Saturday, 11 April 2015

Review: KIKO Dark Circle Concealer

KIKO Dark Circle Concealer 01 Porcelain Review

I'm back with another KIKO product to add to your shopping lists, people! This time, it's a complexion product - the Dark Circle Concealer. I've seen snippets of this before online and was quite intrigued by the look of it. KIKO brought out a whole line of undereye concealers and correctors (see the rest on their website here and here), and originally I wanted to get the yellow Dark Circle Tone Eraser, and I could have sworn I put that in my basket ... but somehow I ended up with the Dark Circle Concealer in 01 Porcelain. I think it has something to do with my mum and I both wanting to get one of them in different shades and some mix up happened. Oh well - at least I still ended up with the right shade! On to my review ... 

KIKO Dark Circle Concealer 01 Porcelain Review

The packaging is especially nice with this product. It comes in a dinky little bottle with an integrated pump - as you can see on the picture, it's pretty small if you compare it to my (very regular-sized haha) fingers. I'm always so amazed when products that are on the cheaper end of the spectrum come with such great packaging and include a decent pump - it looks nice, and it's more hygienic than most other forms of application. The amount of product you get out of the bottle with one pump is more than enough to use for both of your undereye areas, so be aware of that; normally I even have a tiny amount of unused product left, but I'm okay with that. 

I have the lightest shade of the Dark Circle Concealer range, and when I first used it, it came out looking a bit darker than I expected it to be and with a bit of a salmon-y tinge. Applied to the face however, it works really well in concealing dark shadows under the eyes and it's actually a really good colour match. The texture is thin for a liquid product, but I find that it helps to blend very easily into the skin. I would recommend blending this concealer in with a small fluffy brush - I suppose the Real Techniques Setting Brush would be quite nice for that purpose, but unfortunately I don't own it myself! 

I have no issues with creasing, which I think is due to the thin texture and the easy blendability; I normally set it with some sort of powder, and then it lasts for the whole day. This range of concealers currently offers 8 shades that range from very light (01 Porcelain) to quite dark (08 Cocoa), so it also caters to women of colour to a certain extent, which I think is really great. 

One bottle contains 5 ml of product which is pretty average - in comparison, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, that's around the same price depending where you get it from, contains 6,8 ml of product. The KIKO Dark Circle Concealer costs 8,90€ and is definitely not the cheapest KIKO product I own, but I feel like with this one you pay a bit extra for the packaging and the pump, which is justifiable in my opinion. 

Verdict: Yet another KIKO product I can recommend without hesitation! For anyone who wants to see it in action, I'll try to put up a FotD post featuring this concealer very soon! :)

What's your favourite drugstore/cheap-ish concealer? Let me know in the comments! :) 

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