Concealer Chronicles: HG Status
La Mer introduces The Radiant Concealer SPF 25
I have been waiting for the La Mer concealer for several years. My love affair with La Mer started with an introduction to the foundation. I quickly got hooked and became a La Mer addict. I have gone through dozens of foundation bottles, three huge jars of powder and countless sample jars of the moisturizer. I am a glutton.
I have not been entirely patient with waiting for this beauty product. I might have cussed them out a few times. I might have whined. I might have begged. But I am here to report that is worth the wait. This concealer is magnificent.
It accomplishes many feats. It disguises dark circles without looking dry or cake-like. This is the main complaint I have with YSL's Touche Eclat. La Mer's concealer did not settle into my creases or my laugh lines. I refuse to call them wrinkles. I might be fooling myself....but humor me.
There is always science behind La Mer products. The Max Huber Research Lab created this concealer with a cocktail of gemstones, an Asian mushroom and polymers. Sounds trippy but it the results are pretty fabulous. Tourmaline and malachite gemstones capture light energy to instantly conceal dark circles and blemishes. That is the smoke and mirrors effect I am always gushing about. The shroom is called Viapure Poria. This ingredient is used to calm and soothe the skin. There are also appearances from chamomile extract and various other plant and marine extracts. The rock star in this recipe is a unique polymer mesh technology. This delivers a diaphanous layer to create a crease-resistant finish. This is where this concealer differs from all others. You can build on it without it going cakey. It brightens, looks fresh and natural. Coverage is not lost. It will cover your skin like no one's business!
This is a massive gush and rave. You must visit your local La Mer counter to give it a test drive. It retails for $65 and comes in a compact with a kid leather case. It comes with a brush and a SPF of 25.
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Disclaimer: A press sample of this product was provided by La Mer