I didn’t have a cubic inch of extra room in my bag when I packed for that trip to Reno a couple weeks ago, so instead of bringing my usual brigade of face products (tinted moisturizer, stick foundation, liquid foundation… Um, have I ever mentioned that I tend to overpack?), I lightened my load with LORAC’s new Evening Out Complexion Kit ($38).
The sleek gunmetal compact must have been made with on-the-go girl secret agents in mind because concealment is the name of this game.
The kit comes with a powder foundation, two cream concealers, a sponge applicator and a tiny Jane Bond-ian concealer brush.
Available in Light, Medium or Tan (the one I have), it covered all of my bases (and most of my skin imperfections) on the trip, working well no matter what outfits I wore, from ripped jeans to my favorite black cocktail dress.
When I wanted light, natural looking coverage during the day, I applied the powder foundation with a brush. Then at night I’d apply the finely-milled powder (has a medium opacity) with the included sponge. Because the powder layers well, it never looked like a heavy makeup mask.
Swatches of Tan on NC35 skin from left: Powder Foundation, Light Concealer, Dark Concealer
Before (left) and after (right)
The two cream concealers LORAC cleverly tucked away in a separate drawer to isolate them from the powder kept my dark circles and the smattering of zits on my chin concealed in the harsh casino light.
Both the light and dark shades pack plenty of pigment, too, meaning it didn’t take a lot to cover trouble spots, which also means less product settling into the fine lines around my eyes.
Evening Out is fabulously flexible for light-to-medium complexion coverage, making it easy to fake great skin with products that apply flawlessly.
It does come in a very limited range of colors, though, and I think that’s its biggest drawback. I’ve also read some reviews by women who feel the powder foundation is too orange for their skin tone. I didn’t have that problem, but I really would like to see LORAC expand the line to let more ladies get in on the action. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,