The Abreva Conceal Patch is a non-medicated clear patch for covering up cold sores. It is a unique product aimed at making it easier to cover up a cold sore by providing a smooth surface for makeup. At the same time, the patch is breathable, so it lets air in but also protects the area. I previously reviewed the Abreva Patch by putting it over a blemish and was happy to try it again because I wanted to try it on my lips and also try something new with how I apply it and put makeup over it.
The patch itself comes with a tab that you use to place it. After pressing for 20-30 seconds or so, you carefully peel off the tab, leaving the patch on your lips.
Here is an important trick I learned with this. If the patch is too big for the area you are covering, try cutting it in half! I cut mine in half and lined the straight edge up with the outside edge of my lip. By doing that, it covered the area I was aiming for perfectly, without showing over the side of the lip. I then applied a bright and fairly matte lipstick over it, which I think covers the patch better than a shimmer type of lipstick.
Below is not the most flattering angle of me, and I have very little to no makeup on (gasp!), but I wanted to show the result. Can you see the patch? It is on my upper lip (toward the bottom of the upper lip), on the left side. I could barely see it in person just a few feet from the mirror. I don’t think I would spot it in the photo if I didn’t know where it was and wasn’t looking for it.
The patch worked wonderfully for me when I tried it this way. If you don’t need to cover any skin, I recommend it. If you need to cover skin, leave the patch whole and apply a thick concealer over the skin part with a soft brush and then powder over that. It will still show a bit, but it is better looking than a cold sore.
Win An Abreva Conceal Patch and $25 Walmart Gift Card
Abreva is supplying one Abreva Conceal Patch product ($10 value) and one $25 Walmart gift card for giveaway.
Use the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post to record your entries (wait for it to load, it can take a few seconds). The only mandatory item is to fill the form out and leave a comment. But you can get another entry by following Abreva on Facebook.
On March 19, 2013, I will randomly draw a winner using the rafflecopter widget and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have one week to respond. Open to US residents only, 18 and over. Void where prohibited. The prize will be fulfilled by a representative of Abreva. See our full giveaway terms here. Good luck!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway.