Monday, November 2, 2015

AMW Reviews: Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Concealer

Happy Monday!
You all know about the crazy swatch-fest party I recently attended from Pink Sugar.  Most of you were so quick to request for a review for Pink Sugar's Our Lil' Secret Concealer!

Because you guys are THE BEST readers in the world and I try to really be the Genie of Aladdin, I tested this product (out of all the Pink Sugar bunch that I got) for a week plus!  Yes, I tried to play with the lippies but I had to stop myself and concentrate on ONE PRODUCT --- the concealer ---- because you guys said so!  So I believe I deserve a big hug there!  (What are you waiting for?  HUG ME!...now na!)


A quick tip for all of you who are searching for THE RIGHT concealer.  Before you go crazy with all the shades in front of you, the first thing you have to ask yourself is --- What do you want to conceal?

My answer was --- my undereye darkness!

So let's get back to that color wheel, we all know by now, fellow beauty junkies, that concealer with "orange tint" would help correct the dark tint around the eyes.  So when I was given a choice of all the shades in front of me, it wasn't a difficult decision for me to go for a shade that's close to my skin tone with a hint of orange/peach.




The answer is...Light Medium for me and for the rest of you who has the same complexion as I do!


Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Concealer says ---
Our Lil' Secret is a long lasting, medium to full coverage and easy to blend creamy concealer. It's formulated with Cucumber Fruit and Chamomile extracts.



AMW says ---
Pros
  • Packaging. 
  • Comes in 4 shades: Light, Light Medium, Medium and Medium Deep. 
  • Gives medium coverage.
  • Build-able coverage.
  • Finishes off matte.
  • Budge-proof.  I can imagine this would work perfectly on normal, even oily skin!
  • Formulated with cucumber fruit and chamomile extracts which may actually help reduce eye puffiness as you use the product. 
  • Can brighten up the eye area.
Cons
  • I wish there is more product inside the tube.  Like priced a bit higher but more product inside.
  • Maybe drying if you have extremely dry skin. 
Overall
A medium to full coverage concealer that finishes off extremely matte and has this oil-control properties thus would be perfect for users with normal, combination and oily skin.

Tips
  • Best applied using clean fingers with dabbing motion.
  • For users with extremely dry skin like me, make sure to hydrate your skin first before putting on makeup.
  • If you plan to put this under your eye area, make sure to use moisturizing eye cream and leave it for a couple of minutes before you proceed with makeup application.
  • If it enhances your undereye lines and wrinkles, fret not, continue with your concealer application, once happy, let it sit for a couple of minutes then dab your favorite hydrating eye cream on top of the concealer. Give a couple of minutes for the "moisture" to settle in then set with your choice of powder.
  • For spot concealing, the best tool to use is a lip brush.
  • You can actually get away without "setting" this concealer.  This gives a matte, powder finish!
Will I repurchase?
Yes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Light Medium would work well on not-too-dark undereye darkness, red spots around the cheeks on users with light beige to beige foundation shade. 

Where to purchase and how much?
Priced at Php299.00 (approx $6.65).  Available at The SM Store in SM Aura Premier, SM Makati, SM City Marilao, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Clark and SM Lanang Premier Davao; Watsons at Ayala Center Cebu and www.beautymnl.com.


Related Links 
website: http://pinksugar.com.ph
Instagram and Twitter: @PinkSugarPH
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pinksugarph

Photos

The packaging reminds me so much of a lip gloss packaging.
Hello Kiehl's Number 1 Lip Balm!

Light Medium Swatch

Instead of orange, it has more of a yellow tint which would work well on fair skinned users.  If you have darker complexion, you may opt to go for the shade Medium or Medium Deep.

I like to apply with quick dabbing motion using my finger tip.

Before and After
In just 1 layer, it gives a nice coverage!
Look how bright my eyes look and how the concealer covered a bit of the darkness around the eye area.  I said around the eye area because I also applied some of the concealer on my eyelid.

Half Face Test


Just for the sake of review, I did not apply any eye cream underneath, thus, I can say, this concealer will be drying if you have extremely dry skin!  But nothing that a hydrating eye cream won't do!  On the latter part of my testing days, I actually mix my Clinique Eye GEl to this concealer and it sets better than wearing the concealer alone!

How do you find Pink Sugar's Our Lil' Secret Concealer after seeing photos?
Will you purchase this?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

12 comments :

  1. I'm really hunting for more reviews about this concealer, checking shades that might be suitable for my skin. Will go to SM Makati very soon :3 <3 Pink Sugar!

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    1. I will try to swatch the rest of the shades for you too and include it here! DO check back :D

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  2. I'll try this and maybe I mayl now move on with Collection's concealer.

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    1. How do you like collection's concealer?

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    2. It's blendable and has a full coverage though it is quite unforgiving on my oily skin because it melts and creases when I sweat a lot.

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  3. Looks very very promising! I wonder what the medium shade looks like. :)

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    1. will swatch and include it here next time!

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  4. They don't have one in my shade :( ang ewan ng bagong SM beauty, you have to look down to see yourself in the mirror, so all the shadows are covering your face. tapos yellow pa yung light. I got one that was too light tuloy. Ok, that was due to my being lazy to check it in sunlight before buying, but at least it's one of those concealers that won't get mad when you put foundation on it

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    1. talaga? Sana they read it and do something about it!!!
      Siguro your shade is a mix between 2 shades!

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  5. My big problem is my age spot! I can't find the right concealer to at least make it less visible. Please help. Thanks.

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    1. how dark is your age spot? Baka you need a more "pro" concealer that has heavier pigmentation like that from MAC! Try search for concealer in this blog, I've reviewed a couple and I've shared my thoughts on those with heavier coverage!

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  6. I'm using K-Palette concealer and it works wonders! but it's quite pricey so this one might be a good alternative. Thanks for sharing! :)

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