Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LA Girl Pro Conceal HD High Definition Concealer Swatches and Review -The One You Want


PR Sample & I Bought It

Today I am bringing you an analysis of LA Girl Cosmetics Pro HD Concealer, (under $5/.25oz).  If you follow my Instagram or Twitter account(s), you've seen me post pictures and talk about this product quite a bit ever since I received it as a gift from the company last summer while attending Cosmoprof North America,, where  La Girl Cosmetics had a booth displaying their products.  I have received more comments, questions, interest and anticipation of this post than just about any other I've ever done.

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LA Girl Cosmetics had a nice booth there.  I didn't have an appointment set up but stopped by the booth to deliver a message from a friend.  Oh gosh, they just couldn't have been nicer!!!  I chatted with one of the ladies for a bit while waiting to deliver the message.  She showed me products while I was there and asked if I had any questions about their products.  This is where I interject my personal story as well as my testimony about this product.   It has taken a year for me to work up the courage to show you my unretouched very personal pictures.

I had a bi-level cervical, (neck) fusion last May, (2013).  I have a couple of places where my skin is extra sensitive to pressure due to autoimmune disease and in the process of the surgery, I laid on my face for over 3 hours.  My nose is one of the pressure sensitive areas and I sustained some tissue damage from surgery.  It hadn't yet healed by the time I got to Cosmoprof in August, and it has taken a year to heal, (a story for another time).  I forgot to take concealer of any kind in my luggage and when I got to Cosmoprof, I'm telling you, I was desperate.  I asked her to tell me about any concealer they had and if she knew if I could buy it nearby the convention.  Gosh, imagine my surprise when she told me to pick a color out to take with me.

I eyeballed the tubes and picked what I thought looked like it might match best and picked Creamy Beige.


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In the first picture above, Creamy Beige is second from the BOTTOM.  It matches my skin very well, whether I am my palest or have a light tan.   Below you will find when I swatched this for the camera, I had a light tan.  I prefer to swatch toward the palm of my hand as I find that is the most like my face.  I have two pictures; the first being brushed on the hand from the container, and then the second is where I blended it in a bit more.

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Let me tell you a little about the product.  I was told this is a high definition concealer.  The way I relate to high definition is that under the strongest of lighting and the greatest scrutiny, the product will meld with skin in such a way that it will conceal and even skin tone while providing natural coverage.

From the LA Girl Cosmetics website: 


Pro Conceal

Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.


I've had so many questions on if this concealer is any good.  Yes it is.  Does it conceal?  Yes it does.  Does it cover undereye circles?  ABSOLUTELY.  It's THE ONLY concealor I've used that covers undereye circles and DOES NOT CREASE.

Did you hear that?  It covers without creasing, cracking or looking crepey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And trust me, I have tried almost every high end brand.  A lot of money!!!  And to think I could spend less than five bucks and get the best concealer I've ever used!!!!!  I want you to know this is my own honest, unpaid opinion.  This is my experience.

If there are still any doubts, let me tell you in pictures, showing my face and the tissue damage:


You can see, I also had a few small pressure wounds by my mouth.  As a "beauty" blogger, this was horrifying, to say the least, and with the following two surgeries, (one with a latex mask and myself having latex allergy), this damge got a whole lot worse before it got better.  It has been a very long year.  I have looked like Frankenstein most of the year.

In under a minute after the first picture, I used only LA Girl Pro Conceal concealer and I looked like this:


Ten minutes later:

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Thanks to LA Girl Cosmetics, this is how I looked while I ran around CPNA, making professional contacts.  Nobody could tell whatsoever what I was hiding.


I've often been asked what I use to blend the concealer under the eyes.  My trusty Mac 187 duo fiber brush will do nicely!  If I'm not in a huge hurry, (rare), I remember to use my eye cream and then the concealer.  Sometimes I forget.  Sometimes I blend the concealer and the eye cream.  It has all worked.  And for me, it works best to brush it on with the applicator at the top of the tube and then just blend with the 187.  Sometimes I need a little bit more, so I go back for a second layer.


LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Conceal High Definition Concealer has been a life-saver to me in a year that was the most challenging and the hardest my skin has ever been through.  No exaggeration.  I mean, I just can't tell you how bad this year was for my skin.  My friends know...they say it.  You'll know soon as I talk about some skincare that helped.

