Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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One minute you have a blemish, the next you don't. Unless you have dry skin that is.
Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer
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Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer
Advantages: Great at concealer dark circles under your eyes. Cheap.
Disadvantages: Not good for dry skin,
Spots and blemishes have always been a problem for me. From the age of thirteen I began to get teenage spots and to this day they haven't gone away. When I read in a magazine Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer was one of Gemma Bissix's best beauty buys I went straight out to buy it as her face always seems to look smooth and blemish-free. She claimed that this product didn't look too cakey and that it stayed on all day which are critical selling points in a concealer.
*About the Product*
Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer is a creamy stick that blends to camouflage any skin imperfections. It gives complexion a smooth, even appearance.
It claims to make dark circles and blemishes disappear.
You can apply this concealer in one of two ways.
1) You can use the concealer directly onto your skin, like a lipstick, applying the concealer onto the blemish. Only a small amount is necessary as you will end up with a 'caked on' effect if you use too much, although it will vary depending on the size and redness of the blemish. Never a good look. You should then rub this into using your fingers in order to blend with your skin.
2) Alternatively, you can use an applicator to apply the concealer. This is simple. All you need to do it gather a small amount using a brush and use this to put the concealer onto the blemish and blend using the brush. I prefer this method to apply the concealer, as I find the concealer goes on a little better and smoother.
When you are satisfied with your application of the concealer, you can proceed with putting on your foundation and/or powder.
*Price and Availability*
Rimmel Hide the Blemish is widely available to buy from a number of different shops including Boots, Superdrug and even Tesco, therefore it isn't particularly difficult to get hold of. You can also find it in most local chemists. Alternatively, if you prefer to buy online, you can buy this concealer from www.rimmellondon.com.
The concealer stick cost varies but its average retail price is £3.91. Considering the price of the alternatives, this is extremely cheap. But is it worth sacrificing quality?
The packaging: If you saw this product on the shelf, you would think it was a lipstick. But you would be wrong. Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer is packaged like a lipstick. You remove the cover and rotate the base of the container up and down in order to access the concealer. The packaging of this concealer is fairly boring and plain. The base that holds the concealer is black and the cover a beige colour. The packaging of this is certainly not spectacular and isn't going to be the turning point in whether or not you buy the product, but it does the job.
Texture: This concealer is thick in consistency, yet creamy and soft so not too difficult to apply. The fact that it is thick means that you need to get the amount that you are applying right, otherwise you will end up with patches on you face. In fact, it sometimes highlights rather than hides blemishes if you don't get the balance right.
Range of colours: The amount of colours available in this range is limited to just four and I found this very disappointing. The shade that I use is called Ivory and I think it is the lightest colour that is available to buy. This colour still isn't really pale enough for me, but when underneath my foundation it is suitable.
Does it live up to the claim that it blends to camouflage any skin imperfection? The answer to this question is yes and no. I have combination skin which is a pain at the best of times when trying to find skincare products. When I used this concealer on oily parts of my face this concealer was just as effective as any others that I have used but this is a totally different story on dry skin. In fact, at times it can be a complete and utter nightmare. This is because it doesn't rub it at all well and it can make your skin worse than when you have even started.
Does it fulfil the claim to make dark circles and blemishes disappear? I use this concealer to disguise the dark circles that I sometimes get under my eyes. And one thing that I find this product does well, is making these disappear. But with regards to blemishes, not always, as I've explained above.
Staying power: Although the concealer is quick durable, it doesn't last a whole day. I would say that it stays on for approximately 4-5 hours. Certainly no longer than that. But the good thing about the product is that it is a compact product that is travel friendly. You can therefore take it with you, wherever you are and reapply if and when necessary.
Longevity of the product: I would say that this concealer last approximately 4 to 6 months depending, obviously, on how many times you need to use it.
If you are looking for a concealer that will cover scars, don't even bother. I have two fairly prominent scars on my face, one on my forehead and the other on my jaw line and this concealer does absolutely nothing to disguise them.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer isn't one of the products that I strongly recommend. I hate to burst your bubble if you thought this would be a superb bargain buy, as it just isn't. This concealer is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. The reason that I bought this is the price tag, so you may be thinking that I shouldn't have expected fantastic results. Perhaps you are right. I will concede in saying that the product is great value for money but I won't be recommend it as I think if you spend a little more, you'll be happier with the product you buy.
When you look at how much this concealer costs and the effect that it has when applied, you cannot complain about value for money. But if you were to ask me if it is the best concealer that I have ever used, I would unquestionably say no. There are much better alternatives available to buy, but you will have to pay significantly more. So to say that you get what you pay for with regards to this product is more than a fair comment. Since being disappointed with this product I have begun to use liquid based concealers and I much prefer these types. I will definitely stay clear of this concealer in the future unless I'm extremely strapped for cash as it just doesn't work very well with my skin! But it may work for you, so try it before you rule it out.
Summary: An average, inexpensive concealer.