I finally go it, I finally bought the concealer that has been on my wish list for about a whole year. And boy, I am so glad I did. It’s amazing, long lasting, easy to apply and budget friendly too. I don’t know why I waited so long to purchase it.
Today I decided to do a little review with some swatches and pictures. If you haven’t tried it already then I recommend you go purchase it, you wont be disappointed.
About the Brand:
Beauty without cruelty AKA BWC, are a cruelty free, vegan cosmetics brand that specialise in ‘natural’ cosmetics to enhance healthy skin. Their products are free from fragrance, carmine, parabens, PEG, toulene, formaldehyde and phthalates. They also follow strict BUAV standards. What I really love as well is the price range, they are budget friendly and can be easily found online. lovelula.com naturisimo.com and Amazon are all stockists.
Shade : There are two shades available: fair and medium. I purchased the lighter shade, so I can only comment on this shade. However, you will still be able to get a rough idea of the quality of the product regardless of what colour you would pick. As you can see in the pictures, I have a fair cool skin tone. The shade of the concealer is light with a peachy pink undertone. It blends well into my skin tone without making it look sallow or pink. It’s pretty neutral actually.
Consistency and Coverage: The easiest way to think of it is to imagine any other pencil makeup/kohl pencils you have had before. I would say that it has a medium coverage and applies easily to the skin. It is soft and blends very easily, it definitely needs a powder though on top to prevent it from creasing or moving about. I think this would suit a combination to dry skin tone best.
Scent: Again, it reminds me of any other pencil makeup I’ve used before. A slightly waxy kohl scent. Nothing special, nothing offensive.
Longevity: With a powder on top it lasts for about 8 hours, which is pretty standard. It’s easy to take in your purse for touch-ups, and as I said before, it’s quick and easy to apply. In terms of shelf-life, it says 36 months, which is super. As it has been a recent purchase I can’t yet comment on how long the product lasts. I will update you in a few months.
Extras: It retails at about £6.99 for 4.0 G, it is hypoallergenic and the packaging is made of wood. It should also be reminded that it is a pencil so it will need sharpened regularly. ;) For more information on the product, brand and the ingredients list click here.
Overall Review: 4/5
Just now I am using this as a stick foundation and concealer in one. I apply the product to my T-Zone, around my dark circles and onto any blemishes (precise application). I blend it in with either my fingers or a buffing brush, and then I finish off with a light dusting of powder to hold it in place. It’s so much quicker and simpler to use than my previous mineral concealers. It also leaves a more dewy finish which I like.
Have you tried BWC? If so, do you recommend any products? Let me know in the comment box below!