packaging, with a black plastic casing. The lid is removed to reveal the concealer stick which is orangey in colour and almost waxy to the touch. The concealer is available in four shades - extra fair, fair, medium and medium dark. This offers an array of shades which will be suitable for most skin tones - but not all. The concealer is priced at £3.89.
I use the stick to cover the occasional spot and blemishes on my face. It is easy to apply directly to the area to be concealed but I do find it quite difficult to blend in to give a natural finish. It can leave a 'cakey' finish, especially if I use in conjunction with a face powder - which I like to use to keep oiliness at bay. I have also found that it can give a dark, orangey appearance to the area applied to, even though it is the fair shade that I use. My skin is not incredibly pale so I believe that the shade may be too dark for a 'fair' description. Coverage does last all day and the spot is less conspicuous, but I am made self conscious by the thought that the area may actually be darker than the rest of the skin on my face - so just as obvious as a spot anyway!
Overall, I would say that I am pretty disappointed with this product. I am a great fan of the 17 range and have bought some excellent products from it. Unfortunately, this is not one of them and I would say that there are several better concealer sticks out there than this. I will not be buying this one again.
I love the Boots 17 range of make up. Everytime I walk past a branch I always have to have a sneak in to look at the latest colours and products. It is very modern, funky and young. It always has the latest high fashion colours, yet it is very affordable. There is ALWAYS an offer on, whether it is either 3 for 2, or spend £6 and get a free gift. It is always worth buying a few products as they are so cheap and work out even better as part of the offer. We mustn't forget that you also get boots advantage points too!
I had run out of my usual Touche Eclat, by YSL, and was in a panic about forking out another £20 for some more, so I decided to see what the 17 range had to offer. I found a concealer, called Boots 17 hide away correcter stick for a fifth of the price of the YSL product, and was most excited about going away and trying it.
I only wear concealer on special occasions, not as part of my daily routine, I am far too lazy! I apply it to my blemishes and under my eyes and any red areas before my foundation. The 17 product comes on a twist up stick, a little like a lipstick, but luckily the packaging is just enough different that you shouldn't get too confused.
You wind the stick up just enough and then dab it onto your face in the affected areas. My first impressions was that it was quite dry so needed a bit of a soft touch to rub it in. My skin is quite dry anyway and unfortunately this highlighted my dry areas a touch as it clung to them a bit. Once I put my foundation over the top this seemed to minimise this effect so I was lucky.
The concealer had good staying power, it lasted all night until I took my make up off with make up remover. It had good tone and blended into my skin tone very easily. It was quite easy to use and looked fine once the foundation had been applied over the top.
This doesn't have the magic touch of the YSL product, but it is so so so much cheaper that it will make me question ever spending that much money again.
The Boots No 17 make up range is actually quite good for the price but with some of the products you do get what you pay for and that is the case with this concealer. While it isn't bad it isn't the best either. It is good a covering up minor blemishes but not so good for covering up anything bigger. It also doesn't seem to last for an awfully long time on your face so it's best to carry it with you in case you need to reapply it.
It does come in many different shades so it's suitable for all skin types. I personally have blonde hair and fair skin so i use the 'Fair' shade and it matches my skin well. You can wear this concealer by itself or under foundation, i use it under the No 17 pressed powder.
This concealer costs about £4 which isn't bad, so if you are just wanting a standard concealer then go for this one but don't expect any miracles!
Every girl needs a good under eye concealer to cover those dark circles and evidence of late nights. One of the best one's I have found just so happens to also be one of the cheapest and that is the no 17 hide away cover up stick from boot's.
This little cover up concealer cost's a fraction of the price of more expensive one's and I can honestly say it does just as good a job depending on your skin colour.
It comes in a little stick similair to a lippie and costs just £3.89 and one stick will last you for absolutely ages before you will need to replace it.
I have the medium one but it is still extremely light in tone so those people with darker skin need to be careful so they don't end up with those tell tale light patches under the eye's.
