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All you girls need concealer in your make-up bag! It's one of the necessities along with mascara and foundation in my opinion.
When it comes to concealers, steer away from the watery ones, as they simply don't do anything. Head for the thicker ones, but make sure they are in liquid formula, as i find the stick types drag on the skin and make the underneath's of your eyes go like crepe paper!
So this one is by Rimmel. It's an "anti fatigue" concealer from their "Recover" Range (Please note: I hated the Recover foundation, it made my face literally glitter) you can buy the concealer from any major drugstore and it retails at about £4.99. I got mine in "Ivory" the lightest of three shades.
The packagings cute, small and pink. The applicator is small and 'furry', like a lip gloss wand making the application lovely and smooth - no dragging under the eyes at all.
I usually dab the concealer around my eyes and nose, then blend with my middle finger. What i really love about Rimmel Recover Concaler is how well it soaks into your skin, meaning you're not there for hours rubbing at your eyes trying to get it to blend!
The colour was great. Not too light so i had reverse panda eyes, but light enough to make me look wide awake! Also, as this councealer is "anti fatigue" it actually brightens the skin, giving a fresh faced look.
I do need to re-aply it through the day which is a down point, i wish it would have a bit more staying power, however, until i have enough money to buy and try the famous Yves Saint Laurent Touche Elcat, i will be sticking with this!
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This is one of the best value concealers I have ever used. I used to be a huge fan of YSL Touche Eclat, then down graded to the No 7 version but then I discovered Rimmel's Recover Concealer. It's a fantastic price, fits neatly in any bag, no matter how small and does the job brilliantly. I don't even have to use foundation if I use this. Just a tiny dab using the wand on the inside and outside corners of my eyes and a bit more around the bottom of my nose (where it always looks a bit pink) and I'm good to go. It doesn't clog my skin and cause spots because I can use it sparingly on the areas that require a bit of help. It illuminates the dark areas, particularly under my eyes keeping me looking bright eyed and bushy tailed. It also covers the odd spot and it lasts for ages making it excellent value. I wouldn't use anything else now.
When it comes to concealer I dont wear it an awful lot as I dont get too many spots and I try to get as much beauty sleep as possible to avoid dark circles under my eyes but obviously at times having a spot breakout or one too many late nights is inevitable so I need a stand by concealer for that reason. I picked this "Rimmel Recover Concealer" up a few weeks back when a market in Bham was selling loads of Rimmel products dead cheap so I thought Id give it a go as it doesnt have to be anything really amazing to impress me as I dont use it very often.
Price: Around £3.50
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug ETC
For: Specially designed for tired eyes and skin that needs a little lift after a long night or an early morning. The luminous effect is said to help fill lines, wrinkles & cover dark circles totally. Sounds like just what I need after a night out.
This is sadly only available in two shades (or so the Rimmel website tells me) and those are Ivory and Soft Beige which isnt a great range at all but I think there are more avilable if you buy it from an actual shop rather than online. Keep your eyes peeled.
Ive read a few reviews on this that say that the writer found this really hard to apply but I feel totally different. This concealer has an applicator wand just like a lipgloss which means you can apply it exactly where you think you need a little bit more coverage like under your eyes and over blemishes I think you be much more precise with this applicator and it makes sure you only use as much as you need to without wasting loads.
You dont need too much of this at any one time as the concealer is quite thick so the coverage it offers is really great without using too much. If you use too much it is way too hard to rub into your skin and looks very caked on so less is definately more in this case. As this is much thicker than a lot of concealers it does take a bit longer to rub ito your skin but once it does the coverage is amazing.
The totally covers black circles and makes me look wide awake even after a long night out where drink has been involved and usually nothing maked me look better after that kind of night. This blends really well with other foundations and powders you might be using and just covers all blemishes and dark bits really well and evenly without makeing you look caked on or unnatural. This is a must have for me after a night out because I honestly would look terrible without it nothing wakes up my eyes and face more than this does and I cannot recommend it highly enough especially if you do suffer with dark circles or spots regularly as this will be such a life saver! Highly recommended.
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Rimmel Recover Concealer......
I am prone to dark circles around the eyes and this is all my mothers fault! We seem to have deep set eyes which as everyone knows is very sexy but comes with the problem of dark circles appearing more noticeable.
