Sometimes first impressions are not to be relied on – as I discovered when I used Max Factor Radiant Lift Concealer (£9.99).
With a lovely, silky sheer texture which blends beautifully, Max Factor Radiant Lift Concealer is easy to apply and immediately improves the appearance of the under-eye area. Light-reflecting powders brighten the skin, making the eyes look less tired, and fine lines are smoothed over.
So what’s the problem? Well, the initially impressive results of Max Factor Radiant Lift Concealer just don’t last – on me, at any rate. Each time I’ve used it, I’ve been delighted with how perked-up my skin looks but by the next time I look in the mirror – maybe just half an hour later, when I’m heading out – it seems to be drawing attention to the lines under my eyes, presumably because it has settled into them!
The deepest line I have – which isn’t particularly noticeable when I skip concealer – looks awful after I’ve had Max Factor Radiant Lift Concealer on for a while. I resemble E.T’s granny ….
In fact, it was my mum’s comment about how tired I looked, when I met her on one of my concealer-testing days, that first alerted me to the fact that the initial, terrific, results were not the whole story.
I have had this happen with other concealers I have tried, so perhaps if you’re like me and are prone to this happening, you should avoid Max Factor Radiant Lift Concealer – as I will be doing from now on!