Thursday, 9 February 2017

L.A Girl Pro Coverage Foundation & Pro Conceal First Impression



I don't think I have been this excited to try out a new foundation and concealer before, there has been so much hype about the new L.A Girl Pro Coverage foundation and I'm so happy to hop on the bandwagon with this one. Whilst I was at it I thought I may aswell team it up with the Pro Conceal which is more than likely supposed to be a match made in heaven with the foundation.

So what are my first impressions?

Packaging is simple, plastic, fairly cheap but for the price that doesn't bother me. The foundation has a pump yes L.A Girl and the concealer is a brush applicator as opposed to a wand.


Upon unboxing the foundation I instantly knew it would be too dark for me and is the shade Fair which I believe is the lightest shade out of the 15 shades they have in their collection. They do sell a White shade which is used to lighten foundations which are too dark but I mean for Fair to be the lightest shade and still too dark for me I'm not impressed with that as there will be a lot of people who have an even paler complexion than me.

The concealer looked the perfect shade when I first glanced at it and thankfully is, there are 21 shades in their collection so a lot more choice in comparison to the foundation. They also stock colour correcting concealers which are very popular and do actually work a dream for my dark circles so will be trying out the L.A Girl Yellow Concealer soon.





The consistency of the foundation is fairly thick but still runny, I would compare it to Nars Sheer Glow consistency. In my opinion, this is a medium coverage but buildable, however I tried this with a beauty blender and a brush building it up and I much prefer the outcome with the beauty blender as I felt it went slightly cakey with a brush. This foundation blends amazingly well with very little effort, although I had to put effort into blending it onto my neck because it was too dark but if you get the right shade it will take even less time.

The concealer is a fairly runny consistency and the applicator emphasises that with it being a brush, I had never used one like this before so was very unsure of it but oh my word it blends like a dream with amazing coverage and did not crease at all, this is unheard of for my fussy eyes! I blended this with a beauty blender, I didn't even attempt the brush.

I wore throughout the day for roughly 10-11hours which is pretty standard for me and they lasted sooo well, I have normal - dry skin and the illuminator within the foundation came out so well throughout the day and kept my skin hydrated and glowing. If you have oily skin you will definitely need to top up with powder touch ups or blotting and I would suggest not wearing a highlighter with this if you are oily skinned as it could make you look sweaty! I didn't wear any highlighter either but by the end of the day I looked more glowing than sweaty due to the dry skin.




I bought both products off BeautyBay, the foundation came in at £11.00 and Concealer £5.00 I feel like they are complete bargains, definitely affordable and I loved them, the only downside is the shade range in foundations whereby Fair is not really that fair! other than that I loved it!


Let me know in the comments below if you have tried these or what your favourite Drugstore foundation / concealer is?



Love Gill x



10 comments:

  1. I love this concealer! I have oily skin so don't think the foundation would work well for me.

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  2. The LA Girl concealer is great! I've heard lots of people mention that the foundation isn't the best for oily skin though so that's why I've decided to pass on it. Looks really good on you, though!

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    1. Yeah I wouldn't recommend for oily skin hopefully they bring out another formula so everyone can enjoy it x

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  3. I just watched Shanxo's video on this foundation and has been on my watch list since! I really love the concealer and both are pretty affordable in NZ!
    Kathy x
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    1. Ahhh I watched it too and that's the reason I bought it lol x

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  4. Seen these everywhere, I've come so close to buying them so often! It's a shame that the foundation is too dark even though it's the lightest shade! x

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    1. I know that's one thing that's really annoying about it :( x

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  5. When I picked up my first pro concealer by them I picked classic ivory and it was near enough orange on me which is such a shame! Bit like what happened to your foundation!
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    1. Ahhh that's really annoying isn't it! Hopefully you got the concealer in another shade because it's sooo good xx

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