No joke, $31 DiorSkin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer is expensive, but daaaaym, it works miracles on my Frankensteiny dark circles.
It’s a liquid concealer that’s been part of Dior’s product lineup for a while now and comes in three shades (see colors below; Ivory 001, Beige 002 and Honey 003), each one packaged in a convenient easy-to-carry tube with a doe-foot applicator.
Texture-wise, Dior Sculpt feels slightly thicker and less runny than other liquid concealers I’ve tried — airy, like it’s been whipped.
Not only does it cover my dark circles and skin imperfections, but Dior claims it also minimizes fine lines via something they call “new generation powders.” They also say it improves skin tone with “A-Resist complex.” Hmm…
So what’s up with all the fancy talk?
I’ve been using it in Honey for about a week so far and haven’t really seen any difference in lift and tone, but as far as dark circles are concerned, Sculpt does appear to do two things way better than other concealers I’ve tried.
Applies easily and doesn’t settle into fine lines
After a few hours of wear, concealers usually settle into the fine lines beneath my eyes, but Sculpt doesn’t. It looks natural, like I’m not wearing any product at all, and stays that way all day long.
And it builds and blends like a breeze. Using the wand, I dot concealer directly beneath my eyes and blend with my fingers or a foundation brush. Badabing, badabang! Liberation from dark circles in less than a minute.
Sculpt proved her worthiness to me last week on my trip to Vegas. I didn’t get much sleep, so my dark circles were in full effect.
In the mornings at 7, I’d cover them up with Sculpt; 12 hours later those suckers were still covered, with nary a lick of product settling into my fine lines.
Dior Sculpt going strong after 14 hours!
At night, all I’d have to do to freshen up my look was dot a teensy bit directly beneath my eyes and blend. No creasing, caking, nada.
I would seriously consider inducting Sculpt into the holy grail hall of makeup fame if it came in more colors and wasn’t so expensive.
Dior’s an expensive line … so the $31 price tag is typical of the brand. That doesn’t make it right, though, and I wish it were cheaper.
On the upside — I can use it sparingly because a little goes a long way.
If you’re curious about Sculpt but can’t abide by the price, you can save about $6 using code FF2009 for 20% via Sephora through Nov. 2.
DiorSkin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer might be worth the price to you if…
- You’re always dealing with concealer settling into your fine lines
- You have serious dark circles and need something with all-day coverage
- You like moisturizing concealers
- You want something easy to build and blend
- you want a very natural look
My dark circles and I really love Sculpt. If only it weren’t so darn expensive (get it together, Dior!). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,