Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer, which I have in shade LX010, has become one of my favourites. Here’s why.
Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer claims and ingredients
Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer is a long-lasting concealer with a light creamy texture that covers imperfections well while nourishing the skin. The product is formulated with vitamin E to soften and protect, squalane to hydrate and smooth skin, and colour-correcting botanicals to minimise redness, dark circles and uneven colour. While blurring technologies reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.
The concealer has a lovely creamy texture that gives medium coverage, builds up well, sets quickly and doesn’t sink into the creases of the eyelid.
Ingredients list: Water/Aqua/Eau, C9-12 Alkane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Tribehenin, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Ranunculus Ficaria Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lysine, Tocopherol, Magnesium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glyceryl Caprylate/caprate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate
The moisturising ingredients in this concealer are indeed plentiful. It contains hyaluronic acid, which helps replenish and hold cell moisture; glycerin, which helps the skin retain moisture and restores its protective properties; and squalane, which softens and prevents the evaporation of moisture. So, in terms of moisturising, the concealer works in three directions, so it gets its name for a reason.
Additionally, there’s vitamin E to help fight free radicals, a range of emollients to soften and smooth the skin, acmella extract, hailed as a natural alternative to Botox for its ability to block muscle activity that contributes to fine lines and wrinkles, and an extract of the figwort to help combat redness and skin sensitivity.
And you won’t find any alcohol, essential oils or fragrance in the formula.
Packaging and texture
The packaging of the Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer is probably the worst thing about this product. Yes, the tube is beautiful, and I love this kind of calm, minimalist design. And the doe-foot velvety applicator is very easy and comfortable to use. However, the contents of the tube always leak out, making the packaging and all the cosmetics around constantly get dirty. I tried to close it as carefully as possible, also hoping that over time the problem would disappear as the amount of the concealer would decrease. But no – after several months of regular use, it’s still leaking and staining everything around.
In terms of texture, this is a light, slightly airy cream of medium thickness, which can be easily blended to a very thin layer with brushes, sponges or fingers (I mainly use a damp Beautyblender).
Coverage, finish and swatches
Because of the product’s name, I was expecting a very radiant finish, but it is still closer to the natural glow of the skin, which I really like.
And the coverage is entirely consistent with the description – medium but well buildable to cover almost all skin imperfections. Of course, it’s not the Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer coverage, which can hide everything. But for concealing dark circles and not too bright redness, it’s perfect.
I took it primarily for use in the under-eye area, so I chose the lightest shade LX010 and it works perfectly for my fair-to-light skin with a neutral undertone. For other parts of the face, it would be a bit too light, but under the eyes, it looks good as the concealer highlights it and brightens. The LX010’s undertone is not too yellow or too pink, so it is quite versatile. Plus, it doesn’t oxidise.
For comparison, the photo of shade LX010 next to other concealers. From left to right: Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer – LX010, Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer – Cotton, Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer – 02B Marshmallow, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer – Light (Ultra Fair), The Ordinary Concealer – 1.2, The Ordinary Concealer – 1.1, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – Light Neutral 22N. When blended, the difference in shades is, of course, not so obvious and sometimes not noticeable at all.
And my impressions
From an under-eye concealer, I primarily expect that it moisturises and does not accentuate mimic wrinkles and fine lines. And Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer gives it all. This concealer is very moisturising, perfectly merges with the skin for seamless and light coverage, does not dry out the skin by the end of the day as some other concealers do, and yet covers imperfections well and gives a more refreshed and rested look.
The only downside for me that I would like to point out (apart from the poor packaging) is that after application this concealer almost immediately settles in the creases and lines, despite the description saying otherwise. Therefore, right after application, I set it with powder and sometimes touch it up with my finger during the day. Though usually, applying powder on the top of this concealer is enough. However, considering how good Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer looks on the skin, it doesn’t bother me.
The Rose Inc Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer costs £23.00 and is available at:
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