Dark circles instantly give away when one had a short night’s sleep and nobody subscribed for a pair of those, right? Luckily someone invented the concept of a concealer that erases unwanted evidence off our faces – genius person that is. Finding a good one is however a whole other story. Nothing seems to be good enough and we’re never really satisfied, at least I never was.
I’ve gone through heaps of concealers that have received their nod of approval widely in the blogosphere, and so far I’ve liked the Nars Creamy Concealer best, but it wasn’t the one. When my skin is feeling really dry, it has the tendency to cake up and cling to dry patches which is not a good look. When I was in Venice I jumped up and down for joy when my eyes met SEPHORA and I happily came home with Marc Jacobs The Remedy Concealer Pen.
I’ve been wanting to invest in a new corrector to counteract the dark purple-ish tones under my eyes so the discovery of Marc Jacobs The Remedy Concealer Pen couldn’t have come at a better timing. It comes in 9 shades which includes a universal brightening (Bright Idea) and correcting (Sand) shade. Experience has taught me that peachy shades cancels out my dark circles best, and so I went with the shade 01 Bright Idea.
Let’s get the raving started: A clicking pen that dispenses the product through a patented palladium tip which feels bloomin’ good onto the skin. It’s great for those that wake up with puffy eyes as it feels very cooling and refreshing with no discomfort whatsoever. It also has a transparant strip which reveals how much product is left, genius. Every packaging should have one of these — no more unexpected empty bottles.
The product itself brightens the complexion whilst concealing dark circles thanks to its peach undertones. Texture-wise it’s very light, almost liquidy, which blends in beautifully. There’s no unexpected cakiness or creasing during the day which is rather an exception if you ask me.
A few side notes to keep in mind: I had a hard time dispensing the desired amount at first but somehow I’m good now. On the other hand, it looks like I’m going very quickly through this. I don’t know if it’s because I’m that obsessed or if it’s down to the scarce product amount? Well, what I can tell you is this: If it really is due to overexcitement, I can guarantee you that it always looks flawless and very natural. And otherwise, I will have to repurchase it soon. End of story.
A corrector however begs for a concealer to be applied on top. My concealer of choice is [obviously] the Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in shade 2 which is a concealer and highlighter hybrid with added skincare benefits – Can it get any better?
It’s a twist concealer pen that dispenses the product slightly more controllably than the previous mentioned one, via a soft synthetic brush. It has equally a light and creamy texture that blends in like a dream. It contains light reflecting particles that gives your face an inexpensive facelift by lifting your eye area which makes you instantly look right awake. The formula is very hydrating, doesn’t cling to dry patches, and doesn’t settle in fine lines.
These two concealers seem to compliment each other remarkably well. They don’t perform as well separately, but when paired together, they conquer the world. I normally never layer concealers but I most certainly don’t mind the extra time spent on these two babies. I’ve never been this pleased with the way how my under-eye looks. It’s suitable for a no make-up make-up look because it instantly perks you up without even knowing it’s there. This is what you get when you combine the best of both worlds.