Friday, July 31, 2009

Concealer Comparisons

This is a scheduled post...
Finally did some comparisons with the concealers side by side. I only own 4 that I use for my eye area, and 1 of them doubles as a regular concealer.
These aren't the best pictures of my eyes, mostly because I never took good care of my eye area. I never gave it a thought until last year, so it's in pretty bad shape puhaha. But I did my best to show you some pictures. I had all the concealers on for at least 3 hours.

I forgot to label the before/after on the pictures.
First is the Maquillage Liquid Concealer in Natural and Sana Concealer. The Maquillage concealer comes in a clicky pen dispenser. Sometimes the product doesn't come out immediately so I press it 2 times. The second time I press it, there's enough for 2 eyes. I don't use the brush attachment, just my fingers.
The Sana Concealer just comes in a yellow tube with a pointed dispenser. Nothing special. I did a short review on this a while ago, but this time I'm comparing it with the rest of the concealers.
Prior to getting the BM and Lunasol concealer, I used both Maquillage and Sana at the same time because Sana didn't provide enough coverage, but it helped neutralize the darkness. The Sana Concealer gave my eye area a pretty good base to apply the Maquillage.
The first picture is without any product.

This next picture, Sana is on the leftside and Maquillage on the right. You can see how Sana helped reduce the darkness, but didn't cover much. Same goes for the Maquillage concealer. It's got light to medium coverage, so this won't work for those who have dark eye circles. You can still see that the area near my nose is still a bit dark.

3 hours later, there's some creasing on the Maquillage side. There was no creasing on the Sana side, but there wasn't enough coverage anyway.

The next comparison is with the Beauty Maker Aqua Concealer for under the eye area. This is in shade #2? (natural) The Lunasol Concealer is the Under Eyes Base 01.
The BM concealer comes in a sleek black compact with a mirror inside. The product is super creamy and smooth.
The Lunasol concealer is a sample, which is taking me a long time to finish. The sample is just in a tube. It appears slightly orangey imo.
This is the before shot:

On the left side of the picture is the Beauty Maker and the right side is the Lunasol.
You can see both faired well against each other. The only difference I noticed was Lunasol appeared more orangey. Also a little bit goes a long way for Lunasol. If I over apply, my eye area would look orangey.

After 3 hours, both did held up very well, although I experienced some slight creasing for both.

After doing the tests with all the concealers, I think BM would be my favourite out of the lot. It covered very well and lasted a long time. Even though it might crease a bit in the fine lines, this could easily be fixed/blended in with a q-tip. BM is also affordable, on Imomoko, it's only $13.

My new baby! A few years ago, I bought the Fuji Pivi. It's like a mini printer but for your cellphone. I got too lazy to use the Pivi because I had to send photos from my cellphone using infared so I got this camera instead.
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to get it one day. I've already been eyeing this camera for a while. This is the Fuji Instax Mini 7. It's similar to a Polaroid, but these pictures are the size of business cards. Very cute and only 75,000won! I went back to the camera store to get it just in time for my trip =p

Anyway, I should be in Hong Kong by the time this is posted. I won't be blogging till 2 weeks later. Thankq for the comments on my previous post, I'll get back to blogging as soon as I'm back =D


izumi said...

i love the kbm one too!! xD

that camera.. is so cute. oh my goodness :P it reminds me of one of rae's sock piggies!

have fun!! be safe!! :D

mint said...

great comparison!!!
i'm starting to think the BM #01 concealer would be too light for asian skin tone... do you think #02 is a better match?

☆Anastacia☆ said...

So great review and very nice comparisons!
As I see you actually don't have very dark under eye area. But all the pics "after" your eye looks more fresh and awake =)

Sherry said...

wo.. over your new baby ! so cute!

miemiemie said...

ooh thanks for the reviews, i somehow like the maquillage on you when applied :)

and yay for the fuji printer. so cute!

enjoy HK!:)

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Hong Kong! enjoy, MiuMiu! ;)

Shopn'Chomp said...

Love your new Fuji! And it's pink! :)

Have fun in HK!!

funkiimonkee said...

Great review:) I needed some advice on undereye concealers! Thanks! And I want that camera! Very convenient!

eri said...

ah..the search for the perfect undereye concealer! thanks for all the comparisons!!! :)

Sofie said...

Have a super nice trip!

Also super thanks for the comparisons! I have been interested in the sana one for some time now~

Anonymous said...

new reader~
thanks for the comparisons!
you got a fujifilm instax mini in PINK! i've been wanting that for ages. luckyy. and you're going to HK, double lucky. have fun :]

KIITZYY said...

wow i never even heard of a phone printer! o.o thats soo cool!

ning * star said...

the mini in pink is so cute.. concealer.. hmm~

ehly said...

I love the instax mini, but the films are so expensive! It comes to about $1 per photo =/

Hana aka acutelife said...

Oh i want that camera!! Is the film expensive tho?(As the case with polaroid)
Have fun packing for your trip :)

fuzkittie said...

That camera is too cute!! Lovely comparisons!!

ㅤㅤㅤㅤJéssy said...

Wow Fuji is so cutee !
Thank you for comparisons !