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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jill Stuart Secret Control Correcting Concealer Review

Oh gosh! How fancy is this? A concealer inside a chandelier crystal!?! HaHaHa Cheers to imagination and presentation! Jill Stuart gets an A+ for both.You will never view concealer the same way again. HaHaHa Jill Stuart's Secret Control Correcting Concealer comes in 5 (FIVE) shades, and unlike other concealers, they all do different things (it's not about your skin tone):  

(01) Luminous Pink - for those who want to make the area around their eyes brighter   
(02) Warm Pink - for those concerned about blue circles under their eyes, or who want to make their eyes appear more flushed and vivid   
(03) Cream Yellow - for those concerned about brown circles under their eyes, or who like a natural finish  
(04) Light Beige - for those who want to make their skin brighter, and to cover acne and blotches
(05) Medium Beige - for those who want healthy skin, to cover acne and blotches...can also be used as nose shadow and along the face line. I purchased (05) Medium Beige on eBay from a Hong Kong seller (here and here). You can view other vendors in my previous Jill Stuart review.

Here are my thoughts: The Medium Beige #05 Correcting Concealer illuminated my skin and blurred small imperfections. I also noticed it toned down the redness in my skin. Overall, I felt it made my complexion look more even and smooth. It also gave it a nice glow. It does not hide freckles, dark spots or under eye circles (<--I guess I would have to buy #03 for that! HaHaHa). I won't stop using my Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (it helps with my dark under eye circles and sun spots), but I will definitely use this in conjunction with it. I was really surprised at how much product you get. The package (chandelier crystal) is small, but you get an ample amount of product. You only need 1-2 dabs per cheek. This is safe to use all over your face (as I did below). You don't have to dab it on just one area (like your normal concealer). It's light coverage, but effective. As my friend and fellow blogger Jo of White Roses and Coffee said in my previous Jill Stuart post (comments section), Jill Stuart's products are not cheap (she's purchased them before). That's why I wanted to test them, and share my thoughts with you. This concealer alone, can cost you from $29 on eBay to $37 elsewhere. This is a nice little LUXURY, but I don't know about buying it again & again for everyday use. I see some results, but nothing that has me swinging from chandeliers. HaHaHa I still give it a sweet rating, because it does what it says and it's really cute.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
  Jill Stuart's Secret Control Concealer is Sweet


Unknown said...

I'd buy it for the packaging alone - I love a bit of luxe! X

Anne said...

That package is so cute Kim....hope your week is going well:)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Sadly or sickly, I would buy this for the packaging, haha!! Might even hang them up, hahahahaha!! But, the price is a little crazy. But, am happy they worked, but if you can get something cheaper that works just as good and maybe even better, I would most likely stick with what I have, but the packaging does sway me. Happy Wednesday peach, hope you are doing well :)) Xxx

LoveT. said...

The Packaging looks beautiful ,love it :)
Thank you for the good Review!

kisses :)

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Oh, it is definitely the most original and coolest packaging I have seen so far for just a concealer!I Lol, Id buy only for it cause it is too nice to watch!:) Sounds good too but is little expensive so I dont know if I would buy, maybe the n.01 as Im always concerned to make the area around the eyes brighter. Btw, Kim you have such sweet freckles, you dont have to hide them! And u always suggest the Boi-ing, I will buy it instead. Many kisses! xo

Unknown said...

omgs the product is too cute in the package. damn them for tempting me with packaging.
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Unknown said...

I love the packaging, it's so cute and nice review dear.....xoxoxo....^_^

Anonymous said...

Eek. That is some pretty pricey stuff! I do enjoy the packaging but I think it is something that can look quite cheap in the wrong circumstances. Novel ideas like this usually always have the same effect, though. Interesting that the five concealers are for different things; I have actually been looking around trying to find different concealers that will do different jobs because one doesn't seem to defy all problems. Hope you're having a lovely day, Kim. Nice and honest review, as always. Rosemary x


Jackie Harrison said...

