Saturday, May 24, 2014

Etude House Surprise Concealer Kit #02 Dark Circle Brightening

I've been wanting to try a peach undereye corrector for the longest time, after seeing it in Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. The book said that the corrector is meant to be used before concealer, but if you don't have super dark undereye circles, then you can go away with just using the corrector alone.

Then, I saw this cute Surprise Concealer Kit in Etude House! From what I've noticed, concealers usually come in boring albeit functional packaging - like pots, sticks, or tubes. Ever seen one that will Surprise you? :D

Etude House Surprise Concealer Kit #02 Dark Circle Brightening

Etude House Surprise Concealer Kit comes in 2 shades: #01 Flaw Coverage and #02 Dark Circle Brightening. The first shade is darker, meant to be used for the face, but can also be used for the undereyes. The one I have is the second shade, only for undereyes since it can be too light for the rest of the face.
 

The Surprise Concealer Kit comes with a mirror underneath the cap. It comes in 2 shades inside, peach (corrector) and beige (concealer).

Swatches:


The peach one has a very moist and sheer consistency which easily blends into the skin. The beige shade has a thicker and drier feel, and you have to be extra careful to apply only a little or else it will appear cakey. Also, notice how the peach shade blends right in, while the beige shade looks quite light.

When Worn:

Bare

My dark circles aren't very problematic, but if I don't cover it, I look tired and haggard by afternoon.

With peach corrector

Sometimes, the corrector is enough. Then I just layer powder over it.

With peach corrector + beige concealer

Without vs with (corrector + concealer)

Sometimes I make a mistake of putting on a too thick layer that I end up with reverse racoon eyes. But when I do it right, it works fine.

Pros:
  • Manufacturing date is indicated on the packaging.
  • It comes in a handy, compact packaging.
  • It comes with a small mirror.
  • It has a light, pleasant scent
  • It's a 2-in-1 product (corrector + concealer).
  • It covers dark circles well.

Cons:
  • The pan that holds the product is shallow. (The grams isn't indicated on the packaging.)
  • The beige shade's texture is hard and dry; it tends to be cakey when applied thickly or powedered.
  • The beige shade is very light and can cause reverse racoon eyes when used on darker skintones.
  • Concealer wears off by mid-day. It tends to slide off oily skin.

Price: P398.00
Available in all Etude House stores nationwide

This one's an okay product, but I won't be repurchasing. It's cute, it works, but it's not "wow". Next up on my to-buy list for when I finish this concealer is Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream. They've repriced it from P900.00+ to P600.00+ (for a 10g pot), if I remember it correctly. Have you tried it?

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Love,
Helen

12 comments:

  1. Couldn't help but notice the eyelashes! Beautiful lashes you got there :)
    www.avasbeautyjournal.com

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    1. It's the lash extensions from Stylash. ;)

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    1. I agree, but I find myself using the peach corrector more often. :)

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  3. packaging reminds me of clinique old packaging =)

    ms helen this post is for you, thank you!
    http://www.bubblews.com/news/3434574-thank-you-ms-helen-for-my-pure-beauty-skincare-loot

    hugs!

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    1. I'm not familiar with Clinique's old packaging eh. :)

      Super thanks for the blog post, Rhain! Effort ah! ♥

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  4. Thanks for your honest review. So I think I don't need to try this one :)

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome, Mitch! I don't think I'll repurchase either. So many concealers to try! ;)

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  5. You know when I first saw this I was really hoping for a cutesy packaging, but I guess it's alright. It does very well for you beautiful eyes. Looking forward to your next post!

    Add me via GFC or Youtube and I will always follow back :)
    xoxo, Mango ❤
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    1. Thank you, Mango! The packaging is simple, but since it's pink, it already becomes cute in my eyes. Hahaha! :D

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  6. Hi! what concealer can u recommend?

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    1. Hi Char! Yun next na gusto ko i-try yung sa Skinfood na Salmon Concealer. P600+ ata siya for a big tub. :)

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