If you’ve caught the makeup posts on the blog this month, you’ll know I’m a the-more-the-merrier type when it comes to foundation techniques and undereye camouflage. True, I might have more foundations than Bill Henrickson has wives. But when it comes to concealer there’s only one Big Love: Cle de Peau’s cult favorite.
You might assume any concealer in a tube is dry and cakey. Truth is, this one goes on with an almost creamy consistency, and neither dries out nor slides around. Try applying it with a small-tipped makeup brush. You’ll need surprisingly little. One tube can last a year, may be longer. (Memo to the hygiene police: I swipe the top with alcohol every once in a while and wash my brushes regularly.) I’ve never had it go “off” before I’ve finished the tube.
A word of caution: I use the lightest shade, ivory, and there are plenty of people with lighter skin. If you’re on the Casper end of the spectrum, you might have better luck elsewhere (try Bobbi Brown).
Is $70 steep for concealer? Absolutely. It just happens to be the best performing one I’ve ever tried. If I have only two or three minutes after washing my face and moisturizing, I use this concealer, pat on some cream blush, add a swipe of mascara and dash.
Do you have a favorite concealer that’s less taxing on the wallet?