Monday, March 1, 2010
Occasionally, I would get a/some horrific pimple(s) on my face. It's amazing how a few bumps on your face can make you feel so self conscious and bothered. Anyways, I think I found my HG concealer to cover up those acne bumps that may appear. It is the Almay Clear Complexion Concealer and I got it in Light/Medium (200). It set me back about $8 at Walmart for 0.18fl oz/5.3ml. Originally, I bought the light one because it seemed a little dark in the store, but when I went home and tried it, it was very light, so I gave it to my mom and picked up the next shade the next day. I used to use the Amazing Concealer to cover my pimples, but I realized that it did a good job covering it, however, It could have possibly made my acne worse. At first when I used the Almay concealer, I directly applied it straight to my spots with the doe foot wand it came with.. It came on a little thick and it was hard to blend it out. However, I started to use the Everyday Minerals Concealer brush and oh my, it did wonders! I would take my brush and get some product on it from the wand then dab it onto my spots. It blends into my skin really well and after a minute it will harden. It feels kind of rubbery hard, like it can stretch.. then it will stay on all day! It did not cake on my face and look dried out like other concealers I've tried. I seriously love this stuff and want everyone who has trouble spots to use it because this stuff is awesome. It contains 1% Salicyclic Acid, so it contains medication that will help heal the acne as well. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way! So don't apply too much or else it will get super cakey, which it shouldn't! I would give this product a /5. The reason why I didn't give it a full 5 even though it is MY hg acne concealer is because it is a little difficult to apply alone and even though the shade matches me perfectly, there is only about 3 different shades, which might be difficult for some. I am totally in love with this though and it totally deserves to be recognized!!!
PROS: Thick and doesn't clog pores, does not cause more break-outs, heals acne while concealing it, does not easily rub off, affordable, can be purchased in almost every drugstore, doesn't irritate skin, no obvious scent
CONS: Not much variety in shades, may be hard to work with, applicator is not the most sanitary