Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye is an exciting new concealer that launched recently to the permanent Laura Mercier Collection.
Available in twelve shades the new Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye not only acts as a concealer but has a soothing formula that features honey and vitamin E. Apparently it acts to brighten dark circles while depuffing and offering coverage as well as protecting against environmental stressors.
I was excited that Laura decided to launch a new concealer because she already has an extensive collection of excellent concealers that already work well. So a new addition that offered even more coverage was terribly appealing.
Unfortunately Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye is horribly dry. This is a super thick textured concealer that I had a heck of a time squeezing out of the tube! I imagine oily eyes might just find this consistency a hit but under my drier eyes it creates an absolute mess.
I felt like the formula might have gone off for some reason as it seemed like a product that maybe I had forgotten to put the cap on, left out for the night, and it hardened. I have to put a lot of pressure on the tube to squeeze a very small amount out. It wasn’t a fluke though as I purchased three shades and all three shades had the same dense, dry formula. It does indeed have a fairly great pigmentation however, it’s so dry that it proves impossible for me to apply correctly. I tugged quite a bit while applying this! I tried thinning it out with a concealer brush and this helps a little bit but even during the blending process I found myself tugging to get it into place correctly. The matte finish doesn’t crease once I got it applied but it does look rather cakey under my drier eyes. If you have aging eyes, finer lines, or heavy lines it’s going to be pure trouble to apply correctly or even wear for that matter as it ages eyes a fair bit due to the thickness of the formula.
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye Shade 1 Swatches
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye Shade 1.5 Swatches
Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye Shade 3.5 Swatches
I was shocked to say the least as Laura Mercier has excelled at creating some excellent concealer. Yes, it’s highly pigmented and great coverage however, this is a poor design for the under eye area. Oily eyes with absolutely no lines might find the texture agreeable although I even question that. A majority of us are going to find this is hard to blend, feel it looks cakey, and just doesn’t have any great benefits aside from the full coverage it offers but full coverage shouldn’t mean we have to settle for a dry, dense, cakey formula.
This one is a sad skip.
Sorry Laura Mercier! Love your concealers but High Coverage Concealer for Under Eye is the type of product I have nightmares about.
Available now on counter.