Cheap Thrill: Nichico Minerals Spot Concealer Pencil in Natural

Ever heard of the trick of lining your waterline with white eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger/more open? It’s a nice effect, but sometimes using a stark white on the waterline can make your eyes look a bit yellow in comparison, especially if you don’t have a full face of make-up on. Beige or champagne-coloured eyeliner can do the trick in a much more natural-looking way.

My dream champagne-coloured liner is from Make Up Forever and it costs close to 1000php, so when I came across this Nichido pencil concealer (yup, not an eyeliner!) at Watsons I thought that it would be worth a try! For under 200php (134.00 to be exact) this is a fraction of the price of a MUFE liner!

There were three shades to choose from, namely: beige, neutral, and natural. I picked out “natural” which was the most neutral of the three, as “neutral” leaned towards the pinkish side and “beige” was more of a yellow shade. It’s meant for use as a concealer but as I mentioned, I haven’t used it for that purpose (nor will I, as I have a good spot concealer already). I’m happy to report that it works nicely on the waterline since it is supposed to be water resistant and it’s easy to apply because it’s in pencil form.

The tip is soft enough. It’s not so hard as to become a threat to the safety of your eyes nor is it soft enough to smudge all over or deposit too much product. I’ve tried Nichido eye pencils before and they have improved their formula over the years.

It isn’t perfect, but I do like this product for the alternative use I’ve employed it for. The thing I like the least about it is that it smells like a coloured pencil— as in the type used for actual drawing and coloring. Haha! But the smell does not linger and I can live with it.

Swatched on my hand, you can barely see it, which is ideal! Very happy I decided to try this out. I’m a sucker for a bargain!

Any cheap thrills you’ve come across lately? :) Do share!

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2 responses to Cheap Thrill: Nichico Minerals Spot Concealer Pencil in Natural

  1. soleil

    so what’s your fave spot concealer then? i’m still searching for a good, hardy one that stays put all day.

    • Mariana – Author

      My fave spot concealer is the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream. It’s waterproof, super high coverage, and the packaging is awesome. I pat it on and set with powder so that it lasts all day. It is kind of pricey, but worth it in my opinion.

      A more budget-friendly option is theBalm’s Liquid Time Balm Spot Concealer (with tea tree oil).

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