New Concealers from Laura Mercier and Clinique

Concealers seem to be having a moment of late – quite a few have recently landed on my desk. The latest two come from Clinique and Laura Mercier.

Laura Mercier launched its Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (£24) earlier this year, a medium to full coverage concealer, with a natural, luminous finish. It feels weightless on skin and perfects, hydrates and blurs imperfections with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear.

The concealer contains an exclusive blend of flexible, long-wearing, emulsified polymers seamlessly adheres pigments to skin for 12-hour wear. It contains Vitamin C combined with lightweight humectant Glycerin to hydrate skin all day, and it includes a customised combination of Silk Powder and Silica to help create a smooth, light-diffusing film on skin.

It definitely doesn’t cake, it doesn’t sit in lines, it goes on beautifully, and covers well. It comes in 12 shades, and has a doe-foot applicator. Dot it under eyes, over imperfections and discolourations, and any areas of darkness that concern you. The flexible, doe-foot applicator offers ultimate versatility and ease of application.

Use the precise tapered tip for neat detail coverage in small spots around the nose or under the eyes, and the wider flat side to glide over larger areas. Gently press and blend with fingertips, using the warmth of your fingers to create a seamless finish. If more coverage is desired, lightly layer more product and repeat, blending with fingers.

Clinique launched its latest concealer last month. The Beyond Perfecting Concealer Camouflage + 24-hour Wear (£18.50) is a long-wearing, full coverage concealer.

Designed to complement the Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer, this concealer comes in a small tube, and you only need a tiny amount squeezed out. It’s full coverage, but it isn’t thick or cakey at all. It feels great on the skin, and is transfer-resistant and hydrating. It comes in 18 shades, one of which is an apricot-coloured corrector shade for dark circles and discolouration.

I like this concealer a lot, as I enjoy applying with a brush or fingertips, and you really only need a tiny amount. Just squeeze out a little on your hand, and using a brush blend where you want it. Use it under eyes, or on imperfections and discolourations.

It doesnt settle in creases or lines, which is hugely important with concealer, agreed? I also like the fact that I can use a little of this just on it’s own, without foundation on imperfections when I don’t have time, or don’t want to, ‘put my full face on’