And quarantine shopping continues…
I’ve always skirted hydrating products because I have oily skin and they tend to amplify the shine I have throughout the day. But now, with the aid of a steady skincare routine, my skin isn’t over producing oils and I’ve felt more comfortable playing with products that aren’t matte. So, with e.l.f. being so cost effective, I decided to give their Hydrating Camo Concealers a try. Old habits die hard, so I also picked up one of their 16HR Camo Concealers (would’ve been two if the other shade I wanted wasn’t sold out), some sponges, and a cream shadow. They also had a free gift promo going on, so I received two of their moisturizing lipsticks complimentary 🙂
I haven’t done a wear test on these yet (waiting for my Colour Pop Tinted Moisturizer to arrive), but I will say that the swatches alone had me impressed. These bad boys are definitely full coverage with a satin finish. The level of sheen when first applied is pretty much the same as after they set and that happens fast (*read* work quick). They’re tacky after dry down, which leads me think these will work well with setting powder on top – a great comfort to me since I’m still nervous about not wearing a matte finish. I wouldn’t say that they’re transfer proof (*read* careful with those hugs), but I think it’s a safe bet that they’ll stay put.
Now, this 16HR Camo Concealer… baybeh… she is MATTE. So much so that I’m nervous to apply her on these creasy under eyes of mine. Like the hydrating concealer, she dries down quick, so don’t wait long to blend- you’ll make your life difficult haha. Coverage is also not an issue here. The shade I would have used to highlight was sold out, so I’ll try to do some correcting with this one, though it may be a bit too neutral for me.
Lastly, one random piece of advise, if you decide to try out both concealer lines, play close attention to the swatches provided on the site. Both lines use the same shade names; however you’ll see in my swatches that the undertones in Rich Chocolate differed between the formulas. I don’t know that this is the same across the board, but felt I should mention it.
Anywhos, enjoy the swatches and let me know if you have any questions you want me to address in my update!