I try a multitude of different products for this but none, apart from self tan, seems to improve the overall look. I buy most ranges of concealer from high priced ones to the lower priced ones such as this, Rimmel Recover Concealer and I have found this to be the best one from the lower priced ones so I continue to buy this whilst occasionally buying ones of a higher price to try too.
The price is around £3 for a stick of the concealer. A stick is 4.5 grams and resembles a small lipgloss in appearance. The packaging is of a reasonable standard but nothing that stands out from the crowd. It tells you clearly what the product is for but gives no indication of what it is made from.
The concealer inside the tube is a slight thinner consistency than a lip gloss but applies to the skin easily and can be blended in with the finger tips well. There are a wide range of shades to choose from and it is always best to try the sample in the shop to see which one is best for you.
The shade I always opt for is "Soft Honey" and this is fine for my skin tones even when I have self tan on. It works well to disguise the dark circles and any other spots or blemishes that I am cursed with each day.
I always apply it before putting on my quick brush of foundation and together my two products work well. I would say however that I may often reapply during the day on a spot or blemish as the concealer doesn't really have a high staying power. It does pretty much last for around a day but if I had evening plans this wouldn't hold out till then.
I think it is a fair product which is priced very well. It has a good range of shades and the one I choose is really good for me and a better match than others I have tried. For the price I am happy to reapply and I think that even applying two times per day every day the tube as whole will last for a considerable amount of time.
I am awarding a fair 3 out of 5 stars for this product. I think it is worth getting but I am still looking for a product that is going to work better than this as I think there must be some out there! A recommendation as if I think you are looking for a cheap concealer that will do the trick then this is the product for you.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
After using a stick concealer for years which generally aren't the best for dry skin, I decided to try and find a liquid concealer which might be better. I first looked in the Rimmel section as this is my favourite make-up brand and I came across Rimmel's Recover anti-fatigue concealer. I was happy that I'd found one and, regardless of the hugely high price of £4.88, I decided to give it a go.
It comes in a very small long and thin circular tube with a long pink twisty lid. It is a very small, dainty and light thing which makes it very easy to carry around with you. The applicator is similar to that of a lip gloss with the stick attached to the lid with a little padded bit on the end which is used to apply the concealer. This comes in three different shades including ivory, soft beige and sand, which are all fairly pale colours so this concealer isn't suitable for dark skin.
This is said to conceal imperfections and dark shadows and instantly brighten the skin. It contains vitamin E, which is an anti-oxidant, to protect the delicate eye area from free radicals. Light reflecting pearls in the cream create a brightening, more luminous effect and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Blue pigment in it counteracts dull, tired skin. It does cover up imperfections, spots and blemishes very well and, depending on how bad the imperfection is, I sometimes find that I need to top it up once throughout the day, otherwise one application in the morning is usually enough. As for concealing fatigue, I've only tried this for the first time this morning, after still being slightly hungover and extremely tired from only 4 hours sleep on Saturday night which made the bags under my eyes huge today (yesterday I was too tired to notice or care!). I dabbed some on this morning under my eyes and, although it has brightened the skin and made it look a little shinier and more awake, it hasn't really concealed the bags and I do still look pretty tired.
Although this is only a tiny 5ml tube, only a small bit of the liquid needs to be applied each time which means that the price is probably worth it as it lasts a long time. When applying, it should be dabbed or gently rubbed into the skin. Because this is in a liquid form, it does blend into the skin much better than the previous concealer sticks I've used which tended to make dry skin even worse. Saying that though, it still works better if the skin isn't dry so a quick coating of moisturiser or a simple splash of the face with some water, will take away any dryness and will make it blend in even better.
After trying this, I am definitely going to be sticking to liquid concealers from now on as they are much better for dry skin. Although this one isn't so brilliant at concealing the bags under my eyes I don't often need it for this but it does effectively conceal blemishes and brighten the skin.
As a new mother vanity still urged me to at least try and look like I had had some sleep the night before. A big part of me still wanted people to tell me I looked really healthy even if I didn't feel it. I have used this concealer for ages. It's good value being around £3-4 depending on where you buy it.
