Saturday, March 29, 2014

Oriflame Studio Artist Concealer Illuma Flair in Medium Review and Swatches

Hi girls,
Hope you all had a great week. Finally the weekend is here.. Yay! Weekend makes us all happy isn't it? My today's review is a concealer called Oriflame Studio Artist Concealer Illuma Flair in Medium. This concealer was given to me by a friend who found it too light for her. I have used this concealer for quite sometime and I can comfortably say what I think about it. Read on to know more...



Ingredients: I threw the box away unfortunately. I have no idea.

Price: Rs.279/- for 10ml. May be available on discount many times.

What does Oriflame say about the product:
Illuma Flair - light reflecting complex diffuses light to minimize fine lines and imperfections - dark circles, blemishes and veins seemingly disappear under a perfectly natural finish. Buildable coverage and moisturizing formula ensures weightless, comfortable wear and a stunning result.



The concealer comes in a squeeze tube with a pointed outlet which helps in getting the right amount of concealer from the nozzle. The cap is decent enough but the thing is that all the concealer gets accumulated in the nozzle and makes a mess to be honest. The squeeze tube is transparent and hence you know the shade easily from the outside. You can travel with it because it does not leak but as I mentioned that if you take off the cap all the concealer is accumulated in it. Hence nothing exceptional but decent packaging.




The concealer comes in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark. The shade I am talking about is Medium. Well as I said that the shade was not chosen by me but I feel that it was ok for me because a shade lighter than this or darker than this may have not worked for me at all. The concealer is creamy and of good quality I must say. It brightens the under eye area when applied and I generally do apply them on my eyelids as they are pigmented to neutralize the skin tone. Now let me admit I have horrible dark circles. Since I started working years ago I developed them due to stress, night shifts at work  etc. 




Now If I look few years back there were no blogs or that much information I could have known of to help me with my skin problems or dark circles. Today's teenagers are lucky in that department. Also there are so many brands  now which one can go for. So I would say I was unlucky that way. Anyhow coming back to the topic the area under my eyes is a but dry hence I do use almond oil and Aloe vera gel too to hydrate it first before applying the concealer and otherwise before sleeping at night. I do pat it and set it with a compact powder so it lasts long. Now the thing is that it does not help in concealing my dark circles completely.Over the years and my time being a blogger I realised that you need a corrector to neutralize your dark circles or may be a MAC concealer to conceal effectively. Well I have none. The corrector well I am looking to get one from is the  Kryolan one. Ok so I would say that it has decent coverage but not enough for dark circles and blemishes. I wish it improves on the coverage part. It claims about the light reflecting part which is true but I do not see that it reduces fine lines or wrinkles.

The Good:
Creamy.
Can be used to conceal minor blemishes.
Light texture and does not cake up.
Available in 3 shades.
Inexpensive as a concealer considering other brands.
Travel friendly packaging.

The not so Good:
3 shades I feel may not be enough for most skin tones.
Wish they work on the packaging as all concealer is accumulated on the nozzle.
The concealer is not effective for those with dark circles - coverage is not good enough.
Oriflame representatives are hard to find (not a con for me though)
Does not reduce any fine lines or wrinkles.

Rating:2.5/5

This is definitely not a repurchase for me. Although I like the brightening part and the dewyness, the concealer does not work on my dark circles at all and is only used by me as an eye shadow primer. If you are lucky enough to not have terrible dark circles like me then this product is for you.


I hope this review was helpful to all those reading. Please leave your lovely comments below and any recommendations for a good concealer in a budget are welcome. Also if you are visiting here for the first time do not forget to leave your blog links along with your comment.

See you all in my next review. Until then.. Happy Weekend everyone ♥♥




101 comments:

  1. This will be a skip for me too :)
    Nice review Nats!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am looking for a concealer with a high coverage!! This one will not go for me! Loved your detailed and honest review! :) <3

    Have a great weekend!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Charu .. this wont work for u :)

      Delete
  3. interesting review.. perhaps this works on asian skin?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gladys it works on all skin tones :)

      Delete
  4. great review :) have to give it a try :)
    http://docdivatraveller.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks.. its nt good if u hv dark circles !

      Delete
  5. ohh I had read such a great review on this just a few weeks ago and was thinking of buying it :o Thanks for ur honest review Nats! You saved me some money. I'm so glad u put a reader's trust before rather than praising a product just coz its a pr sample!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its nt worth it i expected a lot bt dint work for me.. Thanks fr the appreciation Lisha :)

      Delete
  6. That;s a great post. love everything about your blog.. .Would be happy to welcome you also on my blog . much love and keep n touch! :)))
    Thanks
    Richa
    http://www.yulookgorgeous.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks fr appreciating and stopping by Richa.. ill have a look :)

      Delete
  7. this one has to be skipped, thanx for the review dear :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have the same issue: dark circles and can be pretty terrible. I have to apply concealer everyday. Looks like not a good product to invest in and I also think that the brand has died off in our market.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't like this product... Tnx for your professional review darling!!!!
      Happy WE!

