May be I am going with balance of good products and average products these days. This is my last pick from Eyes-Lips-Face brand a.k.a. ELF. I needed a new concealer because I have been suffering from terrible dark circles & puffy eyes and this is what I could grab the quickest. I have all other concealer with brush at the moment and squeezing out the product in morning with brushes getting dry in winters was a pain. Let’s see if ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick was worth a try or not.
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Achieve smooth and flawless skin easily! The All Over Cover Stick is infused with active natural ingredients to soothe and protect the skin to camouflage those problematic facial areas. Great for using on under eye circles, blemishes, and as a primer. Getting a clear fresh face has never been so easy!
$1 in USA.
But, when you purchase stuff here, you have to pay more. I got it for $3.5 excluding shipping.
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Directions for Application:
Twist stick and apply liberally to face, eye area, and/or lips.
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Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceresin Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Methlyparaben, Microcrystalline Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035)
My Experience with ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick:
The claims are huge for one buck price tag. Infused with natural ingredients, soothe and protects skin, can be used for under eye dark circles, blemishes and even as primer. Let’s see.
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Packaging: ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick comes in a feather light packaging. The chubby, yet tiny, plastic casing has a transparent plastic cap. You need to twist it like a lipstick to reveal the concealer stick. The quantity provided is too good for one dollar, but I will count it as three-and-a-half bucks.:D It is easy and safe to carry in purse.
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Consistency, Texture & Blendability: ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick is a creamy stick, with not thick, but really soft consistency. Swatching and application becomes so easy due to the soft texture of the concealer. One swipe with light hand, and the product spread easily on skin.
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The texture is smooth as well. It blends easily, doesn’t crease for 4-5 hours on average and doesn’t accentuate pores. What else can one ask for from a drug-store concealer. Also, it has no scent.
Shade, Coverage & Finish: ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick is available in seven shades, ranging from lightest to dark tan. What I ordered online was Light Beige shade for medium-light skin tone, but I received instead Apricot Beige, which looks very fair for my skin when swatched. But, the moment I blended it, my happiness knew no bounds. It got blended like butter with no white cast.
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Unexpectedly, it turned out to be a fairly neutral shade and matched my skin tone without giving that whitish look that you get when you apply a too light concealer under your eyes. The coverage is medium; it reduces my under eye dark circle, brightens up the look, but doesn’t completely hide them. It proved good for blemishes and redness and provided coverage for 4 hours on average. It settles with a matte finish.
Pros of ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick:
• Provides medium coverage.
• Can be used as primer too because it blends with neutral finish.
• Conceals blemishes and redness.
• Lightens the under eye dark circles.
• Good range of shades to choose from.
• Matte finish.
• Blends like butter.
• Light weight & sturdy packaging.
• Soft texture and feels smooth.
• Acceptably good longevity.
• Doesn’t accentuate pores or induce break outs.
• Contains natural ingredients.
• Easy on pocket.
Cons of ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick:
• Contains Parabens.
4.5/5 (marks deducted for Parabens).
Would I Repurchase/Recommend ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick?
If I compare the performance and the price tag, I have no complaints and since, the concealer stick is really convenient to use, I will repurchase once I finish this one.
Yes, I recommend this one especially to those who want something easy on pocket for everyday use. However, for special occasions, everyone wants to look flawless and I will rely on my Bourjois healthy mix concealer for better coverage when I dress up formally.
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