Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Color Me Nude

According to my records, I’ve had this product since June 27. I think that’s a sufficient amount of time to make a decent review.

etude house color me nude, by bitsandtreats Etude House Color Me Nude Lip Concealer

I bought this product because I have uneven toned lips. I also read somewhere that a lip concealer brings out the true shade of a lipstick. Well, in this case, it helps even out the lipstick color but it also makes the shade a little bit lighter.

color me nude lip concealer, by bitsandtreats

I love the packaging. It’s pink, it’s light and it looks like a mini face concealer. They tried to marry the look of a concealer and a lipstick and here’s the result:

color me nude, by bitsandtreats  
The cap locks in place so you don’t need to worry about it getting loose in your makeup kit. I don’t bring this with me when I go out. I just apply once at home. Staying power depends on the lipstick you are using.

One surprising thing about this concealer is how it effectively removed the dry skin on my lips. I wasn’t expecting that at all. But in the first few weeks of using this, I noticed that it “buffed” out the dry skin. I apply this using my Charm eye shadow brush (hate the lipstick brush) and all the dry skin just comes off. I apply this gently and carefully so I was really surprised with that effect. After about a month’s time, my lips no longer flake out. During the day, my lips still dry out (effect of polymyositis) but they don’t flake up anymore. I just need to apply lip balm and lipstick and they’re all set.

Here’s a swatch on my hand:

color me nude lip concealer swatch on hand, by bitsandtreats Etude House Color Me Nude Lip Concealer Hand Swatch

Here it is on my lips:

etude house color me nude lip concealer lip swatch, by bitsandtreats

With my Nichido lipstick:

color me nude lip concealer with nichido lipstick, by bitsandtreats

With Etude House lipstick:

etude house lip concealer with etude house lipstick, by bitsandtreats

The photo with the EH lipstick was taken the same day I bought the concealer so you can still see the dry skin on my lower lip. The photo with the Nichido lipstick was taken just a couple of weeks ago.

I love how this lip concealer makes my Nichido lipstick so pretty and long lasting. It already lasts for a good amount of time but the concealer makes it last longer and makes it prettier. The real shade is actually bordering on brown but the concealer makes it pink. By the way, this Nichido lipstick is only Php80 but it’s my favorite lipstick nowadays. It has the best staying power among all my lipsticks and I can just wear it alone with foundation and still look dolled up. I use it on weekends when I don’t like wearing too much makeup. It just smells like clay though.

I can actually do without a lip concealer but I’m scared that my lips might dry up and end up flaking like before. The Etude House Lip Concealer costs only Php228 and lasts a long time so I guess it’s worth it. I’m planning to buy more cheap lipsticks so this will be very useful.

To read a review of my Nichido Juicy Lips, click here. To read a review about the Etude House Dear Darling Lipsticks, click here

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