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When COVERGIRL revamped their entire line recently, they also decided to come out their specialty Clean Fresh line. This is a special line that is a new "clean" line of beauty products that doesn't have any sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, parabens or talc. The line is vegan and like all COVERGIRL is cruelty-free. I put "clean" in quotation marks because each brand has its own subjective version of clean beauty and is not something that is regulated by the FDA. Generally clean means it doesn't contain certain ingredients but is there is not a standard list of ingredients across the board it is per brand.
From this Clean Fresh line I tried not only the Pressed Powder (which I reviewed separately) but the Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer. The concealer is infused with with coconut milk and aloe extracts for buildable coverage and glowing skin. It has a lightweight formula for all-day wear. The finish is dewy doesn't look caked and leaves skin looking glowing and natural. It comes in 14 shades: Porcelain, Fair, Fair/Light, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Tan, Tan, Tan/Rich, Rich, Rich/Deep, Deep, Deep/Dark and Dark. As I mentioned previously it doesn't contain any of the list of ingredients that are prohibited in the Clean Fresh line.
I tried two shades: Porcelain and Fair. Porcelain works well under my eye area and Fair works out well for my face. Porcelain is a great shade for extremely fair skinned folks like myself. It works well to cover up dark circles or would work as a regular concealer on someone who is even more fair complected than myself. Fair is just hair darker than the Porcelain. Both are great for my complexion, which is extremely fair in nature. I like the Hydrating Concealer because it does contain the coconut water and aloe extract, which make this concealer great for those of us who have dry skin (such as myself). It doesn't appear cakey on the skin and leaves it looking dewy, fresh and glowing (even when used with a little bit of setting powder).
Here are some swatches of the two shades I tried:
|above, left to right: Porcelain and Fair|
Here I am wearing Porcelain under my eyes and Fair on my face:
As you can see above, the difference between Porcelain and Fair is minimal. Fair is just slightly darker than Porcelain and has a little bit more yellow to it. Both conceal well and cover quite well. However, my dark circles aren't very dark to begin with and I don't have anything doo drastic to cover either. I would also like to say that the coverage IS buildable, which is good. So you can use it and build the coverage up as needed. Another reason I like this concealer is because it is so hydrating and doesn't appear cakey under the eyes or accentuate any lines/wrinkles. Especially since I am older. Being 49, there is nothing worse than seeing fine lines under your eyes after you put on concealer (especially when you don't have them to begin with).
COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer retails for $11.99 and is available from www.amazon.com, mass market retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target and also at ULTA Beauty. Like COVERGIRL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Twitter: @covergirl; Follow COVERGIRL on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/covergirlxo/; Subscribe to COVERGIRL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoverGirl and Follow COVERGIRL on Instagram: https://instagram.com/covergirl/.