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I bought this concealer from an online cosmetics shop; it was purely an impulsive buy as I have been trying out some new products such as primers which I have never used before. I chose the Technic concealer as it was the cheapest, primarily and with the tea tree oil I thought it was make my skin healthier which would be an added bonus.
The concealer itself is basically in a lipstick holder which winds up and down, this makes for easy, clean application and easy storage, too! I bought the lightest concealer to hide my blemishes; I found that the colour of the concealer easily blended in with my foundation despite the concealer being a lighter colour.
The texture of the concealer, however, is quite chalky to touch. I thought it would be soft just by looking at it but that wasn't to be the case, despite this it doesn't affect the application of the concealer which is a real bonus.
To apply you simply has to dab the product onto the areas you feel need special attention and if necessary you can blend it into the skin using your fingers. The concealer can be bought from Bodcare store who stock the entie technic range or a whole host of online cosmetic shop.
The concealer comes in 3 shades: light, medium and dark and is available for £1.49 which is such a reasonable price as it does last a long time and does the job, so why pay more for the same result?
Overall, I really like this product I will continue to buy it in the future. In particular the main advantage is how it blends perfectly into your bare skin or existing make up. I would definitely recommend this to a friend as it offers good coverage for an excellent price. I award this product 4 stars!
Before I discovered Touche Eclat concealer I did search around a lot to try and find the perfect one. I dont suffer from spots very often at all - I get the odd one every now and again but Ive never suffered with really bad breakouts thankfully. So when I use conclear I mainly use it undeneath my eyes after a long night out but I did buy this one specifically for those times when I do have a pesky spot that I just cant get rid of. The product is question is obviously this 'Technic Concealer With Tea Tree Oil' which I bought mainly because I really liked the idea of this concealer covering the spot but also helping to heal it at the same time the added Tea Tree aspect really did appeal to me because Ive always found it to be really brilliant and getting rid of spots and Im happy to report that in this case it works amazingly well.
Price: No more than £2
Stockists: Bodycare & Amazon.
Shades: Light, Medium & Dark. I think everyone will find a shade that matches their skin tone well enough to wear this along or alongside foundation or powder.
This concealer offers 'amazing' coverage with added tea tree oil to prevent further spot break-outs so it's like a really handy 2in1.
The packaging for this concealer is just like it appears in the picture being white and silver in colour and designed to look a lot like a lipstick container and the actual lipstick inside. It has the usual twist up & down motion that you would expect from this design and is very easy to transport while your out and about. The design isnt the most amazing thing ever created but for the price I think its pretty nice.
Although this concealer is designed more for covering spots and blemishes you can still use this on dark circles or any areas you want a little bit more coverage on that day - the tea tree oil doesnt smell strong at all so you can use it around your eyes without any discomfort. I use this under my eyes and on belmishes and spots sometimes and the coverage it offers is amazing. I sometimes use this alone when Im having a more natural day and it doesn take much blending or rubbing in at all - it offers great coverage very quickly when used alone or with foundation.
As I mentioned I mainly use this one when I have a spot and not only does it cover it brilliantly it also I reckon does help the spot heal more quickly. The spot tends to dry out quickly and disappear in just a few days which is much better than normal in my experience. The Tea Tree does have brilliant effects and really helped heal my spots quicker but it doesnt smell at ALL so you wont be walking around stinking like tea tree all day if you use this. You will just have perfect coverage and a spot free face! Brilliant and highly recommended from me.
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A lot of the time, I don't like the idea of applying concealer onto skin over blemishes, as I feel that this clogs the pores up further and only serves to worsen such blemishes. My skin's quite sensitive, but it seems to work well with Tea Tree, and the vast majority of skin care products that I use contain Tea Tree oil.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone (or at least try to!) and buy a concealer that contained Tea Tree oil - not only would this hide any blemishes or spots on my face, but I assumed that the antiseptic properties of Tea Tree oil would help to sterilise the blemishes, thus preventing further infection and inflammation.
I bought this concealer from a discount make up store from my local market, and I think it cost around £1.50, which is relatively cheap for a concealer. The concealer is not liquid but solid, and should be applied either directly onto the skin and rubbed in with a clean finger, or should first be applied to the finger and then onto the face.
