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      17.12.2014 21:28
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      Reveals not conceals :(

      I purchased this on the hope that I would be able just to pop it into my bag and carry less, to use in 'those' moments that occur at the wrong time, you know, heavy black eye bags, spots etc and with this being Rimmel I was confident that this would automatically work.

      First of all, it smelt medicinal which didn't put me off, the product is designed like a lipstick and you only need to dab and blend into the skin or the area that needs concealing. For me the concealer was rock solid and didn't apply easy. I used the back of my hand to soften the product and then applied but it really does not glide onto your skin, even when I dabbed it on my skin it left nothing really to work with. After all of that I looked so very pale under the eyes I was almost zombie like and the spot [ a teeny one by the way!:)] looked so highlighted I was gutted.
      I really don't recommend this product, sorry :(

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      30.08.2013 08:56

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      For 30 years I have been spending £40 and more on under eye concealer a. Last month I bought Rimel for £4. 99 it is just as good if not better. Edna

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      10.08.2013 10:31
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      Sometimes you get what you pay for!

      I bought this concealer when my ususal concealer (Maybelline) was out of stock. I love the Rimmel eyeliner so I thought it was worth giving their concealer a go!

      The product
      A stick concealer, Rimmel claim it "effectively conceals blemishes and dark circles" . It comes in 3 different shades and it retails with an RRP of £4.49 whic is pretty cheap for a concealer . The packaging is a cream and black applicator.

      How does it work
      As with any concealer it should be simple- apply to blemishs/dark circles using your finger tips to smooth onto skin. But I found it difficult to spread and coverage poor on my skin. I had to apply two or three layers to cover even a slight red mark or spot and as I built up the layers it became cakey and obvious. I bought the medium product but whilst this shade usually works for me I found it pale on my skin.

      I tried this product under my eyes to see if it would conceal my dark lines - again not great coverage and cakey and obvious looking.

      To be honest I was so disappointed with the product I decided to bin it from my make bag after just a couple of uses!

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      10.07.2013 13:27
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      A good value concealer

      I don't wear a lot of make up, mainly through laziness but also because I prefer the natural look. However, my favourite item in my make up bag and the one thing I can't manage without is my concealer. I've actually used the same one since I was 16 and never even thought of changing it! The concealer I'm referring to is Rimmel's Hide the Blemish.

      The concealer is a stick and looks much like a lipstick, and is pushed up by turning the bottom in the same way for use. It is packaged in cream and brown and is nice and compact for throwing in a handbag

      I generally use concealer under my eyes to hide any dark circles. I apply the concealer straight onto my face and rub it in using my forefingers. It has quite a creamy texture and glides on to the skin easily and is very easy to spread. It is great at covering dark circles but I find that it is particularly good at hiding blemishes and spots. Luckily I don't have many spots anymore but Hide the Blemish was a life saver as a teenager! Occasionally I use a brush to apply the concealer which I do feel gives an even better coverage, but I really don't have the patience to do that every day. I find that using my fingers, half of the make up ends up on my fingers so there are definitely benefits to using a brush, even though the process isn't quite as speedy!

      There are five different shades available in the concealer and the one I use is 004 Natural Beige. It's the only concealer I've found that matches my skin tone exactly, or perhaps because I've used it for so long my skin has actually become '004 Natural Beige'! It's great that there are five shades as I know from occasionally using other concealers which have been bought for me that other brands often only have two or three.

      The product can be purchased in Boots and Superdrug along with major supermarkets and cosmetic shops and chemists. Its retail price is £4.49 which is a lot more than the £1.99 I used to pay 11 years ago but still quite affordable and one of the better value concealers from a high street brand. I often find that Rimmel products in Boots and Superdrug are on special offer including 3 for 2 deals and buy one get one half price so it's worth waiting for the offers as they are very common.

      It's a super product which is probably why it has been available and popular for such a long time. I would recommend it to anyone who needs an everyday concealer for dark circles and small blemishes. However, for more serious problem skin, it probably wouldn't be the best option as coverage is not as good as some more expensive, luxury brands. It provides excellent value for money so I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars!

