Another concealer has come and gone. I swear they don’t make these tubes big enough.
So I recently finished another makeup product, this NYX HD Concealer in the shade Fair.
I bought it as part of a set to use as a contour, so I purposefully purchased the lightest shade they had in the store that day as well as a much much darker shade, Tan. NYX carries one shade lighter and one shade darker than both of the tubes I purchased. I still have plenty of the darker shade, if that gives you any indication of how well my contouring attempts went.
Ok ok, I shouldn’t say that, because they both did what I expected. They contoured and covered just like they should, but I struggle with the look of wearing concealer as foundation. It really is just is too thick to give a pleasing skin texture. So ladies, let the products stick to what they do best.
When I gave up on the contouring after many weeks, I used it off and on as a regular under eye concealer and it did fine, but was a little too dry for what I needed. I dunno about you, but dry under eye bags is not a cute look. It also settled into fine lines around my eyes. I’m only 24 people! There is no reason for fine lines to be making an appearance in my every day life just because of my makeup. Yikes!
It did brighten the under eye area, but that could honestly just be because it was so many shades lighter than my face, and let’s be honest, I don’t really need any help becoming more pale than I already am.
But finally, it has met it’s end. I can’t say that I’ll miss it, or even repurchase it. Much of it was used during the contouring days, but overall I just really wasn’t impressed with it’s formula, which is extremely important in a concealer. Being too thick and too dry is a big no-no.
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That being said, I know of many makeup artists that swear it’s the best drugstore concealer. I suppose to each their own, but if you have skin that dries out, especially in these cold wintery months, I say stay away.