The concealer is solid and quite hard so this can make it difficult to apply especially to the delicate under eye area and I don't like to drag it along the skin there so I blast it with my hair dyer for a few seconds to soften it and then apply it with my finger tips.
It feels quite creamy and when soft goes on with ease. It blends in with the surrounding skin absolutely lovely and covers all my dark shadows and really does help to disguise my bags.
It is also really long lasting and I have no problem with putting this on in the morning and knowing it will stay put all day and I won't have to worry about it melting off or needing touched up.
Like most things though it isn't perfect and whilst I do think it is great for the undereye area for some reason it is useless on other parts of my face. If i apply it to a spot it seems to first cake it and then an hour later it will all but have dissapeared. The colour is also wrong for the rest of my skin and becomes really noticeable when applied to my chin or cheeks. I do find this to be dissapointing as it is so good for my undereyes.
For only £3.89 I highly recommend you go into boot's and give this a try as it may just surprise you with how good it is.
This concealer costs £3.49 and can be purchased in Boots. It is available in four different shades. They are: Extra Fair, Fair, Medium or Medium/Dark. I bought mine in Fair which matched my skintone quite well however i did find it to be a little yellowish.
It says on the packet that it should be applied underneath foundation but i always apply concealer over foundation, which is what i did with this.
The texture is quite creamy and is easy to blend when applied to the spot or blemish, however it does need to be rubbed in or it can look a bit chalky. It does cover small spots sufficiently enough but i found the bigger redder spots could still be seen.
I only used this product for spots and i think it would be too heavy for covering dark circles under the eyes.
It lasts a while as i have had this for about a month and there is still plenty left.
For the price this is a good concealer, but when i have a bit more money i will be buying a more expensive one that will do the job better.
Boots 17 Hide Away Conceler Stick....
All I needed was a simple concealer this shopping trip and I still ended up walking out of Boots with far more items than I actually needed. However, I was rather pleased with my purchased as this particular concealer was a lot cheaper than I would usually spend on this sort of item and is far better than the one I had previously been using.
The concealer costs a mere £3.49 pence when bought on its own. However there was a special offer on that if purchased alongside other Boots 17 items totally £6 or more you were entitled to a free gift (which had a nail varnish, full size lip gloss and mini mascara). This was a really good deal and is still on now.
There were four different shades to choose from when buying this concealer. They are Extra Fair, Fair, Medium or Medium/Dark. I opted for the medium and that seems to suit me perfectly especially now I have a rather good sun tan!
The look and design of the concealer is pretty good really. The black and silver colouring that have been chosen, have made the concealer look like it is a little more expensive than it actually was. It looks just like a lipstick with the long removable lid which hides the stick of concealer inside. The bottom section can be turned to make the concealer appear or to hide back inside the tube.
The information which was on the Boots shelf when I purchased this stated that the product was slightly medicated which helped to aid spots and blemishes as well as hiding them. This I thought could only be a bonus and the concealer didn't smell in the slightest bit medicated but purely talc like with a very discreet and inoffensive smell.
The stick looks as expected really in the fact that it appears just like a lipstick in its holder with the shaped tip for easier application. It has a rather matt like look to it and the colour is a deeper tone of beige. The directions for application are non existent as it is clearly simple that you have to apply the concealer stick to the areas in which there are blemishes, spots or dark circles.
The concealer stick glides across the skin easily and far better than any other concealer in stick form that I have used previously. The product is far softer than most concealer sticks but at the same time this doesn't mean it gets used up too quickly as a little amount goes a long way to covering up those unwanted areas.
The affect the stick has on my skin, is a very good one indeed and for the cheap price I am really amazed at how well it does work. I find the matt texture of the concealer works well to not stick into any creases (wrinkles) on my skin and the colour I had chosen did work well with the tones of my own skin to look like a natural coverage. The stick is soft and smooth when applying it my skin and I feel works at giving great results.
I will most definitely be buying this concealer stick again and for the price I may well buy two and get the free gift again! I think a score of 5 out of 5 stars is in order for this cheap yet brilliant concealer. Highly recommended!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.