Sit down for this one: I have found The Best Concealer Ever. Finally, a concealer that has successfully covered up my very obvious, very deadly-looking dark eye circles.
I’ve been a big fan of Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer, which I was told was specifically for dark eye circles. Then I wrote this post, where I was told (and wrote) that Secret Camouflage is for dark eye circles, and THEN, at the launch event at Sephora, the head makeup artist for Laura Mercier tells me that Secret Camouflage is NOT for dark eye circles, and that Secret Concealer is. WHICH ONE IS IT? I still don’t know, but I’ve used Secret and have liked it, but when I tried Secret Camouflage, oh boy.
Comparing it to Secret Concealer, which I always thought was very, very good, (but not perfect) the formula is much less creamier. I felt that with Secret Concealer, while the creamy formula is great for blending, sometimes it would creep into the fine lines and look a little oily, since it was so “liquidy”. But Secret Camouflage is a much dryer formula (reminds me of Benefit’s Boi-ing), which makes I find makes it “tougher”. It has held up for a full 14 hours (including a nap this weekend!), with no smudges, no creeping into fine lines, nothing. And best of all, it covered my dark eye circles to the best I feel a product can do – I didn’t really see any darkness around my eyes, and looking straight into the mirror, it was a very pleasant surprise to see that the two shadows underneath my eyes disappeared.
So, so good. You can buy it online here.