Once upon a time, after seeing a picture of myself in cropped, flared capris with a camo print, I made a pact with myself to stay far, far away from camouflage.
“Karen,” I said to myself, “no. Stop. Don’t do it, unless you wanna look like a sassy Filipino Oompa Loompa.”
I did not.
So I stopped. (Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear doesn’t count because it’s a concealer, so it’s exempt from this pact.)
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear ($19.50, 0.26-oz. tube)
It’s a highly pigmented liquid concealer available in 18 shades (including a color-correcting Apricot one), and I really like a few things about it, like the fact that it hides everything, it doesn’t settle into the lines under my eyes (although the matte finish might emphasize severely dry spots), it’s easy to blend, and it doesn’t look cake-y or obvious. Even when I get all up in my scary magnifying mirror, I can’t tell it’s there.
At least in those ways, it’s like Make Up For Ever’s amazing Ultra HD Concealer, which I love beyond reason.
“Cover up without touching up for 24 life-proof hours. Instantly and easily blends into skin to flawlessly conceal imperfections. Transfer-resistant formula stays put—even through sweat and humidity. Provides immediate hydration to keep eye-area skin feeling comfortable, looking fresh and natural. 18 shades in total—including a must-have apricot-colored corrector shade to help tackle dark circles and discolorations.”
My only real gripe (but it’s a doozy) is with the wear time…
Like, it ain’t 24 hours. About halfway through the day, I can already kinda see my dark circles again.
Granted, touching up with this stuff couldn’t be easier because it seamlessly, effortlessly blends into itself when I reapply it after a few hours, buuuuuuuut that’s not the point. This is supposed to last 24 hours (they even put it in the name!), and I get six at the most.
So that’s a little disappointing, but hot dayum! — it looks freakin’ gorgeous. If it lasted longer, we’d be talkin’ holy grail status.
❤️❤️❤️ 3 out of 5 hearts.
Did you know? You probably already know this trick, but it’s awfully convenient sometimes. Did you know that you can instantly transform your favorite tinted moisturizer or BB cream into a medium-coverage (or even full-coverage) foundation by adding a few drops of liquid concealer? Yup.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,