There’s nothing like concealer to dramatically transform your skin, according to renowned makeup expert Bobbi Brown. Concealer is one item in a woman’s beauty arsenal that can dramatically change the appearance. Used correctly, concealer can brighten a tired face, it can cover up blemishes and it can totally conceal under-eye circles. Today Iam reviewing one concealer from my Sister’s vanity bag about whom I’ve told you all in my earlier post. My sister Aaliya has under eye circles problems since her college days and concealer are like an indispensible item in her vanity bag. As she stepped into her thirties, anti aging regime idea revolution hit her with full of its intensity and she became desperate to get concealer, foundation, compacts and every other makeup item with anti aging properties.
Her favorite makeup brand is Revlon so her first choice was to get such a Revlon product. Since she was having Revlon Colorstay Mineral Foundation which was yet to get over so she decided to get a concealer instead. She entered a Revlon counter in UAE and told the SA about her requirement of concealer with anti aging properties. SA offered her Revlon age defying concealer with Botafirm and claimed that this concealer hides dark circles and imperfections while providing a smooth, long-lasting, crease-free effect. It is ideal for hydrating and protecting the delicate skin around the eye and contains powerful Botafirm to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin texture. This product not only conceals dark circles but also provide instant and long-lasting wrinkle-filling and pore-refining benefits and strengthens elasticity of the skin. After this detailed speech(read marketing gimmick) of the SA Aaliya was left with no choice but to purchase a pack of this concealer for her
Visibly reduce wrinkles by 87% in just 2 weeks. It is a patented blend of hexapeptides and botanicals, to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles by 87% while firming, for dramatically younger-looking skin. The medium coverage formula with SPF 20 blends away imperfections, for a radiant, flawless finish.Formulated for your skin type. Available in a hydration-rich Dry Skin formula and an oil-free Normal / Combination Skin formula.
Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm SPF 20 Shade available: 3
02- Light/Pale(Shade being reviewed here).
Quantity and rate: 2.8 gms for 42 AED (App.Rs.700/-)
What is Botafirm?
Botafirm is a line inhibiting complex of botanicals and hexapeptide.
Titanium dioxide, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Boron nitride, Lauroyl Lysine.
- Botafirm infused Formula helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it conceals under eye circles.
- Moisturizes Skin and diminishes the look of puffy Eyes. Ophthalmologist tested.
My experience with Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm:
This concealer comes in maroon case with flip cap. The cap is transparent in the middle with Revlon engraved in it. The cap shuts tightly with a click sound and make the packaging travel friendly one.This is a thick creamy concealer which has dry consistency and so takes time for blending. Owing to its thicker formula a little goes a long way Aaliya is using this regularly for about 2 months and there’s barely a dent in it as you can make-out from the pictures.
It stays for 6-7 hours and starts to fade after that. It creases around the fine lines of eye area but after setting set it with loose powder it stays put although appears a bit cakey .
Now the shade part- since it comes in limited 3 shades only it was difficult to get exact match. Since both neutralizer and medium shades were a bit dark for her so she opted for light/pale shade. Although that shade looks ok in the store light but when she came home and applied it later she realized that it was actually too light for her skin tone which imparted a sort of ashy cast in the under eye area. Thus the colour proved wrong for her and the dryness of the product was also disappointing.
Now about the anti aging claim- since Aaliya don’t have noticeable fine lines or wrinkles in under eye area (how could it be, she is just 30 years and 2 months ) so it is difficult for her to comment on this claim. However owing to its dry texture I don’t think this will provide enough moisturization, leave alone the claim of improving the elasticity of the skin.
What I like about of Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm:
- You need very tiny amount every time so this product really lasts ages.
- Contains SPF.
- Travel friendly packaging.
What I don’t like about Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm:
- Extremely drying.
- Appears cakey and heavy if set with loose powder/compact.
- Difficult to blend.
- Limited shades selection.
- Even after setting it with powder it ran into creases.
Shall I recommend this: There are more Cons in the product than the pros- hence I don’t recommend this.
Have you tried Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm?
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