First impressions: L’Oréal True Match Eye-Cream In A Concealer

It’s time for another first impressions post, and this time I’ve tested the L’Oréal True Match Eye-Cream In A Concealer, which I thought sounded very interesting and different.

As always, I’m wearing primer and foundation underneath the concealer, and I only tested this concealer on my undereye area. The concealer has a brush tip applicator, and you have to twist it for a little while before the product appears. I got the shade 1-2D Ivory Beige, which looked way to dark when I first applied it, but it didn’t look too bad once it was blended out (though it still looked a little dark). It’s a light coverage concealer, but it feels very nice and mosturising, however it didn’t cover up my dark circles completely. I did set my undereyes with powder, because I always do that, and the concealer looks smooth in the undereye area. I wore my make-up for about 8,5 hours and my undereye area looked pretty good at the end of the day. I think I’ve only used this concealer once after testing it, because the shade isn’t a great match, but also because the coverage isn’t great. However, I was thinking that maybe I should try to use the concealer together with a another concealer with more coverage (and a better shade) and use this one as a base layer to get the eye cream benefits. I think I might give that a try.

Shimmery and glossy

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. You have probably noticed how much I love a monochromatic make-up look, and this shimmery, glossy red one is so pretty.

(Base: primer – Wet n Wild Prime Focus Primer Serum, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Ethereal Light) + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Essence Hello, Good Stuff! matte & glow bronzer in 10 Cocoa-Cool, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in Grand, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Glitzed Out). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Naughty shadow palette (shades: Meringue + Rudolph + Snow Day) + By Beauty Bay New Romantic (shade: Raspberry), mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – MUA Intense Colour eyeliner in Snow White. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Redd lip pencil + Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Ready to Care & Shine lip colour in 12 Corail Dolman)

Still a favourite colour combo

Here’s what I wore Tuesday February 23. Even though I usually prefer to wear lots of colours, black and white with pops of red is still one of my favourite colour combos, and I love how this look turned out. It’s just such a fun look!

(Jumper – Bershka, skirt – H&M, collar + heels – Asos)

Dark purple lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I hadn’t worn this dark of a purple lip in a while, but I think it looks great paired with the grey eye make-up.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Matte Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Undercover Heroine powder blush, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Jeffree Star Cremated palette (shades: Deathblow + Life Insurance + R.I.P. + Pallbearer + Diamond Ashes), mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – MAC Technakohl liner in Sterling Silver. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Night Crawler lip pencil + MAC Witching Hour lipstick)

MAC Black Cherry

Once again MAC’s main spring collection is themed around cherry blossoms and to be honest I really don’t mind. I mean, just look how pretty the packaging is! As you can see, I purchased four products from the collection, so let’s talk about them.

For the last three years now MAC has included a cherry blossom scented Fix+ in their spring collections. Some people might find that boring, but I’ve purchased it every single year, because it’s my favourite Fix+ scent. I’ve used up the one from two years ago, and I’m using the one from last year now, so this one I’ll save as a back up.

If there’s a product that MAC should include more in their limited edition collections it’s blush. This is an Extra Dimension blush in the shade Look, Don’t Touch!, and it’s a beautiful coral pink shade.

Of course I purchased one of the classic bullet lipsticks from this collection. This is a matte lipstick in the shade Moody Bloom, and it’s a beautiful deep, classic red.

I also bought one of the new Glow Play Lip Balms. It’s in the shade Blossoms or Bust. MAC also released some permanent shades of these coloured lip balms.

When I made this order, I also received two free make-up brushes, which was so nice, since MAC brushes aren’t cheap. They’re both eye brushes and more specifically the 239S Eye Shader and the 219S Pencil.

Out of focus

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I just couldn’t get my camera to focus on my eyeshadow properly, which is a shame, because this is such a pretty purple look.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Essence Hello, Good Stuff! matte & glow bronzer in 10 Cocoa-Cool, blusher – Clinique Cheek Pop blush in 15 Pansy Pop, highlighter – Essence Glow Like A Pro loose highlighter (04 Purple Scandal). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – By Beauty Bay Book of Magic palette (shades: Vanish + Enchanted + Sorcery + Voodoo + Charmed + Moonlight), mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – NYX Faux Whites eyeliner in Lavender Blush. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Heroine lip pencil + MAC Heroine lipstick)

All about the layers

Here’s what I wore Thursday February 11. It was cold, so it was all about the layers. I’m wearing a long sleeve roll neck top with a sweater vest on top and a cardigan on top of that, and I actually really like how it looks. I also love those flare jeans btw.

(Cardigan – second hand, sweater vest – Monki, roll neck top + jeans – H&M, boots – Asos)

That orange lipstick

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Of course, I had to match my make-up to my outfit. How good does that orange lipstick look!

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – MAC Radiant Matte bronzing powder (shade: Beige-ing Beauty), blusher – Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in 01 Fuego Flush, highlighters – Essence Mini Highlighter stick + Essence The Highlighter in 01 Mesmerizing. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – NikkieTutorials x Beautybay pressed pigment palette (shades: Basic Trut + Mila + 5AM + Redemption) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascaras – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Fenty Beauty Full Frontal – Volume, Lift & Curl mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Allegedly + Lime Crime Unicorn lipstick in October)