ELF studio concealer pencil and brush [review with swatches!!] [photo heavy]

ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in medium


I am sooooooooo excited to tell you about this awesome awesome product!!!!!
If this were to be featured in an ad...they would say something like..

"Do you hate it when that dreadful pimple comes along and ruins your whole look? 
Not to worry - because here comes the magic concealer pencil from ELF cosmetics.. 
and it even comes with a free brush too!!!" *annoying voice*
you get the point. haha. Now on to the review..

This is HANDS DOWN the most full coverage concealer from ELF and I'm sooo glad I got this.
There are some things you guys should know though. 
When this thing comes along.. 
The sharpener side comes on the pencil and the cap comes on the brush. SWAP THEM.
Why? to prevent the concealer pen from getting dry since air can get through the sharpener.



THE SHARPENER
I tried the sharpener.. Not that it's the best sharpener ever, but you know.. it's free and works just fine, especially on the go. 

THE BRUSH
This was such a huuuge surprise to me. 
I was expecting a cheap feeling coarse  not-dense-at-all flat brush I'll never use. 
This is sooo smooth. 
It is dense enough and you can use this with liquid concealer too, works just fine trust me.
It is somewhat round, not really flat, kind of like a blending brush, but more stiff.
I love the brush in this product and it works brilliantly

THE PACKAGING
you, know - 
two sides, 
one brush
one concealer pencil
two caps - which again - you have to exchange in order to prevent the concealer from drying
one of the caps is a sharpener
very portable
sleek looking

THE CONCEALER
AMAZING coverage
perfect for pimples,
no matter how huge

THE SHADE

MEDIUM: this was somewhat wrong.. as a shade, a bit too dark. I got it in medium.
But you can place a creamy concealer on top in order to blend it to your skin..
I use the all over cover stick in honey over it, and you can't even tell it's not the right shade.
Has yellow undertones.

 LIGHT: this is a shade or two lighter and has yellow undertones to it as well.

PERFORMANCE
It does tend to get a little cakey if you don't apply it properly..
and I definitely don't reccomend to use it underneath your eyes or over large areas,
it would seem a little too much I think

LASTING POWER
Lasts all day on me, once you set it with powder and don't touch it.

BOTTOM LINE
I adore this. 
Do I reccommend?? Hell yes!! 
Would repurchase but I don't think I'm using up this product THAT fast !


ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in medium



The brush side

The brush
The concealer side
 

swatch: ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in medium

ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in light and medium swatch
ELF studio concealer pencil and brush in medium - you can see how well it concealed my veins - regardless of the fact that it doesn't match my skintone xD

P.S. compared to the all over cover stick the coverage is much better.. 
but obviously the all over cover sticks work better for the under eye area or large areas :)

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FTC DISCLAIMER: I am not paid to do this post. I bought the product myself for my personal use unless otherwise stated and I am not affiliated with any company. Everything I said in this review is my genuine honest opinion :)

Comments

  1. Great review sweetie. This is one of the products by Elf that i haven't tried, think i need to order it and try it out :)

    Please let me know what you think about my Giveaway idea :)

    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/2011/03/urban-decay-primer-potion-xl.html

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  2. Thank you, i will definitely do the giveaway. Its much better to give it to someone that will use it, rather than it just lying in my makeup drawer :)

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  3. I have to try this out. Im always so curious about alot of the ELF products but never read good reviews. Great review. I will let you know what I think if I purchase it.

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  4. it looks good but i think it's kinda dry. but I would still check this out. thank you for the review :D

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  5. Great review, thanks. :-) I just ordered this from ELF as it's their "Final 50% off sale", and I can't wait to try it. I'm a bit concerned that the Light shade is right for you, though, because I ordered that one and you have much more tanned skin than me!

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