Monday, 14 July 2014

Review: Seventeen Phwoarr Paint

Please ignore the gross fingerprints - I kinda had to use the concealer to be able to review it, guys! I did take some photos prior to using it but they were unfortunately lost so I'm making do!

I haven't done an awful lot of reviews on this blog and the last one was two and half weeks ago when I reviewed H&M Makeup Brushes. So today I am reviewing, in case you hadn't already worked it out, the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Concealer. I don't actually usually use Seventeen makeup but, after being recommended a concealer by a reader, I popped into Boots for a look. This isn't actually the concealer I was recommended (and I will still try it!) but I may have gotten a little bit distracted.

This concealer is £5.49 from Boots which is slightly more expensive than my trusty Collection concealer but still very cheap, especially for a heavy duty concealer. It comes in a little purse-friendly pot with a mirror which is perfect for touch-ups. It's the packaging which I think really wins over my usual concealer as the pot means you're able to get every bit of product as opposed to those concealers packaged in tubes where one has to scrape around with the applicator as the product runs out, meaning there's always still a little left when you throw it away. However, this packaging means there will be no wastage and thus you'll completely be getting your money's worth. 

The concealer itself has a very smooth texture and, being high coverage, very thick. The thickness does make it a little harder to blend and it's better applied with your fingers by patting it on the skin rather than with a concealer brush. It has a very good coverage as one would expect from a heavy duty concealer so very good for us naturally pale girls with prominent dark under eye shadows. Also, despite being heavy duty, it does not have too much of a 'cakey' appearance on the skin. This product had no claims of lasting all day but I still found it to do a pretty good job, keeping my dark circles hidden with minimal top-ups. 

One criticism I do have of this concealer is the very small variety of shades and it is available only in the shades 'fair' and 'medium'. Therefore, you're unlikely to be able to get an exact match to your skin tone (unless perhaps you mix the two shades) and this isn't a concealer for darker skinned girls. Seventeen really need to start making more shades! This concealer will also oxidise after a short time and become darker and more orange if it is worn without foundation and/or powder so do not wear it on its own unless you want orange patches under your eyes which will look ridiculous and make it very obvious that you're wearing concealer! However, this is true for most high street concealers (including my Collection concealer) and I doubt one would wear a heavy duty concealer without foundation and powder so I'm not holding this against it.

Overall I really love this concealer and definitely recommend it for those looking for a more heavy duty concealer that is still affordable. Whilst I have not been using it everyday, I've loved using it on nights out when I'm looking for a better coverage. I have been applying it under my foundation and then using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer over my foundation, and by combining these two concealers, I am able to completely hide my dark circles.

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  1. This sounds really good, the packaging and high coverage really reminds me of Benefit's Boi-ing which is brilliant. I run out of my Benefit one a few months ago and am still searching for a decent cheaper alternative (I also have dark circles due to being pale, little sleep and really bad hay fever :() so I may have to invest in this :)

    Louise /

  2. Great review hun, this sounds good x x
    Jess x

  3. Wonderful review, i have to give it a try!

    Lots of Love, Ana

  4. I didn't even know Seventeen made makeup! Hmm maybe I should give something of theirs a go!

    Great blog! so glad I found it!

    Magee /

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  6. Completely agree with the oxidising part, I've also found that this concealer goes a bit orange if used by itself! I was pretty impressed with the shade match though!

    I always take photos when products are new then will review after using them. There's just something about photographing a brand new pristine product!

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  7. I've been using this for so long now and I love it! It definitely does go orangy after a while though when worn on its own, not a good look when you're the palest shade of pale!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  8. I've not used this before but heard so many things. It's so cheap too, so I may give this a go.

    Lovely blog and review.

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  9. Great review! Shame about the lack of shade range!

    Style Sunrise


  10. Perfect review doll!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!

  11. I haven't heard of this befor but it seems pretty cool!!!
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  12. It sounds really nice that it can cover up dark circles but if it looks orange during the day, then it's not for me :) I'm still on the hunt for the perfect under eye concealer ;)


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  14. I think I have to give it a try! :)

  15. Great review! I would love to try this Have a wonderful day!

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  16. the high coverage really stands out for me! this looks great :)

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  18. It's a pity it's not in more shades as I find it so hard to find a perfect match in standard colours! Love the finger prints, ha, I'm always like CANT OPEN OR TOUCH UNTIL I'VE PHOTOGRAPHED.

    Corinne x

    1. Yeh, seeing those fingerprints in the photos kills me. I had taken some photos before use but they were lost and were also taken before getting my new camera so were not as good quality. This isn't the standard set for reviews to come though, I'll always take photos before use where possible :)

  19. The concealer sounds great and it's such a bargain!

    Love Emma xx

  20. i absolutely love this stuff! it's one of the best 'drugstore' concealers i've ever used

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  21. I think that I should try this concealer :).

  22. Nice review! Seems like a great product!

  23. Great review! I had never even heard of this line of products before!
    And LOL at the fingerprints. Sometimes its nice to see real photos on blogs vs the "perfect" pictures you usually see. Nice to know you actually tried it out ;)

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