Review: Anne Weekes Camouflage Concealer || Correcting, Concealing, Contouring Tutorial
The lovely people from AnneWeekes.com, Ireland were so good to send me out this amazing camouflage concealer palette to try out! This Irish comany has been crowned "the best makeup" for covering pretty much everything...yep, you got it? This can cover it! Keep reading to find out what I thought and I'll even give you a little demo.
I was sent out this palette which contains all 14 shades of correctors and concealers. The camouflage concealers are hypoallergenic so they are great on even sensitive skin. The formula contains 50% mineral pigments, no fragrance,waterproof after powdering, SPF 15, isn't tested on animals and promises to last all day. If that doesn't just tickle your fancy then your on the wrong blog, mate.
There they all are, in all their splendor!
How does it apply?
It has quite a thick but pigmented consistency so a little goes a very long way. The creams are also very easy to mix so you can really get a good custom shade. You can use a brush or your fingers to blend it out, Anne Weekes recommend using your finger to pat it into your skin but you roll with whatever feels goood. It smoothed onto my skin really well and didn't wipe off while blending (like quite a few concealers do when you apply foundation over the top).
What about shade variety?
There are a lot of different shades with a nice mix of warm and cool tones. There is also a white which you can use to make the colour lighter. They recommend that you try before you buy because the colours on the site may appear lighter on the skin. But don't worry, you can pick between the small and the large sample pack. The large contains all 14 colours and costs €7 or the small contains the 7 most popular shades for €3.50. You can buy them here. I was sent the Makeup Artist Wooden Palette which you can pick up here for €70 if you want access to all the camouflage products for work as an MUA or in a salon etc.
I had blended some colours onto my hand to get the right shade. Afterwards I tried to remove it with just water and soap and it would not budge! One quick swipe with my micellar water/cleanser and it vanished. Really amazing!
How did it apply?
I'm yet to try covering my tattoo...it's a little hard to cover a tattoo on the back of your neck yerself so I'll have to call in my dab-handy boyf. But I did use these concealers to have a go at a bit of colour correcting, concealing and then using them to cream contour and highlight. Let me show you how it went:
In all honesty I don't have problematic skin or any issues I feel I need to hide. In fact I frequently go foundation-free. But for the sake of the testing I went all out. Around my nose there is some redness, blueish, green dark circles under my eyes and a bit more redness from dead pimples on the top of my brow and on the outer corner of my eye. It felt reeeeal gooood to scrutinise my face like that...*sigh*
Under my eye, I applied a red. This technique isn't uncommon and infact more people are doing it with their lipsticks for the hell of it. Normally, for my blue/purple/green bags I'd use a yellow but there is no yellow concealer strong enough in the kit so I went with this red/orange. (Red works better on more sallow, yellow/green/olive toned skin) So far so good! All applied with my fingers.
I then applied #5 concealer over the correctors, careful to pat it on not rub it in. It covered it really well! I would happily continue with my foundation routine at this point. If i wanted to finish it here with no foundation, I'd set it by pressing a translucent powder onto the concealer and it will hold all day.
Buuuuut I will take this a step further and use the creams to contour my face. I made a mix of #1 (white) and #5 to create a light highlight. I dabbed it on and continued the contour.
I patted #4 down the bridge of my nose, hollows of my cheek, eye socket, temples, jaw and forehead to shade my face.
Using my fingers, I blended the colours out to soften them. To finish, I dusted my face with the Translucent Powder they sent me too (from Kryolan). I'm hit and miss with this powder. Unless you press it into the skin you just look chalky. I have been using it for years and it never fails to amuse me. (You'll see the end result in the next picture FYI.)
Of course it won't look chalky in the photo haha! But the product itself blended out really well. Everything is concealed and flawless. I kept the coverage quite light but it was definitely and very easily buildable.
Look at that! That was a light application and it has concealed everything without any added cake!! Squeeee!
It blends really well and it won't move with further layering of cream products which I find a lot of concealers do!
Now, I have no blush or bronzer and clearly no makeup around my eyes or lips but you can see the coverage I was able to achieve from only using my fingers and the concealers.
How did it last?
Aaaaaaamazing...wouldn't you know. haha! But in all seriousness It lasted well. Actually, do you know what I noticed never happened? When dabbing the concealer over my lid and moved or blinked didn't bunch and roll up leaving lines on my lid. It also didn't sink into fine lines and make those really obvious lines either. Same goes for my pores, concealed but not emphasised. When my day was done, it appeared to have lasted without fading or transferring onto clothes, it didn't sink or slide on my face either.
Yeah, I really liked these actually... In all honestly I had my doubts after visiting their very basic but get-the-job-done website and the iridescent retro packaging but I'm really pleased I gave it a try! I have been looking for some good concealers for my professional Makeup Kit and I really wanted to find something other than MAC *yawn* so I was really glad I liked the Anne Weekes concealers because I love to support and recommend Irish brands. I just really wish there was a lemon yellow concealer available!
I could somewhat compare to the Kryolan Supra Palette of grease paints except the Anne Weekes products feel a lot powder-ier if that makes sense? The grease paints contain a lot oil thus are shiny and easy to move and blend on the skin (think for theatre productions) but the Anne Weekes concealers feel a lot lighter on the skin and not sticky or yucky. Yes, that is my professional, honest opinion; not yucky.
Tell me more! Tell me more!
Like does he have a car? Nope, Better than a car; Amazing customer service! I got to talk to some really lovely people who were friendly and really tailored my experience to me and my needs. Also, I'm pretty sure once you get one of these concealers, it will be hard to go back to anything else! So here's the facts;
A small container (15g/ml) costs €25 and a large container (25g/ml) costs €40. The concealers are so highly pigmented you just need a really small dab on your finger tip.
I enjoyed using these concealers. Super blendable, super buildable and a super friendly team! What's not to love? You can check them out at AnneWeekes.com for more information and to order your concealers.
*This post was sponsored. I was sent this product by Anne Weekes. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to review the product.