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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Green Beauty Collab: Products I’d repurchase

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Since starting up a blog, I’ve been keen to involve myself in the exciting events of the blogging community. I decided the opportunity to join a collab post from one of my favourite natural beauty bloggers, iluvjesse444, was too good an opportunity to pass up.

In my opinion, it’s always a bit of a gamble when you shop- you never know whether you’re going to love or hate what you buy… perhaps that’s why it’s so addictive! There are many natural cosmetics that I have bought and regretted buying almost immediately, however there are just as many that I try for a while and wonder, ‘how could I ever have been without that?!’

The following are a list of products that fall into the latter category. Although I am a sucker for new things, I will most likely be repurchasing these products due to their total awesomeness:

  1. Burt’s Bees facial cleansing towelettes: 99% natural, smell awesome. These towelettes are great for when I just CAN’T be stuffed going through the whole routine of washing, cleansing, moisturizing. I just wipe of the makeup, spray on some toner and hop into bed! ONLY downside is that they do contain phenoxyethanol…but seriously, they’re good wipes.
  2. Jurlique lavender silk finishing powder: wow, I am in love with the smell! Ingredients are great. Works well for keeping my t-zone matte and my makeup in place. Sturdy packaging with powder puff included. Maybe a bit pricey, but so worth it!
  3. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear translucent powder (light): for something so inexpensive, it ticks all the boxes! Great ingredients, goes on smoothly, matches my skintone and provides just the right amount of coverage to not look cakey.
  4. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear jumbo lash mascara: I was blown away when I saw how good this was. I bought this to replace my old, toxic mascara, and didn’t have high hopes- how could this ever be as good as the chemical-laden variety? But I was proven wrong. This makes lashes go cray-cray! I am actually waiting on the new Physician’s Formula ‘fake out’ mascara to arrive from an iHerb order, so I’ll soon be able to compare the two. But take my word on this one- this stuff is awesome!
  5. Dr. Hauschka translucent bronze concentrate: I can’t even explain exactly what I love about this product- it just seems to make everything better! When mixed in with foundation, it just seems to hide imperfections and brighten up my complexion. I am SO going to buy this again!
  6. 100% Pure Lip & Cheek Tint in ‘pink grapefruit’: I have already done a review on this product, and if you cannot tell from that, I absolutely love this baby! Beautiful colour, and goes on sooo smoothly. I just want to eat it!
  7. Rejuva Minerals eye makeup remover: BEAUTIFUL ingredients. Works a treat for removing eye makeup. Just pop a bit on the tips of your fingers, run it through your eyes/eyelashes and wipe with a facial towelette. BYE BYE makeup!
  8. 100% Pure organic coffee bean eye cream: I have this perpetual fear of developing bags. Having this stuff makes me feel powerful! I can actually tell that it reduces puffiness and keeps me looking slightly more human in the early hours of the morning when no-one should be allowed to see me. Also smells amazing!
  9. Mychelle Dermaceuticals concealer in ‘creme’: ironically, I am awaiting a replacement on this one as I write. Smooth and soft. Perfect tone and colour for my winter skin. Great coverage. Stellar ingredients. Can also be used to create a blank lip canvas. You gotta get on this!
  10. Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in ‘honeysuckle’: I’ve figured out that pale lip colours look better on me. This is a beautiful soft pinky-peach that works great as an everyday lip-balm. May not work on every skin-tone, but certainly on mine!
  11. Ecco Bella Flowercolor Blush in ‘Earthy Rose’: I use this a contour powder. I love the fact that it’s matte, pressed, and has a blue base rather than orange. This is decently pigmented and lasts a long time on my face and in the box. Ingredients such as ‘sweet almond oil’ and ‘green teas extract’ make me love it even more.
  12. Nude by Nature eyebrow pencil in ‘blonde’: I use this regularly to fill in any sparse areas and define my brows. This pencil goes on smoothly and doesn’t look artificial. I have learn that going a few shades lighter than your natural brow colour is the way to go! The spoolie brush at the other end also gets used frequently to comb brows in shape. I seriously could not be without this now!

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Swatches: Nude by Nature blonde eyebrow pencil, Mychelle Dermaceuticals creme concealor, Ecco Bella earthy rose blush, Burt’s Bees honeysuckle tinted lip balm

iluvjesse444 is a green beauty blogger who also does videos on Youtube comparing and reviewing a variety of natural makeup products. You should totally check out her blog: http://iluvjesse444.blogspot.com.au/