The mineral foundation from Bare Minerals is one of the most revolutionary and iconic items of makeup to have hit beauty counters around the world, so their expertise in skincare and makeup that’s good for you is pretty much second-to-none. I’m a big fan of so many of their products, so these new concealers have had me jumping for joy. Adding to their portfolio of exceptional and radiant makeup, these three concealers and highlighters each serve a specific purpose while complimenting the effects on skin. There’s a correcting concealer, stroke of light concealer and a well-rested face and eye brightener on offer, all of which are gratefully received during my sleep deprived October. Concealer is a huge part of my makeup routine as I’m always after something covering, brightening and smoothing without the cakey look or greasy feel – something that’s much harder to find that you’d imagine!
The ‘Stroke of Light’ concealer ‘immediately brightens the eye area and diffuses dark shadows while reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles over time. The illuminating tint blends seamlessly to conceal imperfections for a refreshed, radiant, even-toned look.’ The consistency is perfect for dabbing under eyes – thick enough to cover dark circles, light enough to blend in and the illuminating particles really help to brighten the otherwise dull under eye area. You need such a little amount of this too that the tube lasts for ages, while the thin and precise applicator aids blending and gets the right amount of concealer on to skin. The ‘Well Rested’ face and eye brightener ‘instantly brightens and revives a lack-luster complexion. It Contains light- reflecting minerals to even skin tone while improving skin radiance and visibly minimizing dark spots and discolourations over time.’ Understandably I’m going to compare this to YSL’s Touche Eclat due to its highlighting and brightening properties, but it really does stand up alone. The colour of this is almost like a pearlescent cream, rather than skin tone, so it’s only meant to highlight rather than cover. I love using this on top of the concealer when I’m extra tired and has everyone fooled into thinking I slept like a baby. The formula is light, airy and very easily absorbed so under-eye bags don’t feel heavy.
The final concealer in the range is the ‘Correcting’ concealer, which ‘combines SPF protection with superior, lightweight coverage that blends seamlessly to conceal blemishes, dark under-eye circles and other skin imperfections all day long. More than a concealer, it also works to decrease the appearance of dark spots and discolourations for a radiant, even-toned complexion.’ There’s a lot of promise in this product, and although the formula is light and easy to apply, I just didn’t feel like it was heavy or covering enough for blemishes. On a good day it worked well under eyes or on slight red patches, but there’s not enough hold to really cover big blemishes or pimples. I like my concealers practically industrial strength, so I’d only recommend this if you like a lighter formula or don’t have too many imperfections to hide. The other two are soon to be inducted into my concealer hall of fame though, so I’d thoroughly suggest checking them out if you’re in the market for some late-night-coverage.
Available through ASOS, the Bare Minerals site, instore and in boutiques.