Here’s a handy little fact that may or may not come as a surprise–roughly 25 percent of of Australian women spend more than $150 on beauty buys every single month. There’s no doubt in our minds that concealer is included in that swag.
And, the same research shows, we’re prepared to go to great lengths to ensure we have the cash to splash. One in five of us will happily ditch dinner plans with friends, and one in 10 will even overdraw the bank account or skip a phone bill. Um, ladies! We applaud your commitment, but let’s get sensible here. You need to eat.
This $11 Concealer is a Beauty Influencer Fave
Given that, you’ll be straight-up delighted to discover the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer ($11) if you haven’t already. This snappily-priced tube of sheer genius is used and loved by beauty influencers the world over. Not surprisingly, it’s also gaining a following amongst us everyday folk – in fact, it’s currently our number one selling make-up item for 2017.
Here are a few handy tricks and tips from Jade, senior beauty therapist at our RY Burleigh salon, that should help you make the most of your concealing game.
What makes this product so good?
Apart from the fact that it’s very cheap and seriously works as well as more expensive concealers, I think a big reason this is popular is because of the range of shades. There are 25 of them, so it suits all skin types and is really versatile in that you can use it to conceal, correct, contour or simply brighten.
Colour correctors tend to be products where you can generally get away with a cheaper price. They’re worn under your top layers of make-up, so if blended and set correctly, they have a greater likelihood of living up to their claims of being long-lasting – compared to foundations and powders.
But, be careful to watch for creasing and don’t overdo it! L.A. Girl Concealers tend to have more pigmentation, which is great for the life of the product (as you need less per use) but if you use too much of one colour, you can look like a bit like abstract art.