Sunday, 9 February 2014

Miners Cosmetics: Fresh Faced Concealer

Natural even coverage that brightens dark circles and masks blemishes ...

Miners fresh faced concealer is a relatively new release and part of their fresh faced range of products. If you haven't heard of Miners before, they are a UK brand who are fashion inspired and keep up to date with the latest beauty trends aswell as providing us beauty-junkies with affordable beauty products. Miners isn't stocked in big drugstore/highstreet makeup sellers like boots and superdrug, but they are stocked in quite a large number of smaller retailers and chemists (you can view a full list here). 

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Fresh faced concealer is available in 3 shades; porcelain, peach and olive. Each of the three shades has a peachy undertone, designed to help mask imperfections and help to hide those dark under eye circles which so many of us experience (I really do hate early mornings)! The formula is also paraben free. 

I like the packaging, it is clean and simple and I like that you can see how much product is left inside. The black and pink is a nice combination, even if black is a bit of a pain when it comes to products getting grubby in a make-up bag. They are package in a plastic tube, so it's ideal for throwing in a handbag for on the go touch ups and each has a sponge applicator, making application easy. 

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Although the shade range is not extensive, they've managed to cover the fair, fair/medium and medium skin tones and I fall somewhere in between porcelain and peach. I tend to use porcelain under eyes to not only cover dark circles but to generally brighten that area of my face (I told you, I hate early mornings, we do not get on). I tend to opt for peach for blemishes, or perhaps a mix of both. Olive has come in handy for my mum, as her skin tone is more of a medium/beige than a fair/ivory. 

In terms of coverage, this concealer works quite well for me. It is by no means a heavy-duty concealer, so I wouldn't recommend it for those who really like using thick coverage concealers such as double wear or erase paste. However, it does provide coverage. It definitely helps with under eye circles and blends in nicely to the skin, without gathering in any dryness as the formula is quite wet. It isn't fantastic for covering blemishes, but works well at reducing the appearance of redness and small blemishes. One thing I did notice, was the scent of the product - it was by no means chemical-smelling, but it does have a strong scent ... almost like baby powder. Again, this is nothing that effects the use of the product itself, but it is something to bare in mind if you are strongly against scented products. 

Overall, I'm quite impressed with this concealer. On bad skin days I will still opt for my heaver concealers like soap and glory's kick-ass concealer or Mac's studio fix concealer. But for days when my skin is pretty good, this works well at just enhancing the brightness of the skin and reducing redness or darkness. 

Fresh faced concealer is available to buy online at Miners or in a local stockist for £2.99

Jess 
xo

2 comments:

  1. oooh for that price think I might have to give it a try!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  2. I think I might give this a go, I've been looking for a new inexpensive concealer to try out! x

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