Friday, 21 March 2014

Review: LA Girl Pro Concealer!!!


All 18 shades in all its Glory!!!
Hello my darlings,  I hope your week went well?  Mine was cool, busy at the studio, doing what i love!
Today's post is one i felt  if i didn't do, it would be pure injustice. After hearing and reading so many good things about this product, i knew i had to get it.



LA Girl PRO.conceal
HD. high-definition concealer

What LA Girl Says:

Crease resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.


The LA Girl pro concealer has been compared to MAC Prolong wear concealer, most people  ( especially on youtube and instagram) can swear its a perfect dupe.  All the makeup girls are raving about it and  how it gives them the life.

It comes in a squeezeable tube, has a brush applicator, and  it's available in  18 different shades, for all skin tones whether you are red, yellow or pink.


Swatches of all 18 Shades...
Swatched



All 18 Shades include:

  • Natural
  • Classic Ivory
  • Creamy Beige
  • Pure Beige
  • Medium Bisque
  • Nude
  • Medium Beige
  • Cool Tan
  • Warm Sand 
  • Almond
  • Warm Honey
  • Toffee
  • Fawn
  • Toast
  • Beautiful Bronze
  • Chestnut
  • Espresso
  • Dark Cocoa 

My Thoughts:

Aside the 18 shades i got for my work kit, i picked up 5 shades for myself.  I got 2 for normal concealing, 2 for highlighting and 1 for contouring. 

For normal concealing i got: Toffee and Fawn
For a natural highlighting: Cool Tan
For a bright but still natural highlighting: Medium Beige
For contouring: Beautiful Bronze

LA Girl pro concealer is the BOOOOOOOOOOMB!!! 

It doesn't crease, very blendable and long lasting. It doesn't feel cakey or heavy in anyway. I also love the brush applicator it comes with, and sometimes I could use mine directly on my face, and for clients I just press the tube on to the back of my hand.  To keep the brush applicator sanitary, after each use, I spray alcohol on it and replace the cover.This product is so so affordable, infact permit me to say CHEAP, but the quality is high end. It is very pigmented and so a pea size amount is perfect for my under eyes. 

A few downsides to this product;  Choosing a shade online can be difficult, because the pictures don't really reflect the true colour. Even though it dispenses very smoothly, the brush applicator may soak up and waste some product, so you have to be very cautious while squeezing.

Overall, I would have to say I am very impressed!  For a drugstore product, I can easily say it is one of the best available in the market right now.  I got the pack of 18 shades for $31.99 and my individual shades of $1.99 from ikatehouse. Can you beat that??? 

If you love online shopping like me, you can get these babies from the following foreign sites:
www.ikatehouse.com at $1.99
www.cherryculture.com at $2.50
www.beautyjoint.com at $2.50
www.lagirlusa.com at $5


They sell out very fast, so you may have to keep checking for updates. 

If you are in Lagos you can also get these from the following retailers...

Poise at The Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki at N1,200
MyMakeupNG www.beautyrevolutionng.com at N1,200

Has anyone else tried this concealer? Share your thoughts... 










19 comments:

  1. This is super cheap.. As long as you say they are amazing I trust they are!

    Dee, I have to come in for some serious make over o... Then I can determine which shades to get for myself.

    You should have some serious thought about starting a youtube channel. I'll be the 1st to subscribe.

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  2. What are the last 6 shades on ur arm pls?

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  3. @Ms.Ijay, sure you should come for a makeover!! Don't worry once my first video is up on youtube, you'll get a notification! @ Anon: its fawn,toast, beautiful bronze,chestnut, espresso and dark cocoa! Fawn d lighters of the 6 and dark coca the darkest of the 6

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  4. I couldn't agree more. I LOOOVEEE IT ehn. Got mine for 1800 from a friend in O.A.U and I got fawn and toast. Toast for natural concealing and fawn for highlighting. It doesn't crease, easy to blend. Infact I cannot over emphasize how easy it is to blend. It just so beautiful. I am so going to get the remaining later. Totally love it

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  5. when you ordered yours from ikate house were they delivered to you in nigeria?

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  6. what was the postal code you used? bcause i have also been trying to order from ikate house and it isnt goin through

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  7. Hi dear, you can't use a Nigerian billing or Shipping address to order from ikatehouse! I used an address in nyc...

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  8. hello Chloe.i plan on picking up sm of these up but i dont know what shade to go with.u seem to be same complexion as myself.pls for reference, have u ever used a mary kay or black opal foundation. if u ve what shades did u use.thanx

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  9. Nice concealers. Just got some shades, can't wait to try them.

    www.melysbeauty.com

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  10. Wow,i got mine dark cocoa and toast in benin for 490 naira each

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  11. Phil HaLlmark supermarket Benin city

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  12. Thanks for the swatches! They are creamy and lovely. Where did you purchase them?
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Aveeno Philippines

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  13. nice review and clear swatching you sed u used an addy in NYC, HOW DD U GO Abt it, cos i wanna order from the same site, but my at my friend's name in texas. cos my name would be on the credit card for payment. do u think i shud write my friend's name as the owner of the good, for effective claming? thanks.

    enjoyed your updates on the newyork fashion week, wiv aunty bimpe! thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks niellascreation, you can use ur friends credit card and address! Its easier that way

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  14. Please I use mary kay 507,what shades should I get for concealing and highlighting and even bronzing?

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  15. Hi dear.
    Please I tried getting the LA girl concealer all 18shades from ikatehouse.com but they sent me a mail that they don't have a direct carrier to Nigeria but they have some Nigerian customers that buy from them but these customers have a carrier in US then the carrier in US then ships directly to them in Nigeria. Please how did you order yours?

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  16. Hello, Thank you SO much for the swatches, I want to know which one is slimier to Mac pro longwear concealer NC30?
    Thank you SO much.

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  17. I just got mine today and it's my first time

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  18. Hi I'm new to make up and I need help with picking out a concealer. I use Mary Kay foundation in bronze 507 which shade is good for contouring, highlighting and concealing. Thanks

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