Because the concealer has proven to me that it is worth FAR MORE than the pennies I pay for it, I got several different colors to mix and match in my artistry kit.  I truly believe this is something that every Pro Makeup Artist needs and can easily afford in multiple colors to stock their kit.   The following picture corresponds to the first picture at the top.

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Here are swatches for these colors:



From the left:  Natural, Creamy Beige, Classic Ivory, Nude and Pure Beige.

And one more picture from the same week as my bare faced pic:


In summary, this is the best concealer I've ever used.  Never before have I had anything that covered undereye circles and looked natural doing it, without creasing or caking.  It is so inexpensive, it's just unbelievable.  It's nowhere in Anchorage, where I live, but I have ordered online.  You can find this cruelty-free cosmetic on-line at LA Girl USA and also at Drugstore.com, where it is currently $2.99.

Run, don't walk to buy this awesome concealor.  Again, the opinions and experience are my own and not at all influenced by the gift of this concealer.  It is just really awesome, so I want you to use it.  You can find LA Girl Cosmetics on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Follow them.  You'll be glad you did.

Have I answered all the questions you have about this concealer?  Don't hesitate to ask!!

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50 comments:

  1. Wow! This concealer looks and sounds great and does good job at hiding those damages.

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    1. It's really amazing! I never expected it would be perfection in a tube!

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  2. Wow this concealer looks amazing. NON creasing, covering everything.. I think I need this ASAP! Great post and pictures.

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    1. Thank you very much. You just can't go wrong with this concealer.

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  3. This is the best concealer I've used. Great swatches.

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    1. That's high praise for the product. I'm impressed!

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  4. What a phenomenal concealer. It really does the job.

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  5. That's really awesome thanks for sharing the before and after photos. I will be on the lookout for this now!

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    1. I feel like I had tried just everything before this...Chanel, Nars, Mac....none of them covered as well and they creased. This was a delightful surprise!!

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  6. I've actually never heard of this concealer but will definitely be checking it out now!

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  7. What an awesome review! I think I need this concealer now! :)

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  8. Such amazing coverage! I wish they had a shade light enough for me.

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    1. Yeah. That's really a shame. The Classic a Ivory is pretty light. These are fairly good at taking on the essence of your skin but I don't know if it would be light enough for you.

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  9. Oh, my goodness - the coverage is simply incredible! I do love these concealers and I love the price.

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    1. I'm kind of surprised I hadn't heard of it before. This is the holy grail of all holy grail products. I just want to shout it from the rooftop!!!

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  10. That is great that you found a concealer that helps hide the red spots. Good work!

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    1. Thanks! I am so blessed my friend from Dollar Zone AK told me to go say hi to her friend!!

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  11. Thanks so much for a wonderful review and pictures. And thank you for opening yourself up to give us such an honest opinion. I will be running to get this concealer ASAP! Thank u again!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and you're welcome. :)

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  12. You really found a winner and look how great you look now!

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. I am 98% healed now.

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  13. Wow that is amazing! I've find this ASAP!

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    1. It has been really amazing..it really really has. This is a great concealer!

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  14. That's an amazing before and after! They should use it in ads! LOL

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  15. Wow, I need this concealer in my life! Thanks for this amazing review!

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  16. Wow! This concealer did an awesome job covering everything! You would have no idea that there were marks there!

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    1. I know, right?? NO touch ups or editing at all on those pictures. This concealer is truly amazing.

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  17. That's such a great coverage for under $3, I'm amazed!

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    1. This would be fully worth 20x the price!!

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  18. This is what makeup *should* do. Make us feel more like our true selves! And, great customer service to boot! Thanks for sharing this story!

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    1. They just were soooo nice!! You're very welcome, Nidia.

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  19. Thank you for posting this review along with letting your guard down to do it! Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much. I was really scared but people need to know this concealer is miraculous.

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  20. I hear so many awesome things about this concealer and I think this would be great for any Kit or collection. I just ordered the lip paints, I can't wait for them to come in ;)

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    1. Ooooooh, I can't wait to read your reviews when they come in!!

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  21. The shade range is interesting and it looks like it did the trick.

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    1. Those are just a few that I have. There's quite a few more. It's totally awesome!

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  22. They cover up so well ! I have been dying to try them out :)

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    1. Do it. I can guarantee that you won't regret it.

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  23. the best concealer ever huh? Running to the store now.

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