La Mer • The Radiant Concealer SPF25 • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My first reaction to this product: WOW!!
Dark under-eye areas run in my family, and I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a little girl. No matter how much sun I get, water I drink, or sleep I get, they're still there. And, until now, nothing has been able to cover them very well (or at all). I'm very fair (NW 15 in MAC) and the Light color works well for me. I also get large zits occasionally, and this covers them up very well, to the point where they are almost unnoticeable.
Thanks to this concealer, my under eye area looks bright and flawless all day long. I can wear it all day without it creasing, and by all day I mean working at least 8 hours.
It's a bit thick, and somewhat pasty in texture, but with a good concealer brush it doesn't take long to blend in. After blending it a bit with my Bare Essentials concealer brush, I actually use my finger to make it blend more seamlessly. I set it with La Mer's powder in translucent.
The packaging is nice, even though I highly dislike the small brush it comes with. It didn't blend the concealer in at all, for me anyway. I like the little pouch that comes with the compact (the concealer comes in a compact with a mirror).
I'd recommend this product to anyone suffering from dark circles under their eyes, or acne!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Rather thick and pasty. I tried the lightest colour, as medium was already too dark. If applied around my eye area, sets soon into fine lines and "highlights" the tips of the small bumps of the sebaceous glands (normally visible only at very close range) on my under-eye area.. Not exactly the look i was aiming for. Imo, for the under-eye area, this concealer would have to be ''diluted" with a very good moisturiser underneath, otherwise I would fear it could be drying out the fine, thin skin, actually suffocating it, which I guess would be promoting ageing of the area.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the most expensive yet the best concealer I have ever used. If you are past a certain age and find that most of them sink into the "fine lines" around your eyes- or cake or disappear- please give this one a try....only if you are prepared to pay the exorbitant price. Yes there isn't much of a colour choice but the No2 Medium is perfect for my light-medium skin. I use a generous dab of Clinique All About Eyes gel first. Let it semi-sink in and then use my finger to press on the concealer then smooth it over with a brush. I've used the one that comes with it and I've used my own concealer brush and I've even used my foundation brush. It's easy to blend with any of them if I moisturise well first. I also use it on my lids under shadow..infact I use it all around my eye and it really helps brighten and make me look wide awake. It doesn't sink into my lines ( and believe me there are quite a few of them) and it doesn't budge until I take it off. It has a satin finish that looks like skin and is a great find if, like me, you are a fan of the no makeup look. The packaging is chic and judging by the small amount I have to use each time it will take quite awhile before I need a replacement......and I'll definately be buying this little gem again regardless of the high price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
One of the problems I had with this is I purchased the wrong shade. I got light which is extremely, extremely light. I can use it under foundation in the winter, though. When I apply this under my eyes it looks patchy and kind of flaky. It's dry and doesn't have a nice consistency that I would expect from La Mer. I do like that it has SPF 25, though. Basically I just use it as a highlighting cream eyeshadow under my brow at this point, and even then it doesn't really apply smoothly, but is kind of patchy, dry and flaky. I guess I would have expected more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was in desperate need of a new concealer, out of my Bobbi Brown in Light Bisque, I decided I wanted something a little more skin-like colored that could serve as over-all. After reading the rave reviews for the La Mer Product I decided to splurge on it as sort of a pre-Christmas present for yours truly, it was definitely one of those products that I had to go to the store and test for myself and the reason why it doesn't get a higher overall rating is the poor color selection. There isn't much difference between Light and Medium, the former is pink toned while the latter is yellow toned.
The product is super pigmented, comes in its own mini-compact with mirror and a small pouch to carry a mini-concealer brush. Considering it retails here for about €50 bucks and while I liked the mini leather pouch for the compact, I was unimpressed with the pouch for the brush, let's face it, after a few applications, you're bound to be left with a dirty brush pouch that while it may protect your bag, it will look unappealing (not to say unhygienic). I would have prefer that the brush would be kept inside the compact even if it meant that the compact would have to be slightly larger.
This concealer must be applied sparingly, its reflective properties have such an intensity that if you apply it with a heavy hand will leave a white cast around your under-eye area. After over 8 hours of wear and tear, I'm glad to say that this product hasn't set in any creases or altered its color in any way, although due to its consistency, I advise you to definitely apply an eye cream prior to application, but I guess it's already expected to do so.
I would love for this product to come in a wider range of colors because it definitely would have a public for it and although it seems like way too big of an investment for concealer, the fact that it's so pigmented will make it last more than its worth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchased this concealer under the recommendation of a friend. This concealer is amazing when used to cover and camoflage any undereye circles and/or darkness. I do not use the included brush applicator. I use my fingers to gently pat this concealer under my eyes.
This concealer does have the tendency to migrate into fine lines beneath the eyes, but using an emollient eyecream under this product does cease this issue.
