Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Flawless skin by a Flawless concealer!
Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer
Member Name: jimmychoogirl
Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer
Advantages: Good coverage, blends easily, covers spots, scars, under eye circles, cheap
Disadvantages: Coverage is not quite high enough to completely cover redness
===~~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of their products in £1 shop like places; though I have read articles about these make up items being sold there are out of date.
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.
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 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**
Summary: Flawless skin by a Flawless concealer!