Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer

 

Claims
–Full coverage
–Blendable
–Evens and blurs out skin imperfections
–No heavy feel, weightless, coverage
–Formulated for all skin types and tones

Price
–$14
Ulta, juviasplace.com

Shade Range
–24
–My shade: J24

Pros
–Affordable
–Large doe foot applicator
–Simple, sleek packaging
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Cruelty free
–Easy to blend
–Full coverage
–Under eye area looked blurred and smooth
–Lives up all claims

Cons
–Availability :: Ulta or online only

Final Thoughts
I loved the foundation and was hoping the concealer would be just as good and it is! The shade range is impressive and there is a shade light enough for me as a skin tone match and to use as a brightening shade. I prefer a brighter under eye so I went with J24. If I wanted to use this for spot concealing, I would go up a shade. Like the foundation, it gives a blurred, smoothed finished. It was very easy to blend and sets so nicely with powder. You can’t beat the coverage or the price. This is definitely worth checking out and a product I am glad to have in my collection.

Corrector: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Powder: Fenty Pro Filt’r in Lavender

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Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer

Claims
–Lightweight finish
–Boost of moisture
–All day hydration
–Hyaluronic acid
–Covers blemishes, evens skintone, counteracts dark circles
–Sheer, satin finish
–Won’t settle into lines
–Smooth, delicate application

Price
–$10
Ulta, revolutionbeauty.com
–0.45 oz

Shade Range
–50 at revolutionbeauty.com
–16 at Ulta
–My shade: C0.2

Pros
–Affordable
–Hyaluronic acid
–Cruelty free
–Easy to blend
–Lightweight
–Don’t have to dip in multiple times
–Full coverage
–Under eye area looked soft, smooth, and blurred

Cons
–Availability :: Ulta or online, not all shades available at Ulta

Final Thoughts
My perfect shade in the Makeup Revolution line is 0.5, but Ulta didn’t have this shade available so I went with C0.2. This shade was a little more yellow, but it worked and brightened up the under eye area. It was super easy to blend and I loved that I didn’t have to dip in multiple times. My under eye area looked like it had a filter on it, it was so smooth and blurred. If I wanted a shade to spot conceal, I would definitely need C0.5, but C0.2 works for a bright under eye which I prefer. I love and recommend this 100%. A foundation was released with this concealer and I’ve been testing it as well. That review will be up Friday so be sure to come back!

Corrector: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Powder in Translucent
Tool: elf Total Face sponge

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Foundation Friday: Dior Backstage Face & Body

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Claims
–Natural, matte finish
–Medium, buildable coverage
–Waterproof
–Sweat-resistant

Price
–$40 for 1.6 oz
Sephora, dior.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: 0 Neutral

Pros
–Shade range
–More than standard 1.o oz of product I.e. fair price
–Packaging
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Longlasting
–Didn’t cling or cake on dry skin

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Fragranced
–Hard to access :: Sephora exclusive, but not at all Sephora stores

Final Thoughts
Meghan Markle wore this on her wedding day so naturally I had to try it. However, none of the Sephora stores near me carried it so it took me forever to get a sample of it. You can definitely building this up to medium coverage, but you are not going to get full coverage with this one. There is a strong fragrance, but it doesn’t linger. It has a very liquid-y, runny consistency so be careful when you pour it. I needed extra coverage on my chin so I added some Makeup Revolution Conceal + Define Foundation in F0.5. This is a good foundation, but I wouldn’t buy the full size, I prefer full coverage.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tools: Morphe M439 Brush

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Foundation Friday: Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear

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Claims
–Hydrating
–Longwear
–Comfortable
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Natural finish
–Skin looks like skin

Price
–$35 for 1.08 oz
Sephora, fentybeauty.com

Shade Range
–50
–My shade: 110

Pros
–Packaging, pump!
–Shade range
–Cruelty free
–Little more than standard 1.0 oz
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Finish isn’t overly dewy like some hydrating foundations can be

