Back in November I placed my first ever order on Colourpop.com. I’ve been wanting to try some Colourpop goodies for so long and only now I finally did. I bought a couple of eyeshadows, a highlighter, some lip products and also one concealer. Colourpop seemed to have quite a wide shade range and for such an affordable brand that did surprise me. From what I know from the past I always have the lightest shade in everything, but after looking this concealer up online I ended up buying the second lightest shade called Fair. Since I bought this back in November it’s pretty clear I’ve had this concealer for quite some time and therefore it’s time to review it today. So, long story short: if you want to find out what I think of it, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Colourpop No Filter Concealer comes in a pretty standard concealer packaging. It’s a normal lipgloss-like looking tube with a white cap and a clear tube. The tube is decorated with some silver text about the product and the brand and all of this goodness is packaged in a cardboard box. Even though the box is technically a big waste of paper, I do think it makes this concealer look a bit more premium than you’d expect it to. I mean, most affordable brands don’t do boxes, so it’s a thing in my opinion. I do really like the overall look of this concealer. It looks clean, sleek and just fine. It’s definitely not an eyesore.
In terms of the applicator I’m very positive as well. The applicator isn’t a standard doe-foot, but it’s similar. It’s just a straight piece of foamy, spongy material. It feels soft and it gets the job done. To be honest I don’t really mind the way the applicator looks in a concealer, you have to blend it out anyway. But for what it’s worth I do think that it works just fine when it comes to dispersing the product across the areas you want it to. It doesn’t give you as much control as a smaller applicator might do, but it’s okay for me. It works just fine.
All in all there’s nothing I don’t really like about the look and the way this concealer is packaged. It’s not a mind-blowing packaging, but it’s definitely not cheap looking either. I’m totally fine with it!
Colourpop No Filter Matte Concealer – $6 (approx. €5,24)
The Colourpop No Filter Matte Concealer comes in a total of 30 shades. This is a lot, especially considering the fact that we’re talking about a concealer that costs barely 5 Euro’s. Compared to what I see in the drugstores here in the Netherlands I’m definitely impressed by the wide shade range they offer. Obviously it’s something all brands should do and something that should be normal, but at this point in the game it still isn’t. What I like about the shade range is that they do go very fair and they also have a decent amount of deeper tones. I do think that there’s still a bit to learn in the deep range, but they’re definitely showing progress.
The shade I ended up buying is called 02 Fair. I’m always the fairest shade in every shade range so I was pretty confident that this shade was going to be right for me. After all I’ve never really experienced a base product to be too light. It might have happened once, but that’s pretty much it. And well, this concealer did change that. From the moment I took it out of the box I knew: this is going to be way too light. WAY too light.
After using it once I quickly realised that this is too light in a way I really can’t make it work. I need to use it in combination with something else or use the tiniest little drop of it, but on its own this isn’t going to work. This did make it more difficult for me to really test this concealer out because on one hand I don’t want to walk around with straight up white areas on my face, but I also can’t try it if I don’t wear it for a full day.
Taking a look at the claims I do think that the Colourpop No Filter Concealer sounds very interesting. It’s one of those typical high-coverage concealers that are all the rage today and although I respect that, I’m not into that whole deal. I do like proper coverage underneath my eyes, but I’m no full-coverage queen anymore. Those days are beyond me. But okay, I knew what I was getting myself into and I was okay with it since well, I just needed to know what this concealer was about.
Before we jump into anymore details, let’s first take a moment to read what Colourpop has to say about this concealer:
Instantly conceal, cover, correct and contour with this long wearing, full coverage natural matte concealer. The lightweight blendable formula applies smoothly and seamlessly covers dark circles, blemishes, redness and discolouration with one swipe. The 100% cruelty-free, vegan formula is infused with marine extracts to hydrate and protect delicate under eyes, while the soft blurring pigment technology delivers a flawless complexion that lasts all day.”
What I like about these claims is that they say that this will both be full-coverage as well as natural and also matte. In my book those three things don’t go together very well, but I’m open to be surprised. I also like the fact that you can use it for covering up dark circles, as well as for covering up blemishes, redness and anything like that. It’s a great allrounder.
Somehow these swatches don’t really show how white this concealer looks on me, but trust me, in real life it ins’t a good look. But if we try to look past the fact that this isn’t a match I do think that the concealer is actually quite nice. What I like about it is that it takes away the red and the blue in my eyes completely. Look at the waterline on my right eye, it’s super red and the concealer did totally cover that up. I do think that this is one of the main reasons why I do like the way this concealer works on my skin. It really cancels out those things that will make your eye area look tired.
In terms of formula I definitely think this is an easy concealer to work with. It’s very thin and therefore really easy to blend out. A little bit of this concealer does go a very long way so be sure to only use the tiniest amount. Especially if you want a too fair to work for you, you really should just use a tiny little bit.
In terms of the finish I think it does in fact look pretty natural. Colourpop claims that this is a matte finish concealer and I think it is demi-matte. I wouldn’t say super matte because that’s not natural. But it does have a natural matte finish to it. Thanks to that, in combination with the thin formula, this concealer is really comfortable and natural looking underneath the eyes and that’s something really impressive to me.
All in all I think that Colourpop did a great thing launching a concealer in this many shades as an affordable brand. I really do want to give them credits for that. As far as the concealer goes I think it’s a very amazing product. It completely cancels out the redness underneath my eyes and also a lot of the darkness, it has a very natural finish and the formula is incredibly easy to work with. I really think that this is an outstanding concealer, especially considering the price mark. Well done Colourpop!
With that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it, and be sure to let me know what you think of this concealer and whether or not you’d buy it!