Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review & Swatchfest: L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer

L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer 
L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer 

L'Oréal's newest addition to the True Match line is their Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer. I got shade N1-2-3 which is the fair/light crayon for neutral skin tones. Although I haven't found a L'Oréal foundation formula that I'm in love with, I love that they have warm, neutral, and cool lines. Too often, brands pick warm or cool and my weird neutral skin is left in the dust with a foundation mask. Unfortunately, cool toned gals are out of luck with this concealer because it's only available in warm and neutral tones. Fortunately, for the purpose of this review,  mine was a match!

L'Oréal's Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer is supposed to offer "customizable coverage" to conceal anything from blemishes to larger swaths of skin. Additionally, the tapered tip with automatic (twist up) sharpener is made for both precise and broad application. The consistency is very emollient and creamy and one I typically associate with blemish coverage rather than under-eye coverage. Still, I used it on both to make sure it lived up to its' coverall claims. It covers blemishes really well and blends in nicely, but it doesn't really shine in the color-covering area. I put it to the ultimate test by applying it to the blueish circles under my tired morning eyes. No dice. It wasn't awful, but there was still some pigment shining through and didn't brighten as much as other concealers I've tried. The creamy texture also makes it prone to sliding throughout the day (and that's coming from someone with combo skin who doesn't tend to have problems with makeup meltdown in the winter), so I would say this is exclusively a blemish concealer for me.

The twist up packaging is great for those who hate sharpening, but the tapered tip will dull quickly because of how soft the product is.

For around $10, this is a good blemish concealer, but you might need something else for your under-eye area. Something like Revlon's Photoready Concealer is priced similarly, but I find more appropriate for both blemishes and under-eyes.

P.S. Before you go judging the comparison picture at the bottom of this post using words like "tired-looking" or "cracked-out", just know it was taken early in the morning while I was getting ready for work. Bloggers gotta blog and she'll do it when she can! But seriously, please forgive the red morning eyes.

L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer 
L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer 

L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer 
L'Oréal on the left, Time Balm on the right

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