Product Type: Rimmel makeup
Newest Review: ... "effectively conceals blemishes and dark circles" . It comes in 3 different shades and it retails with an RRP of £4.49 whic is pr... more
Member Name: Madeinjapan
Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer
Advantages: Covers blemishes with a reasonable effect
Disadvantages: Hard to blend, cakey after a few hours, doesn't correct bags and reddened areas
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.
Summary: If you suffer from spots often, invest in something with a green/yellow colour corrected inbuilt