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This is a review of the NYC (New York Colour) concealer foundation stick in the colour 'creamy beige'.
First of all it came in a small sealed bag and then the stick was shrink wrapped so I knew no one had been at it testing it in the shop (I hate that). The stick is a chunky crayon style and very nice to hold. It is a beige colour with a plastic tip on the end. There is a clear plastic lid on the end which I shall no doubt lose before the product ends.
I just draw over any imperfections on my face then blend. I then start on my under eye shadows and blend. I then go for under the eye brow to make it look like they have just been waxed into perfection. Highlighting this area lifts the eye (I find) and makes you look less tired. In fact let's just say draw goggles round your eyes and blend and you'll have the look. Don't go out without blending though otherwise people will think you are strange.
This colour is just perfect for me and not too chalky. Some concealers just draw attention to the area you are trying to hide and that's not a good look!
Sometimes pencils can drag on the skin but this one is great, just greasy enough to glide and enable the good blend. I actually find it easier to blend with a small makeup sponge rather than fingers as it gives a more consistent result, and is cleaner to do and more hygenic. You don't want to put concealer finger prints all over the place after applying your face.
I do use this with a mineral foundation makeup as I find the mineral just doesn't quite perk me up enough. Some days I just use the mineral foundation and skip the concealer but this pencil really is quick and easy to use so no excuses really.
One whole English pound was paid for this item from the wonderful shop that is poundland.
I hate sharpening these chunky pencils as it means I have to hunt out a large pencil sharpener. I will probably end up buying one when the time comes as I've moved house and nothing is where it should be. That puts the unit price up on this item for me! I also find you never get as good a finish on the end once you sharpen it. I might try and put it in the fridge first so it doesn't crumble away...
Covers a multitude of sins on your face and enables a flawless finish. Bargain price (snap 'em up while you can!). This is a brand that I am not terribly familiar with but I believe it is quite an inexpensive range. Whilst were all here, anyone know where I can get a giant (cheap) pencil sharpener???!
**Update (19/01/2012) Still haven't found a pencil sharpener that fits this chunky pencil. I thought I had but when I tried it, it was too small! Will keep the search going.