Australis • Concealer Corrector • Concealers
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
As a budget concealer, and having four different shades in the one small compact, I've found it useful for a few applications. If you need heavy duty concealment, or have very noticeable and hard to cover skin colour issues, this isn't going to be for you. It's a subtle effect, light to medium coverage and very creamy. I find it works best on minor colour problems, and just helps to lift the face a little than if I went without.
The lavender shade is very pale, although I do find this works quite nicely on my peachy/gold/pink skin, as it lends a highlighter affect to areas, and offers very subtle contrast. The green is a paler green, and is a softer coverage, so if you have issues with lots of redness, it's not going to be your thing. It is however ok for small areas of redness, such as slight redness around the nose and the odd spot (I really like its subtly here as sometimes covering a small spot with a heavy concealer can make it look even more obvious, which kind of defeats the purpose of using a concealer in the first place). The two flesh tones I really don't find much use for. Not great at covering under eye darkness (which is why I purchased this initially), and I don't use them for anything else as I would rather prefer to use a colour corrector or other products for other issues.
It's a soft, creamy formula, and applies best on my skin with a slightly damp small fluff brush, stippled on and blended. Used like this I can get the most natural coverage. Remarkably, I do find it's reasonably kind to my under eye area in terms of not highlighting fine lines (provided I apply as mentioned previously. If I pack it on with my fingers, it can start to look cakey in the lines).
Packaging was a little off, the two tiered construction feels difficult to use. Opening the compact you have the green and the darker flesh tone on the top tier, then pushing that tier up gives you the bottom area with the lavender and light flesh tone, and a mirror on the bottom of the green/darker flesh tone part. It's difficult to use the mirror if you're using the top two shades, as you have to flip them up constantly to get to the mirror underneath them. Another mirror in the lid for the top products would have been better, or better yet, a quad. It's not a bad size though, compact, and feels sturdy enough, but just isn't as ergonomic as it could be.
It's a lightweight, but that may be to its benefit to some people who don't want a thick concealer. Ultimately though, I do prefer to go for other products to cover problem areas, or to highlight, so it's something I could take or leave, and only use on the odd occasion if it takes my fancy. I bought this as I wanted a new under eye concealer, and having the other tones in there seemed like a bit of a bonus, and it ended up that I use the lavender and green more than the flesh tones as I originally intended. If you've been curious about how colour correctors work, this might be an ok buy to see what you think, but if you have genuine concerns that need a committed product, this probably isn't going to be it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
First of all the packaging is annoying, I find it hard to use the top 2 concealers when it opens up on the bottom 2. The little mirror inside is nice but I wouldn't use it on the go because the skin colour concealers are no where near my skin tone.
The concealers are very streaky and hard to apply. It's a good price, and a nice idea to have 4 concealers in small travel sized packaging but it's just not really worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
Okay, no coverage, faaar too sheer for a concealer (!?!)... no staying power... would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The most accessible color corrector in stores is probably the Maybelline green stick corrector which is hard, gritty & bluish green.
This limited edition Australis concealer is a creamy, smooth and a warm toned green, which means that on the face, the green doesn't stand out as much. It is easier to blend so in terms of application, this is better.
However in terms of function - Maybelline still wins. The thickness and strong pigmentation of Maybelline's green concealer means that it dims down redness heaps better than the Australis palette. Yes, it is a strong blue-green which may not be appealing to some of you, but this means that it contrasts redness better than Australis.
Its formula is harder to blend into the skin, but it also means that it is less-transferrable too. Conversely, I always feel that the Australis one tends to slip away from my skin by 3pmish.
The skin-toned concealers in the palette I don't like: they crease and are a bit difficult to blend across the delicate eye region. That said, I do love the very natural shades that seem to just melt into my natural skin color.
The purple concealer I use in the sallow regions of my face; most notably on the lateral sides of my mouth and on my forehead where I tend to frown a lot. TBH, I find this is not so effective coz its not very long-lasting. The purple concealer is also too white and light to have any true neutralising effects...so I can't justify the second purchase of this palette.
Don't get me wrong, this is a truly innovative and thoughtful creation by Australis, but it is mediocre in its function. That said, I gave it 4 lippies coz I truly respect any brand that ventures into the stream of colour correctors - its not an easy market to play with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the first corrector/concealer that I've tried since I got this free gift with purchase. It comes in 4 sections, 2 of the sections have the concealer in it and the other 2 consist of a purple corrector for under eye circles and a green corrector for redness. The formula of this is quite creamy, so I just use my fingers to dab and blend away. Coverage is quite light and I find only some parts of this palette to be usable. The skin-tone part comes in only one colour so it's currently a bit dark for me. I mix it with the purple/green corrector and it helps, but still doesn't look right for my warm skin-tone. The purple corrector on its own leaves a slight grey cast and I don't find it covers my under-eye circles. The green corrector works the best. It covers the redness around my nose fairly well. It's not a miracle worker, but I do notice my skin looking a bit more even. However, after using this for a few days, I notice I broke out badly from the product. I know it's this because it was the only new makeup product I added to my routine.