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Following on from my success of using the Match Perfection foundation, I decided to give the concealer within the range a go and I wasn't disappointed. This is an under eye concealer and highlighter in one which brightens the under eye area to reveal more wide awake eyes.
I am a very light sleeper and wake often in the night, meaning that I don't always get my eight hours sleep a night and this shows in my under eye circles. I have tried practically every concealer on the market in all different price ranges but I consistently come back to this one because it delivers what it says. Note: this is not a concealer designed to be used on spots and blemishes.
I purchased the colour Ivory, which is the lightest colour and a perfect match for me. The product comes in a tube applicator with a small brush at the end. This is the only thing I didn't like about the product - I found that the brush wasn't soft enough and made blending the product more difficult. I usually apply the product with a finger, dab it and then using my ring finger blend it in. There is a good amount of product in the tube, 7 mL, which is about average for a concealer. What I really like about this is it doesn't crease like many of the other full coverage concealers I have tried. I do have to reapply during the day, maybe once or twice, but this doesn't bother me because I'm used to touching up my concealer and the tube is so small it is easy to throw into a bag.
I would really recommend this to anyone with prominent dark circles that wants to lighten the area and bring some brightness back. This is better than any of the high end products I have bought and I recommend it to everyone.
I don't get as many blemishes as I once did but I do still get the odd one or two if I use a product which doesn't agree with my skin or if I accidently forget to wash my make up off before falling asleep. I also need to cover up the dark circles beneath my eyes and although I would never be without my Touch Eclat, it is expensive and I wanted a cheaper alternative to wear to work during the day. For these reasons I chose the Match Perfection Concealer by Rimmel.
What does the product do?
The product is described as being a two in one, skin tone adapting, concealer and illuminator. It promises to hide signs of tiredness while covering up blemishes and imperfections in an instant. It claims that it will highlight and illuminate the eye area to leave you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed and it has a soft brush to apply the product to the delicate skin beneath the eye. It apparently contains an oxygen complex which lets the skin breathe and stay healthy.
The product only comes in three shades which is unusual but the product is apparently skin tone matching. You can choose between Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige. I chose to buy the Ivory shade as I have rather pale skin.
How do you use the product?
The product can be applied on top of bare skin that has been moisturised or on top of your make up as a finishing touch. You give the tube a gentle squeeze in order to dispense the product onto the attached soft brush. You then apply the product straight onto the blemish, imperfection or undereye area using the brush and then pat the product into the skin until it has been blended. You can reapply the product if needed during the day.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic tube which has little decoration on it other than some writing. It has a purple screw top lid which you remove in order to see a white soft bristled brush, just like the Touch Eclat which is white at first but that soon becomes coated in the product. You can buy the product for around £5 from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
You need to ensure that you don't squeeze the tube too hard when you are dispensing the product as sometimes it does come out quickly all of a sudden and you can't return the product to the tube once it has been dispensed so it will go to waste. It isn't as good as the click dispenser on Touch Eclat but then you're paying a fraction of the price. The bristles of the brush are really silky and soft. When applying the product to the skin beneath the eye, the product glides over the skin without any pulling or dragging.
The product has a really light consistency and it does manage to cover up the dark shadows without looking like you've got make up there. You can easily blend the product in before it dries. Because it is so light, it doesn't settle into my fine lines or accentuate them which can only be a good thing! It doesn't really reflect the light in my opinion so it doesn't brighten the area but it does minimise my dark circles so it makes me look more awake in that respect.
As a concealer of blemishes or imperfections, I don't think this works very well as the coverage is too thin. It does minimise their appearance but you can clearly still see them and so I've found myself using another concealer for this purpose. This is also a problem with my beloved Touch Eclat so I'm not holding it against the product. It feels gentle on the skin, hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes and it is easily removed using my usual make up remover.
All in all, this is a good and cheap substitute for Touch Eclat which does hide the dark circles beneath my eye and makes me look more awake. It's not as good as the real thing but it's good enough for the price. It doesn't sink into fine lines and it is easy to apply using the brush. It doesn't hide blemishes very well so it won't be for you if you want it for this reason. As for covering up dark circles, it works well and I will happily continue to use this during the day for boring old work!
I like to try different make-up products. One product I recently tried was this Match Perfect Concealer by Rimmel. I have used many other Rimmel products and so I knew that I could trust Rimmel to do a good job.
This concelear is easy to apply. Simply squirt some out onto the back of your hand and start to rub into your skin. I used to wear it under my foundation and it looked ok. I then read in a magazine to always wear concealer on top of your foundation and I have found that it looks so much better this way.
