If you’re not reading Lara Ramos at The Glossarie, you should be. I find her endorsements and reviews to be some of the most accurate and reliable on the Web. But every now and again, I try a product that she loved and just don’t fall hard for it. Such is the case with RMS Beauty Uncover Up ($36).
Because I have acne and dark under eye circles, the promise of a concealer that blends flawlessly and isn’t heavy drew me in like a teenage girl to a red velvet cupcake. But it wasn’t to be.
Applying the concealer was a bit of a challenge, it felt a bit dry and it took a lot of work to blend it in well. But even then, it seemed to crease and feather easily. Bummer.
The one good thing I can say about the product is that if you have a tough time finding a concealer that matches your skin tone exactly, this may be the concealer for you. I’ve had multiple friends and readers tell me that they’ve never had a concealer that disappears into their skin so seamlessly.
For my money, the two concealers that I.cannot.live.without are Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($30) and Benefit Erase Paste ($26).
And depending on what you’re trying to cover, I find that the Laura Mercier Camouflaging brushes are the VERY BEST. This one is for acne, broken capillaries, etc., and this one is for under eyes and smoothing out uneven tone. For real, these brushes will turn an amateur into a skilled hand.
Cle de Peau is by far the best concealer on the market. It has been fantastic for this new mom.
lara / the glossarie. says:
thank you for the sweet endorsement! sorry to hear the rms uncover up wasn't for you – such is the challenge with beauty blogging. (oh, and i'm definitely adding those laura mercier brushes to my list!)
I second Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge. I tried Cle de Peau before my wedding and was disappointed by the texture — I could never get it to blend as well as LM's. I agree that te LM brush is magic. I find a good pressed powder makes a difference, too, especially in the case of acne and acne scars. I use Nars (in what seems to be the most difficult shade to find) but would love to hear other recommendations.
Belle- I too have terrible dark circles under my eyes- which concealer of the two do you think is best? I have tried many things including just brushing foundation under my eyes to try to get rid of the dark circles- nothing seems to really work. I'd love to hear which concealer or if you use both how? I love your blog and your posts never seem to fail me!!
Erase Paste, set it with a little translucent powder.
I also have dark circles and very dry, fair skin. Erase Paste has been the best concealer I've used thus far. One trick I've discovered thanks to Sephora sales associates and youtube beauty bloggers is to take the concealer all the way down the side of your nose and to the outer corner of your eye to form a triangle. It really brightens my eyes.