When I hauled this product from Nordstrom in October last year, numerous of you expressed rate of interest in seeing a evaluation of this, so I prioritized it to test out.
And 4 months later, right here we are! This is as fast as I can get, ok?
The Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer has been a long time lemming of mine. It’s expected to be The Concealer to end All Concealers. So numerous people rave about it. The evaluations specified that this concealer can both cover blemishes, hide redness as well as carry out remarkably on the under eye area – no little accomplishment for a stick concealer.
First, let’s get this out of the way. This concealer is expensive. It cost me C$88 ($70 USD). This is much more than I’d like to pay for a foundation or deal with powder, let alone a bit concealer. But, if it was going to be The One, I was prepared to entertain the price.
The concealer is offered in 6 shades:
I have the shade Beige.
Clé de Peau Beauté states:
A perennial makeup artist favorite, Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer is extremely editorialized as well as continues to win major awards year-after-year. blends sublimely to skillfully conceal dark circles, areas as well as imperfections. High performance powders guarantee perfect skin in any type of light, offering maximum protection with a smooth, even surface that does not crease.
I was with a bit of reverence that I opened the box. My very first impressions of the concealer: it truly does feel luxurious. The tube has a good weight – it’s made from metal – as well as looks extremely upscale with gold lettering as well as a royal navy domed cap.
The colour match is not ideal for me – the SA did test both Almond (too ashy) as well as Ochre (too yellow as well as dark) so beige was the very best match. I’d state it’s about 85% match however it’s a bit dark as well as peachier than my skin tone. however the peachiness under the eye isn’t necessarily a poor thing. I likewise noted that it does not oxidize.
To test the concealer thoroughly, I utilized it under my eyes (conceal dark circles), around my nose (conceal redness) as well as on my chin (conceal pigmentation, blemishes). It applies quickly to all areas – it’s creamy, smooth as well as blends well on the skin. in spite of my hesitation, it does carry out well under the eyes without settling into fine lines or making the area look dry. I choose using is just on top of moisturizer – no corrector or primer. However, it does autumn short in a number of essential areas: it’s not high protection as declared – I’d state it’s a solid medium protection in terms of pigmentation. It likewise fades with the day – I certainly notice my under eye circles as well as areas peeking with by midday.
No evaluation would be total without a comparison on my blog! Here’s exactly how the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer compares against other stick concealers in my stash:
L to R:
• Vichy DermaBlend Ultra Corrective cream Stick foundation in Opal 12 (~$30)
• KATE Stick Concealer in natural beige ($12.50)
• Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Light medium 003 ($15)
• Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in beige ($88)
• MAC Matchmaster Concealer in #1.0 ($26)
The black lines were made utilizing the Heroine Make Smooth liquid eyeliner in black. I did 2 passes with each concealer on top.
I primarily included the Vichy stick foundation to show the extreme end of protection – that sucker can cover tattoos without breaking a sweat! It was not by mishap that I organized the concealers in this purchase – from delegated best the concealer protection decreases, ie. left is many opaque, best is many sheer. Here’s exactly how I rate them against each other:
The Clé de Peau is less pigmented than the KATE as well as the Revlon – all 3 used smoothly as well as felt relatively similar on the skin. One thing that the Clé de Peau excels at is that it can be used on top of makeup to touch up without appearing like a cakey mess. From my stash, the only other concealer that can do this well is the MAC Matchmaster – this is why I keep that concealer in my makeup bag at work for emergency touch ups.
Another point that is commonly mentioned it that the Clé de Peau Concealer includes a great deal of product – 5g versus the typical ~3g. even if I worked out the per gram price, the Clé de Peau Concealer is pricier:
It is made in Japan as well as the component listing is as follows:
Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cyclomethicone, Mica, Kaolin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Glycerin, Barium Sulfate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Peg-10 Dimethicone, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Water (Aqua), synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-5,Tocopherol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Aluminium Distearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxysilyethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis leaf Extract, Prunus Speciosa leaf Extract, BHT.
So you ask, is this worth $88? No, it’s not. Not to me. There’s absolutely nothing about its formula, colour, coverage, finish, or long lasting power that makes it worth $88 in my opinion. It’s not 3 times much better than the MAC. It’s certainly not 7 times much better than the KATE or Revlon. In fact, my top suggestions from all of the concealers shown are the KATE as well as Revlon (their formulas are similar to every other – see my evaluation of the KATE concealer here) as well as outperform the Clé de Peau in all aspects. The Clé de Peau Concealer may be great for somebody who doesn’t requirement a great deal of protection as well as have drier skin. as well as money to burn.
• Creamy consistency, simple to blend
• Not drying
• Does not work out into fine lines
• Does not oxidize
• great for touching up, does not cling to dry patches
• smooth looking metal tube
• Not high coverage
• Not long lasting
• restricted colour range
• costly / overpriced
Stash worthiness: 7/10
I’ve been using this concealer about twice a week for the past 4 months as well as this is exactly how much I’ve used. This concealer will last me a long time. I’ll likely put this in my makeup bag to utilize for touching up when I surface my MAC Matchmaster concealer.
In the end, while the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer is a great stick concealer, however it’s not my HG. I don’t regret purchasing it – I’ve now “gotten it out of my system”, so to speak. I’d state that in my charm discoveries over the years, I’ve only discovered a handful of products where the high-end products couldn’t be matched – I’ll do a publish on them one of these days. have you tried high-end makeup that haven’t lived as much as the lofty expectations?
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