I love this concealer. It leaves my skin looking really bright and clear. It also feels really light to wear. My skin feels as though it can breathe when wearing this which is good, as I hate products which feel to heavy on your skin.
I have some old acne scars and this covers them beautifully. I am really impressed with this concealer and the way that it cover all my little scars. It's also good at covering new spots too and doesn't highlight them like some of the concealers I have used in the past.
I don't like to leave the house without make-up and yet I am quite happy to leave the house wearing only this concealer as it does such a great job.
I have sensitive skin and this causes no problems.
This concealer is available from Boots and some supermarkets for around £5.99 which I think is great value for money - especially as tube lasts a good few months.
All in all, I would recommend this concealer.
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I've always been a big fan of Rimmel makeup and almost everything in my makeup bag is Rimmel! A friend of mine bought the famous YSL Touché Éclat concealer pen and I tried it out under my eyes once and was really impressed. However I simply couldn't justify the hefty price tag, especially since I'm only in my early 20s so don't really have major under eye bags yet.
One day I was browsing the Rimmel counter in Boots and came across this which looked quite similar and decided to go for it. It cost £5.99 which didn't seem a bad price as bottle part looked quite big so it looked like it would last a while. The concealer comes in 3 colour, Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige, so I went with the middle one, Classic beige, which seemed to be closest to my skin tone. The concealer describes itself as 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter which 'banishes signs of fatigue and illuminates eye area" It also states that it 'lets skin breath'.
The concealer comes in a squeezy tube which looks a bit like a lip gloss. The tube is a skin colour with blue writing. It has a screw lid at the bottom which reveals a brush and you simply squeeze the bottle to make the concealer come out on the brush ready for application.
The packaging is nether exciting or offensive and is quite typical of Rimmel products which are all packaged in quite a simple way but without looking cheap. I'm more than happy with this packaging when it is for something like a concealer.
To begin with the brush is completely dry but the product soon starts to reveal itself when you squeeze the tube. It does take a while to get enough on the brush to begin with to use the product effectively, however once the first use is over it is easy. The concealer is a medium thickness, it is neither watery or thick and in my opinion is just right for something you are applying under your eyes.
When I use it I simply make sure there is enough on the brush to begin with and then dot it beneath my eyes focussing on the eye bags and then blend it in with my fingers until it is even. You have to be careful not to over-blend it though or you can find that more of it ends up on your fingers than your skin! The concealer blends really well and almost melts into the skin, making it really easy to achieve a natural look. I also did notice the highlighting element as it really bring my eyes to life making the whole eye area look brighter. The highlighter doesn't look shiny or unnatural either.
I was really pleased with the colour of the concealer which matched my skin tone very well meaning it looked natural and not obvious that I had it on. This may have been luck, but I do feel that in general the colours produced by Rimmel are very natural and most importantly there is nothing orange about them which is always a good thing!
The only thing that does seem slightly pointless about the product is the brush, which really doesn't have much use other than for dotting the concealer on, which could easily be done with any type of applicator. I'm not sure if the intention of the brush is so you can actually blend it in using this, but I don't think this would work very well and would probably result in too much of the concealer being applied.
The concealer dries quickly and once it does dry you can't even feel that it is there. It doesn't tighten, irritate or weigh down the skin. I use it both during the day at work and also when I go out at night, and it always holds very well and doesn't slide of easily.
I've gone through 2 tubes of this now, however that has been over a year period whilst using it at least once a day, so I can say that the bottle lasts really well so it was definitely worth the money for me.
I would highly recommend this product as an alternative to more expensive versions on the market. It works perfectly in disguising my eye bags in a natural looking way and generally brightens my eyes and the tube lasts really well making it worth the price.
If someone asked me to pick a make-up product I absolutely could not live without it would have to be concealer. Having a very pale complexion, I get raccoon eyes even if I have had a full 8 hours of sleep. Therefore, in an effort to not scare friends and family, I go through a concealer faster than I go through any other beauty product.
There are three main things I look for when buying a new concealer. Firstly, I need to be able to get a concealer that is very pale. Secondly, I want good coverage so that my panda eyes don't shine through. Lastly, I don't want it to look as though I'm wearing concealer. I absolutely hate having a concealer that cakes under the eyes.
