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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer

I have waxed lyrical on several occasions about the wonder that is Seventeen's On the Spot Concealer and have tried teaming it with the matching foundation (Seventeen On the Spot Foundation) with little joy. I'm not quite ready to share my views on such foundation until I've tried it with a few more primers etc so until then my review of Seventeen On the Spot Concealer will have to suffice.



Seventeen On the Spot Concealer

Don't you feel that the UK high street and drug stores in general have upped their game when it comes to packaging? For the last six months or so I feel that the line between high end and budget is becoming more blurred both in price point and quality and to that I say hurrah! The Seventeen On the Spot Concealer comes in a slick, silver squeeze tube that is easy enough to use (just don't squeeze to firmly) and with the nozzle tip it does offer precision application with minimal fuss, waste and mess. 

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer has been created with the aim of not only disguising blemishes but also helping to clear the skin in as little of four weeks. Seventeen claim that this will be achieved with the use of their Skin Clear Complex (no real idea of what that implies) and salicylic acid. Such acid is widely used within skincare to aid the healing process of acne - in laymen's terms this will dry out the blemish and encourage it to heal quicker and may prevent the spot from scarring too. As my skin is behaving and relatively blemish free I can't comment on that aspect but unlike some salicylic acid based products this has not dried out my skin in any way, rather I find the texture to be light, creamy easy to blend and a great choice for those with dry skin and/or fine lines.

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer
Seventeen On the Spot Concealer

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer is a joy to apply and blend out on the skin and for that reason I enjoy using it as an under eye concealer come highlighter to brighten and conceal such area. On my under eye despite being somewhat yellow toned (I have the shade medium) it disguises my dark circles and helps create a fresh, perked up and youthful appearance - great if you are a fan of a late night or two. The other reason I rate it for the under eye area is that it doesn't have a tendency to settle into any lines be they fine or not nor does it cake when set with powder. Although similar in texture to the likes of Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer et al the coverage is a little lighter - don't get me wrong it is buildable (medium at best) and will cover most imperfections as you can see from the above images. It is jut not as intense as say a liquid concealer I would use to hide a breakout, however for £4.99 it is a complete steal.

Long live Boots (and Superdrug) own brands!

Seventeen On the Spot Concealer £4.99/15ml via Boots - link.




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