I know you’re here because you saw that crazy ole’ title! I am so bloody excited about this post. I promise you that this is not click bait, you are here for a good reason let me tell ya! The Urban Decay Naked Concealer has been my go-to for easily over a year, as much as I use other concealers, nothing has ever really come close for me. If you have been on my blog before, you will also know that I am a concealer junkie. I love a good concealer and even though I have one that works brilliantly for me, I am always wanting more! Today’s post is going to be a review of the Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer. Now, I have kind of ruined it, but just stick it out and see how bloody good this stuff is!
So like I mentioned, today’s post is a review of this little guy here. I was browsing the Essence counter a couple of weeks ago and I decided to try out a few new products as they are so affordable! As always, I saw concealer… I saw affordable concealer and I was running for the checkout! The original reason I bought this concealer is that the packaging was quite chunky and the only other chunky concealer I could think of was the Tarte Shape Tape, and even though I haven’t used that one I just wanted to give it a go. I personally like the chunkier packaging, and I like that the packaging is quite simple and you can see the colour of the concealer through that plastic. The concealer feels really well made, it doesn’t feel cheap just very sturdy.
The wand on this concealer is like your average doe foot wand. I like that the wand has a tiny dip on the inside so it can hold the product. I do find however that with this doe foot it doesn’t quite hold enough product so I find myself dipping back into tube a few times to get the amount of product that I want, but it doesn’t make any difference to me.
As for the formula of this concealer, I was actually shocked. I found at first that I needed to apply a couple of coats to get a good amount of product on my under eyes, but when I blended it out I realised that I had put way too much on. It blended out perfectly and just looked very smooth under my eyes.
The texture of this concealer is stunning too. As soon as I applied it, it was giving my the exact same texture and finish as a certain other concealer that I love and will get into in a moment. I didn’t think it was going to be full coverage at first either, and it isn’t completely full coverage so don’t be fooled by the packaging. It is however a very solid medium-full coverage but it very buildable. If you don’t have any dark circles or discoloration under your eyes (one of the lucky few!) then this will easily pass as full coverage on you! I can still see a the tiniest bit of darkness right in my inner corner but it is so barely noticeable as the coverage on this concealer is really great. I also found that this concealer builds so well. It doesn’t look heavy or cakey and I don’t think I have ever used a concealer that gives a ‘your skin but better’ texture as good as this one does. It is really lightweight and sits beautifully under the eyes without looking like you are wearing makeup. It’s stunning!
Excuse the extreme close up but on the right I have no concealer and on the left I have one layer of concealer. How amazing does that look?! So smooth!! It isn’t set in this photo either.
The only downfall about this concealer is that it is a little creasier than I am used to. I tend to crease under my eyes anyways but when I set it with powder it sets just fine and will maybe only crease right on my inner under eye. I have noticed with this one that if I don’t make sure that it is really well set then it will crease where I smile near my cheeks. I will say however that every time I have worn this concealer in the last few weeks it has been extremely hot so the sweat has made my face damp which could contribute to the creasing. I have gone days where it hasn’t creased too so if you need your concealer to stay put all day and trust that it won’t crease I might not use this one just in case as it has been a bit hit and miss so far.
As I mentioned also, this concealer to me is a straight up dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. To me, they both have the same texture, they apply the same they blend the same and they look exactly the same under the eyes. The only difference is of course the shades I own and the fact that the Essence concealer tends to crease on me a little easier than the Naked concealer, but I have never been so impressed with a concealer before especially for the £2.50 price tag!
Top: Urban Decay. Bottom: Essence.
Honestly, this concealer has almost become my new holy grail, I have been really enjoying it and using it every day that I am wearing makeup. It just applies beautifully, looks flawless under my eyes, feels lightweight, has amazing coverage and wears really nicely in general. Like I mentioned I have been wearing this makeup when it is really warm out and I tend to sweat just like any other human being, and this holds up really well. It doesn’t break apart or bunch up. It doesn’t cling to any imperfections or dry areas, it doesn’t patch off or look cakey. It just wears really well except for the slight creasing but it isn’t that big of a deal otherwise I wouldn’t be using it every single day!
I’m sorry for this rambly review but I just had so much to say and my head isn’t quite screwed on right today so everything just came out in a blur! I hope you make sense of this one and I would definitely recommend trying this concealer, after all it is only £2.50!!
Until next time my lovelies…