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whentaniatalks: Concealer Chronicles - Estee Lauder Disappear Smoothing Creme Concealer

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Concealer Chronicles - Estee Lauder Disappear Smoothing Creme Concealer

Hi everyone!

I am in the process of trying to find my holy grail under eye concealer & thought the best way to keep track and compare my thoughts would be to do it on my blog. I have inherited my Grandad's darkness under the eyes, which are also dry. I use the La Roche-Posay hydrating eye cream at night which I have found really helps this.

So the first concealer I will be looking at is Estee Lauder's Disappear Smoothing Creme Concealer in the shade 02-Light, which I purchased from Debenhams for Ā£17.50.

This concealer comes in three shades, light, medium & dark and claims to 'disguise dark circles, lines and shadows. Soothes, moisturises and protects.' It has a creamy consistency with good coverage & staying power.

Using the Real Techniques Deleux Crease Brush, I apply by placing two dots either side of my eye, followed by a third at the corner of my nose. I blend these to create a triangle. I have found this to be the most effective method of application as it blends the concealer nicely into foundation (I'm currently using the Bourjor Healthy Mix Serum in 51 and find the colour matches well). I avoid setting with powder as I find this causes the concealer to cake throughout the day & makes fine lines more noticeable.

Here are some pictures to show the concealers wear throughout the day:

Initial application: natural light                      Initial application: artificial light

4 hours wear: natural light                             4 hours wear: artificial light

8 hours wear: natural light                          8 hours wear: artificial light

12 hours wear: artificial light

With this concealer, I have found that you do need to be careful with how much you use - it can stay well without creasing, as can be seen in the photos above but apply too much & it will crease! Application is smooth, giving time to blend before it sets.

My husband took a photo of me for my work ID badge & didn't turn the flash off...

Concealer in action under flash photography conditions

I'm not sure whether I would class the effect as brightness or flash back so will leave it to you to make your own minds up on that score!

So, I would give this concealer a 4/5:
The price is steep, but it goes on nicely & blends well, is a good colour match for me and, when it happens, creasing is minimal.

I hope you have found this helpful & I look forward to the next instalment of 'Concealer Chronicles'. Is there a particular concealer you would like to see me review?

Tania Xx



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