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Il Makiage Concealer Shade 2.5 and Blending Brush 140 Review

Hi, welcome to my beauty blog. I am Rachael, and this is my beauty blog Written by Rachael on March 2023, last updated: January 2024

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I’ve been using Il Makiage for nearly 2 years now and still keep going back to it. I’ve tried a few other concealers, including Estee Lauder ‘stay in place’ and Mac ‘Pro longwear’, but I still go back to Il Makiage.

On the Il Makiage website, the ‘F**K I’m Flawless concealer‘ is described as:

long-wear, lightweight concealer that instantly covers under-eye circles, blemishes, dark spots & hyperpigmentation with an advanced vegan, cruelty-free, oil-free & paraben-free formula.

Il Makiage website at time of writing

I have to agree – I use it for dark circles under eye bags, hyperpigmentation on my forehead and sides of my face, and of course – spots! It’s very light, which sinks into my skin really well and it’s buildable on those days when I’ve had a crap sleep and need extra under my eyes.

Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
Using Il Makiage’s concealer with 140 blender brush

Table of contents:

Prepping your skin

The lotions, potions and make up only stay on your skin as well as you look after your skin! To make sure my skin is prepped for makeup, I do the following:

  • I dermaplane every 2 weeks (basically shaving your face, but it takes off the top layer revealing soft skin underneath. Don’t do over spots though)
  • Cleanse, tone and moisturise, giving at least 10 minutes time before applying make up to allow the lotions to sink in
  • Use a primer after moisturiser – I use the Il Makiage primer, but sometimes the Embryolisse “lait-crème concentré” if my skin is in need of a good hydration

What are the benefits?

The biggest pluses for me are that it comes in over 30 shades, giving us a big choice. This can sometimes be tricky if you are unsure – I actually emailed them my picture when deciding on the foundation, so I’m sure you could do this too.

Here’s a link to the concealer on Il Makiage’s website.

Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - shades
My shade 2.5 is LIGHT and ORANGE although I didn’t pick this as I’m clueless. They have over 30 shades to choose from.
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
My shade is 2.5

Otherwise they have a 100-day returns policy so you can literally, return for your money back.

My shade is 2.5 which is skin-tone ‘light’ and undertone ‘orange’.

It’s cruelty-free, vegan, oil-free and paraben-free – so no nasties and no nasty treatment to animals – winner!

It’s buildable, but also light enough to wear with just one layer. I tend to use more layers on spots, and only one on my under eye area as it’s quite thin and make up can sit in my fine lines (I am mid-30’s you know).

Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
I only like light coverage under my eye as it’s thin skin
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
I gently dab, being careful not to pull as again the skin is thin!
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
Using concealer on your lids helps eye shadow stay on longer. I also sometimes use another concealer brush that’s longer and extremely soft, for going in on my lids where I’m extra careful not to pull my skin
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
I like to use my bigger foundation brush (Il Makiage 100) sometimes when I’m blending
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
Using for hiding those pesky spots
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
Using my Il Makiage foundation brush, 100, to gently buff in the concealer
Il Makiage FCUK I'm Flawless concealer - my review with blender brush 140
Spots nicely hidden!

How long does it last?

It lasts all day, over 12 hours at least.

Il Makiage 100 Foundation Blending brush review
This is me after a 17 hour day – including sweating and walking in the rain! The spots on my chin are more noticeable but after a long day, it’s understandable, plus they’re not too badly showing

How much are the concealer & brushes?

The concealer is £27 for 7ml which is pretty standard. You can buy it from Il Makiage’s website here. You have to spend over £50 to get free delivery, otherwise it’s £3.95. Use the voucher code ‘welcome10’ to get 10% off 🙂 you’re welcome!

If you’re going for the concealer, I would personally try the ‘woke up like this’ foundation. I’ve been using both for nearly 2 years, and they go really well together. I often use both if I’m out for several hours – neither fades much by the end of a long day.

If you’re unsure on your foundation shade, use powermatch to help you find your shade – I used it and it was perfect (I’m 035). If you buy both, you’ll get free delivery.

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