Showing posts with label LA Girl cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LA Girl cosmetics. Show all posts

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.

Pro Conceal, HD, High definition concealer, makeup

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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review, makeup, Cosmoprof North America

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:

hi-def concealer

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, 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!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Did I See Makeup At Cosmoprof North America? You Bet I Did!!!

Lest you should think that Cosmoprof North America was all about nails, I must show you some other items that I've seen. This is another overview post before I begin a loooooong series of brand dedicated posts. I want to show you some of the variety of what I've seen while in Las Vegas as a show attendee.   So much to see and do; let's view the tip of the cosmetic iceberg.

Shany Cosmetics had a booth full of makeup, nail polish and brushes. Brushes!!! I couldn't get over the brushes. The fan brush in the picture below was about the size of my palm. It's obviously for bodies and it was absolutely fabulous!

Shany Brushes

They had all different kinds of makeup kits. Eyeshadows only, blushes only, and full makeup sets. This one was an attractive rainbow of shades that really appealed to me.

Shany Eye Shadow Palette

They even had nail polishes that matched their nail art stripers.


Something that I am always captivated by is eye color enhancing items. When I heard that Andrea Lashes had an eye color enhancing kit, I oooed and ahhhhed and snapped a quick picture. I think this is such a great idea!! Sorry for the blurriness. I was leaning over and around bodies in the area to get the picture. Oh you bodies, you big sillies!!

Andrea Lashes

And speaking of lashes, the group that reps Andrea and Ardell had provided people to apply lashes for us, if we wanted. Check out these ones that Ria from Ria Loves Pawlish picked out!!  Awesome feathers!!

Ria's Lashes

Stopping by Cherimoya, I found the 2012 Crackle line that I reviewed previously.  But they had so much, much more.  There were glitter polishes and all kinds of makeup.  Beautiful facial products as well as these lip stick and gloss collections.

Cherimoya Lipstick

Cherimoya Lip Gloss

I have quite a few LA Girl nail polishes. I can purchase them locally at Dollar Zone or Fred Meyer. They both have great selections. What I hadn't seen before was the makeup that LA Girl has. Look at these cute eye palettes!!

LA Girl Color Eyeshadow

LA Colors  was conveniently across the aisle from LA Girl.  It's like I was on I-5 or something!  I also am able to purchase their nail polish locally, but haven't had the chance to view their cosmetics in person.  Oh, they have so many cute things to choose from!! I really liked these eye color booklets.

LA Colors Eyeshadow Palettes

I had a fabulous meeting at NYX Cosmetics that I'll be telling you about in depth soon. NYX isn't currently available to me locally, but there is good news, Alaskan peeps!! Fred Meyer is considering bringing the brand to us. Let's work together to see that it happens. This is what a full store display looks like. I'll be bringing you more soon from NYX.

NYX Store Display

There's nothing like looking at makeup that inspires you to...get a makeover!!! At Jesse's Girl Cosmetics, Rebecca, was doing makeovers. Lindsey from Neverland Nail Blog got her makeup applied and I've never been more jealous in my life.  Rebecca is a wonderful artist!!  I was just wearing too darned much makeup to start with to jump in the chair.

Rebecca and Lindsey

Can you see what's on Rebecca's arm? It's her genius creation, the brush sleeve. Fits all sized arms as it has some elastic that will stretch as needed. But, seriously, this is every makeup artist's dream!!!! And I WILL own one!!! I WILL!! I've mentioned here so many times that I'm a brush fiend and the number one rule is always take care of your brushes. This is a great way to do so while working.  It keeps your brushes safe, neatly organized and very handy.

Brush sleeve

Rebecca Rachael has an amazing resume'!!  You should check it out.  It's really impressive.  Look at how happy Lindsey is with her look which took her right from the show to our dinner meeting.


I know this has been a long post, and it's about makeup, but I'm going to leave you with a teaser.....China Glaze. I'll be doing a full rundown on China Glaze soon. There is some confusion on what the bloggers are allowed to tell you right away and what we need to wait on, so as soon as I have clearance, I'll bring you more China Glaze. Here is one collection I know it ok to post now; Avant Garden. Oh the polish names in this collection are so cute!!!

China Glaze Avant Garden

And I leave you with a look at some of the swatches from this collection. Do you see the one called Keep Calm, Paint On? That has been my mantra for 20 years. Whether I was painting a canvas, an item, a face or nails, I've always found the use of a brush to be soothing and therapeutic. I've always said that I could solve the world's problems while painting. Brush strokes just sooth the savage beast and make all problems disappear. Painting, whether thru art, makeup or nail polish, is the world's greatest mental health healer, bar none.

China Glaze Avant Garden

There you go, loyal readers, Keep Calm and Paint On!!!

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