I love wearing makeup but I on days I didn't feel like wearing a lot I needed a concealer just so I could coverup dark circles and spots. I was in The body shop looking for some shower gel when I came across their makeup section , I looked through the makeup section an saw the stick concealer and decided to try it out since it will be much easier to apply than liquid. I got this concealer in a shade darker than my skin and this is fantastic for my dark circles /spots , completely makes them disappear. However I've noticed that it stays on better when I use foundation as well , without foundation it only stays on for certain amount of time. I would also suggest to anyone thinking of buying this product and have dry skin, I would use a liquid concealer as this product takes longer to blend.
> Even though I'm in my early thirties I still get the odd spot or blemish on my face unfortunately. I thought these were just a teenage thing so it's always annoying when one pops up for a few days. I don't really however have to worry as I have a great concealer that will, as the name suggests, conceal my spots and hide my blushes.
> I always find make up from The Body Shop to be of really high quality and well made and this concealer is not exception. This concealer is a stick concealer and The Body Shop say it is designed to mask blemishes, redness and uneven skin tone and will give you medium to high coverage.
The concealer comes in the form of a big chunky pencil and it find this makes it a lot easier to apply than if you are using a big tube of concealer or a wand etc. you can sharpen the pencil to a really nice point, although it will still be a thick point as the stick is thick. The point though, in my opinion gives you a nice precise angle at which to come from and means you can really apply this to the target area. Being in pencil form too it makes the concealer quite easy to hold as well.
Now The Body Shop say to apply this and then blend in with a little brush but I find that if I'm only using it on a really small blemish I can mark it on with the pencil and then blend it in nicely with my finger tips. I have quite a few little broken veins around my nose that make it a little bit red and this concealer works perfectly to cover them up and make my skin look fleshy again. In fact I think this concealer gives nice coverage on whatever blemish I use it on and if I then cover it with some powder to lock it in it really does last all the time my make up lasts which is great.
The concealer comes in six different fleshy shades from light to quite dark so there really is a shade for everyone. What I like about these pencils is that the shade is shown on the whole of the outside of the stick too and not just on the nib so it makes it really easy to find a shade for you.
The 3.9ml concealer costs £9 and is available from The Body Shop.