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        07.07.2013 21:20
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        Conceals well

        Ever since I have been using make up, a concealer had been a staple part of my make up bag. Although I rely on it less heavily now than I did in my teenage years, I still use a concealer fairly regularly. The one I opt to purchase most often is this 'Hide the Blemish' stick by Rimmel.

        The stick cost me, most recently, £4.49 from Boots. It comes in a variety of shades - soft honey, ivory, natural beige, sand and golden beige. I purchase it in ivory as I have quite a fair skin and this is the second lightest option available and the one that best matches my overall skin tone. The packaging it comes in is pretty standard for a concealer stick. The lid pulls of to reveal the applicator that can be turned and the base to push the stick up and down (as for a lipstick). The concealer stick itself initially has a shiny, waxy appearance but this soon disappears after a few uses.

        To use I usually apply directly to my face over the imperfection I wish to conceal and blend either with my fingers or a cotton bud. The concealer blend really easily and it doesn't take long to blend it completely. I find that, after blending, this is not obvious and it does work well to conceal things - notably spots and blemishes. I only use a little per application so a stick lasts a decent length of time too - at least six months - I like to not keep make up for too long anyway because of bacteria etc so I usually end up throwing a little away. I finish with powder to completely conceal and this leaves it pretty flawless and not too 'cakey' like some concealers can be.

        I think the range of shades available is pretty decent too so a lot of skin types and shades should be covered by something in the range. It is easy to apply and blends well and relatively good value for money so I would definitely recommend it.

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        11.06.2013 20:39
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        An average concealer with some fatal flaws

        Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer has a special place in my heart. However, does it have a special place in my makeup bag? Let's see.

        At the age of 16, this concealer was the first makeup that my mother had ever allowed me to wear. My mother had always been iron-fist strict about my use of cosmetics, with rules easily summarised as "don't wear any, you're too young". However, while prepping for an exam, I inadvertently fell asleep with my spectacles on. They slipped down my face in my sleep, and left me with a nice black-and-blue bruise beneath my eye. I woke up and howled when I saw my reflection - how was I to go to school, looking as if somebody had given me a shiner? My aunt suggested concealer, and so my mother allowed me to stop off at the pharmacy en route to school to pick some up. I bought the first brand that I saw on the display - Rimmel Hide the Blemish. That was the first opening I ever had to wear makeup.

        Three years on, I still buy these sticks when I see them in the pharmacy makeup displays, but is it simply out of nostalgic feeling? Curiosity struck me today, and I used it for the first time in a year.

        =The Product=

        The concealer comes in a screw-type stick, like a lipstick, with a slanted top. The barrel of the stick is printed with the name and brand of the product, and is a shade of pink, according to which colour of concealer it is - I wear "ivory". A notably wide variety of shades are available.

        =Use=

        To use the concealer, apply to the skin - you can use the stick directly, fingertips, or a brush, which I prefer -- and blend into the surrounding skin using fingertips or a brush.

        The concealer has no smell, and a soft, smooth texture. It applies to the skin quite evenly at first. However, where there are large pores or small bumps, the concealer looks powdery and flaky, and can appear caked on if used injudiciously -- and, with this concealer, one has to be very careful, as the line between use and apparent abuse is very fine.

        The concealer can't be felt on the skin, but it looks, despite the light feel, as if it sits quite heavily, like oil on water. It never quite settles in. In addition, it doesn't perform well in heat at all. It has a tendency almost to melt on the skin.

        =Conclusion=

        This concealer comes in a stunning range of shades, so it's a pity that it has numerous shortcomings. It will always loiter in the bottom of my makeup bag, for personal reasons, and it's saved me a few times when my usual concealer has gone missing, but I wouldn't rely on it as part of my normal routine. Out of sentimentality, I'm willing to slip this concealer three stars.

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        11.05.2013 15:38
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        Doesn't suit me but might be ill-matched choice for my skin colouring.

