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The product is made by Bourjois Paris and is a concealer stick which helps to erase and even out imperfections in just one stroke. I chose this product because I tend to get dark circles around my eyes and I don't seem to do a very good job at covering them up so I decided I would try a concealer stick specifically designed for this and hope that it would work. I looked at a few products in different ranges, how-ever this one sounded better than the others which is why I went for this one. Also I find most of Bourjous products good quality, although a little expensive. This product is apparently a new concealer stick to the range and they call it Genius in a stick! The concealer has 2 colour correcting pigments which help to cover and correct all imperfections. It contains a yellow pigment which helps to conceal dark circles and white which helps to hide blemishes. The concealer has a creamy, blendable texture which gives a natural streak-free result. The product is very compact which means gives you precise application, which is perfect for touch-ups or on the go. The product is also good for your skin containing Vitamin E and antioxidant Vitamin C derivative and also respects the gentle eye area. The product packaging looks like a long tube which is approximately 4.5 inches long. The Half of the tube is a concealer colour so is a very light beige skin colour. This part of the tube has information about the product and what the product does. The lid to the stick is black and has a sticker on the lid with the shade of the product (Beige Rose).
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I purchased the item from my local Boots store for £7.49. You can also purchase this online from Boots and also from Superdrug stores. The products comes in 3 different shades, how-ever it only mentions two of these shades on the Bourjois website which is Beige Claire and Beige Rose.
Using the Product
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I never know whether to apply concealer before or after applying foundation. I have heard you apply it before to cover blemishes and then your normal foundation will cover the concealer and it also makes it blend better. I have, how-ever also heard that you are meant to use concealer after applying foundation to ensure that you cover all the blemishes. I haven't actually used concealer for a long time; how-ever I always used to apply it before applying foundation so I will apply the product this way. I applied primer as I always do before applying any make up. I pulled the lid off the concealer stick and then dabbed this onto the dark circles round my eyes. I found that dabbing the concealer stick around my eyes gave a slightly better coverage then using it in a drawing motion. After doing this I used a clean finger to blend the concealer a little, being careful not to do it too hard so I didn't rub the concealer off. The concealer was creamy and was really easy to apply by dabbing the stick on my skin to areas I wanted to cover. After doing this I then applied my normal foundation and looked at the results. Although I could still see some dark shadows slightly, they looked much better than what they had done before using the concealer. I applied another few dabs again over the top of my foundation and blended it with my little finger again. This finished the look off and covered the circles nicely. I was really impressed at how easy the product was to apply and the little effort needed in order to cover the dark circles around my eyes. As the product is creamy it does blend very well using a small, clean finger. The product didn't cake up and it lasted through-out the day without causing any irritation to my skin or delicate eye area. The product was easily removed at the end of the ay using a Simple facial wipe.
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Although the concealer stick was a bit more expensive than what I would normally go for I was very impressed with the results and how well the concealer covered up the dark circles round my eyes. The concealer was creamy so was really easy to apply without using too much pressure on the eye area. The concealer is also long lasting and lasted through-out the day without me having to re-apply the product. I have pale skin and the Beige Rose shade was perfect for me as it matched the colour of the foundation I used as well so it blended well with this. I will definitely be purchasing this item again and I would recommend it to others. I only use the concealer when I wear a full face of make up which is about 2 times a week, so I expect the concealer to last a good few months before it need's replacing. I haven't yet found a better concealer stick than this one.
(review also on ciao)