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability (Sephora exclusive)
–Dry and cling-y when set with powder
–Broke apart
–Didn’t last all day

Final Thoughts
The original foundation was way too matte so I was excited that they released a hydrating formula. I got a sample at Sephora to try so I could decide whether or not I wanted to buy the full size. I highly recommend everyone do that! The coverage is light to high medium and builds nicely. You are not going to get full coverage with this formula. You can still see some blemishes peeking through with 2 layers. I used it with my Catrice powder and it was not a good match. I know it’s the foundation though because that powder works with every other foundation just fine. I always set with a powder and the Catrice is my go to. I’m not sure how it will work/hold up if you don’t set it. I could try it with a different powder, but I have other, cheaper foundations that I prefer. It broke apart and wore off on my chin and forehead. This is a pass for me.

Primer: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, elf Blur Stick, Urban Decay b6 Spray
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
Tool: elf Total Face Sponge 
Setting Spray: Catrice Dewy Glow

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Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer

 

Claims
–Full coverage
–Lightweight
–Waterproof
–Transfer & smudge resistant
–Lasts up to 24 hours
–Smooth, seamless finish

Price
–$9.99 at Target
–$9.98 at Wal Mart
–$11.99 at Ulta
–$11.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–12
–My shade: 05 Ivory

Pros
–Unique applicator and packaging
–Full coverage
–Easy to blend
–Worked with other complexion products
–Minimal creasing
–Lightweight

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Shade range
–Don’t get a lot of product on the applicator, have to dip multiple times

Final Thoughts
I love the other complexion products from the Super Stay line so I was really excited to try this out. The lightest shade matches me perfectly; however, I prefer a lighter shade to brighten up my under eye area. To achieve that brightness, I will have to add in some white concealer or another lighter shade. Not a big deal to me, but worth mentioning. It is a great shade to use to spot conceal with though. The packaging is unique, but I don’t care for it. So many other drugstore concealers have been going for packaging similar to Tarte Shape Tape so props to Maybelline for trying something different. I don’t like that you don’t get much product on the wand and you have to dip multiple times. I have fine lines under my eyes so I’m going to get some settling and some creasing with any concealer I use, this one didn’t accentuate those and wasn’t any worse so calling it a win. I’m rating this was as MEH because I don’t like it alone for it’s intended use. It’s not bad by any means, but it didn’t knock my socks off either.

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Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Power Play

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Claims
–Longwearing
–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweatproof
–Matte finish
–Won’t oxidize
–Shine control

Price
–$44 for 1.18 oz
Sephora, coverfx.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: N0

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Gluten free
–Shade match for me
–Building coverage, full coverage with 2 layers
–Shade range
–Didn’t cake or cling to dryness
–No parabéns or phthalates

Cons
–Expensive
–Looks a little powdery when set

Final Thoughts
This is a really good shade match for me and I love that it’s full coverage. It worked well with my other complexion products too. Overall, I liked it, but I would buy the full size. There are cheaper foundations that are just as good.

Primer: Becca First Light Priming Filter
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Loose in Fair
Tools: Japonesque Brush

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Foundation Friday: beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear

 

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Claims
–Weightless
–Wears up to 24 hours
–Matte finish
–Never looks cakey
–Buildable coverage

Price
–$40
Sephora, beautyblender.com

Shade Range
–44
–My shade: 1.00C

Pros
–Innovative design and concept
–Shade range
–Vegan
–Easy to blend
–Long lasting
–No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Hyaluronic acid
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Cruelty free
–Gluten free
–Lightweight
–Good formula
–Packaging locks=no mess

Cons
–Sephora exclusive

Final Thoughts
I’m always hesitant to try matte foundations since my skin is dry, but I LOVE this one. It didn’t look dry or cakey on my skin. The coverage is bomb and a little product goes a long way. It’s obviously intended to be used with a beautyblender, but it looked good with a brush too. I would definitely buy the full size.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: LOreal Hydra Powder
Tool: Morphe M439 Brush

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