A while ago I bought this Candy Doll lip concealer from Eki's blog sale. This is my first Candy Doll product and I was super excited about it since I am a gyaru ‘fan’ lol :)
I have been wanting to try a lip concealer for a while now because my lips are pretty pigmented naturally and sometimes lip gloss or lipsticks will look different on my lips than in the tube. This gets really frustrating when I buy something based on the tube or swatch colour and then it looks different on.
Eki is so lovely, she included this cute note and some samples for me!
Here’s the lip concealer on the Candy Doll website. It’s in Japanese, so either you should know how to read Japanese or you can bust out the Google Translate.. I give no guarantee that the translation will make perfect sense.
Ingredients: Daimajirinoreiru Daimajirinoru acid, polyglyceryl Toriisosutearin -2, isotridecyl isononanoate, Okuchirudodekanoru acid Daimajirinoru (phytosteryl / Isosuteariru / cetyl / stearyl / behenyl), (behenate / 2 eicosanoic acid), glyceryl, synthetic wax, Kyanderirarouesuteruzu, Karunaubarou, polyglyceryl -6 Poririshinorein, chamomile flower extract, squalene, jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, grape seed oil, citrus unshiu peel extract, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitic ethylhexyl, Toribehenin, sorbitan isostearate, tocopherol, simethicone, Propylparaben, BG, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, hydroxide Al, boron nitride, mica, talc
The lip concealer comes in pretty standard plastic packaging with the Candy Doll logo on the lid. Not super cute, but not ugly either.
I didn’t use a huge amount on my lips, I guess you are supposed to use more for full coverage. I think it concealed the pigment pretty effectively though even with a small amount. It didn’t feel drying which is a big plus. Usually concealer on my lips dries them out and causes flakies. NOT pretty. This lip concealer has a more runny liquid texture which felt pretty moisturising in comparison to regular concealer.
With Candy Doll lip concealer
NYX Mega Shine lipgloss – LaLa over Candy Doll lip concealer
NYX Mega Shine lipgloss – LaLa over natural lips
While it did conceal the pigment and make the lip gloss colour more vibrant and closer to the tube colour, I feel that the lip concealer settled into my fine lines a bit and made them more obvious. It is more noticable on camera than in real life, though. I think it might work better under a more opaque gloss or lipstick rather than a semi sheer one. I was a little disappointed that it settled into the fine lines, but overall I think it's a pretty good product. I will try it again with a different lip product.
- Concealed pigment well
- Didn’t need a lot of product
- Moisturising and non-drying
- Made colour more vibrant
- Settled into fine lines
Neither really.. Candy Doll is pretty expensive in the USA! And it’s an extra step in your makeup routine, so not really a timesaver. It’s more of a special ‘gyaru’ purchase for me
I’m still undecided. I’m thinking WANT, but I’ll see how it performs with some other lipsticks and glosses.
Do you use lip concealer/regular concealer on your lips so your gloss colour looks true to the tube? Have you tried any Candy Doll products?