      Delete
    2. I have the same issue too hence this dint work for me Navi .. Thanks fr stopping by :)

      Delete
  9. Great review dear. I will skip this :\

    ReplyDelete
  10. great review!! i'll know to skip this if i come across it thanks :)!

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. great review darling!
    www.mrsnoone.it
    have a nice week-end!
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my Such a dud dear :( lovely review :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nicely reviewed dear...I will now not buy this product.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have huge dark circles too :( This wont fit me.

    ReplyDelete
  15. pretty helpful review :) Thanks God I donot have dark circle issue

    ReplyDelete
  16. I mostly dislike Oriflame makeup.,,its no good...skincare though...pretty god stuff

    Blue Velvet Addict | Artistry Time Defiance Skin Refinishing Lotion

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have this too but I quite liked it! Nice review dear! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is nice bt doesnt serve the purpose of concealing my dark circles :)

      Delete
  18. looks pretty average.. lovely review though :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Impressive review will want to try product.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Skipping it totally if it is not so good :) Lovely review and pics Nats :D

    www.IndianBeautyCenter.Blogspot.in

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great point - today's teenagers are SO lucky! So much info to get!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally Brittnee.. Thanks for reading :)

      Delete
  22. Lovely review darling! I am definitely skipping this...Looks like such a dud :(

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh very nice concealer ahs a nice coverage.
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks it did not work for me may b wud work for u

      Delete
  24. No from my side :( New to your blog checkout mine sometime
    www.ilovly.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hanks for stopping by will chk out ur blog too :)

      Delete
  25. Wonderful review babe, Great!
    Have a sweet sunday.
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

    ReplyDelete
  26. thanks for the honest review hun...I'll skip this

    ReplyDelete
  27. Sounds rather average! Nice review Nats :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Total dud product :( thanks for the Review Nats :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. It's a skip.....provides no coverage.....Nice and honest review dear....xoxoxo....^_^

    ReplyDelete
  30. N ice review doll! I like good quality concealers!!
    Many kisses
    Mary

    Happy Birthday Fairy Mary INTERNATIONAL Giveaway with ALeRO!

    http://fairymakeuptales.blogspot.gr/2014/03/happy-birthday-fairy-mary-giveaway-2.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mary i agree concealers r a must now and shud work for u :) thanks fr commenting

      Delete
  31. Well reviewed dearie..I am not getting this...

    ReplyDelete
  32. Sounds okayish, would be good for girls beginning with makeup I guess. Nice honest review dear :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I have a lot of Oriflame things but i find most of their bases and correctors are not the best out there (i stick to color and decorative make ups when buying stuffs from Oriflame, the main pull would be the affordable price and the glossy catalogs hahaha), and this one looks okay but since i prefer more coverage for my dark circle maybe this product's not for me either!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree their color make up is good and some other stuff too but this concealer did not work for me at all.. Thanks fr stopping by n commenting Mindy :)

      Delete
  34. Love the review! Don't think I'll be getting this one...

    ReplyDelete
  35. Nice post dear. Some oriflame prods are good, some are not that great http://divadiaries.in/garnier-fair-miracle-photo-review/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree some are good .. m only talking abt this product here.. Thanks :)

      Delete
  36. I, too, have dark circles. :( You've got lovely eyes, Natasha, and this was a fab review! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awww thanks Tina fr appreciating .. we all have dark circles dont we.. :(

      Delete
  37. great review dear
    http://mywonderrfulworld.blogspot.it/2014/03/ce-aria-di-primavera.html

    ReplyDelete
  38. Great review ..sad it didnt work for you...:(

    ReplyDelete
  39. Does not sound impressive....a big skip from my side....:-)

    ReplyDelete
  40. oh. i am never attracted to foundations and concealers. bad its just 2.5/5... :(

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi dear Natasha, finally I'm back!!! Thanks for the detailed review, generally I do not use concealer, especially in this season I don't like to apply even a bb cream!
    kisses
    Marghe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad that ur back Marghe.. I do not use much make up in the summers.. Thanks fr stopping by xo

      Delete
  42. I shall skip this... Loved the review and before/after pics dear! :D

    ReplyDelete
  43. I also have very dark circles around my eyes, but I have not found a single one concealer that hides them well. I add some light powder on top of concealer and then it all looks reasonable.
    www.minsbeautyequipment.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree with u abt finding the appropriate n perfect concealer.. I do that too :D thanks fr stopping by :)

      Delete
  44. I tell you girl: you should start selling these beautiful products to the US- or the world! You are making me want to try all these! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Sissi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awww thank u Sissi fr ur lovely comments always.. a big virtual hug.. hehe m glad i tempt u in a nice way.. will send u some stuff one day hopefully.. thanks fr appreciating.. xoxo

      Delete
  45. Oriflame cosmetics has also failed to impress me.. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lolzzzz nt all products are bad Poo bt this one dint work for me

      Delete
  46. I love to use it on the areas where I need light coverage, agree that it does not hide heavy dark circles much but it's a good one for those who don't need much coverage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks .. yes good for light coverage i agree

      Delete
  47. Nice and honest review...... Check out my latest post on
    Party NailsArt on my blog....

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks for the review Nats :) Will skip it <3

    ReplyDelete