Concealers sit uncomfortably in the ‘have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince’ category – if you find your perfect concealer at the very first attempt, then you deserve a medal! My personal issue with concealers is that they very often contain so much powder that they instantly dry the skin under the eyes and make any creasing look far worse than they ever did in the first place. I’d rather have dark circles than that to be honest. Dior always makes a good concealer as does L’Oreal True Match because it has additional serum so doesn’t dry down, but I have to say that the new offerings from Laura Mercier are exceptional. I was convinced, before testing, they’d be drying because they sort of look as though they will be, but no. They’re not at all.
The claims on the product are seamless coverage, weightless feel and flawless wear which I’d say is about right. The formula is flexible, meaning that it moves with your skin (a lot of concealers aren’t a flexible formula so when ever you smile and you have under eye creases, the product works against, or is stiff against, natural creasing making them look more pronounced) and also has a blur effect which is minimal but up close (i.e. nobody will get that close but you can see it if you’re wedged up against your mirror) noticeable. That flexibility means the formula doesn’t completely dry on the skin – it feels almost like a light moisturiser. The brand also claims longwear (in the product name) and actually, this did pretty well on me, especially as it was rainy and I got caught out twice. I rarely wear a concealer because I’ve long since come to terms with dark circles, but based on performance, I can’t not recommend this – especially for older skin.
I’ve swatched the darkest and the palest from a selection of 12 shades. Shades are: 6W, 6N, 5N, 4N, 1C, 2C 1N. Oh, and the formula is more remarkable for being oil free. The concealers are £24 HERE.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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