L.A. Girl Pro Concealers - Worth The Hype?

Hey, friends! Unless you've been living under a rock, or just don't spend as much time watching beauty videos as I do, you've probably heard of the L.A. Girl Pro Concealers. Every beauty guru seems to be raving about these things, claiming high coverage, easy use and cream contouring prospects - I like all of those words and so naturally I handed over my money as soon as I found a local retailer. I picked up four shades - Porcelain, Medium Bisque, Green Corrector and Orange Corrector - from Glamour Fairy, an awesome site that stocks a ton of brands which are hide to find in Australia, like Anastasia Beverly Hills. But I digress - let's talk concealer, shall we?

The factor which finally convinced me to invest in these concealers was that I'm Pasty McGhostFace and no drugstore concealer seems to be pale enough to use as a highlight. The only option I've found is the Maybelline Age Rewind, but the lightest shade is perpetually sold out. First world problems, but a problem nonetheless. I had a peak at the shade range L.A. Girl provides and was thrilled to see that they had so many options that cater for both yellow and pink undertones. Porcelain is the lightest colour available that still runs pink, and it works wonderfully for my skin tone - in fact, I'm currently using it to lighten a foundation which is too dark for my Winter mug.

I picked up Medium Bisque in the hopes of finding a cheap cream contouring option; it looked to be on the cooler side from the swatches I could see online and it didn't seem too much darker than my colouring. I'm pretty happy with my choice, it runs a little warmer than I imagined but it still works for shaping my face!

I'm always looking for a product which will combat redness - due to hormones and generally cranky skin, my face occasionally enjoys impersonating a tomato - but I haven't had much luck with green concealers in the past. I was hesitant about picking up the Green Corrector, however my sheep-like instincts kicked in when I saw a couple of beauty bloggers praising the stuff, naturally I had to follow suit. I have to say that it doesn't completely cancel out my redness, though it does a great job at neutralising my base before adding flesh-toned coverage. When I apply this before my foundation I notice a big difference in how well I can cover my problem areas, which is more than I can say for most of the green fix-its I've wiped on my face!

Finally I picked up the Orange Corrector in what can only be described as a moment of online shopping induced idiocy - these happen quite regularly in my life. So, shades such as this are perfect for concealing blue tones on the face, i.e. heavy dark circles, 5 o'clock shadow or prominent veins, I have none of these. A salmon toned corrector would work wonderfully on my dark circles, but this orange is far too tangerine for my face region, and so I 'm going to have to pass it on to my friend. I blame the fact that I was watching colour correcting tutorials at 2 a.m.

Consistency-wise these concealers are on the thicker side, which is greater for higher coverage but something to think about if you don't enjoy wearing a lot of product. Despite this, they are not too difficult to blend out (I prefer a beauty blender) nor do they cake and crease under your eye - the perfect combo, really.

The only real qualm I have with this product is the unhygienic and wasteful brush applicator. I find that even a doe foot is more sanitary than a brush, and uses much less product, but I try to keep everything as clean as possible by squeezing the concealer onto my finger and then applying to my face.

At $8AUD for 8g of product, I'd say these babies are definitely worth the hype! The shade range is incomparable at the price point, and they really do work well. Excuse me while I stock up on enough Porcelain to last my whole pasty life.

What is your current favourite concealer? I'm nosy and would love to know!

Sophia ♡


Thank you so much for reading, have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. medium bisque looks so dark in your photo? is it really that dark? i bought mine yesterday but have not received the parcel. if thats really the colour then its too dark for me :(