MeMeMe Review Week*: Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello ladies, 
and welcome to the third day of the MeMeMe review week, which is going to be all about their Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit.
We're already half way through, which I'm kinda happy about as blogging ever day is currently a very time consuming task for me. Kudos to everyone who does it on a regular basis!

Pozdravljene punce,
in dobrodošle v tretjem dnevu tematskega tedna. Kar stežka verjamem, da smo že na polovici, a sem hkrati tudi navdušena nad tem, saj je vsakodnevno pisanje bloga res dokaj zahtevno. Toliko večje pohvale tistim, ki to počnejo redno.
Danes bom z vami delila mnenje o MeMeMe Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit-u.


MeMeMe Review Week
 So let me first tell you what MeMeMe is saying about this product; Everything you need in one little handbag-friendly kit - use the hydrating cream concealer to hide sneaky tell-tale dark circles and blemishes before setting it in place with the light-weight mattifying setting powder on the bottom of the compact. Comes in a chic dual part compact complete with a mirror in the lid for application on the go.
You get 4.5g / 0.16 oz. of product in this pot, you can choose between 3 shades and it retails for 11,23€ on Moja Drogerija or for £5,50 (currently marked down, otherwise £7) on the MeMeMe site.

MeMeMe pravi, da je ta duo vse kar potrebuješ za brezhiben videz, nahaja pa se v majhni, priročni posodici. Vsebuje vlažilen korektor in matirajoč puder v prahu za prekrivanje podočnjakov in mozoljev.
V posodici dobimo 4.5g izdelka, izbiramo lahko med 3 različnimi odtenki, za katerega bomo na Moji Drogeriji odšteli 11,23€.

MeMeMe Correct and Perfect Concealer Kit
 I was really excited when I saw this product cause I've been eyeing up these types of concealer kits for awhile now (e.g. Laura Mercier Undercover pot or Soap & Glory Kick Ass concealer), but never actually purchased one. The idea of combining a concealer and a setting powder in a small compact truly is genius, especially if you like to travel a lot, or just prefer using multi-functional products that allow you to downsize your make-up bag.
The packaging truly is chic; a compact plastic pot that has a black matte bottom half with the concealer in it & a mirror (a big plus), and a see-through bottom half with a loose setting powder. The packaging also feels very well made and sturdy, which makes it even more travel-friendly. 
I also really like how the loose powder half is designed, as it allows you a good control over the amount of loose powder you want to dispense, without creating a big powdery mess.

Ko sem dobila paket je bil ravno ta izdelek tisti, ki je v meni vzbudil največje navdušenje, saj si že nekaj časa ogledujem podobne izdelke (npr. Laura Mercier Undercover pot ali Soap&Glory Kick Ass korektor), vendar še nisem uspela kupiti nobenega izmed njih. 
Združiti korektor in matirajoč puder v majhni embalaži se mi zdi nadvse priročno, sploh če rada veliko potuješ ali pa raje uporabljaš večnamenske izdelke, ki ti omogočajo, da tvoja torbica z ličili ni prenapolnjena.
Posodica v kateri se izdelek nahaja je res majhna in priročna, pa tudi na prvi pogled izgleda lepo. Razdeljena je na dva dela; v mat črnem pokrovčku se skriva korektor in priročno ogledalce, v spodnjem ''lončku'' pa se nahaja matirajoč puder v prahu. Luknjice pri pudru v prahu so zelo dobro oblikovane, saj omogočajo kar dober nadzor nad količino pudra, ki jo želimo imeti.
Kljub temu, da je posodica plastična, deluje zelo trdno, kar je še dodaten plus pri prenašanju naokoli.

MeMeMe Correct and Perfect Concealer Kit
 I personally prefer concealers that come in a tube and have a doe-foot applicator, as they're usually not very thick or drying, but this cream concealer really surprised me in this aspect.
The concealer is really creamy and although it's still a bit thick, it's definitely not as thick as the Catrice Camouflage Cream. Although the consistency is more on the thicker side, it feels extremely lightweight on the skin, which is another thing I really like about it, and the thing that started really bothering me with the Catrice one. 
My preferred way to apply it is with my fingers, since you warm up the product a bit and it blends in really quickly and seamlessly. That way it also doesn't look cakey or feels drying under my eyes. Once I set it with the loose powder, it stays in place all day long, without any creasing. It also doesn't fade much, although my under eye area does get a bit darker by the end of the day.
I would say that this concealer has a light to medium coverage, as my dark circles still peek through. On the photo below you can see how dark my under eye circles are (first one on the left), with the concealer under my eyes on its own (second photo on the left) & with a setting powder on top (third one on the left).
I would also say that this is mainly an under-eye concealer as it doesn't do a good job a covering any of my blemishes / scaring that I might have, and it also tends to cling to the dry patches around those.
The thing that is a bit of a miss for me, is the shade of it. I got it in the shade Buff which seems to be the lightest shade, but it has strong yellow undertones.
The shade is definitely light enough for my skin tone, but I have to be careful that I don't apply too much of it, since it can easily start looking too yellow and dull. This is the reason why this concealer has mainly light coverage for me, as I can't really build it up. On the swatches below (bottom right side) you can see that the shade is quite similar to the Catrice one in Ivory (on the right side of the swatch), but it's a bit more orange-y.
I like to use this Concealer Kit on days when I'm wearing hardly any make-up, or when I just want to hide my dark circles a bit, as it can look very natural if I don't try to build it up.

