Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Product Review -- ColourPop No Filter Concealer

From the moment that I first tried ColourPop's Super Shock Shadows a couple of years back, I've been a pretty big fan of nearly all of their products.

There are a couple that I haven't gotten around to trying -- I haven't tried any of the brow products, for example, mainly because I just don't get very excited about brow stuff in general and I'd rather spend my money on other things -- but I am pretty much always waiting with bated breath to see what they're coming out with next.

So I was pretty giddy when I heard that the brand was finally venturing into complexion products with a line of concealers. The No Filter Concealer is described as a lightweight, creamy concealer with soft blurring pigments -- um, okay, sign me the hell up!

The concealers are available in 16 shades, and because I'm pale as a ghost, I purchased it in the two lightest shades, Fair 5 and Fair Neutral 10.

ColourPop No Filter Concealer
The concealer comes in a plastic tube with a doe-foot applicator like many other concealer. These doe-foot is a little different, though, in that it's extremely soft and very flexible, so it works well for following the curves of your face and getting into all the nooks and crannies.

ColourPop No Filter Concelear in Fair 5 (l.) and Fair Neutral 10 (r.)

ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair 5

ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair Neutral 10

The formula is fairly thin, but extremely creamy. The concealer blends into the skin very easily and does dry down to a matte finish. I wouldn't say it's a drying concealer, though -- I don't have any problem using it under my eyes (and setting it with powder in that area either). 

It might not be completely full coverage, but it's not off by much. If you were using it all on its own without any foundation or other face product, you'll probably need two layers to cover darker marks on the skin. The good news is that the foundation is thin enough that it's buildable without getting cakey. 

But still, a little does go a long way, so unless you have extremely dark spots, you really don't need much to get the job done.

The No Filter Concealer is only $6, which is definitely a bargain, but keep in mind that you're only getting 0.14 ounces of product. 

For comparison, Tarte Shape Tape contains 0.338 ounces and Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer provides 0.23 ounces. 

Those high end concealers obviously cost considerably more, though. For a drugstore comparison, Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer provides 0.25 ounces and retails for about $9. The NYX HD Photogenic Concealer contains 0.11 ounces and retails for about $5.

In terms of color matching, neither Fair 5 or Fair Neutral 10 are a perfect match on their own. Fair 5 is light enough, but its undertone is a bit too yellow for my skin tone. Fair Neutral 10 has the perfect undertone, but is too dark for my skin.

ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair 5 (l.) and Fair Neutral 10 (r.)

I've been mixing them together or using a bit of Kat Von D Lock-It Creme Concealer in White Out with Fair Neutral 10

I'm hoping that ColourPop will add some more shades -- because it definitely seems like they're lacking shades on the darker end of the spectrum too. I would like a Fair 0 shade that's super light and leans pink or neutral in its undertone.

Overall, though, this is a really nice, affordable concealer that will work for many people -- and ColourPop is coming to Sephora this holiday season so if you don't like purchasing complexion products without being able to test in person, you'll hopefully be able to check out the concealer in person!

Have you tried the ColourPop No Filter Concealer? Are you a fan?

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