e.l.f Maximum Coverage Concealer

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Now I’ve never tried Double Wear or Dermablend but when I saw this on the e.l.f site I thought it might be an interesting review for those of you heavy duty lovers (no weight puns intended). I can’t very well compare it with products I’ve never used but I will let you know my thoughts on this super budget alternative and welcome comments as to how you think it holds up against the popular high end counterparts.

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First of all the texture is nothing like what I’d expected.. I though it would be thicker but it’s very fluid and much as I prefer this consistency I don’t think it lends itself well to a high coverage products. That being said it works nicely under my eyes with minimal creasing which had it been heavier would not have been the case so.. swings and roundabouts. I did test it on my tattoo (as above) and it covered well but it’s not opaque enough to totally hide it.. just in case you were wondering. The colour I have is the lightest available, Porcelain which is a touch deep for me so if you’re any paler it might not do but for an inexpensive brand I’m pretty impressed with the 6 shade range, obviously it’s not going to suit everyone but I think they’ve done better than most high street cosmetics lines here.

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Overall I think you have to adjust your expectations here, when you call a product ‘maximum coverage’ some people may take that literally and when there are some serious products out there with similar tag lines I think you could have some disappointed customers. That being said if you consider it a heavy duty concealer for dark circles and blemishes (rather than camouflage makeup) then it absolutely does the job, I wish it was a touch lighter but other than that I really like it and the fact that it’s not as opaque as I’d expected actually means I will wear it more often.. it just depends on what you’re looking for I guess.

Available online here for £3.75

Miss BB

*PR Sample

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5 Comments

  1. 14 April, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    I think for the price this is still worth a go even if it’s not “maximum coverage” it still looks like a pretty decent concealer. Theres a lot of product too which is great, I always test concealers on my tattoos too to give me the best idea xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
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      23 April, 2013 / 5:50 pm

      definitely, I wouldn’t say ‘dont buy it cause it’s not FULL coverage’ just be aware it’s not elfs answer to double wear

    • missbudgetbeauty
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      23 April, 2013 / 5:46 pm

      I’m actually really enjoying using this.. not at all what I expected but much more wearable as a result

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