You know how Lisa (yep, we’re on first name terms now, she just doesn’t know it yet), always preaches the technique of ‘pinpoint concealing’? You know the whole tiny dot of concealer right on the blemish, lightly blended out at the edges thing instead of dabbing a huge blob on and concealing half your chin? Well it’s always something I’ve attempted, but I just didn’t seem to have the right tools; dainty brushes I own in abundance but it was the concealer bit I was always a little stumped at. The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer was just too creamy (quelle surprise), and the other concealers in my stash fell into the illuminating category, I just didn’t have anything that was geared towards covering those blemish badboys. So I made an investment. Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage in SC-3 to be exact. I’ve heard about this product gaining HG status from multiple trusted sources so I thought it was about time I tested it out myself.
So what d’ya get? Two concealer pans, the larger filled with a more yellow toned offering, and the smaller of the two laced with more pink. The idea is that you mix the two, dab your brush in each to create your own signature colour and blend over patches that need concealing. The texture is much harder than any other concealer that I own, and the finish way more opaque which makes it perfect for its job. It stays in place and it covers, simples. I whizz the brush lighting over both the shades, apply directly onto my pimple, pat over with my finger. Done. I tried using it under my eyes and it was goddamn awful – a dry cakey mess – this definitely isn’t one of those 8-in-1 super whizzy multipurpose compacts. It does one job, very well.
Â£26 from Space NK. Bye, bye blemishes and hello pinpoint concealing. Thanks Lisa.