Inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', the wonderfully named 'Ohkalukalay' takes centre stage this month as our Blogger of the Month for April.
Rebecca, the 24 year old beauty addict has recently become one of our biggest fans. With a blog name inspired by the whimsical world of Lewis Carroll and Disney, oh kalu kalay is packed full of make-up and skincare, and there's one make-up essential that's a wonderful addition to her make-up bag. Can you guess what it is?
Blog: Oh Kalu Kalay
AmazingCosmetics® Concealer in Fair
This is one of those concealers that I've seen a lot of, and not at the same time. I know that make-up artists use it, but I haven't really read a lot about it, and that needs to change, because this concealer, is so good.
If you suffer from dark circles, like I do, then this is something that you're going to need to look at. An extremely full coverage concealer than not only conceals dark circles, but evens skin tone without making me look plastic (although having an amazingly even skin tone is what I really, really want). I use this on my under eyes, on any blemishes and down the centre of my face, in the so called 'triangle of light' where you apply concealer to conceal, lift and brighten the face. Mostly, I'm really concerned with concealing, because my under eyes are one of my biggest insecurities, and dark circles are a big issue for me. If someone says 'oh you look tired' then I immediately feel rubbish, because despite the fact that I'm well rested and got a glowing face of make-up on, I'm still classed as exhausted by the state of my under eyes.
My under eyes are something that I try and keep as hydrated as possible, because dry under eyes mean creasing concealer, whilst applying too much eye cream under make-up means smudging. It's almost a lose-lose situation, but with this AmazingCosmetics® Concealer, I feel that I finally have the opportunity to look... you know, alive and well, not as if I haven't slept for three days. I chose the palest shade, which is Fair, but they do a really wide variety of shades (currently 20 shades). Find your perfect match here.
But let's get back to this shade, and the formula. It's thick, really thick, but so easy to blend, so I was really surprised. I apply it with my fingers, and then use a damp beauty blender to blend out the edges. It's thick, so it conceals where you need it, but you can also pinpoint conceal with it, which not only makes it more diverse, but it can just be that one concealer that you can use for everything.
After doing some research, I realised where I'd seen this product, and it was on the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Snapchat, as she's always posting little mini snaps of what products she's using - so if this is supermodel recommended, then you know I'm going to be a fan.
In the images above, you can see it swatch on, then semi-blended, and then below, you can see the fully blended shot (this was just blended with my fingers, not my beauty blender), so you can see that covering of uneven skin tone, such as veins etc. It's a really wonderful addition to my make-up bag, that I've used almost daily since I bought it from M&S, and please don't be turned off by the formula - it's thick and packed full of pigment, so you know that it's going to conceal anything you'd like concealed. For me, blemishes don't stand a chance, and dark circles are significantly reduced in appearance. It's £29.50 for a 15ml tube, which is a bit expensive, but for me, this is going to be something that I'll be repurchasing again and again, because it's perfect.
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