Concealer is not one of those glittery makeup products that draw me in, like colored lip balms. Instead it is necessarily near to flesh color, but not really, and is best when invisible on the skin. It’s that item that you really need when you need it. And the rest of the time don’t give it very much thought.
I haven’t had much luck with concealers in the past. I have found the creams and sticks to be heavy and appear bright against the skin, the liquids to be ineffective, and the powders to cake. And the last thing I want when I haven’t slept is to call attention to the circles under my eyes. It’s hardly a lifter of the spirit.
Since I’ve been happy with so many mineral makeup products – and of course there is vanity to receive credit – I decided to try a Vegan Concealer Kit from The All Natural Face. Generally speaking, I only use the Midas undereye concealer, which has a yellow cast. The Patina, for redness and rosacea comes out for the occasional blemish. And the rest of the shades I like to use for artistic experimentation.
I like to use the Parrish, though I do not use a tanning booth, at the inside corners of the eyelids, underneath eye shadow. It brightens the eyes. (Don’t get carried away with this. Or you’ll end up looking like a small fur-less sci-fi creature. I’m sure.)
The brush that comes with the kit is much narrower than the other concealer brush that I use. And makes it easy to apply the concealer in a thin layer – that doesn’t cake. And it stays put when I apply foundation over it, actually concealing, instead of disappearing.
Crystal, at The All Natural Face also has a nice shipping policy. No shipping ever costs more than $3.50. Since I often shop on Etsy, where the shipping fees can get quite high; I find this policy very appealing.