        Concealing properties

        This is a concealer in more ways than one. Well, two ways, to be precise. Firstly, it is meant to conceal problem areas of the skin such as spots, blemishes and the dark areas under the eyes. Secondly, it conceals itself in the form of a 4.5g stick of lipstick. Actually, the black writing on a pale background gives it a cheap packaging look and is more like a chap stick than lippy. It feels good between the fingers but it's a bit hard to distinguish from the chap sticks when you reach into that muddle of a make-up drawer or bag. It does however, make it convenient to carry around and conceal about the person - oh - that's a third concealment!

        Colour range

        The choice of colours is as follows:

        Soft honey
        Ivory
        Sand
        Natural beige
        Golden beige

        Dry, greasy or just right?

        Oh dear, my natural beige concealer dries out the skin and highlights any creases by sitting on the skin rather than blending in. It leaves a flaky residue. The only way to lessen this problem is to rub in with a finger to warm up the rather thick consistency.

        Blending in with skin tone

        My skin colouring is olive and I think that this is just a touch too fair for my skin tone. Therefore, it draws attention to the fact that I am trying to conceal tired, dark circles under my eyes. This is not quite fit for purpose when it comes to olive complexions. A friend with fair skin tried it out and found that it looked too dark. We both came to the conclusion that using this concealer under the eyes is a bad move and that it works best on other areas of the face that can take the heaviness of the product. So if you are somewhere in between a fair English rose type and a Mediterranean, and don't have bags under your eyes to conceal, but do have small spots and blemishes, then maybe this will be your perfect concealer!

        It ticks the box for being long lasting but this is only a good thing if the concealer is correct for your skin tone. It does however, wash or wipe off easily enough when deliberately removing from the face. It also feels heavy to wear and this emphasises how unnatural this product is. The ingredients will support my feeling that I am wearing a chemical mask.

        Ingredients

        This is a long and scary list for such a small item. I have not used the concealer everyday and I would not think it healthy to keep applying all these chemicals to your face:

        ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, TALC, OZOKERITE, POLYETHYLENE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PARAFFIN, POLYISOBUTENE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), BARIUM SULFATE (CI 77120), SILICA, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, LECITHIN, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN. [+/- (May Contain): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA].

        Concluding thoughts

        Overall, I will advice that if you are inclined to buy Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer than do not apply liberally and avoid frequent use. It might hide the blemishes if you ensure your skin tone is well matched to the product. I have owned this for a good while but it will be one for the bin and I will not be buying this again for around five pounds or less. Should you want it, try places like Superdrug, and other chemists. I will be kind and give the concealer three stars because this might well suit people of other skin types. For me, this fails to win stars for the art of concealment.

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          09.05.2013 15:09
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          Helps give me confidence

          I actually don't totally use concealer in the conventional way, I have very red cheeks all the time which annoys me so as well as hiding blemishes I also use concealer underneath powder to give me a paler look and this is the best concealer I have found for the job.

          The concealer is by Rimmel which is readily available to buy and I bought my last one from Boots, the concealer currently costs £4.49 and comes in Ivory, Soft Honey, Natural Beige, Sand and Golden Beige, personally I use Ivory.

          The concealer comes in a tube like a lipstick would, the cover to the tube is the same colour as the concealer although I haven't noticed if that is the same with every shade or whether it's just coincidence that it matches the one I use. It states on the outside that it holds 4.5g and it will effectively conceal spots, blemishes and undereye circles. The tube is pretty durable, it lives in my make up bag which is often getting battered about when my 5 year old gets her hands on it but the product has never broken or been damaged at all.

          The top of the tube pulls off easily and then the bottom twists just like with a lipstick and moves the concealer up inside, the concealer is thick and easy to apply and then just as easy to blend into the skin with the tips of your fingers although you could use a make up brush if you preferred. The concealer doesn't particularly smell and it lasts for ages even though I use more than most people would one stick of it lasts me about 1 year so it is well worth the price and it gives me more confidence as I am not self conscious about appearing so red.

          I would say this is a 5 star product, it is great value, lasts ages, easy to use and best of all hides my red cheeks.

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            08.05.2013 00:32
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            A great value concealer, and works a treat

            =Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer=

            For me I wear make up but it is usually the basics, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick, but there are occasions when I need to wear the full works, and its on occasions like this I need a bit of extra help, and thats where the concealer comes into action.

