Monday, 5 March 2018

NYX Dark Circle Concealer, Medium : Review and Swatches

Hello hello!

Long time no see. I'm really sorry for that, I was caught up in such a whirlwind of events that for a short while blogging took the back seat. Alright now, I'm back with a hope to be more consistent in the coming months so you'll probably see more of me here!

And with that, let's jump into today's superstar- the NYX dark circle concealer, my saviour for tired looking eyes.


We've all been in that place where our eyes refuse to twinkle and dark shadows beneath give away last night's LOTR marathon.
What have I got for you, you ask? A creamy, orange-tinted concealer that banishes those pesky purple tones!

I have this in the shade Medium (DCC03), and it suits my fair to wheatish complexion well. This concealer is available in a total of 4 shades- fair, light, medium, and deep to cater to a variety of skin tones.


The concealer comes in a cute little plastic pot, with a sturdy screw on cap. I've travelled with this on a number of occasions without trouble, so it gets my stamp of safety.

A downside to this packaging is definitely compromised hygiene, but I believe that if your hands are clean and you're not sharing the product with someone else, it's alright. I personally use this concealer so often that I'm sure to run out before it has a chance to go bad!😛


The actual concealer is enriched with coconut oil and that accounts for its emollient texture. The cream does have a definite slip to it that oil gives, and it's evident every time I swirl my finger in it.

However, the very same property makes it feel wonderful on the under eye area. It smoothes onto the skin and blends so quickly! I love it! Interestingly it does not crease as bad as I thought it would, considering the formula. On most days, with a light layer, I can get away even without setting it, but if I layer it for more coverage, setting it in place is a must.


As you can see from the swatch below, this dark circle concealer has a salmon/orange tint to it as it works on the principle of colour correcting. Peach (for lighter skin tones) and orange (for deeper skin tones) cancels the purplish tones of dark circles, thereby giving you a brighter under-eye.

For a long time, I wanted to invest in the L. A. Girl orange corrector but held back as it seemed to be too strong an orange for my liking, something I would need to cover up with an actual foundation. This, on the other hand, can be used as it is which fits perfectly into my morning routine. Having to leave early for work leaves me with little time to sit down and do a full face of makeup, and to be honest, hospital environment isn't conducive to the same.

So that's why this little pot has become my everyday staple. Fuss-free, get's the job done, and cuts short the time that I need to make myself presentable after a late night of studying!


Price: 550INR for 2.9g

That's all for today! Let me know if you have tried colour correcting before, and especially if you have the L. A. Girl orange or peach correctors. How do those fare on you? Share in the comments below!
xoxo
Smriti
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