The packaging is beautiful the product itself works and has a nice coverage great job on the review.

Elle Sees said...

loving the packaging on her collection. so pretty!!

Emmylou said...

Too bad they're so expensive. coz that yellow one would've been really nice....sigh.....

PS Kim, I want your freckles!

Mica said...

They are really cute - and I like the idea of having different ones to conceal different things, instead of just one blanket one. Nice idea :)

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Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I just keep thinking about the packaging - it's so unique and pretty... I agree, this is one of those things you buy for the look and if it works, that's just an added bonus ;)


Anonymous said...

Very cute products!
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Jane said...

the packaging is just too pretty! and i love your freckles! i wanted them so badly as a child and i still want them! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

The packaging is really cute but they are on the pricey side!

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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh these look fun! I use Benefit's High Beam and that concealer you mentioned sounds interesting.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

MaysaAndSunshine said...

How nice, Kim. I want all of them for different spots on my face. I am glad it does what it claims especially for the price tag.

Stanislava E. said...

The package is really original indeed. And how cool it comes in 5 shades for every occasion. And it is important that they are economic enough. Not very cheap indeed but at least it's worth paying the money.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That has to be the cutest packaging for concealer I've ever seen. And the corrective shade choices sound great too. Your freckles are so cute btw :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Svetlana said...

Oh, I would love to have that concealer!!!

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alexis said...

Here is the thing--- I like make up that is quality and that works…. so sometimes I am willing to pay a bit more… this sounds like one I would be willing to try, especially after my experience with their mascara.

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Lorena said...

Like you say, to spend that much money on concealer I have to be swinging on a chandelier and very happy with the results.
Now that I think of it, I actually don't wear concealer ;)

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Dear Kim, it is definitely so beautiful and classy packaging I have seen so far for just a concealer!I would love to try it out if I get it in India! Sounds nice, great and honest review honey! Have a nice day! Kisses <3

Sam said...

I can definitely see the great effect this concealer has, thanks for the recommendation. Thanks for stopping by, I always value your opinion on my posts.

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Cee said...

The packaging of this concealer is too pretty - and so creative! Jill Stuart definitely understands the importance of details. The creamy yellow concealer sounds like just what I need in my life, undereye circles are the bane of my existence ha ha! Thanks for another great review, Kim.

Unknown said...

Love the packaging, but I can see it doesn't really provide a lot of coverage.

Unknown said...

Oh those are just beautiful! love their packaging and how they work! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Sara said...

I am so going to have to keep this in mind the next time that I buy concealer!

Unknown said...

great review!

Unknown said...

Awesome packaging!!!

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Carmen said...

Quite good result! And the packaging is so cute :D

get carried away said...

such a great package!
happy day sweety!


Jessica said...

This concealer looks great and I'm loving that packaging! =)

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Coco said...

I think it's too light coverage, maybe ok for the under eye area :-)
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Mikka said...

I really love the packaging of all their products, will try them for sure. Have a nice day gorgeous!! xx

Corinne said...

This looks fab and I can see a really difference in it! I'll have to look out for it when I go to the mall next, just been to one today and spent like $500, oooops!

Corinne x

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim, I never used this kind of makeup before but it looks nice. Thanks for the review.

Unknown said...

it is pretty fancy, but its just a little pricey for me :) but if i do get one id try getting it from ebay

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LyddieGal said...

Your skin looks so much smoother and it definitely knocks out the redness. Seems like a great product!
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jo said...

Hi Kim, their packaging is truly amazing! Thanks for the mention :) I see a bit of a difference but nothing major but I'm seriously swooning over the fancy bottles.

xo Jo


S said...

the packaging is so cute tho :) i think you got a decent result kim!

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April said...

i love the luxe packaging and you did an awesome honest review

Unknown said...

I was sold at the packaging. lol. Love!



Unknown said...

