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Price: £20 for 2.7ml

Shades: 12

Blurb: Makeup artists in our L.A. photo studio call this new concealer a magic wand because it makes any skin imperfection disappear—and stays put for 24 hours. Waterproof and moisturising, the creamy formula blends flawlessly without creasing, caking or settling. Forget about midday touch-ups or makeup fatigue.  It’s time to be full-on flawless.

Claims:

  • No settling, creasing, caking or streaking
  • Medium-to-full buildable coverage
  • Light-diffusing spheres blur imperfections
  • Sweat, humidity & transfer-resistant; oil-free

IngredientsDimethicone , Isododecane , Dimethicone Silylate , Phenyl Trimethicone , Silica , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Lecithin , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (LICORICE) Root Extract , Cucumis Sativus (CUCUMBER) Fruit Extract , Pyrus Malus (APPLE) Fruit Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Bisabolol , Peg-10 Dimethicone , Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Water\Aqua\Eau , Propylene Carbonate , Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate , Sorbitan Sesquioleate , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Polymethylsilsesquioxane , Hydrogenated Polydecene , Caprylyl Glycol , Butylene Glycol , Linoleic Acid , Glycyrrhetinic Acid , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491) , Iron Oxides (CI 77492) , Iron Oxides (CI 77499)]

Purchased/ gratis sample: Purchased

Available: Smashbox online, Boots online and in store nationwide


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My tuppence

Here’s how it performed on my dark circles without colour corrector underneath. Overall not bad. The dark circles are less noticeable but to make them fully disappear I do need to use colour corrector underneath. For people with less severe dark circles, then this concealer will definitely do the job.

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Pros:

  • Great shade match – even when not wearing full face make-up.
  • Medium to full cover – covers well even without colour corrector. For a perfect finish, I do need colour corrector to cover my dark circles but for the purposes of this review I went without so you could see the true performance of the concealer on its’ own
  • Didn’t oxidise
  • Long-wearing
  • Genuinely is humidity resistant – I tried this out on the hottest day of the UK summer and it held its’ own when the rest of my make-up faded away.

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Cons:

  • £20 is a bit steep for only 2.7ml
  • Very yellow toned. This works well on my skin but for paler skin tones may run a little too yellow.
  • ‘No settling’ isn’t really a valid claim. Concealers settle due to the application technique of the wearer and more importantly, due to the condition of the skin around the eyes of the wearer.

 

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Other features

  • Standard doe-foot applicator
  • Clear glass tube so you can see how much is left.

 

Verdict

Though it is a little pricey, it is a very good quality, long-lasting concealer that suits yellow-toned skin. I will be using this as my regular concealer as it performs better than other liquid concealers I’ve tried. It is a much better skin match for me than the Bobbi Brown or MAC ranges, and is infinitely better than anything in drugstores, who are notoriously poor in providing options for global skin tones. If Smashbox had a pro discount, I’d buy up all the deeper shades for my kit for sure. So… if you hadn’t guessed, this concealer gets a resounding YES from me.

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