Today I have a review for you!
I’m trying to get back into the review game for you guys because I feel like I haven’t done them in a while. Truthfully, I’m just so overwhelmed with all the products I have yet to review so I’ll start slow and prioritize.
Today’s review is the new-new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop concealer from NYX Cosmetics. NYX is one of my favorite drugstore brands—that should come as no shock because I can’t seem to shut up about them—so I was stoked to have gotten this in my mail box. I use their HD Photogenic concealer almost religiously and had no clue that they had a new one, until now.
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Product Description from NYX Cosmetics:
Play hide-and-sculpt with our new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer. Available in 24 highly pigmented hues, this lightweight liquid won’t transfer and has three major complexion musts covered. You can use our blendable, matte formula to camouflage imperfections, brighten up your face and contour those features to perfection. This creamy multitasker also delivers full coverage with a finish that lasts for up to 24 hours. Pair our longwearing concealer with its complementary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation and Powder Foundation shades to put your best face forward.
Size: 0.11 fl oz / 3.50 mL
Price: $8.50 USD
Packaging / Size / Price
First things first: size and price. I own three of their HD photogenic concealers and those go for $6 for the SAME amount of product as these. But these are $2 more? Why? Besides looking like an upgrade of the HD concealer, I was baffled that it’s a bit more on the expensive side for their concealers. All their concealers are $6 or less, with the exception of their concealing palettes.
The packaging looks exactly the same as the HD Photogenic concealer and is slightly taller, enough to notice but not much bigger. Visually, this one is much more appealing than the HD concealer, but is it better or worse?
Formula & Application
Compared to the HD concealer, this one is a matte formula and it is also a muti-tasker. You can use it to conceal imperfections, brighten up your face, or to contour. Since I only have this one shade, I can only conceal my blemishes with it.
This one is apparently full coverage, I’ll be sure to compare it to the HD concealer in just a bit for you (since that’s all I can truly compare it to). The shade I received was Soft Beige, which is a medium light with cool undertones. I have warm undertones but it seemed to be okay for my skin tone.
The biggest problem I have with the HD photogenic concealer is that they tend to oxidize so I started trying to get a shade or two lighter. I was hoping that this one was better in that aspect.
I was trying to take a photo to show the oxidation, but it was kind of hard. The left swatch was the first one, and the right was second.
It’s hard to tell, but there’s little to no oxidation from this concealer, which pleased me immensely. That means that the shades will stay pretty close to the shade they’re supposed to be.
Here are some comparison photos with the HD concealer so you can see the packaging differences as well as the swatches themselves.
The HD concealer is light to medium coverage and this one claims to be full coverage, so I tested this out on my face on the same side, so you could judge for yourself.
HD Photogenic Concealer Wand Before & After:
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Concealer Before & After:
I don’t know about you, but to me there was literally no difference in coverage. The most notable thing about the CSWS, is that it’s matte. I’ve come to find that matte formulas just don’t look good on my skin, especially when I’m trying to cover blemishes with them. This one wasn’t bad, and it would be covered by my foundation, but it’s not something I can use on it’s own the way I use the HD photogenic concealer from time to time.
Pros & Cons:
- Medium to full coverage
- Little to no oxidation
- Matte formula (for those with oily skin)
- Cruelty free brand
- Same amount of product as HD concealer but costs a bit more
- Matte formula (for those with dry skin)
- No big difference from HD photogenic concealer — roughly same coverage
It’s not a bad product at all. The formula seems a bit better in that it’s creamier but it is also matte so that’s another thing to consider. I’m not sure the price can be completely justified as I get the same results with their HD photogenic concealer. I also don’t agree entirely that it’s full coverage because it didn’t cover my blemishes completely, but it does give medium to full coverage depending on how much you use.
Again, not a bad product. It’s good on its own and I think people with oily skin might benefit from this one due to the matte formula, but if you have normal/dry/combo skin, I do recommend their HD photogenic concealer wand because you’d get roughly the same results for a slightly cheaper price.
Who else has tried this? If not, would you pick it up?
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Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. This review is a personal opinion and is honest. I did not receive compensation besides the product to try.