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 … [Read more...]

NEW bareMinerals BAREPRO Concealer

I've not used any other concealer since the launch of the Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer last year. As luck will have it, as my tube of it is about to run out, this new BAREPRO Full Coverage Concealer from bareMinerals has landed on my desk. Unlike the Bobbi concealer, which is a liquid with a doe foot applicator, this is a stick. It's been a while since I've used a stick concealer - they bring back all sorts of horrendous … [Read more...]

MAC Studio Waterweight Concealer and Powder

MAC launched their Studio Waterweight Foundation in 2015. I have to admit that I have never tried it. I've been a bit off the MAC radar in the last few years, to be honest, but three years after that launch, MAC are adding to the Waterweight collection with some new products. The Studio Waterweight Concealer (£18.50) and Studio Waterweight Powder/Pressed (£28) both launched at the start of this year, along with a new brush, the 106 Triangular … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

Bobbi Brown's latest concealer hit counters this month - and the tagline is 'Better Than Sleep' I'm not sure about that, but it is good. According to Bobbi Brown, it's like 'eight hours of sleep in a swipe' and, after a few rough nights earlier this month, it did the trick. I'm not a massive concealer user every day, but when I feel I need it, I want one that works. One thing I will say about this, is that it is full coverage, so it … [Read more...]

Benefit go Boi-ing with all concealers

Benefit are giving their concealers a bit of a makeover - and adding a new one to the range. All of their concealers now come under the Boi-ing banner - and there are four in total. Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer is the new kid on the block, Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer is the newly revamped Fake Up, Boi-ing Brightening Concealer is the newly revamped Erase Paste, and there's the Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer, given a new look, and new … [Read more...]

Seventeen are non-touring, not contouring!

What on earth does that mean, I wondered when the press release landed on my desk - Move over Contouring, Hello Non-touring!, it proclaimed. According to SEVENTEEN at Boots, using highlighters to enhance your natural features - the non-touring trend - is simple, guaranteed to give you that all important dewy glow, and was seen on the Burberry, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria Beckham SS16 catwalks. Okay, non-touring is a pretty nonsense idea, but … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – YSL Touche Eclat

Whilst it’s always great to celebrate new launches in the beauty world- and there are more than enough of them to do that on this blog every week – there are some cult beauty products we just love to celebrate. Classics that have stood the test of time, maintained their best-selling status, and products that many of us couldn’t live without. So, let’s celebrate one every week! YSL TOUCHE ECLAT In the mid 1990s there was an alarming beauty … [Read more...]

Conceal it! My Magnificent Seven concealers

I've become obsessed by concealer lately - I love it. I tend not to wear a lot of foundation - just a bit of tinted balm, perhaps, and concealer, here, there and everywhere, to hide blemishes, fade out fine lines, cover dark circles, and add a bit of illumination - although that's not technically concealing! I think it's a much underrated product and has come a long, long way from the plastic-y stuff in a tube I used to buy from Rimmel as a … [Read more...]

The Perk Up Artist…by BeneFit

Showing at a counter near you from've got to love BeneFit. They've made an ordinary concealer palette so much fun! This is The Perk Up Artist - a cute little palette with three-step concealers in it. Here's a fun video with tips on how to use it, from the Perk Up Artist himself....   Correct - kiss redness and discolouration goodbye with this creamy yellow neutraliser Cover - hide dark circles and imperfections with the … [Read more...]