Talking from a girl’s point of view, the hunt for a perfect concealer never really ends. I have been hunting for a good concealer since long and finally I found something that I could rely on for the upcoming wedding season. Natio is gaining popularity very fast and they have opened up stores in the malls and have also managed to fill the online portals with their products and much more! I found a double duty product which works as a concealer as well as a foundation. So, here is a review from Natio for you guys, scroll to read about the clever stick!
Rs. 1050 for 15 gm.
Product Description by Natio:
The unique multi-purpose formula provides the easiest and quickest way to achieve satin-smooth coverage. Perfect for touch-ups on the go.
Tips: Follow the seasons when choosing your foundation colour. The shade that matches your skin tone in summer may not be as ideal in the cooler months.
My Experience with Natio Clever Stick SPF 15:
I have been trying out quite a few products from Natio recently and that’s when I came across this baby! It is actually a double duty product and it can be used as a foundation and a concealer, the way you like it. It comes in a very basic chubby black-coloured packaging with a big cap over the twisty bottom thing. It has an initial of “N” over it which denotes the brand. It is travel friendly and won’t open up inside your bag or clutch, but I wish the packaging would have been a little more classy as the price isn’t that cheap.
There are three shades available and I picked the “Medium” once since my skin has tanned a lot. The bullet is super creamy and due to this, it glides super smoothly on the face. Initially, the bullet looked perfect, but every time I use it, some of the product sticks outside or inside the packaging, which makes it look very messy and causes a lot of product wastage.
The bullet has a typical foundation type smell, but nevertheless, it is definitely pleasing enough. The consistency of this product is pretty thick and heavy, hence I don’ think anyone can use this as a foundation as it will make the face cakey and will feel very heavy.
The shade matches my skin tone exactly and I have to say it works flawlessly as a concealer. I just swipe it a bit over my face and then gently dab it to cover all my flaws. It conceals all the excess redness on my face creating an even tone for my face.
It also conceals acne nice and they pretty much become invisible. Coming to my main issue – acne scars! And man, it works brilliantly on them because it almost makes them invisible and no one would think that my skin has been covered up. No one would guess that I have bad acne scars on my skin.
For dark circles, yes, it provides medium coverage but since the consistency is very thick, I don’t like that cakey feeling under my eyes which creases after a while. Hence I would refer this only for my face. It might feel a little oily or greasy on the skin, but I use a translucent/loose powder over the concealer. So, that might just make the look non greasy. It stays on for 5 hours and then starts to crease a bit exposing my scars to a small extent. Overall, it stays for 7-8 hours with a primer, so I think it’s a pretty good deal.
I am very happy with this one and this is a must buy if you are looking for a very good concealer which could give you a heavy coverage, and oh yes, it has SPF 15, so more benefits flooding our way!
Pros of Natio Clever Stick SPF 15:
- A good amount of quantity offered for the price.
- Available widely in stores and online portals too.
- Easy to carry along as the lid does not open up on its own.
- It is a two-in-one product, can be used as a foundation and a concealer.
- SPF 15.
- The consistency is super creamy and smooth, hence glides very well on the skin.
- The consistency is thick and heavy and hence it provides heavy coverage.
- Conceals excess redness near my nose area and also redness of the pimples.
- Makes my skin tone look very even.
- Covers acne scars brilliantly.
- Also conceals appearance of pores, making the skin look flawless.
- Fades a bit after 5 hours and completely goes off after 7-8 hours (with a primer underneath).
Cons of Natio Clever Stick SPF 15:
- Only 3 shades available to choose from – the former 2 shades are a bit light for Indian skin tones.
- The packaging has ample of flaws.
- Heavy texture, difficult to use as a foundation.
- Looks a bit cakey under the eyes.
- Might feel a little greasy, but can be set with loose powder.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Natio Clever Stick SPF 15?
Yes, I strongly recommend it as it is a heavyduty concealer and conceals each and every imperfection that you want to. Pick the correct shade and it would make your face look flawless. Yes, I would get it again.
Natio has really been a mixed bag so far for me, but this product has impressed me to the core!
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