When I hauled this item from Nordstrom in October last year, many of you expressed interest in seeing a review of this, so I prioritized it to test out.
And 4 months later, here we are! This is as speedy as I can get, ok? 😛
It’s Canadian Thanksgiving Day today! Happy Turkey Day to my fellow Canadians. Yes, we celebrate Thanksgiving way earlier than the US. Find out why here. Onto regular programming – an update on Project Pan!
KATE is a Japanese brand that I had some exposure to when I visited Hong Kong about 5 years ago. It is owned by Kanebo, the conglomerate that also owns Lunasol and Sensai. KATE is their lower-end drugstore range. Today I’m showing the Stick Concealer in Natural Beige:
I got interested in this product because people raved about how it is a cheaper alternative for the cult favourite Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer. For those not familiar with that – it is supposed to be The Concealer to End All Concealers. It also has a hefty price tag to match – it costs $70 USD (approx C$90 at current exchange rate), while the KATE Stick Concealer costs only ¥1,000 (approx C$12.50) for 3.1g of product. I was intrigued so I ordered this online in early 2014.
I prioritized this review since this concealer is launching this month here in Canada.
The official name of the concealer is Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer, and is an extension to the Born This Way Foundation. I was able to purchase this in advance of the launch date during a pre-launch event. I’ve been wearing this concealer for the past 2 weeks in various conditions and trying different methods. Here are my thoughts.
This week is dedicated to all the beauty items that haven’t worked for me. I didn’t purposely plan this but when I assessed my upcoming posts for the week, I realized every one of them scored less than a 5 on my Stash Worthiness scale. These posts will be filled with rants and possibly some snark. You’ve been warned! First up:
The official name of this UD concealer is Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer:
I have the shade Light Neutral. I redeemed for this item during the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points event in February, so it didn’t cost me anything, but it normally retails for $35 CAD for 5ml of product.
I learned about this product from – who else – Ingrid. 😛 I’m constantly on the hunt for miracle products to cancel out my dark under eye circles. The Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector sounded like it could fit the bill:
I bought this during Hauluary, at $35 for 4.5g pot. Becca is sold at Sephora and select Hudson’s Bay stores – I bought mine from Hudson’s Bay.