Make Up For Ever | Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer

Make Up For Ever launched a new concealer formula called the Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer (C$35 for 5 mL). This is a medium coverage concealer that brightens, smooths and stays input for up to 12 hours. It comes in amazing 22 shade range that cover all skin tones. The formula is definitely buildable with a very natural finish. I have been putting it to the test for a couple of weeks now. My best match shades are #12 and #21, both shades carries same color affect but with different under tone. I found the shades to be a little too bright for my skin tone but I could use it for highlighting, and I may go a shade darker to get it match to my skin tone. For me I don’t set my concealer with powder and this is one of the most exciting spring launches that I have discover so far. For application a damp beauty blender does the job. Its formulated with acid-coated pigments that immediately set on to the skin.

I give this formula a thumbs up for its self setting properties. I have a very dry under eye area where most opaque concealers emphasize fine lines, but I find it blends beautifully and melts into the skin so does not look cakey. Skin does needs a nice prep with a hydrating or a creamy base for a flawless application. I also found using finger tips would be the best tool to set this concealer rather than brushes, but beauty blender works great too. It have stayed input on my under eye area in couple of occasions that I attended in past couple of weeks and it doesn’t budge.

The Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer comes in a flexible sponge tip applicator, I don’t recall on using any of the Make Up For Ever’s concealer before but the flexible sponge tip applicator is trending and this is probably a very practical packaging when it comes to concealer. I have always been impressed with the color range from the brand where they cover all different under tones. For me both yellow and pink under tone works great depending on what look I go for, usually I use yellow under tone to brighten up my under eye area and conceal spots with pink under tone.

Bottom line its a hit for me. It’s just a perfect concealer with a perfect amount of coverage for my daily use. It sets beautifully with no cakey and thick look, it is very easy to blend out with your finger tips for a more natural look. I love this concealer for the fact that is easy to layer without it getting cakey looking. The lasting power is amazing even without setting it with powder. Ease of application and streamlined packaging is a plus. I usually go one shade lighter with my concealer I found the shade 12 was too light for my skin tone and I may need to go one or two shades darker. With this formula I like that there is little to no oxidizing in color on me.

You can find the Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer in store and online at Sephora.

Press sample were provided and courtesy of Make Up For Ever.



Cle De Peau Beaute | Radiant Corrector For Eyes

Cle De Peau Beaute introduced a new illuminating and color correcting concealer pen that is powered by pearls Radiant Corrector For Eyes (C$91.12 for 0.08 oz.). This is a brush on concealer that brightens and conceals all imperfections and dark circles at the same time. Cle De Peau is one of the brands that presents the best in makeup and skin care and I’m a huge fan of the brand. I have had tested couple of their iconic stick concealers before and they’re absolutely my favorite formula. This is a new easy to use concealer that is ideal for those who likes a creamy formula to brighten the under eye area plus conceal imperfections while they can use the product while on the go.

The texture is nice and creamy that carries enough coverage and pigment to cover almost every thing. The texture is luminous so it doesn’t look or feel flat, while its buildable to a full coverage. Its is infused with potent skin care benefits like antioxidants that is a huge thumbs up from me, you can see the results immediately (diminishes the visibility of fine lines upon application) and over time. It comes with a soft touch brush applicator that is designed for the delicate eye area and perfect to touch up while you’re on the go.

Comparison of Radiant Corrector Pen and Iconic Concealer:

I received the Radiant Corrector For Eyes in three shades (Almond, Ocher and Mocha) which I find Almond shade was a good match to my skin tone and it blends beautifully. This concealer comes in only 6 shades to chose, although I do find the shade range is not enough to cover all skin tones but I find with Cle De Peau Beaute and La Prairie formulas, they tend to blend in with your skin tone once applied. I find Mocha and Ocher shades carries orange undertone which is a great way to color correct with, and I find the formula is quite amazing for color correcting.
Both formulas are quite different and can be used differently. The Iconic Concealer stick is a much long lasting formula than the Radiant Corrector, I find the Iconic concealer is a better product to conceal and correct dark circles and any spot while the Radiant Corrector Pen is a great way to brighten and highlight, while you can carry the Radiant Corrector Pen in your on the go bag for touch ups. The lasting powder is quite amazing and over the time you can feel the skin get more smoother and radiant.

These are among the most lightweight creamy concealer I’ve tried. There are quite some heavy and thick concealers around lately but with the perfect soft touch applicator I find this to be easier to apply and touch up when you need and on the go. The texture is silk like soft and blends beautifully with finger tips.

These have a soft finish and blurs out the fine lines but if you’re into the full thick full coverage concealer these might be a bit light for your taste. For me its carries that perfect finish and coverage where I don’t feel too heavy when wearing my makeup.

Radiant Corrector For Eyes available at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.


It Cosmetics | Confidence in A Cream Rosy Tone

It Cosmetics just launched a newer version of their Confidence in A Cream line Rosy Tone (C$62 for 2 oz. 60 mL). This is a quick absorbing moisturizer with same benefits of the original Confidence in A Cream but with rosy tone pigments to revitalize skin. It works as an anti aging cream that works on dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles as well as dryness over time. Its designed for all skin tones and textures (Normal, Dry, Combination and Oil). I’ve absolutely loved the original formula (reviewed here) for its creamy texture and hydration formula and I was supper excited to try out this new formula.

Anything associated with roses makes me super happy and excited. This moisturizer particularly smells just like real roses which really pick up the mood and brightens up the day, I think its a perfect time to introduced it to your skin care routine since it gives the feel of summer for sure. Its formulated with Rosy Tone Pigments which revitalize skin, Iris Root and Peony extract that are known for immerse skin in moisture and revive the complexion and lip hydroxy acid which gently exfoliate skin and boosts its natural cell rejuvenation.

I have been truly loving it for the past couple of weeks now, it adds a nice healthy blush tone to the overall skin and skin feels and looks brighter and softer over time. Overall Loved it and the rosy scent really picks up my mood and brightens up the day. The formula is quite nice and hydrating, it works great for all skin tones and textures. And you can now find it in store and online at Sephora.

Press sample was provided and courtesy of It Cosmetics.