Thursday, 3 October 2013

MUA Pro-Base Conceal & Brighten

I've been using this for a good few months now and I've actually really been enjoying it!  I bought it on a whim when my last concealer was running out and as it was not CF I couldn't repurchase.  It was only £3.50 from Superdrug so I figured if it was rubbish it wouldn't matter too much.  The shade I purchased is Porcelain.

It doesn't actually specify what each one is used for but I use the left hand side one for under my eyes; the middle one for any blemishes or redness; and the right hand side one I steer well clear of!  The LHS one is great as it has a peachy tone which helps cover dark circles, it's almost exactly the same colour and consistency of Mac NW20 Studio Finish Concealer which is what I was using before.  The middle one is pretty much the same colour as my skin which is incredibly lucky!  Onto the last one... apparently this is a highlighter?!  You can see the glittery pieces reflecting in the photo but it's just so dark, why would you use a highlighter darker than your skin tone, doesn't that defeat the purpose haha?  The only way I've been able to use it is as a cream blush but even then I'm not keen on it.  However when it's £3.50 for a huge 11g of product I am quite happy to sacrifice one third!

I find that it seems to last quite well and doesn't crease under my eyes which is somewhat miraculous!  I set it with Benefit Powderflage (not CF and discontinued I believe?) and for the rest of my face I just use whatever powder I'm using - currently ELF Translucent Matte Powder.

I am still on the look out for another concealer as the the ingredients in this aren't great - contains parabens.  However if I am stuck it's something I know works for me and I can fall back on it.

Any cruelty free concealer recommendations?



  1. I currently use Illamasqua concealer which is good but I think there must be better. when I bought it the woman told me the under eye ones weren't great and just to get the regular concealer for all purposes. I have no idea if it has parabans though, I'm really not as up on them as I should be.

    1. Ahh yes I remember asking you about it before cos I have the under eye one and I didn't like it, it was too creamy. I'm not sure about parabens either I'd just rather things didn't contain them...

  2. I also got it recently but I've bought in a shade too dark for me so I gave it to my cousin.
    I have been using Witch concealer stick for years (they don't test on animals) and it's the best! X

    1. Aww I see! Oh I've not really heard a lot about Witch I'll need to look into that, thanks! :)


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