|Natural and seamless coverage perfectly conceals imperfections, uneven skin and under-eye circles
Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer comes in a sleek tiny glass vial with glossy black cap containing the doe foot applicator wand. The applicator is same as we find commonly with most of the lip glosses. It aids for easy application, just dab few dots with the applicator & blend in with finger tips! Face stylist concealer is available in three shades: FAIR, MEDIUM & HONEY. I picked up Honey for my NC42 skintone with strong yellow tones. Honey is the deepest shade still a wee bit lighter for my skin tone but then it adjusts quiet well. The shade range is limited but again Lakme formulations usually are skintone adaptable, so I guess most of females should find a good match according to their complexion.
Formulawise like the brand claims its super light & creamy (not overly so) with thin consistency sans being liquidy/flowy which mimics the texture of healthy skin post blending. The coverage is mediocre or can be built up slightly more but it’s certainly not a heavy duty one for deep pigmentation or spots. For moderate pigmentation it beautifully even tones the under eye & lid area making them look flawless & radiant. As the formula is thinner, holds the possibility of settling into fine lines or wrinkles below the eyes or can cling to dry patches. One needs to ensure a smooth, nourished & hydrated under eye area. If you have extremely dry skin like mine make sure to use a good nourishing under eye cream before the application. Though I have never experienced any kind of formula misbehave from the above listed possible flaws (I strictly follow a good skin care regime!), I feel this concealer will work best for normal-oily skin. I have well behaved under eyes without any issues or dark circles except for slight shadows because of my deep set eyes.
One prime reason for not suggesting it to dry skin is the in & out matte finish! I make sure to use a luminizing/ moisturizing primer + a heavy duty eye cream before slathering this on my under eye. It wears comfortable for whole day without budging or creasing in any way. I have tried this for 8 hours & it flared without any hiccups. I don’t think I will wear any makeup for more than that, so I am more than happy with the longevity. The only thing which makes me come back to this concealer is how well it sinks into the skin mimicking the texture giving so much room to breathe. It never feels heavy or cakey & blends in extremely well. It’s sad that texture & finish of the concealer is not dry skin friendly or else it makes a fabulous formula for other skin types without any major glaring skin issues. It may not be sufficient for concealing facial blemishes or spots but layered over with foundation will give better results.
- Sleek, sturdy & convenient to use packaging.
- Light weight formula.
- Thin creamy & smooth texture sans being liquidy.
- Does not get heavy or cakey.
- Does not budge or crease.
- Gives a flawless radiant under eye area.
- Formula mimics the skin texture keeping it light & breathing.
- Applies evenly & blends in extremely well.
- Matte finish.
- Good moderate coverage.
- Stays for whole day (8+hours) without issues.
- Being thinner in texture can cling onto dry patches or settle into fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes. Not suggested for ageing eyes.
- Complete matte finish will not appeal to dry skin.
- People needing heavy duty coverage, won’t be sufficient.
- Does not conceal spots & blemishes on face well.
- Limited shade selection.
It a good moderate coverage concealer with thin lightweight creamy consistency. It applies & blends well giving a clean matte finish. However holds the possibility of settling into fine lines or wrinkles below the eyes or can cling to dry patches. The formula is more recommended for normal-oily skin looking at the reflexes it holds against dryness. The formula stays intact for whole day without budging or creasing. It is super light on skin without masking it completely, giving enough room to breathe. Not recommended for people needing heavy coverage as this won’t serve the purpose.