Just to prove the HG-ness (Holy Grail-ness) of this concealer, in the picture above the tube is completely extended. I am almost at the stage where I have to dig the stuff out with a brush, and I’m close to tears. After all, at $95 these things cost an arm and a leg to replace.
Said concealer, Le MÃ©tier de BeautÃ© Peau Vierge Correcteur in Light/Medium, is the first concealer I would ever use up. Prior to this, my favorite concealer was by Cle de Peau, and though that concealed discolorations and under-eye circles very well, it felt a little dry, and the blending wasn’t as seamless as I hoped it would be.
LMdB Peau Vierge Correcteur is creamy, but not heavy, and from the get-go it merged with my skin as if it were a part of it. I may never know whether it’s my eye cream or the Peau Vierge treatment in the concealer that keeps (most) of my dark circles away, but you won’t see me chancing it by changing my routine.
(It’s just my luck that when I had to take an important picture, a giant pimple popped up.)
A reviewer once criticized this concealer, saying that its effects weren’t extraordinary unless accompanied by the brand’s setting powder (also pictured).
I disagree and agree. While the concealer is perfectly awesome on its own, it does reach a new level when topped with the Eye Brightening and Setting Powder (mine is in Revive), appearing more blended in and lasting longer. It almost functions like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder for the under-eye area. When you put it on, you look like you real-life Photoshopped your skin.
In the Unsung Heroes spirit, all of the other products I used in this look are products I consider HG (or close to it).
The long-running Makeup and Beauty Blog Unsung Heroes series features much-loved permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
Full product list: Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown (I use it in this eyebrow tutorial), Suqqu Kakitsubata Eye Color Palette (I have reviewed some Suqqu palettes here), THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil in 08, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Guerlain Noir G Mascara, Benefit Dandelion Blush, and Le MÃ©tier de BeautÃ© Fraise CrÃ¨me and Peche CrÃ¨me layered over each other.