The Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is every top makeup artists favorite concealer. Lisa Eldridge must use it on nearly every one of her YouTube videos, Monika Blunder is a fan and even Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic loves this too. It must be something special for all these celebrity makeup artists to carry it in their kits, so I decided to pick it up along with a small pot of the Translucent Loose Setting Powder that I have also heard so much about to keep it all in place.
I picked up the shade SC-3 in the Secret Camouflage, which is great match for my light-medium skin tone. It comprises of two pans within a small palette, a larger side which is more yellow toned and a smaller pan which is more pink toned. Having both tones, makes it completely customizable to get the perfect shade for your skin. I like to take a bit of both shades on a brush (I love the Urban Decay brush you get free with the Naked Palette for this!) and apply to the blemish or imperfection that you are trying to hide. Once on the skin, I pat it in with my fingers, before going in with a beauty blender to blend it all in. It is a very pigmented concealer, so only a little is need to provide great coverage and because it has a dry consistency it really stays put, so especially great for combination to oily skinned girls like me!
Because it is quite a dry concealer, I was a little skeptical about putting it underneath my eyes. Initially I hated the dry feeling it gave as I am used to a much creamer product such as the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, however I persevered and when I blended it with a damp beauty blender, it actually blended in perfectly and the salmon-toned shade of the smaller pan completely disguised my dark circles.
I think this concealer does take a bit of getting used to, but now I have figured it out, I agree that it is an amazing product that really stays in place all day. The trick for me is definitely blending with my new favorite tool, the Beauty Blender (review here)!
Following concealer, I have been setting everything in place with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It is a very fine, lightweight powder without any color to it, so does not alter the appearance of your foundation and concealer, and would therefore be suitable for all skin tones. It takes away any shine and leaves the face looking fresh without settling into any fine lines or leaving a chalky appearance. A little goes a long way, so I think even this travel-friendly pot will last me a long time.
Have you tried these base products from Laura Mercier? What are your thoughts?
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