“ Brand: Technic / Type: Concealers „
'Technic Brilliant Touch Concealer'
I purchased mine from my local 'Bodycare' store (a cheap UK based beauty store) for a rock bottom price of only £1.99. I bought this product on a whim and partly because I did not have enough money for my normal 'Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, which retails at £5.99, as the 'Technic Brilliant Touch Concealer' was so cheap I figured I could not really go wrong.
On first wearing this concealer I was highly impressed with the quality of the product, it worked amazingly for concealing the dark under eye circles and the shade matched my skin tone perfectly.
It did not work so well for concealing blemishes or imperfections within my skin, I found the product was a little bit too thin for that.
This concealer is packaged nicely, is is sleek and compact and looks very professional, I also liked the brush style applicator it is soft and well made so non of the bristles come loose and it disperses the right amount of product if kept clean after use, if not it tends to dry, clog up and harden but the applicator is easy enough to clean so there is no reason why this should happen.
Although I like most features of this product that does not mean it is not with out its flaws. The main flaw in my opinion was the way the packaging is designed, because of this design flaw I found that only ¼ of the tube was actually product and the rest is just for show.
Regardless of this flaw however I would purchase the 'Technic Brilliant Touch Concealer' again. Overall it was a good product that hid my dark circles well. I found it was very long lasting and hard wearing and is great value for money.
I naturally have dark circles under my eyes, and couple that with working night shifts, I often look quite tired, so need something to make me look a bit more awake and my skin look a bit brighter.
Even though I often buy fairly cheap cosmetics, they are usually at least from recognised brands such as collection 2000 - brands that are stocked in Boots and Superdrug for example, as they are places I shop regularly. The only product I have been using for a while that is not from a more well known brand is this Technic Brilliant Touch Concealer. I am not sure why I first picked this up, but I am onto my second or third one now, and it has become a staple in my make-up bag.
~About the product~
This is a concealer which contains light-diffusing particles which makes it ideal to use on under eye circles, as it not only covers them, but reflects the light away making skin look brighter. Because of this, it is not so great when used on blemishes, as it can actually draw attention to them, making them look brighter. For those, you will be better off with a matt cream concealer.
Initially, the concealer comes packaged in a silver box, which I think is another example of excess packaging. The concealer itself looks similar to a pen, but has a brush on the end. When you twist the bottom of the tube it dispenses the make-up into the brush, which can then be applied to the skin. It also has a small plastic top to stop it getting all over the other things in your make-up bag. The only gripe I have with the packaging is that the silver writing often wears off the tube quite quickly.
The concealer is extremely easy to use. You simply twist the bottom of the pen until there is enough concealer on the brush, and then sweep over the area you want to cover.
The product has a creamy consistency and glides over the skin easily. It blends very easily and although it does dry fairly quickly it still stays wet for long enough to blend it in.
I am really impressed with the results that this product gives. Not only does it give a natural coverage that doesn't look cakey or thick, the light reflecting particles also make my skin look brighter and dewy.
Some under-eye concealers can make you look like you have white rings under your eyes, but luckily this is not one of them, the skin just looks natural and dewy.
The main problem I have with this product, is that it doesn't last a huge amount of time. After a few hours I find that it has all but disappeared, so I have to re-apply it, which is inconvenient and annoying.
I buy this from Bodycare for £1.99 but you can also buy it online from www.cosmeticsfairy.co.uk for £2.99. In terms of these under-eye concealers, it is a lot cheaper than other brands, I think even Collection 2000's version of this is around £5 and they are one of the cheaper make-up brands on the high street.
I do really love the results I get from this product, and price-wise it is great. As I said, the main problem is that it has to be re-applied so frequently, and although it is very good, once this one runs out, I think I will probably try a different brand in the hope of finding something that lasts a bit longer.