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Review: elf Concealers

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Review on elf Concealers
Review on elf Concealers

Here’s a review on elf concealers.

  1. elf HD Lifting Concealer
  2. elf Flawless Color Correcting Pen
  3. elf Color Correcting Stick

Let’s start of with the elf HD Lifting Concealer.

elf HD Lifting Concealer in Fair
elf HD Lifting Concealer

This is my favorite concealer out of the three. It is thick and provides coverage. It’s great underneath the eyes and concealing flaws. It’s great for the price. The only gripe with this concealer is that the color isn’t truly fair. It’s more of a light to medium shade. I think I would purhcase this again due to its consistency, and it does provide good coverage. The product feels very soft and lightweight on the skin.

elf Flawless Color Correcting Pen
elf Flawless Color Correcting Pen

This isn’t a true concealer. It’s a ‘color correcting’ pen. It’s supposed to brighten the skin up. I didn’t see the point to this product. Why not just use a concealer that is actually a concealer. I won’t buy this again. Next!

elf Color Correcting Stick

This is a color correcting stick for dark under eye circles. The shade of this product is orange. The orange color helps to neutralize the bluish tones. This may work for some people, but it didn’t work for me. Maybe it’s because my dark under eye circles are just terrible. I don’t think I would purchase this again. The orange color was very difficult to blend into my skin even with regular concealer on top. It simply didn’t work. If you look at the first photo, the product became loose and fell out. haha.

Have you used any of these products?

Love, Jen

My Skin Care Routine

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Here’s my skin care routine. I’ve been meaning to share this, but I’ve been trying to figure out what works best for my skin or not. Once I post this, things might change. Look out for that. Well, let’s begin!

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

Face Wash (AM, PM): I use Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Cleanser. This face wash is affordable, and it works on my skin type. I have oily, acne-prone skin. It has not caused my skin to break out in acne. It’s very gentle and removes excess oil very well. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry either. I love it! 😀 It’s one of my favorite skin care products.

I have thought about changing up my face wash for something that helps with large pores, but I don’t have a good solid reason to. If it works, there’s no point in switching it for something else (unless the new face wash was beyond better than what I have, haha).

Toner: I don’t use a facial toner. I haven’t for years. My skin is doing well without it. In my opinion, toners are not necessary.

Eye Care:

Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel
Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel

I use an eye gel instead of an eye cream. I use Eva Naturals Youth Restoring Eye Gel (AM + PM). This is one of the best eye care products I have ever used! It simply just works! Dark under eye circles? Yes. Fine lines and wrinkles? It smooths them out! Yes! Softer skin? Yes!!! LOVE IT!! I also use hydrogel eye patches — Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch (PM). I mainly use hydrogel eye patches at night before I go to sleep. They are soothing and calming. They help to add a little bit more moisture to my under eyes.

Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch
Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch

Serums (AM, PM):

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum
Simplified Skin Vitamin C Serum

Everyone needs a Vitamin C serum in their skin care routine, and this is mine! I haven’t noticed brightening results, but it’s really good at moisturizing my skin. I haven’t broken out from it like many other Vitamin C serums I have tried. I’m sticking with it until something better comes along, lol.

Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum
Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum

Also, I use a hyaluronic acid serum. This stuff is just awesome! I only need a few drops to hydrate my whole face. If I need more moisture, I add some more. This is possibly one of my favorite skin care products. =)

Sunblock:

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

I mentioned my new sunblock in my Differin Week 1 Results. I’m back to using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. This used to be my HG sunblock. I went back to it because I had a difficult time finding a sunblock that didn’t break me out. I’ve been using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer for close to 3 weeks. No breakouts so far! Well, it never broke me out in the first place. That’s why it was my HG sunblock back in the days. I’m happy. 🙂 This sunblock also helps to brighten the skin and fade dark spots while protecting the skin from the sun. I have noticed my skin looking brighter after using this. It works for me! I’m done searching right now. It’s been a difficult road.

Acne Products:

Differin Gel

Differin Gel
Differin Gel

Read about my experience here:

Differin Week 1 Results

Differin Week 2 Results

In 1 week, it’ll be one month, so look forward to my 1 month results.

Acne.org BP Treatment Gel (as a spot treatment when needed) + Acne.org Organic Jojoba Oil as a makeup remover.

Acne.org Skin Care Products
Acne.org Skin Care Products

I haven’t been using the BP Treatment Gel much. I guess it’s there if I need it. I’ve been using the Organic Jojoba Oil a lot more. Not just to remove my makeup. I use it to moisturize my body. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated without feeling heavy. I love how it’s organic and natural.

Face Masks:

Currently, these are the face masks I’m using. I prefer sheet masks over the ones that come in a jar or tube. It’s because they are left on the skin instead of washed off. When left on the skin overnight, the beneficial ingredients are absorbed into the skin. I have wash-off face masks, but I’m thinking about using them all and be done with them. Sheet masks have been doing a better job at changing the texture of my skin compared to wash-off face masks that’s why. I’m liking the results.

Dermal Collagen Essence Mask

Dermal Strawberry Charcoal Sheet Mask
Dermal Strawberry & Charcoal Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask
Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask
Rebircell Multi Effect Sheet Mask

That’s my skin care routine. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading. 🙂

Love, Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen