If there is one product in your beauty routine that you need to be able to count on, it’s your concealer. A good concealer takes you from ‘how much did I have to drink last night and did I even sleep at all?’ to looking fresh faced and ready to take on the day. I have tried a fair number of concealers but I always end up coming back to Clarins Instant Concealer.
As far as I’m concerned, it is everything you want in a concealer: moisturizing, long lasting, medium/high coverage and easy to blend. Typically, this is what I will use to conceal dark circles and blemishes, unless they require some serious attention, in which case I’ll use the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
For the most part, I enjoy the simplicity of the packaging and that you can squeeze out just as much as you need, which is usually not much, because a little goes a long way. My only qualm is that sometimes if I put too much pressure on the tube before opening it, product will start coming out once I take the cap off and it is more than I need. This doesn’t happen very often, though, and I just make sure to be very careful!
According to the Clarins website, it comes in 4 shades. I use shade 01 and it is the perfect shade for me. I even find that it works as a brightener under my eyes, which is a huge bonus on those days where I could have used a couple of extra hours of sleep.
My favourite way to apply it is to use gentle patting motion with my fingers. You can’t beat a makeup tool that is free and easy to clean! I usually set the concealer with some kind of powder to make sure it doesn’t crease and has some extra staying power. Lately, that has been the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
The texture of the product is really nice and light, and leaves the skin looking fresh and awake. The only real downside is that there aren’t many shades to choose from. If you can find your shade, I highly suggest you try it out!
Have you tried this concealer? What’s your current favourite? Let me know in the comments, as I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing!