Click pen concealers / highlighters!! I love them for their ease of use but loathe them as sometimes the brush can be wonky, and the fact that bacteria tends to settle into the
unwashed bristles puts me off a little!
Then again, nearly every drugstore / pharmacy brand has been producing their very own version of YSL’s Touche Eclat, as I like to call them.
I just had to pick up Bourjois’ Touche Healthy Mix brush concealer. I just had to. At £6.99 (RM35-ish) you can’t quite go wrong with it! After all it did have two of my favourite things in its name: Bourjois (duh) and Healthy Mix (favourite pharmacy brand foundation’s name) so I thought it couldn’t be that bad!
The shape of the brush is nicely tapered, bristles are soft, click pen mechanism dispenses just the right amount of product.
I have the concealer pen in the lightest shade and the texture’s rather thin and yellow-based, good for cancelling out the redness of my skin without turning it sallow. Here’s a swatch:
The swatch on the left depicts a single swipe of product. The brush is quite lovely, I must say as the bristles aren’t scratchy nor sharp and using the brush alone, I am able to blend the product nicely into my skin. The area to the right of the swatch has the concealer blended out.
This isn’t the best opaque concealer out there, if you are looking for one but if you are having a “good eye sack day”, as I like to call it, this does its job well and it brightens the undereye area decently well.
I use this on days when I’m not using my HG concealer because I worry it will run out soon. =D
Lasting power? On my combination skin, this doesn’t last all day as it’s rather thin but it lasts about 4 hours without a primer before those shadows start to show again. Not bad for a pharmacy brand, eh? 😉
Do you like click-pen concealers? I’m on the lookout for some cheap gems from the pharmacy so please let me know if you have one to recommend!