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VS PRO Camouflage FX Universal Concealer Palette
Rating
$18
Category:Makeup > Concealers & Highlighters > Cream-to-Powder Concealer
Last Updated:11.26.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

VS PRO Camouflage FX Universal Concealer Palette is a cream-to-powder concealer housed in a compact. You get three workable shades for light to medium skin tones. This product is designed to give you the ability to blend more than one shade together to achieve an exact match to your skin, and the ability to contour with the darker shades.

Combining the shades to match your skin tone requires some practice, but may be worth the effort if your trouble spots require slightly different shades of coverage (e.g., lighter for under the eye, slightly darker for blemishes). The texture is very creamy, which is great for blending, but it’s prone to creasing (especially around the eye area). You’ll want to be sure to set this concealer with a powder. Also, the creamy texture, while easy to work with, isn’t the best type to use on breakouts (a liquid concealer is a safer bet).

Pros:

  • Creamy, blendable concealer offers buildable light to medium coverage.
  • Workable for light to medium skin tones.
  • Three shades can be combined or used separately; the darker shades can be blended for contouring.

Cons:

  • Combining the shades to match skin tone requires some practice.
  • Creases into wrinkles.
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Brand Overview

Victoria's Secret At-A-Glance

Strengths: Good concealer, and mascara; outstanding powder eyeshadow, liquid liner, and long-wearing lip color; good makeup remover.

Weaknesses: Average foundation (and only one option); disappointing eye pencil, lip balms, and oil-blotting papers.

Victoria's Secret makeup clearly tries to play up the same sleek, coy sexuality the rest of the Victoria's Secret merchandise is known for. And what could be a better environment for offering makeup! Victoria's Secret stores are all about a woman feeling sexy and beautiful, head to toe. If you're donning a silky teddy or lacy corset, the complete look almost begs for full, glossed, pouty lips and softly blushed cheeks, and this cosmetics line supplies that, albeit with shine and glitter to spare.

In the fall of 2006, the former Victoria's Secret makeup line blossomed with a whole new look and more enticing branding. Dubbed Very Sexy Makeup (to complement the company's popular fragrance of the same name), the line benefited from a streamlined product selection, while the packaging was updated from polished silver to lacquered black with metallic fuchsia stripes. The image update is sleek and mostly impressive, and kudos are due for to the well-designed tester units, which allow customers to experiment with every shade and offer plenty of tissues, cotton balls, mirrors, and makeup remover. Although I could argue that it doesn't take loads of shimmer and glitter to create very sexy makeup, I'll keep my comments focused on the products themselves, a surprising number of which are quite good and moderately priced.

Items worth checking out include the Liquid eyeliner, Face Illuminator and the impressive Long Wear Lip Shine. The lack of foundation options and a disregard for sufficient UVA protection in every product sporting an SPF rating is disappointing. If you happen to be visiting Victoria's Secret for their annual bra sale you might want to check out some of their makeup items just for the fun of it.

For more information about Victoria's Secret Cosmetics, call (800) 411-5116 or visit www.victoriassecret.com/beauty.

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