I’ve needed concealer for different reasons over the years. In my teens I had acne prone skin. I felt like I was using concealer on everything. In my twenties, the acne did not let up and the dark circles under the eyes began making their appearance. In my thirties, the acne has -thankfully- left but I do deal with sun damage (thank you twenties) and the occasional hormonal redness. It’s safe to say that I know my way around concealer. At best, they cover everything flawlessly without drawing attention to your imperfections. At worst, they put neon signs on your acne and melt off soon after being applied. Yikes. I’m always on the look out for a good concealer. Here’s my honest review of Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen which is part of the Flawless in Five Collection.
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Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
I have a confession to make. Sometimes the thought of putting makeup onto a pimple or zit worries me. I think about how the ingredients in the makeup might actually be making the problem worse by provoking my already inflamed skin. I don’t even know if this stuff is scientifically possible. I just freak myself out when it comes to this stuff. When I was in my teens I never really paid attention to the ingredients in my makeup. I’d just put it on and hope for the best. Not really the best method for safety considering that when the EWG tested a group of teens for harmful chemicals from their cosmetics they found 13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals in their bodies. I wish I had known then what I know now.
One of the ways I avoid these toxins commonly found in makeup products is by choosing to buy from companies like Beautycounter who believe in complete transparency when it comes to the ingredients used in their products. Beautycounter has banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through their “Never List”—all while ensuring that their products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. That being said, I trust that Beautycounter’s concealer pen is a non-toxic, safer skin concealer pen.
What is Touchup Concealer Pen?
Here is the description according to Beautycounter for their Touchup Concealer Pen:
Hide dark circles, redness, and other imperfections with our Touchup Skin Concealer Pen. Unlike other concealers that move or shift, ours stays put for long-lasting, flawless wear. Plus, the click-pen and brush applicator make it easy to apply just the right amount, even on the go. Formulated with knotgrass extract, our concealer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and photoaging, so skin looks firmer, brighter, and instantly more even.
What It’s Like
The pen itself has a clicker on top. When you click the pen it slowly releases a measured amount of concealer on the side with the brush.
What is in It?
- Aqua/Water/Eau is used for its solvent and solubilizing properties.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is sourced from either Coconut or Palm and is used for its emollient, skin conditioning, and occlusive properties.
- Dimethicone is a synthetic and is used for its emollient, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling properties.
- Coco-Caprylate is sourced from Coconut or Palm and is used for its emollient properties.
- Trimethylsiloxysilicate is a synthetic and is used for its skin conditioning properties.
- Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate is sourced from either Rapeseed or Birch and is used for its emollient and skin conditioning properties.
- Ethylhexyl Palmitate is sourced from Palm or a synthetic and is used for its emollient and skin conditioning properties.
- Polymethylsilsesquioxane is a synthetic used for its opacifying properties.
- Glycerin is sourced from Palm and is used for its emollient, humectant, and solvent properties as well as its fragrance.
- Oleyl Oleate is sourced from Corn, Olive, Palm, Rapeseed, Soy or Sunflower and is used as an emollient.
- Gluconolactone is sourced from Corn or Synthetic and is used for its chelating, preservative, skin conditioning, and viscosity controlling properties.
- Magnesium Sulfate is synthetic and is used for its bulk and viscosity controlling properties.
- Sodium Chloride is a mineral and is used for its viscosity controlling properties and as a thickener.
- Sodium Benzoate is a synthetic preservative.
- Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer is synthetic and is used for its skin conditioning and viscosity controlling properties.
- Tocopheryl Acetate is sourced from either Rapeseed, Sunflower or Soy and is used for its antioxidant properties.
- Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille is sourced from Beeswax and is used for its emulsifying, skin conditioning, and viscosity controlling properties.
- Hydrogenated Castor Oil is sourced from the Castor Plant and is used for its emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant, and viscosity controlling properties.
- Lecithin is sourced from the Soy Plant and is used for its antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, and skin conditioning properties.
- Polygonum Aviculare (Knotweed) Extract is sourced from the Knotweed Plant and is used for its emollient and skin conditioning properties.
- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) is a mineral used as a colorant, opacifying and sunscreen agent.
- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) is a mineral used as a colorant.
How to Use It
- Press the click-pen button on the top to the concealer pen until the brush tip is filled with concealer.
- Use the brush tip to apply concealer to dark circles or imperfections.
- Lightly pat with ring finger or blend with sponge.
- Wear alone or on top of foundation.
My Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen Review
I got the Concealer Pen in the color: Light. I like the color. It is slightly lighter than my Honey-colored foundation. I usually use concealer as a way to lighten and brighten the area under my eyes as well as to cover the hormonal redness I get around my nose and the occasional breakout. I like the design of the pen. I love that it is very clean looking and sleek. It fits easily into my makeup bag. The best part about the design is that it is really clean. I like that I just pop the lid back on it and I everything stays neat and clean. I hate it when makeup gets all over everything.
What is It Like?
It goes on easily. The click pen ensures that I get the right amount of product. I found that I need about two clicks to do my face. The brush tip on the pen is soft and smooth. It is easy to use. I like that the pen has a fine, flat brush that fits around the crevices of the nose with ease.
While it does cover the dark circles under my eyes very well, I’m not entirely convinced when it comes to covering pimples. Maybe other people have had better luck with this. It seems like within hours the redness is peaking through. Initially, it looks great, but then it seems to slide down, or something.
Final Thoughts on Touchup Skin Concealer Pen by Beautycounter
Ultimately, it is still a good, clean concealer. I like that it doesn’t contain toxins or harmful chemicals. Yay! Would I buy this pen again? Yes. Honestly, I will probably buy it and keep my eyes open for another green alternative to try. So far, this is the best one I’ve found.
Where to Get It
You can also check Amazon and Ebay for some good deals on BC products.