Sunday, 5 February 2012

Essence Stay Natural Concealer - Review

Hey Everyone!

So we are all constantly looking for a good concealer, am I right?..Well I know I am anyways, and I doubt I will ever stop looking! One that I came across recently was the "Stay Natural" concealer by Essence. I love Essence, I've tried lots of their products from eyeshadows to lip glosses; they are SO affordable and I've loved them! So I was looking forward to trying this concealer. It looks like this...(Please note this is a stock photo from, I do have my own photos but I wanted a decent pic to start off with, I will explain later in this post!!)

The shade I picked up was 03soft nude, after trying the testers and it cost me €2.79 for 5ml of product. It has a brush applicator and a twisty bottom to get the product up, the brush looks like this...

So I'm going to get straight in, I hated this concealer. Firstly it has a far too watery consistency for me. I prefer my concealer to feel like its doing something but this felt almost like it was just rubbing off the skin. It was weird I didn't like it. Secondly it oxidizes like a bi-atch! It is a nice light colour to start off with but turns to a more orange shade within minutes...not good! I'm sorry I can't show pictures to back this up but this is lasts NO TIME!  I mean this in two ways!...

First off its staying power was awful, I barely felt any coverage from this concealer anyway, but what I did have was gone within about two hours. I need my concealer to last all day, this did not! Secondly the entire tube of concealer lasted me a grand total 2 weeks! And this is not everyday use, not excessive use. Its the least time I have gotten out of a product, I didn't even get time to swatch it for you! 
In addition the packing quality is terrible, this doesn't normally bother me much but it's just something to add to the list, here is a pic of two weeks worth of wear...

So I almost didn't want to do this post due to lack of swatches, crappy pics etc. But I did because even though it's only €2.79, I don't think you should waste your money! Nothing impressed me about this product and I'm so disappointed because Essence have some really good stuff, their "Stay with me" lipglosses are the bomb diggidy!! (Review here But this unfortunetly just wasn't for me! 

Hope this helps!

Thank you for reading,
Karen xx


  1. It is! Just wish the product had impressed me as much! xx

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    1. Hi! I haven't been blogging too long, I don't have much spare time but I try to as often as I can! Thank you so so much for your comment, I really appreciate it :) x