Measurable Difference Concealer Collection Review

Boxycharm is definitely my favorite beauty subscription box and I’m always talking about what a great deal it is. Those are both true and while most of the time they do include products that I love, there are also quite a few times that I’m not really impressed with certain items. When I got this Measurable Difference Concealer Collection palette in April’s box, I was a little hesitant. There were a few things about it that didn’t excite me very much, which I’ll go into more detail about in this post. But I knew I should still try to give it a fair shot anyway because that’s just one of my blogging duties and also because there have definitely been many times where I’ve changed my mind on a product that I didn’t want much to do with in the first place.  
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I don’t think Measurable Difference is sold in any stores, although I have seen it occasionally in places like Burlington and Marshalls. Otherwise, in order to get this palette, you would have to order it online. It’s listed for $20 on the Measurable Difference website and comes with 16 different concealer shades, ranging in color and undertone. It doesn’t come with a mirror or an applicator and I like how slim the packaging is. It’s not bulky at all, so it would be nice to take with you. Items like these are great for makeup artists because they have so many different shades all in one place.
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I was happy to see that all of the shades were named, and that they were actually pretty fun names too. In the swatch picture below, I’ve turned the palette sideways and swatched the first column which contains most of the lighter colors. From left to right, the shades are: Cream, Ivory, Vanilla, Ginger, Lemon Meringue, Cappuccino, Caramel Latte, and Taupe. I think most of these are wearable, although Ivory is a little odd with how pink it is. Vanilla, Lemon Meringue, and Cappuccino all look very similar both in the pan and in the swatch. They could have changed those to be a little more different and add more variety.
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The second column has more darker shades, also varying in undertone. You’ll see that some of them are a little cool, while others are extremely warm. From left to right, the shades are: Crème Brulée, Mocha, Toffee, Milk Chocolate, Pecan, Toasted Almond, Bronze, and Espresso. Milk Chocolate definitely has the most cool tones to it and would be great for a traditional contour. Pecan and Bronze are the most warm toned shades. That’s great and all, but I think they made those shades a little too dramatic. In person they almost look completely orange.
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The worst thing about this palette is the inconsistency in the texture of the concealers. It’s really all over the place. Some of them are extremely rough, dry, and patchy, while others are somewhat creamy. You could easily add in a few drops of oil into the shades that are more dry to make them easier to blend, but that’s just too much effort. If I’m going to spend money on a product, I need it to work properly without me having to do anything extra in order to make it better.

I have tried to use these a few times, but it just doesn’t get me anywhere. Although the majority of the concealers in this palette are thick in consistency, they blend to almost nothing and don’t provide much coverage. Every time I used these, I had to add in another concealer on top because I wasn’t pleased with the way it looked. Even on a blemish, it didn’t cover much of anything. I also tried using the darker shades to contour and add a more natural bronze look to the face, but the small pan size made the process take much longer than usual. Unfortunately, this is just one big dud of a palette and it’s definitely one that I wouldn’t recommend.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments section below. Have you tried anything from Measurable Difference before? What’s your favorite concealer palette?

~Mani Monday~
The color I picked out this week is definitely a throwback for me. I can’t even remember the last time I wore this polish, or any shimmer shade for that matter. I typically like to stick with cream finishes because I like the way those look the best, but this week I pulled out my old OPI polish called Holy Pink Pagoda. I can’t believe how well it’s held up all these years without being opened. It went on very easily and two coats really did make the world of a difference. OPI may be one of the more pricier brands, but there’s no denying that the quality is definitely there.
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What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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