Using a concealer can be… well, let’s just say that it’s one of the more rewarding steps to the whole “applying” makeup experience, but it can be a bit tedious and even disastrous if you don’t have the right shade to cover with.
Let’s look at it this way: if the shade is too light, you risk looking a little ghostly and you’re not actually “concealing” anything you set out to hide in the first place; if it’s too dark, you end up looking splotchy and again, defeat the whole purpose of using the product; essentially, you end up drawing more attention to the problem rather than disguising it.
The goal of using a concealer is to cover those unsightly blemishes, swathing those miniscule scars or brightening up those dark, under the eye circles (without looking like you tried). A concealer is merely a “helper” for covering up the areas that regular liquid foundation can’t fix or mask.
One of the reasons why I was so eager to review the New Mary Kay Concealer was because I knew that I was the perfect candidate. I was born with bilateral cleft lip and have endured 23 facial surgeries to date. Without the use of a concealer, my scars stand out like a sore thumb. I had already been using the yellow concealer from Mary Kay, so I knew how well the product worked…when asked to try one of the color shades, I was more than excited about it. If you’re not sure what a yellow shade is used for; it is used to reduce the appearance of redness on the skin (much like a scar or for women who suffer from rosacea). It can also be used to cover red blemishes in women with ivory to beige colored skin tones.
The other reason I was so thrilled to accept and do this review is because I know that it’s made from one of the leading companies for skin care and color cosmetics. I know that the minute I apply this product to my face I’m getting the best treatment possible.
Now, some of you ladies may only need to use a concealer for a week or two out of the month; others (like me) need to use it daily. So, it’s one of those extra makeup products worth having around. It is a lightweight waterproof formula that is suitable for sensitive skin. It’s fragrance-free and is non-comedogenic (meaning it does not block pores).
For as little as 10.00 per .3oz tube; you’ll have the ability to conceal for (literally) years to come (*depending on how often and how much is used per application*). I’ve had my yellow concealer going on 2 years now and haven’t even reached the bottom of the tube yet. All you need is an itty-bitty speck (much less than half the size of a pea) and you’ve got yourself great cover that will last all day. There are seven shades in all; perfect for blending naturally with an even wider array of skin tones. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and has been dermatologist tested. This concealer can be used in conjunction with your regular foundations and powders or can be used as a standalone. It’s definitely something worth adding to your makeup bag.
In conclusion; I recommend the new Mary Kay concealer to anyone who is seeking flawless-looking skin, wanting to conceal blemishes and other imperfections and for anyone who suffers from dark under-eye circles. You’ll absolutely love the way it evens out your skin tone, hides those dark circles under the eye and masks marks and other imperfections.
If you are interested and want to know more about this product; please visit Mary Kay online by going to http://www.marykay.com.You can also call 1 (800) MARY KAY (627-9529) or swing by your local representative’s house (maybe you can call her first…LOL) for your ordering convenience. Thanks for reading the review and I hope it’s helped with the decision in your next concealer purchase.