Thursday, 14 January 2016

L.A. Girl PRO conceal review


I have read a lot of good things about the L.A. Girl pro concealers on the internet, so much so, I wanted to try them out for myself - and boy was I impressed. I purchased four colours: the green and orange for colour correcting, 'pure beige' for concealing and 'espresso' for contouring. I can pretty much say they are amazing. The product is so pigmented that you only really need to dab it on to get colour.

I bought the products online from Lustre Cosmetics at the price of £4.99 each. The tubes are small, but you get the most out of your money, as you hardly need to use any. I would also apply in dots rather than a solid line of colour to make it easier to blend. I love the colour 'espresso' as it is more dirty brown, rather than and orangey brown which makes it perfect for contouring, as it creates the illusion of a shadow.Once applied the colour sets quickly, so I wouldn't leave it there for too long before blending.

My pictures below were taken in daylight. However, I mostly prefer to contour for evening events, as I think it can be a bit much for daytime. Plus, evening lighting is more flattering on the contour..

Here are pictures before and after I concealed and contoured my face.


Before


During


After


After



In the 'after' pictures, I have also added some mascara, blush and lipstick, but the pictures have not been retouched whatsoever. Promise! I think it's great how just a little bit of contouring can add definition to the face.

However, remember to contour for your face shape. Our faces are all different so tailoring your contour to suit you is important. Below, I have posted a little guide for face contouring. You'll notice the oval shape has no contouring as this is considered the 'perfect' shape in the make up industry.


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Read more at http://beautybyimpulse.com/contouring-according-to-face-shape/#QEdyeFiqPhg8cgBu.99




Have you tried contouring before? Do you love or hate it? Let me know if you've tried these products or contouring. I would love to hear from you.

Amina xx




8 comments:

  1. I love these concealers! Although the shades I bought to "highlight" are way too dark for my extremely pale skin, I am obsessed with the darker shade I bought for contouring. I must give the green and orange a go! Brilliant review x

    Caoimhe | Blend and Bronze

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    1. I know, it's so hard when you purchase the colours online to get an exact match. I guess I got lucky. However, I use my lighter shade as a concealer rather than highlight as it wasn't light enough. Thanks for the comment!

      Amina xx

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  2. I've only ever used powder products for contouring, but I have been curious about using liquid/creme contour products. Very creative, using different coloured concealers for contouring!

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

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    1. Thank you! I tend to use powder in the day and cream for an evening look. You should give it a go!

      Amina xx

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  3. I am dying to try these! I love the end result on you x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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    1. I was the same, I had to try them out! You won't be dissapointed if you do try them!
      Amina xx

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  4. Stunning pictures...will need to try these as it sounds perfect for a beginner in contouring ....Sonia B x

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they have a brush on the tip too which makes it easy to apply straight onto the face.
      Amina xx

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