Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review: Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

Trace writes: Concealer time! Bobbi Brown says her favorite makeup item in the world is concealer. But I don't use her products, haha. I have this loyalty thing going on with Laura Mercier.

Now it's time for concealing the undereye area - my pick for this one is:

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
(#2 - a light intensity with warm undertones) / 0.08 oz. or 2.2g


Description: Provides more "slip" and glides on skin to cover any dark areas and brings a youthful, brighter look to entire face.

DIrection: For use around the under eye area only - not intended for other areas of the face. Use after foundation!
  • Pick up the product with the Secret Camouflage Brush or with the tip of your ring or pinky finger and be careful not to apply too much pressure - because of the intense pigments you only need a small amount
  • If you require more coverage, apply Secret Camouflage to those hard to cover areas after Secret Concealer
  • Set with Translucent Loose Setting Powder using the Camouflage Powder Brush
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Paraffin, Propylparaben. +/- [May contain]: Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Ultramarines (Cl 77007).

Swatches: 






On white paper



On skin



Bare eyes



LM Secret Concealer applied and set with LM Translucent Loose Powder

Shade: Best for NC25 skin. This has a very peachy tone, and functions like a corrector. It conceals the bluish-green veins under my eyes very well.

Texture: Creamy.

Coverage: Medium to Full.

Best for: All skin types.


Happy with: Finish. Blends well with my NC25 skintone and brightens the area too. I find that it also moisturizes the skin.

Disappointed with: Creasing! Though it conceals well, I find that it gets into the lines (I've previously used contacts before getting Lasik surgery, and the constant tugging explains why I have some wrinkles).

How much and where to get it: PhP 995 at Rustan's Essences.

Will I buy again? Undecided. It will take me forever to finish this pot, anyway since I alternate concealers. I'm still on the lookout for the non-creasing creamy concealer, if there is such a thing. But then again, I can always just use my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage anyway (over moisturizer/eye cream), so that isn't much of an issue.

Cheers,
Trace

3 comments:

  1. Laura Mercier! One of my friend who uses makeup for more than 25 years swear that their tinted moisturizer oil free is the best. I got some sample from sephora to try. I ended up buying their oil free flawless face kit since it is a good deal, but have yet to use them. It comes with the Secret Camouflage. Now you mentioned it!

    After trying a few concealers, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer SPF 10 is my favorite, since I also use it to cover dark spots on my face. I gave mine to mom because I love it so much. Now I have to get myself another one.

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  2. too bad nagcre-crease din sha.. but i can see that your undereye area looked brighter! thanks for the review.

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  3. Fish Fish - I bought that Oil Free Flawless Face Kit in Nude as well, but I didn't *love* the TM and Primer too much so I swapped them away. :P

    EL Doublewear? I've finished a bottle of the foundation before - wow, how it covers! :D It dries up too quickly for my taste so I prefer MAC SFF. But I am not surprised why you like the EL Double Wear concealer - I can just imagine how pigmented that is!!

    Khymm - Sure! :) Bad trip talaga that it creases, I should have been satisfied using LM Secret Camouflage. Better siya talaga overall, am still working on the entry :)

    Trace

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