            =The Concealer=
            The product comes in a tube, and the amount of concealer you get is 4.5grams. The concealer can conceal spots, blemishes as well as those under eye circles, if there anything like mine it feels at times that I had a suitcase or two there.

            =To Use=
            I was a bit surprised at first as it looks like a lipstick but in a beige colour, and it works in the same principle in the fact that you wind up the product to use.

            =Shades=
            I brought the Ivory colour, I did notice that there was a honey and a sand coloured concealer available.

            =To Use=
            For me, I pop some colcealer direct to the area, I then use a foundation brush to blend in, as I feel that this is softer and more hygienic than using my finger, I then pop the foundation on as normal, I find that this is enough and I don't notice that I am using a concealer.

            =Price and Avaliability=
            The product is available from most retailers, I brought mine from Amazon and paid around £2 for it.

            =Would I recommend=
            I would recommend, for me this is a product that I will use occasionally and for me I will get value for money for it.

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            27.04.2013 19:07
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            An excellent product from Rimmel!

            ---Intro---
            Since I don't have much disposable income, and that which I do have I prefer to save for the future, when it comes to make up I tend to go with whatever is cheap! I haven't found that cheap necessarily means bad, however perhaps since I've never had the luxury of more expensive products then I'm just living in ignorance (which is bliss as they say!)

            The only thing which I stick with religiously is a Rimmel foundation which I find meets my needs perfectly. Therefore it's unsurprising that I have a few other products also made by Rimmel, including this "Hide the Blemish" Concealer. Since I'm currently living in two places (at my boyfriend's and at mine, about 2 miles apart) I have two make-up kits. At my boyfriend's I'm using a Collection 2000 concealer which is probably my more usual choice. This Rimmel product I'm using at my house, and I would hazard a guess to say that I've had this tube for a good few years - it lasts for AGES, and unless you drop it when opened onto some dust or fluff and end up wasting some, or put the lid on when the concealer is still extended (ooops) or let it get too hot in which case it can get a bit greasy, it is an extremely durable product.


            ---Hide the Blemish Concealer---
            This product comes in a tube with a Net Weight of 4.5g. It is said to effectively conceal spots, blemishes and under eye circles, and is dermatologically tested. This information is on the tube in several languages.

            Basically this looks like a lipstick, and works in the same way as you twist round the bottom to make it rise higher, meaning that you can get almost to the very end of it easily!

            My concealer is Sand coloured (002). It is also available in Ivory and Soft Honey shades. To be honest I'm a bit confused as to why I haven't got the Ivory one as that's what my foundation is. However, I don't find it to be a problem since it blends it pretty well and doesn't leave me with orange patches on my face.


            ---Using the concealer---
            I'm not particularly troubled by spots, although when I get them I get a few at a time, and they last for a long time, mainly because I insist on interfering with them. I tend to put this concealer on top of the spot, rubbing it in with a finger, then put on my foundation, and put more concealer on afterwards, before finishing with powder. I've never had any lessons in putting on makeup, having a mother and sister who have (seriously) never worn makeup in their lives including on their wedding days. However, my method (which I've developed over the years) seems to work for me, and I find this concealer effective in at least covering my spots (even more effective at completely hiding even lesser blemishes) to a degree where most people don't notice my spots until I go into a room announcing "Oh my God, my face is COVERED in spots!"

            With bad spots I do tend to touch up a few times over the day if I'm going out, but not if I'm just in the house.

            Concealer can of course also be used under the eyes. However, I don't tend to bother with this, as I don't appear to have any particular problems with circles under my eyes!


            ---Finally---
            This product retails for anywhere between £2 and £5, which quite frankly (at the lower end of the scale) I feel is an absolute bargain for a product which works (for me anyway), and lasts for absolutely ages!

            5 out of 5 from me.

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              Flawless skin by a Flawless concealer!

