5 years ago
Figuring out how to use this was a bit of a struggle for me, but after learning to use it properly I can get really good results. I have the shade Undercover 2, which has a very yellow shade of Secret Camoflage and a very peach Secret Concealer. At first I tried mixing the two shades prior to application, which didn't work at all. What does work is applying a thin layer of the camouflage, blending it well, and then putting a thin layer of the concealer over it and blending that well. Setting powder is a must, as the concealer has quite a creamy texture, and creases into lines easily. I find that this combination almost completely erases the deep purple and greenish discolorations I have under and around my eyes. However, I would not repurchase this. I would buy the Secret Camoflage on its own, but the concealer here is just too creamy for me. I have started using just the camouflage and then covering that with a peachy shade (NW20) of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, and am thrilled with the results. The same elimination of discoloration, but the MAC concealer sets and needs minimal powder with no creasing or cakey look to it. I have not used this anywhere else on my face, just around my eyes. I really can't see it working anywhere else, because I don't need the same kind of color correction in other places. I do have the Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer, as well. I find that I get slightly better color correction from Laura Mercier's Secret Camoflage. The Corrector shade I was advised to use is Light Bisque, which is very pink. With my discolorations being purple and green, I just find that the yellow of the Camoflage covers them better. I have the same texture issue with the Bobbi Brown Concealer that I have with the Laura Mercier, however: too creamy, too much creasing. I also find that the Bobbi Brown Concealer is too orange for me; the slightly pinkier tone of the Laura Mercier was better. All in all, I think Undercover can be a great product for covering dark circles, especially if you are willing to experiment a little with how you apply it. I think it is ultimately a matter of what colors you need to correct and what textures you are comfortable with though, so I am not convinced that this is absolutely the best product out there.
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