Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3
- Contains a unique two-shade system,
- One shade matches the skins depth of color and one shade matches the skins undertone
- Custom-blend your own perfect shade
- The high level of pigment requires very little product to achieve perfect coverage
- Allure Best of Beauty Editors' Choice - Best Concealer 2009 and 2010
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Using the Secret Camouflage Brush, mix the two colours until desired shade achieved to make skin tone. Using feather-like strokes apply to blemishes, shadows, scars or any imperfections that foundation does not cover.
Top Customer Reviews
This concealer truly camouflage's the dark spots on my face. It's like I'm painting on a canvas with the camouflage brush to gently and carefully even out my skin tone. The key is to take several swipes of each color (one matches your skin tone and the other matches your undertone) and then mix them together on your hand (I use the fleshly part of my palm under my thumb) until they match the skin tone right around the blemish you want to cover. Then, when you go over your blemish, it perfectly fades into your natural skin tone color and disappears. It's like magic!
The concealer has a hard, waxy consistency, so it doesn't seem like it will cover anything on your face, but once you put it on your hand, your body heat melts it so it mixes. Then it can go on your face very smoothly and is highly pigmented, so really covers those marks. This goes on after your foundation and must be set with some powder. It really works! I also use it on days when I don't want to wear make-up. On those days, I put it directly on my skin to cover up blemishes before heading out. I just always make sure to set it with some powder. (I use Bobbi Brown's pressed powder in Basic Brown or Golden Brown.)
The product feels nice, goes on smoothly, and is easy to apply. However, no matter how many different ways I try to use this, the coverage is barely better than just not using anything.
I usually love Laura Mercier, but I would greatly encourage everyone who loves it to get a makeover with a better dark circle concealer. Some aren't that expensive, and if you're curious about what I'm using, check my recent reviews as I just reviewed one that came in the same shipment as the Laura Mercier shipment from Amazon. It's the new favorite and I have posted before/after pics.
Not much else to say, maybe there's something better but I'm done looking and will probably use this for life. My only complaint is that I wish the packaging were prettier. Or glam. Or SOMETHING! The dark purple/thick plastic looks really cheap. If I really start to hate it, maybe I'll scoop it out and put it in a pretty compact from etsy!
Edit: I also mush some of the cheap Maybelline yellow-ish under-eye concealer into the corner of the darker pan because even though I have cooler-toned skin, I find I sometimes need some pale yellow to mix with either shade, sometimes. I just looked up swatches of SC-2 and what do you know, the palest shade in it is quite yellow-y.
About the dryness, this concealer IS quite dry, but I like that--a tiny bit goes a very long way (I always use this in natural light because if I don't, and check it, I can often see some of the concealer on my face. I read somewhere that someone didn't like having to mix this with eyecream for the under-eye area, or to make it lighter, but do like having that possibility: you can't concentrate a too-sheer formula, but you can always go the other way with other favorite products.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I rarely write reviews but Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage deserves 5 stars. The best concealer I've ever used. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Read multiple reviews from multiple sources before purchasing this product. Heard it does wonders and I don't disagree. Read morePublished 5 months ago by cd282237