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Witch Hide & Clear Concealer is designed as the perfect solution for anybody who needs a cosmetic product that hides blemishes while also combating the cause of spots. It's priced at £4.29.
The packaging is surprisingly nice for something by Witch. It's quite classy and doesn't have that usual 'spot product' look to it. It's in tube format with a twist up mechanism like a lipstick, but it's longer and thinner than a lipstick. The lid clicks on nice and tight so there's no worries about it making a mess in your makeup bag.
The texture of the concealer is quite thick and creamy, but it has a slight chalkiness to it. I've also found as I've gone through the tube that there are a few gritty bits in it, which is not pleasant when you're applying it!
As far as I'm aware this only comes in the one colour which is called Natural and is really rather dark. It's certainly too dark for my pale skin and it's impossible to blend it so it's not noticeable.
The thickness of the formula also makes it quite difficult to blend as once you apply it, it pretty much just stays where it is. Despite this it does rub off easily and doesn't last that long on the skin. I'm also very aware it's there, I can feel it on my skin and it feels heavy and like it's clogging my pores.
I don't think this helps fight the cause of spots at all, if anything it seems to make my spots angrier and hang around for longer.
No, I would not recommend this concealer. The colour is way too dark for me, it wears off too quickly, and it aggravates blemishes rather than improving them.
After my boyfriend recently started stealing my concealer to cover his spots I went out and bought him his own and chose this Witch one as it's supposed to help get rid of spots too. After a while and a couple of times of me borrowing it I ended up going out and buying one for myself too. I paid £2.99 each for them in Morrisons but I'm sure I've seen them cheaper elsewhere before.
The packaging is nice and doesn't scream 'spot treatment' which I think is good. It's a silver twist up stick with a pull off lid. The packaging as well as looking really nice also makes it dead easy to use, and it's great for carrying around with you too.
I'm not sure if there are other shades available but when I bought mine there was only one shade, called 'natural' and it looks way too dark in the tube for my pale skin. don't let that scare you though, as once I have it on my skin it looks much lighter. It has a creamy texture which makes it easy to blend and feels nice on my skin, and the colour blends pretty well (though not perfectly) with my skintone.
I find it works pretty well as a concealer on spots, giving a good coverage and reducing redness. It's not a concealer to be used elsewhere though, for instance it would be no good as an under-eye concealer. It wears well and lasts on my skin for at least 8 hours, assuming it's not particularly hot or I'm particularly active, in that case it does sweat off quite easily.
The main reason why I continue to use this concealer instead of others I own is because I really feel it does help to get rid of spots as well as just conceal them. Often I feel other concealers and other makeup makes spots worse but this definitely doesn't, and I feel like my spots go down much quicker when I'm using this on them.
Overall I think this is a good concealer at a very good price, and I would definitely recommend it if you have trouble with spots and don't want to make them worse.
Being someone with bad skin I can't live without concealer! Until I first bought this I used Rimmel's concealer which is probably the most popular concealer. Why that is however I'm unsure, because that product always disappointed me whereas this never has!
The standard price for this is usually just under £5 at Superdrug and Boots. It is possible to get it cheaper at other bargain stores and even in Boots and Superdrug they are often on offer. For example a month or so ago there was a buy 2 for £5 on any Witch products, so you're effectively getting it at least half price! Then again if my concealer ran out I'd rather spend the £5 than go without this because I think it's still worth that much.
The concealer is like many of its competitors in that it twists like a lipstick. This has been problematic a couple of times for me in that being quite a thin tube it has snapped in the past; but this is down to my clumsiness really so I won't hold it against Witch.
The silver, metallic appearance is something that I love. For one it makes the product look that little bit more classy, and for two it makes it less obviously a concealer stick.
In terms of coverage this is, in my opinion great! It doesn't have a weird orangey tint to it that the Rimmel concealer did and it's better coverage than the No 7 version which is a lot more expensive. It's smoother than other concealers as well, very easy to blend and it's not obvious you're wearing concealer.
When it comes to how well this helps clears up spots, I can't say I'm sure. It certainly doesn't have any negative effect and it doesn't make your skin feel greasy which is always good; but I'm not very good at measuring the extent to which it actually helps with spots, sorry!
All in all I think this a great concealer. I love the coverage, the design, the fact that it's discreet, the value for money and that it feels and is oil-free. I'll definately continue to buy it for as long as I can, and it's one of those essentials I take in my handbag everywhere and anywhere.
I saw this in Superdrug on offer for £3.49 (it's normally around £4.89) and have been foolishly buying it for months. I then spotted it for £1.99 in Quality Save! So i switched to there, and have saved myself quite a lot.
The stick itself is quite pretty and is really easy to use. You simply twist the tube to push up more concealer. The slanted top part makes it easy to glide it over the area you'd like to cover up. it has a lid that clicks into place so that you can keep it in your bag wherever you go.
There is only one shade, but it isn't a problem if you're fair to medium skinned. You can blend the concealer in and then put your normal make up over it to cover that colour up.
When i first put it on, i had a little panic for a moment until i put my normal foundation on over it. It came out a really pale colour compared to my skin tone (olive) but i couldn't even see where it'd been when i'd applied my make up so don't worry about that happening.
It conceals small blemishes very well, i very much recommend it!
I can't go a day without make-up but I was always afraid of the make-up increasing the frequency of spots and break-outs or not covering them properly. I saw this product in my local Home Bargains store for a mere £2 or so, but I think from stores such as Boots or Superdrug it is around £5 which is pretty pricey. It claims to help cover up spots as well as fight them by containing an antibacterial ingredients. It should be suitable for sensitive skin.
The concealer comes in a twist up tube similar to that of a lipstick which is found inside a cardboard box. Unfortunately there is only one shade available, but it's in the middle so it will blend into most skin tones unless you have very dark skin. I have light brown skin and this concealer blends in fine in most area, but on some areas I need to put powder on top to cover it.
I personally only use this directly on the spot but you can use it on entire areas if desired. The concealer has quite a nice consistency, similar to that of a soft eyeliner pencil. This means it glides on easy and gives a good coverage; not as thin as powder foundation which won't cover spots yet not as thick as many liquid foundations which can only make spots looks worse. However you can use it under these as it does form a nice base that the foundation can easily just slide over.
I have been using this product for a couple of months now and I have realised that my spots do go away quicker then previously after using this product. It is a great base for your make-up as it gives good coverage to any spots or blemishes you wish to hide. The only thing I don't like about this concealer is that is leaves the area you used it on feeling rather sticky but if you only use this on small areas then it isn't too much of a problem, otherwise it can be fixed by brushing some powder on top. You should also make sure you're face is moisturised before applying the product because if you apply it to a dry and flakey areas it will only make it look worse.
I think I would buy this product again only if it was on sale or in a bargain stores again as I really don't think it's worth paying £5 for! However it is a good product to have in your make-up bag because it does give great coverage to your spots while also fighting them.