This concealer does in fact conceal blemishes and spots very well and rubs into the skin well, and hence it isn't too evident that you're wearing it. With many solid concealers, it can appear that you are caked in make up if you don't rub it in properly, however I'm pleased to say this wasn't the case with this product.
The concealer lasts throughout the day, although you might want to re-apply if the need arises. I do find that this product makes my skin greasy though, and makes it feel heavy, so if you have sensitive skin you may want to avoid!
Recently I went to stay with my Grandmother, and arranged a night out with some old school friends who I hadn't seen since before my youngest child was born, almost 5 years ago. Being the disorganised woman I am, I left packing until the last minute. Feeling proud that I had remembered my trusty GHD's, I was gutted to find I had completely forgotten to pack my make up bag until I got there. Aaaaargggh!!!
Wanting to look my best, particularly as some of my old friends are successful, gorgeous and slim while I'm a frumpy single mum of 2, I had to dash out for emergency supplies. Not wanting to spend a lot, as I have more than enough make up back at home, I was pleased to find the Technic range in Body Care store.
Almost all the make up in this range is 99p. A bit dubious as to how effective such cheap make-up can actually be but not having much choice, financially or time wise, I grabbed an eye-shadow compact, bronzing powder, lip gloss, khol and mascara and the most essential make up item of all... Concealer. While the other products performed somewhat as you would expect, not particularly well but did the job for one night with plenty of reapplication, I feel the concealer I chose was worth reviewing, and perhaps recommending.
~ The Product ~
Technic Concealer with Tea Tree Oil is a 3.7g concealer stick housed in a silver and clear plastic case much like a lip stick, that enables you to twist and reveal more product.
There's not an awful lot of information given on the packaging, other than it contains tea tree oil, an essential oil which is widely known for it's antiseptic properties.
Available in Light, Medium and dark shades, this product cost me 99p from Body Care, and is also available from various discount cosmetic websites across the internet for a price between £1 and £1.50.
~ Using The Product ~
On first impression, the casing looks pretty good, appearing to be made of metal and glass. However on closer inspection it is pretty cheap plastic, and the lid has cracked in my bag.
Opening the product the first thing I noticed is the smell of Tea Tree, it's quite strong, but not unpleasant, and has a natural scent rather than medicinal. The stick of concealer looks a good shade (I chose light) and pretty much like any mid range concealer stick.
As I applied the product I found it very thick and greasy. I need concealer under my eyes, otherwise I look like the undead, and usually choose a lighter, more liquid concealer for this area. It is quite heavy, so a little goes a long way. I found applying with a lipstick brush gave me the best results. However the product blended in pretty well and gave a good coverage, which I was pretty impressed with! Applying it to small marks and blemishes on my face was very easy, and good coverage was achieved here too.
As it was such a cheap concealer, I wasn't expecting great performance from it. While I can't say it was fantastic, I am more than a little impressed. After a couple of hours I would expect a cheap concealer to have sunk in and gathered in the little laughter lines around my eyes (ok wrinkles!) but it hadn't. I did need to top it up more often than a more expensive concealer though.
The Tea Tree oil in the concealer also seems to have an effect on spots, drying them out. Yet underneath my eyes remained soft.
~ Conclusion ~
Since returning from my grandmothers and regaining access to my make up bag, I have gone back to using my more expensive concealer as it's a lot lighter feeling than the Technics concealer, and I also worry about long term use of the tea Tree oil around the sensitive eye area. However, it's doesn't claim to be an under eye concealer, and I have used it since on nasty spots and blemishes, finding the coverage very good and the antiseptic properties healing. As it's quite thick an heavy, only a small amount is required meaning it lasts a long time!
For the price I think this concealer is a little gem. I particularly like popping it in my bag when going out, in case I need a make up touch up. If I loose it, then at £1 I wouldn't be bothered, as opposed to my every day concealer which costs £12.
A concern that many people have regarding cheap cosmetics is animal testing. The company who makes this range, Badgequo, claim to be completely against animal testing and are a member of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association, claiming "Every one of our cosmetic and beauty care products complies with Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004, and stringent EU standards covering ethics, labelling and quality control" More information can be found out about the company and it's products at www.badgequo.com
I would recommend this as a reliable little product, that does a decnt job to anyone in a desperate situation such as me, who is on a very strict budget or would like something less expensive to put in a travel bag.