Ponavadi se bolj zatekam k uporabi korektorjev v tubi, ki imajo spužvast aplikator, saj se mi le-ti ne zdijo tako gosti in izsušujoči, a mi je ta korektor dokazal, da lahko najdem nekaj takšnega tudi v kremasti obliki.
Korektor je zelo kremast, in kljub temu, da je malce bolj goste teksture, deluje na koži zelo lahkotno in nič kaj izsušujoče. Kar je definitivno prijetna razlika med tem korektorjem in Catrice Camouflage Cream korektorjem, ki je bil pred tem edini kremni korektor v moji zbirki.
Ugotovila sem, da se ta korektor najlepše nanaša s prsti, saj ga na ta način najprej malce segrejemo, kar posledično doprinese k enostavnemu nanosu in zabrisovanju, ter naravnemu izgledu. Plast matirajočega pudra pa poskrbi, da korektor ostane na svojem mestu skozi celoten dan, brez da bi zašel v gubice. Le na koncu dneva so moji podočnjaki zopet malce temnejši oz. začnejo kukati na plan. 
Na kolažu fotografij spodaj lahko vidite kako temni so moji podočnjaki brez ličil (prva fotografija na levi), kako izgledajo s tem korektorjem (druga fotografija), ter kako vse skupaj izgleda še z matirajočim pudrom v prahu (tretja fotografija).
Zame ima ta korektor lahko do srednjo prekrivnost, saj mojih podočnjakov ne uspe zakriti v celoti. Prav tako menim, da je ta korektor bolj kot ne namenjen le prekrivanju podočnjakov, saj ne uspe prekriti kakšnih mozoljev ali brazgotin od le-teh, poudari pa tudi suhe predele, ki se ponavadi naredijo okoli njih.
Edina težava, ki jo imam s tem izdelkom je zopet v samem odtenku. Odtenek Buff je sicer dovolj svetel za mojo kožo, ampak ima očitno rumen podton, kar pa mojemu tenu kože ne ustreza.
To je tudi razlog, da korektorja ne morem nadgraditi in mogoče dobiti boljšo prekrivnost, saj le-ta hitro začne izgledati preveč rumenkasto in opazno.
Na spodnji fotografiji v desnem kotu lahko vidite primerjavo med tem odtenkom in odtenkom Ivory Catrice Camouflage Cream, ki je prav tako rumenkast odtenek.
Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit uporabljam predvsem kadar nosim čisto malo ličil, ali pa si zgolj želim malce zakriti temne podočnjake, saj vse skupaj lahko izpade videti zelo naravno, v kolikor ga uporabim le majhno količino.

MeMeMe Correct and Perfect Concealer Kit, swatches
The loose powder doesn't really have much colour to it, but it still has a quite yellow undertone (hopefully you can see that on the top right swatch), which means I can't go overboard with it either.
The consistency of this loose powder is dreamy; it's very finely milled & smooth, and it leaves your skin feeling really soft without looking powdery.
I find that loose powders can sometimes be too mattifying and drying even for me, especially under my eyes, and I'm happy to report that this one doesn't dry out my under eye area, not even a tiny bit.
I also tried using it as an all-over setting powder and it works well even then as it leaves my skin matte, soft, smooth and it even manages to hide the pores a bit. 
Since it does have that yellow tone to it, I have to use a big, fluffy brush with it to avoid getting a yellow overcast on my skin, and if I were to use it as a face setting powder, I would have to retouch it after a few hours. 

The Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit is definitely a great duo for girls on-the-go that like a natural & light coverage, or for those who don't really suffer with dark under eye circles. Both products work really well together and they come in a compact & sturdy packaging that also has a practical mirror.
But I am noticing that the shade selection could be better with some MeMeMe items, especially their face products and this one is no exception, as having only three shades is quite restrictive. 
I think that this Buff shade would be a great match for everyone that isn't paler than me and has yellow undertones in their skin. I actually think the shade Nude might be a better match for me, judging by this & this swatch.

Matirajoč puder v prahu sicer nima veliko barvnega pigmenta, vendar pa ima tudi ta rumen podton (na fotografiji desno zgoraj), kar pomeni, da moram tudi tega uporabljati previdno in z velikim, mehkim čopičem.
Sama tekstura tega pudra v prahu pa je sanjska; puder je zelo fino ''zmlet'', gladek in lahkoten, kožo pa naredi mehko brez pudrastega izgleda. Prav tako ni izsušujoč, kar je za tanko kožo pod očmi še posebej super.
Uporabila pa sem ga že tudi kot matirajoč puder na celotnem obrazu, saj sem želela videti, ali se obnese tudi na ta način. Kožo naredi mehko in gladko, uspe pa mu tudi malce prikriti pore. Prav tako jo lepo matira, a bi ga čez par ur morala ponovno uporabiti, saj mu odvečnega sijaja ne uspe zadržati skozi celoten dan.

Correct & Perfect Concealer Kit duo je definitivno super izdelek za vse, ki rade prenašate svoja ličila v torbici, ali pa iščete nekaj, kar ima rahlo prekrivnost, a še vedno izgleda zelo naravno. Oba izdelka se lepo dopolnjujeta, samo pakiranje pa ta izdelek naredi še toliko boljši.
Opažam pa, da je izbira odtenkov pri nekaterih MeMeMe izdelkih dokaj omejena, in tudi ta je eden izmed teh izdelkov, saj lahko izbiramo le med tremi odtenki. Odtenek Buff je primeren za vse, ki imate kožo z rumenim podtonom, a hkrati niste veliko svetlejše od mene. Glede na ta in ta swatch sumim, da bi odtenek Nude zame znal biti še primernejši.

Have you tried this yet and did you like it?

Sanja ♥

*The product was sent to me to review. I didn't buy it with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the product in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the product.*

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2 komentarji

  1. This looks like an AMAZING product to have! So convenient for travelling. Great review!
    xx

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    1. Yep, I also think it's a brilliant product for travelling :) Thank Astrid! xx

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