I purchased this concealer in shade medium, which does create a "bright-eyed", well-rested effect. I also have used this concealer on my eyelids as an eyeshadow primer. The shade medium works quite well on my eye area, but it is too light to use on my face to cover any redness and/or blemishes. THIS CONCEALER RUNS VERY LIGHT.
This concealer is of a cream consistency and dries to a powder-matte finish. It lasts all day with no touch-ups required.
I plan on purchasing this concealer in shade dark for my face and will continue to use shade medium for my eye area.
At first I thought that $65.00 for a concealer was excessive, but the tiniest amount is needed for complete coverage of the eye area. I purchased this concealer in March of 2010, use it daily, and I have used approximately half of the product. I will never be without this concealer for my eye area.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Since it's a La Mer product I highly expected it to work wonders for me the way the eye concentrate and moisturizer did. But sadly I wasn't satisfied. The coverage was good though but it sort of creased on me. But I used my fingers instead of the brush coz I'm more used to that. I'll try using the brush next time coz maybe it might work for me. I'm still not giving up on this though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this as a concealer, but am using it primarily as an eyeshadow base. I apply it on my entire lid and it works as a highlighter on the brow bone and in the corner of my eye. It's also been working well as a base for shadow. I use a tiny bit of Urban Decay's shadow primer in the crease, and my shadow's been lasting all day. I use a small touch of it on my dark shadows, but don't use it over the entire area under my eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
At first I thought this was an HG concealer but I've changed my mind because it is thick and accentuates all the little crinkles under the eye AND in some lights the area under my eyes looks garishly white. In the morning it is a good match but later in the day I'll look in the mirror and I've got awful white circles under my eyes. I'm still searching....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is definitely one of the best concealers I've tried -- it blends wonderfully by itself and looks even better with a little powder. A little dab goes a long way, so even as pricey as it is, I know it will last a while. A downside that others may find is matching the color -- I'm medium-toned, I purchased the darkest shade, and it's still a *teeny* bit light on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Lovely, elegant, heavy duty concealer. I agree that this product runs light, but that's lucky for me since I can never find a concealer light enough for me. I'm very fair and Light is perfect. It blends well and works for other areas of the face, too. It's in a fab little mirrored compact and comes with a tiny brush. but I've found the brush to be kind of useless, because the magic really happens when you start to blend with your fingers and your body temp heats up the product. For dark circles or any discolorations, I highly recommend The Radiant Concealer. The finish is rather matte, so if you have skin that tends to dry out easily, make sure you've got enough moisturizer on underneath.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a concealer that will not cake up and highlight the flakiness around my eye area. Was using Estee Lauder's Disappear concealer which was alright, but the colour was kinda off and makes the fine lines even more obvious.
Bought this together with the treatment powder foundation. Excellent stuff, great texture, does exactly what I expected. Covers dark circles, ok on fine lines, as along as it doesn't cake up and make it more obvious.Unlike previous concealers I used, a thin layer on acne marks will cover up the flaws and you do not need to pile on several layers which create an unnatural canvas.
Sells for S$110 here in Singapore. Will definitely repurchase as it lasts a long time, so it's not that expensive for the quality and quantity you get.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Radiant Concealer meets my top 3 criteria for a great concealer:
1. staying power (10 hours and counting!)
2. does not migrate to my crease lines (!!!).
3. shade match (NC20 = Medium)
I travel back and forth to a very hot and very humid country and this concealer just performs so well. With other concealers, I would see my dark circles again after my 1st bathroom break. But with La Mer, it will be close to the end of the work day and my circles are still well-hidden. I started using the La Mer Cream foundation at the same time and maybe partnering them together could be an added plus factor.
This product works much better if you put a thin application of eye cream underneath. I always forget to put loose powder on my entire face so I guess it's not necessary. The brush that comes with the concealer is very useful.
Some concealers I've tried before:
CDP (old version), BB Corrector, Lancome Effernces (?), La Prairie concealer pen (although I have not given this a fair chance since La Mer), Bye Bye Under Eye, MAC Studio Sculpt and Japanese drugstore brands, etc.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
This product looks gorgeous when I first put it on, but it does not last all day. My fine lines do look less noticeable than with Cle de Peau.
I am a PPP but I bought the medium because I tried it on and the light in a store and the light was way too light. The medium works quite well.
It is not as moisturizing as CdP. If I want to apply mid day, I have to put a bit of moisture underneath.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
bought this purely because I'm always on the look out for my HG concealer and 2nd because this is the only concealer I know that has SPF protection.
And it make sense to put something that has sun protection and are designed for the eye area since that is the most fragile part of the face and wrinkles easily.
