Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dr Hauschka Concealer 01 Fair Skin

 
Dr Hauschka has a special place in my heart as it is one of the first natural make up brands along with Vapour Organic, that really got me thinking that a transition over to natural make up was possible without compromising on quality and performance!
 
So far my 'natural make up mission' overall has been successful, yes there have been a few products that I haven't got on with,  but every product I've tried from Dr Hauschka has been excellent.
 
This gave me the confidence to try out Dr Hauschka Concealer which I have in shade 01 ~ for fair skin tones.
 
Like foundation, concealer is one of the hardest make up products to find a natural alternative to that truly works well.  I have used Clinique's Line Smoothing Concealer for years  and it really works for me at covering up my under eye circles without settling into fine lines, red nose and the odd spot.
So any natural concealer would have to perform in the same way for me.
 
 

I was firstly really impressed with the packaging of the concealer, it comes in a very neat slimline tube and is clearly labelled up what it is in large letters! Great for when you are still half a sleep getting ready at 4.30am!
The other feature that really tickled my fancy was it's unusual applicator.  The concealer is dispensed from a little furry 'foot' that has several holes in it.  You simply twist the tube and the product comes out of the holes !
 
 

This just fascinated me when it first arrived and I was instantly taken back to my childhood to a toy that I used to have, I can't remember it's exact name but it was a doll that had plasticine hair that you twisted up and cut like a hairdresser ! 
 

The concealer is a really great match for my pale skin, and is actually a paler shade than my current Clinique concealer.
 

 
Top ~ Dr Hauschka Concealer 01
Bottom Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer - 03 Moderately Fair
 
Dr Hauschka Concealer is a medium lotion consistency, similar to Cliniques Line Smoothing Concealer, it smooths on well and blends out well.
 
I would say it gives a light to medium coverage for me, that is buildable to a degree, I found any more than a couple of layers though and it starts to look cakey. The best way to apply it for me for maximum coverage is by patting it onto the area and smoothing over only a small amount just to blend out the edges, otherwise you could just blend it away altogether.
 
I was pretty happy with it's concealment of my blue tinged under eye circles and the redness on my nose,  but it did struggle with a couple of spots I had just after Easter, which were not that big but were very red and angry looking!
 
 It just didn't seem to cover them adequately,  I could still detect some redness and to be honest it didn't really sit very well over the top of them so I had to go back to Clinique to get those covered!
 
Dr Hauschka do have a specific spot cover concealer stick called Pure Care Cover, which I assume would be better for spot concealment, it also has antibacterial botanicals to aid the natural healing process.  This is on my list to try in the future.
 
It does have good longevity on the skin, I always set my concealer with powder and it stayed put all day around my nose and under my eyes,  and it didn't settle into any of my fines lines, except on one day when I got really hot in the car but all my make up went into meltdown by the time I got home so I can forgive this little mishap!
 
Overall I am pleased with this concealer, it does a great job to say it's all natural and it works well for everyday coverage of small areas that are not too pigmented, I do think it would struggle to cover really dark circles or really red patches and I would avoid using it over spots.
 
The only other negative aspect is it's price vs quantity, it is £17.25 for 2.5ml, which makes this, in my opinion anyway, very expensive and I could see myself getting thorough at least one of these a month, as I use concealer pretty much every day.
 
I would purchase this again but I just don't know if I could justify £17.75 per month or more just on concealer, so for now my Clinique concealer will still be in my make up bag until I can find a natural alternative that covers everything I want it to and is affordable.
 
 Dr Hauschka only use natural ingredients and do not test on animals.
 
~ Dr Hauschka Concealer Ingredients ~
 
Water/Aqua, Alcohol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Mica, Cetyl Alcohol,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract,Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Coumarin, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Bentonite, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Zinc Oxide/CI 77947.

Dr Haushka Concealer comes in three shade choices so there should be something to suit almost everyone.
 
I purchased mine from Dr Hauschka direct here
 
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Till next time my lovelies!
Jenny xx

 
 

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting product. I haven't tried much from Dr H mainly that does boil down to the price. Have you tried Essential Care's concealer, I think it's rather good & have done a review.

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    1. Dr H is expensive but good quality, I do like it as a brand but can't always afford to buy it lol!
      I haven't tried the Essential Care concealer, although I have seen quite a few good reviews for it, from the swatches I've seen though the lightest version is far too dark & yellow based for my really pale skin which is a shame. Maybe one day they will bring out a porcelain version :-)

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  2. This was sounding great to me but I have really bad dark circles so I'm not sure it would be enough coverage. The 2.5ml amount is crazy! lol Touche Eclat and most other pens are the same though.
    xo

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    1. aww that's a shame chick, I don't think it would be enough coverage though from your description ;-(, I'll keep searching for a natural one that is though and pale enough for me ;-) xxxxx

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  3. The formula looks a little bit thin for major concealing, the colour looks nice though neutral and not too pink. I am still madly in love with my Essential care concealer so it would take something very special to sway me towards something else. xx

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    1. Yes you are right Ana, it just doesn't have the oomph for major concealing, I'm really pleased the Essential Care one is working for you, it sounds fab, I just wish there was a lighter version for me lol!xx

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