REVIEW: Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter

I’m not a concealer kinda girl. I was always too lazy to take that extra step, and I never thought I needed it. Sure, I’ve tried a few before, but none of them were really something to write home about.

I was convinced to give this concealing thing another go since I watched yet another “makeup for people with glasses” video where the vlogger kept saying, “Glasses cast shadows on your face, which emphasizes dark circles!” With me working the night shift, I’m no stranger to dark circles, so I finally realized the importance of a good concealer.

I was going to pick up the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but I was too lazy to go to Rustan’s Makati; hence, I chose this one from Laura Mercier.

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Remember when I said I would go on a spend-free March? Well, I sort of cheated. See, I knew I wasn’t gonna be able to buy makeup and clothes next month so I splurged intensely last weekend. I bought the boyfriend a new pair of jeans and a couple of shirts (an Iron Man one and a Captain America one, because Civil War is life). For myself, I bought three shirts: Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and Batman. Yeah, we sort of went crazy in the comic book shirt aisle in SM Cubao.

As for makeup purchases, here you go!


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REVIEW: Revlon Colorstay Concealer

Since I started working the night shift, my eyebags got worse. It’s not panda-level bad, but it doesn’t help that my dark circles are magnified by my glasses, which cast shadows on my face. So I went and got myself a new concealer!


Simple and classy, just like Revlon does it. It’s a twist tube with a doe-foot applicator. Made of plastic, it’s lightweight enough to be travel-friendly.

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REVIEW: Revlon Haul Part 2 of 3: Photoready Concealer

Revlon has a 25% off deal if you purchase their Colorstay Foundation with this, so if you’re oily-skinned like me and are looking for a good deal, this is it 😀

Revlon Photoready Concealer in 05 Medium Deep

I immediately agreed to try this out because if purchased with the Colorstay foundation, both products have 25% off their prices 😀

The concealer is in a stick form, which makes it handy to carry around for touch-ups. You need only twist the base to get the product out, much like a lipstick tube.  

The formula is creamy and easy to apply. However, I think it’s better for oily skin as it may be a little difficult to blend on dry skin.
I do have an issue with the sparkles—I don’t like it since I’m going for a “no make-up make-up” look. But they’re hardly visible unless you look closely, so I can take it.
Brow game strong!
The coverage is pretty good. My undereye circles aren’t too bad, so I try to use a lighter hand to avoid creasing and caking with this product. It made my just-woke-up, stayed-up-’til-3AM puffy eyes look much less puffy, and brighter.
It’s long-wearing, too. After a whole working day and a sweat-soaked commute, it still manages to hide my dark circles.

Price: PhP725
Verdict: The sparkles are the only thing I hate about this, but I can manage. Besides, who could beat the price?!