Sunday, 14 March 2021

Trying Five Concealers - Clinique Even Better Concealer, Iconic London Seamless Concealer, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer, Milani Supercharged Undereye Tint & Doll 10 Doll Skin TCE Concealer Review

 I have naturally dark undereyes and whilst I don't often suffer from spots, I do get redness on my skin and so I love trying out new concealers. I have recently been putting five concealers to the test - some are new and some are just new to me, but here are my thoughts on the Clinique Even Better Concealer, the Iconic London Seamless Concealer, the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Coneacler, the Milani Supercharged Undereye Tint and the Doll 10 Doll Skin TCE Concealer.

Starting with the Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer + Eraser (£23.00 for 6ml), it is available in thirty shades, which is pretty darn good for a higher end brand, as often you don't see so many shades. I chose the shade CN 02 Breeze, which is the lightest shade, but as you will see from the swatches, I could possibly have gone a little darker. This lightweight concealer features a flocked-tip doe foot wand and a built-in blurring sponge. The formula contains Vitamin C to brighten the skin and reduce discolouration, Hyaluronic Acid to plump and smooth the appearance of fine, dry lines and Caffeine to energise the skin, which helps to reduce signs of fatigue. There are two ways to apply this concealer, you can either use the wand directly onto the skin, or then apply and use the blurring sponge with a stippling motion to blend the product into the skin to create a more natural look. I am usually not into sponges that come with the products, but this one works really well and blends the product seamlessly, and although this is branded as a full coverage concealer, I would say it is more medium coverage, but you can build it up and it does look very natural on the skin.

Next up is the Iconic London Seamless Concealer (£22.00 for 4.2ml), which is available in 12 shades, ranging from fair to deep. I chose the shade Fair Nude, which is the second lightest and I am pretty happy with the shade. This is a slightly thicker formula than the Clinique one, but still super creamy, although I did find that it settled into fine lines a little. Therefore, if you have fine lines under the eyes, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you are using it as more of a spot concealer, then this works really well. I found this to be quite full coverage and I do really like the wand it has, as it is quite long and thin and so it is perfect for getting into smaller areas such as the inner corners of the undereyes and the sides of the nose. For me personally, this wasn't my favourite of the five as an undereye concealer, but it is very brightening on the skin and so for a younger person, I think this would work amazingly well.

Onto the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (£25.00 for 7ml) and I did notice that on the day of writing this post, they have come out with a brand new concealer, so I will definitely have to give that one a try too. There are 22 shades to choose from and I opted for shade 1N, which is neutral toned and a little dark for me at the moment, but I guess that is the problem with buying online at the moment, however come Spring and Summer it will be absolutely fine. The Concealer comes in a plastic tube and the wand is a flocked double-sided flat applicator, which makes it super easy to apply all over the skin. It gives medium to full coverage with just one application and I find the formula very lightweight and super moisturising, making my under eye area look a lot healthier as you can't see the darkness under my eyes. I definitely wish I had bought this in a lighter shade as this is my favourite of the five, as it is ticks all the boxes - long-wearing, not too heavy and amazing coverage.

The Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint (£13.00 for 15ml) is not technically a concealer, but it is still an undereye product and so I wanted to include it, as I am reviewing these products more as undereye concealers than redness and spot concealers. This squeezy tube has a thin nodule at the end where the product comes out, so it isn't something with a wand, which I normally prefer, but this is the cheapest of the five and so I cannot complain. Dark circles get counteracted by peach-toned concealers and there are three peach-toned shades to choose from. They didn't have stock of the lightest so I went for the medium shade, 120 Peach, and whilst I do have to go over it with a lighter concealer, it does cover my dark circles pretty well, so I would definitely order the lighter version when it comes back in stock. The formula contains Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin along with plant-based Collagen to plump the undereye area, Niacinamide to smooth and Caffeine to revitalise, so it really is a makeup and skincare product in one, which I think is excellent for the eye area. It has a creamy, fairly lightweight formula and you only need a small amount per application, but it definitely does a great job, I just need the correct shade!

I haven't tried Doll 10 products before as it isn't a brand that is readily available in the UK (only on QVC), however I watch mainly American YouTubers and they seem to rave about it, so I thought trying the Doll 10 Doll Skin TCE Concealer (£29.00 for 10ml plus a sponge) would be a great place to start. There are eight shades to choose from and I went for Light, the third lightest shade of the eight, which again, is a little too dark for me at the moment - one day I will get the hang of this online makeup shopping! The Doll Skin Concealer comes in a squeezy tube and has a steel tip applicator which is very cooling on the undereye area, which is especially nice first thing in the morning. Out of all of the five concealers, I would say this gives the fullest coverage. The formula is activated by water, hence why this one comes with a sponge, and you simply dampen the sponge and then blend the concealer into the skin. It is a very comfortable formula to wear and I didn't find that it settled into any fine lines, making it a great option for both younger and more mature skin. This brightening, colour-correcting formula contains Cucumber Extract to cool and soothe the skin, Collagen to plump the undereye area and Vitamin C to brighten.


Swatches Bottom to Top: Clinique, Iconic London, Laura Mercier, Milani, Doll 10

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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