From The Vault: Organic Glam Concealer
As I have said (many a time before) my greatest frustration from a make-up persepctive is the overall lack of good, clean concealers. Actually there are two; lack of clean options and lack of variety in the colour stakes within them… This months delve into the vault looks back at one of the first concealers to make it into my kit.
One of the more versatile brands when it comes to banishing those blemishes is Organic Glam. The Organic Glam concealers are available in two cute mini palettes, Light and Medium; each containing three shades and an under-eye highlighting cream.
Smooth and easy to apply (although when you first open a new palette you do need to work the product a little to get it going), they can either be applied with a brush or a finger and then followed by a light dusting of loose powder in order to set them. The concealers feel velvety soft and deeply moisturising on the skin and don’t sit heavily on the skin.
The concealers are infused with tea tree and lavender to provide antiseptic properties and green tea, lemon and grape in addition to vitamins A, C and E to nourish and protect the skin. The highlighter contains light reflecting particles to create a luminous look and antioxidants green tea, lemon, eyebright and arnica to reduce puffiness.
When I am applying make-ups, it is important to me that I can mix and match colours and tailor them to the skin I am working on. Consequently, my only criticism of the Organic Glam concealers is that there is not a palette suitable for darker skin tones, although I am sure over time this will be rectified (I hope!).
I love creamy palette based concealers and favour them over more fluid tube based options. I love to mix and match, blending shades to create the perfect colour to hide a specific blemish or shadow and I feel that palettes and creams allow a little more freedom to do that.
I still have the Organic Glam concealer in my kit however I have to say that my feelings towards these little quads are waining a little. They are very light in their coverage and although they can be built up, they are still only really suitable for use on very minor blemishes or under eye shadows as they don’t provide enough coverage for deeper shadows, more severe blemishes or heavier duty work such as tattoo coverage.
Having had them in my kit for a while now, I would say they are are on the whole more suited to everyday beauty work than broadcast and I often find myself reaching for something extra to cover those stubborn blips and marks.
I am still on the hunt for the perfect clean concealer. It’s like searching for the holy grail; fabled but as yet undiscovered…
The Organic Glam Mini Concealers are priced at £25.96 for a 4g palette.
Organic Glam is the award winning make-up arm of The Organic Pharmacy. Established by Pharmacist and Homoeopath Margo Marrone and her Graphic Designer husband Francesco, The Organic Pharmacy opened it’s first store in London’s Kings Road in 2002, with the aim of bringing the best quality products and treatments – all free from toxic ingredients.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annus) , Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin A (From Daucus Carrota) , Vitamin E (Tochopherol) , Carnuba Wax, Nylon 12 , Rice Bran Wax, Safflower Seed Oil, Talc, Arnica (Arnica Montana) , Beeswax (Cera Alba), Acrylate/Carbamate Copolymer,Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Ethylhexylpalmitate), Eye Bright (Euphrasia Officinalis), Grapeseed Extract (Vitis Vinifera), Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), Iron Oxides, Lemon (Citrus Limonum), Mica