Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Review: Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer


Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer in Medium 02*

I need all the help I can get with my dark circles. I like my dark circles to be gone! But I also like to highlight the eye area to make me look more awake. Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer comes in sturdy silver twist up pen packaging with a brush on the tip. Its easy to use, doesnt take up much space in your make up bag and is light enough to carry around in your handbag everyday for touch ups. Theres 4 shades in total - Fair 01, Medium 02, Medium-Dark03, Dark 04 so hopefully there will be a shade to suit everyone. My shade is Medium 02 which suits the majority of caucasian skins.

Light Reflecting Concealer is very easy to apply and blend. It blends in with my natural skintone perfectly and highlights without being obvious or sparkly. I apply it under my eyes, inner & outter corners, under & between my brows and above my top lip as I have some pigmentation there. It can also be used to subtly highlight cheekbones but I prefer to use my MAC MSF Soft & Gentle or New CID i-blush for my cheekbones. The product is a lot more fluid than other highlighters of the same type which makes it much easier to work with and another good point is that it doesnt crease.

I've been using YSL Touche Eclat for around 10 years now and wanted to see how Liz Earles offering compared. I love Touche Eclat but like everything else it has its faults and I can see why some people hate it. The main difference between the two is how fluid the Liz Earle version is compared to YSL which makes it easier to work with but it also means its less opaque. I like the packaging of both equally and find them both easy to use. Another big difference is the price - Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer is £15.50 whereas YSL Touche Eclat is £25 but they're also different sizes - Liz Earle 1.5ml, YSL 2.5ml. I always go for the lightest shade in Touche Eclat as it has a lot of pink in it and disguises my dark circles as well as brightening the eye area without being stark. Liz Earle Light Reflecting concealer in Medium 02 is much darker and I cant pick out any pink which is why it doesnt cover my circles just as good as Touche Eclat does. I would definitely go for Fair 01 next time and would suggest others do the same if you're quite fair.

Out of the 2 I prefer YSL Touche Eclat but thats probably due to the fact I've been using it for 10 years so thats what I'm used to but I would 100% repurchase Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer.

Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer would be perfect for anyone who isnt troubled by seriously dark circles, is looking for a product to illuminate their eye area, finds YSL Touche Eclat creases on them or looks too cakey, and anyone who loves expensive looking packaging ;)

Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer £15.50 available from LizEarle and Liz Earle stockists.
*PR sample

Instead of doing a separate post I'll just add it on here as I'm sure most of you have read about it already. Theres currently free p&p on all UK orders from the Liz Earle website untill 31st August. And on the 6th of August Liz Earle will be releasing a limited edition Princes Trust Cleanse & Polish! Liz has been working with a young entrepreneur supported by The Princes Trust called Rebecca Taylor. The award winning Cleanse & Polish has been given a limited edition make over by Liz and Rebecca. The formula now includes rose and lavender essential oils. £2 from every Limited Edition Cleanse & Polish sold goes straight to The Princes Trust and helps young people into jobs and training.

I know I'll be ordering atleast one. Will you?

16 comments:

  1. I need to try some of the Liz Earle make up products...I've heard so many good things about them! x

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    1. Definitely try the cream blushers. They're so so good!
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  2. I haven't used any of the Liz Earle makeup line yet, this sounds lovely though :) x

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    1. It is. :) I have a feeling anyone who doesnt like YSL Touche Eclat will love this.
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  3. I'm so intrigued by the Liz Earle make up range and this looks like such a great alternative to the YSL one! great review :) xxx

    megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its a lovely range. If you're ever near a Liz Earle counter have a play around with the make up. Everything is so subtle and wearable.
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  4. This actually looks perfect for my skin tone xo

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    1. It would suit your skintone perfectly and probably make your eye area appear brighter than it did mine.
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  5. Great honest review, thank you :) have you heard about the Clinique one, I know Lisa Eldridge swears by it, I'm thinking of getting it next once my YSL is used up! xx

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    1. Thanks missus :) No I dont think I've heard of it but will have a google for it now. I'm tempted by the By Terry one but the price brings tears to my eyes. I'm happy with Touche Eclat but y'know what its like, I'm convinced theres something better out there.
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  6. Nice review hun. I used the Touche Eclat for men (or Pour Homme) but hated it. I've avoided all products like it since. Do you think this would be discreet enough for men?

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    1. Thanks. I think it'd be perfect for men as its so natural. Its not one thats going to give a stark Kardashian concealer look. lol It doesnt offer a lot of coverage but would add just the right amount 'light' around the eyes. :)
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  7. oh no, I had high hopes for this but my dark circles are pretty bad too :(
    I use touch eclat as 'added light' in addiction to a normal concealer... I might still try the Liz Earle when I run out of the YSL. x

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    1. Snap! Thats what I do too. I'm not lucky enough to get away with only using a pen. I honestly look like I've been punched in both eyes! hah

      You might love this one. I just think it wasnt light enough on me to add as much light as I would need. I'm going to try shade 01 Fair once I've used this up.
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  8. This looks interesting, I often use a light / radiance style concealer over my usual concealer to give a bit of a glow. I like the sound of it being more fluid than YSL, I never got on with the thickness of that one much x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. A lot of people dont get on with the thickness of Touche Eclat. Thats what I didnt like about it at first but now I need that thickness. lol
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