FitGlow Beauty Conceal+ - First Impressions and Comparisons

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Long time no blog! I'm not going to apologize really, it's 2021 and my sense of hope and/or optimism is rapidly fading. BUT. What hasn't faded is my desire to provide accurate swatches on the internet that are easily accessible to other Brown skin girls, because when I want to buy a new-to-me product blog posts are my ride or die. Which is why today we're going to do a quick run down of a handful of samples from FitGlow Beauty.

Try Me Sample Bag; $29 + FREE Shipping (Save 20% with the code FITGLOWFAM)

Try Me Sample Bag; $29 + FREE Shipping (Save 20% with the code FITGLOWFAM)

I love sampling programs. Full stop. I don't mind paying for the privilege to know whether a product will work for me, and I don't have to spend any additional shipping time on returns or replacements. And in the case of these particular concealers, if they DO work for you, it's a generous enough sample that you're not going to need to purchase the full size for a little while.

FitGlow Beauty's program allows buyers to choose six samples from a wide range of their makeup and skincare products. As you can see from my pictures, Conceal+ samples are in 5g snap lid plastic containers, with Lip Colour Serums coming in minis of their full size compatriots. Pro is that these are clearly easy to pack on their end, Con is that the concealers had that slight plastic-y smell that for some cream products indicate that they're near the end of their shelf life (though as an unfragranced product, the concealer just may smell like this all the time due to the wax and oils in their ingredients deck).

Conceal+ in Shades C3 (Medium), C3.5 (Medium Tan), C4.5 (Deep Tan), C5 (Deep); $42 (Save 20% with the code FITGLOWFAM)

Conceal+ in Shades C3 (Medium), C3.5 (Medium Tan), C4.5 (Deep Tan), C5 (Deep); $42 (Save 20% with the code FITGLOWFAM)

Upon my initial testing I was surprised by two things: 1) while the model examples of FitGlow's website aren't particularly helpful, the color wheel is relatively accurate to real life 2) this concealer COVERS. It definitely benefits from the ability to warm it up on your fingers, and a little goes a very long way. Unfortunately none of this did much for the fact that there isn't really a good match for me here. I can't say that with 100% conviction because Shade C4 wasn't available to sample at the time I purchased, but none of their offerings appear to have the yellow undertone I prefer to brighten throughout the center of my face. C3.5 is too gray for me and C4.5 was a decent face match outside the eye area, but the rarity with which I spot conceal means it's not something I'd use often.

Still I hope these real life swatches help, especially for a brand that's online only. I also took the time to swatch some of the other concealers in my collection, though the ILIA and Kosas are the only ones I'm using right now with any regularity. Hashtag thanks-panini-none-of-my-makeup-suits-me-after-a-year-inside.

Left to Right:
ILIA True Skin Serum Concealer in "Wasabi" ($30); Kosas Revealer Concealer in "05" ($28); FitGlow Beauty Conceal+ in C3, C3.5, C4.5, C5 ($42); Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Concealer in "LM14" ($32); Clé de Peau Beauté Stick Concealer in "Honey" ($73)

Phew! All the things there. But I'm done - short and sweet because these didn't work for me, but I do hope this information helps you. And as always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out and let me know!

Latest Instagrams

© Good Red Herring. Design by FCD.