Thursday, 30 July 2015

The drugstore Yellow Colour Corrector/Concealer that beats MAC's Highlight pen in 'Light boost'

Hey everyone! 

In-case you missed it on my instagram or most recent YouTube video I thought I would introduce you (here on my blog) to a product I am loving!

It is the Physicians Formula Youthful wear concealer!(in yellow/light)
 

Physicians formula is brand new to me - I had never used any of their products until I picked up this concealer recently out of interest (I lost my makeup bag during 4th of July celebrations so I had to do some re-stocking of the essentials). I am so glad I found this!!!

I believe the yellow side is very comparable and may I say BETTER than mac's 'light boost' pen as it has a thicker consistency which means less product is needed to 'colour correct'! and it's also cheap! ($12.99). The reason I like this product so much is because it has 3 sections - 1) a yellow colour corrector for correcting and brightening darkness around the eyes! 2) a skin tone concealer stick for concealing and 3) a roll on applicator to spread the product and sooth the under eye! I've had some sleepless nights (hello insomnia) lately but when I've used this product the next morning you would never know I had barely slept (and I'm someone who lack of 8hours zZz! Shows immediately!). The only thing I would say which is slightly negative(though not really) is that you need to move/blend the yellow side asap once applied as it sticks to the skin very quickly almost like a gel! The concealer side is creamy and easy to blend!

Anyway, I LOVE it so I thought I'd introduce you to it if you missed my other posts or have never heard of/tried this product/brand!
In the description section for this product on Walgreen's.com it gives a quick review stating:
"Look up to 10 years younger instantly!"
This product is...

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free
  • Paraben free
  • Gluten free
  • Dermatologist approved
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Clinically tested
Walgreen's: It is the 1st Ever Cosmecutical Concealer and the Complete concealing solution combines two concealers and a professional blending tool to deliver flawless coverage.
  • High performance formulas help undo the visible signs of aging, restoring firmness & elasticity and improving skin's appearance instantly and long-term!
    • Light Cream can be used on any imperfection and blends easily for lightweight, buildable coverage
    • Light Stick can be used on any imperfection for line-smoothing, fuller coverage
As a lot of my blog readers are Irish I did some google research to make sure Physicians formula was available in Ireland before I wrote this post and I found an article on Beaut.ie saying that as of summer last year Physicians formula was introduced in Ireland and was going to be in pharmacies nation wide as of August 2014! If you haven't seen it so far perhaps you may have bypassed it (as I did) before now and gone for the brands you did know such as L'Oreal or Maybelline! anyway next time definitely stop at the Physicians formula stand and take a closer look! I know I for one will definitely try more of the brand now that I've found this amazing product *****

If you do pick it up definitely let me know what you think! :)


You can see a demonstration of this concealer below in my video on 'strobing'!



and here is some background info on "colour correcting"

Concealer Basics: The Color Wheel

color_wheelMastering the art of concealer has a lot to do with understanding the basics of color correction. You know how I’m saying makeup is an art form? Well, remember learning about the color wheel in elementary school art class?  Way back when, we learned how colors directly across from another cancels the other out.
For instance, red is directly across from green on the color wheel. The color green will neutralize the color red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes. By simply referring to the color wheel, you’ll better understand how to make those annoying problem areas vanish. Now that we got our art lesson for the day out of the way, let’s move on to discuss the uses for which each color concealer is best suited.
Lots of Love, 
Shahira Xo
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