Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealers (Vanilla, Ginger, Honey, Mocha) Review, Swatch, and Price


Who needs an affordable concealer that does a decent job? We all do!! 

The past weeks at work have been really stressful and tiring, and indeed, it has been taking a toll on me as I look more haggard. Skin texture is one sign of stress, but dark under eye circles are more definitive! As of late, my under eye circles are on overdrive, being reallyyy dark and puffy compared to the usual. So it was kinda good timing to review these concealers from Althea. 

ICYMI, Althea released a full blown makeup collection, and these Flawless Creamy Concealers are part of them! You can check out my tutorial post on using the products right here.

So let's get down to it!



Product Information:
Product Name Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer
Pricing and AvailabilityPhp200 per 6g tube, exclusively from Althea
Shade Selection4 shades: Vanilla, Ginger, Honey, Mocha

The shades generally cater to a Korean market preference, wherein the underlying logic is to apply a creamy and dense concealer to cover blemishes, instead of using heavily yellow or orange correctors. As for hue, the shades will fit people with very light to medium skintones.
BlendabilityThis has a powdery texture but has a forgiving texture that it is easy to pat and drag this around the desired area. Not the best in this aspect, but good enough.
Coverage
Light
Medium
Full
PigmentationUnpigmentedPigmentedHighly Pigmented
ComfortUncomfortableComfortableVery Comfortable
Lasting PowerShort (0-2 hours)Medium (2-5 hours)Long (≥5 hours)

Texture Scale:
LiquidX          X          X          X          X Solid
ThickX          X          X          X          XThin/Runny
PowderyX          X          X          X          XNot Powdery
CreamyX          X          X          X          XWispy
DenseX          X          X          X          XLightweight

Overall Feedback and Value For Money:
These concealers are really creamy as promised, and to my delight, last reaaaally reaaally well. When I use micellar water, usually, my usual concealer comes off with barely any effort, but with this one, I need to try harder. I like that even when I sweat, or even when my skin is unusually oily, this stays on very well. The texture is lightweight, and it sets and dries, but it stays flexible such that it doesn't crack and cake. The only thing that I found to be the weakness of this concealer is that the coverage is not the most pigmented out there. I need to apply more concealer than I would with other brands as this doesn't get to immediately conceal my dark under eye circles. But in the end, after a few layers, it also effectively covers my super dark under eye circles. I'm not complaining because it's only Php200 per tube, in spite of being made in Korea! The price is so affordable that I'd say that there is more to lose by not trying this rather than shelling out Php200 for this...

I also like that the deeper shades of this concealer are more suited to Southeast Asian skintones. Other Korean brands have shades that are way too light that Southeast Asian skintones are not accommodated.

Now that that's done, let's get to the photos! 

Here's how they look like side to side. 


Vanilla 
Really light porcelain shade, with a slightly pinkish undertone. This is reaaally light, so buy this shade only if you're a sure #21 shade in most Korean BB creams. 
Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Vanilla


Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Vanilla) Tube Rear


Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Vanilla) Applicator Zoom

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Vanilla) Swatch


Ginger
A fair ivory shade with a yellow undertone. This is the shade that I use. This works for people who are like #21-22 in BB Creams. This will also work for those with really dark under eye circles because the yellow undertones will kill off the bluish undertones of dark under eye circles.  


Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Ginger

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Ginger

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Ginger) Tube Rear

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Ginger) Applicator Zoom In

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Ginger) Swatch

Honey
A slightly deeper shade with peach undertones. This will work best for people who are shade #23-25 in BB Creams. 
Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Honey

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Honey) Tube Rear

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Honey) Applicator Zoom In

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Honey) Swatch

Mocha
A deep shade with yellowish undertones. According to Althea's site, this works best for people who are shade #30 and beyond in BB Creams. I'm really happy about this shade because most Korean brands do not do hues this deep for concealer. 
Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Mocha

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Mocha

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Mocha) Tube Rear

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Mocha) Applicator Zoom In

Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer (Mocha

This is how the swatches look like from side to side:
Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer Swatches. L-R: Vanilla, Ginger, Honey, Mocha


And this is me using the product on my under eye circles, sides of my nose, and on other blemishes.
Applying Althea Korea Flawless Creamy Concealer in Ginger



Up close, this is how it looks like before:

And this is how it looks like after: 

Indeed, if you're looking for something really affordable, creamy, and with a flexible texture, Althea's Flawless Creamy Concealers will do the trick! 


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