I am addicted concealer – did I tell you? I think I need to do a concealer special soon, what do you think?
The Lise Watier concealer wheel caught my eye. It looks like Lise Waiter – as in ‘would you like salad with that’, waiter.
Something about Lise Waiter I find off putting. She’s like the cagey cousin you have, the one that always looks impeccible and never swears or does anything bad – she’s the one your aunts and uncle rave about, the one who has never dyed her hair in her life and is far too dainty for her own good. You are suspicious of her because she sneers at you when no one else is looking, when you are trying to pick you nose.
But I digress.
This little darling is hard to get hold of – it’s Canadian, you see!
I have relatives in Canada, but I can’t ask them to go and buy me make up. Tell me, what use if a relative overseas if they can’t send you cosmetics?
Here is the concealer wheel:
Check it! You get 5 colours!
In case you are colour blind:
Mine came with cracks in it!:
You get a guide with the concealer wheel –
Redness: Green + Ivory (for pale skin)
Green + Ivory + Beige (for medium skin tones)
Green + Beige (for tan skin)
Green + Beige + Brown (for darker skin tones)
Under-eye circles: Lavender + Brown (for brown circles)
Beige (for blue circles)
Green + Ivory + Beige (for mauve circles [with more red])
I used it for my under eye circles:
So this concealer….first off its hard to get. I had to find mine from a seller in Canada and it worked out a lot with the current exchange rate etc, about £35. But I had lusted after it for so long…
And it is a GOOD concealer. It’s super thick and will cover any blemishes I’m sure. But it has a problem, the problem I find with all heavy duty concealers that are thick as anything – its TOO dry, its TOO cakey.
Yes I could stand there with a hairdryer and warm it up. I could tuck it under my armpit and wait for it to warm up in the morning, whilst I have a brew. Or – you could make a concealer that doesn’t feel like tar.
Warmed up this concealer is excellent for the face. Under the eye? Forget it. You have to drag drag drag, which is NOT good or the under eye area. Secondly, its dry and cakey and it settles quickly into any creases you have.
As for all the colour options – its good fun to use I have to say but to be honest – who can be bothered? A good skin toned concealer (perhaps a shade for your face, slightly lighter for under your eye) is more than enough.
Who sits there with a blemish in the morning, going, ‘I see my blemish is pink with a slight hue of purple. I shall dab this with a dot of lilac, then a sweep of green, and to top it off some beige’. This is my train of though in the morning –
CRAP! It’s a spot! Why, god why….oh…er….where’s the concealer…dab dab dab…..rub rub rub…pat pat pat….DONE!
If you want a better thick concealer that covers, use RMK’s. It’s thick (not for under the eyes) but it always retains a slight creamyness – it doesn’t just dry up like nobody’s business.
For under the eyes, RMK liquid concealer is good, but so is IPSA, Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Concealer, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer….
For everything, Cle De Peau is a good bet
But this concealer wheel is just TOO MUCH WORK. And it cost too much too. HMPH!