              A few years back when my skin was quite troublesome and prone to breakouts concealer was very important to me and I spent quite a bit of money on high end brands with hope of better results, since then I have been lucky enough for my skin to clear up considerably so although I still always carry a concealer around with me I tend to pick up whichever is the cheapest one I can find; hence me buying this Hide the Blemish Concealer by Rimmel. Although it is not the cheapest concealer I have ever bought, it was still I inexpensive to ones I have purchased in the past so I decided to give it a go.


              ===~~Price and Availability~~===
              This concealer costs £4.49 which I find to be very reasonable and although there are cheaper ones on the market I still find this to be a very affordable price for a high street concealer. I also find Rimmel products in general are often on offer, such as that of 3 for 2, which is the offer currently on at Boots. (11.2.13)

              Alike many Rimmel make up products these concealer a are available in both Superdrug and Boots along with their online stores. Many Rimmel make up products are also beginning to be stocked in the larger supermarkets such as that of Sainsburys and Asda too now. I have also seen a few of their products in £1 shop like places; though I have read articles about these make up items being sold there are out of date.


              ===~~Shades~~===
              There were four or five different shades available for this concealer which I was pleasantly surprised by as I find most concealers sold in high street stores only tend to come in light, medium and dark. Though having said that I did find most of the concealers hard to match to my skin tone and they all seemed to be quite yellow or orange based which didn't really suit my skin. I think you would definitely struggle selecting a shade if you have very dark or very pale skin as most of the shades seemed to belong to the 'middle' somewhere. In the end I selected number 004; natural beige.

              This concealer claims to be of a creamy consistency that blends perfectly on the skin to 'efectivley conceal spots, blemishes and under eye circles' in order to create a flawless finish.


              ===~~Applying the Concealer~~===
              This concealer is in stick form, rather much like the bullet form of a lipstick. This makes it great for travel as if need be I can apply this straight from the bullet which means I don't need to carry around a concealer brush, although I do still tend to use a brush to blend this in when at home. Personally I find this concealer to be a little thicker than expected and does not glide onto my skin quite as easily as I though; yet I find that when I warm this concealer on the back of my hand a little this issue is easily resolved and creates a much more creamy consistency. I tend to apply this concealer straight from the bullet (once I have warmed it up) to the blemish, any redness or under the eyes. I sometimes find that the concealer can go on a little too heavy as it is quite thick, which means it needs a little more blending than usual. Although I struggled picking a colour of concealer, I actually was pleasantly surprised by the colour of it and how easy it was to bend. It was actually slightly more pink toned than I had expected which suited my skin far better than the other yellow toned concealers. The concealer was around half a shade lighter than my foundation, so this actually worked in my favour than if it was darker as I could easily blend into my skin and also worked great for brightening under eye circles.

              I have tried to blend this concealer in two different ways, by using a dabbing like technique with my fingers and also with a concealer brush. When using my ring finger to pat this into the skin I find that it blends into the skin very well and find that the patting motion avoids moving the foundation that has already been applied. When doing so the texture of the concealer becomes very creamy and easy to blend into the foundation, yet at the same time feels like despite the fact it is a rather thick formulation. When using a brush to apply this concealer I found it just as easy to blend; though found a fluffy brush much easier than when using an actual flat headed concealer brush as I found the concealer too thick to use with this style brush and had it been a liquid concealer it would have suited this brush better. I personally preferred applying this concealer with a fluffy brush over this of my fingers as I think it makes the skin look more flawless and blends easier over a larger amount of skin meaning less concealer needs to be used.


              ===~~Results~~===
              There are 3 main areas that I wanted this concealer to tackle; under eye circles, any marks left by blemishes or blemishes themselves and redness. Once this had been applied to my under eye circles I did notice a big difference. My under eye circles aren't too bad but have a slightly blueish tone to them, yet having applied this concealer my under eye circles seemed to look a lot more brighter and this concealer had definitely helped to camouflage the blue tones. I found that it sat very comfortably under my eyes and neither did it feel heavy or look cakey. I found that I only need a little powder in order to set the concealer under me eyes and with this being done I found that the concealer stayed in place all day and was even more pleased to find that none f the blueish tones started to show through the concealer - even at the end of the day!

