''Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many''
Anyway, with age in mind, now would seem like the appropriate time to mention Clarins Instant Concealer and preferably before I'm caught attempting to write this product review on my deathbed. I've been using the concealer for over three months, ever since receiving an email from a nearby department store letting me know they had it in stock (the hunt was real). I was tempted to review it within a week of using it, however thought better of that when I realised it'd be a far better test to see how the concealer fared with the varying quality of my skin over a three month period.
After having remained loyal to Estée Lauder's Double-Wear Concealer for over a year, I began to question why after noticing it would crack and age my skin quite drastically after just a few hours. The Instant Concealer by Clarins is marketed as a 'fatigue-fighting, smoothing and long-wearing concealer'. With this in mind, I placed both intrigue and hope in Clarins' concealer as I have always loved makeup that enhances natural features as opposed to covering them entirely. The product's claim of 'masking the colour of dark circles while restoring the skin's natural tone' is entirely truthful, no matter how little sleep I've managed to get or how busy I've been, the concealer manages to make me appear bright-eyed. Take into consideration my love of late-night horror films and you can understand why I'm such a fan of the product!
Needless to say, concealer isn't for dark circles alone. On the occasions when I had a few spots appear on my chin here and there, I found the Instant Concealer covered them up far more effectively than any other concealer I've tried before. Speaking as someone who used to suffer from acne, if you're really uncomfortable with your skin, take a trip to your doctor to see what tablets/gels could be available to you ( it's very much a case of 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'). However, if it's simply a matter of a pesky spot here and there, you have got to try Clarins Instant Concealer!
One more thing before I go and finish off my birthday cake.. speaking as a pale girl, if you're pale and struggling to find a concealer that doesn't draw attention to where you've used it, this is a total godsend - I use shade 01.
|Shade 01 Clarins Instant Concealer applied to right-hand side of bare arm|