I was shocked that this concealer is so expensive, but then I reasoned that it has a very decent SPF of 25 and that some of the more mature reviewers here said that it doesn't creeps into the fine line under the eye and still gives excellent coverage - I'm sold.
The SA at the counter was no make-up artist, and didn't really do a good job at apply this to my under eye when I tried it out but I did my homework and was very determined to buy this so I just had to match my colouring and that was that.
This comes in a tiny compact that is very well made, with a leather pouch, mirror and a good quality concealer brush too, just wish that it's a little slimmer.
The coverage of this is amazing, I apply with my finger. Just lightly pat the concealer to get the tiniest bit of product onto finger and then pat onto under eye and set with powder. I was so amazed that so little product can give such excellent coverage and brighten the under eye area in a radiant way and not by lightening the shade, way better than bobbie brown which just slips around and runs into fine lines under my eye even after setting it with powder.
I'm very very pleased with this and I can finally say that this is my HG concealer.
A little goes a long way with this and I have been using mine for 4mths now and you can only just begin to see a very slight dip! I imagine this would last for years and if I ever run out I would definitely buy this again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This expensive La Mer concealer was a total failure on me on two fronts, yet it obviously works well for others for the reasons outlined in earlier reviews.
The first issue I had was inability to get a color match. The light appeared white on me. Medium was also a notch too light. For reference, I have what I'd call a medium light complexion with yellow undertones. The dark color appeared as ochre.
The "radiant" of the product's name signifies a brightening aspect, much like YSL Touche Eclat. It works in that regard; the troublesome undereye area was lightened and brightened as the product, not the dark circles, reflected light. After a bit of a battle in which the La Mer SA insisted that the lightest shade was best for me, I asked to have the medium applied on both eyes. Light had left me with white half-moons.
It was obvious that the medium wasn't faring well, so the SA took me over to the Armani counter, where he painted the area on which the concealer had been applied with a pink correcting fluid to give my skin the flesh-tone the concealer had eliminated. He followed this with a dusting of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.
I wouldn't have bought the product based on the poor color match, but the triple-layer effort needed to make the product look anything other than highly artificial was simply too much work. Moreover, the appearance was cakey and fine lines were strongly accentuated.
I asked for the "makeover" to be removed and I started over with just the medium shade and nothing else. Even on its own, it sat above the lines and made them appear as small cracks.
The texture of the product was thicker than what I'd imagined. It's midway between something like Becca and the Tarte concealer I previously reviewed. It had good adhesion and was easy to apply and ultimately it did mask my circles by means of appearing whiter/brighter than they are, but I was not willing to deal with the artificiality of the look.
Major points off for not having any color that would work for dark skin. The darkest shade would be suitable for a Mediterranean complexion and nothing deeper.
Please note that my skin is, at the moment, very dry. This may well have had something to do with the cakey appearance of the product, but the color of it would have been the same regardless of condition of my skin. It was too much work to make it appear semi-natural and I dislike too many steps in a beauty routine.
A "no" from me, but worth trying for yourself since obviously others have had a great success.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am a NW15 and purchased this in the light shade and it blends in perfectly with my skin tone. I love the consistency of this concealer. It is not too heavy nor greasy like many I've tried. The product has a lightness that I like, yet the coverage is good as it can cover dark circles if I haven't got enough sleep. It doesn't have a cakey look like some can and it doesn't leave any dryness which are a giveaway with many concealers I've experienced. All in all I am very happy with this product and will definitely buy again. It's a little pricey, but a little goes a long way and will last a long time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
For the price and considering my love for the Treatment Powder Foundation, I expected miracles from this concealer. It was not to be. My main concern is under eye circles. This product highlighted the very small amount of milia under my eyes. It made it look like I had goose bumps under my eyes. No matter how I applied it~ extra eye cream, finger, brush or otherwise~ I still had the same disappointing results. It concealed nothing under my eyes, instead it was a neon blinking sign pointing out every flaw in this area. A total waste on me. I'll stick with Sisley or Le Metier de Beaute.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I agree & like that this is very smooth, has sunscreen & doesn't settle into fine lines. However, the color choices & price will prevent me from buying this again. The medium was definitely too dark for me so I bought the light. It's really light - looks almost white on me. I like the pretty compact but $65 is just too much for this concealer.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is simply a great concealer.
It blends easily, no settling into fine lines, fairly long-wearing, good (medium) coverage. It lasts longer than pretty much any concealer I've ever used.
I have dark circles and would say this covers them 85-90%, with no dryness.
I agree with another reviewer that the small case is difficult to open. I also think it looks & feels fairly cheap for a La Mer product.
I use "Light" and it does seem too light at first, but it blends in well on my fair skin.
I do hope they come up with more shades in the future; I would go just a touch darker if I could.
This is definitely the best concealer I have ever owned. WIth a tad bit more coverage and a slightly darker shade, it would be HG material.