My Natural Concealers

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Dr Hauschka Pure Care Cover Stick 02, 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Concealer in creme, Mychelle Dermaceuticals Concealer in cream, Lavera Young Faces Mint Blemish Stick Concealer, Miessence Concealer in fair, Mineral Fusion duo-concealer in cool, Everyday Minerals Multi-Tasking Concealer (same order down below)

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Note: two swatches for Mineral Fusion concealer duo (6th and 7th). The Everyday Minerals swatch may be a little difficult to see. It is covering my freckle!

I just noticed the other day that I have a load of concealers. I don’t even know how I accumulated so many. I guess concealer must be just one of those cosmetic items where you need to search a lot to find the perfect one.  But then again, even if I DID find the perfect one I’d probably keep on buying more, just because it’s so much fun to add them to the collection! 😛

Dr Hauschka Pure Care cover stick: this is the most recent concealer which I purchased from Mondebio.co.uk (a site I highly recommend). I haven’t used this an awful lot yet, but these are my observation so far:

Pros:

  • Dense coverage
  • Easy to apply (twist cap)
  • Great match for my skin-tone (light neutral)
  • Easy to blend
  • Natural-looking
  • Smells cool! Like herbs!
  • Great ingredients

Cons:

  • On the pricier side (although I got this one for around $16 on Mondebio)

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Concealer:

Pros:

  • Great ingredients
  • Smells pleasant
  • Easy to blend
  • Cute packaging
  • Good to use as an under-eye concealer (may need to mix with a little moisturiser)

Cons:

  • Coverage isn’t great
  • Tends to look dried out
  • Not the best for hiding blemishes
  • On the pricier side ($16)
  • Creme is too light for my skin-tone

Mychelle Dermaceuticals concealer:

Pros:

  • Good coverage
  • Great ingredients
  • Smells like fruit!
  • Easy to use & small packaging
  • Good price ($10.35 on iherb)
  • Perfect match for my skin

Cons:

  • Tends to look a little shiny
  • Becomes slightly oily by the end of the day

Lavera Young Faces Mint Blemish Stick Concealer: I actually picked this up in the discount container at a health-food store, thinking it was in fact a blemish spot treatment stick, and not a concealer. Having said that, I am happy that it turned out to be so!

Pros:

  • Ingredients that actually work to treat the blemish, as well as conceal it
  • Smells like mint
  • Thick coverage
  • Decent staying-power
  • Good packaging

Cons:

  • Not as smooth as the other concealers
  • Harder to blend
  • The colour that I got is too dark and slightly orangey

Miessence Concealer in fair: this was my very first all-natural concealer. I realised it didn’t really do the job, so I stuck with it until I was able to get another one. I now rarely use this, and if I do, just as an under-eye concealer

Pros:

  • Great ingredients
  • Australian brand
  • Easy to spread

Cons:

  • Texture is kind of grainy
  • Colour is too light for me
  • Poor coverage
  • Expensive (approx. $22)

Mineral Fusion duo-concealer in cool:

Pros:

  • Contains two colours to get the perfect match
  • Medium coverage
  • Good ingredients
  • I find it great to use as an under-eye concealer mixed with a bit of moisturiser

Cons:

  • Expensive ($21.25 on iHerb)
  • Tends to ‘cake up’
  • Oily texture
  • Does contain phenoxyethanol at the very end of the list

Everyday Mineral Multi-tasking Concealer:

Pros:

  • Easy to apply
  • Build-able coverage
  • Great price ($6)
  • Matte
  • Perfect colour-match

Cons:

  • Can look powdery
  • Will not completely cover-up all types of blemishes

If I were to pick out my favourite, it would be a close call between the Mychelle Dermaceuticals and Dr. Hauschka concealer. I do also really like having a powder concealer for certain situations, so I would highly recommend the Everyday Minerals multi-tasking concealer. Being a teenager with less-than-perfect skin, I really appreciate having my concealers on hand, and the best part about them being natural is that I know they are benefiting my skin in the process!

I hope you like this brief review of my natural concealers! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. 🙂

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100% Pure haul!

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Clockwise from top right: mauvette powdered blush, pink berry lip gloss, perfect naked mauve creamstick, pink grapefruit lip & cheek tint, rosy pot rouge blush, vanilla sugar eyeshadow, cocoa plum eyeshadow, organic coffee bean caffeine eye cream, taupe eyebrow powder gel, blackberry creamstick eyeliner, chocolate lip palette

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Taupe eyebrow powder gel, blackberry creamstick eyeliner, cocoa plum eyeshadow, vanilla sugar eyeshadow

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Pink berry lipgloss, perfect naked mauve creamstick, mauvette powdered blush, rosy pot rouge blush, pink grapefruit lip & cheek tint

Let me tell you my story for how I came to posses these products: I had been searching and bookmarking every site I could find that sold natural/organic makeup (yeah, I’m a bit obsessed, okay? Don’t judge). I came across 100% pure quite some time ago. Based on reviews and the look of the products, I knew I just HAD to check them out. SO…my brother gave me a 100% pure gift card for my birthday (last year). I kept it for a while, because for some reason I like treasuring my gift cards, feeling like I have something up my sleeve for days when I need some online retail therapy. Anyway, after a while I decided to take the plunge and buy everything I’d had my eye on. Which was a lot. So I put everything in the cart, arrived at the checkout and then BOOM! I discovered to my utmost horror that they DON’T SHIP TO AUSTRALIA!! WHAT THE HECK!! Lol, so, after a moment of panic thinking my $50 was going down the drain, I regained my composure and thought about what I could do. In the end the solution was quite simple- I arranged for a friend in the US to have the order shipped to her house and then for her to send it down to the land of Oz. I am very grateful for her kindness and cooperation, otherwise, I would have been in a right old pickle!

