One of my recent buys were two shades of gray with the mind of blending them together. The W3LL People concealer exceeded my expectations, but the beauty blender… Well you’ll have to read my experience on that one.
W3LL PEOPLE | Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer 2 “Light”
I feel like I keep repeating myself when I once again will write: “Since my TCA and Dermastamp treatment…” But no kidding, those treatments do alter your skin, your skin type and your shade of complexion! Though temporary, it does take a few weeks/months for your skin to come back to normal.
So after having two sessions my skin became pretty pale to the point that my regular Lily Lolo concealer in ‘caramel’ suddenly seemed a tad dark on me. My skin had also gotten more on the dry-side and so a powder concealer wasn’t suitable anymore. But let’s be honest, I was only looking for an excuse to try a new concealer!
I was originally going to purchase the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer at Sephora when I was visiting my mom in Stockholm. It’s been on my wishlist ever since it came out, but considering it wasn’t a typical “green product” I’ve been putting it off for later. And as I was just about to buy it, they were out of stock in the shade I wanted! Another shipment would come later that week, but I would’ve already left. However, it lead me to find the W3LL People concealer that had just launched at the time! It’s a bit cheaper than the NARS concealer + it’s all natural and has got some active ingredients in it!
- Smoothes fine lines with advanced peptide
- Brightens complexion with algae extract
- Soothes stressed skin with organic aloe vera, calendula and chamomile
- Depuffs with caffeine
- Naturally camouflages blemishes and dark circles
It pretty much spoke to me when I read “ceramides and peptides”. I don’t use a specific moisturizer for my eyes, so this concealer can double as one. I love when make up and skincare come together. Though, I only wish they’d also fit in some SPF in this cute little tube.
This concealer is described as an ultra light, mousse texture that’s supposed to blend onto skin with minimal effort. This surely is not the usual liquid concealer I’ve used in the past, and I very much like the light texture of it.
The coverage I would say is light, and buildable up to medium. It reflects light, so it kind of gets away with the light coverage if you know what I mean. But don’t expect your blemishes to vanish. My main concern is those pesky red-spots you get after the pimple is gone, and this concealer does a good job in toning down those and excess redness.
I had a hard time deciding on which shade to choose, Light (2) or Medium (3). You can order samples from W3LL People’s website, but they only ship within Canada and the US. I went with the shade Light which was a great match and seems pretty universal. Usually you want a shade lighter than your skin tone for your under eye circles/highlight, and a shade closer to your skin tone (preferably green toned if you’re going for a color corrector) to cover blemishes and red spots. The shade ‘Light’ brightens my under eye area and evens out any redness around my nose beautifully. Though it’s slightly lighter than my skin tone now that I’m tan, I can still get away with adding a few dabs on a blemish.
A few beauty bloggers on Instagram said that it may crease for them. Fortunately, I have not had that problem. But if you’re prone to creasing, maybe try setting it with powder? Otherwise I can’t think about anything bad to say about W3LL People’s Bio-Correct Concealer!
It doesn’t break me out, it stays put most days, brightens and gives my face a bit luminosity – not to mention that you need like the tiniest amount to cover a large part!
I use it with my Lily Lolo Concealer brush or my fingers, either way it blends out great!
I like the small packaging, and doing a rough estimate, the product will last you around 6 months? (Edit: I’ve almost had it a year now and it’s time to buy a new one) You can also get the shade Light in a mini-version. Powdered concealers can be great for traveling as they don’t become subject to the restriction of handbag liquid toiletries. But my issue has always been that if I pack my powder concealer I will also have to pack a brush. With a liquid concealer you only really need your fingers, and those are no problem to forget about.
I would happily buy this again, but I really really want to try the NARS concealer. As for the Lily Lolo concealer, I still recommend it for oilier skin types, it’s a great concealer over all. Right now I’m actually blending it into my moisturizer – creating my own tinted moisturizer so to speak – and it gives such a beautiful finish. But the formula and texture of the Bio-Correct concealer is all that I need as it brightens, evens out and dewy-fies my skin, it looks so natural too, that I only hope they make a similar foundation product.
Where To Buy
CultBeauty | Amazon
*Note that W3LL People is a natural brand but not all of their products are 100% vegan.
The Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer and many other products contain beeswax. But it’s a personal choice of where you decide to draw the line.
INGREDIENTS: Caster Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Coco-Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glyceryl Behenate, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Ethylcellulose, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceral Undecylenate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Hexapaptide 12, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Punica Gerantum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Water Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Ginsing Root Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaris) Flower Extract*, Algae Extract*, Trihydroxystearin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthum Gum, triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin. [+/- Titanium, Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77492, 77491, 77499)] *Certified Organic
BeautyBlender | Beauty Blusher
I recently got on the train with all the other beauty bloggers and got myself a Beauty Blender. I went with the new Beauty Blusher as it seemed to have the perfect size for what I was going to use it for. It’s bigger than the Minis, but much smaller than the original. It may have the name “blusher” attached to it, but it can be used for everything from highlighting, sculpting to concealing.
Many complained that the minis are too small and that the original is too big for concealing. So with my recent purchase of a creamy blush and of a liquid concealer I added this in.
As you may know, I do not wear foundation much, only concealer. So far the past few years I’ve only used mineral makeup, and kind of gotten bored of it. While powders can absolutely make your skin look luminous, I’ve started to look more to liquids and creams again. I actually used to use make up sponges a long time back to apply foundation. If you remember those triangular sponges, raise your hand. But I got to say that the sponges has come a long way in their evolution!
The BeautyBlender can be used to apply all different kinds of products, not only liquids. I’ve tested it with powder concealer and some left over mineral foundation, and I personally feel like you should stick to liquids and creams with this one. But using it to apply your moisturizer may be an innovative idea to try!
Look & Feel
The Beauty Blusher grows to about double its size and feels bouncy and soft to the touch. Its size is perfectly ideal for applying blush and concealer, as it comfortably gets in the corners of your eyes and nose. It’s easy to blend out the product and making it look natural. It takes about a day for it to dry and shrink down in size, but grows within a minute to full size.
According to BB, this one is colored grey to better see the shade of blush.
For reference: The W3LL People Bio Correct concealer is slightly bigger than the size of an average kiwi fruit.
My problem in the past with make up sponges has been that they eat a lot of the product. Maybe it’s my fault as I was kind of expecting miracles to happen with the BeautyBlender… Now, I can’t really speak for the original size, but considering it’s the same material, I got left quite disappointed. I did all what you’re supposed to do. I even used it so damp that some of the water was running down my hand. Either way I did it, it seemed to absorb half or some of my product.
The reason I use my concealing brush instead of this one to apply my concealer is because I just feel that I get a lot more color and coverage with my brush. The Lily Lolo concealer brush on the other hand seem to not absorb any of the product!
Though its small size, it is possible to use to apply foundation. I tested it out with some samples I had of the bareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. It could be the foundation, or the size of the BB, but the finish wasn’t any extraordinary in my opinion.
Though, the biggest downfall for me isn’t that it absorbs more product than stated; or that its application in reality is pretty average compared to a good foundation brush and sometimes fingers. No, what makes me hate on it the most is that it’s a pain in the ass to wash.
Like seriously, spending more than 3 minutes to wash a sponge after an application that literally took me 20sek or less is not tolerable.
Maybe you’re not supposed to wash it after every application? And maybe it’s just my OCD of trying to wash things to look as new… Still, I dread the washing and therefore I don’t use it as much as I’d probably do if washing weren’t a problem.
Then Buzzfeed made a test on the best cleanser to wash your BB with, and the result was surprisingly BB’s own cleansers! Which are very expensive for a piece of soap. But I guess if I could spend £14 on a piece of sponge I can just suck it and splurge on the cleanser. #firstworldproblem
I still give it an ok grade. Like a man would simply put it: it works. Because if you prefer working with a sponge, then it is probably great. I do like the idea as it’s perfect for sensitive skin. But if it’s hard to keep your sponge clean, then I don’t really know if it is best suited for sensitive skin… Or any skin for that matter. Then take in the account that you need to replace it, after a few months of use it will probably down grade. And it’s an expensive sponge. A brush will live for years, and hopefully you’ll get to keep your fingers until your deathbed.
Just trying to say that this sponge is not that revolutionary that it’s a necessity to own for perfect application. But sure, don’t let my review stop you from owning one.