Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Concealer in shades 3 (the lighter shade) and 4 (the darker shade)
I’ve been looking forward to trying the new Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Concealer ($35) since last fall, when I heard makeup artist Pat McGrath gush about how well it handles dark circles.
Available in four shades, the new line of liquid concealers features a twist-up pen kinda like the one from YSL’s Touche Eclat. Billed as three products in one, Perfect Finish is supposed to conceal imperfections on the skin while brightening and conditioning the skin with vitamin E.
So how does it do?
Not too shabby, tabby. I mainly use concealer to cover my purplish dark circles (damn you, insomnia!). In Perfect Finish, I’ve been using shade 3, applying the product with the attached brush under my eyes and blending out the edges with a finger.
It behaves like my go-to concealer of the moment, MAC Pro Longwear. Like Pro Longwear, it’s highly pigmented, offers full coverage and has a satin finish that doesn’t appear heavy on cakey on the skin, even applied in multiple layers. I also like the subtle brightening effect.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Concealer in 3 on the left; 4 on the right
Perfect Finish in 3 beneath my left eye and wearing nothing beneath my right
Perfect Finish in 3 beneath both eyes
One thing I prefer about Perfect Finish over MAC Pro Longwear is the packaging. MAC uses a hairtrigger glass bottle for Longwear that’s a pain in the you-know-what. PF’s pen makes it more convenient for travel and touchups on-the-go.
But when it comes to price and shade selection, $18 Pro Longwear, which comes in 16 shades, has the $35 Perfect Finish beat (it’s available in just four shades).
Perfect Finish is not-so-perfectly pricey, and if it weren’t so expensive, I’d be crushing hard.
AVAILABILITY: At select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
You might like Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Concealer if…
- You’re looking for a full-coverage concealer
- You don’t mind paying top dollar for the convenience of a pen
- You’re lucky enough to be a match for one of the four available shades
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, yeah…