L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal is a cult beauty favorite due to the superior quality the buyer gets for a tiny, tiny price.
Recently, I bought this in the shades Natural, Creamy Beige, Toast, Yellow Corrector, and Orange Corrector.
Says L.A. Girl:
Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage,evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.
This blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate, customizable coverage. This must-have concealer includes a soft brush-tip for easy application.
-Camouflages the appearance of skin imperfections
-Evens out skin tone
-Covers dark circles
-Minimizes fine lines
-Provides customizable coverage
Natural is great as a highlighter on my NC25/NC30 skin-tone. I apply it under my eyes in a triangle shape and blend it out for a lovely, natural-looking highlight with a satin finish.
Creamy Beige is the perfect shade for my under-eye circles and blemishes. It evens out the relatively dark skin-tone around my eyes perfectly and provides good coverage for my blemishes.
Toast is what I use as a contour shade on my nose and under my cheekbones; it suits my skin-tone quite well and is pigmented so it requires a light hand. The undertone here is a grayish, cool one so I think this would suit a number of skin-tones as a contour shade.
Yellow Corrector looks quite yellow in my swatches, but sometimes I substitute both Natural and Creamy Beige with this shade, as it acts as both a concealer and highlight for a light/medium skin-tone such as mine.
Orange Corrector is what I use when I have enough time to use a dark-circle corrector under Yellow Corrector (under which it works quite well) or Creamy Beige. It does the job and neutralizes my raccoon-like circles very well, but a little goes a long way (with all of these, in fact) so a light hand is appropriate.
You get 8 ml of product for the price you pay and these come in a squeeze-tube with a brush applicator.
- HUGE shade range, very versatile.
- Coverage is medium to full and can be built up.
- Very, very pigmented. A little goes a long way, especially if you are using these to contour and highlight.
- Consistency is creamy and easy to work with.
- Great as under-eye concealer and blemish concealer.
- Great for cream contouring/highlighting.
- These don’t crease.
- Since the coverage is so good, yet so natural looking, I am thinking of buying more tubes of Creamy Beige to use as a foundation.
- These also do not sting my normally sensitive eyes.
- These can be mixed to create custom shades.
- Great quality, yet inexpensive.
- I freaking HATE the packaging. These would have been so much better in a bottle with a doe-foot applicator like Maybelline’s Fit Me! concealer. That brush applicator is the worst and soaks up practically half the product while you’re squeezing the shit out of the tube. Hence, I have cut the applicators off of each tube that I own.
- Creamy Beige and Natural slightly sting my skin upon initial application but that goes away quickly. Idk, maybe an ingredient is to blame or these are from a bad batch.
- Not forgiving on dry patches so these are best used on moisturized skin.
- I find it necessary to set these with powder, regardless of the weather/temperature/climate.
- I think these are available online only.
Roll over on the images below to check out the shades. Click to enlarge.
Do I recommend these?
Yes. There’s a reason so many people swear by them. If you’re looking for a good under-eye or blemish concealer, or you want an inexpensive form of cream contouring, check these out.
I wish the packaging wasn’t so crappy, but I will definitely get more of these as soon as I can.