              I tend to get redness around my nose and on my chin, especially around winter time and although this concealer did help to cover this, I don't feel it did quite as good a job as I was hoping for. It reduced the redness on my skin considerably and it wasn't quite as obvious, yet there were still some red tones left to my skin, though I did find that when I added a powder over the top of the concealer there was little redness left due to the colour in the powder also. Although I do like this concealer for redness, I wish it had just a little more coverage in order for it to look a little more flawless.

              I believe that this concealer faired very well when covering blemishes. Unlike some concealers that can look a little heavy on top of blemishes or draw attention to them, I found this concealer managed to camouflage them and make them appear almost non existent. I have a few scars or marks on my skin left over from previous blemishes which have left purple or red like marks in my skin which I often find foundation alone does not cover, yet when I use my foundation in conjunction with this concealer I often find that it creates the look of 'new skin' and find that the coverage if this concealer is just right in order to conceal these marks without my skin looking caked with too much make up. I find that if the blemish is fairly new or still quite red than this concealer does not set quite as well and I will need to reapply once or twice throughout the day, nonetheless in all other cases I have found this concealer to stay in place very well.

              When using this concealer my skin looks much healthier and flawless. I find that the concealer sits very well on my skin and looks natural and although my skin looks free from many imperfections when I am wearing this it does not at all feel heavy when wearing this and still allows some natural skin to show through, which I really like. As mentioned it does stay in place all day, though I do need to use a powder in order to set the concealer for it stay in place all day otherwise I do have to reapply the concealer far more frequently.


              ===~~Overall~~===
              Overall I have been very pleasantly surprised and impressed with this concealer. I believe it has lived up to many of its claims and has actually surpassed my expectations of it. It is one of the best high street concealers I have used and although I would definitely repurchase it, I think that I still slightly favour the Collection lasting perfection concealer as I find it covers redness of the skin a little more effectively. Nonetheless other than the fact I wish there was little more coverage over redness with this concealer I cannot really fault it, it both covers blemishes and under eye circles effectively and stays in place all day.i have owned this concealed for around 2 months now and still have plenty left as little really does go a long way, making it even better value for money.

              Due to the fact I have been thoroughly impressed with this concealer and would repurchase it I would definitely recommend this concealer and am therefore awarding it five stars.


              ** I will getting my laptop back tonight hopefully so all spelling/grammar/mistakes will be corrected on my reviews then**

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                25.01.2013 09:39
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                It works for me

                I have been trying some new make up lately as I have a big wedding coming up and wanted plenty of time to try things out. I have never been a one for make up but thought I would have a go. I wanted a concealer as I have some red veins on my nose which show up under make up. I also have some brownish age marks on my face so thought a good concealer would cover up these, or at least help to.


                I went in Boots to have a look at their make up and found they had a good offer on Rimmel products where if you buy two you get one free so I managed to buy three products and the cheapest was free. The concealer I bought was £4.49 which wasn't a bad price.


                The concealer I got was called Soft Honey. It is a nice colour and seems just right for my colouring. It is easy to apply, I just have to dab a bit on and then I blend it in a bit with my finger tip and just keep doing this until I have got a nice look and the blemish is hidden.


                I put a foundation powder over the top after applying and it looks quite nice and stays on all day, I don't have to keep reapplying it. I have done my make up in the morning and gone all day and gone out in the evening and still wearing the same make up. The concealer is really nice, it isn't greasy at all and stays in place covering over the marks I don't want anyone to notice. Even the veins on my nose are covered up.


                I would recommend this concealer from Rimmel, its good for the money and does what it is supposed to do.

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                05.12.2012 17:26
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                Due to two young children, bad sleeping patterns, stress etc I have bags and dark circles under my eyes that would challenge the best makeup artist. I have been trying to find a decent concealer that will actually cover these for a while and I am still searching. I have along with the problems already mentioned dry skin along my 'T' section and around my eyes and nose. When it comes to using concealer and foundation the palaver I have to go through sometimes doesn't fell like it is worth it. I can't just put the products straight on my skin or the dryness will show through and it looks horrendous.

