Happy Wednesday! We had the best cheat day lunch today, chicken fried steak! So good. Have I mentioned chicken fried steak is literally my favorite food of life. Another unrelated note, ya girl got new glasses and she can see again. I didn’t realize just how bad my vision was until I these. They also have a blue light filter in the lenses.
Anyway, that isn’t why you are here. Today, I have a review of the new L’Oreal Full Wear Concealer and I have some thoughts. Boy, do I… Some good and some not so good. Most of which I think is just personal preference. I compare call concealers to my holy grail Age Rewind from Maybelline. But yeah, just keep reading if you want to hear my thoughts and some more information on this concealer as well as a full day wear test.
First off, this concealer takes some getting used to and experimenting with because it is a heavy formula and can look quite drying and cakey if over applied and over powdered. I have been trying it out for a couple of weeks now and some days I hate it, and others I like it.
Before we really get into my personal thoughts, let’s just talk about the product itself.
The Shade Range
The shade range is quite impressive, the biggest concealer shade range from L’Oreal. It runs incredibly light which is perfect if you are shade vampire like myself. I actually have the second to lightest shade (Eggshell) which has a more yellow undertone so not the most perfect for me but they were sold out of Porcelain at the store and in the tube, it looked like a match good. The range also has shades for just about everyone coming in at 25 shades.
I do believe this is supposed to be a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape by the way which I have never used because I swatched it a few times and just wasn’t into the formula. I don’t love super heavy thick concealers.
The Formula and Claims
This concealer claims to be full coverage, 24-hour wear and water-proof. It’s the most full coverage concealer from L’Oreal as well as largest shade range. The formula is meant to work as a concealer and for contour and highlighting.
It is VERY full coverage, more coverage than I could ever need and it’s extremely easy to overdo. I very light hand is ideal with this product and just build up slowly from there in areas that need more coverage.
L’Oreal says the concealer won’t fade, flake or wear away for 24 hours and for the most part I will say it wears quite some time.
I find the finish can look quite dry and get cakey. You have to use a light hand in the application of the concealer as well as with your setting powders because it can end up looking so heavy and emphasizing every line and crease you have, even ones you didn’t know you had.
I found as long as I build the product slowly as needed, blend with a damp sponge and set right away. For the best results, I found knocking all the excess powder off my beauty sponge then setting worked best and gave a lovely finish as opposed to baking. Also, I personally need to really go hard with my eye creams prior to use. I do have dry skin though.
I feel if you are on the drier side, you will have to take extra care in prepping the skin but if you are more oily, this may work pretty damn good for you.
When I was first testing this concealer out, it was very hit or miss, depending on my application and the condition of my skin that day.
Be ready to blend quickly with this stuff. It dries down to a matte finish quite fast and blending it out will not be fun at that point.
On this day of application and of the wear test, I didn’t quite prep my under eyes as much and hadn’t discovered the less is more trick with powder and I think that was my downfall with the product at the time. I have since then used it and found it looked much nicer. I will show a picture of it on a good day below later. But basically, on this day I applied my makeup as I normally would with any other concealer.
Here is my undereye and cheek area prior to concealer and after foundation. I used the L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation and Nyx Angel Veil Primer.
Now, I don’t really battle undereye discoloration too much. I have some shadows from my face shape and some redness.
Here is the amount of product I used. I just dotted the applicator along where I usually conceal and what to highlight. Also, the concealer has one of those giant doe foot applicators that Emily Noel calls a “Buck Foot” because it is so large. This to me, makes it too easy to over apply.
Just after blending out it looks pretty nice, right?
Then I set it with my go-to never lets me down powder. The Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder.
Not the worst my under eyes have looked with a concealer but not the best either. It just emphasized my fine lines from squinting at my computer too much because I am blind as a bat. I don’t mind a little creasing, it’s normal. I am a 32-year-old lady. I got some lines, it’s going to happen. I am more concerned with the texture not looking great and just looking very dry.
Here is how everything was looking after I finished my makeup. I mean, from this distance it’s not bad and looks very concealed and the coverage is great. Am I just being picky? yep, cause I have concealers that overall perform better without all the caveats and extra prep, like Age Rewind, Fit Me, KVD, Wet n Wild and Nars.
The Wear Test
Here’s how things were looking about 10 hours in
Aside from my eyeliner migrating, not too shabby aside from the inner corner where I was touching because allergies got me itchy.
I don’t hate how it wears at all over the day and I think most will be pleased with the longevity. Just be caution in the application.
Here is how the concealer looked on a really bad day.
This is after over applying and over powdering meaning how I would normally apply concealer and powder. Thank god for face tune cause eek. I Looks like the tundra under my eyes.
And here is a good day. Yesterday actually when I did extra eye cream, less product, and way less powder.
The texture is so much improved. It’s never going to look like an 18-year old’s undereye but hey, I will take what I can get.
Less is more all around. Less is more! Great shade range and coverage. Very long wearing. Just be prepared to add a little extra eye cream if you have dry under eyes.
Overall, as frustrated as I was initially with the concealer and after taking time with it and experimenting I can’t say I hate it. Will I repurchase it? Probably not but I will use up this tube now that I found a way to make it work for me.
The L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer retails for around $12.99 and found everywhere L’Oreal is sold. Wal-mart is the cheapest but look out for a good sale at the drugstore.
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