Anything which Huda Kattan launches, almost instantly becomes viral all over Instagram. So automatically her concealer launch garnered my interest from the minute I saw her whole campaign with the theme ‘Overachiever’. I picked it up within a few weeks of launch, and here’s my review on it.
What the brand says: A full-coverage creamy concealer, armed with skincare actives and a cooling zamac tip. Packed with 31% pure pigment, and multi-action skincare actives, the Overachiever not only covers and conceals, but also soothes the delicate skin around the eyes with every application. Developed with tired eyes and long nights in mind, the formula works to disguise the appearance of dark circles, redness, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and discoloration with a beautiful luminous-matte finish.
Price & Availability: It is priced at ₹2520 and is available in India exclusively with Nykaa. You can buy it from their website or from any of the Nykaa stores across India that stock Huda Beauty products. Internationally, it is priced at £23 (CultBeauty) or $30 (Sephora US) for 0.34 FL OZ/10 ml. I got mine from Cult Beauty for £19 after removing the UK Sales Tax. I had free shipping so I didn’t get charged for that and luckily I did not have to pay any customs for this order as well.
Shade: There are 20 shades in this line and this is an actual shade range where we see a good spectrum of shades. Like the Huda Beauty foundation, the shades of the concealer are divided into 4 categories – B (Beige Undertone), R (Red Undertone), N (Neutral Undertone) and G (Golden Undertone). I got the shade 22N Caramel Corn. I usually prefer picking up a concealer with a golden undertone but this colour seemed to be the best match from the reviews that I saw online. None of the ‘G’ ones looked right for me.
This shade is 1 shade lighter than my skin tone and has a neutral – peachy undertone.
Packaging: The Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer comes in a black plastic tube with a screw on top. The tube needs to be squeezed to get the product out. Huda Beauty has also included a zamac tip at the top where the product comes out. This is supposed to help in cooling and depuffing the under eye as it’s made of metal and is usually pretty cold (Such zamac tips are usually present in eye creams to help soothe the under eye area).
The packaging is pretty sleek and definitely travel friendly as the tube does not take up much room.
Texture: As this concealer boasts of 31% pure pigment, its texture is pretty thick. It feels heavy and creamy, not lightweight.
On an interesting note, the Huda Beauty Concealer also contains a few skin care ingredients such as green tea (helps to reduce discoloration), Persian silk tree extract (acts as an anti-inflammatory), Jericho rose extract (soothes and moisturises) and Caffeine (rejuvenates and wakes up skin).
Application & Coverage: The fragrance of this concealer is STRONG. It doesn’t really last, but it can be a bit uncomfortable for the first few seconds. I used this concealer after applying my foundation (Makeup Forever Ultra HD in Y445). I applied a very small amount under my eyes and blended it out with a damp beauty sponge. The applicator felt pretty nice and soothing on the under eye area but it’s very easy to over apply concealer with it. So I had to be careful while squeezing out the product. The Huda Beauty Concealer dries down super fast, so it’s better to work one eye at a time. The concealer blended out well and it gave a sort of full coverage. As this concealer is very thick, I prefer using small amounts and then building it up if required instead of going in with a heavy hand the first time. So I applied another layer and that gave me a desired coverage.
The shade Caramel Corn also very lightly highlighted my under eye. I’m not a fan of extra bright under eyes, and this gave me correct amount of highlight. The slight peachiness in this shade also helped me correct the darkness around my eyes. My under eye area actually looked pretty flawless. I didn’t want to apply it on any spots or bumps on the face as it’s not the same shade as my skin tone.
Flashback: The Overachiever Concealer does state on the Huda Beauty website that it’s flashback free but I did face flashback with this concealer 🙁 I even used it a few times with a few different setting powders but I still got flashback each time. It didn’t look horrific (Flashback Mary level) so it wasn’t really a deal breaker for me.
Staying Power: I used the Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder to set this concealer. It stayed put and just the way I applied it when I checked back after 4 hours. There was no unnecessary creasing or fading away. After about 7 hours, I did notice a little creasing and the concealer faded away a bit in some places. However, it was only visible when I looked closely in the mirror. My under eye looked pretty fine and didn’t appear patchy when I looked at it from a distance. The concealer properly started to fade away only after about 10 hours and that was just when I was about to take off my makeup. So I feel it gives a full day’s wear easily.
My Overall Experience:
I enjoyed using the Huda Beauty concealer under my eyes and loved the coverage it gave me. The applicator is fun and different, the shade is good for me (Caramel Corn) and it lasts pretty long on my oily skin. However, this is not a concealer I would use everyday as it’s quite thick and pretty full coverage. I like to wear lighter, more natural concealers on a daily basis such as the Maybelline Age Rewind, Wet n Wild PhotoFocus or NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
I use this for special occasions in the day time or at night time only when I know I won’t get photographed as I faced flashback with it. If you want flawless under eyes and don’t really bother about flash photos, then this is an excellent concealer to pick. Also, this concealer works exceptionally well as an eye base for eyeshadow and also for carving out the eyebrows!
|• Full coverage concealer||• Expensive|
|• Good shade range||• Heavily Fragranced|
|• Long-lasting formula||• Gives Flashback|
|• Contains skincare ingredients|
|• Soothing Zamac tip|
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