                I have to exfoliate my skin first removing all dry skin, I then have to moisturise and wait half hour or so for the redness caused by said cleaning fades away. Once my skin has settled down, I can then start to hide the issues I have. I don't like the fact the name of this product shows to the world your skin issues, they could call it something better than 'Hide the blemish'. This only comes in four shades which is a little disappointing, I chose ivory as I thought this would be the closest match to my skin tone, turns out it was and it does blend into my skin effortlessly. Although you can use the stick to apply the concealer to your problem areas, you can also use a brush to apply it; this is my preferred method of application to be honest. That way I can properly judge where and how to apply without using a clumpy stick.

                Once my skin is clean, moisturised and ready for help, the concelaer does go on rather well. It covers my dark circles very well and other blemishes I may have at the time. Once it is on it is easily covered by foundation or just powder depending on what one I am planning to use. As a younger teenager I used to mainly use concealer to apply to my lips then add lipstick on top, it made the colour lat longer and it stayed on my lips without bleeding as well.

                The stick was just over £3 and for the amount I use at one time and how long it lasts, also how well it covers and blends; it is defiantly worth the money. I have recommended this to friends and family just depends whether you can get the colour that matches your skin tone. You could always try mixing more than one to get the right colour.

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                27.08.2012 10:32
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                If you suffer from spots often, invest in something with a green/yellow colour corrected inbuilt

                A good concealer is an essential in a woman's arsenal of cosmetic weaponry, and Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer is an average fighter in the battle against spots and discoloration. It's in a neat, compact tube available in several shades to suit various skin tones. It claims to effectively conceal blemishes and under eye circles. To release the concealer from it's casing you simply tug the dark brown base away from the tube, and twist upwards like a lipstick. It's quite firm in consistency, much like a lipstick, and you can either apply the formula directly from the stick or with your finger/brush.

                It's quite soft and creamy in consistency, meaning it indeed glides over blemishes. It does as well at hiding spots and imperfections as most concealers, though after a couple of hours it does leave your skin looking quite cakey and it tends to cling to pores.

                It's also poor at covering under eye circles, it's too thick and tends to cling to wrinkles and is hard to blend, meaning it really exaggerates dark circles rather than covering them.

                In short, it's average. It does an alright job, but doesn't give the perfect finish everyone seeks.

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                24.08.2012 00:03
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                A no frills concealer that really does hide blemishes.

                I feel like I've owned one of these blemish sticks on and off for forever. I think it's just one of those staple item that every woman has floating around in her make up bag/handbag/purse. I don't tend to use it everyday, though when I am on the go and find I have an uncovered blemish this is my go to cover-up.

                This concealer comes in a rather unexciting looking tube. Essentially it is like a cheap lipstick tube in that it twists to extend the blemish stick and it has a long cover that goes over the top. The colours they have chosen for this tube are frankly terrible. The entire body of the stick is made from a horrible brown plastic and then the cover in made from a beige/skin toned plastic. The overall look is awful, there's no two ways about it. The plastic is also pretty horrible and cheap. The lid on mine has broken before though I'm not sure you can expect much more from a cheap concealer.

                The concealer stick is shaped like a lip stick too, with the point shaped end. You can either swipe it straight onto troublesome area or, as I like to, onto your finger and then rub it into the preferred areas. I tend to use it under my eyes, on my nose, chin and then any other areas where there are blemish or darker skin.

                The concealer is quite thick and this means you get pretty decent coverage with it. I do find the thickness means you have to do quite a bit of blending with your finger to make it look natural but when I have a horrible spot I'm struggling to cover this is what I use. I wouldn't want to use this everyday because I find it a little heavy but for me it is perfect for those moments when your only other option is to brown bag your face.

                This concealer costs roughly £4 which is on the cheaper end of the scale. You certainly aren't paying for the packaging so for me it's all about the coverage I get with it, which is surprisingly good for a cheap product.

                Overall, this is my go to concealer when I have a blemish that needs covering.

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            • Product Details

              A creamy concealer stick that blends to camouflage dark circles and blemishes. It's a cover up.