Product Review: LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
I've been using the LA Girl Pro Concealer since it was introduced by others from the Youtube Beauty Community. I have developed a relationship with my LA Girl Pro Concealer and I must say, she's here to stay. I had to review this product and give my personal thoughts and insight on the product to let you know just what I think about the concealer and why I there will be a lasting relationship with the concealer.
What I like about the concealer
I love several different things about this concealer.
The LA Girl Pro Conceal concealer has a great creamy consistency. It's not drying and it's not greasy. The good news about this product is you won't have an ashy look, and it won't (what I like to call) cook up on your skin giving you a shiny/oily appearance. It's just right in regard to consistency.
When applied correctly (using the right tools and setting powder), it won't separate or crease.
It's super blendable and can be used to mask any blemishes or dark spots on my face.
Gives a light to full coverage look (it's buildable).
At the end of the day, it's still intact from early morning application. I have combination skin, depending on the weather, my face can become extremely oily or extremely dry.
SUPER AFFORDABLE. Who would have thought a product valued as low as $1.99 would be this great? The consistency of the concealer works well with both all skin types (oily, combination, dry).
What I don't like about the concealer
There is one thing in particular that I don't care for regarding this product. That one this is the applicator brush tip. The upside to the applicator is the overall ability to help you control the product, you will get the correct amount needed for application. Despite this upside to the applicator, it takes forever for it to come to the top of the tube. I find myself having to squeeze hard enough to get it to come to the top of the applicator. I'm not sure if it's due to a faulty tube or just me.
LA Girl Pro Conceal vs. MAC Pro long wear Concealer
Many have said that the LA Girl Pro Conceal is comparable to the MAC Pro long wear Concealer. I use the MAC Pro long wear Concealer just as much as I do the LA Girl Pro Conceal. Both offer amazing coverage. They both are great for covering blemishes and dark spots, both offer buildable coverage, and both dry matte. I was actually able to find a dupe for my Pro long wear with LA Girl Pro Conceal. I use MAC Pro longwear in NC45 and my dupe in LA Pro Conceal is Toffee. However, even though there are some similarities, there are some differences. I have found that the Pro Longwear concealer stays put. Once it dries, it's there to say until you wash it off. You have to hurry up and apply it to the skin, if it dries before you finish manipulating it you will have to reapply. Compared to the Pro Conceal the consistency and texture is different. Pro Longwear is more of a liquid consistency than the Pro Conceal which offers a creamy consistency.
How I Apply the Concealer
I apply the LA Girl Pro Conceal using the applicator brush tip on the areas necessary to give a fierce contour. After I apply the desired amount of product I use my elf stippling brush to blend the concealer out on to the face. I have used a makeup sponge in the past, but I have seriously become attached to my elf stippling brush. To finish the concealer I use a makeup sponge to apply my Ben Nye Banana Powder to set the concealer.
My Final Thoughts on the LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
The LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer has a permanent home in my personal makeup collection and my client makeup kit. I love that it's easy to blend, easy to manipulate, perfect for all skin types and complexions, dries matte, covers my blemishes and dark spots, super affordable (fits all budgets) and the overall consistency and texture of the product is great. I was happy to find a dupe for my MAC Pro longwear concealer. Everyone should have this product in their collection. You can purchase this product online or from your local beauty supply store. You can buy individual tubes, or you can purchase all shades (for my MUAs out there). What are you waiting for? If you don't have it, GO GET IT!!