Available in 5 different shades: Light Beige, Golden Beige, Neutraliser, Soft Honey and Ivory; the concealer sticks are packaged in 4.5g lipstick-like bullets with a twist-up base and provide medium to full coverage.
To keep your concealer stick clean and hygienic, use a clean concealer brush or clean fingers to apply the concealer to your face. Applying the product directly from the bullet onto your skin can lead to the spread of bacteria and will increase the chances of spreading an acne or pimple breakout.
Try and avoid applying too much concealer in one place as this will result in it looking thick and cakey and make it likely to crease, especially in the fine lines under the eyes. Rather use the “less is more” approach when it comes to concealer and try to keep the application minimal, applying it lightly to areas where it’s needed most and slowly building the colour up with a small brush, where necessary.
After applying this product (and your foundation), it will need to be set with a light dusting of translucent powder to prevent it from shifting.
I’ve been using Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer on myself for years and it’s always covered up any imperfections that I’ve needed to hide. It’s a great, affordable concealer for those in their Teens to mid-thirties or if you have oily skin. I would not recommend this for dry or more mature skins, as it is quite thick and will be more likely to crease, collect in fine lines and wrinkles or look cakey on drier areas of the face. If you have dry or mature skin, rather use a liquid concealer.
It is not paraben free, as it does contain Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben and Propylparaben.
If you’re not sure what parabens are, please read “Parabens: What are they and how do they affect us?”
Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer is available from selected department stores, pharmacies and online retailers.