Hey guys! Today, I am going to review the Conceal & Brighten Kit from the Pro-Base range by Makeup Academy*. I have used this a few times now and I think that I have enough thoughts on the product to write and conclude my opinion about it.
Firstly, this conceal and brighten kit comes in a plastic trio and I really do like the packaging. For a trio worth £3.50 it is very good. The first thing I noticed about the product was that the first two colours from the left of the palette were perfect for me – even though this was the lightest palette available. But I wished that they were slightly lighter since I like my concealer and highlighter to be a few shades lighter than my skin so they actually highlight my skin. If you are not tanned this could be a problem for you as these shades will surely be too dark for your skin tone.
‘Perfectly blendable camouflage for almost any skin imperfection including blemishes, scars, birthmarks and under eye circles. Also contains highlight cream to transform your complexion with luminescent shimmer.’ – MUA
I had to apply a few coats of the product to my under eyes as it doesn’t have the best pigmentation. Even after applying a few coats, my eye bags weren’t completely concealed so highlighting wasn’t the first thing in mind for me. Nevertheless, I found that it gave me quite a natural finish which most concealers do not give me and wasn’t caky at all. The lasting time of this product isn’t the best if I am honest with you. When I applied this the first time it didn’t last as long as an hour and a half or so before it creased. The second time, I set it with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and it lasted about three hours maximum before I noticed a major crease. This is till not satisfactory lasting time for me and for this reason, I wouldn’t choose to wear it on a day-to-day basis under the eyes. As it doesn’t have a high coverage I don’t think I’d wear it on any spots or pigmentation either. This is sad for me because I really do like the finish of the concealer and the fact that is is creamy/blendable.
A big negative for me with this palette was that I had no idea which shades were the highlight and which were concealer. Or were they all concealers that could highlight? I don’t know. MUA didn’t tell you anything about this on the packaging or online so that was pretty annoying. However, I noticed that the last shade had tiny specks of glitter in it which implied that it was the highlight. To my surprise this was the darkest shade in the palette and was way too dark for even my skin tone! Also, it had pinkish undertones which I thought would be a better used as a blusher/bronzer that a highlighter. Despite this fact, I applied it to where my highlight would usually go along with the apples of my cheek and it didn’t look too bad after blending it out. It actually acted as a natural blush more than anything.
If you are someone who doesn’t mind your concealer creasing after around three hours as long as you get that natural finish, this is the concealer for you. Also, if you are a beginner to makeup I would probably start with this as it isn’t expensive and it’s very easy to use. I really do wish that I could wear it more often but the fact that it creases after such a short time takes this concealer out of my preference zone. If you would like to check it out on the MUA website click HERE – it is sold out at the moment. If you would like to browse the Pro-Bade line by MUA out click HERE. If you would like to visit the MUA website please click HERE.
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