15 Jan 2013

Face it


Face it
I’ve accumulated a few concealers and liquid highlighters and I thought I’d quickly run through what I think of them.

Benefit high beam 

This is a popular highlighter and I sometimes mix a small amount with my foundation for a glowing look. I do really like this and this small bottle lasts the longest time. I’ve heard about a couple of pretty good dupes so I’m going to pick up those to see how they stand up. I like having this in my collection as it is a versatile product and I like the dewy look. My skin is quite dull naturally & I like to make it brighter and healthier looking and Benefit high beam is perfect for that.

Bourjois Bio Detox Organic Concealer

I’ve two of these, one in light to medium &  the other in bronze to dark. I picked them up in the poundshop and the dark shade is a little too dark unless I am tanned (that’s not often). The light to medium shade is good for covering spots but not for under eye as it’s a little too dry and is hard to blend. I have dehydrated skin under my eyes and this just settles in my fine lines. I wouldn’t pay full price for it.

Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles 2-in-1 Roll-on

I’ve spoken about this quite a bit on my blog  and have grown to really like it. It’s a short time fix & it’s not a concealer that lasts all day I use it when I’m just popping out for a couple of hours or I use a little bit before I put on my heavy-duty concealer. I like the feeling of the cold roller ball under my eyes. Its cooling and gives a little colour.

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Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Every blogger owns this or has owned it I’m sure. I use the shade 2 light. I only use this on covering up blemishes and it lasts me for ages. It’s a complete bargain and recommend everyone try it.

Benefit Boi-ing industrial strength concealer

I use the shade 02 in this and have repurchased it on quite a few occasions  I love it for covering redness around my nose, chin and a little on my cheeks. It is very long wearing and if you warm it up in your fingers it’s easy to blend. I always have a pot of this in my collection.

e.l.f Radiance Enhancer

I was quite shocked at how good this is. With budget beauty brands you don’t expect too much. I use this as a highlighter down my nose and under my eyebrows. It’s a pretty highlighter and is so cheap £3.75. I use the shade colour spotlight

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 Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer & Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

I have the shade Warm Beige & Pale Yellow. I have mixed feelings about this. If I take the time to put this on properly it looks good. But I need to power it as it doesn’t last well on me. But I often don’t want to spend 15 mins putting it on and can look a little heavy if not blended well. I would repurchase this.

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch

I love this on my cheekbones and in the inner corner of my eyes. It’s a lovely highlighter and makes a difference to my dull looking skin. If you blend it well you don’t need much product. If you can find this discounted then I’d buy it. I never pay full price for it.

Bobbi Brown Corrector

I have the shade light to medium Bisque. Now this I do like. I have very dark under eyes, they’re just naturally dark and always have been so to have a product you can use to counter that is great & this works so well. It’s quite thick so need warming up & its easier to blend. Don’t be tempted to use too much just blend well and it will work wonders.

Do you use any of these products? Or do have any concealer or highlighter recommendations.

12 Responses to “Face it”

  1. I’ve wanted to try the Benefit High Beam for ages but it scares me a bit, I wouldn’t know what the hell to do with it. I keep picking it up and putting it down again, I might have to just get it and experiment.

  2. Leanne says:

    I actually only own one concealer and that is the Collection Lasting Perfection one. I repurchase it all the time! In regards to highlighters, well i have a fair few creams and powders. Liquid wise I only have a couple! I just dont get as excited about them as I do with a compact!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  3. Alex says:

    Nice post! I’m dependant on concealer, my dark circles are sooo bad.
    I love Giorgio Armani corrector in pink… But want to try that BB corrector too. X

    -
    Fashion-olic.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Hey hun! I have the clear Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles Roll-on and while I can’t say I have a huge dark circles problem, I haven’t notice much of a difference in puffiness or anything else with daily use of it ):

  5. OPI Addict says:

    I adore Benefit’s High Beam, I need to start using it more!

  6. Pris says:

    High beam is amazing! I love mixing it in with my foundation. I also have BOI-ng but for some reason I’m having a little trouble working with it. great post! xx

  7. Charlotte says:

    Just wondering if you could tell me what the high beam dupes are? :-) x

  8. Leigh says:

    I love Benefit High Beam it’s been a favorite for years and I also really like the ELF one you posted. I’m sorta obsessed with concealers and highlighters so great post!

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks Leigh – I seem to be attracted to highlighters too. They make my skin look bright & healthy & thats a plus. I need all the help I can get

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