I am very pale (I mean very pale think Dita von Teese!) and the lightest shade Ivory is great to use on my skin shade. The brush applicator isn't the best it's quite hard and you don't need to use much of the concealer or it sticks in every line and cakes on so it's really obvious. A few dots along your eye bags and rub in with a finger or sponge. It really is light reflecting and makes the darkest grey circles appear much lighter. It's also good on other blemishes.
The big disadvantage I think is that once the tube starts to empty it's quite difficult to get enough concealer on the applicator. I end up throwing more away than I would like!
Sometimes I dont like to wear fondation as it clogs up my skin and can feel quite heavy, so when my skin is in quite good condition and I only have one or two blemishes I always use concealer and so decided to buy rimmels one (The tube contains 5ml) when I was having one of those days.
The actual packaging is that the tube is clear which helps in a number of ways to see how much is left and also to get an idea of the sort of colour you are buying however I always advise to test it out before you buy! The lid is a nice pink colour which stands out on the shelf and looks nice and girly. The writing on the tube is also this colour and brings it all in together.
The lid screws on and off and the applicator is attahced to this the actual concealer is said to contain light reflecting pearls this is supposed to mean that when the light hits your face, it bounces back off and therefore helps make blemishes less noticable.
The applicator is a spongey bit at the end, I have found with this a lot will come out and so you'll need to remove excess by siply scraping it off on the edge of the tube. The wand is also quite small and therefore you can be quite precise in your application.
The product goes on easily and its very easily to blend into your skin and covers blemishes up brilliant as it makes you whole face appear a lot brighter and flawless.
This is a must have in a girls make up bag!
I bought this a couple of days ago and am still unsure about it. Application is easy, although too much can look a bit tacky. The spongy applicator makes it easy to direct but I keep worrying about it getting clogged up with bacteria, so I tend to put a blob on my finger and then apply.
It has an ideal consistency, but is a tiny bit sparkly, so doesn't work well if you're going to be in bright light all day, you'll just look you fell face first into a glitter tray!
When applied after the recover foundation by Rimmel it looks good...presumably because they are by the same brand.
Price wise it's a bit of a con. I paid £5.33 for this tiny tube which doesn't last long. At least most products that contain small amounts use opaque packaging to hide the fact it runs out very quickly. These people obviously didn't think of that and made it out of clear plastic...
Overall I don't think I'd recommend this product, for a tiny amount, high price and the fact that it doesn't stay put for long...it really isn't worth the hassle.
Hope this helps :)
I own so many concealers and have struggled for a while to find pne that I like, and also that agrees with my skin. I bought this one a while back and it cost me 3.99 from superdrug which is a good price for a cocnealer, considering that some of them can be anything up to thirty quid! The packaging is simple with its clear tube and pink lid and the applicator is soft and spongey which makes the conealer go further and goes on well. This concealer is an anti fatigue concealer, so really meant for dark circles and shadows on the face than spots and pimples but it does work on these as well. The liquid concealer is quite thick, so gives full coverage. You only need a tiny dab of it, as otherwise it can look a bit caked on. The only thing I dont like about this, is the fact that its shimmery and its just a bit too much too sparkly for me. After a couple of days of using this concealer I noticed I was getting more pimples and it was aggrevating my skin, so I stopped using this. I wouldnt recommend this if you have sensitive skin like me, as it can clog pores making skin worse. The best concealer i have found is the one by witch, which I will write a seperate review on.
Here I am writing yet another review for a concealer. Perhaps I should spend less time shopping for concealers to cover my dark circles, and more time sleeping to get rid of them?!
I've spent anything up to £25.00 on undereye concealers (Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage) so it's always nice to come across one that promises to work just as well at only a fraction of the cost. That's where Rimmels "Recover" comes into it - I was away for the weekend and had forgotten to bring my regular concealer and so had to make a quick trip to Superdrug to find a cheap replacement and at £3.99 or so a tube I decided to give it a try.
Rimmels "Recover" is an anti fatigue concealer which uses light reflecting particles to 'bounce' light away from the shadows. It claims to be medium coverage and to 'brighten and conceal dark shadows and imperfections'. It uses Vitamin E to protect and soften the delicate under eye area.
It is available in only three shades, which usually sets of a warning for me as I'm very pale and can rarely find a shade suitable from such a small selection but after a quick swatch on the back of my hand and taking a look outside in natural light it seemed that it might just work for me.
