Laura Mercier • Undercover • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This creamy concealer works, not like magic but almost. I think the biggest dissapointment was the range of colour (second time this happends to me with Laura Mercier) My undertone is a bit yellow and Laura Mercier products I find is a bit more orange, not very pretty. But the concealer it self is just the way i wanted it to be, creamy but light and still manage to coverage up the imperfections.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I gave this concealer 4 lippies because I haven't seen a concealer that deserves 5 yet. Nevertheless, this has been one of the best concealers I've tried. It covers my horrible circles better than anything else (I've tried BB, both the concealer and corrector, Paula's Choice No Slip concealer, everything by Lancome, Almay, CG, L'Oreal, Clinique, Estee Lauder Smoothing Cream Concealer, YSL Touch eclat, Armani). Texture is wonderful, slippery enough to blend and dry enough not to become a mess. The color of the concealer for dark circles is peachy and that is what it ought to be to neutralize the darkness. It blends very well with my super pale skin ( I have #1 compact). It creases about the same as any other concealer, and in my opinion, they all crease even though some concealers reviewed here get the reputation of not creasing, they do crease on me. The secret camouflage on the left is great for covering imperfections. It is much dryer than secret concealer and yellow toned. The cons of this compact is the high price for such a small amount you get and the mere fact that it doesn't stay put on me, but then nothing does. So at least that it covers what it needs to cover is good enough for me to continue using it and probably buy it in the future.
UPDATE: I still love the secret concealer on the right but the secret camouflage on the left is too dry, IMHO. It doens't have a consistent application and I find it a little light even for my super pale skin. Probably needs blending with the secret concealer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm really torn about this one. While I love having the two formulas (Secret Camouflage--an solid neutral shade and Secret Concealer--an orange-y looking shade) in one compact, I don't see how this could be a HG foundation.
The good: I did find a shade that worked well and I like using the creamier, orange-y looking Secret Concealer first and then covering with the more neutral Secret Camouflage. It does look pretty natural and not at all orange on me (which is good considering that I'm cool-toned). I apply this with a brush, blend it in, cover with mineral foundation and I'm good to go.
The not-so-good: It seems like there's a "technique" to using this. Should a concealer really come with instructions? The saleswoman at Nordstrom told me that the secret to this is to use the technique I described above: Secret Concealer first, Secret Camouflage second. It's pricey, too.
While I do like it, I can't help but think that there's an even better one out there somewhere, possibly one that costs less. Fortunately I have about 1/2 of a pan left for both the Secret Camouflage and the Secret Concealer. That means that I have some time left to decide whether or not this is worth repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the second Undercover I've returned. On my first try, the Laura Mercier person matched me too dark. I questioned it in the store but she insisted it was the right color. Sure enough, when i got into natural light, I had orangey dark spots all over my face. Great.
I returned that one and got the lighter color, however when I wore the camouflage side, it only made my spots stand out more and look like patches of dry and discolored skin or something on my otherwise smooth skin. And the coverage wasn't good at all. I thought this couldn't possibly be as bad as my crappy drugstore concealers, but i was wrong. Stay away from this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is pretty much perfect for what I need. I didn't want to have one concealer for spots and another for under eyes, but this is a compact case with both in!
Both are highly pigmented, one is a fairly hard concealer, the other is creamy.
I bought this about a year ago I think and i'm nearly out of the creamy concealer - i've also hit pan on the more solid one.
I use the creamy one for under eyes and the harder one for spots. It helps to use a brush with these products because sometimes your finger really isn't good enough to blend it all properley. you don't need a lot of the creamy stuff at all. I suspect that the reason i've run out of that first is because i've overused sometimes.
