Good color, bad formula. Discovering Laura Mercier's "flawless face" products added a good 20 minutes to what used to be a 5-minute makeup routine for me. I wouldn't mind so much if they worked -- or maybe more accurately, if I could figure out how to make them work. I'm neutral-warm, between Warm Ivory and Sunny Beige, with gray-blue-purple eye circles, and I have this in #2. The color looks horrifying in the pan but it ends up just melting into my skin. It does tone down (not obliterate) the discoloration and surprisingly looks natural. My problem is that it blends away too easily, even just with the lightest of taps, and doesn't cover well. My guess is that there is too much oil in it because my other eye makeup smears much more when I'm wearing this, even with powder over it. Wondering if the peach-toned thing is the way to go for my type of discoloration, I'm experimenting with using a little of this as a corrector under other, drier-textured concealors I have. Not much success so far.
I can't live without this product! It's so amazing! I now use it everyday and i have to admit i threw bobbi brown concealer away because LM's concealer is much better!
This concealer is very smooth and creamy. I have #2 and it is a peachy color. I use this for my dark circles and so far, so good. The staying power is okay, I have to reapply about 3-4 hours later, but I like this better than the Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer because it is only one step. This is moisturizing for the under eye area. I've only used this once so far, but it seems to work. I will update if anything changes.
my HG concealer for dark circles, and let me reassure everyone, i have MONSTROUS dark circles. very pale skin (from my irish mom) and VERY dark circles (from my lebanese dad) that completely surround my eyes, and i mean under, on the sides, and on top and inner corners. it's my worst thing to deal with, and so i've tried TONS of concealers over the years, and this is the best one i've ever tried. its creamy and doesn't exaggerate fine lines or dry skin, it blends like a charm if you just pat pat pat it on, and stays on great, although i do set it with powder (i can't imagine NOT setting concealer with powder). the only gripe i have is no matter how much i apply right in the half circle directly under my eyes (one particular dark spot not sure how to describe it) i can NEVER completely block out all the dark color. but i honestly don't think i will ever get complete darkness coverage while still looking very natural (not tons of opaque product caked on) so i throw up my hands and jut out my hip! it's your best bet for all dark circles from minor to super major, and it covers blemishes decently, but i like a dried, thicker concealer for that. oh- and- i think it's maybe $22, but i've been using everyday for over a year (and i use a substantial amount) and still have atleast 1/2 left. go out and get it!!! **EDIT** LM Secret Concealer is a great product, but it never completely covered up my circles. i'm now using Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, and the difference this one makes (compared to LM) is amazing! i never knew until recently that if your circles are purplish/blueish, concealers with pink undertones work much better than peachy toned ones. peachy concealers work best for dark circles that are more in the brown range, so i was using the wrong color for my dark blue circles. if you're using LM Secret on your blue/purple circles, stop by the BB counter and test out one of the Correctors in the Bisque range, and you'll see what i'm talking about! if you're circles are browner in color, i would still test out the BB Corrector in Peach instead of Bisque, i feel that BB's concealer covers a lot better w/much less product than LM's.
Yes will buy again is one off the best one. Cover well and is not drying your eye area!!!
I purchased this after getting a LM makeover from counter person and I thought it looked great. I bought #2 which is light intensity with warm undertones and the shade was really fine and I liked it when counter person applied it, but when I applied it, it went on too heavily. I returned to counter and bought brush. This time it was a different sales person and when I asked her if she could show me how to apply it, she said that I should go home and try it first with brush and if I still had problems to come back. Well, I still had problems as it made lines look more visible, not less, plus I was moving that delicate eye area skin back and forth repeatedly trying to work product in and that can cause wrinkles. I then bought Chanel's Estompe de Chanel corrective concealer in lipstick tube in Light shade. I tap 3x's and eyes are finished and look great with lines being minimized, not maximized. I have also now tried Dior's Diorskin sculpt lifing smoothing concealer in 002 and it works great too. FYI: I am fair-skinned Irish in terms of shades used.
The best concealer for covering dark undereye circles. It melts into skin but not fine lines and covers completely without looking fake. My recipe for perfect 'I always get 8 hours of sleep eyes': light eye cream of your choice, thin layer of Secret Brightener, Secret Concealer applied with a concealer brush (I'm fair with pinkish undertones and use Shade 1), set with Secret Brightening Powder applied with the LM camouflage powder brush. Perfect!
This concealer is just absolutely amazing. I'm asian (light golden ivory skin) with bags under my eyes that are getting worse lately (working long hours, driness, congestion and puffinesss). I've used EL double wear for years which I thought was better than all the others I've tried including Cle de Peu, Christian Dior, Stila, Giorgio Armani, Prescriptives, Makeup for ever. I decided to try Laura Mercier today (#2) and I was astonished. The concealer looked peachy, but goes on like a charm, covers all grey-bluish purple with a single thin layer. The camouflage I put at the outer corner of my eyes for a brightening effect. Everybody always says light yellow covers grey and purple bags best, but the real solution is this light warm peachy beige. My undereye area hasn't looked this good in years! Fabulous product, it's more than what you'd expect by looking at it.
I was looking for a good concealer for blemishes and marks, and actually wanted the secret camoflauge. When I was looking at it at the counter, I asked a salesman (who wants to buy makeup from a man??) what color would be the best match for me. When I said I wanted it for blemish coverage, he said, "Oh no, you want this one," and directed me to this. I didn't have any reason to argue and it seemed to do the trick. I mean, dude is supposed to be an expert, right? Ha. Of course once I got it home I realized I was right, this is for under eye coverage and camo is for spots, but knew I wouldn't be making it down to Nordstrom for a couple days to exchange this so gave it a shot. I don't have dark circles so I generally use only regular foundation if anything under my eyes. I love how creamy this is, and the color in the pot is totally deceiving. I liked it so much the first couple days I used it I debated keeping it and getting the camo in addition. After test driving this for a week, I decided to exchange it. It's not spectacular enough that I have to have it, and the price isn't worth it for me. Good quality, nice product, just not what I need.
I really like this stuff when I put it on. But geez, after a few hours in the heat, the stuff gets into my wrinkles and makes me look twice my age!!! Too bad, cos I love the texture and it doesn't dry out the skin around my eyes. Plus it covers up really well. Also, I have eczema in the inner corner of one of my eyes, and it aggravates it. Sigh...