I’ve been under the weather. I clumsily hurt my back, and have been in bed for nearly a week. Now that I feel better, I’m down with a cold. I hope it’s just allergy, because I hate runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Anyway, now that I’ve got my whiny self sorted, let’s talk about this concealer, the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. This has been in my stash for a while, but I realised I haven’t really talked about it before.
The shade I have is SC-3. It is a concealer duo palette, one lighter shade (left pan), and another one probably a little more than a shade darker (right pan). It’s a good thing the left pan is larger, because that is the shade that is closest to my actual skin colour. I also like that I can mix both the shades to create a custom shade to match my skin. The texture is quite hard, unlike creamier concealers. It is a drier texture that is suitable for oily skin as well. It stays on my skin longer and I prefer to use it to cover my blemishes. I find that it does emphasize lines, so I don’t like to use it under my eyes. However, if I use a very thin layer with a blending brush, it works just fine to cover dark circles. I just have to be careful not to apply it too close to my lashlines (where my fine lines are)
The coverage is quite opaque, and once I set it with powder, it lasts for at least 6 hours on my normal / combination skin. I think it’s quite obvious I use it frequently, seeing that I already hit pan on the lighter shade. Below is the swatch on both the different shades, and the other photo below is taken from this post. As you can see, the photo on the far left is my bare face, the middle photo is with foundation only, and the one on the right is after I conceal it with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and set with powder.
I can’t remember how much I bought it for, sorry! This is an oldie, but definitely a goldie. I do like this very much, one of my very first Laura Mercier purchases, and compared to creamier concealers with more slip, I find this stays on my face much longer. What’s your go to concealer?