Second up in our amazing new Blogger of the Month feature is Zoe Dubs, the face behind the brilliant blog, Face Value Beauty.
Face Value Beauty was launched on Christmas Eve 2012, a little earlier than Zoe had intended, when some eager German browsers discovered the unfinished site and started to share it, giving her the impetus she needed to complete the job! And we're extremely glad they did!
Zoe admits to being a bit of a DIY guru when it comes to beauty - cutting her own hair, doing her own eyelash extensions and tinting her own brows. We're not sure if it's the Chartered Accountant side of her making her frugal (she writes about personal finance and workwear too!), or (more likely) the beauty hoarder recognising that saving on the cost of treatments leaves her with more money to indulge her obsession with trying new potions and lotions!
After trying the AmazingConcealer®, we're delighted to hear that Zoe was confident we weren't going to get ourselves in trouble with Advertising Standards anytime soon...
Moment of truth - would I buy it for myself? Y'know what, although at £19.50, it might seem a bit steep, I would definitely buy another tube of this AmazingConcealer® as it does last ages!! There is a a brilliant range of shades too - 20 shades!
Wake up. Look at face. Grimace. Repeat. There are those days when my skin doesn't just need a little help, it needs a full SOS custom paint job. Red rings around my nose, dark circles under my eyes - foundation just doesn't always cut it.
Enter, stage left, AmazingCosmetics® Amazing Concealer®! Could a product sound any more sure of itself?!! Used by the likes of SJP and Gwyneth Paltrow, the AmazingConcealer® is a best seller from the AmazingCosmetics® range.
I've not tried AmazingCosmetics® before so (like every beauty junkie out there) I was so excited to try this new brand and this new concealer!
I don't want to a) ruin the surprise and b) be lazy with my adjectives BUT AmazingCosmetics® Concealer is....well, amazing!
Okay okay, I'll give you some more detail in a bit but lets say that no one's getting sued by Advertising Standards anytime soon.
I was introduced to this power-product at the UK launch where I tagged along with some blogger pals who I always see at events!
The AmazingCosmetics® AmazingConcealer® (say THAT 10 times fast) is a densely pigmented, high-coverage concealer which only needs the tiniest dot to seamlessly cover blemishes, uneven skin and dark marks. Oh yeah, it's water resistant too. POW.
It's surprisingly blendable for such a pigmented concealer and trust me, a little bit goes a lonnnng way - I only needed a dab in order to cover my whole face!
For me, the best thing about this concealer is it's buoyancy. I know that's a really weird word to describe concealer, it's not exactly a life raft on my face (but boy oh boy is it a life saver, whey!). What I mean is that its almost 3D in finish which really fills out lines and gives a luminous effect.
It actually reminds me a bit of stage make-up but less greasy! Some concealers are a little thin and anaemic in texture - like 90s grunge models compared to AmazingConcealer®, your Victoria's Secret bombshell.
Enough bad metaphors, lets see some photo evidence!
Here's me before concealer, looking all blah and tired. I then dot it over my face with a pointed concealer brush before blending.
The only caution I have about the AmazingConcealer® is to do with the finish. Luminous and fresh, it has a tendency to end up looking slightly shiny - especially on oily skins- so a dusting of powder is needed if it's going to last the whole day!
Because the AmazingConcealer® is so highly pigmented, I don't recommend using it all over the face in place of foundation unless you have a perfect colour match or need stage make-up - with the wrong colour, the over-perfection might end up looking like a mask!
You also need to remember not to squeeze out your normal pea size blob because really you only need a quarter of that! I think I've probably wasted more than I've used!!
Moment of truth - would I buy it for myself?
Y'know what, although at £19.50, it might seem a bit steep, I would definitely buy another tube of this AmazingConcealer® as it does last ages!! There is a brillliant range of shades too - 20 shades! (find your perfect match here)
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