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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer | The Best Drugstore Concealer

It's been quite a while since I've used anything from E.L.F Cosmetics. In fact it's been years(like 5 or 6 years perhaps). Yep, a longgg time. They only started stocking E.L.F in my local Superdrug store last year, and sadly none of their products managed to catch my eye, until now.

I recently popped into Superdrug and scanned through the stores, seeing what was new in. There seemed to be a few new concealer launches which was exciting as I'm always on the look out for a new drugstore concealer. I was drawn in by the new E.L.F Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer from the get go. It claimed to be full coverage and have 16 hour wear. I mean, 16 hours?! That's crazy right? Surely not?
ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer
The 16 Hr Camo Concealer is available in 18 different shades and they are all arranged by skin tone(Light, Fair, Medium, Tan, Deep) and undertone(Cool, Neutral, Warm) which I find really handy. It makes it easier to select the correct shade for you. The shade range is incredible. I'm so impressed. I would be surprised if you couldn't find a shade that didn't suit you.

I picked out two different shades that fall into the Fair category, Fair Warm and Fair Beige. I swatched them both in store but I couldn't quite pick which shade would be best for me right on the spot. I'm quite glad I picked them both out though. They both have different purposes. Fair Warm has yellow undertones but it's quite pale which I love, and I like to use it under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, on the forehead, chin and I even sometimes use it to sharpen up my cream contour too. Fair Beige is slightly darker than Fair Warm with neutral undertones and I like to use that to cover up any spots or scarring.
ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer
The concealer looks fairly bulky but it's quite lightweight and I like that the packaging is see through so you can see what shade you'll be getting straight from the off. Inside is a rather sizeable doe foot applicator(similar to that of the Tarte Shape Tape) which I was a little scared to use at first as it's not exactly precise, but I soon found myself loving it.

The formula is creamy and a little thick. Not a lot of product is needed to get the coverage you need. The only thing with it being a thick formula is that it sets quite quickly so you'll need to blend it out as soon as you apply it. It sets to a matte finish but I still feel the need to set it with powder. It's a habit of mine. Due to the matte finish I'm unsure as to whether it would work for those with dry or mature skin but for those with oily or combination skin like myself, it works wonderfully.
  It looks completely flawless from the moment I apply it until hours lately and I've only ever experienced creasing once when I didn't blend the concealer in straightaway. Ever since then I've had no issues with creasing. My skin looks almost airbrushed with the combination of the ELF 16 Hr Camo Concealer and my HG foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear.

If you have any redness, discolouration or dark circles then I highly recommend you give this concealer a go. At £5 a pop it is certainly worth a try. I am so impressed with the coverage it gives and the longevity. I've never quite experienced a drugstore concealer like this before. I will forever be repurchasing this. It's an absolute steal.
ELF Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer Top: Fair Warm Bottom: Fair Beige

I really do hope it's a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape as others are saying(I've never personally tried it myself before). I could never shell out £20+ for a concealer. I'm telling you, this concealer is a game changer. I'm sure you'd find that out if you tried it out yourself.

As well as ELF Cosmetics online you can also purchase the E.L.F Cosmetics 16 Hr Camo Concealer here from Superdrug.

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