Oct 032011

If you’ve ever been subject to the rigors of traveling, moving, sports or other bumps in your life, the occasional bruise and scrape can happen.  Other skin events can draw attention where we don’t necessarily want it to go.  Recently, I had the chance to try Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Instant Cover ($40/ 3.5 oz.) (sold here).  This is a super-opaque, non-transferrable cover-up that comes in three different colors–fair, medium and deep.  I tried it in light.

The product comes in a squeeze tube with a sponge top. It’s a built-in applicator, which looks like this when the tube is squeezed:

Basically, you smooth the sponge applicator over the area that you wish to cover.  It makes application quite simple.  The product dries down quickly.  It contains soothing ingredients, including Tea Tree Oil, vitamins and wheat protein to aid healing. Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

 Although the formula has these healing ingredients, it is not intended to be used for open wounds or on the face.  When I tried Dr.’s Remedy, I found that it dried down in about ten minutes.  It didn’t rub off on clothing after it’s set.  To test it, I drew four hearts on my arm with a black eyeliner and covered up most of them (I put dashes where the hearts have been covered up by Dr.’s Remedy).  As you can see, two coats of Dr.’s Remedy covered the hearts really well.

I suggest that you apply it over a moisturizer, as you can see the product does look rather dry once it sets.  Overall, I was happy with the coverage.  I believe that this shade–light— is bit too light for my fair skin tone (I didn’t get samples in the other colors, but it’s something to keep in mind).  I’m not sure whether I could make this work without mixing it with something darker, or obtaining it in a darker shade.  If you are looking for something with a good dry-down and opacity, Dr.’s Remedy is worth a look.

 This product was sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.


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