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Nature at its best. One of the reasons why I love Spring 😊

You’ve requested it, so here is my review of @emcosmetics the great cover up #concealer , where I braved it and took photos of my hideous looking under eyes dark circles! 😂 Ever wondered what this concealer can do for you? Check out sweetjellybean.com to find out 😊 #emcosmetics #em #greatcoverup #michellephan

Ever wondered what the great cover up concealer by em cosmetics can do to your under eyes dark circles? Check out my before and after photos below. Not a pretty sight. You’ve been warned. :-P

The Great Cover Up Concealer Review

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ethylhexyl palmitate, kaolin, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate
ozokerite, cera alba / beeswax / cire dabeille, polybutene, silica silylate
disteardimonium hectorite, polyethylene, propylene carbonate, silica
Concealers are fascinating makeup solution to our dark circles aka panda eyes looking dilemma. But just like foundation, finding your perfect shade can be tough and you could end up having reverse raccoon eyes instead if not careful.

Luckily, beauty gurus these days seem to really know what they’re talking about, the likes of Michelle Phan. This concealer was part of my em cosmetics haul last year during their crazy sale, best time ever to hoard LOL. I think I paid around $12 for this and it includes shipping whereas the current price is $17 (used to be $19) plus tax & shipping.

What sold this to me was a video Michelle shared on a sharpie heart, which the great cover up managed to well, cover up!

The Great Cover Up Concealer Review

There are 8 shades to choose from with cool, warm or neutral undertones. Honestly, it was mind boggling for me especially not being able to swatch it in person.

But after chatting with their guru online, I picked up the shade in Light Warm since they said it would suit my (Asian) skin complexion with yellow undertones.

The great cover up concealer comes in this little squeeze type tube with slanted nozzle which helps control the amount dispense.

You only need a very (very) tiny amount of this concealer to get the job done so 9ml will take you a long way.

See the swatches below including photos of with and without the concealer. Also, the pictures at end of this post, I didn’t use any foundation, just the following products below:

Before and After

You know what’s good about this concealer? It has a creamy, thick formula yet it feels lightweight on my skin. It offers a full, natural-looking coverage, which is what I’m looking for in a product. You also won’t find any chalkiness or cakey residue forming under your eyes later. This is also very easy to blend without tugging your skin.

So all you need to do is pat, pat, pat, and voila! I use my finger or this pointed foundation brush from Real Techniques to do the application.

You can buy this concealer from emcosmetics.com for $17 (excluding shipping + tax). I found this a little pricey at first, but after using this for the last few months, I can say that I’m glad I bought it. I don’t wear concealers all the time, but when I do, this is definitely my go-to.

Q: What do you think of this great cover up concealer by Michelle Phan? 

Products used for the above ‘no makeup’ look:
Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Cream reviewed HERE.

The Great Cover Up Concealer Review

The Great Cover Up Concealer Swatches, Before & After Ever wondered what the great cover up concealer by em cosmetics can do to your under eyes dark circles?

#tbt #nailart 😉 @zoyanailpolish #Rue & #Odette looking good together. #nailsmakeus (details on sweetjellybean.com, which is back up and running by the way lol) #nailpolish #zoya #naturel

The yummiest iced Nutella latte ever! From the one and only #AngryCoffeeBean 👏 I had to stop at someone’s front yard to take this pic 😂😂 because I knew this would be gone by the time I got home lol. #coffee #nutella #latte #drink

Uh oh @sallyhansenau Tahiti Sunset collection looks awesome! #nailsmakeus #nailpolish

This month’s @boxofhappies reminds us to ‘enjoy the little things’ - join us at sweetjellybean.com for the unboxing. #handmade #etsy #crafts #smallbusiness

April Box Of Happies Unboxing (Spoiler Alert!)

April Box Of Happies Review

One of the best things about subscribing to Box of Happies is that they really know where to hit the spot!

Whether it’s by surprise, making you smile, or putting amazing brands and their products together in one happy box, of which by the way you can reuse to your liking. I use my boxes to store my makeup brushes, washi tapes and lip crayons!

And becoming their 4-month straight unboxing bean,…

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Moo-tastic #kloutperks ever! Thanks @klout & @moo for this amazeballs #businesscards for my blog 😊😊 so happy with the result and more info soon on my blog. ^^ #freestuff #klout #mooprints

First rose #nailart (featured on the blog sweetjellybean.com) #nailsmakeus #nailpolish @milanicosmetics #ARoseMyLady base

This cute trio is included in my #luckybeangiveaway ! Courtesy by @boxofhappies #SurpriseMe3 grab bag. More details on the blog on how to get more entries. This giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Good luck! 😉 #craft #diy #creative

Oh, cheesy! Thanks @influenster for my first #VoxBox 😊 #sargento #cheese #nomnom

Urban Decay & The Balm Cosmetics Giveaway! (International)

This is how we like to get this brand new week started here! With Urban Decay and The Balm Cosmetics goodies as our giveaway prizes. And did I say it’s also INTERNATIONAL?!

I’m co-hosting this giveaway with these beautiful ladies Tasha at Belleza Kisses (main host) and Leslie at Bravenezz (co-host) and was super thrilled when Tasha messaged me the prizes details.

You’re being spoiled beauty beans…

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#funfriday nails! TGIF beauty beans! What nails are you rocking this weekend? Watch out for another easy and fun tutorial on my blog 😉 #nailsmakeus #nailpolish #nailart