Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer SPF 20 Review & Swatches
Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer ($20) is the first cream concealer from the brand. This is launched in an eight shade selection and not only has a perfectly creamy texture but also boasts a wonderful SPF 20.
It’s such a rarity that eye creams and concealers contain SPF so this is a nice, refreshing change.
Let’s take a look!
Interestingly enough the SPF in the formulas hasn’t morphed the formula. It’s not oily or greasy nor does it slide around the eye cream which was what I was expected due to the sun protection.
It is however, a thick, creamy concealer with a nicely hydrating finish. It does run on the thicker side so I do suggest application with a concealer brush so you can slowly build color up without over doing it thus resulting in creasing. I find too much application of any concealer with fingers or a brush will result in creasing into fine lines so do work with a brush for a lighter more airbrushed appearance.
This will easily hide dark circles, puffiness, finer lines, and other under eye issues. If you’re like me and suffer from tired looking eyes this will create a brighter more awake appearance. It’s one reason I really love it.
I find it’s very lightweight when applied correctly and melds beautifully with skin creating an airbrushed appearance. It does take a little practice to get it looking this fresh as the thicker, creamier texture is a little intimidating at first but I will say it is thinner than Bobbi Brown Concealer. I love Bobbi’s version but I think Bare Minerals improves on that formula with an easier to apply formulation.
It supposedly contains lemon peel extract that works to visibly brighten skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolorations over time. I’ve only been using it a month or so and can’t speak for any visibly brightening of darkness. I will say it does give my eyes a very fresh and brighter look when it is on.
Light 1, Medium 1, Medium 2, and Tan
I didn’t have issues with fading. This wore straight for eight hours with proper prepping and priming. I also didn’t have problems with it creasing into my finer lines. Again, you do have to practice with it a little bit to get the best technique and amount down to avoid any creasing issues.
Overall, I really liked it. If you like thicker concealers on par with Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown, this is a cheaper alternative with a good quality formula that contains medium to full coverage color pay off to conceal smaller or larger issues under eyes or on face. I liked it a lot. I do caution you though about application as it does have a slight learning curve and could prove a little disappointing your first try with it if you’re a bit heavy handed.
An excellently formulated concealer from a company who’s spent far to long with powder!
I think my reader’s with more mature eyes will like this one as much as I did. It’s not there yet but I can see it joining the ranks of HG (holy grail) concealers.
Do share your thoughts on it.
Available now at all Bare Escentuals Boutiques as well as favorite retails like Sephora or online at www.bareescentuals.com