Ever had a cold sore? Feel like everyone is looking at it not you? Its been years since I have had one myself, but I can remember what it was like. Working in a high profile job where I was talking to customers all day long, it was tough not to feel like they were not seeing me, just my cold sore.
As the cold weather starts back up, if cold sores are going to happen this is the time of year.
When I was asked about doing a review for Abreva Conceal I didn’t have a cold sore to test it out on, and even now I don’t. That’s a good thing overall, not a so good for this review.
What I did was test it out on a red spot I have on my cheek. Its a blemish of some kind that won’t go away so its great for testing difference types of things on.
Please note that Abreva Conceal is not meant for blemishes, its meant for cold sores. It is non-medicated patch as well.
I don’t really have something to give you a really good example of how it should work. I used my cheek but its for cold sores not blemishes. I figured out that if you are going to use it for a blemish to be sure to use a primer that fills in any fine lines you have, so that it has a smooth area around it .
The use the tips below to help cover it up.
Here are tips on how to use Abreava Conceal
How to Use Abreva Conceal
- Wash your face with a mild soap, and use a fresh towel to pat your cold sore and the neighboring area dry.
- Open Conceal packaging and remove the contents inside.
- Peel back the paper tab marked in red with the number “1” (avoid touching the sticky part underneath by holding on to the small rectangular tab).
- Continue to hold the rectangular tab and peel back the other paper tab, marked in blue with the number “2”.
- While looking in a mirror, place the round patch over the cold sore.
- Press down lightly on the center of the patch and hold the patch in place for 15-20 seconds to make sure it sticks to on top of your cold sore.
- Gently pull away the applicator tab, at a slight angle away from your face. Voila! Conceal is in place.
- Apply makeup on top of Conceal to ensure that the cold sore blends in with the rest of your lips.
This is what it looks like when you take it out of the box.
Now you really got to be careful when removing it from the packaging. I wasn’t and messed up two of them before I figured out what it was and how to apply it. So do follow the directions.
Once you remove it, you will see a clear circle over your cold sore.
Remember its for cold sores not blemishes, I just wanted to show you what it would look like out of the packaging.
Some Tips & Tricks on Applying Make-Up over Abreva Conceal
- Lips: Lip-gloss looks great over Abreva Conceal. Try using a regular lipstick (any kind) then covering with a tinted gloss.
- Lip Liner: Lip liner can be applied as usual, just be gentle when applying on top of Conceal.
- Liquid Concealer: Liquid concealer, or a liquid spot treatment, works well over Abreva Conceal.
- Foundation: Liquid or powder foundation can be applied on top of Abreva Conceal.
- Try applying foundation in place of concealer, or use a combination of both for the ultimate coverage.
- If foundation appears too light on top of the Conceal patch, try a little bronzer to blend with your skin tone.
- If possible, keep Abreva Conceal away from where your top and bottom lip meet. This will prevent it from slipping during the day as you eat and drink. However, do place the patch wherever the cold sore may be – whether it be on your upper lip, lower lip, chin, etc.
Abreva Conceal is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out.
“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Abreva via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Abreva.”