A couple of weeks ago in this post I mentioned I bought a tube of Cle de Peau full coverage stick concealer in the states when I was on holidays there in May. I had been wanting to purchase it for years after hearing celebrities and their makeup artists rant and rave about it but the hefty price tag ($70.00!) and the fact that I couldn't acquire it locally dissuaded me from taking the plunge. But, during my trip I came upon a Nordstrom's in Scottsdale and decided to suck it up and buy it to see what the hype was all about. Who cares if I couldn't go out for dinner and drinks that same night because I was now broke?? If it made my purply/dark under-eye circles completely disappear than it was DAMN WELL WORTH IT!!
Here's a swatch. The woman at the counter chose 'Ivory' for me, which is the lightest of the four shades they carry. The concealer is very creamy. She suggested warming it up with my finger for about 10 seconds before applying it.
I used GM Collin eye cream underneath. I live in an extremely dry climate so I have to wear a hydrating eye cream every day. That's probably why it looks a little wet in the photo on the right.
I compared Cle de Peau to MAC Pro Longwear which is what I normally use. You can see Cle de Peau gives a bit more coverage than the MAC concealer.
So what do I think? Cle de Peau's concealer gives me great coverage and lasts longer than others I've tried in the past. It stays on ALL day, blends easily, melts into the skin, and successfully covers up dark circles, blemishes and imperfections. (Bet you couldn't tell I had a couple of zits on my forehead in the above photo! Or maybe you could?) A little goes a long way, the amount of concealer that comes in a tube will last me at least six months. The con's: It's expensive at $70.00 a pop, it can look a bit cakey, it seeps into my fine lines (but I find all concealers do, even with a primer) and did I mention it's $70.00?! Would I buy it again? I prefer a liquid concealer, like MAC Pro Longwear because I find they're easier to apply. (Plus Pro Longwear is more than $50.00 cheaper!) Cle de Peau didn't make my dark circles magically disappear like I hoped it would but it did do a nice job concealing them which is what a concealer is supposed to do. I found it gave me the best coverage and stayed put the longest out of any concealer I have ever used. So yes, if I could afford it every once in awhile and I could purchase this concealer in my province I would buy it again!
Have you tried Cle de Peau concealer? Which concealer do you use?
Have a great weekend everyone! I'm off to the mountains tonight for a much-needed mini vacation! I'll be back in a few days. If I survive our white water rafting trip.Wish me luck!
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