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What is it?
A skin concealer from Rimmel.
Claims to help reduce fine lines around the eye area. A good general concealer to help conceal imperfections and dark circles.
What do I think of it?
I thought this was very strange when I first saw this appearing on the shelves. This is because Rimmel already do an under-eye concealer and I had wondered why this had suddenly been produced. The concealer was also priced much lower than the usual concealer I was using and in a much bigger tube, my first thought was to immediately try it to see if I could swap to use this instead as it would be so much cheaper to use this.
There are only a few shades to this range and having quite pale skin I chose the lightest shade, the 'ivory' option. On application, this seemed to match my skin tone quite well, but after a while in different areas of light, I found that this shade was simply a little too dark for my skin despite it being the lightest shade available in the range.
In terms of coverage, the liquid is quite light but does provide good coverage with the right application technique, however, I found that this was a little lighter in consistency compared to my usual concealer, it blends very well but I am still having to apply quite a few layers and this really shows up on my skin, - the cake effect, as they say.
I had wondered for a while why this was cheaper than the other concealer as they are in many ways very similar, even their consistency is very similar so I didn't know why this didn't cover so well. But looking on the packaging of my other concealer, I suddeny realized the difference, the usual one I had been using contains light reflecting pigments, whereas with this - the same statement was nowhere to be seen on the tube, so I'm assuming that it doesn't have any of those pigments.
It's a shame, at £3.99 for a bigger 10ml tube compared to £4.99 with only 2.5ml, I was very willing and ready to substitute my existing old one for this. But unfortunately, it's not as effective at concealing under eye circles, plus it's not even the right shade for my skin...(sigh)....nevermind, it was worth trying.... :)
Thanks for reading.
© Leighsa 2009.
Since having children I have had dark pigentation spots around my eyes - usually they can be covered up quite easily but last summer they became much darker and noticeable to others - even though I was using moisturisers and foundations with an spf in! And so my search for the perfect cover up began......... as usual I went to all of the counters in my local department store and even found a pretty good product - but I didn't want to spend £20 on a concealer! So I turned to the more everyday ranges and spotted this - and thought for around £5 it was worth a try and it did say it was ideal for conceal dark spots around the eye - sounded too good to be true!
I bought it and have been really happy with my purchase. It is easy to put on, you can layer it for a heavier cover if needed, it's also good for under eye shadows and is an easy to use cream that lasts - you only need a tiny bit. The one thing that lets this product doen is that it is a squeezy tube and it's hard not to get too much out at a time so there is a little wastage.
Reduce lines and conceals dark spots around the eye area /