After four months of almost always sleepless nights my once pristine under-eyes now have some lovely dark circles. Unfortunately, I can no longer get away with leaving these pesky bags uncovered anymore.
I guess that’s just one of the many gifts that come with motherhood.
Living Nature is a new brand that is now available from Well.ca. I recently reviewed the Living Nature Tinted Moisturizer and also picked up one of their lipsticks and mascara.
Behind the Brand:
LIVING NATURE IS A NATURAL SKINCARE COMPANY BASED OUT OF NEW ZEALAND. THEY PRIDE THEMSELVES ON HARNESSING NATURAL BOTANICALS AND CREATING EFFECTIVE PRODUCTS. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THE BRAND, HERE.
About the Concealer
The Living Nature Concealer is 100% natural and cruelty-free, much like their tinted moisturizer. They offer two shades: Light and medium. So if you are the least bit tanned you probably won’t find anything that will work for your skin.
Similarly to the tinted moisturizer I believe that this shade range is lacking.
In this small tube of concealer you get 7ml/0.23oz. For the high price you are essentially paying $186 per oz. (Correct me if I’m wrong because math isn’t my strong suit.) All in all this product is pretty pricey.
For that price and for the minimal shade range you’d hope to heck that this product performs…
Helps to retain moisture, but is also packed full of amino acids and other nutrients that are great for the skin.
Nature’s natural antibiotic; Manuka Oil is antimicrobial and helps to fight acne.
Ingredient Safety Key
Ingredient to use with Caution
Full Ingredient List
Aqua (water), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Jojoba esters, Mica (CI 77019), Zinc oxide (CI 77947), Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil🌱, Persea gratissima oil (avocado oil), Cetearyl wheatstraw glycosides (&) cetearyl alcohol (wheat straw extract), Glycerin (vegetable glycerin)🌱, Butyrospermum parkii butter (shea butter)🌱, Iron oxides (Cl 77492), Mel (manuka honey), Iron oxides (Cl 77491, CI 77499), Talc (CI 77718), Citrus grandis seed extract (grapefruit seed extract), Sclerotium gum, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Pelargonium graveolens oil (geranium oil)*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium oil (manuka oil), Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil). *From natural essential oils: Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool.
Thoughts on the Living Nature Concealer
Let me get straight to the point, this concealer is about just as good as the tinted moisturizer when it comes to covering blemishes (or under-eye circles.) In plainer English, it totally sucks.
I purchased the shade “Light” which is very watery and yellow. I am extremely unimpressed with this concealer.
In fact, I contemplated writing this review because it’s total crap. But I spent $43 on the damn thing so it requires a review. And to warn you not to waste your money. Learn from my mistakes.
Another thing I really dislike about this concealer is the packaging, overall I find the tube to be rather messy to deal with. It’s an unpopular opinion but I actually prefer concealer to be in a stick format (like a lipstick tube.)
Only recently, when I really looked at my local recycling facilities page (before writing the post on How to Recycle) I found out that black plastic is not recyclable where I live and therefore this package has to go into the trash once I am done with it. Unfortunately this is the case for all of the Living Nature products I bought.
I will not be repurchasing this; not only because it doesn’t work well but because the package has to go right into the trash bin. I am trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and minimize my waste… and this product certainly doesn’t help that.
Overall I guess I’m left with regret for purchasing and a $43.00 hole in my wallet.