Product of the Week #13

sreda, avgust 14, 2013

Recently, I have been skipping foundation/BB's entirely. Not just because of the heat, which makes any foundation feel suffocatingly heavy, but primarily because my skin got a lot better since I completely revamped my skin care regime. So I've been only using just a bit of concealer. But not just any in my collection. I used Maybelline's Instant Anti-Age The Eraser Eye. Why? Because it blends seamlessly into the skin and looks incredibly natural while covering circles and any other redness. I have raved about this it extensively in the past and it remains firmly at the top of my favourite concealers. It has medium coverage, but covers my circles completely and can handle some small blemishes. I just swipe a bit under the eyes, around the nose and on the nose (it's darker than the rest of my face). It doesn't require much blending, because believe or not, the sponge actually works. I blend where needed with fingers or RT brush if it's handy. The result is pretty much flawless (at least in my eyes). I sure hope my skin stays as good, because I am loving the minimalism, even though I sometimes I like applying foundation even when I don't need it. Since my T-zone is oiler than usual, I apply a bit of Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. For anything that needs more coverage, I still resort to Collection 2000 concealer, which covers everything, however, doesn't look as natural as the Maybelline one. 

I'm using the shade Fair, which is very light and pink toned. I have another in the shade Light, which is a bit darker and yellow toned. I have comparison swatches of both here.

For some unfathomable reason this drugstore gem is not sold in Slovenia, so I have to resort to buying it in our neighbouring Croatia and Austria. There is still eBay, though. Currently there is a set available in our drugstores with the foundation version of this, but I hear the formula is a lot lighter and not that good. Honestly, if this concealer would be a proper foundation, it would be one of my absolute favourites and definitely my favourite higher coverage ones.

Have a great day!

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8 comments

  1. Škoda da se neda kupiti s Sloveniji, bom pa definitivno pogledala na Ebayu ker me res zanima kako deluje.

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  2. Tok bi rada probala tole zadevico, pa je ni nikjer... tut na nobenih spletnih trgovinah ne najdem. Mogoče, če bom šla kej na Hrvaško, bom pobrskala naokol - a je povsod za dobit al samo v določenih trgovinah?

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    1. Moj je iz Dm-a v Zagrebu, samo se mi zdi, da je bil tudi v Műllerju :) Na splošno po Evropi sem ga povsod videla, tudi v Carrefour (FR), ki nekaj takega kot Hoffer.
      Ampak na netu ga tudi jaz ne najdem drugje kot na eBayu.

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  3. I have been wondering about this for a while but the applicator seemed like gimmick or something :-( Do you think that it might get "clogged" after a while? Its definitively tempting!
    xoxo
    Sanja
    www.thecanadianprincipessa.blogspot.ca

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    1. I doubt it can get clogged. Mine haven't and I have two. I know it looks gimmicky, but it does work :)

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  4. Everytime I go to a drugstore I pass by the Maybelline area and keep thinking whether the lightest shade would be fair enough for my skin...I complain all the time for not having a proper counter where I could swatch it, but after reading your post, I'm pretty lucky to be able to buy it next to my place, isn't it? Thanks for the post!

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    1. Fair is really light. I'm normally very pale (about NC15, check page "about" which shades of foundations&concealers suit me) and Fair fits me perfectly :) Yes, you're very lucky :)

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