It’s been a long time since I wanted to try Inika concealer. I was especially curious how it works for covering under-eye dark circles. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I have some positive comments and even some critics about it.
Inika natural perfection concealer is packed in a 15g plastic tube which is very handy and even hygienic. The concealer comes in 2 shades: Light for fair skin and Medium for slightly darker skin tones (but not for dark skin – a shade that I also miss). I am using the light shade and it suits very well my ivory skin tone. The texture of the concealer is quite liquid and you have to shake the tube very well before using it. I have noticed that the texture depends also on the temperature. In hot summer days this concealer was a little bit too liquid, but when it was colder the texture changed and became more creamy, but still quite liquid. In general, its texture is great for covering under-eye circles because of the delicate skin around the eyes. When applied on really dark circles this concealer does cover them quite good. But for the dark under-eye circles the problem is not the coverage of the concealer, but its color. I’d really love to see in their range a few shades even in peachy and even yellow tones for neutralizing dark-circles! Just a light color in skin tone shades will never cover good enough very dark circles or any other discolorations. They have to be neutralized with the appropriate color. The liquid texture of the concealer it’s even not so good in covering red spots, if they are very visible. However, the concealer does a good job if applied on top of the liquid foundation to additionally cover some imperfections. But it has to be set with setting powder especially on oily skin. You can apply this concealer with your fingers or with using a concealer brush. The ingredients are very good as you can see it from the list below. Inika mineral makeup is suitable even for vegans, is not tested on animals and is OFC certified.
In conclusion, I think that this concealer is suitable for those women who don’t need/use foundation and don’t have bigger discolorations or imperfections. In short, for those who opt for a minimal natural look. They can apply it gently with fingers on areas where needed and set lightly with powder. The light concealer is also very good if used as a highlighter for “lifting” some areas of the face.
I understand that creating a good concealer is still a challenge in the green beauty industry, so I hope that we will soon have some improved concealer formulations with light texture and good coverage for any discolorations!
Ingredients: (*) denotes ingredient is certified organic. Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice; Titanium Dioxide; Macadamia Oil*; Citric Acid; Glycerin; Zinc Oxide; Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E); Coconut Oil*; Mica; Cetearyl Alcohol; Cetearyl Glucoside; Apricot Kernel Oil* Calendula Infusion Oil*; Aqua; Chamomile Extract*; Green Tea Extract*; Camellia Oil*; Shea Butter*; Carnauba Wax*; Potassium Sorbate; Tamanu Oil*; Evening Primrose Oil*; Marula Oil*; Argan Oil*; Xanthan Gum; Palmarosa Essential Oil*; Lavender Oil*; Ylang Ylang Oil* Sandalwood Australian Oil*; Geranium Oil*; Petitgrain Oil*; Rose Otto*; Yellow Iron Oxide; Black Iron Oxide; Red Iron Oxide *Certified Organic
You can find Inika cosmetics and many other natural brands in Ecco-verde international shop at very good prices.