|Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer|
We vacationed this year towards the tail end of a very long winter. By the time we left, I thought I looked wan and wiped. I made a trip to Sephora expressly to find a concealer that would cover and brighten my fatigued looking under eyes.
Laura Mercier has always enjoyed a good rep, particularly for her concealers. Feeling a wee desperate, I tried out her High Coverage Concealer while in the store. I was amazed how instantly refreshed I looked. I purchased it imagining how deeply rested I would soon appear, just a few days into my vacation.
I was convinced I stumbled onto my next DivaDebbi Holy Grail product...wrong. Me being me, I fortunately had a spare packed.
I don't think it was just the warmer climate--this concealer is so thick, you practically need pliers to get it out of the tube. Within an hour or two of wear it congealed under my eyes and anything that may have blown by seemed to adhere to it. If this is how High Coverage Concealer works, I think we may be better off without it.
Back to Sephora it went....
I'm not a huge magazine reader anymore, but I will take the time to peruse them while getting mani and pedi's. My first look see is always the beauty pages.
Fortuitously, Sandy Linter, Lancome's "Beauty at Any Age" spokesperson, was weighing in on her preferred concealer weight. Sandy, is an icon in the beauty world, having worked as an artist for 4 decades and performing her magic tricks on early Supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs.
Sandy's tack is the exact opposite; she recommends going as sheer as you can, while still receiving your desired results. Hmmm...why not? The opposite tack certainly proved to be the wrong approach.
CVS is just above Cozy Nails, so with that thought still burning in my brain, I decided to stalk the aisles to see what might fit the bill.