Look at me. No. Seriously. You have no choice but to look at me. As declared in a previous post, my goal is to swatch more and post more pictures. I’m holding up my end of the bargain here … so you know, deal!
Normally in warmer weather, I wear as less makeup/base as possible. I ditch even the lightest of foundations and tinted moisturizers and lean toward spot concealing. Right now, I have three different concealers in rotation: NARS, Stila, Cle de Peau … and just added to the line up: Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon.
There are three reasons why I immediately was drawn to this concealer:
* it’s organic
* it’s in the shape of a crayon (which I love for eye shadow pencils and lip pencils)
* it’s josie maran – an organic brand I adore
I’ve only been wearing this product for about 1/2 a week, so I can’t say I can give a full review, but upon first swatching I can tell you that it’s as creamy as it states in its name. Some concealer pencils that I have tried in the past have been chalky – heck … any concealer can be chalky – but this pencil glides on like any glossy chubby pencil lip colour: with ease and no effort.
With its fully sharpened tip, I can get right into the corner of the eyes, around the nose, and pretty much over any pimple. No brush required. As you can see from the photo above (right) I made several swatches. I blended and patted in the colour using my ring finger and voila … see picture on the left! I think that it was a perfect match for my skin and you can see it pretty much disappeared.
The above photos were taken in natural light with a sky light directly above me and that’s what matters most to me: how the products looks in natural light. I’m pretty pleased!
You can see that along with my concealer, I also purchased some Marc Jacobs lippies. A review on that to come, but below is a pic of the lipstick in action. If you have heard any hype on the Marc Jacob’s cosmetic line, I will say – it’s not hype. What they say about the lip colours is true – so creamy, so wearable, sooooo in la-la-la-love.
That’s this week’s swatch review. I’m working on my photography … *working on* being the operative phrase …