Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: Laneige Real Cover Cushion Concealer*


Laneige is an unstoppable brand that produces amazing skincare and makeup products that just work! They are an innovative brand that I have always loved and supported and I'm coming to you with a review of the NEW Laneige Real Cover Cushion Concealer. As soon as I saw it on instagram, I instantly felt gravitated towards. There is an immense amount of hype over its release and for good reason! This concealer makes a  promises and this blog post is going to tell you whether it delivers them. 
What is this concealer all about? Isn't it just like any other concealer on the market? What does this concealer do? You probably have a million and one concealers in your collection. And I can understand if you are hesitant to go and think about owning another concealer. Ones that probably make the same promises and most probably even have the same features. But that's where this concealer takes you by surprise!
  • transform from cream to liquid for easy application
  • provide a long-lasting and smooth application
  • have medium to high coverage 
  • use a patented technology that disperses the concealer in both water-based and oil-based bases seamlessly
There is a total of eight shades in the range but sourcing shades beyond no. 21-23 is an impossible task at this point in the Australian beauty market. Unlike a lot of Korean Beauty companies (if not all), they are one of the top leading asian companies that "try" to be be inclusive. They have shades that cater to very light to rich skin tones, as shown below.



With the growing trends and development of new skills and techniques that a concealer can offer on the skin, different concealers are now designed either to highlight, cover or colour correct the skin. For this concealer, it is primarily to highlight and cover any blemishes or imperfections. I would not say it would be to colour correct, which will be explained later. 

In this blog post, I will only be referring to the shades 21 Beige and 23 Sand, as shown below. Currently I am a NC30 or a Natural Beige in most foundations and I use shade 21 Beige to highlight and shade 23 Sand to conceal and they work like a dream! Shade 21 does lean a tad pink/peachy under the eyes. Nonetheless, these shades are perfect for my skin tone. 


Left: Shade 21 Beige, Right: Shade 23 Sand

When trying out this concealer on my combination skin, it was one of the easiest concealers I have ever worked with. I had used this concealer mainly to highlight and conceal and it did an amazing job at that. However, Laneige does claim that it has "high coverage" and I have to differ. The coverage on this concealer is able to cover;

  • light blemishes
  • light freckles 
  • redness
  • warm-tone dark circles
  • veins
But for those with more problematic skin, this concealer will not cut it for you. In comparison to the notorious Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape concealer, it does not compare when it comes to coverage. So in my personal opinion, I would categorise this at best medium coverage. And for this reason, it would not be able to colour correct as well. 

Keep in mind when choose your correct shade that these concealers do oxidise but only the smallest amount. This was especially the case for shade 23 Beige on my skin. This was a high issue for me as it was still manageable. 

Besides that, everything else about this concealer brings the A in AMAZING! It promises great longevity and easy and smooth application, which I 100% can vouch for. It is able to work with both oil-base foundations and water-base foundations. It does not go patchy on the skin, nor does it cake up. With a little amount on the skin, you do get this beautiful natural finish on the skin. The formula allows you to work with both skin types, but if you have dry under-eyes, I would suggest to moisturise before using it. And the creamy consistency is absolutely orgasmic! You can either use your fingers, a brush or a sponge to blend out the product. It will work either way. 




What was one of the greatest selling points for me when deciding to try out this concealer was its innovative, simplistic and ingenious packaging. It has a dual applicator where you are offered a firm sponge for blending out the product and a doe-foot applicator for distribution of product. The sponge is meant to mimic the pressure of your finger so you get higher coverage without compromising your hygiene. This is extremely useful for on-the-go makeup application, making this a travel-friendly product. The base tube is not a solid plastic like most concealers. It is squeezable and this was purposely done to allow the product in the tube to not be dried up or separate, which is something I can greatly appreciate.  

Each of these concealers contain an amazing 12g of product and its retail price vary from store to store. Let's Face It is offering it for $34.95 AUD. Unfortunately, they only have shades 21 and 23 available.

If you like a medium coverage concealer for everyday that works on all skin tones and foundations and is super travel-friendly, this concealer is for you! The technology and the little things about it is just amazing. Let me know in the comment if you tried it and how you feel about it. I love to hear from you! 


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. This post, by all means, is not biased! This post is 100% genuine and are based on my personal experience with the brand and the products. This post was to share my experience to my readers for information purposes only. The products mentioned in this post was part-gifted to me but the words expressed in this post has not been compensated for. Dependent on your skin, the results may or may not take longer for you to see results. All pictures showing the results of the product was taken in natural day light to show the true nature of the product. Please consult with your dermatologist for skin concerns prior to use. The photo banned was not taken by me. I have used a referral link, however I do not gain any commission if you click on this link. 





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