I was sold at the packaging. lol. Love!



Ahleessa said...

I swear Jill Stuart has the cutest packaging! This seems like an alright product. Thanks for reviewing it.


SprinklesofStyle said...

This actually looks really cute, the packaging is lpvely :)

Layla xx


Unknown said...

I would be interested in trying the warm pink. I tend to have a bit of blue under my eyes and under eyes uses so little product it would probably last a really long time. At that price, though, I wouldn't want to buy something I was using all over my face because it would be gone too quickly! :) Like you said, though, very cute packaging! I love reading your blog because I get introduced to so many products I would never hear about otherwise!


Unknown said...

The packaging is really gorgeous and illuminates your skin really well, but the price is a bit too much for me >___<

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Missymayification said...

You always find the most awesome products. The packaging is bang on and sure sounds like a great product. Great post Kim! :-)


Ramona said...

Kim, I have o admit I have soft spot for pretty packaging and this is SO pretty. But if the price is just because of pretty packaging and label then it's not worth to spend money. I love your sweet photos which you always take with such a care and creativity. Simple, but SO pretty.

xoxo Ra


Unknown said...

i love Jill Stuart's beauty product! Thanks for sharing!


Pilar said...

The packaging is so beautiful! Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

OMG the paquette is really adorable, so girly like.
I love good makeup product, specially
When I can see the difference in my face. Great picture, and very nice post to reed.
Great blog.

Unknown said...

Wow..The packaging ...beautiful
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Outside The Waredrobe said...

Nice review!I like this product!

Unknown said...

Beautiful packaging


Unknown said...

I have always loved the packaging of Jill Stuart products and i have a soft spot for concealers, I often like using them as highlighters for contouring my face. Would definitely give this a try!


Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

The packaging is so lovely! Thanks for reviewing.


The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Hahaha, seriously, kudos to innovative ideas indeed. Beautiful post and i would buy the concealer just for the creativity behind it.


Darcy said...

Well that is just the cutest thing ever! Added bonus that it actually works!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Love it <3


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I can definitely see a different. The concealer worked well. Also, LOVE the packaging. Never seen anything like it!

Maggie said...

I so need this for the bags under my eyes! Thank you for this great review!


Unknown said...

I haven't heard of this concealer Kim, but I'm always looking for good ones because I definitely have the under eye dark circle problem. I love that you showed it and I would need to go with the stronger shade as you mentioned. Your skin looks flawless in both btw. Lucky!

I love the packaging too. So girly


June said...

It does a great job and the packaging is so adorable that I'm already sold. I guess all of us bloggers have a thing for cute packaging. Isn't it?
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Style Sense Moments said...

Lovely packaging, I am looking for a good concealer for a long time! Great product! xo

Chic Delights said...

Wow Kim, these products are amazing. The packaging in a Crystal Chandelier is so elegant and pretty. The concealer on your cheeks truly works. It looks good on you.

Jessica said...

Have a lovely day! =)

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Tina Bradley said...

I adore chandeliers--so this presentation definitely appealed. Great before and after pics, Kim, and another fab review! Glad to hear this one was sweet! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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fabulouspetite said...

Oh Kim, this is so fancy. I think I will buy it because of the packaging. Great review again, very interesting.



I've always wondered about these colour correcting thingies... thanks for sharing! Frankly though, I love your skin without!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this product....might have to check it out soon!!!


Anonymous said...

such a cute packaging :) awesome review dear !! xx

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Jo said...

I'm so bowled over by the packaging already and seeing your before and after photos, I'm amazed. It is a little pricey though and I don't know if I would buy. I'm so glad it works well on you!

Unknown said...

The packaging is so gorgeous and this is a very nice review!! Would you like to follow each other?
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oomph. said...

interesting how they all serve a different purpose! again, loving the packaging.

Unknown said...

I am glad that this review got a sweet!! Love all your reviews because they are honest! Love that!! You look great Kim!!

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