Usually I am quick to mention that there is no “one best product” when it comes to makeup because there is soooo much out there and each of us is unique in what she prefers and is looking for. Compared to our grandmothers’ or even our mothers’ day, we have exponentially more choice available to us for every single type of beautifier you could ever dream up and many beyond your wildest imaginings.
For that reason I would rarely ever say that a certain brand’s item is hands down superior to everything else out there.
But there is one exception and it’s a concealer. Specifically it’s this concealer – Cle de Peau Concealer SPF 25.
Now, why would I say this one concealer is the best on the market? Because it just is. Long a cult favorite with makeup artists and beauty junkies, and winner of a multitude of beauty awards, this formulation has some kind of alchemy, because when you put it on your dark circles and blend it in, not only do the dark circles disappear but your whole eye area looks perfectly lit, hydrated, smooth and dare I say perfect. It also perfectly covers large pores, discolorations and anything else you might wish concealed from view. Did I mention it’s packed with skin care benefits as well?
I’ve often read how makeup artists have been forced to stock up on these sticks in their cases because when they use it on their celebrity clients the clients demand the entire tube as soon as they look in the mirror. There’s just something about the texture and the way it covers that no one else has been able to duplicate.
As far as I can tell, there are only two downsides to this product. One is that it only comes in six skin tones, leaving a huge market unserved. The other is the price. At $70 per tube it is super pricey compared to everything else. But a single tube will last you a really long time because you only need a tiny little bit. I think my tube is now in its second year of daily use, but I only ever use it under my eyes, not all over my face.
Sometimes there are products that have a huge hype that turns out to be overinflated, but in the case of Cle de Peau Concealer, the hype is completely justified. If it matches your skin tone and you can deal with the price tag, I think you will agree that it’s the best concealer you’ve ever used.
Barbara Wayman, APR
BlueTree Media, LLC