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer meets all of my requirements. I was very happy with the range of colours available and the formula doesn't become darker after its been on my skin for a while. I also like that fact that it does a good job covering up my dark circles and really makes me look less panda like. However, it does have a very heavy coverage that is maybe a little bit to much for an everyday concealer. Also sometimes after I've been wearing it all day, it feels as though the concealer can start to be a little cakey. For this reason I tend to use my Rimmel concealer just around my nose and on any red spots during the day and only apply it under my eyes when I'm going out for the night and want a really perfect looking complexion. It's more of a personal preference and the best way to find out if the product works for you is, of course, to give it a try! : D I also don't really see any 'highlighting' benefits from the product. Overall thought, I've been quite happy and would recommend the product to others. Happy concealing!
My usual concealer the YSL Touche Eclat ran out on me recently and I really could not afford to replace it. I set about trying to find a decent product that was similar. I tried the Bodyshop whose assistant said their brush pen concealer was 'as good as' Touche Eclat but it was still £14. I then looked around in local chemist stores where in most items my shade was out of stock. I finally found this Rimmel Match Perfection concealer. It had a brush and was the right colour and was only £5.98 so I bought it.
The product comes in a long squeezy tube which has 7mls or 0.23 fl.oz o f product inside. You can't see through the tube as it's flesh coloured so you can't tell how much product is left. The tube has a twisty off top and is fitted with a brush end. In terms of measurements the tube is 3 1/2 inches long and the brush end is approximately 1 centimetre long. It's quite a thick brush that tapers to a point for more precise applications.
The tube is printed with product information. The product is labelled as a "2-in-1 concealer and highlighter" which can "banish signs of fatigue". They say the "oxygen complex" means this is good for using around the eyes as it allows skin to breathe through the product. Also printed on the tube is shelf life time which is 24 months after opening.
To get the concealer onto the brush you have to squeeze the tube. I thought this would be an easy thing to do but in fact it's not. The tube is much bigger than it needs to be so you have to squeeze it a lot to get the product to finally come out. You have to squeeze every time you need more product out so this requires you to change your grip on the tube every time. It's annoying and time consuming.
The concealer oozes into the centre of the brush and as you sweep the brush it becomes saturated. After this it's easy to sweep the brush onto your skin. The brush has a cover pattern of about 5mm at it's finest point so you can cover your eye socket area very quickly. I primarily bought this for use for under the eyes and I don't know if it's really suitable for use elsewhere on the face.
When I went to buy this concealer there were three shades available and I bought the lightest which is 010 Ivory. It's a pale but glowing skin colour that matches well to my colouring. I have quite bad dark circles right around my eyes and have used all sorts in the past to try and disguise them. I found that when I apply this concealer it looks fine until I blend it with my finger. Then it tends to turn watery and thin out far too much. I am now trying not to blend so much with a finger and just paint it on with the brush but this is difficult to get the consistency right and to get it to dry. Really I need a much stronger and thicker concealer.
In regards to it's highlighting properties it is not as brightening as I hoped it would be. It tends to sink into the skin too much to be able to highlight effectively. I have tried using it on the contour of my nose where the skin isn't so redy brown and it looks a little better.
The concealer is quite thin so your skin doesn't look caked in product. It doesn't even sink into fine lines that mcuh. I would say it gives a very natural effect. For me, a little too natural as it isn't quite as good at concealing my dark skin or highlighting as I need it to be.
I recommend shaking the tube before use as I've noticed the liquid can seem quite wet and oily at times and then thicker. Prior to using this I swept the clean brush over my hand a couple of times and noticed that a clear oily substance was coming off the brush. I therefore was a bit concerned about the concealer seperating and being uneven. I now shake it before every use - an annoying necessity.
Unfortunately this product has not met my needs. I think I should have spent a few more pounds and got something that might have been a more efficient undereye concealer with a pagaging design that wasn't irritating to use. I really hate the squeezy tube. I think they could at least reduce the size of the tube to allow you to get product out onto the brush with one tender squeeze rather than having to flick the contents down to one end then squeeze randomly until the liquid comes out! Also, the concealer is just too thin and dull to be able to work well on my dark circles. I've used several of these concealer products in the last few years and this has to be the least effective of them all.
Needless to say I won't be buying this again. I think this might be okay for a teenager who hasn't got any major eye circles and who is after a fairly natural nude look. Otherwise I would forget it and opt for something else. I almost want to give this two stars really but I think other people who don't have quite as bad eye circles might be able to get away with using this. It's also easy on the bank acocunt which I appreciate and I'm still actually using it regularly although not quite achieving the look I want.