Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage: An Oldie but a Goldie

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.

 

Laura Mercier SC3a

Laura Mercier SC3b

 

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) :-)

 

Laura Mercier SC3c

 

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.

 

Laura Mercier SC3d

RMK before after

 

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?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I used to love LM foundations but never really tried the concealers. Concealing is a step I detest and trying to colour match is a horror I can barely endure! I’ve been using Benefit Boi-ing in Medium for acne scars and Rimmel True Match for undereye. But I get really excited whenever Lisa Eldridge pulls this LM duo out for a demonstration, LOL.

    Feel better soon!!!!!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      HAHA! When I saw Lisa Eldridge use this, I was like, I HAVE THIS!
      I have LM’s loose powder and used to have its tinted moisturizer too. However, the latter made me look orange. LOL :-D

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com Paris B

    I’ve been using this but can’t get the hang of it to conceal somehow. The dry texture puzzles me :( I do love the undercover pot though and blending the Secret Concealer with the Undercover concealer works well to conceal and stay on so I stick to that one :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Blending Secret concealer with Undercover concealer. Hhmmm… if I didn’t have so many concealers, I might just give that a try :-P

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/blog Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I used this a long time ago and remember being surprised at how dry it was. LM does make great face products – powders, foundations, concealers… it’s a shame that most of her cream/liquid products make my skin break out. In the last year or so, I’ve been using MUFE Full Cover concealer for blemishes/discolorations/anything but under the eyes (although like you said about this one, it can work if you’re careful with application) – it’s the best concealer I’ve ever come across!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Oh, I have the MUFE Full Cover as well, and it does work very well. They’re both of different texture, but I like them just the same :-)

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I have never tried this but I have tried the Bobbi Brown equivalent–the Creamy Concealer. I like using it to conceal spots but for larger areas and especially under eyes, I don’t like this thicker kind of cream anymore–it really seems to highlight dryness I didn’t even know I had! Now, I am addicted to Giorgio Armani’s Maestro concealer. It is awesome!! :D

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I used to use the creamy concealer too! But I find that it settles into fine lines. I have to use a very small amount and set it with powder immediately. I am so tempted by this GA Maestro concealer. I’ll definitely give it a try one day :-)

  • http://papayapieces.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/calcotada-experience/ Sofia

    Gosh Lily I’m sorry to hear you had a sore neck! And get well soon please! Your review certainly makes it sound like a good concealer and the fact that it has less slip, sounds perfect. I do have MUFE one which is pretty good though.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Sofia. It’s my back, actually… and it’s still quite bad :-(
      Yes, the MUFE one is pretty good too!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Awwww, get well soon Lily!
    This is my fave concealer for blemishes. It sure stays put!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Tracy. Yes, it does stay put, doesn’t it? Long wearing for the win!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny

    I heard about this because Lisa Eldridge uses it all the time in her videos! I just got the new NARS one, and I’ve been really happy with it! Never paid too much attention to my dark circles (I don’t have it bad), but thought I’d make more of an effort ;) Will keep you posted about how it works!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Can’t wait for your NARS concealer review, Sunny. I’ve read mixed reviews though…

  • http://Mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Hi Lily, I, sorry to hear you hurt your back :-( I know how painful that can be and just frustrating to be incapable of doing anything and now a cold, hopefully you will heal up soon! This concealer look marvelous! I’m only recently starting to discover more of LM products, it’s such a gorgeous brand. I love how you can mix the colors, with bronzing I need to switch around my concealers.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I heard the LM Silk Creme Foundation is awesome, but I think I have enough base products for now! This concealer works quite well on me, and I like the drier texture :-)

  • Rose

    I hope you are feeling better! I hurt my back a bit ago and had to have physical therapy. I have been doing Pilates again and it has helped a lot – which is why you haven’t heard from me lately! I used to use Secret Camoflage, but unfortunately, I’m getting older and it’s been too cakey for me so I stopped using it. BTW, even though I haven’t proclaimed this when you first posted it, but I went on a makeup diet too. The only exception is that I will replenish my foundation as I’m almost out of it and I’m pretty good about not going overboard.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I went to see the orthopaedic today and apparently, my lower lumbar is swollen. So, the less I move, the better. And yes, I have to go for some physiotherapy too. I’m not too excited. I used to do Pilates too! When I’m better, I need to take some time for that too. I hope you’re much better now, Rose. Too bad to hear that it’s now cakey on you. Maybe try applying less? Good luck on your makeup diet. We all need it once in a while. LOL!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com Kiss & Make-up

    It’s a goldie indeed!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Glad you agree :-)