The The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer is a new, 100% Vegan product that is according to the brand, a must-have for blemish-prone skin. The concealer is supposed to have a natural, full-coverage matte finish but still lightweight and breathable, enriched with skin-clearing Tea Tree Oil. I’m going to review and put the The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer to the test in today’s post.
The The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer comes in a small, lightweight, plastic container with a transparent lid, containing 1.5 grams of product in total. I like the packaging, it’s easy to pop in your bag if you need any touch-ups. I do think the amount of product doesn’t look like much but I think this is meant to be used sparingly on spots, so you don’t need a lot of product anyways.
The The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer is available in 10 different shades. I’ve received two, which are 010 Peruvian Lily (left) and 026 Tamerza Dune. The concealer feels creamy but sturdy, leaving a very light layer on my skin that can be build up if needed. It has a subtle Tea Tree Oil scent and dries to a complete matte finish.
I’m kinda lucky, because I don’t have any blemishes at the moment! I unfortunately can’t try the concealer out on it’s own, because the color of my skin is very uneven at several areas, which too big to spot treat with a concealer. My boyfriend doesn’t have any blemishes either (we’re two very lucky people!). Therefore, I applied my foundation as usual and used a mix of both shades of the The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer under the right side of my eye to see if I could use it as an under eye concealer instead. The concealer did brighten my eyes but you can still see a grey-ish cast underneath my eye. It was also very difficult to apply the concealer there, because formula dries quickly and is not “wet” enough for me to evenly cover the entire area.
I actually found my initial application to be so horrible, that I’ve completely removed my base and started over, now only using the shade 026 Tamerza Dune underneath both of my eyes. I could make it look good by applying the concealer carefully with my fingers but it took way more attention then just slapping it on and blending it out using a beauty sponge like I usually do. I did use a bit of powder to set the concealer completely, even though it dries to a matte finish. I paired the concealer with the The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation (review here), which was recommended by the brand and I think it the combination and the make-up overall looks really great!
I unfortunately only had time for this review to show the before/after make-up after about 6 to 7 hours. I don’t really see a difference between the two pictures, which is really good! I don’t think it would look different with a few extra hours though.
The The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer is a long-lasting concealer and looking at the swatches, definitely can be build to full-coverage. I don’t think it is worth the time to be used underneath the eyes, but it might be good as a spot concealer for blemishes like acne, especially since it contains Tea Tree Oil. The only thing that worries me a bit is that it might cling on dry patches because of the matte finish, which I unfortunately wasn’t able to test out myself.
The The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer is available for €9,00 Euro at The Body Shop Stores and at TheBodyShop.nl.
What kind of product do you use to cover up blemishes?
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