Review of L‘oréal True Match La Touche Magique

Pros:

Affordable coverage.

Cons:

A little pricy for L‘oréal.

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L‘oréal is amping up their packaging game. Gone are the days of shitty–looking plastic horrors in your make-up bag. This concealer is soo shiny and chromey this thing looks better then YSL‘s Touche de Eclait. And what else, it‘s more covering, there are more colours to choose from, doesn‘t worsen breakouts and does way less harm to my bank account. It covers dark circles really well  and has a very easy blendable color and consistency. And it is very durable and hardly needs touching up all day.

Overall:starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises:starstarstarstarnostar

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Mac Select Moisturecover Concealer Review

 

Pros:

Reasonably priced in the US.

Cons:

You need a thick layer and it only lasts for a few hours until those black rings come out again.

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I’m not a big pro when it comes to concealers, I have been faithful to this one most of my make-up life. But reading this great review of a MAC product I decided it was time to upgrade my game. While travelling in the US where MAC products are ridiculously cheaper then in Europe (I paid around 20 dollars for this one) I decided to make my first ever MAC purchase.

Impression? Big disappointment, first of all it seems I never seem to be able to get the amount i need, so you always use too much or too little when fishing it out of the package. And you actually need a lot of it despite its thick consistency.  Secondarily it gives good coverage, but a few hours later it is all gone, like you never applied anything, and the black rings under my eyes (studying for exams) are staring at me again, which is really annoying. Maybe I just didn’t chose the right tone you say? I actually got help from a make-up artist choosing so I think I did.

Please if you want to buy this, despite reading my review, try it in the store and then walk around for a few hours before you make up your mind.

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Value for money: starnostarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarnostarnostarnostar

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MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER REVIEW

Pros:

Covers up my dark circles well and the bottle lasts for long.

Cons:

Cloths up on dry skin which looks opposite to everything you want.

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I have been using this concealer from Mac for the past 12 years (I’m a ver faithful customer). This bottle lasts for about one year, and I use my concealer daily. I use it under my eyes, and a bit in my T-zone, it covers well and looks natural. If I put it on my whole face it won’t look natural, and it cloths up if you put it on dry skin.I’ve never experienced a break-out using this cream and I think the price is very reasonable considering how long it lasts.

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Max Factor: Mastertouch Under-eye Concealer

Pros:  

Takes away dark circles under my eyes.

Cons:  

Doesn’t cover the dark circles if those are very “dark” (lilac/blue) and it only comes in 3 shades.

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I don’t have much experience with concealer, this is pretty much the only product I have tried, and it works for me. The reason why I have only tried this one is because Ive been lazy and too poor to try the more expensive products. First and foremost I always have dark circles under my eyes (I was born with them), this concealer manages to disguise most of it – though it has no effect on the darkest of circles – as when they are deep dark blue or lilac. So don’t expect that this one will hide you sleeping for two hours last night. But it takes away most of it – and that is why I keep using it. And the most important thing: it looks natural, you can barely see you have make-up on when you wear it.

It lasts for around 2 months when I use it daily, and the price is in the budget range. I use my fingers to smudge it out and I have never experienced any rash or oily skin from it. It also feels very light on my skin and it barely fades throughout the day. If you have tips for a better concealer please tell me!

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money:starstar starstarnostar

Does what it promises:star starstarstarnostar

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Murad: Refreshing Cleanser

 

Pros:

I love that this Murad cleanser doesn’t dry out my skin or sting in my eyes when I remove mascara using it. Also, you only have to use a little amount of cleanser each time, meaning that the relatively large tube lasts long.

Cons:

Murad is pretty expensive (especially in Denmark – In the US it’s “only” $32! – which is around half-price).

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The Murad cleanser is within the sub-brand “Age Reform”. It is supposed to have a “non-drying formula” that “soothes skin by washing away excess surface oil, makeup, and impurities with softening extracts of Cucumber, Hawaiian White Ginger, and Algae.”

I don’t know how much my skin’s age is “reformed”, but I really like that this cleanser is not over-drying my skin like some other cleansers and makeup removers do. Also, as mentioned above, it doesn’t sting in my eyes when rubbing it in them to remove mascara. I tried others that made my eyes water, red and/or that stung a lot – perhaps they weren’t meant to be used for eyes or my eyes were too sensible. Either way, I don’t want to go through self-torture every time I have to remove mascara. Further, I am not one for having a facial cleanser and an eye makeup remover. I want to be able to use one thing for removing makeup, so this is a good fit for me.

To touch upon the “duration” of this product, it really lasts! As in, “when will this tube be empty!?”. I have used the Murad cleanser almost every single night for at least a month, and I barely see that it is used. I absolutely love products that lasts. I’ve experienced too many (expensive) products that are empty within no time (*cough* YoungBlood *cough*). So even though it’s an expensive cleanser, it’s not that bad in the long run.

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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Review of L’ORÉAL New Nude Magique BB Cream

 

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Pros:

I think the BB Cream looks natural on my skin and it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a “foundation mask” like other foundations do.

Cons:

The BB Cream doesn’t really cover my imperfections. The dark circles under my eyes are still visible, though a bit “evened out” and you can still spot the red pimple on my forehead. Further, I feel that I need to use a lot of cream in order to make it look even.

More:

A light foundation that promise to be “5 in 1” when it comes to:

  • “flawless coverage”
  • “perfectly even skin texture”
  • “fresh dewy glow”
  • 24h hydration
  • protects with spf 12

Also, it claims to “mimic the texture and glow of perfect bare skin”.

The foundation is light-weight, it gives you an even skin tone and minimises small pimples, dark spots or imperfections. It does not, however, cover these it only evens them a bit out or minimises them. Therefore: If you have red pimples, dark spots under your eyes or anything else you would like to cover up, you should use a concealer with this or another product.

It’s kind of like putting an  “Instagram filter” on your face – but without doing any Photoshop retouching: It makes you look better, but nothing is “retouched” away.

When it comes to the promises of making your skin “flawless”, “perfectly even” and “glowing freshly” they promise way too much. This is a light foundation – not magic fairy dust.

Overall: starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarnostarnostarnostar

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