**This isn't my picture. I'm not that talented. I'm also in bed with strep, so I used one of FAB promo pics**
As you know I'm a huge fan of First Aid Beauty. They've been branching out into makeup more and I'm a big fan of their tinted moisturizer and so are many of my friends who I've had try it. So I was equally excited to try their Bendy Avocado Concealer. Now that I've tried it, I'm here to discuss it with you.
First, I like the name. I don't know why, I just do, and it's also not 30 words long. It's apparently named "bendy" because it's designed to move with the skin so that it's less likely to crease. Getting that out of the way, I really like the idea behind this. Recently, I watched a video where Wayne Goss discusses concealer tricks. Getting to the point, he talked about how if your concealer was known to get very cakey or dry looking if you added the slightest bit of oil it could really help the look of your concealer. So when I seen this I was immediately intrigued.
Now this concealer is marketed as an extremely hydrating concealer. Hence Avocado being in the name, I think. I feel like it is. I put this on my hand when swatching it and it was like a blurring filter on my hand because it plumped the skin so much. Obviously, back of the hand isn't that big of a test but it was enough of a difference for me to keep checking it even after 5 hrs when I finally decided to take it off. I tried it the next day because I was going to be gone all day running errands. So with my typical skincare routine which includes eye cream was done and then this concealer applied with YSL foundation that I was testing as well and set with Charlotte Tilbury pressed powder.
I have quite a dry under eye area. That's also where you'll see my fine lines the most. I have dark circles that are hereditary and I use a corrector with them at all times with any concealer. So, all that being said, I find that setting my concealer with powder doesn't always go as planned. You already know I don't like loose powders with very few exceptions. So if I do need to set any part of my face I typically use a pressed powder. I set this with powder on the first day and it hydrated the area very well but I still had some odd powdery looking spots like I do with all concealer. However, I used this a few days later and didn't set it and it was much better. The eye area stayed hydrated. So I feel like because I have such a dry eye area I do better without setting a concealer with powder.
As far as coverage goes, I find this kinda medium coverage. It's certainly not like paint, it's not going to be on a Shape Tape level. I think this is a much more natural looking concealer. The way to get the most coverage, I've found, and my preferred method of blending it is by tapping it out with your finger. Much like the Tinted Moisturizer they put out, it's going to go along very well with that as I feel like it's a skincare focus first with the hydration and then a there's a certain amount of coverage with it as well. I still wear corrector with it as I do all concealers due to my dark circles because not even paint would brighten those up. Neutralizer truly does work for me, there are plenty of people that use it and I don't think they necessarily need it. There are also plenty who use it and use more than necessary. Mine are unusually dark. Like I said before this concealer really does do a good job of plumping the skin and smoothing out the fine lines, in my case it makes my skin look less sunken in which can often make dark circles look much worse.
On me, this works well. If you're someone who doesn't want a super full coverage and thick concealer I'd say give a try and same answer if you're someone who notices you have a dry or cakey looking under eye area. I feel like that's kinda what it was designed for, to eliminate the cakey look of concealer and give a more youthful and fresh look to the skin. I prefer that look myself. Some people may not. It's all in what you like. I think they stuck to their idea behind it. I don't feel like their idea is to ever take a way from the look of your skin and I feel like that is the purpose of makeup for many people they want to "enhance" the look of their features. Now, and especially on social media, makeup is often a great way to make yourself whatever you want. I like both. On the day to day I go for a more minimal look with regard to face makeup. I don't want to do the full contour, I never bake period, etc. If it's a look for date night, going out or just simply wanted to vamp it up I tend to be more "glammed up" with lashes, sculpted brows, the whole nine (aside from baking).
I find that this does well mixed with other concealers for a more full coverage look while keeping that hydration benefit too. Which if y'all can mix 3 foundations for the perfect shade, I'm not sure why anyone is opposed to using more than one shade of concealer.......cause I know I'm not the only one with 5 tubes of concealer that I rotate and they're all a different finish or shade. Not saying that you need two shades I'm just saying that if you wanted to mix it with something else it does fine in my experience so far. I find the shade that I prefer is "Bone". It's the lightest shade. There are seven "adaptable" shades. I'm aware that many would love to see as many shades as possible ranging from super super light to very very deep. I feel the same that would be amazing. Is there a shade for everyone? Probably not... even if the formula is extremely adaptable to fit more skin tones than just seven. I've not yet found a company that has a shade for every skin tone if I'm being truthful. I know that's not what everyone wants to hear but it is what it is. Do I like the product? Yes I do, for an everyday look, especially if I'm very busy but honestly, I like mixing it for a more full coverage look too because it does plump up the skin so much. It makes product lay better and for someone who really needs as much hydration as possible under the eyes, this is very helpful for me. Will I purchase this when I run out? Very likely because it's so hydrating and lightweight and makes my under eye much more plump.
You can pick it up here it's $22 and I definitely recommend the Tinted Moisturizer as well.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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