Today I have a review for of laura mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1.
I was first exposed to this product via the very talented Lisa Eldridge when I saw it in one of her makeup tutorials. I have been looking for the perfect colours in both a concealer and foundation for some time. I felt like I had a breakthrough with Secret Camouflage since I could combine the colours to make a colour to match me. I only used this to cover up blemishes as I use a light-reflective concealer for my dark circles. I really hesitated buying this for months but I finally took the plunge a few weeks back. Now for some pictures and the review:
Box and packaging
After a couple of uses
Swatches and the colours blended (with flash)
Ingredients: Diethylene Glycol, Diethylhexanoate/Diisononanoate, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), Polymethyl Methacrylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba), Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Myristate, Oleth-10, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Water (Aqua), Silica, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Honey Extract (Mel), Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrapeptide-14, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
What I Like:
- There are 2 colours for customizable coverage
- Nice packaging
- Portable and easy to use on the go
What I Don’t Like:
- Hard to get product out of the package
- Difficult to apply
- Colours did not work for me
Overall did this live up to my hopes and expectations? In short, no. This is a wax based product so you do have to warm it up a bit on the back of your hand before application. I found it very difficult to remove the product from the package. I didn’t want to dig into the product with the back of a makeup brush for fear of wasting the product. However I never got enough when using my fingers so I would always have to keep going back for more. Finally the end of the day the colours aren’t right for me either so this is a pass. I might have put up with more if the colours worked for me since I typically have a hard time finding products that match my skin tone.
I purchased this at Sephora for $35 CDN.
What do you think? Have you ever tried this product? Do you use concealer on a daily basis?