The packaging is sleek and cute, a little compact with a mirror inside that takes hardly any space up. Ok so the price is steep.....over £20 for this but it lasts a long time and is really great quality. I think this is a brilliant product if you're prepared to splash out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is the most wonderful concealer ever. I have it in the lightest shade and its a perfect match and looks so natural. The creamier pink one is so good for undereye cirles. It stays all day and completely covers shadows and never gets cakey or dry. The drier side is good too, and I use it for red areas and zits. Its great either over foundation or on its own. It doesnt' make me break out and its really convenient to have both concealers in one package. The LM concealer brush works really well with it
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really don't think that this is anything special. I really prefer my Joe Blasco Concealer to this. I thought this was going to be really good but it wasn't for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
my new HG. i never use up my concealor, so the combination of secret camoflage and secret concealor was perfect! i used to use mac's NC30, but in comparison to lm's concealor it is much too orange. i'm asian and it's way to yellow even for me. undercover never cakes and melts into my skin. i wish it came with a travel concealor brush, but for the amount and the versatility of the compact, i can't complain. i layer the secret brightener over eye cream, add some concealor and finish with secret brightening powder. the combination allows this 30ish working mother of 3 to look bright-eyed and awake for those dreadful days when i get only 2-3 hours of sleep!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
okay just bought this, in the past three days i've had a total of 12 hours of sleep, (2 today) and I came home and my already genetically dark circles looked like how they look in one of their ads. I still need to learn how to use this, and i set it with the brightning powder- i'm told I'll never run out, at least in 5 years.
EDIT: its too light, i get reversed racoon eyes and their formula just dosen't work with my skin. I'm switching to bobbi brown creamy concealer instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
after my eye cream has absorbed in well, I use my concealer brush, and pick up a little of the right side of this duo, and a small tad of the left. Something about that combination is just perfect. After I apply with the brush, I tap it in with my finger. If there is still any signs of darkness, I repeat. Its best to do it in layers then to try and cover it all at once. Then, I press on the secret brightening powder to set.
These are the brushes I use: http://img.makeupalley.com/0/0/8/9/865631.JPG
These are HG products for my eye area. I don't see my dark circles after applying this, but I don't see signs of the makeup either (other then my dark circles are gone, and my eye area looks great)
The right side looks a little scary peach/salmon to my eye...but it works. I guess because its creamier and more translucent then the left side. The salmonish color to this right side helps town down those discolorations I have in the inner eye area.
Sometimes I use the left side of this duo to cover up blemishes discolorations . For that I use a small spot concealer brush, and I apply it over my foundation. The LM site has some great concealer tips, so I would recommend checking that out too. :)
*note*..it takes just a tad of effort to choose the right color, (though I lucked out on my first try) and to get the technique down well. BUT its so important and in comparison to the effect it gives, its really not a hassle at all. Finding that perfect taupe (or whatever color) e/s or blush just doesn't matter if your skin does not look as flawless as you can help to make it look.
( I've also used MUFE lift , neutrogena 3 in 1, and a revlon age defying corrector pot for under eyes, and likes those, but LM is my favorite. If I had to skimp though I would pick one of the others but still use secret brightening powder)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Simply the best concealer ever! I use the thick dry one on pimples and redness, and the creamy pinky one on undereye circles. I apply both over foundation with the LM concealer brush, and blend the undereye one only by pressing with my fingertips. The undereye concealer especially is great, it makes my circles completely disappear!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I take a concealer brush and I use the right side..with a tiny touch of the left side ...apply to my dark eye shadows. I pat in with my finger..set with the brightening powder and ....yay!!!! the best finish Ive ever had for my eye area. 2nd being mufe lift set with the brightening powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Bought this as therez been so many good reviews about it, but to be honest I didn't think it was worth the money. Its alright. Thats it.
Still in search for the perfect concealer. :o(
UPDATE. Tried this stuff again and I still cant get it to work for me. It makes your undereye skin look cakey and obvious.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am one of those people who think that Laura Mercier can do no wrong. Except for some unfortunate lip glaces I won't talk about. I love Undercover although I don't normally get dark circles (a little touche d'eclat at the outer corners of my eyes usually hooks me up). However, when I am extremely tired but have to look good, Undercover is my best friend. Here is my technique, which may not work for everyone, but it wakes me up just fine: 1. You have to use the LM secret concealer brush. Sorry folks, but your finger isn't going to cut it. 2. Use the goopy side and use your brush to paint a line around the outside of your dark circle. 3. Use the thick side and paint inside your line and in the upper inside corner of your eye. I hold the pan with my left hand to warm the undereye concealer which is quite hard to blend if it isn't warm. 4. Add powder to set around the edges. 5. Repeat with another layer if necessary.