So Anyway, let’s get to the point. 100% pure are an all-natural cosmetic company that use fruit and other cool ingredients to pigment their products. You won’t find any parabens or silcones in these babies! First off, let me talk about the Mauvette powdered blush:

  • $25 for 9g
  • Highly pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Great for cool-toned skins
  • Pearly-looking (not too shimmery, but not matte either)
  • BEAUTIFUL packaging (includes mirror inside)
  • Need to take care when applying- not as forgiving as cream blush
  • Overall 4.5/5

Pink Berry lipgloss:

  • $13 for 2.8g (part of the ‘must haves’ gift set)
  • Highly pigmented
  • Twist to release gloss on brush (cool concept!)
  • I found it to be slightly drying, so I just added a tiny bit of my moisturising lipgloss and it was fine
  • Staying power is good, but as with most lip products, I find it vanishes after eating or drinking (which makes me wonder how some women wear it all the time!)
  • Goes well with mauvette blush
  • Overall 4/5

Perfect Naked Mauve creamstick:

  • $15 for 3.3g
  • SUPER CREAMY
  • Again, highly pigmented
  • Darker than I expected- I usually stay away from dark, bold lip colours, but for some this may be ok
  • Also BIGGER than I expected- this is like a fat jumbo pencil, but I like it!
  • Staying power so far seems good
  • Many liners dry my lips out, but this is quite hydrating
  • Overall 4/5

Pink Grapefruit lip & cheek tint:

  • $15 for 7.5g
  • Not as pigmented as some of the other products, but gives a really nice sheer glow
  • Slightly smaller than I thought, but I can see this will last me a while
  • Beautiful light pink
  • Looks very natural
  • Easy to spread
  • Gives a ‘fresh in from the cold’ look
  • Not great staying power- kind of fades a little, but you can still get about 3 hours from it
  • Smaller than I thought, but I can see this will last me for some time
  • I think I’m in love with this!
  • Overall 4.5/5

Rosy Pot Rouge blush

  • $15 for 3.5g (part of the ‘must haves’ gift set)
  • Not as spreadable as lip & cheek tint
  • Nice pink-coral colour- good for warm or cool complexions
  • Reminds me of summer
  • Slightly more pigmented than lip & cheek tint
  • Nice and natural-looking
  • Why do I like cream blush so much?
  • Overall 4/5

Eyeshadows:

  • $15 for 2g (part of the ‘must haves’ gift set)
  • Cute packaging
  • Decently pigmented
  • Pressed
  • Eeek!- the vanilla sugar eyeshadow smashed…no longer pressed!
  • Vanilla sugar- subtle shimmery champagne colour that is great as a highlighter
  • Cocoa plum- pearly deep purple-brown that is great for green eyes
  • Overall 4/5

Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream:

  • $10 for 14 ml (also comes in a larger size: $19 fro 29 ml
  • Amazing smell! Like coffee!
  • Seems to hydrate the under-eye area
  • Makes eyes look less tired
  • Doesn’t ‘instantly cure’ dark circles, but definitely helps
  • A little bit goes a long way
  • Overall 4/5

Taupe Eyebrow Powder Gel:

  • $15 for 3g
  • Smooth and easy to apply
  • Looks more natural than pencil
  • Taupe is a colour that can be used for both blondes and brunettes
  • I’m using this everyday and loving it!
  • Overall 4.5/5

Blackberry Creamstick eyeliner:

  • $15 4.5g
  • SO SO CREAMY
  • Smudges a little on lower lash line
  • Browny-purpley-plummy black- heck, is that even possible?
  • Not as red-looking as the picture on the website
  • Also bigger than I thought- same size as the lip creamstick. Because of the size, it isn’t as easy as ‘standard’ eyeliners to apply to lash line
  • Good for bringing out green eyes
  • 4/5

Chocolate lip palette:

  • $32 12g in total (palette is 4 inches in diameter)
  • SMELLS SCRUMPTIOUS! Exactly like chocolate!
  • Cute packaging (mirror included inside)
  • 4 are matte, 2 have shimmer
  • Colours aren’t very strong- more like a gloss
  • Not a great variation in colours, but enough to mix and match according to your look. Most of the colours are purple-toned
  • Quite moisturising
  • Don’t make the same mistake I did and try to use this as a cream blush…doesn’t really work!
  • Overall 3.5/5

Overall, I am very happy with my 100% Pure purchase and would recommend them to anyone, even people who are not into natural makeup. The company seems to take great care in producing  quality products that not only look good, but are also high-performing. For girls who love pretty packaging and unique concepts in makeup, 100% Pure is the way to go.

There is only one recommendation I have to make to this company…PLEASE SHIP TO AUSTRALIA!! 🙂

You can check out the website here:

http://www.100percentpure.com/default.asp