The shades available are - in lighest to darkest - Ivory (100), Soft Beige (200) and Sand (300). Unfortunately this concealer does not cater for those with very dark skin.
This product is packaged in a small clear tube with a bright pink screw on lid. Inside there is a doefoot applicator, similar to those included with lipglosses / other wand concealers etc, though this one is larger, wider and plusher so it is much more effective than most.
The large, soft applicator makes applying to the undereyes easy. I dab in three or four spots lightly, focusing on the inner corners near the bridge of my nose. Then using clean fingertips I dab lightly over the dots to blend them together, being careful not to drag on the skin too much.
For spot concealer I apply using a concealer brush (MAC #194) blending gently around the pimple to cover any redness before pressing lightly onto the tip.
I find that Rimmel's "Recover" is much more effective undereyes than on pimples and this probably has something to do with the creamy consistency. I prefer dryer, thicker products for spots, but for the eye area this stuff is great!
In natural light the the 'reflecting particles' are quite obvious though so you need to blend well, but once done so the effect is very brightening and diffusing. It covers circles well without looking fake or cakey (which already gives it one up on some of my higher end concealers!) and doesn't crease on me. It lasts well throughout the day without fading or smudging but is easily removed at night.
It is scent free and hasn't affected my sensitive skin at all.
The only downside with this product is the size. It is a small tube that seems to run out quickly, even without daily use. However since the outside is clear you can see when you will need to repurchase, so if you can afford to then it's not really a problem.
A tube of this probably lasts me about 2 months and I'm not really sure why I use it up so quickly.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who needs a good, fuller coverage concealer for moderate to dark circles but not to those looking for something to cover up pimples with :-)
I want to make the same point about this concealer as I did about the Rimmel Recover Foundation, i find it to be very shimmery in the daylight and refelctive however not as gritty.
It's a good price for a concealer of this variety pricing at tjust £4.99 (though could be a little cheaper and I'm sure we wouldn't mind) and it does last quite a while too.
It has a little fluffy stick applicator which is good for dabbing it on your face so thats a plus. The consistency of this concealer is good too, quite liquid.
A good point to make at this stage is that as I said with the foundation it is brilliant for nighttime and matches the simmeriness of the foundation so gives you a good glow and i bet it looks fantastic in photos too! However I find it just a bit too much for daywear!
HOWEVER... this could work well for those of you who have dark circles as both a concealer and a highlighter for under the eyes...in which case you should definately buy this concealer!
nice product if used for the nightime or to brighten dark circles during the day.
Firstly, I love makeup.
Secondly, my skin is questionable at best.
Sometimes I need a little extra help to cover the late night induced dark circles, and the untimely pimples.
I have always used rimmel concealer. There is no need to pay extortionate amounts of money for a concealer, this little beauty does the job perfectly.
The tube contains 5ml, has a bright pink cap, and a clear tube, and is labelled as giving medium coverage, although I think it gives full coverage.
Rimmel recover is an *anti fatigue* concealer.
It completely covers up signs of tiredness, making you look fresh and perky.
This concealer contains light reflecting pearls, which means that when the light hits your face, it bounces right back off, making dark circles, blemishes and wrinkles look softer and less noticable.
Rimmel recover contains vitamin E (which is an antioxidant), so it protects the delicate skin around your peepers.
Rimmel recover comes with a little wand inside the lid.
The wand is sort of spongey at the ends. Its quite easy to pull out too much product with the wand, so make sure you use it sparingly, wiping the wand on the rim as you go.
You only need a little bit of this stuff.
The wand is quite small, so you can be quite precise in your application.
Because this concealer is liquid, its easier to blend than other concealers.
The trick is to apply it to where you need it, and then pat it into your skin with your fingertips.
Rimmel recover is only available in 3 shades. Ivory, soft beige, and sand.
This is great if you are fair like me (Im an ivory girl), or have lightly tanned skin, but if you have olive skin or black skin, there are no colours available.
Another thing I have found, is that all 3 shades of concealer are quite yellow based. Make sure, if you buy this concealer, that you have yellow based skin. If your skin is pink based, it will make you look a bit sallow.
You can buy Rimmel recover from Boots for £4.99.