I have it in the lightest shade and it works fine for me, makes me look like I actually slept when I didn't. This is also my concealer tactic when I "wear makeup". Honestly LM is the first brand whose lightest shade of foundation/concealer/TM etc is not too dark for me- I am NC15 in Mac and that is almost too dark, LM's tinted moisturizer in the lightest shade, I have to cut it with primer. Anyway, back to Undercover- Love the packaging as it travels well. Get the travel concealer brush and you are good to go!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This combo is amazing. The colors match my skin perfectly - and I did not think they would when I saw them. I wear TM in Sand so I just went with LM's website recommended shade for concealer (#2). I have used all her "flawless face" products for a year now except for this. I had/have a pan of another brand of concealer that I have been trying to use up, but I was sick of the caking so I ordered this. I wish I hadn't waited so long. The concealer covers my dark circles, doesn't cake and doesn't accentuate the fine lines around my eyes. The camouflage covers my dark spots and you honestly can not see the spots or the camouflage on my skin. My flaws disappear, and the makeup disappears. I am amazed with the results. I love the combo packaging and the mirror is nice too. This product is worth the price and I will repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I purchased a while ago laura mercier undercover in #4 and the two individual pots sort of left me puzzled so i left it alone.
I'm in my 40s with puffy eyes and some nasolabial folds which i really detest.
It wasn't until a week ago that i started playing with it and i must say that while my undereye puffiness is still there, the nasolabial folds are much much less visible. I was shocked at how well it work around the corner of my nose and under the chin. I didn't have any powder to set it but it still held quite well.
I'm sold and will purchase again--I may have to check out a darker color for the summer when i get a tan
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
At first when I tried this product, I thought, "What a waste of money - this stuff is crap!" I even put it on my swap list. But then I reread the reviews on here and decided to give it another go. Boy, am I glad I did! The trick with the Secret Camoflage side is to use a tiny, preferably pointy sable brush for application and to use light, feathery strokes when applying. I use a light layer, then I dust a tiny bit of translucent powder, then another light layer if needed, then a tiny bit more powder. After this, any blemishes I had are truly just gone- the concealer melts into the skin and gives a seamless finish. The Secret Concealer side is also tricky; you must use just the tiniest bit, and use a broad concealer brush to dab it in, then cover with powder. But again, if you do it right, it melts into your skin and there are no more dark circles. :) I haven't noticed that either product fades during the day... After a few hours, I seriously look like I'm wearing no makeup at all, yet all the blemishes and circles are still gone. I love this now... I think it's almost an HG, it's just pretty expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased this based on the great MUA reviews but I've got to say I was disappointed. The under eye concealer part is not very pigmented at all. I guess that after experimenting with pro brands like Joe Blasco and Kryolan I was expecting more coverage (btw, layering does not work either, because the stuff creases like crazy if you use more than a minimal amount).
The face concealer is a bit dry for my combo/dry outside of the T zone skin. Strangely, it still managed to disappear within a few hours of application (yes, I did powder over it). I can only imagine it would have gone a lot faster had my skin been oily.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Wonderful product. It does work best with the LM recommended brush. Stays put for a long time. I use the secret camo more than the concealer; it's nice to have both.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is fantastic for covering undereye dark circles. I have this in shade 1 (the lightest one) WARNING: I made the huge mistake of pressing my concealer brush into the yellow side which is really firm and then I applied the same pressure on the other (pink) side, which to my surprise I found to be really soft and went everywhere.
This concealer has a phenomenal amount of pigment and a little goes a very long way! This is pricy but will last a very long time. It is ten hours sleep in a compact!